Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle, 1971.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of this authoritative monogram on Japanese netsuke by recognized Japanese netsuke scholar Raymond Bushell from the noted Krouners' Oriental collection, with their neat bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. 12mo. 79 pp. A fine copy in brown cloth, (tiny discreet bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown), gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh near fine, neatly price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with the Krouners' original older format Brodart tipped gently to the boards. With stunning black and white plates of exquisite netsuke carvings. Publisher's errata slip tipped-in at pp. 9. An important study for the collector and scholar and a key Netsuke reference.
Item #29988 Price: US$35.00