Lords of the Samurai: The Legacy of a Daimyo Family, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2009, HC, NF.

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Morihiro, Hosokawa, et al. San Francisco, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 2009.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 12 1/4" x 9 1/4", 222pp.
ISBN: 9780939117468

Light yellow cloth over board, blind stamped lettering to front and spine, few speckles of foxing to fore-edge, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Near Fine mustard yellow pictorial dust jacket, featuring Takehara Harumichi's 1786 artwork "Portrait of Hosokawa Shigekata" to front, 18th-19th century "Noh Costume, Karaori Robe" to back, red and white lettering to front, black and white lettering to spine, white lettering to back and interior flaps, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [VII] XVII, 222 pp., replete with full-color images, Preface by Hosokawa Morihiro, Preface by Jay Xu, Foreword: Warriors and the Literary Arts by Takeuchi Jun'ichi, essays by Yoko Woodson, Thomas Cleary, Introduction to the Catalogue by Deborah Clearwaters, Catalogue Entries by Jennifer Chen, Deborah Clearwaters, Miyake Hidekazu, Natasha Reichle, Melissa M. Rinne, and Yoko Woodson, Appendix: Hosokawa Genealogy, Recommended Readings, and Index of Names. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco from June 12 to September 20, 2009. From inside dust jacket: "Lords of the Samurai illuminates the private and public lives of the daimyo by focusing on 166 works from the Hosokawa family collection, housed in the Eisei-Bunko Museum in Tokyo. Objects discussed include suits of armor, armaments, formal attire, calligraphy, paintings, tea ware, lacquer ware, masks, musical instruments, and more."