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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 41.25 | £UK 36.5 | JP 5827]

 , 10 Ise Katagami Paper Stencils [åç´]
10 Ise Katagami Paper Stencils [åç´]
10 Ise Katagami Paper Stencils [型紙]. [Japan]. [Taisho Period]. Set of 10 intricate katagami 型紙 paper stencils that vary in size. 2 large stencils are approx. 41.5 x 41.5cm, 4 medium size stencils are approx. 30 x 40.5cm and 4 small stencils are approx. 15.5 x 22cm. All are in a shade of brown and are Japanese katagami paper stencils in an abstract, floral or botanical design. The stencils are made from layers of washi Oe紙 (traditional Japanese handmade paper) and glue (called kakishibu 柿渋) that is extracted from persimmons, which give the stencils their signature brown hue. Katagami is also known as Ise katagami 伊勢型紙, named after the area of Ise (now Mie Prefecture) where they were made and used. Some of them have a very fine lattice made of human hair or the equivalent, that hold the designs together. Stencils were traditionally used on silk or cotton cloth to decorate hand towels, obi or clothing or on paper or objects, such as fans. The main ingredients in the glue are glutinous rice, rice bran and water. Sources attribute the roots of katazome to as early as the late Nara Period (710-794), but certainly by the Kamakura period (1185-1333) it was being used to dye textiles for clothing. It later became an artistic medium in its own right in the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji periods (1868-1912). One of the stencils was previously used and, interestingly, has metallic silver and gold paint on one side. A few stencils have a round whitish mark at the edge on the back or front of the stencil. A few small cuts and a few tiny missing pieces to the stencils, one has a section of broken screen, making it easier to see how it was constructed.Stencils are otherwise in very good condition. An intricate and fragile art form that has all but disappeared in Japan. .
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Book number: 91027
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 779 | £UK 686 | JP 110071]

 , [36 Poems by 36 Haikai Poets]
[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 320.75 | £UK 282.5 | JP 45324]

 , åoesaka Jyå Hakkei 大éªåå-«æ¯ [8 Views of Osaka Castle]
åoesaka Jyå Hakkei 大éªåå-«æ¯ [8 Views of Osaka Castle]
19. Oesaka Jyō Hakkei 大阪城-景 [8 Views of Osaka Castle] [Woodblock Album]. Oblong orihon folio 25 x 35 cm, in stiff silk-covered boards with a printed paper title label. Interspersed with Japanese text is a group of interesting original color woodcuts depicting traditional views of Osaka Castle during the early 17th century from various precincts of the city. One may only say that Osaka has changed in the interim. Appears to be a prewar production. Osaka Castle was restored in the early 1930s and many albums, etc were created to celebrate it. Sadly, it would be utterly destroyed in the WWII bombings. .
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Book number: 82065
USD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 550 | £UK 484.25 | JP 77697]

 , 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 252 | £UK 222 | JP 35611]
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 5497.75 | £UK 4841.5 | JP 776975]

 
Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ No. 118
1956. Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 No. 118. Bijutsu Shuppansha 美術出版社. Tokyo. December, 1956. 21 x 15cm issue of the monthly art magazine Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖. The cover has a modern art design of red and brown squares within a blue square while the back has 4 blue and red ads. 148 pages followed by pages of advertising. While the main story is on the life and work Georges Seurat ジョルジュ スーラ, there is a two page spread on pp. 104-5 dedicated to a Gutai exhibition. The pages include Japanese text as well as 8 black and white reproduced photos. The images have short explanations underneath and are of artwork in situ and action photos of artists at work as well as one of an art piece made using chemicals (kagaku yakuhin Oe学薬品). The article is entitled, Seidokuna Wakasa no Hyōgen 精得な若さの表現 [An Expression of Skilled Youth] Thin scratch on front cover. Toning to pages, some wear to covers and binding. Staple-bound, staples are oxidized. .
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Book number: 91021
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.75 | £UK 60.75 | JP 9712]

 , Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ No. 118
Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ No. 118
1956. Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 No. 118 Bijutsu Shuppansha 美術出版社 Tokyo December, 1956 21 x 15cm issue of the monthly art magazine Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖. The cover has a modern art design of red and brown squares within a blue square while the back has 4 blue and red ads. 148 pages followed by pages of advertising. While the main story is on the life and work Georges Seurat ジョルジュ スーラ, there is a two page spread on pp. 104-5 dedicated to a Gutai exhibition. The pages include Japanese text as well as 8 black and white reproduced photos. The images have short explanations underneath and are of artwork in situ and action photos of artists at work as well as one of an art piece made using chemicals (kagaku yakuhin Oe学薬品). The article is entitled, Seidokuna Wakasa no Hyōgen 精得な若さの表現 [An Expression of Skilled Youth]. Toning to pages, some wear to covers and binding. Staple-bound, staples are oxidized. .
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Book number: 91022
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.75 | £UK 60.75 | JP 9712]

 , Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ No. 356
Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ No. 356
1972. Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 No. 356 Bijutsu Shuppansha 美術出版社 Tokyo June 1972 This 21 x 14.5cm issue of the monthly art magazine Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 has a multicolor reproduced image of an artwork on the cover. Inside are two articles on the Gutai Group, one on pp. 22-3 and the other on pp. 24-25. Japanese text throughout. The first article is entitled, Tsuranuita "Seishin no Jiyū" つらぬいた"精神の自由" [Hard-won Freedom of the Spirit]. The second article is entitled, Shūdan ni Okeru Zettaisha no Shi" 集団における"
対-"の死 [The Death of "Absolutism" in the Group]. Toning to covers. Interior pages in good condition. .
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Book number: 91024
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.75 | £UK 60.75 | JP 9712]

 , Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ Vol. 44 No. 660 [Monthly Art Magazine ]
Bijutsu Techå ç¾è¡æå¸ Vol. 44 No. 660 [Monthly Art Magazine ]
Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 Vol. 44 No. 660 [Monthly Art Magazine ] Bijutsu Shuppansha 美術出版社 Tokyo October 1992 21 x 14.5cm monthly art magazine Bijutsu Techō 美術手帖 has a black and white reproduced photo of Yoshihara Jirō overlaid with a partial red circular design for which he was known, as well as Japanese text, on the front cover. The issue has two extensive articles, with many images, on Yoshihara Jirō 吉原治良 (1905 - 1972), representative and leader of the Gutai Art Association. Japanese text throughout. The first article, on pp. 31- 82 focuses on Yoshihara's early years and his development as an artist. Multiple color images throughout of his artworks and personal black and white photos give a behind-the-scenes view of the artist, including a reproduced photo of the house where he was born in Osaka, a portrait of him as a middle school student and his grave site. Notable are 2 pages of b+w photos of a concert, a grand fashion show, Yoshihara's large-scale art in situ, art in action at the International Sky Festival and the Gutai art matsuri. There is also a timeline that begins with his birth and chronicles important events and exhibitions in his life. A second article on pp. 83-94 focuses on the Gutai years. The article includes 17 reproduced photos: 10 black and white images, including Yoshihara with supporter and art critic Michel Tapie in 1957, artwork in situ at the Martha Jackson gallery in 1958 and Gutai notices and a Gutai group photo in 1965, and 7 color images of Yoshihara's artworks with dates and details of each work. Covers and interior pages are in very good condition. The entire issue is on heavyweight paper. .
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Book number: 91025
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 114.75 | £UK 101 | JP 16187]

 , 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 298 | £UK 262.25 | JP 42086]
Catalogue: Photography

 , 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 1374.5 | £UK 1210.5 | JP 194244]

