by Toyoichiro Nogami ; Ryozo Matsumoto (translator)
Tokyo: Hinoki Shoten. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. 89 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative boards in original glassine dustwrapper (edgeworn with small chips). A beautifully preserved example of this lovely book; illustrated with 16 b&w and three colour plates of performers, scenes and costumes. Decorative endpapers. Errata slip on recto of rear free endpaper. A concise, but detailed elucidation of "The Instructions on the Posture of Flower" written by Zeami; the work is often called the "Bible of Noh," and is a record of the sign-posts of the mental and ethical development of the writer expressed in terms of Noh drama. Toyoichiro Nogami is one of the greatest scholars of Noh Japan has ever produced, especially noted for his systematization of Noh dramas into organized form. . (Inventory #: 40247)
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