Weatherhill, 1971, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First
RAND CASTILE. The Way of Tea, New York: Weatherhill, 1971. Oblong octavo, first edition, pp. 330, green paper-covered boards quarter-bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spinek, gilt brush on front, belly band, mylar wrapper, slipcase, gravure plates. Covers the history of Japanese tea service, the aesthetics, the philosophy, the gardens and architecture, the utensils, the whole Zen spirit surrounding this humble drink. Condition of this book: Fine; slipcase edge-worn but sound. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Japan; 1970s; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0834800594. ISBN/EAN: 9780834800595. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54641.