fukurotoji-bon; text in ink, illustrations in ink, color, gold and silver and gold leaf on paper; covers dark-blue paper decorated in gold pigment with flower sprays and bands of mist and with flecks of gold leaf and with rectangular gold-decorated orange title slips inscribed in black ink; inside covers applied with silver leaf stamped with chrysanthemum florets on a thunderbolt ground (only inside back cover on Vol. II); sewn with brown thread; covers worn toward spines and edges, worming, creases, extensive tears back cover Vol. II, inside covers discolored at edges, random stains, spots, soil, losses to gold foil, corner cut Vol. II" /> ANONYMOUS, 18th century [Nara <I>ehon</I>]: <I>Shijira</I> [<I>Hamaguri no soshi</I>, "The Tale of the Clam"]; 2 vols. (6½ x 9½in.; 16.6 x 24.1cm.); <I>fukurotoji-bon</I>; text in ink, illustrations in ink, color, gold and silver and gold leaf on paper; covers dark-blue paper decorated in gold pigment with flower sprays and bands of mist and with flecks of gold leaf and with rectangular gold-decorated orange title slips inscribed in black ink; inside covers applied with silver leaf stamped with chrysanthemum florets on a thunderbolt ground (only inside back cover on Vol. II); sewn with brown thread; covers worn toward spines and edges, worming, creases, extensive tears back cover Vol. II, inside covers discolored at edges, random stains, spots, soil, losses to gold foil, corner cut Vol. II | Christie's