Selected Masterpieces from the Idemitsu Collection Volumes 1 and 2

an exhibition of the Idemitsu Museum of Arts 

Two Volumes. Title and descriptive list of plates in Japanese with full English translation. Tokyo, Japan: Idemitsu Museum of Arts, 1991.

Softbacks are overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with a VERY GOOD+ slipcase.

  • Volumes display minimal overall wear with minor aging to covers and interior.
  • Covers feature full-color illustration on front and back, with gilt lettering on back.
  • Wraps display a little edge toning.
  • Volume 1: small ding at head near shoulder on "back."
  • Volume 2:
    • edge toning on wraps is slightly more pronounced.
    • spine is a little sunned.
  • Spines feature blue text.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior shows faint edge toning in both volumes.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Full-color photographs from collection are on high-gloss paper. (See photos)
  • Text block edges show minimal scuffing.
  • Slipcase displays light edgewear, with some sunning and scuffing to closed edge. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190606

Pages not numbered. Approx. 180 pages in vol 1 including approx. 130 illustration pages. Approx. 170 pages in vol 2 including approx. 120 illustration pages. 8.5 x 12 inches.

The beautiful collection of Tokyo's Idemitsu Museum is presented in this selective catalog. Containing pieces from Itaya Hazan and East Asian works, the large collection of ceramics shows the characteristic elegance and skill of Japanese painting. 

Itaya Hazan (1872-1963) was a Japanese artist widely considered a pioneer of modern Japanese ceramics.

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs of artworks. Majority of book is printed traditional Japanese and opens from left. English title page and catalog opens from right.

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