O, Nihon! (Also known as O, Nippon!) Araki Nobuyoshi Shashinshu (Oh Japan! Collection of Araki Nobuyoshi Photographs). Rear cover title: Wareware no Ketsui; Wareware no Kaiketsu (Our Resolve, Our Resolution). Nobuyoshi Araki.

O, Nihon! (Also known as O, Nippon!) Araki Nobuyoshi Shashinshu (Oh Japan! Collection of Araki Nobuyoshi Photographs). Rear cover title: Wareware no Ketsui; Wareware no Kaiketsu (Our Resolve, Our Resolution).

Unpaginated (ca. 130 pp.) compendium of photographs of nudes in various positions, situations, and poses, playfully arrayed on the page, giving the work a very spontaneous and light-hearted feel, brief essay by Eiichi Uchida, profile of the young Araki, brief biographical notes, hundreds of photographic illustrations throughout. 4to. Illus. wrpps. Tokyo (Miki Shuppan) 1971.

The exceedingly rare first commercially distributed work by the renowned photographer, beautifully executed using cut and paste and Xerox techniques. As of April 2014 OCLC is unable to locate this title, and the Japanese library database locates only two copies in Japanese institutions; not at the National Diet Library in Tokyo. Book ID: 47850

Price: $3,250.00