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CHUSHINGURA Or the Treasury of Loyal Retainers by Takeda Izumo ; Miyoshi Shoraku ; Namiki Senryu; translated by Jukichi Inouye

Tokyo: Nakanishi-Ya. Very Good+. 1910. First thus.. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. With Fold out Frontispiece and 11 fold out coloured plates ( one for each Act/Chapter) , and black & white line drawings throughout the text. Frontispiece foldout has ...

From M & A Simper Bookbinders


Tradition, Phase and Style of Shang and Chou Bronze Vessels (Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts) by Linduff

NEW hardbound isbn 0824032373 first edition and presumed first printing. IMPECCABLE PERFECT UNTOUCHED Suspect this was issued without a dust jacket. Doctprate study by Katheryn Linduff with 39 plates of charts, maps, and illustration My scanner produces...

From Michael's Pride and Joys


Strange Pictures by Anno, Mitsumasa

Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Not a First. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Mitsumasa Anno. Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Copyright date is 1968, this copy dated 1971. Gift inscription on inside of front cover reads, "To B. M., Thi...

From Black River Books


The Paintings and Statues of President Sukarno of the Republic of Indonesia by Man-Fong, Lee

A rare set of large books, 5 volumes in heavy card slipcases. All dust-jackets present, some with small spine end tears. No names or writing on the endpapers or in the text. First four vols. illustrated with 100 plates of paintings and vol. 5 illustrated ...

From Town Books of San Anselmo


Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York by Metzgar, Judson D

The American Art Association, NY, 1919; 8vo, 118 pages; illustrated. Original 1919 auction catalogue for the historic sale of the private Japanese print collection of J.D. Metzgar (1869-1958), distinguished American scholar, collector, authority on Japa...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


Pageant of Japanese Art. by Tokyo National Museum

Toto Bunka. Tokyo. 1952-54. Six volumes. Folio. Paintings I, Paintings II, Sculpture, Ceramics and Metalwork, Textiles & Lacquer, Architecture and Gardens. Profusely illustrated. Original cloth, with some sunning, in original dust wrappers, some tears and...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


Enchuro-ryu Soka Zue by Shuei Shounsai, Hakusui Kikunsai

One volume only from the 8-volume series of guidebooks to the Enchuro School of ikebana or flower arrangement first published in Tokyo in 1807. 8 pages of text and 52 pages of woodcuts of ikebana featuring flowers in vases on tables, in hanging baskets, e...

From Florilegius


JAPAN, a history in books by Executive Committee of the Frankfurt Book Fair "Japan Year

Tokyo: Executive Committee of the Frankfurt Book Fair , 1990. printed paper wraps, paperbound with dust jacket, gilt wraps, 159 pages, illustrated, (numerous full color illustrations, Includes index. Japanese books from the earliest to the present. Illust...

From Harry E Bagley Books Ltd


Masterpieces of Japanese Puppetry. Sculptured Heads of the Bunraku Theater by Seijiro, Saito

Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1958. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with only light traces of wear. The jacket is virtually complete, a small chip out of the top of the spine. Otherwise very good. Completely clea...

From Design Books


The Art of Surimono: Privately Published Japanese Woodblock Prints and Books in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Vols 1 and 2) by Keyes, Roger

London: Sotheby Publications, 1994. Fine, unread copies in fine jackets. Tiny, insignificant bump to top of jacket of vol.2, on flap. Fine slipcase. Shipped weight close to 5 kilos, so extra postage will be required.. First Printing of the First Edition....

From Renaissance Books


Stories & Sketches by Lafcadio Hearn , Preface, Compiled with Notes by R. Tanabe, Professor in the Peeresses School, Frontispiece with Color with Tissue Guard that has Yellowed,some fox & small Sticker blank endpapers

Hokuseido, Tokyo Japan, 1925. HBNODJ, 1925, 1st edition, 1st Issue,Olive Green Embossed decorated Cloth with Paper Label Lettered in Black,VG/VG, AS-IS, NODJ, Cover minor Rub, Wear & Small Nick & tiny Corner Chip, Spine only Slightly Sunned, 276 p...



Collection J. Garié. Objets d'Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine dont la vente aura lieu du Lundi 5 Mars au Samedi 10 mars 1906 inclus à l'Hotel Drouot, Salle No 7.

1906 Commissaire-Priseur: Me Lair-Dubreuil; Expert: M. M. Bing. Couverture récente en parfait état, couverture d'origine conservé. Les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription,...

From Louis Caron


Masaharu Shimada by Matsumoto, Margarita M. Hiyama \(ed.\)

Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. THERE WILL BE A SHIPPING INCREASE ON THIS HEAVY BOOK - IN...

From Shawn Mooney Books


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