(SOLD): RICHIE, Donald and Meredith WEATHERBY. The Masters Book of Ikebana: Background and Principles of Japanese Flower Arrangement.
(Tokyo): Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1966. First edition. Folio. 272 pages. Foreword by Haru Reischauer. Background essay by Donald Wrath. Superb ikebana volume with lessons from the masters, Sen’ei Ikenobo, Houn Ohara, and Sofu Teshigahara, of Japan’s three foremost schools. The book reveals the secrets behind the art of flower arrangement. Illustrated with over 400 photographs. A beautiful volume in a cloth binding with a kimono-silk floral pattern, with title in calligraphic script by Shunso Machi, complete with obi on hand-crumpled Japanese paper. A beautiful copy of one of the definitive books on the subject.