FACING EAST: VIEWS OF JAPAN, SIGNED BY JAMES MICHENER AND JACK LEVINE
MICHENER, James and LEVINE, Jack. Facing East. New York: Maecenas, 1970. Tall folio, signatures loose as issued in silk portfolio with leather flap, with accompanying leather portfolio of 54 sketchbook reproductions, housed together in original silk clamshell box with leather flap. In original shipping carton. $1250.
Signed limited first edition of this handsome artist’s portfolio, number 505 of 2500 copies signed by both Michener and Levine on the limitation page and again on the inside of the clamshell box.
Illustrated with 54 facsimile reproductions of Levine’s watercolors and sketches of people and scenes in Japan, a few of which are hand-colored by pochoir. Also with four original lithographs and ten original woodcuts by Levine illustrating Michener’s introductory text.
Fine condition, in original shipping carton.