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1852. HUC, M. RECOLLECTIONS OF A JOURNEY THROUGH TARTARY, THIBET, AND CHINA, DURING THE YEARS 1844, 1845, AND 1846. (Appleton's Popular Library). New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1852. Later printing, complete in two volumes. 12mo. red cloth; vol.1: 245pp. + ads, vol.2: 248pp. + ads. Spine-pieces missing. Otherwise good. .
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Book number: 40366
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 35.75 | JP 4873]

 SHōJU 松寿 [SHōRAKUSAI], TōKaidō Fukei No Zu 東海道風景の図
SHōJU 松寿 [SHōRAKUSAI]
TōKaidō Fukei No Zu 東海道風景の図
18. Shōju 松寿 [Shōrakusai]. Tōkaidō Fukei no Zu 東海道風景の図 [The album of Tōkaidō paintings] Late 18th - Early 19th C. 34 x 37cm orihon folding album with brushed title slip housed in an old chitsu with clasps 34 x 38.5cm with brushed title slip. There are 70 full page scenes from the Tōkaidō, each 34 x 37cm. Painted here by Shōju 松寿 [Roberts p, 152, under "Shōrakusai." An Osaka painter from the late 18th, early 19th century]. Very skillful work in a large double-sided album. Since it inscribes many more stations than the codified 53 stations (55 with the origin and terminus), it provides an even fuller view of the Tōkaidō in the mid to late Edo. Elegiac and lovely scenes. Shōju was known as a Kansai ukiyo-e school artist. Complete from Nihonbashi in Edo to Sanjō Ōhashi in Kyōto. With a bit of repaired worming here and there. A beautiful work. .
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Book number: 90468
USD 5500.00 [Appr.: EURO 4987.25 | £UK 4367 | JP 595532]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90468_01.jpg SHōJU 松寿 [SHōRAKUSAI], TōKaidō Fukei No Zu 東海道風景の図 

 ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎, ZōShohyō Shishu 蔵書票 四種
ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎
ZōShohyō Shishu 蔵書票 四種
1952. Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎. Zōshohyō Shishu 蔵書票 四種 Shōwa 27 [1952]. Gohachi 五八. Tokyo Number 4 of a limited edition of 7 copies. A single sheet folded three times to a rectangular 10.5 x 11.5cm opens fully to 10.5 x 46cm. Title printed in Japanese text on front with publisher's hanko on rear. 4 original color woodblock bookplates are tipped in with place name and book owner's name in handwritten Japanese text under, or in one case next to, each work. The largest of the color bookplates is 8 x 6cm; others are 5 x 5cm, 4.5 x 7.5cm and 4 x 5.75cm. Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎 (1891-1955) and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's. Slight foxing on backing paper, otherwise good condition. Obviously a rare item, as indicated by its limitation. .
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Book number: 90470
USD 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 340.25 | £UK 297.75 | JP 40604]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90470_1.jpg ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎, ZōShohyō Shishu 蔵書票 四種 

 MIYAMOTO KYōSHIRō 宮本匡四郎, ZōShohyō Sakuhinshū: Dai Ikkai Ekisu Riburishu No Kai 蔵書票 作品集: 第一回 えきす りぶりすの会
MIYAMOTO KYōSHIRō 宮本匡四郎
ZōShohyō Sakuhinshū: Dai Ikkai Ekisu Riburishu No Kai 蔵書票 作品集: 第一回 えきす りぶりすの会
1958. Miyamoto Kyōshirō 宮本匡四郎. Zōshohyō Sakuhinshū: Dai Ikkai ekisu riburishu no kai 蔵書票 作品集: 第一回 えきす りぶりすの会. Showa 33 [1958]. Gabara Gabō がばら画房. Tokyo. 11.7 x 14cm hardcover book opening Japanese style with decorated, printed title slip is housed in a box 12.5 x 15cm with printed title slip. One of a limited edition of 30. 17 original polychrome woodblock prints tipped in with title slip and title index also tipped in. Original woodcut bookplates, most of the female form, in both representational and abstract styles, with the book owner's name in English or Japanese text. Very fine condition. .
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Book number: 90473
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 249.5 | £UK 218.5 | JP 29777]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90473_1.jpg MIYAMOTO KYōSHIRō 宮本匡四郎, ZōShohyō Sakuhinshū: Dai Ikkai Ekisu Riburishu No Kai 蔵書票 作品集: 第一回 えきす りぶりすの会 

