The Japanese Print: Its Evolution and Essence, Muneshige Narazaki, 1966, Fine w/DJ

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Narazaki, Muneshige, and C. H. Mitchell (English Adaptation). The Japanese Print: Its Evolution and Essence (Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1966).
English, First Edition, a Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, HC, fo, 14 1/2" x 10 1/2", 274 pp., including plates and Bibliography.
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Black cloth-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket. Black lettering on dust jacket spine. Covers have slight wear to extremities and binding is slightly loosened, else pristine and intact, binding still strong and holding. Dust jacket has light age toning and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages have light age toning, else pristine and intact. Replete with tipped-in color plates, 107 in total. A beautiful catalog featuring the evolution of the Japanese woodblock print from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The plates show a sampling of Japanese woodblock prints made by Japanese artists. Included herein are several examples of ukiyo-e prints and subjects ranging from portraits, landscapes, animals, and Japanese legends. Each plate is accompanied by brief text describing the depicted artwork and its historical context.