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Book Condition: Very Good
Wraps, two volumes in matching slipcase, 21 by 29.5 cm, 167; 64 pp., Vol. 1 illustrated in full color, Vol. 2 illustrated in black and white. Both volumes are very good with only minor rubbing and edge wear; the slipcase—with bright gilt spine and cover titles—is very good with some very light scratches and minor edge and corner wear. “The crown jewel of the [Honolulu Academy of Art] museum’s Japanese art holdings is its collection of more than 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, approximately half of which were donated by James A. and Mari Michener […] Michener, a prominent novelist famous for such works as Tales from the South Pacific and Hawaii, began collecting Japanese prints in the 1950s and wrote several books and articles on the subject, including The Floating World (1954), one of the first book-length studies of Japanese prints published in English (Honolulu Academy of Art).” This two-volume set features the works of Hiroshige from the Michener’s collection. The heavily illustrated first volume includes an essay by Kobayashi Tadashi (text is in Japanese and English) and reproductions of the prints. The second volume offers details and commentary on the prints.