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    Sale 7582

    Japanese Art and Design

    14 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 360

    Eiga Monogatari [Tales of Glory]

    EDO PERIOD (SEVENTEENTH CENTURY)

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    Eiga Monogatari [Tales of Glory]
    Edo Period (Seventeenth Century)
    Eight woodblock monochrome-printed books bound in fukurotoji style, with occasional annotations in red ink and numerous illustrations
    Each 27.3 x 19.3cm. (8)


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    A historical narrative originally written in the 11th century, Eiga monogatari deals principally with the career of the great nobleman Fujiwara no Michinaga (966-1027) under whose leadership the Fujiwara family of regents attained its greatest power and wealth. Another, perhaps slightly later, printing of this version is in the British Library, shelfmark 16052.f.21.

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