 , Boston Herald and Its History
Boston Herald and Its History
1878. BOSTON HERALD AND ITS HISTORY. 1846-1878. Boston, 1878. 8vo. 93pp. 6 plates. Brown cloth, stamped in gilt and black to front and blindstamped to rear. Moderate wear to extremities. Corners lightly bumped. Interior of front hinge starting to crack but still tight. Bookstore sticker to front pastedown, stamp to verso of frontis. Contains six heliotype plates of the interior of the New Herald building on Washington St. Scarce. .
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Book number: 89543
USD 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 294.75 | £UK 258.25 | JP 35191]
Catalogue: Photography
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/89543_0.jpg , Boston Herald and Its History 

 TACHIKA CHIKUSON 田近竹邨, Chikuson Jihitsu Gachō 竹邨自筆画帳
TACHIKA CHIKUSON 田近竹邨
Chikuson Jihitsu Gachō 竹邨自筆画帳
19. Tachika Chikuson 田近竹邨 Chikuson Jihitsu Gachō 竹邨自筆画帳. N.p. Early 20th century. No colophon. Signed, with artist's seal. Orihon folding album with fabric boards and gilt edges 24 x 18cm is housed in a modern brown chitsu with clasps 24.5 x 18.5cm. 12 monochrome and color paintings approx. 21.5 x 15.5cm depicting Chinese landscapes are painted on silk and laid down on metallic speckled boards. First and last paintings in the album include Japanese text. This early 20th century work explores the 12 months of the year through Chinese landscapes that depict the passing of the seasons. Chikuson (1863-1922) established painting academies in Japan and went on to teach within these schools. His work was exhibited multiple times at the Bunten exhibition (officially known as the Monbushō Bijutsu Tenrankai 文部省美術展覧会) sponsored by the Ministry of Education and he accumulated 5 awards from the exhibition over the years. Chikuson was a student of Tanomura Chokunyū 田能村直入 (1814-1907) who himself was a student of Chikuden. Chokunyū was a master of the Nanga 南画 school of painting, also known as Bunjinga 文人画, which focused primarily on Chinese landscapes. Boards show wear; very slight worming of some pages. Fine condition. .
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Book number: 90450
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1133.5 | £UK 992.5 | JP 135348]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90450_1.jpg TACHIKA CHIKUSON 田近竹邨, Chikuson Jihitsu Gachō 竹邨自筆画帳 

 , Codex Pharmacopee Francaise
Codex Pharmacopee Francaise
1837. CODEX PHARMACOPEE FRANCAISE Redigee par Ordre du Gouvernement par une Commission Composee de Mm. les Professeurs de la Faculte de Medecine, et de l'Ecole Speciale de Pharmacie de Paris. Paris: Bechet Jeune, Libraire de la Faculte de Medecine de Paris, 1837. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 535 pp. + [4] ff. illustrated ads for glass and porcelain lab vessels. This pharmacopeia replaced the Codex of 1818. The "Commission de redaction" was headed by Orfila and included Andral, Caventou, Pelletier, and Soubeiran (all cited in Garrison-Morton). Ex-library, stamps on pastedown, title page and following leaf, and a small label on the copyright page. Half leather and marbled boards, rubbed. Dampstain to lower corner of last third of text leaves; else internally very good. Despite these defects, the book appears rather pleasing. .
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Book number: 86996
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 408.25 | £UK 357.5 | JP 48725]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/86996_0.jpg , Codex Pharmacopee Francaise 

