MICHENER, JAMES A. THE MODERN JAPANESE PRINT, An Appreciation. With Ten Original Prints by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Maekawa Sempan, Mori Yoshitoshi, Watanabe Sadao, Kinoshita Tomio, Shima Tamami, Azechi Umetaro, Iwami Reika, Yoshida Masaji, Maki Haku.  Rutland:  Tuttle, (1969).  One of 510 numbered copies.  It is signed by Michener on a slip which is tipped-in at the colophon and illustrated with ten large, hand-printed and hand-signed plates by the artists.  The plate blocks were destroyed upon completion of the edition.  A cloth-bound folio volume housed in a wooden slipcase; it is titled in English and Japanese (the Japanese reads "Sôsaku Hanga", that is "creative prints") on both the cloth cover and on the wooden slipcase.  The artists and the prints in this volume have become increasingly collectible since the early 1960s, when this book was produced.  In consequence, many of the copies have been cannibalized for the prints.  Complete copies like this one are unusual. The spine is slightly sunned, internally very fine.

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