|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 12|
|Size:||24.5 x 16.0 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released around 1834 in Nagoya by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō, whose firm was called Tōhekidō. This is the third edition released by the same publisher on 1 September 1878.
Purple book cover with embossed repeated diamond shaped 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 Hokusai manga Volume 12:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
On the right of the page is the date that the blocks were cut:
|甲||kinoe*)||11th calendar sign|
|午||uma||horse||Blocks cut in Tenpō,|
|刻||koku||carve||year of the horse (i.e., 1834)|
and the firm name of the publisher is on the left:
This is the seal on the verso of the title page of this volume:
The full contents of the first edition of Volume 12 of the Hokusai manga are shown on the website of the 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.
*) Kinoe combines ki (wood, one of the five elements) and e (yang).