|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 1|
|Size:||24.4 x 16.3 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1814 in Nagoya by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō, whose firm name was Tōhekidō. This is a later impression of great print quality by publisher Yoshikawa Hanshichi of the third edition released by Eirakuya Tōshirō in 1828.
Orange book cover with embossed Chinese pattern.
Title printed in red on a white slip on the book cover:
|一||itsu||one||one year old again|
This is the title page of the third edition of Volume 1 of the Hokusai manga:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
On the right of the page is the publication date:
|戊||tsuchinoe*)||5th calendar sign|
|春||haru||spring||Reprint of Bunsei,|
|再||sai||again||year of the rat (i.e., 1828),|
and the firm name of the publisher is on the left:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of the original edition of Volume 1 of the Hokusai manga are shown on the website of the London British Museum here, as well as in the book by Forrer (2014) containing photographic reproductions of all fifteen Hokusai manga volumes, including explanations of each image in French.
Provenance: Yagiya Bobongua store
*) Tsuchinoe combines tsuchi (earth, one of the five elements) and e (yang).