Tuesday, 22 May 2012

all the fun of the fair...

Thursday through to Saturday the 24th to the 26th of May you can find us at the Olympia Book Fair in London.

Please click below to register for complimentry tickets or pop in to the shop to collect them from us in person.


The National Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14.

Sanders will be taking a selection of stock spanning numerous subject matters including some unusual new additions such as this broadside relating to the "Asylum for Idiots".

Alongside ephemera such as this you will be able to browse a new collection of Japanese woodblock prints, mezzotints from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd, Art Nouveau lithographs and much more.

The Asylum for Idiots. Form of Prayer, to be used on the occasion of Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Asylum, at Earlswood, Near Reigate, On Thursday, the 16th June 1853 by the Right Rev. Bishop of Winchester.

Image 297 x 176 mm, Sheet 332 x 206 mm

Gentoku, on his black horse Tekiro, leaping into the gorgeof Tan
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Woodblock print (nishiki-e)
1836 (Tenpô 6)
Oban tate-e single sheet [9.5 x 14 inches]

Xuande (Gentoku) Crossing the Tan Gorge
Cens: Kiwame
Series: Heroes of the Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms:Tsûzoku Sangokushi eiyû no ichinin
Publisher: Jôshû-ya Kinzô
Reference: Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003),155; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list S10.5

Romance of the Three Kingdoms is a Chinese historical novel written in the fourteenth century by Luo Guanzhong about the period between the years 184 and 280 CE. During this turbulent period of history,
China was composed of three competing kingdoms–the Wei (also known as Cao Wei), the Han (also known as Shu Han or Shu) and the Wu (also known as Eastern Wu).

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (c.1797 -
April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He is associated with the Utagawa school. The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes. His artwork was affected by Western influences in landscape painting and caricature

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