Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1972. Seventh Printing. Hardcover. 7-3/8 x 10-3/8", white linen with red embossed print, pictorial endpapers, 267pp, glossary, index, 213 black & white photographs, 42 color plates, 2 tipped-in with tissue guard, 13 diagrams. Item #900631
A generously illustrated survey of modern and historical ceramic techniques of Japan for artisans, collectors, and historians alike, providing a description of processes, tools, formation, glaze formulas and colors, firing temperatures and American equivalents of Japanese glaze compositions, decoration, etc., including material concerning the production techniques of ancient Oriental wares.
Ink owner's name first free endpaper, else fine in price-clipped dustwrapper with stain bottom-edge front panel, in stained onion-skin overlay, with original printed cardboard slip-case and cardboard sleeve to protect spine.