The Freer Gallery of Art; II Japan. Harold P. Stern and Thomas Lawton.
The Freer Gallery of Art; II Japan. Explanation of Plates by Harold P. Stern and Thomas Lawton.
Compiled by the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.. Produced by Kodansha Ltd, Tokyo. Printed in Japan. Featuring 88 Plates of Paintings, and 40 Plates of Sculpture and Decorative Art from the Freer collection. Would appear to be from 1972 from US Library Congress Catalog No. of 72-154732. Presumed first edition. Although titled II, it is a stand-alone volume on Japanese art - book I was on China.
A very good cream cloth hardback with gold motif to cover. Minor bumping to corners. With dustjacket in very good condition, but with sun fading to spine. Housed in good slipcase with minor wear, fading to edges, and some scuffing and bumping. All intact.
Text is in fine condition. Lovely and bright and looks unread. All soundly bound. An attractive publication.
13pp + 128 Plates + 153-183pp Explanation of Plates with illustrations, and 1pp Index of Plates.
Text in English, but with all plates titled in Japanese also.
Dimensions: Large format: approx 380mm high x 279mm wide x 26mm deep (in slipcase).
Weight: Approximately 2.25kg (unpacked).