LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES - COPY No.688. RARE comprehensive illustrated monograph on the Japanese art of woodblock printing by Jacob Otto Pins (1917-2005) - an eminent German-born Israeli woodcut artist and art collector, particularly of Japanese prints and paintings. This book deals with Hashira-e, pillar prints known for their unusual size - usually half a person`s height, yet narrower than the palm of a hand. 360x255mm. 390 pages. Brown cloth Hardcover laid in illustrated slipcase. Gilt lettering on spine. Slipcase rubbed and dirty. Slipcase rear hinge upper part torn/cracked and worn. Slipcase rear upper edge, bottom corners and spine upper edge bumped. Two tiny light stains on front cover. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare and definitive work on the subject of a special type of Japanese woodblock printing, written by one the foremost authorities in the field, is otherwise in good condition.