HORI, Gennyusai; KAWABE Soyo; HORI, Genpo and Yasuyuki MORIKAWA. Eidai Setsuyo Mujinzo: shinso ryoten. Profusely illustrated in black and white and with 9 double-page and 1 single-page coloured woodcuts. 4to., publisher's wrappers. Edo [Tokyo]: Suharaya Mohe; Kyoto: Fugetsu Shozaemon, 1849.
A fine copy of this fascinating, copiously illustrated, pre-Perry encyclopedia covering a variety of aspects of life in Japan including history, dress, currency, weapons, theatre, food, drink, mathematics, games and samurai. Among the colour woodcuts are two of Mount Fuji, with one showing climbing trails, and a map showing California as an island and Australia attached to Antartica.
OCLC lists just one copy worldwide at NYPL.
Item nr. 168632