First English language edition. First published in Japanese in 1972. Complete in three volumes. The ISBNs are: 9622090044, 9622090052 and 9622090060. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Royal blue silk-like bindings, with crisp silver-stamped titling in English and in Chinese. 12 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. With xi and 273, x and 282, and x and 372 numbered pages and with numerous stunning tipped-in color plates, all on coated stock, and additional B&W plates. Each volume is immaculate, and very tight, with no hint of shelf life. Almost certainly unread. No dust jackets, as issued. In a custom, heavy-duty, four-sided portfolio bound with turquoise fabric, and with crisp white-stamped lettering and design to two sides. The portfolio with two ivory (or ivory-like) clasps.The only demerit to the portfolio is a very small amount of paper rubbing/loss to the underside of the clasps, not at all observable from the outside and in any event rather trivial. An As New set of three volumes in a Fine portfolio.