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Nihon No Fue (Japanese Flute). Signed "Kozaburo Hirai" on a tissue sheet glued to the inside of the cover with a hand-drawn flower inscribed by the composer "To Miss S. [Suzanne] Bloch with my heartiest greetings". Kawai Gakufu: Tokyo, 1960. Quarto. 60 pp. Original D/J; white boards with green endpapers. Pristine condition except for bumped spine edges and D/J which has small tears to top and bottom edge of spine.
The composer is referring to Suzanne Bloch, the noted lutenist and daughter of the composer Ernest Bloch.