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Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1981.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition of this definitive monogram on Japanese netsuke as told to netsuke scholar Raymond Bushell by master carver Masotoshi, from the noted Krouners' Oriental collection, Signed and dated in the year of publication by Raymond Bushell on the half-title page. A fine copy in green cloth, (slight sun to the spine, tiny bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown), gilt titles, decorated panel to the front board in the publisher's pictorial slipcase, as issued. Small folio. 236 pp. Profusely illustrated with 356 colour photographs and descriptions. Contents include: Index, Bibliography, Glossary, and Signature examples, Carving techniques, Subjects and Sources. An exceptionally nice copy of this key netsuke reference.
Item #29966 Price: US$325.00