An Old Ledger Book: Handwriting in Ink
late nineteenth century
7 3/4" x 5" x 1 3/4", 19.5 cm x 12.75 cm x 4.5 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. Its two abraded covers show hand written kanji or Chinese characters.
A good example of a traditional daifukucho, with its original, intact cording.