 HIROTA HYAKUHO 広田百豊, [Emaki Zodiacal Animal Handscroll]
HIROTA HYAKUHO 広田百豊
[Emaki Zodiacal Animal Handscroll]
Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊. ZODIACAL ANIMAL SCROLL. 33 x 626.5cm approx total length (25.5cm blank decorative paper at start and 19cm at end). On heavy paper in a brocade cover with bone jiku. Signed and sealed by Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊. 12 animals of the zodiac depicted by a skilled hand. Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊 is the artist name of Hirota Saiichiro 広田才一郎 (1876 - 1955), a pupil of internationally recognized Nihonga artist Takeuchi Seihō 竹内栖鳳 (1864 - 1942). Hirota received awards over multiple years at the Ministry of Education Arts Exhibition (Bunten 文部省美術展覧会). .
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Book number: 90502
USD 2400.00 [Appr.: EURO 2176.25 | £UK 1905.75 | JP 259868]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90502_01.jpg HIROTA HYAKUHO 広田百豊, [Emaki Zodiacal Animal Handscroll] 

 SEKINE TOSHIO 関根寿雄, Ex Libris 1982 Sekine Toshio ShohyōShū Ex Libris 1982 関根寿雄 書票集
SEKINE TOSHIO 関根寿雄
Ex Libris 1982 Sekine Toshio ShohyōShū Ex Libris 1982 関根寿雄 書票集
1982. Sekine Toshio 関根寿雄. Ex Libris 1982 Sekine Toshio Shohyōshū Ex Libris 1982 関根寿雄 書票集 1982. Self-published. Tokyo. 19 x 13.5cm book with printed title slip laid down. Number 5 of a limited edition of 70 copies; it appears to be an artist's proof. 9 original polychrome woodblock bookplates tipped in. The bookplates range in size from approx 9 x 6cm to 5.5 x 4.5cm. A collection of 9 original woodblock bookplates by Sekine Toshio 関根寿雄. The book owner's name is in Japanese text, some with additional English text. Colorful designs, one with metallic pigment, varying in subject from Egyptian to floral motifs. Book was handmade by the artist and each ex libris is signed. Excellent printing. Very fine condition. .
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Book number: 90475
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 99.25 | JP 13535]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90475_1.jpg SEKINE TOSHIO 関根寿雄, Ex Libris 1982 Sekine Toshio ShohyōShū Ex Libris 1982 関根寿雄 書票集 

 , Imperial Hotel Tokyo Brochure
Imperial Hotel Tokyo Brochure
Imperial Hotel Tokyo brochure. 23.75 x 10cm color brochure for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo opens to 39.75 x 10cm. The front and rear has a lovely double page color print of the Imperial hotel with pine trees in the foreground and Mount Fuji in the background with 帝国ホテル [Teikoku Hotel] at the top in Japanese and "Imperial Hotel Tokyo Japan" printed on the bottom in English. Intended for foreign visitors, the brochure has descriptions of the hotel, known as, "The Jewel of the Orient," during its heyday. 5 black and white photos of the interior and exterior of the hotel and local landmarks with English text. Room and meal prices also in English. The hotel cable address, but no telephone number, and a reference to the Boy's Festival in May dates the brochure to the late Taisho to early Showa period (1923-1948), the latter date being the year the government changed the holiday from "Boy's Day" to "Children's Day." A page of attractions by month, a 5 day sample itinerary and cultural attractions of interest are listed for the foreign traveller on two inside folds. The building's exterior and interior as well as most furnishings and dishes and glassware, were designed by well-known US architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The hotel stood in central Tokyo from 1923, when it was completed, until 1968 when it was demolished to make room for an updated building. This pamphlet is a reminder of a time when the hotel was considered the finest in Japan, a symbol of cooperation between Japan and the US; a blend of traditional East Asian and Native American design and modern Western aesthetics. Good condition. .
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Book number: 90433
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 99.25 | JP 13535]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90433_1.jpg , Imperial Hotel Tokyo Brochure 

