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POUND, Ezra, & Ernest Fenollosa.

‘Noh’ or Accomplishment.

A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan.

Published: London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1916

Stock code: 105751

Price: £175

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First edition, first impression, scarce: “1250 sets of sheets were printed (of which an unknown number were used for the American issue)” (Gallup). This copy has the imprint at the foot of the spine lettered: Macmillan| & Co, and the endpapers are wove paper; Gallup speculates that these may be issue points but does not elucidate. Four playes are printed here: “Kumasaka,” “Nishikigi,” “Hagoromo,” and “Kagekiyo”.

Octavo. Original sky blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, Japanese calligraphic device stamped in black on front cover, top and fore-edges untrimmed. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of the Noh actor Umewaka Minoru, 12 pages of music at the end. Pencilled ownership inscription on front free endpaper, a few marginal pencillings. Spine toned and a little rolled, frontispiece and title foxed, a couple of leaves carelessly opened.

Bibliography: Gallup A13.

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