6006. Kume's Fine Handmade Papers of Japan 1980

JAPANESE PAPER. KUME, YASUO. Tesuki Washi Shuho / Fine Handmade Papers of Japan. I-III. Tokyo (Yushodo) 1980.

Small folio (300x210 mm.). A few plates, 207 large original samples of contemporary Japanese papers.
Stitched as issued, decorative wrappers with mounted labels, preserved in original wrap-around case. One of 200 copies of the "International limited edition", with descriptive text in English and Japanese.

The samples include 106 white "washi" papers, the rest coloured: somigami (dyed papers), sukimoyogami (patterned papers), and katazomegami (stencil dyed papers). With addresses of the papermakers.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).