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Book cover for Eikoh Hosoe "Ba ra kei Shinshuban [Ordeal by Roses Re-edited]" (Tokyo, Shuei-sha, 1971)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Dec 13, 2007, Sale 2132 Lot 126)
Preface by Yukio Mishima (who also was the model). Design and illustrations by Tadanori Yokoo. Elegantly illustrated with full-page gravure reproductions of Hosoe's photographs and Tadanori's illustrations. Oblong black velvet elephant folio with a mounted photographic reproduction and a black-and-white protrait of Mishima on metal, signed in the plate; folding chemise, white cloth, foxed; with a colorful, allegorical east scene on the pastedowns. Parr/Badger I 282; Hasselblad 276. revised edition.