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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
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[36 Poems by 36 Haikai Poets]
19. [36 Poems by 36 Haikai Poets]. N.p. C. 1900-1920. 30.4 x 26.5cm volume string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji with olive green brocade covers. The blank title slip is mounted on the top left of the front cover. The inner wrappers are covered in gold-flecked paper and the free endpapers appear to be laid paper. [18] cho with an image of a poet and a poem in Japanese calligraphy on each page for a total of [36] pages. The images are in black with a light wash of peach, green and gray on heavy Japanese paper with a poem and poet's name in sumi ink. Each one has the same red hanko by the artist, likely Kashō oe樵. Kashō was one of the pen names of the established calligrapher and painter Ike no Taiga 池大- (1723 - 1776) and this could be an ode to his work. The poet depicted on the final page appears to be the haiku poet Hattori Tohō oe部oe芳 (1657-1730), a protege of legendary haiku poet Bashō 松尾芭蕉 (1644-94). A delightful rendition of the theme of "36 poems by 36 poets," done with a whimsical feel. Likely about 1900-1920 by a skilled amateur. Slight wear to covers, string is snapped at top. .
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Book number: 91008
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 330.25 | £UK 279 | JP 44742]

 , Atlantic Coast Guide: A Companion for the Tourist between Newfoundland
Atlantic Coast Guide: A Companion for the Tourist between Newfoundland
1873. THE ATLANTIC COAST GUIDE: A COMPANION FOR THE TOURIST BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND CAPE MAY. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1873. First Edition. Small 8vo. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 136 pp. Two folding maps. Red cloth with lettering stamped in gilt to front and spine. Double rule stamped in black to front, gold on spine and blind to back. Cloth is moderately worn and soiled. Corners bumped.Top of hinges weak. Scarce on the market. .
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Book number: 87831
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 259.5 | £UK 219.25 | JP 35154]
Catalogue: Maps and Travel

 , Aya Nishiki 綾éoe¦ [Design Album]
Aya Nishiki 綾éoe¦ [Design Album]
Aya Nishiki
Oe [Design album]. Late Meiji-Taisho Era. Oversize design album in boards approx. 69 x 43cm with 99 sheets approx 77.5 x 45cm. Each sheet has a rectangular design approx. 47.5 x 34.5cm, about two-thirds with penciled gridlines for production. Holes in the right hand margin for binding. Hand-brushed title on front board reads
Oe [Aya Nishiki] with 山田 [Yamada] on the lower right hand side. Lovely hand-painted designs with botanical, pictorial, abstract, traditional Japanese and Western motifs, likely for kimono or other textiles and possibly for embroidery or weaving. Silver and bronze metallic accents on a number of designs. A few patterns have a transparent paper overlay where a design was revised. These appear to be preliminary sketches before being made into a woodblock print or stencil. Some show signs of Karazuri 空刷り, key block blind printing, or a scoring of the paper surface to designate a border or placement of a design. Most pages have some type of identification in the margins, such as a stamped hanko, penciled notes, stamped or handwritten pattern number, and/or a handwritten date within a stamped box. A few have the name 山田 [Yamada] handwritten in pencil on the bottom and some have production directions, all in Japanese. 2 small labels on the rear board with "91 original paintings" and "Kyoto, Japan" handwritten in English. Wear to boards and toning to rear and margins of sheets. .
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Book number: 91001
USD 6000.00 [Appr.: EURO 5661.25 | £UK 4779 | JP 767007]

 , 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 306.75 | £UK 259 | JP 41546]
Catalogue: Photography

 , 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 424.75 | £UK 358.5 | JP 57526]

