- Tokyo: Kyoiku Shoseki Ltd., (1991).
- cloth, dust jacket.
- 199 pages.
Price: $75.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 53060
First edition in English. About 300 color plates depicting 177 mostly full leather bindings designed and made by Mrs. Miura, an additional 24 designed by her, various posters for exhibitions, and several groups of photographs showing her and her assistants performing various binding operations in her Tokyo workshop. Miura's bindings are generally in a modern "French" or artistic style, often reminiscent of Art Nouveau or Deco. The binding illustrations mostly show full covers and backings, but occasionally include endpapers, dust jackets, or other features. Several bindings are actually multi-volume sets, and some include slipcases. Entries provide bibliographic descriptions of work bound, specifics of binding (material, construction, size), and briefly characterize the design. With biographical sketch, chronology of the activities of the artist 1980-1991, index, and afterword by Mrs. Miura.