Oblong 4to. Black raw-silk-covered boards, titles stamped in blue on upper board, glossy black endpapers, photo-illustrated dust jacket, lacking the belly-band; unpaginated, but more than 100 pp., nearly all with full-page, full-color photographs. Inscribed by Sakata on the front free endpaper in silver ink: "To Kuneda san / Sakata / April 31 [sic] '05." Book is fine, without flaw; jacket has a scratch and two spots of soiling on the rear wrap, else fine. Magical photographs interspersed with intimate portraits of 38 writers, artists, notables, etc., including Alice Walker, Tama Aoki, Enzo Cucchi, Fidel Castro, Svetlana Lunkina, the Dalai Lama, Ian Thorpe, Emma Thompson, Patrice Leconte, Tran Anh Hung, Andrew Weil, and many more. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Eiichiro Sakata: Piercing the Sky (Signed)
Publisher: [Kyuryudo Art Publishing Co.]
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Ryutaro Adachi, Japan, 2004. HARDCOVER. 1st Edition. Lavishly produced large landscape Folio size in high sheen, rough woven black cloth with embossed blue printed title to front cover. 38 b/w portraits interspersed with colour photos of flora, fauna, seascapes etc. This copy from the collection of the actors Emma Thompson, whose portrait appears in the book, inscribed to her and signed by Sakata . . . . . [ CONDITION : AS NEW in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. UK customers please allow an extra 4 to 6 days for delivery (contact us if you need this item more quickly). . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Seller Inventory # TO6V1709