 , Collection of 169 Picture Postcards of the Great Kantå Earthquake (é¢æ±å¤§éoeç½
Collection of 169 Picture Postcards of the Great Kantå Earthquake (é¢æ±å¤§éoeç½
Collection of 169 picture postcards of the Great Kantō Earthquake (関東大oe災 Kantō Dai Shinsai). 42 pages of approx 14 x 9cm postcards in postcard holders, 4 to a page, except for the last page with 1 postcard, enclosed in a 3-ring binder. An amazing collection of black and white, with some sepia and tinted, photographic images of the progress and aftermath of the Great Kantō Earthquake 関東大oe災 of Saturday, September 1st 1923, which leveled downtown Tōkyō and Yokohama, killing over 140,000 people. There were many photos taken during and after the catastrophe, later published in newspapers, books and magazines. Many artists produced paintings, prints, scrolls and albums. We have seen many postcards as well through the years, but the depth and breadth of this collection is stunning. Terrifying, uplifting, a combination of the gruesome and the tragic. They also serve to remind us of the indomitable spirit of the Japanese, whose acquaintance with total destruction would soon be deepened with the air raids of 1944-5. Most of the postcards show at least a bit of wear, obviously gathered over a number of years, but are in good or better condition overall. An extraordinary resource of images, most of which are identified as to location within Tōkyō and are hence very useful for research. .
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Book number: 90903
USD 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1415.5 | £UK 1194.75 | JP 191752]

 , Gendai Hanga #10 ç¾ä»£çç» åé
Gendai Hanga #10 ç¾ä»£çç» åé
Gendai Hanga #10 現代版画 十集 Gendai Seisaku Hanga Kenkyūkai 現代創oe版画研
会 [Xian dai chuang zuo ban hua yan jiu hui 现代创oe版画研
会], publisher (Mngu rshs) 民oeOe十四 [1935] China 23.5 x 20.4cm album bound with staples, opens Japanese style and is housed in a modern, navy blue chitsu with clasps. 1 of 100. Issue 10 of Gendai Hanga 現代版画 is on heavy, textured paper. Free front endpaper has 2 red hanko and an ownership seal with "D. N. Radinsky-Collections." Decorated front and rear wrappers and front free endpaper. Introductory notes and 23 x 20.2cm Table of Contents of the artists and artwork in Chinese text. 20 tipped-in original woodblock prints in black and white with a proletarian theme, including artwork by the important Chinese artist Li Hua 李樺 (1907-1994) and 胡-
藻. Size of images ranges from approx. 18 x 19cm to 8.2 x 12cm. Li Hua, a woodblock print artist and Communist revolutionary, was from the Guangdong province and studied art formally in Japan. Two Japanese artists are featured: Sumio Kawakami 川上澄生 (1895-1972) and Maekawa Senpan 前村千帆 (1888-1960). Kawakami (woodcut #5) was a self-taught and well-known artist whose work is held internationally as well as in his namesake museum in Tochigi Prefecture. He was an important figure in the Sōsaku Hanga 創oe版画 Creative Print Movement. Maekawa Senpan 前川千帆 (woodcut # 1), whose penname was Sugimura Kōtarō 杉村廣太郎, was an established wood block print artist as well as a manga artist. Kenkyūkai 現代創oe版画研
会). Extensive research reveals that Vol 11 is held by the British Museum. There was a copy of volume 5 in an auction in China a few years ago and single prints from the series seem to appear in China now and again. However, this was the sort of production done in very few copies. We are today separated from its issuance by the Sino-Japanese War, the Chinese Civil War and the Cultural Revolution - need we say more? An extraordinary survivor. Rip on top edge of beginning text and chipping at edges of front wrapper. Woodcuts in good condition with very nice printing. Rare. .
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Book number: 90888
USD 4500.00 [Appr.: EURO 4246 | £UK 3584.25 | JP 575255]

