Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed by Kinsey to noted collector Virginia Atchley on the front flyleaf, with two holographic notes from Kinsey to Atchley laid in. Pieces from Atchley's collection appears as the frontispiece in this work. An authoritative guide, tracing the historical background of the art and providing basic knowledge concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials. Also includes 110 signatures and brief biographies of contemporary netsuke and okimono carvers. Among the nearly 200 illustrations are 108 photographs in full color, by Tomo-o Ogita, 51 in black and white, by Tsune Sugimura, a photo essay showing the creation of a netsuke and numerous sketches picturing legendary themes. Tall octavo. Original cream cloth-covered boards over a burgundy cloth spine, with gilt, white, and burgundy stamping. The top corner of the front board is very lightly bumped. Some general minor shelfwear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. Very good / Very good. Item #69903
ISBN: 0804811598

Price: $50.00

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