NF/VG but for very light sunning to inside of dj. Red cloth with gold lettering; color-illustrated dj with black lettering; 569 pp. with 516 mostly bw illustrations. Vol. 2 of a 2-part set, this includes images of the privately printed illustrated books and albums held in the Chester Beatty Library. All of the Surimono works are from the collection of Jack Hillier. Biographies of the artists are given before the relevant entries, and two final sections are devoted to an index of the kyoka poets whose verses appear on the surimono and to later copies of the prints.
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 4to 11"-13" tall; Sterling condition hardcover copies, with unbruised tips, tight bindings, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf-and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Complete in two volumes. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. Housed neatly in a slip-case, showing minor shelf-and edge-wear, but structurally sound. Apparently unread, spines still crackles. 568 pp., volumes contain scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Beautifully illustrated in both color and black and white. Massively heavy, oversized volumes.
A pristine set in original cloth. Privately published Japanese woodblock prints and books in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. First edition Two volumes, folio, pp.569, many illustrations, dust wrappers, slipcase.
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