Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle, 1993, Fine w/DJ

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Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle
ISBN:
0691032068
Author:
Christine M. E. Guth
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Release Date:
1993
Seller Category:
JAPANESE ART
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 01765
Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, 8vo, 9 3/4" x 7 3/4." Black cloth-covered boards in a plum-purple paper dust jacket. Gilt lettering on book spine. White lettering on dust jacket spine. Covers have minuscule wear to extremities, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few microscopic bumps, and a few small wrinkles, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages have light age toning, else pristine and intact. Black-and-white illustrations included. 231 pp., including illustrations, Appendices, Notes, Select Bibliography, and Index. A biography about Masuda Takashi (1848-1938), a Japanese business magnate, investor, art collector, and president of the Mitsui Trading Company. Masuda's art collection came to encompass a diverse range of fine Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, ink paintings, lacquered art, ceramics, and sculpture. Author Christine M. E. Guth examines the relationship between art collecting, the Japanese tea ceremony, and business activities in the life of Masuda. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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