London: Robert Sawers, 1970. Hiroshige. Limited. hardcover. 1 page of introductory text by Jack Hillier, followed by the collection of 21 finely printed plates, each mounted with wheat paste and matted within an individual paper folder. The folders measure 9.5 x 13 inches, and the prints are approximately 4.5 x 9.5 inches. 4to, plates loose as issued in blue cloth portfolio with bone closures. London: Robert G. Sawers, [circa 1970]. First and only edition -- number 15 of 250. A very fine, unread copy, as new in the original cardboard mailing box. Scarce. fine.
Intended for Edo era release, these sketches were never published until Robert Sawers produced this rather lavish collection in the early 1970s. Strictly limited to 250 sets, each print is numbered in pencil on rear of woodblock and rear of folder.