Souvenir of Glimpses at Ukiyo-ye and Nishiki-ye Brocade Prints of Japan by P. Neville Barnett
[Japan] Very scarce, limited edition, privately published while the Second World War was raging. Barnett states that this book was produced because the two books referred to in the title, 'Glimpses at Ukiyo-ye' (1940) and 'Nishiki-ye: Brocade Prints of Japan' (1941) were printed in such small numbers (11 copies and 15 copies respectively), so he wanted to give others an opportunity to see some of the book-plates used. According to Diane Kraal in her book, 'From Chatswood to Edo - The Life & Books of P. Neville Barnett' (Diane Kraal, 2007), "the booklet has three rare Japanese bookplates (designed for Barnett)....". Limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, this being 'fifteen'. A revised edition was published the following year.
Sydney. Privately Published. 1942.
pp. , 16, . 27.2 x 20.3cm.
In very good condition. Boards with slight curve. Minor foxing to extreme top and bottom edges of pages. Otherwise very good. nb35020002