Tokyo: Hihy sha, 1997.
Hardcover. 8 7/8" X 6 1/4". 335pp. All text in Japanese. Mild wear to slipcase with original paper band as issued, with small tears to band. Publisher's onionskin dust jacket show moderate bumping and creasing. Tan cloth over boards, with spine lettered in orange. A touch of shelfwear to binding, with corners sharp. Binding is firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout in black and white, this is a very well preserved and handsome copy of this study of the folklore of tattooing in Japanese. Near fine / very good. Item #4576