Publisher London, England Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. 1934
Seller ID 007019
Printed and bound in Japan. This is one of 1000 copies printed in English for distribution in Europe, America and Japan. Illustrated paper soft-boards bound Japanese style with string binding. Famous Hiroshige image of hawk in black ink at top of front wrapper. Wood engravings reproduced by S. Watanabe, Tokyo. Plates in color and half-tone by the Kikuchi Sansoku-koba, Tokyo. 12.25 x 9 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. With xiii and 156 numbered pages of text. With 2 magnificent fold-out wood engravings in color, plus 7 color plates and 91 B&W plates. In an neat ink hand to the front FEP the previous owner name and date. Else an exceptionally clean copy and quite tight. In a custom, heavy-duty portfolio of blue cloth with crisp gilt-stamped emblem to the front board and title to the spine, and bound by two ivory [or imitation ivory] clasps. The portfolio with light sun-fadiing to the spine. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus portfolio. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints.