A wooden board (165 x 357 mm.) carved with text on both sides of the entire preface of Waka fumoto no chiri [Waka Poetry on Dust from the Foot of the Mountain] by Chohaku Aruga.

A wooden board (165 x 357 mm.) carved with text on both sides of the entire preface of Waka fumoto no chiri [Waka Poetry on Dust from the Foot of the Mountain] by Chohaku Aruga.

[Japan]: preface dated “1801” & first published in 1864.

A rare text woodblock that contains the complete preface of this famous book of waka poetry, which was published posthumously in 1864. Aruga (1662-1737), a student of Choga Hirama, member of the Nijo ha school of poetry, wrote seven important works of poetry. This woodblock contains three pages of text and one blank page. Both sides have marks indicating the pagination of the preface.

Fine condition. With wooden handles on each side to maintain the proper registration during the printing process.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 6520

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