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[KAWAURA, KEN-ICHI]
Album of Old Japanese Prints of the Ukiyo-ye School. Reproduced from the Collection of Ken-ichi Kawaura. Tokyo, Yoshizawa & Co, 1919.
. Folio. Pp. (iv), 6 "list of plates", 120 pages with 425 b/w illustrations, six wood engraved plates (five coloured) + pp. 15 "Biographical notes", one page with Japanese colophon. Original decorated silk-covered boards, title label on upper cover, silk ties. First edition, number 92 of 150 copies. Old ownership signature on title. An impressive collection with faithful reproductions of beautiful prints by many celebrated artists. Some minor staining but overall a very handsome copy.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120643
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 543.42 | £UK 408 | JP¥ 61484]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, ukiyo-e, woodcuts, illustrated,

 
[JAPAN - SCHOOLBOOK].
Anec-Dote. A Book of Lessons for the Use of Schools. Published by Permission of the School Kaiseijo. Second edition. Numadz, Itiro W.N. & Co., Meiji 4th (1871).
. Small 8vo. (ii), 42. Text in English. With Japanese title and Japanese list of content printed on pastedowns. Sewn as issued in original wrappers, printed title label on front cover, stained, internally fine. With some red chop stamps. Comprises short essays about Columbus' discoveries of America; Peter the Great; Isaac Newton; the astronomer James Ferguson; and the French Revolution. At this time the school of Kaiseijo was the main institution of Western learning sponsored by the shogunate. Seems scarce.
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Book number: 121083
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 543.42 | £UK 408 | JP¥ 61484]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japnese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, linguistic, langue, schoolbook, literature,

 [HAKUBOTAN]., The Catalogue Hakubotan Principal Store. Tokyo (Kyobashi) ca 1910.
[HAKUBOTAN].
The Catalogue Hakubotan Principal Store. Tokyo (Kyobashi) ca 1910.
. Pp. 48. Japanese text. Richly illustrated. With a photo of the store and its owner. Original coloured decorated wrappers with a white peony (Hakubotan) on upper cover, lightly stained. An interesting catalogue presenting the company's products including hairpins, combs, jewellery, etc.
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Book number: 120913
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 316.99 | £UK 238 | JP¥ 35865]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, trade, commerce,

 [KABUKI].,  [A collection of ten original post card photographs of Kabuki theatre actors]. Kabukiza 1928.
[KABUKI].
[A collection of ten original post card photographs of Kabuki theatre actors]. Kabukiza 1928.
. A set of ten original postcard size photographs (14 x 9 cm). Each inscribed on verso in ink with name of the actor, his role and the title of the drama in which he is pictured in costume, and dated. Kabuki-za was the famous 19th century Ginza theatre rebuilt in 1924 after the big earthquake and finally demolished in 2010. Actors included are: Sadanji, Genjiro and Fukusuke Nakamura; Mitsugoro Bando; Utaeyemon [Uzaemon] and Shimbashi Embujo. Kept in original printed envelope from the fashionable department store of the 1920's, Kamigata Ya in Ginza, Tokyo. Rare to find Kabuki actor photographs which are identified and dated like this set.
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Book number: 100348
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 339.64 | £UK 255 | JP¥ 38427]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, illustrated, photographs, kabuki, theatre, theater,

 [CHITOSE-ZA THEATRE].,  [A coloured moveable copper engraved plate]. Tokyo (Nihonbashi), Fukuda Eizo, 1884.
[CHITOSE-ZA THEATRE].
[A coloured moveable copper engraved plate]. Tokyo (Nihonbashi), Fukuda Eizo, 1884.
. Comprises a two-page print (50.5 x 36.8 cm) with one upper part depicting the exterior of the Chitose-za Theatre and a lower part showing its interior. Printed in bold and bright colours. One small hole in the upper right area and one small stain on the reverse side in the middle, otherwise in very good condition. The Chitose-za Theatre in the district of Hisamatsu-ch› in Tokyo was first opened in 1873 as the Kisho-za Theatre, renamed in 1885 when Kato Ichitaro saved the theatre from bankruptcy. It burned down in 1890 but has been rebuilt more than once over the years. Since 1893 it has been known as the Meiji-za Theatre which still holds kabuki and other performances.
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Book number: 120762
€  2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 2943.52 | £UK 2209.75 | JP¥ 333036]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, theatre, theater, teater, acting, kabuki, illustrated, ephemera,

