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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 38.5 | £UK 34.5 | JP¥ 4775]

 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 319.25 | £UK 286.75 | JP¥ 39792]

 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 234.25 | £UK 210.25 | JP¥ 29180]

 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
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 4680.25 | £UK 4203 | JP¥ 583609]

 ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎, [Abstract Oil Painting]
ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎
[Abstract Oil Painting]
1919. Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎. [Abstract Oil Painting]. Oil painting approx 41 x 32 cm in image size, an abstract(ish) still life with an apple, done while Onchi was quite young in about 1919. It is signed by him and is quite unusual in its embrace of abstraction (with a hint of the very influential Mr. Cezanne). Not for the fact of the abstract image itself, but rather for the medium. Oil paintings by Onchi are by no means common as he largely abandoned the medium by the 20s. Nor are his abstractions unknown, as he frequently created woodblock prints in an abstract mode and is, indeed, credited with the first fully abstract print in Japan [AKARUI TOKI] which appeared in his TSUKUHAE magazine number V in 1915. Nor is Cezanne's influence on the Japanese art world through his still lifes unknown, either. But this painting, combining oil and abstraction and a bit of Cezanne, makes for a remarkable piece, both historically and aesthetically. .
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Book number: 90566
USD 25000.00 [Appr.: EURO 21273 | £UK 19104.25 | JP¥ 2652768]

 , 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 276.75 | £UK 248.5 | JP¥ 34486]
Catalogue: Photography

 ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎, [ChūGoku FūKei Chinese Landscape #6] [中国風景 6号]. [Oil Painting]
ONCHI KōSHIRō 恩地孝四郎
[ChūGoku FūKei Chinese Landscape #6] [中国風景 6号]. [Oil Painting]
1939. Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎. [Chūgoku Fūkei Chinese Landscape #6] [中国風景 6号]. [Oil Painting]. [1939]. Image size approx 41 x 32cm and frame size approx 54.5 x 45.5cm. Oil on canvas. Signed by the artist. Oil painting of a landscape likely exhibited at the show, Onchi Kōshirō Shina Fūkei Gaten 恩地孝四郎支那風景画展 [Onchi Kōshirō Chinese Landscapes Art Exhibit] held at the Shinjuku branch of Isetan Department Store in October of 1939 when Onchi was 48 years old. (See "Gendai Bijutsu" 現代美術 [Modern Art] Vol 7-2.) As were many other important Japanese artists during the Chinese conflict and Pacific War, he was sent by the armed forces in 1939 to record the war on the ground. Much like Yoshida Hiroshi, he captured both beauty and pathos in China as the war ground on. .
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Book number: 90571
USD 12000.00 [Appr.: EURO 10211 | £UK 9170.25 | JP¥ 1273329]

 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
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 1063.75 | £UK 955.25 | JP¥ 132638]

 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 2042.25 | £UK 1834.25 | JP¥ 254666]

 
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 85.25 | £UK 76.5 | JP¥ 10611]

 , 4 Issues of Gofuku 呉服
4 Issues of Gofuku 呉服
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 170.25 | £UK 153 | JP¥ 21222]

 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 1659.5 | £UK 1490.25 | JP¥ 206916]

 , 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 242.75 | £UK 218 | JP¥ 30242]

 , 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 242.75 | £UK 218 | JP¥ 30242]

 , 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 1063.75 | £UK 955.25 | JP¥ 132638]
Keywords: Women

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