Eccentrics in Netsuke. 1982. NF SC Japanese Art Exhibit Catalog

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Eccentrics in Netsuke
Moss, Paul; Edward Wrangham; George Weil; et al Publisher:
Andamans East International Ltd.
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Notes: Near Fine 8vo 11 1/4" x 8 1/4" brown pictorial stiff paper softcover exhibition catalogue, features two sides of stag-antler obi-hasami titled "Masayuki" to front and back, white lettering to front and spine, slight wear to bottom tip, otherwise sharp, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 1 + [7] 178 + 1 pp., replete with full-color and black-and-white images, captions accompany images on opposite pages, Preface: History of an Exhibition and 3 essays by Paul Moss, essays by Edward Wrangham, George Weil, Arlette Katchen, Neil Davey, Mary Hillier, and Richard Silverman. Includes a laid-in piece of ephemera: 10 1/4" x 7 1/2" white pictorial 9-page booklet titled "Netsuke Kenkyukai" from Study Journal, Issue No.1 April, 1980, replete with black-and-white images, "Contemporary Netsuke News Notes," and essays by Betty Killam, Richard Silverman, and Elaine Ehrenkranz. From the Preface: "There is a purpose to this exhibition and to this catalogue which I hope will be able to stand on its own as more than merely a record of the pieces exhibited. It is an attempt both to define and explain my own chosen direction as a student of, and serious dealer in netsuke, and an area of netsuke for collectors which has not only been badly and consistently underrated, but which in my opinion is far more worthwhile than the classic areas, which are much-lauded, over-valued, and ultimately wearisome, as much for the circus and money-snobbery fantasy world surrounding them as for their derivative, familiar appeal." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.