Hardcover by Sakata Eio, published by the Ishi Press in their Go Series. First impression, March 1968.
Sakata Eio (1920-2010 – family name first) was a Japanese 9-Dan professional Go player and champion who wrote many books on the game in Japanese, a few of which were translated into English.
From the back cover:
- Designed for all ranks of Go players, here is a systematic study of modern Even-game opening theory.
- Professional methods are discussed in the simplest terms, while help is given to the reader who wants to develop a more sophisticated game.
- Most of the basic opening formulae are described in this volume, and these (the komoku, san-san and mokukadzushi josekis) are analyzed in the context of championship matches.
- Profusely illustrated, packed with information, this book includes a special section giving definitions of Japanese Go terms.
Hardback with dust jacket. Jacket has some small tears around the spine. Previous owner’s name on front endpaper, which has a corner missing. A very good condition copy.