THE FLOATING WORLD.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - An "authoritative account of the Great Age of Japanese prints (about 1660 to 1860), and the artists who created them. The age in which these men flourished was robust, colorful and art-fostering even though it happened entirely within the period of the powerful Tokugawa dictatorship." Includes 65 illustrations with 40 of them are in full color. Includes information on the Japanese print market today, including an estimate of prices. Brief biographies of the ukiyo-e artists whose works are included in this book. Bibliography, index and glossary. xii, 403 pp.
Condition: Near fine (some toning to the pages) in a poor dust jacket with a large piece missing from the upper edge of the front cover and the top of the spine. Original price of $8.95 still present on dj flap.