1773 Japanese PHYSIOGNOMY Face Reading Match Making Female Sensho 2v Health Test

郭西翁. 仙掌斎. Kaku Nishi Ō. Senshō toki.

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An interesting 18th century Edo woodblock-print of ‘The Test of the People’. This book is an interesting manual in reading faces for the purpose of match making. It purports to describe how to look at a face and tell whether specifically a woman will be a good fit in character and type for a man.

 

This rare 1773 edition is written in the typical column handwritten format with furigana usage for easier reading with excellent black and white illustrations throughout!

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1773 Japanese PHYSIOGNOMY Face Reading Match Making Female Sensho 2v Health Test

 

An interesting 18th century Edo woodblock-print of ‘The Test of the People’. This book is an interesting manual in reading faces for the purpose of match making. It purports to describe how to look at a face and tell whether specifically a woman will be a good fit in character and type for a man.

 

This rare 1773 edition is written in the typical column handwritten format with furigana usage for easier reading with excellent black and white illustrations throughout!

 

Item number: #15946

Price: $599

 

郭西翁. 仙掌斎.

Kaku Nishi Ō. Senshō toki.

 

The test of the people of this dynasty (honchō ninsō kō jo Aino maki’) 本朝人相考女相之巻(ほんちょうにんそうこうじょあいのまき)

 

Edo: Anei 2 [1773].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • Illustrated throughout
  • References: Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 496537;
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
  • Quite rare

 

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15946

Category

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

郭西翁. 仙掌斎. Kaku Nishi Ō. Senshō toki.

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete