KASAMATSU -- "Shade of the Lotus, Shinobazu Pond"

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Title "Shade of the Lotus, Shinobazu Pond" ("Hasu no Kage, Shinobazu Pond")
Date 1956; DATED First Edition (pre-1960)
Series na
Publisher Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)
Seal, Carver/Printer Nagashima/Shinmi
Image Size 9 1/2 x 14 3/8
Impression Very Fine. Nice "bokashi" shading; crisp "key-lines."
Condition Nearly Excellent. Strong colors. Slight age-toning. Clean backside. (Couple very faint small brown spots center area (difficult to see)--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus Grund #U-77
Comments Our FINAL copy--"sold out" at publisher. Only PRE-1960 first editions bear the "kanji-dating" seen lower left margin.
Item # Sold Out
(JS-2309 Sold/AK; JS-1594 Sold)
Price $475