- Museum number
- Object: Nihon eitai gura 日本永代蔵 (Japan's Treasury for the Ages)
Illustrated book. Vol. 2 from a set of two volumes in six parts. Tales of the 'floating world' (ukiyo-zoshi). First edition. Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
Height: 26.50 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
First edition of one of the best known of Saikaku's 'Ukiyo-zoshi', many times reprinted in modern times. Although unsigned, the illustrations are typical Hambei. Saikaku was the best-known novelist of the Edo period.
'Kokusho somokuroku', vol. 6, Tokyo, 1970-7, p. 373.
Mizutani, Futo, 'Kohen shogetsu soga shi', Tokyo, 1936, p. 125.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Ukiyo-zoshi (Novels of the Floating World) (by Saikaku)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- According to label in volume, collected by S Bing.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.45 (Hillier no.)