 , Gofuku åæOe [4 Kimono Textile Magazines]
Gofuku åæOe [4 Kimono Textile Magazines]
192. Gofuku 呉oe [4 kimono textile magazines] . Tokyo. Ichida Shōten 市田商店. Four kimono magazines published by a Tokyo kimono and obi store with branches in Tokyo and Kyoto. Metallic gold and red (Issue # 61) - The December issue of Shōwa 2 昭OeOe年 [1927]. 31.2 x 22.7cm kimono textile magazine with decorative covers. 14 pages, including front and rear covers. Punched holes near spine for ribbon ties. Appealing cover with abstract plaid design with metallic pigment and similar design on rear cover. Articles in Japanese text on kimono styles for men and women and black and white photos of winter fabric styles. Includes a striking color photo of a kimono with a design of birds in a pine tree defined as charming and another of a muted design described as refined. Illustrated with decorative black and white border art.Horizontal crease from folding down the center. Handwritten pencil on rear wrapper. Slightly dust soiled covers. Pastel Bullseye (Issue # 67) - The June issue of Shōwa 3 昭Oe三年 [1928]. 30.7 x 22.7cm kimono textile magazine with decorative covers. 12 pages, including front and rear covers. Punched holes near spine for ribbon ties. Colorful front and rear wrappers of a bullseye design in soft colors. Black and white photos accompanied by articles in Japanese text on kimono styles and fabric design. Two black and white photos of a stylish woman in a kimono. Decorative black and white abstract and stylized border art. Vertical crease from folding down the center. Spots of foxing on cover near edge. Scene with Duck (Issue # 73) - The January Issue of Shōwa 4 昭Oe四年 [1929]. 20.5 x 22.5cm kimono textile magazine with decorative covers. 12 pages, including front and rear covers. Punched holes near spine for ribbon ties. Lovely cover artwork featuring a stylized duck with metallic pigment wraps around to rear cover. Articles in Japanese text on kimono, fabrics and patterns and an article with diagrams on block printing. Vertical crease from folding down the center. Butterflies (Issue # 74) - The March issue of Shōwa 4 昭Oe四年 [1929]. 30.5 x 22.cm kimono textile magazine with decorative wrappers. 12 pages, including front and rear covers. Punched holes near spine for ribbon ties. Lovely cover artwork features line drawn butterflies with metallic pigment and wraps around to rear cover. Articles in Japanese text on kimono styles, black and white photos of spring fabric displays and photos of 4 striking kimono with the theme of "spring towns." Posed, full length and seated photos of women in kimono. Decorative black and white border art of birds and trees in a honeycomb design. Wear and dust soiling to top of wrappers. Vertical crease from folding down the center. .
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Book number: 90514
USD 185.00 [Appr.: EURO 174.75 | £UK 147.5 | JP 23649]

 
[Group of Loose Black and White Photos and Negatives]
[Group of loose black and white photos and negatives] Six black and white photos 6 x 8.8cm including border. Five of the photos are of groups of elementary school-age students on an outing; in two of them they are in on the train platform at Futaminoura Station Oe見浦- in the city of Ise, in one of them three students are inside the train and the remaining three are of the group outdoors, a mix of posed and candid. One 5.8 x 8.5cm black and white photo of a person in a field in front of a house and one 5.5 x 8cm b+w photo of an indoor seating arrangement. Three 8.6 x 13.5cm of 2 - 3 women on a ski trip, both outside and indoors. Two black and white photos 11.4 x 15.5cm of children in a group; one taken from the point of view of the speaker with children seated in lines, boys and girls separated, and the other from the point of view of the children, with the speaker standing in front of a Japanese rising sun flag. One 12 x 10.4cm sepia tone photo of a group of children sitting with inner tubes in shallow water at a beach, a long bridge behind them. The photo has a border and there is a chip in the top left-hand corner. Three black and white photos 11.5 x 16cm, the subject of one is a group of schoolchildren in white attire exercising outdoors with a pagoda in the background, another is a line of children eating and the third is a posed photo of nine young girls posed on a stage with a woman next to them. There is a white paper on the stage that has a sign that reads in part, 五年生 (Gonensei, fifth year students). Three negatives approx. 6.4 x 9cm, one of which is of a house in a field while the other two appear to be of artwork. .
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Book number: 91011
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 89.75 | £UK 75.75 | JP 12144]

