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JAPANESE WOOD ENGRAVINGS

Engraving in Black and White in the Second Part of the Fourth Period.

The Second Part ot the Fourth Period, extending from 1765 to 1828, was not only the palmy age of chromoxylography, but it was

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Fig. 19.—Tengu on Boar. From a drawing by Kokan, engraved in the Wa-Kan mei-hitsu kingioku gwa-fu (1771).

moreover, stamped by the development of three new features in book-illustration: firstly, a remarkable series of topographical handbooks for the principal cities and more important provinces of Japan; secondly, the great extension of the illustrated novel under the writers Kioden, Bakin, and others; and thirdly, the important series of albums ot miscellaneous sketches typified by the Hokusai Mangwa.