1965 The Spectacle of Tokyo Olympics
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce, With Slipcase
A very scarce first edition.
In the original cloth solander box, in a near fine condition.
Captions are in Japanese and English, the text is in Japanese.
A beautiful commemorative work on the 1964 Summer Olympics, a monumental event held in Tokyo, published four months after the Games.
Strikingly illustrated in colour and monochrome throughout, vividly depicting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as many of the sporting Games.
The 1964 Summer Olympics was the first time the Olympics were held in Asia, a landmark moment which showed the vast progress the country had made since the end of World War Two. Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic flame at this event, was born in Hiroshima on the day that the atomic bomb was dropped on the city. His selection for this key moment symbolised Japan's postwar reconstruction and peace.
Japanese publication noted in an envelope loosey inserted.
In the original publisher's calf binding, in the original cloth solander box. Externally, smart. Only a few small marks to the boards and spine. Very light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. A few very light marks to the solander box, in a near fine condition.
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