A Meiji Era Daifukucho: Worm Holes

$30.00 USD

late nineteenth, early twentieth century
9 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 3/4", 24 cm x 16.5 cm x 2 cm

This is a very nice, old daifukucho, a hand bound, hand written book which could have originally been used for inventories, for accounting, for ledgers or as a record of loans.

This one is thick with many pages, each one filled with hand writing done in sumi or charcoal-based ink.  One of its two abraded covers show hand written kanji or Chinese characters. There is a good amount of damage to the covers due to worm holes.

A good example of a traditional daifukucho

Really attractive. 

A Meiji Era Daifukucho: Worm Holes