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AKIYAMA Shotaro. Katatsumuri no Kiseki 1949-1974 (Hardcover / 1974)

AKIYAMA Shotaro. Katatsumuri no Kiseki 1949-1974 (The Snail's Trail). Hardcover. Tokyo: Nippon Camera, Showa 49 (1974). First, Advanced ed., INSCRIBED. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-4° (29.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm), (156) p., 850 g.
Hardcover, pict. dj, obi, color (24, glossy) and b&w (104, photogravure) photographs. Captions in English; afterwords in Japanese. Edition originally not for sale. Copy inscribed by Shotaro AKIYAMA (black ink, paintbrush).
Cart., jaquette ill., bandeau éditeur, photographies coul. (24, brillant) et n&b (104, héliogravure). Légendes en anglais ; postfaces en japonais. Edition hors-commerce. Ex. portant envoi par AKIYAMA Shotaro (encre noire, pinceau).

État / Condition — Good (wear to dj; otherwise excellent).
Bon (défauts à la jaquette ; sinon excellent).

Remarques & avis / Review — The deluxe hardcover edition, originally not for sale, of Katatsumuri no Kiseki: a quarter of a century of Shotaro AKIYAMA's photography — a superb festival of portraits and nudes of Japanese actresses and actors, idols and talents, and a few floral compositions. Outstanding paper & printing, and a beautiful volume. Uncommon.

Le tirage de tête, en cartonné de luxe hors-commerce, de Katatsumuri no Kiseki : un quart de siècle de la photographie d'AKIYAMA Shotaro — un festival superbe de portraits et nus d'actrices et acteurs japonais, d'idoles et talents, et quelques compositions florales. Impression et papier remarquables, et très beau volume. Peu courant.

Divers / Misc. — Different cover colors (in 'negative') for the more common, softcover trade edition (same date).

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