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109980
(JAPAN)

Bunsei bukan [heraldry of the Bunsei period].

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Published: Tokyo c.1820

Stock Code: 109980

£475
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Notes

First edition of this uncommon late Edo-period guide to Japanese heraldry. No copies located on OCLC, or National Diet Library. The Bunsei era - 1818-1830 - designates the early part of the reign of Emperor Ninko-tenno, who was enthroned in 1817 and died in 1846. This guidebook offers exhaustive contemporary documentation of the house crest, name, domain, castle location, fief, rank, lineage, of the Samurai houses of Japan, providing invaluable reference in the identification swords and other accoutrements of the period.

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Description

Octavo (159 x 115 mm). Original fukuro-toji, pouch binding, cobalt blue light card wraps sewn with brown silk thread, paper label to front panel of the wraps.

Illustrations

Profusely illustrated with mon and uma-jirushi, or battlefield banners.

Condition

Wraps somewhat rubbed and creased, stitching slightly damaged but holding, light browning, occasional calligraphic notations, and calligraphic colophon, overall very good.

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