 , Gutai 4 å-·ä½ 4 - 第ä¸åå-·ä½å± Special Edition of the 1st Gutai Art Exhibition. Gutai Henshå« I-Inkai å-·ä½ç·¨éå§å¡ä¼
Gutai 4 å-·ä½ 4 - 第ä¸åå-·ä½å± Special Edition of the 1st Gutai Art Exhibition. Gutai Henshå« I-Inkai å-·ä½ç·¨éå§å¡ä¼
Gutai 4 -体 4 - 第一回-体展 Special Edition of The 1st Gutai Art Exhibition. Gutai Henshū I-inkai -体編集委員会, publisher. Nishinomiya. July 1, 1956. 24.5 x 25.7 cm magazine with dark red wrappers decorated with an image of abstract art. 34 pages of black and white photographic images of artworks, from the 1st Gutai Art Exhibition held at Foster Hall in Tokyo in 1955. All are identified with artists' names. The avant garde artists whose work was included in the exhibition are all Japanese. The Table of Contents in English on the inside front cover lists the artists' names and the first page has the Contents in Japanese, along with an image of the magazine poster and a small triangular cut design, on green, heavy paper. 8 x 11cm errata in Japanese text is laid in. The essay "On the First Gutai-ten" by the well-known Gutai artist and leader Yoshihara Jirō 吉原次郎 is translated in English on page 2 and in Japanese on the following page. There are photo images with essays on Kazuo Shiraga, showing him rolling on the ground and throwing his mud-like material as well as essays on Saburō Murakami with photo images of his artwork in situ. The following pages continue with numerous black and white photo images, and five in color, and essays in Japanese text featuring avant garde Gutai artists and their works in gallery spaces and on their own. Page 33 features an essay by M/Sgt I. G. Edmonds that is translated into Japanese from English, where it appeared in Pacific Stars and Stripes titled, "Art is a Hole in the Ground." The final, unnumbered page is also in heavy green paper and lists the Gutai members with addresses in Japanese on one side and an Itō Eishinsha sponsor advertisement on the other. Gutai was a radical post-war art movement that preceded performance art in the US by a decade. The Gutai Art Association ( Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai) or Gutai Group was formed in 1954 by Yoshihara and Shimamoto Shozo (1928 - 2013) and was active until 1972. The physical nature of their art (gutai roughly translates to "embodiment" or "the concrete") resulted in kinetic paintings, 3-dimensional sculptures and performances. Audiences came to expect the unexpected. A Gutai Group artist might burst through hanging sheets of paper, paint with his feet while swinging on ropes or wrestle with the paints directly on the canvas, pushing the boundaries of the avant-garde Mavo movement that preceded it. At times the audience was encouraged to join in and create the art with markers on an unfinished canvas or buttons that chimed musical notes. The Gutai magazine and subsequent PINAKOTHEK catalogs, were an important method of recording the group's art and concepts and extending to audiences abroad. One of those whom the magazine reached was Michel Tapi, a critic and collector. Tapi was a supporter of what he called "L'art informel" (Art Informel); encompassing international art that transcended what was then categorized as modern. He was a great promoter of The Gutai Group, and it was believed he found them through the GUTAI periodical. Rubbing to covers, the front lower cover is creased. .
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Book number: 90969
USD 3000.00 [Appr.: EURO 2830.75 | £UK 2389.5 | JP 383503]

 , [HåHi Gassen æ¾å±åæ¦ and YåButsu Kurabe è-°ç©ããã¹ ] [Farting Match and Phallic Competition]
[HåHi Gassen æ¾å±åæ¦ and YåButsu Kurabe è-°ç©ããã¹ ] [Farting Match and Phallic Competition]
[2 unmounted scrolls] [kachi-e emaki]. [hōhi gassen 放屁合戦 and yōbutsu kurabe -物くらべ ] [farting match and phallic competition]. Edo Period. [yōbutsu kurabe -物くらべ ] [phallic competition]. Paper scroll approx 38cm x 4m with over 50 drawings of men, some of whom are engaged in phallic displays. Color, unsigned, no date. Writing in pencil on back of scroll at one end with a number printed in red. In this scroll, the yōbutsu kurabe -物くらべ (phallic comparison or contest), groups of men display their significantly sized members to judges and competitors or watch the proceedings. One exciting aspect of our scroll is that it appears that the artist is aware of the Mitsui Museum Kachi-e emaki or one of its copies, as the scenes and certain specific details reflect that iconic scroll. The initial scene shows a surging crowd that has gathered around a screen being held at bay by two guards with bows. Further on, some competitors sit waiting by a table, while others are being measured with what appears to be a rope and by a judge with a ruler. The scroll ends with an overweight competitor with a fan sitting with other men by a striped screen. Details such as this and the unusual shape of a guard's head, the stripes on the screens, the official with the ruler and the overall position of the men in each scene, duplicate that of the Mitsui Museum handscroll, though with less proficiency of the brush. The scroll is unmounted, with fraying to the edges, rips at top and bottom and toning throughout. Repairs to the back along seams in places. Large holes at the beginning of the scroll and dampstaining that affect the artwork. [hōhi gassen 放屁合戦] [farting match] Paper scroll approx 38cm x 687cm with over 40 drawings of men engaged in displays of gaseous emissions. Color, unsigned, no date. In this hōhi gassen 放屁合戦 (or he-gassen 屁合戦), farting match, the path of the gas is colored a mustard-yellow and extends further than one would think possible. Men take aim to simultaneously attack and impress their fellow competitors. The scroll is unmounted, with fraying to the edges and toning throughout. Various repairs to the back along seams in places and rips at top, largely unaffecting the artwork. The themes of formal farting matches and phallic competitions can be traced back to the medieval period in Japan. The oldest and perhaps most well-known of the genre known as kachi-e 勝絵 (competition or victory art) is held by the Mitsui Memorial Art Museum (Mitsui Kinen Bijyutsukan 三井記念美術館). In the scroll, both matches are included in one scroll (the yōbutsu kurabe preceding the hōhi gassen). There is also a hōhi gassen 放屁合戦 handscroll in the Suntory Museum of Art dated 1449. Though there are no clear winners in either of these types of scrolls, it is clear that each man is certainly trying his best. We are offering the scrolls together as from an examination of the artwork, size and paper quality, it seems that the same artist drew both of our scrolls, and because there is evidence that kachi-e emaki originally consisted of two handscrolls, one of each type of battle. If you find the conceit of an artistic scroll with such competitions difficult to believe, please see the academic research by Yano, Akiko. "Historiography of the 'Phallic Contest' Handscroll in Japanese Art." Japan Review, no. 26, 2013, pp. 59-82. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41959817. Accessed 10 July 2020. https://nichibun.repo.nii.ac.jp/?.
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Book number: 90652
USD 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1415.5 | £UK 1194.75 | JP 191752]

