Tokyo, New York, San Francisco: Kodansha, 1975. Hamada. First edition. Hardcover. 305p, 88 ills., many in color. Laid in: a slip describing the binding, which was used only on this first edition--silkscreen designs on hand-laid paper over boards. In original clear plastic jacket. Fine (top fore-edges lightly foxed) / very good. Item #30940
The first extensive English-language study of the great Japanese potter, by another great potter. The illustrations include photos of Shoji Hamada at work; his teapots, cups, plates, vases, and other wares; and pages from his sketchbook. Nice for a gift. Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.