The holy grail for Haku Maki collectors, this is a First Edition, limited to 150 (this one is #3) deluxe copies. Festive Wine - Ancient Japanese Poems from the Kinkafu. First published in 1969, this is Noah Brannen and William Elliott's significant translation into English, of the "Kinkafu" scroll - a unique transcription of twenty-one ancient Japanese song-poems that was rediscovered in 1924 in the collection of rare books and manuscripts belonging to Prince Konoe, that were sent to the Kyoto University Library for safe-keeping following the devastating earthquake and fires of 1923. This spectacular example of Post-War Japanese bookmaking contains English language typographic transcriptions of each of the twenty-one poems along with two scholarly essays on the form. These are printed by letterpress on handmade kyokushi paper and bound in gold foil-stamped white one-quarter top-grain goatskin over hemp-covered boards and housed in a cedar slipcase.78 pages, it also includes 21 original, signed and numbered woodblock prints (including frontispiece). The piece de resistance however is the twenty-one SIGNED AND NUMBERED colour woodcuts commissioned from the noted late sosaku hanga artist Haku Maki that are matted and face each poem. A bright, well-preserved example of the exceedingly uncommon "enlarged, deluxe format first English language edition" that is limited to one hundred and fifty numbered (3/150) copies produced which are signed and stamped by Haku Maki on the rear colophon. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper and cedar slipcase. Are becoming very difficult to find in good condition, with no damage to the cedar cover box, no damage to the.
One-quarter top-grain goatskin over hemp-covered boards, and no damage or foxing of the included prints. I have not seen a single copy without stress to the dustcover (including this one) which is a rather delicate washi paper, and I have not seen a copy without very slight discolouration to the pages opposite the frontispiece and Poem 3, Before the Shrine, both of which have high colour saturation (this copy is the same). The item "Haku Maki Festive Wine Ancient Japanese Poems From The Kinkafu Ltd Edition" is in sale since Thursday, December 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".The seller is "belinda4601" and is located in Lane Cove, New South Wales. This item can be shipped worldwide.