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Lazarnick, George
Netsuke & Inro Artists, and How To Read Their Signatures
Reed Publishers of Honolulu, Honolulu. 2 Vols. Foreword by Cornelius Van S. Roosevelt. Honolulu: Reed Publishers, (1981). 11.5" x 8.75". 1376p, Glossary, Bibliography. Gray cloth, letters and illustration in black. Fine condition, in original fitted mylar jackets as issued. Line drawings throughout the two volumes and the original of the two back cover embossings are by A.R.H. Canlis, Honolulu. Profusely illustrated in b&w, including 24 pages in full color. Fine condition. From Roosevelt's Foreword: "the over 1100 characters treated in this book include virtually all the characters used in artists' names. Particularly welcome are the translations of appropriate parts of Soken Kisho and portions of articles by contemporary Japanese authorities, as well as illustrations in color of selected pieces from the George and Verna Lazarnick Collection. No other book even remotely similar to this work is available and a copy belongs in the library of every serious collector." ISBN 091706402X; Volume I-II; Profusely illustrated; 11.5 x 8.75 inches; 1376 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Dale A. Sorenson [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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