Makuragoto yume no kayoiji ["Bedside koto: the passage of dreams"]
Ryūtei, Senka [text by]; Ryūtei, Tanehiko [proofread by]; Utagawa, Sadahide [illustrated by].
Edo [Tokyo]: Tsuruya Kiemon, Tenpo 6 .
The first volume of a "moral story whose plot is taken from the traditions of China and Japan" (S. Yoshitake, "Notes on Japanese Literature", Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 (1928)). The upper wrapper has been beautifully woodblock-printed in indigo pigments (aizuri).
First volume (of three). One four-hole-bound (yotsumetoji) volume, complete, on double leaves, traditional East Asian binding style (fukurotoji). Original upper wrapper worn, lower wrapper possibly non-original. Thumbing and occasional marks internally. Some sections hand-coloured by a previous owner. 10 leaves +  p. of ads. 17.8 x 12 cm.