1795 Handwritten Japanese Tokugawa Edo SECRET Shogunate Samurai Illustrated 4v

YAMON, Kikuchi

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An interesting 18th century Edo woodblock-print of ‘Ryūeihikan’ written by Yamon Kikuchi during the Kyoho period. This book is an original description of the year-round rituals of the Edo Shogunate including the style of the palace, events, ancient traditions, laws and regulations of the samurai, origins of the Mitsuha Aoi crest, and much more. This book was used as a reference work by the shogunate and was not distributed to the public, as such, the original manuscript is rarely found outside of government and museum collections.

 

This rare undated edition is written in the typical column handwritten format with excellent color illustrations throughout!

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1795 Handwritten Japanese Tokugawa Edo SECRET Shogunate Samurai Illustrated 4v

 

An interesting 18th century Edo woodblock-print of ‘Ryūeihikan’ written by Yamon Kikuchi during the Kyoho period. This book is an original description of the year-round rituals of the Edo Shogunate including the style of the palace, events, ancient traditions, laws and regulations of the samurai, origins of the Mitsuha Aoi crest, and much more. This book was used as a reference work by the shogunate and was not distributed to the public, as such, the original manuscript is rarely found outside of government and museum collections.

 

This rare undated edition is written in the typical column handwritten format with excellent color illustrations throughout!

 

Item number: #15944

Price: $950

 

YAMON, Kikuchi

 

 The Shogunate Secret Book (Ryūeihikan) 柳営秘鑑(りゅうえいひかん)

 

Edo: Kansei 7 [1795].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 8 volumes in 4 tomes
    • Illustrated throughout
  • References: Hitotsubashi University Library;
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm)
  • Very rare

 

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15944

Category

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

YAMON, Kikuchi

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete