Title 100 Seasonal Paintings of Japan
Binding Decorative Cloth
Book Condition Fine
Edition First Edition
Size Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall
Publisher Japan Dentsu Inc. 1991
Seller ID 006895
Published by Dentsu on the occasion of their 90th anniversary. Presumed first and only printing. Published 1991. Printed and bound in Japan. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Celadon green silk [or silk-like] binding, with crisp black-stamped calligraphy to the paper label on the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 1-inch by 1/8-inch stain near the tail of the spine, else an exceptionally clean binding. 16.75 x 11.75 inches. With xxii and 238 numbered pages. With 100 stunning full-color, full-page plates, some of which are fold-out. Identification and commentary appear in Japanese and in English opposite each plate page. All plates specially printed on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. In a matching slipcase of celadon green silk on hardboards with gilt-stamped Japanese characters to the front board. Slipcase with a 2 square-inch stain in the lower corner of the front board, merely a cosmetic issue. A Fine copy in a Very Good slipcase. A presentation of art images cataloged according to the four seasons, the images taken from pictorial calendars issued by Dentsu over the years.