1964. Item #90493
Gotō Seikichirō 後藤清吉郎. Kami no Tabi 紙の旅.Showa 39 . Tokyo. Bijutsu Shuppansha.Large oblong folio in washi covers, 33.5 x 44.3 cm. #261 of 300cc. Illustrated beautifully in katazome throughout. The illustrations as well as the text are by Gotō, a fine artist as well as one of the most eminent scholars of Japanese papermaking. Besides the textual illustrations there are a large number of full page color prints which are lovely indeed. Paper samples are tipped in, the book is printed on handmade paper, bound in it and enclosed in it, as the clasped case is washi over boards, as well. The text, in Japanese, is scholarly, succinct and informative. All in all, a truly remarkable work. A near fine copy, perhaps the cleanest and freshest we have seen.