Sunday, December 14, 2008

Willard Price on Japan

This rather nice copy of an early Willard Price book arrived yesterday. Published by Heinemann in 1945 Price is rather a headache to the bibliographer who would put together even a checklist of his works. US and UK editions of books on Japan and Micronesia in particular spewed from his pen before, during and after WW2 but it is not clear without examining each and every title which are reworkings of which, which books are simply the same but under different titles and so on... Obviously the war time production standards of this book by Heinemann make it difficult to find with a complete and reasonable jacket so I'm very pleased with this one. Obviously the plain but balanced typography is also appealing.

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