Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1977.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. An authoritative monogram on the history of Japanese Netsuke adding the narrative of contemporary netsuke, new artists and carvers, signatures, diverse schools and subjects, with a fascinating chapter on the making of netsuke, from the noted Krouners' Oriental collection. Small folio. 261 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 brown over beige decorated cloth, (tiny bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown), white and gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh near fine pictorial dustwrapper with the Krouners' original older format Brodart tipped gently to the boards. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white plates. With a foreword by Hans Conried. An important study for the collector and scholar and a key Netsuke reference.
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