 [MS OF JAPANESE TEXTILE DESIGNS]., Echigoya Magobei. No place, (Tokyo?) about mid to late 1700s.
[MS OF JAPANESE TEXTILE DESIGNS].
Echigoya Magobei. No place, (Tokyo?) about mid to late 1700s.
. This exquisite design manual (21 x 31 cm) contains eighteen leaves folded in the oriental manner. Original blind-pressed blue paper covers, rubbed. The album comprises 35 water colour illustrations depicting different flower patterns, of which one design covers two pages depicting phoenixes and flowers, sprinkled in gold. Hand-written captions in Japanese and the name Echigoya Magobei is written on the inside of the rear cover. Echigoya was a large gofukuya (kimono) shop founded in 1673 in Nihonbashi (Tokyo). Later this shop was incorporated with the Mitsukoshi Department store. We believe this manual functioned as a shop's customer manual or rather an "idea book" of different designs for ordering kimonos, obi belts or other types of textiles. This type of handmade design manual was later replaced by woodblock-printed zuan-ch› books. The illustrations are finely drawn and painted in soft and delicate colours by a skilled artist(s). It is a unique, well-preserved specimen of a Japanese pattern book from the 18th century.
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Book number: 100877
€  3000.00 [Appr.: US$ 3396.37 | £UK 2549.75 | JP¥ 384273]
Catalogue: Textile
Keywords: Textile, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, illustrations, design, kimonos, textiles

 [NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:,  Ehon K›rin (K›rin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Ky›to, Suma Kanbe, early 19th century (ca 1800-30).
[NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:
Ehon K›rin (K›rin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Ky›to, Suma Kanbe, early 19th century (ca 1800-30).
. An album (24.3 x 17.7 cm) containing 95 b/w woodblock-printed designs of plants and animals in the "K›rin style". Lvs 16; 16; 17, double folded in the Japanese fashion. Includes two prefaces and one colophon. Ex-ownership red stamps. Text in Japanese. Original wrappers, with some minor wear, printed paper labels on covers. Housed in cloth slipcase. We believe this sketch book is a reproduction of a work titled "K›rin Ehon Michi Shirube" by the artist Nonomura Chube published in 1735. Nonomura issued several design manuals (edehon) influenced by the Rinpa school master Ogata K›rin (1658-1716). The Rinpa is a style within Japanese art based on nature which was developed during the 17th century. The typical K›rin patterns are characterised by simplified forms with prominent and smooth outlines. A well-preserved album with charming designs of animals, insects, flowers and plants.
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Book number: 121081
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 905.7 | £UK 680 | JP¥ 102473]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, illustrated, woodblock, designs, patterns, manual, rinpa,

 [JAPANESE TEXTILE COTTON SAMPLES]., [Eight booklets with samples of Nishijin cotton flannel, etc.]. Kyoto, Osaka and Wakayama, 1908-1917.
[JAPANESE TEXTILE COTTON SAMPLES].
[Eight booklets with samples of Nishijin cotton flannel, etc.]. Kyoto, Osaka and Wakayama, 1908-1917.
. A collection of eight catalogues with flannel swatches including six issued by the Kikusuiban in the traditional Nishijin district of Kyoto, one by Takasaki in Osaka and one by Wakayama Weaving Co. Leporello bindings with samples pasted on paper, the number in each catalogue varies from thirty to forty-two pieces. (Some samples are partly cut, presumably to give customers a sample). The upper covers are decorated and printed in colours. Some of them are rubbed, a few with some staining, one with loose cover. An interesting collection of traditional Japanese flannel produced about 100 years ago.
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Book number: 120761
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1811.4 | £UK 1360 | JP¥ 204945]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanses, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, samples, textiles, flannel, trade, sales catalogue,

 
[PHRASE BOOK].
An English Chinese and Japanese Conversation. Nichi-kan-ei gogen goheki. Tokyo, Yamada Tashiro, 1915 (Taisho 4).
. Oblong 8vo. Size: 13 x 19 cm. Pp. (viii), viii, 195, (1) blank, (1). Characters written in three columns, also including phonetics. Contemporary half cloth on marbled paper boards, title lettered in gilt on spine, somewhat rubbed. Inscriptions to front free endpaper and some annotations in the text. Third edition (first 1888). The first part comprises a vocabulary divided by subjects. The second part contains conversation helpful for visitors and traders to be used in different situations. Scarce. Only one copy of a 1906 edition recorded in OCLC.
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Book number: 120028
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 962.31 | £UK 722.5 | JP¥ 108877]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, china, japanese, chinese, japon, chine, asia, asie, asiatic, vocabulary, language, langue, lingusitic,

 
[JAPAN MAP].
Guide Map of Nikkosan. Nikko, Taguchi Tobei, 1884.
. Early lithographic map of Nikkosan Rinnoji Temple area, printed in black and white. Size: 50 x 73 cm. Folded and housed in the original printed wrappers, slightly worn and with traces of adhesive tape on the back. The map features the big temple area, originally known as Shihonryuji Temple founded 1200 years ago. With captions in Japanese. Surrounded by small pictures of important sights and charts with different kinds of transportation from Tokyo and Yokohama, with text in English and Japanese. A key was published in 1886 and is not present here.
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Book number: 121090
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 452.85 | £UK 340 | JP¥ 51236]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, map, travel, exploration,

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