Fine in Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" 143pp. Numerous color and b&w plates. Foreword by Bunichiro Sano, preface and Essays by Howard A. Link, Catalogue by Toru Shimbo. Owner's signature on half-title page.
VG (Pages may be slightly tanned or aged, otherwise clean. ) Tan cloth, blue & green & color illustrated glossy dust jacket. 143 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and bw. Issued in conjunction with a 1980-81 exhibition of works from "the Rimpa school, and it is considered by many to be the highest manifestation of the search for and sensuous delight in the realm of beauty in the pre-modern art and history of Japan. This exhibition has been selected to represent not only the sublime achievements of such master artists as Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin and Hoitsu, but also the talents of those other artists who belonged to the school. The decorative beauty of Rimpa painting, with its bright colors, brilliant gold and silver, and flowing lines, has also been very highly appreciated in the United States." (foreword) With essays by Howard A. Link. The main annotated and illustrated catalogue addresses 50 specific pieces. Beautiful plates.
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Near Fine in near fine jacket. First edition, ca. 1980. Quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 143 pp., heavily illustrated (some in color), clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, minor age-toning to some pages, light wear to the tips of the dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
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