Posted by Alec W. (188.8.131.52) on January 31, 2021 at 05:50:10:
In Reply to: Another pair of Ehon covers - need help posted by Rick Wilk on January 30, 2021 at 21:54:58:
This is both halves of volume 19 of Kantan shokoku monogatari 邯鄲諸国物語, originally published 1834-1856. The first part of the series was written by Ryūtei Tanehiko 柳亭種彦, and the latter part by Ryūtei Senka 笠亭仙果. All of it was illustrated by Kunisada.
Here's a 20-volume set at Waseda:
In terms of searching for such things, all I can tell you is to transcribe as much text as you can and search with that -- none of the major repositories of scanned illustrated books are indexed by any image search that I know of.
That said, the *text* indexing of the major scan repositories (Waseda Univ. Library, National Diet Library, and the National Institute for Japanese Literature) is good, so you can find much in them without having to use each individual site's search. But those interfaces can be helpful sometimes as well.
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