 
INDEPENDENT 1924-1925
Independent 1924-1925
1924. (INDEPENDENT 1924-1925). THE INDEPENDENT 1924-1925. We offer a lot consisting of about 180 typewritten sheets with many additions in holograph, part of the type-setter's copy for various issues of THE INDEPENDENT from Sept. 1924 through Jan. 1925. In several cases the manuscripts differ slightly from the printed versions. The lot comprises: about 80 pages of book reviews (titles reviewed range from Huxley's LITTLE MEXICAN to Babbitt's DEMOCRACY AND LEADERSHIP); 50 pages of feature articles (analyses of the 1924 Presidential Campaign, "Distinguished Realities--What Modern Novelists are Seeking," etc..); 40 pages of editorials, notes on contributors, letters to the editor; and about ten pages of tables of contents, advertising for the subsequent issues, etc.. A large part of the material is for the issue of Sept. 27, 1924, a "Special Fall Book Number." THE INDEPENDENT was a journal published in Boston weekly or fortnightly from 1848 to 1928. Dealing particularly with politics and economics, it was also concerned with cultural and environmental issues. Its advertising stresses the paper's "middle ground", unprejudiced standpoint. The lot is in good condition, with only the wear to be expected from the nature of the material. .
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Book number: 55419
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 79.5 | JP 10828]

 OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門, Iroha Emoji 伊呂波絵文字. 昭和40年
OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門
Iroha Emoji 伊呂波絵文字. 昭和40年
1965. Okamura Kichiemon 岡村吉右衛門 (1916-2002). Iroha Emoji 伊呂波絵文字. 昭和40年(1965)n.p. self-published. A katazome hon 型染本 85 x 32.5cm string bound in fukuro toji housed in a chitsu with clasps 50 x 33cm with stenciled title label on cover. Number 32? of a stated limited edition of 30 copies. Signed by the artist. 44 oversize katazome 型染 stencils, [48] pages total, including index to the syllabary depicted. Birds, insects, fish and other charming creatures sit amongst characters in the Japanese syllabary, forming lines to complete the kana. The very size of the volume, along with the bold, bright colors, creates a sensory delight in the Mingei Folk Art tradition. Okamura Kichiemon 岡村吉右衛門 (1916-2002) was a leading artist of Mingei Folk Art and a renowned scholar of papermaking whose work is held in collections internationally and across Japan. He was a student of the Living National Treasure and well-known Mingei artist Serizawa Keisuke. Very light, faint foxing. Fine condition. .
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Book number: 90477
USD 3500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3173.75 | £UK 2779 | JP 378975]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90477_01.jpg OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門, Iroha Emoji 伊呂波絵文字. 昭和40年 

