The Tale of the Wandering Monk; Four Woodcuts by Setsuko * Translated by Charles Shiro Inouye
by Kyoka, Izumi
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1995. Hardcover. Japanese style binding, stitched at spine in purple cloth covered boards with front cover paper label. Fine in fine black clam shell box with front cover paper label. 45 pages. Folio, 42 x 32 cm. Limited edition, copy 89 of 300, signed by Setsuko; designed, set in Monotupe Centaur and printed by Michael and Winifred Bixler on hand made mulberry paper with four full page multi color wood blocks by Setsuko. French leaved with wide page margins. The author has been called the supreme romanticist of the Meiji era, 1868-1912, a period of intense Westernization, including the influx of Occidental literature, culture, and science. This novella is a tale of ghosts, apparitions, and transformations. The artist, Setsuko is married to the world-famous Franco-Polish artist Balthus, LEC Club four page description laid-in.
(Inventory #: 20987)
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