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A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book. During the Russo-Japanese War. Two volumes. With Illustrations, Maps and Plans. by Hamilton, Sir Ian

London: Edward Arnold, 1907. Fifth impression Two volumes, pp.x, 362; xi, 387, 2 frontis, 32 plates, 42 maps. A very good set in a very attractive art-deco binding in half morocco, ornately gilt spine. Some minor spotting. Bookplate of Herbert G. Squier...

From John Randall (Books of Asia)


"Japanese Dancer" Westbrae International - No.1 Importer of Japanese Food : Advertising Poster

Westbrae International , 1985. RARE advertising poster, 20 1/2"w x 35 1/2"h, printed on stiff cloth. featuring a Japanese dancer, in vivid colors and below a 1985 calendar. Fine, as issued. Well suited for framing, will ship loosely rolled in a...

From Dale Steffey Books


Canvasism New Works (Signed with drawing) by Ohtake, Shinro

Tokyo: Seibu Art Forum , 1988. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. Signed and with a drawing of a man's head on the front endpaper, with two word inscription. Very clean inside and out. Spine not creased, binding firm. Text in E...

From Design Books


Spring, Ukiyo-e Series Volume 3 by Various Artists

Shueisha, Tokyo, 1974. Hardcover (in Slipcase). Fine Condition/Fine. Various artists, Spring, Ukiyo-e Series Volume 3, Tokyo: Shueisha, 1974. Large folio (17x12 inches or 43x31cm), pp. 144, printed cream-colored cloth boards quarter-bound in...

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Eikoh Hosoe: Masters of Photography. by HOSOE, Eikoh. With an essay by Mark Holborn

Koln: Konemann Verlag / Aperture, 1999. Signed by the legendary photographer Eikoh Hosoe and dated 9.26.05 on the half title page. First Konemann edition / First printing. Black cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket....

From Orpheus Books


Ikebana-Tsu by Shinshintei Ryuka

Rare guide book to the Shinshintei school of Ikebana published in Tokyo, 1835.4 pages of text on color woodcut pages, 16 full-color woodcuts of flower arrangements, 20 b/w woodcuts of flower arrangements, and 6 text pages.Rare to find 19th century ikebana...

From Florilegius


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


GA Houses 75. Global Architecture Houses 75. by FUTAGAWA, Yoshio, Editor. Includes articles on Glenn Murcutt, Waro Kishi, Atelier: Bow-Wow, et al

Tokyo: A. D. A. Edita, 2003. Signed by Waro Kishi and Glenn Murcutt. First edition / First printing. Pictorial wrappers. Very fine. Glenn Murcutt is the Pritzker Prize Winner for 2002. Winner of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal. Winner of the 2009 AIA [Americ...

From Orpheus Books


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


Ehon Imayo Sugata by Beisai Kubota, Shikitei Sanba

Early 20th-century reprint of Utagawa's famous book on Japanese women's fashions originally published in 1802.Volume 1 only of the 2 volume set.With 25 full-color woodblock prints depicting 12 scenes over double pages with different classes of women, 23 p...

From Florilegius


Fuzoku Emakimono by Masanobu Okumura

Reprint from the 1880s of ukiyo-e artist Masanobu Okumura's depiction of nightlife in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in the Edo era.Masanobu Okumura (1686-1764) was a Japanese print designer, book publisher, illustrator and painter.This orihon concertina...

From Florilegius


THE COLOUR OF ROME, Historic, Personal and Local. An Introduction by Douglas Sladen, and an Essay by the Artist. by POTTER, Olave Muriel and Yoshio MARKINO.:

London, Chatto & Windus, 1909.. FIRST EDITION 1909, LIMITED DE LUXE EDITION of 100 COPIES FOR SALE, THIS COPY IS NUMBER 9. Small 4to, approximately 260 x 195 mm, 10¼ x 7 ¾ inches, 48 colour plates, including frontispiece plus 12 sepia plates, all mount...

From Roger Middleton


Waro Kishi. by KISHI, Waro. With an introduction by Terence Riley

Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gill, S.A., 1995. Signed by Waro Kishi. First edition / First printing. Illustrated wrappers. Very fine. Text is in English and Spanish. A paperbound original. The first monograph in English on Waro Kishi....

From Orpheus Books


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


Shishi and Other Netsuke: The Collection of Harriet Szechenyi by Rosemary Bandini

Rosemary Bandini, London, 1999, Fine Hardcover / Near Fine Dustjacket, 174 pages, 8.75" x 11.25", slight edgewear on dustjacket, otherwise clean and tight. Collector Harriet Szechenyi concentrated on collecting "netsuke" of animals and mythical beings. ...

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