Item ID: 9795 Miniature book (mamehon 豆本) in orihon (accordion) format. EROTIC MINIATURE BOOK.

Miniature book (mamehon 豆本) in orihon (accordion) format

24 color-printed panels with 12 illus. & 12 panels of love poems on verso, on reverse 20 erotic color-printed panels pasted-in. Miniature book (48 x 50 mm.), orig. color-printed pictorial boards, with color-printed endpapers. [Japan]: n.d.

A very rare example of a miniature shunga book, color-printed on the one side with a conventional (but rather “suggestive”) series of love poems and on the reverse with a series of 20 erotic prints pasted-in. Each of these erotic prints has a medallion with a gently erotic title. There is no author, title, place of publication, or date for this rare object. We suspect that it was printed in the late Edo period.

Fine copy, a little thumbed.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 9795