 
The Cub's Triumph [Kitsune No Tegara] (éå¹²[ç]ãææ) [Second Edition]
The Cub's Triumph [Kitsune no Tegara] (野干[狐]ノ手柄) [second edition]. Mrs. T. H. [Kate] James, translator. Hasegawa Takejirō 長谷川武次郎, publisher for Kobunsha. Tokyo. Meiji 20 [1887]. 15x9.8cm small crepe paper book, opens Western style, with decorated wrappers. Perfect-bound with holes for sewing. This volume was published by the Hasegawa family when they were known as Kōbunsha, working from the address in Minami Saegichō 南佐柄oe町 Tokyo, their first address. Detailed blue, black and gray woodblock prints with touches of red and orange. The translator Kate James was the wife of a naval officer stationed in Japan, and translated numerous fairy tales for Hasegawa publishing. English language text tells the tale of an evil badger who takes advantage of a mother fox, and the revenge of her cub. Wear to covers; front cover and first cho is detached at top. Staining to rear wrapper. Interior pages in good condition. .
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Book number: 90927
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 137.5 | £UK 121.25 | JP 19424]

 
Ehon Kaikei Zan (Jyå) çµµæOe¬æOe稽山 ä¸
Ehon Kaikei Zan (Jyō) 絵oeoe稽山 上. 22 x 15.5cm book string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Decorated front and rear wrappers with title slip on left hand side of front wrapper. 5 cho, and an initial, unnumbered cho, of color woodcuts and Japanese text. The final cho is pasted down onto the inside rear wrapper. The character Take/ Bu 武 (warrior or military) is printed on the hashira. A fascinating and early example of Kappazuri Hanga 合羽摺版画, which starts with a woodblock for the black sections with color added with a stencil. The title could refer to the well-known play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon 近松門左衛門 (1653-1725) entitled Soga Kaikeizan 曽我oe稽山 (The Soga Brothers at Kaikei Mountain) written in 1718. The book depicts a battle on land and sea between warriors in Japan. One section mentions Mega (also Tsumashika) 妻鹿, the area that is now the southern part of Hyogo prefecture and Himeji city. This book is a very similar style and very close in size to an example dated 1801 found in "The Story of Kappazuri From My Collection" by Akifumi Nakade. See page 194-5, plate 116. Wear and dirt staining of wrappers with worming and ink stain on bottom. Front inside wrapper appears to be missing a page. Extensive worming in margins, rips and wear to pages, thumbing at bottom corners of pages. .
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Book number: 90867
USD 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 595.75 | £UK 524.5 | JP 84172]

 , [Emaki Painted Handscroll 絵巻 of Makura ZåShi æèå­ by Sei Shonagon æ¸-å°ç´è¨] Izeri Sosui, Artist
[Emaki Painted Handscroll 絵巻 of Makura ZåShi æèå­ by Sei Shonagon æ¸-å°ç´è¨] Izeri Sosui, Artist
[Emaki Painted Handscroll 絵巻 of Makura Zōshi 枕草子 by Sei Shonagon -少納言] Izeri Sosui, artist c. Early 20th C [Emaki Painted Handscroll 絵巻 of Makura Zōshi 枕草子 by Sei Shonagon -少納言 ] Very long (approximately 33 feet long and 10 3/4 inches tall) black and white painted and calligraphed illustrated version of this classic Heian era literary work, the Pillow Book. The original work was finished about 1002 after the author had spent years as a lady-in-waiting at the court. The images in this scroll are said to have been first created by an anonymous female artist to go along with the calligraphy of a Buddhist monk named Gokōken-in in the 13th century. The original still exists as an Important Cultural Treasure in Japan. The scroll has been closely copied many times throughout history. I recently saw a version done in the late 16th century. Ours is a magnificent effort created in the 20th century by Izeri Sosui, born in Kumamoto in 1882. Sosui was known for his efforts in the Yamato-e 大Oe絵 genre, so this recreation of the classic scroll is a product of long study of the techniques employed. There is a bit of abrasion to the brocade wraparound, else in lovely condition in a wooden box. .
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Book number: 89514
USD 7500.00 [Appr.: EURO 6872 | £UK 6051.75 | JP 971219]

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