Japan: Bijutsu shuppan-sha, (1953). First edition. 7 1/2 x 12 3/4. (104) pages, french-fold, stenciled title. There are 47 tipped-in paper samples including 6 laquered (Inden), 3 dyed, and the balance made with different materials. With forty lovely stenciled illustrations of papermaking locals, tools, processes, and materials. Side-stitched wrappers in folding slipcase with title label and a stenciled print of paper making tools on the inside of the case. Case is darkened on the spine and has bits of foxing. Occasional light foxing on page edges. Very good copy. Item #18512
Goto's first published study of Japanese paper. Text in English and Japanese. Goto was a master stencil maker before his devotion to papermaking. Introduction by the Japanese paper historian Bunsho Jugaku. One of 300 numbered copies.