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Oka, Hideyuki & George Nelson, How to Wrap 5 Eggs, Sakai, Michikazu, New York, Harper & Row, 1969, first ed., 2nd printing, lg 4to (11.5" x 10"), HB, white glossy paper bds w/ black cloth spine, white embossed decorative titles, blindstamped design; black photographic dj w/ orange, yellow & white titles, gray decorative endpapers, VG / VG. Corners bumped, slightly shelfworn, bd edges slightly discolored, a few small dings in the front bd. DJ edgeworn, some chipping at extremities.

203 pp. 222 b/w photos, a few in color. Second printing of the 1967 classic design tome. 10 pp. of commentary on each item by Oka, as well as Nelson and Oka's essays at the beginning of the book. Most of the designs relate to food packaging and other perishables. The containers are constructed of completely organic products, e.g. hemp, clay, rice leaves, silk. Illustrates the perennial Japanese aesthetic ingenuity. Beautifully produced and scarce. See also our listing of the sequel, How to Wrap 5 More Eggs.    [Book ID # 844]


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