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Title   Ukiyo-e, The Floating World, illustrated by twenty-eight rare examples of Japanese woodblock prints by seventeen great masters of the art

Binding   Decorative Boards

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Near Fine

Type   Limited Edition

Edition   First Edition

Size   Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall

Publisher   San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1962

Seller ID   007900

400 copies of this book were produced by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco. Issued November 1962. Quarter black buckram, with light brown and beige Japan paper boards with an original geometric design, and with a complementary paper label in like colors to the spine. 15.25 x 10.25 inches. The binding is in superb condition, with the merest hint of age fading along the very edges of the unbumped spine head and tail. All corners sharp. Deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Unnumbered pages featuring a title page, colophon page, preface, 28 pages of full-color, full-page prints, and 28 respective commentaries. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. The unprinted plain red DJ is lightly sunned; it has done its job and protected the book binding very well. The DJ protected by a new Brodart dust cover. No slipcase. A Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. This book completes the series of three volumes from the Collection of Edwin and Marjorie Grabhorn.

Price = 150.00 USD


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