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Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller Richard; Gregory Ron

England: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Small amount of foxing on one preliminary page other wise spotless. Dust Jacket in clear mylar cover. ...

From The Last Word


Philipp Franz Von Sebold's Ukiyo-e Collection (3 Volume set in Original Clamshell cases) in Original Shipping Cartons by Siebold, Philipp Franz Von; Willem r Van Gulik

Tokyo; (1978): Kodansha. Folio. In three volumes. The Ukiyo-e or Pictures of the Floating World is a uniquely Japanese art form. This set is a marvelous representation of Sebold's outstanding collection of Japanese woodblock art. Captions in Japanese & E...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Honzo Zufu: Tsubaki by Kan'en Iwasaki

Rare volume on camellias from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled in 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This volume, number 88 in the series, includes 10 pages of text and index of c...

From Florilegius


Shinba Meikan, New Blade Makers’ List (Arami-mei-zukushi) (新刃銘鑑) (あらみめいずくし) by KANDA, Ryoko

1721 Japanese Samurai Katana Woodblock Swords New Blade Makers Ryoko Kanda 3v An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blade Maker's List.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period an...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Guidebook to Old Edo (Edosunago) (江戸砂子) (えどすなご) by SENRYO, Kikuoka

1772 1st ed Japanese Woodblock Edo Guidebook Topography MAPS Kikuoka Senryo 9v An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'Guidebook to Old Edo.' "Edosunago" is a magazine of the topography and guidebook of the Edo area written by Kikuoka Senryo, a ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


通俗兩漢紀事/ Tsuuzoku Ryokan Kiji; Commonwealth Western Han Chronicle by Aoi Yuen [Ed]

1699 Han Dynasty History Japanese Chinese Tsuzoku Ryokan Kiji JAPAN 10v ASIA A rare, 17th century woodblock print collection bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" binding)" style (Keio). The text gives kanji (Chines...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


New Blades (Arami meizukushi) 新刃銘盡 (あらみめいずくし) by HAKURYUSHI, Kanda

1721 Japanese Sword Katana Arami Meizukushi Illustrated Handwritten New Blades An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blades.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period and is equiva...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Fragrance of Flower Arrangements (Sōka koromo no ka) 揷花衣之香 (そおかころものか) by ICHIBA, Teishousai 貞松斎一馬

1801 Japanese Ikebana Flower Arrangement Tokugawa Japan Woodblock Print Enshu 4v An interesting 19th century woodblock-print of 'The Fragrance of Flower Arrangements.' This collection of writings is about the calligraphic style of flower arranging (Ikeba...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Vantine's - The Oriental Store, 1916 Catalog (Catalogue)

New York: A.A. Vantine & Co., Inc., 1916. A RARE catalogue, and in lovely condition, of the major importer of Oriental goods into America from 1866 to 1921. Very Good Plus in original full color pictorial wrappers, 120 pp. plus 2 order pages at rear, ...

From Dale Steffey Books


Moko Shurai Ekotoba by Beisai Kubota

Woodblock reprint of two famous Japanese picture scrolls which recorded the unsuccessful Mongol invasions of Japan in the 13th century.The scrolls were originally drawn between 1275 and 1293 for the samurai Suenaga Takezaki to record his battlefield valor...

From Florilegius



1925. Original photograph album. Very Good. Oblong, string-tied album of black cardstock leaves, 11" x 13", photographs mounted on 35pp, blanks at the rear. Bound in black, flexible boards with an embossed sailing ship and gilt lettering (Pho...

From R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA


An Illustrated Guide to the noted places of Kyoto (都名所圖會) Akisato Ritō's Miyako meisho zue by RITO, Akisato

1786 Japanese Kyoto Travel Guide Edo JAPAN Woodblock Print Miyako Illustrated An exceedingly rare, 18th century set of handwritten woodblock prints of scenic tourist areas in Edo during the mid to late Edo period bound in the "fukurotoji (variously transl...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Flower Arrangement (Ikebana Hayamanabi) 生花早満奈飛 (いけばなはやまなび) by Various

1851 Japanese Ikebana Flower Arrangement Handwritten Woodblock Print Japan 10v An interesting 19th century woodblock-print of 'Flower Arrangement.' This collection of writings is can also be written as "Ikebana Sakugaku". Ikebana is known as a general be...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Pictorial Arts of Japan, with a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts, and Some Remarks Upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Koreans by Anderson, William

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Oversize hardcover approx. 16" x 12" x 3". Boards are covered in olive-green cloth with red and gilt ...

From The Old Sage Bookshop


Old Portrait Masks of the Noh Drama [title translated from Japanese]

Folio. Unpag. full-page plates (3 color with tissue guards). Japanese text. Pictorial boards with title on attached paper label, faded, lightly stained green cloth slipcase with bone(?) clasps.Extra shipping and insurance required for this item....

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