B769. Legend in Japanese Art by Joly with index
B769. Legend in Japanese Art by Henry L. Joly. 1967. Hardbound with dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11 1/2", 623 pages in English, 16 color plates, over 500 black & white photos, and a very thorough text. This is a description of historical episodes, legendary characters, folk-lore myths, and religious symbolism as they are represented in Japanese art. A great reference to explain all the myriad stories that make their way onto our swords (carvings) and kodogu. A few dings to the edges of the dust jacket; otherwise condition is excellent.
A great book but it has no index, which makes it difficult to use. Included with the book is another book: People, Places and Things in Henri Joly's Legend in Japanese Art. 1978. Hardbound with a dust jacket, 6 x 9 1/4", 217 pages. This is an extensive index to the larger book. Excellent condition.
7 pounds, 6 ounces. $110 for both books.
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