Tokyo: Kodansha, (circa 1980). "Pictorial record of all about Japan's unique puppet theater ... (with pictures by) the one camera artist devoted to the theater for years long enough to know minds and emotions of these 'living' puppet individuals" (English insert). Includes over 700 plates with 19 in color. Also includes an 8 page laid-in English language introduction by Dr. Roy Andrew Miller. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title in Japanese to spine and black title (also in Japanese) to front cover. Clean and bright with many tipped-in photographs. Text in Japanese ONLY (with small English language insert). Laid in print of faces. Housed in a black paper covered box with illustration of a lady to front panel. Bottom panel of box is detached along one edge. Wear and rubbing to edges, corners, and panels of box. Size: Quarto. 263 pages.
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London: Phaidon, (1954). Second Edition. Hard Cover. Thin 4to. Includes 93 illustration in color and monochrome. Purple patterned cloth boards with blue and gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Interior is very clean with many tipped-in illustrations. Tight binding. Grey illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing, chipping and creasing to edges and spine of dust jacket as well as minor toning to edges of dust jacket. ASART/091719. Very Good+ / Very Good.