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FOUJITA, Léonard Tsuguharu, illustrator (1886-1968). – JOSEPH, Michael (1897-1958) A Book of Cats being Twenty Drawings by Foujita. New York: Covici Friede, 1930.
2° (330 x 254 mm). 20 etchings. (Lacking the additional suite of 20 plates on Japanese vellum, a few leaves with very light marginal soiling.) Original red cloth, front cover and spine lettered in silver (some soiling, particularly to spine, hinges starting). Provenance: Gotham Book Mart sticker on lower pastedown.
LIMITED EDITION, number 341 of 500 copies on handmade Arches paper SIGNED BY FOUJITA. Foujita was born and educated in Tokyo before moving to Paris in 1913. He applied Japanese ink techniques to Western-style art. He lends his well-loved depictions of cats to this popular work.