Tamba Pottery: The Timeless Art of a Japanese Village, 1970, 1st Ed., NF w/DJ

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Tamba Pottery: The Timeless Art of a Japanese Village
Daniel Rhodes
Kodansha International Ltd.
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Notes: A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, First Edition, 8vo, 10 1/2" x 7 1/2." Maroon cloth-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket. Silver-foil lettering on book spine. Brown and black lettering on multicolored dust jacket spine. Covers have a minuscule lean toward the fore-edge if laid flat, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has slight age toning and light to moderate bumping along top and bottom edges and at tips, else clean and intact, not price-clipped. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages have slight age toning and the occasional small mark or smudge, else pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations, most in black-and-white, a few in color. 180 pp., including illustrations and Bibliography. About Tamba ware, a type of ceramics made in what was once known as the Tamba (or, Tanba) Province of Japan. Tamba ware is still made to this day in the Tachikui and Sasayama villages of Hyogo Prefecture. No two Tamba ware are alike, but Tamba pottery can be generally described as rustic in form with an earthen color palette and a glaze made of ash. The Tamba kiln is one of the Six Ancient Kilns described by Koyama Fujio (1900-1975), a scholar who specialized in Japanese and Chinese ceramics. Contents are listed as follows: "Introduction," "Old Tamba," "The Momoyama and Edo Periods," "Tamba in Recent Times," and "Notes on the Six Ancient Kilns." Authored by Daniel Rhodes. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.