 , 4 Issues of Gofuku 呉服
4 Issues of Gofuku 呉服
193. 4 issues of Gofuku 呉服.Tokyo. Ichida Shōten 市田商店. Four kimono magazines published by a Tokyo kimono and obi store with branches in Tokyo and Kyoto. Green birds in birdcage - Shōwa 8 [1933] June #122 昭和八年 六月 百二十二呉.  Blue/white/green - Shōwa 8 [1933] August #124 昭和八年 八月 百二十四呉. Gray - Shōwa 10 [1935] February #141 昭和十年 百四十一呉. Red - Shōwa 13 [1938] January #176 昭和十三年 一月 百七十六號. Green birds in birdcage - Shōwa 8 [1933] June #122 昭和八年 六月 百二十二呉. 26 x 19cm kimono textile magazine with light and dark green decorative covers. 8 pages, including front and rear covers. Lovely cover artwork of birds in a cage on front and rear wrappers. Articles in Japanese text on kimono, fabrics and patterns and a loosely drawn cartoon. Vertical fold on front cover through to inside. Blue/white/green - Shōwa 8 [1933] August #124 昭和八年 八月 百二十四呉. 26 x 19cm kimono textile magazine with blue and green decorative covers. 12 pages, including front and rear covers. 2 inserts of 4 pages laid in. 2 small holes near spine (stabbed binding?). Charming cover artwork with a stylized women's figure wraps around to rear wrapper. Articles in Japanese text on kimono, fabrics and patterns. 6 small swatches of fabrics for fall laid down. Color illustrations of fabrics and photo of display of bolted fabrics. One insert focuses on variations of the chrysanthemum design, accompanied by black and white illustrations. Black and white illustrations throughout. Vertical fold on front cover through to inside. Gray - Shōwa 10 [1935] February #141 昭和十年 百四十一呉. 26 x 19cm kimono textile magazine with multicolor decorative wrappers. 12 pages including front and rear covers. Very appealing cover artwork of a wintery scene wraps around to rear cover. Articles in Japanese text on kimono, fabrics and patterns with black and white illustrations and photos. Article with photos of actress Mori Kakuko 森赫子 (1914-1986) in kimono and modern dress. Rust-like stain on front cover through to inside front wrapper. Vertical fold on front cover through to inside. Red - Shōwa 13 [1938] January #176 昭和十三年 一月 百七十六號. 26 x 18.5cm kimono textile magazine with multicolor decorative wrappers. 12 pages including front and rear covers. Beautiful cover artwork of Japanese landscapes wraps around to rear cover. Articles in Japanese text on kimono, fabrics and patterns with illustrations and photos. Vertical fold on front cover through to inside. $200 for 4. .
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Book number: 90432
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 181.5 | £UK 159 | JP 21656]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90432_1.jpg , 4 Issues of Gofuku 呉服 

 GOTō SEIKICHIRō 後藤清吉郎, Kami No Tabi 紙の旅
GOTō SEIKICHIRō 後藤清吉郎
Kami No Tabi 紙の旅
1964. Gotō Seikichirō 後藤清吉郎. Kami no Tabi 紙の旅.Showa 39 [1964]. Tokyo. Bijutsu Shuppansha.Large oblong folio in washi covers, 33.5 x 44.3 cm. #261 of 300cc. Illustrated beautifully in katazome throughout. The illustrations as well as the text are by Gotō, a fine artist as well as one of the most eminent scholars of Japanese papermaking. Besides the textual illustrations there are a large number of full page color prints which are lovely indeed. Paper samples are tipped in, the book is printed on handmade paper, bound in it and enclosed in it, as the clasped case is washi over boards, as well. The text, in Japanese, is scholarly, succinct and informative. All in all, a truly remarkable work. A near fine copy, perhaps the cleanest and freshest we have seen. .
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Book number: 90493
USD 1950.00 [Appr.: EURO 1768.25 | £UK 1548.25 | JP 211143]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90493_01.jpg GOTō SEIKICHIRō 後藤清吉郎, Kami No Tabi 紙の旅 

 , Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #8 第八號
Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #8 第八號
1937. Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #8 第八號. Showa 12 [1937]. 昭和十二年. Tokyo. Tokyosha. 第十六巻. 25 x 25.5cm large format children's full color illustrated magazine published in Japan from 1922 to 1944. Japanese text with hiragana, katakana and furigana. This special issue focuses on "Our Rivers," exploring the theme through illustrated stories about hikers, lumberjacks, electric plants and other topics. 11 lovely double page images, as well as front and rear wrapper art, by painter, woodblock artist and illustrator Hatsuyama Shigeru 初山滋 (1897-1973), artist, writer and activist Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義 (1901 - 1977) (middle image), Kimura Toshinori 木村俊徳, Natsukawa Hachiro 夏川八郎 and others. Contributors known throughout the artistic and literary worlds ensured that the magazine was the first of its kind. The artwork is justly famous and utterly charming. Foxing on rear wrapper. Chipping on bottom of some pages and rear wrappers. .
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Book number: 90430
USD 285.00 [Appr.: EURO 258.5 | £UK 226.5 | JP 30859]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90430_1.jpg , Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #8 第八號 

 , Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #11  第十六巻 第十一號
Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #11  第十六巻 第十一號
1937. Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #11  第十六巻 第十一號. Showa 12 [1937]. Tokyo. Tokyosha.25 x 25.5cm large format children's full color illustrated magazine published in Japan from 1922 to 1944. Japanese text with hiragana, katakana and furigana. Illustrated stories for children, many double page, and a 6 page educational section for parents. Editor Takei Takeo was a seminal figure in "The Land of Children" and his wide contacts throughout the artistic and literary worlds ensured that the magazine was the first of its kind. His artwork is justly famous and utterly charming. Color front wrapper art by Yamashita Kenichi 山下謙一 with very appealing double page images by painter, woodblock artist and illustrator Hatsuyama Shigeru 初山滋 (1897-1973) and artist, writer and activist Murayama Tomoyoshi 村山知義 (1901 - 1977). Other contributing artists include Kurita Jirō 栗田次郎, Yokoi Fukujirō 横井福次郎, Kimura Toshinori 木村俊徳, Kurosaki Yoshike 黒崎義介 and Nagajima Shigejirō 長島重二郎. Foxing to front and rear wrappers. Chipping at bottom on some pages and front wrapper. Owner's name is handwritten in the appropriate box on rear wrapper. .
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Book number: 90431
USD 285.00 [Appr.: EURO 258.5 | £UK 226.5 | JP 30859]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90431_1.jpg , Kodomo No Kuni. コドモノクニ. Vol. 16 #11  第十六巻 第十一號 

 , Ladies Dispensatory
Ladies Dispensatory
1740. THE LADIES DISPENSATORY: or, Every Woman her own Physician. Treating of the Natures, Causes, and various Symptoms of all the Diseases, Infirmities, and Disorders, natural or contracted, that most particularly affect the Fair Sex, in all their different Situations of Life, as Maids, Married Women, and Widows. London: James Hodges, 1740. Second edition. (The first edition appears to be printed without a date; but Wellcome notes a listing for the title in London Magazine for February 1739.) 12mo. xvi, 324, [8] pp. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, with small loss and 3/4 inch cracks at head of spine. Some foxing and soil. Slight worming to corner margin of pp. 180-215. Overall, a solid and appealing copy of a scarce title. An amazing variety of dreadful female conditions were thought to be due to hysteria, and treated with elaborate recipes. (Wellcome III, p. 428). .
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Book number: 87028
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1133.5 | £UK 992.5 | JP 135348]
Keywords: Women
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/87028_1.jpg , Ladies Dispensatory 

 
Lectures D'Un Pere a Son Fils
1828. LECTURES D'UN PERE A SON FILS ou Choix de Lectures Instructives, destine a l'education des jeunes gens. Par un Professeur de l'Universite. Paris, a la Libraire de la Jeunesse, chez Eugene Balland, 1828. 8vo. 262pp. Edifying readings on history, religion, morality, natural history, etc. by a "University Professor" to his son. With fine engraved title (dated 1827) and frontispiece, the latter crudely hand-colored, probably by a juvenile owner. Four pages of ads list the titles in the series "Libraire de la Jeunesse." Contemporary tree-calf, worn at extremities, with half-inch loss to foot of spine. Lightly foxed throughout. (3 copies in OCLC). .
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Book number: 77421
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 35.75 | JP 4873]

 OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門, Okushima TōZan 奥嶋唐棧. Sansei KōGei 三彩工芸 [Sansei Arts and Crafts]
OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門
Okushima TōZan 奥嶋唐棧. Sansei KōGei 三彩工芸 [Sansei Arts and Crafts]
1977. Okamura Kichiemon 岡村吉右衛門. Okushima Tōzan 奥嶋唐棧. Sansei Kōgei 三彩工芸 [Sansei Arts and Crafts]. Osaka. Shōwa 52 [1977]. A limited edition of 200 copies. 27 x 22.5 single volume opens Japanese style and is housed in a chitsu with clasps 27 x 23.5cm. In a cardboard box 29 x 25.5cm with printed title sheet. [25] pages of traditional Japanese fabric samples, from one to three per page, ranging in size from approx 3.5 x 5.5 to approx 14 x 13cm with printed Japanese text. Hanko and signature on colophon. The fabrics are samples of a type of cotton woven fabric called Tōzan 唐棧, that is striped and tightly woven with a smooth surface. This particular fabric is representative of Okushima, which was originally an independent island located in the middle of Lake Biwa in Japan. Most of the fabrics are subtle variations on navy, with red or tan stripes. Each page lists the type of fabric in printed Japanese text. 67 pages of Japanese text by the author, broken down into a preface and 5 chapters, on different aspects of the fabric, such as geographical context, materials and weaving and dyeing. A beautifully presented archive of a traditional, and nearly lost, artform. Slight foxing on portfolio cover and book cover. Otherwise fine condition. .
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Book number: 90498
USD 485.00 [Appr.: EURO 440 | £UK 385.25 | JP 52515]
https://www.rarebook.com/pictures/90498_1.jpg OKAMURA KICHIEMON 岡村吉右衛門, Okushima TōZan 奥嶋唐棧. Sansei KōGei 三彩工芸 [Sansei Arts and Crafts] 

