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The Soul of Japan

The Soul of Japan

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The Soul of Japan

by Elie Faure; Translated from the Original French Manuscript by Rose Freeman-Ishill

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Near Fine/No Jacket
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Berkeley Heights, NJ: The Oriole Press , 1930. SCARCE, #37 of 210 copies, 175 of which were for sale, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR Rose Freeman-Ishill on front end page - "To dear Mr. and Mrs. Bellin, with the affection of Rose Freeman Ishill April 26, 1931". Rose Freeman-Ishill, a frequent contributor to Oriole Press publications, was the wife of Joseph Ishill, the sole proprietor of the press. Near Fine in original quarter cloth over handmade paper covered boards, slight toning to the cloth. 28 pp. An essay by the French art historian Elie Faure. Printed and set with 12 point Garamond, the line-cut on the title page after a drawing by the Japanese artist Yosai, initials by Frederic W. Goudy. SCARCE, the last copy to come to auction was in 1982. Apparently, most copies were destroyed in a fire.(Ransom, W. Selective check lists of press books).. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR. Limited and Numbered Edition. Cloth and Handmade Paper Board. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.


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The Soul of Japan
Elie Faure; Translated from the Original French Manuscript by Rose Freeman-Ishill
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Limited and Numbered Edition
The Oriole Press
Place of Publication
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Date Published
4to - over 9¾" - 12&
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