 , [Imperial Hotel Pamphlet]
[Imperial Hotel Pamphlet]
195. [IMPERIAL HOTEL PAMPHLET]. 18.5 x 12.2cm staple-bound pamphlet with color illustrations, monochromatic illustrations and English and Japanese text. The clever design of this pamphlet makes it accessible to both Japanese and English speakers. Both front and rear wrappers show the same color illustration of the Imperial Hotel and gardens in Tokyo. Opened Japanese-style, the wrapper title reads [Teikoku Hoteru Tokyo] 帝国ホテル東京, while opened Western-style, the wrapper title is "Imperial Hotel Tokyo Japan." [6] pages, including inner wrappers, feature realistic drawings of rooms in the hotel interior and an exterior section, with the name of the room/place in English and Japanese, Japanese text and a lovely floral drawing in green ink. The inner wrapper of the English cover page has the name of the hotel in Japanese as well as the phone number. Inumaru Tetsuzo犬丸徹三 (1887-1981) is listed as the hotel president. Inomaru was acquainted with numerous luminaries who stayed at the hotel, including Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio. Before gaining fame in Tokyo, the hotelier worked in the business performing menial tasks in hotels in New York, Shanghai and London. He was employed at the Imperial Hotel in 1919, gradually working his way up to president in 1945. A member of staff in 1923 during the great earthquake, he is credited with keeping the hotel, guests and workers safe. His son Ichiro also eventually became president and his grandson later filled the role of deputy general manager. The 6 areas featured are Peacock Alley, the main banquet hall, main dining room, south court garden and piazzas, a bedroom and the front lobby. Text includes information on the restaurants, such as the Grill, Sukiyaki and Prunier [translates as Plum Tree] with hours of operation. Given Inumaru's tenure as president, the pamphlet can be dated between 1945-1970, and was likely from the mid-1950s. 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 lovely 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: 90598
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 165.25 | £UK 139.5 | JP 22371]

 
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 94.5 | £UK 79.75 | JP 12783]

 , 4 Issues of Gofuku åæOe
4 Issues of Gofuku åæOe
4 issues of Gofuku 呉oe.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Oe-年 -oe 百Oe十Oe呉.  Blue/white/green - Shōwa 8 [1933] August #124 昭Oe-年 -oe 百Oe十四呉. Gray - Shōwa 10 [1935] February #141 昭Oe十年 百四十一呉. Red - Shōwa 13 [1938] January #176 昭Oe十三年 一oe 百七十-號. Green birds in birdcage - Shōwa 8 [1933] June #122 昭Oe-年 -oe 百Oe十Oe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Oe-年 -oe 百Oe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Oe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Oe十三年 一oe 百七十-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 188.75 | £UK 159.5 | JP 25567]

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