A Large and Heavy Daifukucho or Accounting Books: Bamboo Tabs

$75.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
when closed: 14" x 6 1/2" x 2 1/4", 32.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 5.5 cm

This is a good-sized, beautifully battered and distressed old daifukucho, a hand bound, hand written book. It could have originally been used for inventories, for accounting, for ledgers or as a record of loans.

This one is particularly good for its thick density of old, mulberry fiber paper pages, its large size--and mostly for the many bamboo tabs that have been laminated into the pages of this book.

Its two covers show hand written kanji or Chinese characters--each of the two covers is quite worn, abraded and show some loss.

This is a very good example of a traditional daifukucho, with its original, intact binding cord and with the beautiful addition of so many bamboo tabs.