Published by Hokuseido, 1952
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing of this much-sought-after volume which is volume 4 of a 4-volume set, the book has moderate tanning to the outer page-edge and the former owner's name is present on the first end-paper, the binding is clean and tight and the contents are fine, the jacket has a rectangular surface-scrape on the rear panel caused by a label-removal, also moderate edge-wear along the folds and at the spine-ends, the jacket is clean and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, also included are several splendid Illustrations, including a frontis with the original protective tissue-guard and a fold-out chart at back.
Published by Hokuseido, Tokyo, 1952
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback . Condition. very good in very good unclipped dust jacket. This is Volume 4. inscription on front endpaper. Many charming black and white illustrations and vignettes accompany each haiku. Covers show artwork by Maruyamo Okyo. An English author who is a devotee of Japanese culture. He is most famous for his writings on Zen and on haiku poetry; the most significant publication being his four-volume Haiku Series (1949- 52). Tokyo. Hokuseido Press, 1997.
Published by The Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, 1952
Hardcover. Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. 12mo; 396 p.
Published by Hokuseido 1949 -1964, Japan, 1949
Cloth. Condition: VG - Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: varies. 8vo. 18.5x13.5 cm. Complete 4 volume set. Linen bound. All vg or better. Vol.1,1949 1st edition. Eastern Culture. Near fine No DJ. Vol.2 5th printing, 1960. VG. DJ seperated at spine with small losses and light soiling. Spring.Vol.3. 8th printing 1964, Summer-Autumn, near fine in VG DJ. Vol.4. 1st edition, 1952, Near fine in VG DJ with small chip on spine. Autumn Winter. All with illustrations of classical Japanese art, some in color. Pictorial endpapers. Complete set of the important series on Japanese short poetry known as Haiku. It's a set of mixed editions but the bindings are uniform and interiors are clean. I have covered the DJ's with clear protective jackets. These books by Blyth for the first time gave English speakers an introduction to this poetry from it's ancient origins to modern day. He explains it's relationships to Zen and Buddism. Volumes 2,3 and 4 have the Haiku divided into seasons.
Published by The Hokuseido Press, 1971
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Four Volumes, various 1971 reprints. All volumes are tightly bound in clean, beige linen. Volume One: Very Good with light spotting to the contents; Volume Two: Good only due to taped tear across page 237; Volume Three: Very Good with stain on the rear cover and slight age-toning to the endpapers; Volume Four: Near Fine with very light shelf wear only. All four dust jackets are in Good or better condition. International shipping may require added shipping charges.
Published by Hokuseido, 1962
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Published by Hokuseido (1962). NearFine to Fine Hardcover in a VeryGood DJ. The Book has no Wear, Clean, Strong Tight binding and hinges. The DJ got a bit of edge wear. 7.4"x5.3"x1.2". be20562.
Published by Hokuseido, 1963
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 7th Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket, book has moderate tanning to the outer page-edge and the former owner's name is present on the front end-paper, the binding is clean and tight and the contents are fine, the jacket has edge-wear at the corners and along the folds and an edge-chip at the top of the rear panel, also a rectangular surface-bruise on the rear panel caused by a label-removal, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included which will protect the jacket from further wear and enhance its appearance, this is volume 3 of this much-sought-after 4-volume set and features tasteful illustrations, including a color frontis with the original protective tissue-guard titled "Fishing Boat in a River, Evening"; 444 pages.