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THE MODERN JAPANESE PRINT

Michener, James A. THE MODERN JAPANESE PRINT. Tuttle, Rutland VT and Tokyo, 1962. 1st edition of 510 copies, this being copy 506, numbered, and signed by Michener. Very large folio (22 x 15 1/2 inches), gold-stamped cloth in three colors, wooden slipcase, 55 pages of text, and ten original prints by ten artists, each singed, and/or dated and numbered "506" in pencil. The participating artists are: Hiratsuka In'ichi, Maekawa Sempan, Mori Yoshitoshi, Watanabe Sadao, Kinoshita Tomio, Shima Tamami, Azechi Umetaro, Iwami Reika, Yoshida Masaji, and Maki Haku. The exposed spine slightly faded, a few very light scratches to the slipcase, else in Fine condition throughout. Michener was among the first Americans to bring modern Japanese printmaking to attention; this book was also published in a smaller trade edition, which remains a standard reference. A masterful production, and hard to find complete and in this condition, as many copies have been broken in order to sell the prints individually. 

Inv num: 12967

$2250.00

Keywords ARTWORK, JAPANESE PRINTS