ISE, Sadatsune and Nobumitsu KURIHARA. Tazuna Zushiki [Horse Rein/Bridle Designs]. 4 leaves preface and 7 leaves illustrated with colour woodcuts. 8vo., bound in publisher's patterned boards with title-label on top cover, preserved in a Japanese chitsu folding case. Japan, ca. 1834.
An attractive collection of coloured woodcut designs for the regimental reins and/or bridles of horses, a fact not obvious from the designs themselves, which take the form of strips of alternating colours. A rare book in fine condition.
Item nr. 123599