B344. Ko Kogai
B344. Ko Kogai. 1993. Clothbound with slipcase, 12 x 8 1/2″, 538 pages in Japanese, inscribed (by author I assume). There are very few pages of text in this book; nearly every page is briliant color photographs of great kogai, including at the front of the book some very early pieces. I know of no other book that covers only kogai and no other will ever come close: this is wonderful. It is also nearly impossible to find; I regularly search for the title and this is my 3rd copy ever.
The slipcase is spotted and lightly stained but perfectly intact; the book is in fine condition. I usually ask $500 for this title but because of the spotted slipcase this copy can be had for $400. 7 pounds, 8 ounces.