Notes on Bonsai
Seller ID: 1177
Tokyo: Foreign Affairs Association, n.d., but c. 1954. First edition (38 pp.). Small folio (24 cm.), bound in the traditional Japanese fashion, side-sewn in rice paper covers, illustrated in colour and b&w. A tropical plant expert, Koehn lived and worked in Japan for several years prior to the Second World War and later, from 1935- 1950, in Peking. This is an early work (in English) on bonsai completed upon Koehn's return to Japan sometime after war's end. Koehn's other publications include The Way of Japanese Flower Arrangement, Japanese Tray Landscape, The Door Gods of China, Window Flowers, and Social Revolution in China.The rice paper covers have a small tear to the lower front and a small, less than dime-sized stain; one thread has parted. Still, clean and bright. A scarce title.
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