London. Tiranti. 1957. Stock ID #131823
v + 135pp, black and white and colour plates, dustjacket slightly worn, chipping to clipped dustjacket extremities, with a few short closed tears, one tear mended with tape to dustjacket reverse, with some tape staining, some foxing to edges, endpapers and occasional leaves, small bookseller's label on first free endpaper. A good copy. "The graphic art of Japan so far known to us has actually been not much more than the plebeian genre prints of Tokyo. The present book deals with the more typically Japanese engraving done in the then capital and cultural centre of the country, Kyoto, and in nearby Osaka. The albums of illustration concerned will be found equally significant for their humanism and for the emulation by the engravers of the brush qualities fundamental to Far Eastern painting." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 131823).
Price: $45.00 AU