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Takuma Nakahira: Kitarubeki Kotoba no Tameni (For a Language to Come) (First Edition with Slipcase, in custom clamshell box)

Publisher: Tokyo: Fudo-sha, 1970
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 113134

$7,500.00 save 10% $6,750.00


First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers, with illustrated dust jacket and brown cardboard slipcase with pasted-on label. This copy is contained in a black and gray, silk-covered custom clamshell box with debossed leather label. Photographs and text (in Japanese) by Takuma Nakahira. 192 pp., with 103 full-bleed black-and-white plates (most are two-page spreads). 12 x 8-1/2 inches. Scarce.

[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume I. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2004), and in Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s. (New York: Aperture, 2009).]


Near Fine (light scratches to rear cover, slight yellowing to the extremities), in Near Fine dust jacket (slight areas of rubbing and abrasions at the folds) and Near Fine slipcase (moderate wear to the extremities and rubbing to the label).