Zappa Vox
Yasuo Yagi

Byakuya Shobo Ltd., Tokyo Japan
1988
ISBN 4-89367-131-6
168 + 476 pp, box of 2 paperbacks, 28 x 22,5 cm
Japanese


This is a very nice box, put together under supervision of graphic illustrator Yasuo Yagi. Until this first book about Zappa was published in Japan the main written source were album sleeve notes in Japanese written by the same Yasuo Yagi. The box contains two books described below.

This limited edition (3000) box was issued on Frank Zappa's 48th birthday – 21st December 1988. The box is a real piece of art and should be the ultimate target for every Zappa books collector. Some day I will write a manual – how to bid on Japanese auctions.

ARF: Bibliography
FZ Japanese bibliography
Zappa books in Japanese
List of some Zappa Vox owners

 
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Zappa Breath, In The Year Of The Plague. Vol.1
Yasuo Yagi

Byakuya Shobo Ltd., Tokyo Japan
1988
ISBN 4-89367-131-6
476 pp, paperback, 27 x 22 cm
Japanese


This book is dedicated to F.Z. on his 48th birthday, Dec. 21st 1988. All books are numbered.  This one here is #1041 out of 3000.

 
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The book is mostly black-and-white. Some pages from the book:








 

 
Viva Zappa
Dominique Chevalier

Byakuya Shobo Ltd., Tokyo Japan
1988
ISBN –
168 pp, paperback, 27 x 22 cm
Japanese


Japanese translation of Viva Zappa by Uchibori Yuko. Added to the original content is chapter "Another Material", pp.129-168, containing detailed discography, videography and bibliography.

 
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