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ISBN 10: 0807611050 / ISBN 13: 9780807611050
Published by George Braziller, Inc., New York, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A two-volume collection of of drawings and watercolors from one of the greatest Japanese artists working in the Ukiyo-e tradition in 19th Century Japan; reproduced in full color from sketchbooks in the Crosby Stuart Noyes Collection in the Library of Congress, with a foreword by Daniel J. Boorstin, library director, and an introduction and commentaries on the plates by Sherman E. Lee. The two volumes, designed by Peter Oldenburg, are bound in an unusual manner, without spines, so that only the front and rear end pages are attached to the pastedowns and covers, and the text is a single, long sheet of paper folded accordian-fashion with the plates and printed text on the facing pages and the obverse sides of the pages left blank. About 6 x 9.5 inches, there are 74 and 62 pages, respectively, in the two volumes. Both books are clean and tight and virtually without flaw. Issued without dustjackets, they are protected in a slipcase of heavy green card covered with a Hiroshige watercolor reproduction. The slipcase itself shows only very minimal surface and edgewear. A very unique and quite scarce collection of work by one of the world's greatest artists. Bookseller Inventory # 004092

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Publisher: George Braziller, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hard Cover in Slipcase

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Issued Without Jacket

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Gathers landscapes, seascapes, and drawings of animals and people by the nineteenth century Japanese artist and provides brief commentary on each work

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Sherman E. Lee, is a leading scholar of Far Eastern Art. Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art for twenty-five years, he is currently a consultant to the Asia Society Galleries. He is the author of Past, Present, East aand West, A History of Far Eastern Art and Japanese Decorative Style.

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