Patterns of Time: Mizoguchi and the 1930s, Kirihara, 1992. 1st print HC, Near Fine

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Kirihara, Donald. Madison Wisconsin: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1992. English, first printing,  Fine hardcover 4to, 10" x 10"  187 pp.
ISBN: 0299132404

Fine/As New square 4to in brown cloth with mylar dustwrapper, silver gilt to spine. Some wear to wrapper, otherwise pristine. Printed on off-white paper with black-and-white film stills and photographs throughout. The first extensive work in English on a central figure in Japanese cinema, with critical and technical analysis on four films from this period: The Downfall of Osen (1935), Naniwa Elegy (1936), Sisters of the Gion (1936), and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939). And excellent copy and a worthy addition to any film history library.