First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original grey cloth with titles in gilt and brown to the spine, lacking the dustwrapper. Illustrated with a black and white photographic portrait frontispiece and black and white drawings and photographs throughout. A better than very good copy, the binding firm with a slight lean to the spine, the cloth a little rubbed at the extremities. The contents, with offsetting to the endpapers, are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owners' inscriptions or stamps.
Signed and dated (1960) by Bernard Leach in blue ink on the half title, scarce thus. A fascinating account of the highly influential potter's experiences in Japan.
Stock code: 22833