(SOLD): YABASHI, Rokuro. Mosaic.

(Tokyo): Kyuryudo, 1970.  First edition.  Quarto.  Unpaginated.  Introductory notes and postcript by Yabashi.  Essay, ‘Fantasy of Nature’ by Masanari Murai.  Text in Japanese and English. Scarce work by the father of mosaic art in Japan.  Illustrated throughout with examples are the artists acclaimed mosaic paintings, including two fold-out plates.  A very good copy in cream cloth with original mosaic affixed to front board, as issued. Housed in publisher’s photo-illustrated slipcase. Slipcase showing some wear at edges.  This example inscribed the artist on the front endpaper.  Rare, no copies located on OCLC.


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