The First U.S. Edition of this classic book on the beautiful art of traditional Japanese packaging documenting the baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers that were used in ordinary, day-to-day life and constructed by hand out of bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper, and leaves. With an introduction by the design icon George Nelson. Over 200 photographs in lovely black and white photogravure printing, with a handful of color images; printed in Japan. Item #1255.
Condition: Very Good + to Near Fine, in a VG- dust jacket; interior clean and bright, light toning to pages as is common with this edition; light edgewear to jacket at corners; two .25” closed tears to jacket at top of spine; 1.75” closed tear to at top of jacket on back cover.