London and Seattle: Thames and Hudson, (1993). First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. Pp. 197, followed by two pages of index. Foreword by Jay Gates. Lavishly illustrated with full color photography throughout. Includes a map of Japan, and a chronology of textile development. Bound in full purple cloth, blindstamp design on front cover, red lettering stamped on spine. Fine in a dust jacket that shows a touch of sun-fading on the top right corner of the dust jacket. Fine / Very Good+. Item #1802
The book is dedicated to Charles Bagley Wright who, with Virginia Bloedel Wright, was a leading patron of the Seattle Art Museum, and whose collection of Japanese textiles fleshes out the collection exhibited. Contains a fine assembly of essays, including Iwao Nagasaki on the folk textile tradition in Japan, Louise Allison Cort on Bast fibers, Mary Dusenbury on Kasuri , Michiyo Morioka on Ainu textiles, etc. Corners sharp and binding is tight. A nice copy. Dust jacket is now housed in a clear, removable archival protector. Bookseller inventory C09141X70W.