1975. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975.
Slim 4to, ff. Illustrated throughout entirely with color plates within b/w elaborate borders. Original quarter cloth and illustrated boards, dust-jacket, as new.
§ First American Edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author in 1977 in Japanese and English. A fascinating alphabet book in which each letter is represented as a wood construction that, Escher-like, are often geometrically impossible. The borders contain objects beginning with the letter in question. Anno is a highly revered and renowned artist in Japan and has also received high honors in the US, especially for this book. Item #107015