Shiki and Matsuyama, Matsuyama Municipal Shiki-kinen Museum, 1986, Near Fine

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Shiki and Matsuyama
Tokio Nakamura et al.
The Matsuyama Municipal Shiki-kinen Museum
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Sku: 02076
Notes: Near Fine, 4to, 11 3/4" x 8 1/4." Dark blue cloth-covered boards with original white cardboard sleeve. Black and purple lettering on white handmade paper labels tipped in on front cover of book and front panel of sleeve. Black lettering on spine of sleeve. Book has decorative white handmade paper flyleaves in front and back. Title label has slight discoloration or foxing and covers have a few minuscule smudges, else covers pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Cardboard sleeve has some wear to extremities and slight discoloration or foxing on title label, else clean and intact. Front and back pastedowns have slight discoloration or foxing, else pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations in black-and-white and color. 99 pp., including illustrations and Appendices. The English-language version of a catalog for the Matsuyama Municipal Shiki-kinen Museum which features a brief history of Matsuyama, Japan and biography of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), the pen name of Masaoka Noboru. Shiki was a noted Japanese poet, author, and literary critic who is perhaps best-known for being a pioneer of modern Japanese haiku and tanka poetry. Shiki also wrote other forms of poetry, wrote poetry criticisms, and prose essays, and autobiographical prose. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.