 , OnnakunjyōHōKi 女訓重宝記
OnnakunjyōHōKi 女訓重宝記
17. Onnakunjyōhōki 女訓重宝記 early 1700s? Osaka. Publ by Morita Shōtarō 毛利田庄太朗  2 vols in one, string bound in fukuro toji 26 x 18cm with modern brushed title slip and housed in a modern chitsu with clasps 26 x 19cm. 7cm margin at the top throughout. 44 cho with black and white original woodblock prints, two hand-colored, and Japanese text. Recent title slip in Japanese text laid in. Onnakunjyōhōki 女訓重宝記 is a type of Jyoshiyō Ōraimono 女子用往来物, or instruction manual for women. It is an early- to mid-18th century etiquette book in which vol 1 depicts women in detailed kimono and hairstyles of the period, while vol 2 includes more extensive text and focuses on women working in the household. Household work shown includes serving tea and hand washing laundry, but also extends to the arts. One chapter, for example, is entitled Someruhiden そめるひでん, Secrets of Dyeing, and a woodcut shows women with lengths of fabric and tools used in the art of dyeing. Although the date given by the previous owner is Tenma period 天和 1681-84, the hairstyles of women appear to be from the Genroku period (c.1690) and the sophistication of the woodcuts lends itself to a later period. It is possible that Nishikawa Sukenobu 西川 祐信 (1671 - 1750), a well-known mid-18th century Kyoto artist, or a follower, had a hand in this sophisticated work. Sukenobo portrayed women from all walks of life, and his work was greatly appreciated during his time. The connection between Morita Shoutarou and Nishikawa has been established, as the publisher put out at least five different books by the artist. In addition, Morita Shoutarou was involved in publishing ōraimono; Yometori 嫁;取;, for example, was a tract for a new wife entering a household and was published in 1697. No record of Onnakunjyōhōki in KSSM, NDL or in any university or fine art holdings that we can find. Staining, wear to wrappers, slight worming, some damage to prints. The prints are good for this type of book, better quality than most, as they were circulated like paperback books. .
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Book number: 90464
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Pharmacopeia Nosocomii Regii Edinburgensis
1795. PHARMACOPEIA NOSOCOMII REGII EDINBURGENSIS [The Medications used in the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary]. Edinburgh, 1795. 12mo. vi,63pp. This pharmacopeia is divided into three parts: a list of "simples" (single substances, mostly herbs), a list of mixed medications with recipes, and dosage ("posologia") instructions. The introduction gives weights, and cautions the practitioner against dispensing without careful measurement. The Royal Infirmary was founded in 1729, and is the oldest "voluntary (private non-profit) hospital" in Scotland. Tree-calf; front board and blank pulling loose, almost detached. Extremities worn; library stamps on endpaper and verso of title. .
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Book number: 87013
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 , Pharmacopoea Hispana
Pharmacopoea Hispana
1794. PHARMACOPOEA HISPANA. Madrid, Typographia Ibarriana, 1794. First edition. Engraved title. xiv, 212, [22],16 pp. 8vo. full leather that is rubbed and edgeworn, with small losses at spine ends, and shaken. Beautifully printed on fine paper. Internally fine except for library markings, which are limited to the front pastedown and title page. Contemporary ink signature, of Manuel Gorgullo, at the end of errata. (Wellcome IV, p. 370). .
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Book number: 87000
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 SEKINE TOSHIO 関根寿雄, ShohyōShū Ex Libris 1983 関根寿雄 書票集
SEKINE TOSHIO 関根寿雄
ShohyōShū Ex Libris 1983 関根寿雄 書票集
1983. Sekine Toshio 関根寿雄. Shohyōshū Ex Libris 1983 関根寿雄 書票集. 1983. Self-published. Tokyo 19 x 13cm collection of 12 original polychrome and monochrome woodblock bookplates tipped in. Number 5 of a limited edition of 100; it appears to be an artist's proof. Free endpapers made of handmade Japanese paper. 12 intricate woodcuts with the owner's name in Japanese text. Lovely ex libris depicting rural, international and pictorial settings, including one tree in a landscape in four different seasons, each a separate bookplate. The winter season, the last of the four, features a snowman under the tree, and is the one monochrome of the group. Book was handmade by the artist. Excellent printing. Very fine condition. .
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Book number: 90471
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 KANAMORI YOSHIO 金守世士夫, Toyama No Matsuri とやまの祭り
KANAMORI YOSHIO 金守世士夫
Toyama No Matsuri とやまの祭り
1981. Kanamori Yoshio 金守世士夫, artist and Uruma Motomi 漆間元三, writer. Toyama no Matsuri とやまの祭り. Shōwa 昭和 56 [1981]. Published by Kosankai 湖山会. n.p. 100 of a limited edition of 150 copies. Single volume 14.5 x 23cm bound fukuro toji housed in a portfolio 14.5 x 23.5cm with a printed title slip. Cover has colorful woodblock with title.12 monochrome and polychrome original woodblock prints, accompanied by Japanese text on the facing page, chronicle the festivals of Toyama by month, beginning with January. Kanamori Yoshio 金守世士夫 (1922-2016) was a student of renowned woodblock artist Munakata 棟方志功. His prints of traditional Japanese landscapes, pictorial and natural, and natural and cultural images are effused with a sense of nostalgia. Uruma Motomi 漆間元三 has written several books on the culture and traditions of his birthplace, Toyama Prefecture, including its festivals, and the surrounding areas. Foxing on front wrapper on border of woodcut, not affecting artwork, and foxing on rear wrapper as well. .
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Book number: 90500
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 99.25 | JP 13535]
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Valuable Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades
1795. VALUABLE SECRETS CONCERNING ARTS AND TRADES or, Approved Directions from the Best Artists, for the Various Methods of engraving on Brass, Copper or Steel, of the Composition of Metals and Varnishes.. etc. etc. Norwitch, Thomas Hubbard, 1795. Octavo. xxii,240pp. First American Edition. Ex-lib stamp on front pastedown and title page. Everything from engraving and painting to lost-wax casting of bronze to making jams and whipped cream. Leather, quite worn. Front board and endpaper detached. .
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Book number: 87004
USD 800.00 [Appr.: EURO 725.5 | £UK 635.25 | JP 86623]

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