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Orandae-Imari Ware
Tokyo, Japan: Gohachipuresu, 1973. No. 248 of a limited edition of 500 copies. So stated [in Japanese] on the limitation page. This is a bilingual edition in Japanese and English. The principal text is in Japanese and the secondary text is in English. Specifically, there is an introductory essay in English. Principal text, plate titles, and commentary on the plates is all in Japanese. Printed and bound in Japan. The book with a silk (or silk-like) spine, with crisp gilt-stamped Japanese calligraphy. Hardboards covered with decorative paper in beige, brown and red. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. With unnumbered pages throughout, and with 105 full-page and half-page plates, many in color, all on glossy photo stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, and sharp corners. The text block is firmly bound in. An immensely clean copy. Almost certainly unread. No remainder marks. Still tight. With clear plastic DJ, as issued. In the original heavy-duty slipcase of plain brown paper over cardboard, with dark brown lettering in English and characters in Japanese. The slipcase itself is contained within the original outer cardboard casing. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ in a Near Fine slipcase. Extremely scarce in any condition. There is no record of copies of this book ever coming onto the auction market. This remarkable reference book on Japanese porcelain focuses on Imari ware of the sort depicting westerners or things western, or those pieces specially made on order from abroad, or rare specimens known only to a few.. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.
      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
Last Found On: 2014-12-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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