Item #75991 THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK. Jack Hillier.


London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. "...surveys the work of the major artists from the first books of the early 1600s to those that were published up to the end of the American occupation in 1951, selecting from the often prolific output of these artists to show them at their most typical and impressive. The artistry and techniques of book designers, artists, block-cutters and printers are examined, based on specimens of optimum condition and unfaded color." Quarto, two volumes: 1131 p. with over 900 illustrations, including 225 color plates. Original cloth bindings, with black titles. Just a hint of dust spotting along the edges; else a fine set in fine dust jackets. Housed in the publisher's slipcase. Near fine / Fine. Item #75991
ISBN: 085667317X

Price: $200.00

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