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    Sale 2266

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    MURASAKI SHIKIBU (act. c. 978-1030), author; ANONYMOUS, calligrapher: Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji); 54 chapters mounted in 54 vols.; fukurotoji-bon (6½ x 7¼in.; 16.5 x 18.2cm.), sewn; Edo period, 18th century; inscribed in black ink on verso and obverse leaves of buff-colored paper, in paper wrappers decorated with geometric, floral and nature designs printed in color; each front cover applied with buff paper label inscribed with chapter title; inside cover lined with gold foil; full pages of text 10 columns per page--generally good condition

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    MURASAKI SHIKIBU (act. c. 978-1030), author; ANONYMOUS, calligrapher: Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji); 54 chapters mounted in 54 vols.; fukurotoji-bon (6½ x 7¼in.; 16.5 x 18.2cm.), sewn; Edo period, 18th century; inscribed in black ink on verso and obverse leaves of buff-colored paper, in paper wrappers decorated with geometric, floral and nature designs printed in color; each front cover applied with buff paper label inscribed with chapter title; inside cover lined with gold foil; full pages of text 10 columns per page--generally good condition

    With lacquer case fitted with six interior drawers to hold the volumes and decorated on the exterior with Genji book covers, two illustrated with episodes from the Butterflies (Kocho) and First Warbler (Hatsune) chapters, others with chapter titles and on the drawers with titles of each chapter of The Tale of Genji in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji and hirame on a roiro-nuri ground, the faces of drawers in gold hiramaki-e; edges lacquered with gold butterfly and chrysanthemum crests (55)


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    Saleroom Notice

    The box size is 16 1/2 (W) x 8 1/8 (D) x 10 1/4 (H) in.