Item nr. 171994 Kokumin Boku Zufu. JAPAN. AIR DEFENCE ASSOCIATION.
Kokumin Boku Zufu
Kokumin Boku Zufu
Kokumin Boku Zufu

Kokumin Boku Zufu


JAPAN. AIR DEFENCE ASSOCIATION. Kokumin Boku Zufu. Title, Colophon and 35 colour lithographic Plates. Oblong Folio. 750 x 515 mm. Loose in a new cloth folding box. Tokyo: Japan Air Defence Association,1941.

A truly extraordinary example of Japanese graphic art. As with much material published between the wars by the Rusia, Italy and Japan there is a tremendous disconnect between the immense aesthetic appeal and the dreary subject matter. As far as the condition is concerned, there is some damage, with posters 14 to 25 having a top corner chewed only affecting the numbers and the very corner of the image on four or five. There is also some browning and torn or chipped edges on several, and each sheet has two punched holes at the top which shows they were cord tied. Despite these factors this is still a more than acceptable copy of this possibly unique set. The only listing on OCLC is a different set of posters published in 1944 in the National Diet Library.

Item nr. 171994
Price: $15,000.00

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