Acker, William R. B. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF JAPANESE ARCHERY. Privately printed, Japan, 1937. 8vo., Japanese style cloth portfolio with bone clasps and paper label, Japanese style sewn binding in pictorial wraps, with accordion folded sheets. Title page in Japanese, 13pp. introduction, six pages of photographs, 84pp text, label in Japanese also saying "Made in Nippon" on the inside rear wrapper. This is the original edition. OCLC locates 12 copies, APBC records no copies at auction. There is a 1965 reprint by Tuttle, a copy of which accompanies this copy. This copy belonged to Duncan Phillips and his wife, who was Acker's sister. The book Fine, the portfolio spine somewhat faded, and with cracks to the inside paper lining at the folds. Very Rare.
Inventory # 9658

Price: $1,750.00