Tokyo (東京): Chuo-Koron-sha (中央公論社), 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Unpaginated. 120 pages. Original green dust jacket with red lettering on the front cover, white lettering on the spine. With original protective glassine wrapper and publisher's obi as issued. Original price stickers and bookseller's laid in.
One of Daido Moriyama's defining and most representative works, A Hunter showcases the acclaimed Japanese photographer's skills in the areas of street photography and high contrast b/w images, exploring subjects of modern urban society and culture, sex, decaying environments, animals, destruction, consumer culture and mass media. The powerful collection is sequenced poetically, and depict settings in both Japan and the West. Dedicated to Jack Kerouac, the book begins with an essay from acclaimed Japanese artist Tadanori Yokoo (b.1936) discussing Moriyama and his work. Also included is a short biography of Moriyama and a list of career highlights, at the back of the book. All text throughout in Japanese with English translation.
Dust jacket with minor rubbing/bumping at the head of the spine. Minor to light foxing to the interior covers. Dj in very good+, binding in near fine, interior in very good+ condition overall. A very nice copy of a true first edition of this scarce work. vg+ to near fine. Item #51314