With Ten Original Prints, Signed by the Artists and Signed by the Author
Modern Japanese Print.
An Appreciation. With Ten Original Prints by Hiratsuka Un'Ichi, Maekawa Sempan, Mori Yoshitoshi, Watanabe Sadao, Kinoshita Tomio, Shima Tamami, Azechi Umetaro, Iwami Reika, Yoshida Masaji, Maki Haku. Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company , .
First edition, one of 510 numbered copies, this being number 503, signed by James A. Michener and the ten contributing artists listed above. Large folio (21 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; 547 x 395 mm). -55, [1, colophon] pp. With ten original full page prints, each signed by the artist. Text is handset in Perpetua type. Printed on handmade kyokushi or Japanese Vellum.
Bound at the Okamoto Bindery in original tri-tone linen, stamped in gilt on front boards and spine. Uncut. Housed in the original slipcase of unvarnished spruce or Japanese cedar. Japanese title burned into the wood on front panel of slipcase. Book is fine. Slipcase with a few minor scuffs. Altogether, a lovely, fine copy of an exquisite book with ten original signed prints.
HBS # 65784 $4,500