It’s getting close to the time that we are going to start production. I’m sending out a last update and the last opportunity to order at the prepublication price of $62.
We’ve decided that everyone who participates in this presale is going to get a “Deluxe” edition of the book. The book will have a faux leather cover, be printed on special paper stock, be individually wrapped, and will come in a special presentation box. This edition will not be available to subsequent purchasers. This edition is still available for purchase, still at the pre-publication price of $62.
As a final enticement for those who are curious, we’re allowing access to a complete PDF copy of the book itself, accompanied by the introduction. This is the introduction to the book that you will receive (although it’s possible that there might be a few small changes, depending on what else we find). I hope that you’ll be as delighted with the beauty of the book as I was – the mere beauty of the book was plenty of inspiration for me to undertake this project in the first place. I hope you will enjoy scrolling through the pages.
We have two link options ready for you.
The first version loads a PDF. Depending on the settings, it will either directly load the PDF into your browser window or it will download it directly. When you click on this link, it is pulling in the full file, so it may take some time to complete the load (it’s a big file). https://25andy.com/Horses-and-Horse-Medicine-in-Muromachi-Japan.pdf
We also have a link to a zip version that would work as a download only. It has a faster response time because it is a smaller file.
For even more information, and if you really want to dive into what we’re doing, along with one of my co-authors, Kaoru Tomoyoshi, we did a presentation on the book for the Los Angeles-based Japan Foundation. The YouTube video about the book is here
Thanks for your interest and support. This is going to be extraordinary.