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Japan's Tattoo Arts. Horiyoshi's world : Vol. 2 by Horiyoshi; Akimitsu Takagi; Katsunari Fukushi; Ed Hardy; Jonathan Shaw

174 pp. photo-illustrated book. Folio. Limited to 2000. Very good. Illus. dust wrapper over cloth covers, housed in pictorial boards case. [787] This copy boldly dedicated by Ed Hardy to Jonathan Shaw; a unique copy with fine associations....

From Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare


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

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition, folio, pp.xix, 276, 80 plates, 146 text illustrations. A very good copy in original decorated cloth, morocco spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spine. Occasional light foxi...

From John Randall (Books of Asia)



JAPANESE BOOKS OF TRADESTwo volumes. Grayish-blue paper covers with geometric decoration in darker blue and printed paper label. Rubbed but sound; some binding threads missing from first volume. Bottom of one page with clean tear. Reprint of the 1771 orig...

From Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books


Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Shinto Bengi (New Knife) (Keichō irai shintō bengi) (慶長以来新刀辨疑) (けいちょういらいしんとうべんぎ) by KAMADA, Natae

1784 Japanese Samurai Katana Swords New Blade Shinto Bengi Natae Kamada 9v RARE An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blade.' "Shintobengi" is a study on Japanese swords published in 1784 by Kamata Natae, a samurai and a sword researcher i...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu by Kan'en Iwasaki

Rare set of 3 volumes of aromatic herbs from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled from 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This set of 3 volumes (volumes 6, 7, 8 in the serie...

From Florilegius


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


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


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


Shimogakari Noh Chant Collections shimogakarishuuitaiseiutai下掛拾遺大成謡(したかけしゅういたいせいうたい) by Unknown

1691 Japanese Handwritten Noh Play Theater Mask Demons Warrior Japan Shimogakari An interesting Edo woodblock-print of 'Noh Chant Collections' from the early 17th century. Noh chants were adopted from Buddhist prayers and went with the musical background...

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


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


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