London: Chatto & Windus, 2010. [Art and History] SIGNED COPY, the fifth impression. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp. 354 . With occasional in-text illustrations. SIGNED by the author in black ink to title page. Publisher's grey cloth with red and dark grey titles, and grey endpapers. With the wrap-around band priced at £16.99. Also with a contemporary review from the Evening Standard, folded, and a Hatchards' bookmark, loose to preliminaries. A crease to band spine; text block very slightly toned. Fine. A hugely popular title tracing the owners of a collection of Japanese Netsuke across centuries and continents, including Viktor Ephrussi's exile to Tunbridge Wells, and his friendship with Harry Pratley, proprietor of Hall's Bookshop during the 1940s. Item #57816
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