This is a bilingual edition in Japanese and English. First edition, presumed first and only printing, 1982. Printed by Benrido Co., Kyoto and Tokyo. Cinnamon-colored buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Very slight spine lean. With 240 numbered pages, and with tipped-in color frontispiece and with 441 B&W plates, some full page, all on coated stock. An immaculate volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Simple heavy-duty plastic DJ. In the original plain cardboard slipcase. Includes a pristine Season's Greeting card and errata slip. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Very Good Plus slipcase. An interesting work on art from the well-regarded dealership in Chinese and Japanese antiquities.