BOOKS: Noguchi 1933 The Ukiyoye Primitives Ltd Ed, Yone Noguchi. The Ukiyoye Primitives. Privately published, Tokyo. 1933. Number 136 of 500 copies produced in English. Traditional Japanese bound softcover in stiff boards, top page edges gilded, enclosed in traditional folding case with bone closures. 8 3/4 x 12 inches. 122 text pages, errata slip bound in front of plates. 7 color and 85 black and white plates, and one gate-fold wood-cut reproduction frontispiece.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925