Japanese Paper Dolls, Shigeo and Shizuko Suwa, Shufunotomo, 1996, HC, NF.

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Suwa, Shigeo, and Shizuko Suwa. Tokyo, Shufunotomo Co., LTD. 1996. 
English, 9th Edition, Near Fine, HC, 8vo, 10 1/2" x 7 1/2", 80 pp.
ISBN: 4079753802

White paper over board, gray lettering to front, back, and spine, small soiling to front panel, slight bump to top tip, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Very Good yellow pictorial dust jacket, featuring the Marumage Chignon to front, slight bump to tail, light soiling to front, 3/4" closed tear to front, otherwise, clean and intact. 80 pp., replete with full-color and black-and-white images, Preface and text by Shigeo and Shizuko Suwa, background information on paper and list of tools needed for beginners, illustration of the Basic Shimotsuke Doll method, images showing different styles of doll, 6 sections for each step in creating the doll, and a ruler on back endpaper. From inside of dust jacket: "We explained how to make the head, body, clothes, hairstyles, miniature items and hair ornaments, in that order. In this one book we explained in detail through sketches and photographs the points of the basic process necessary to make all kinds of dolls."