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 [NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:,  Ehon Krin (Krin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Kyto, Suma Kanbe, early 19th century (ca 1800-30).
[NONOMURA, CHUBE / OGATA, KÍRIN]:
Ehon Krin (Krin Patterns). Three volumes (complete). Kyto, 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 "Krin 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 "Krin Ehon Michi Shirube" by the artist Nonomura Chube published in 1735. Nonomura issued several design manuals (edehon) influenced by the Rinpa school master Ogata Krin (1658-1716). The Rinpa is a style within Japanese art based on nature which was developed during the 17th century. The typical Krin patterns are characterised by simplified forms with prominent and smooth outlines. A well-preserved album with charming designs of animals, insects, flowers and plants.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121081
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 845.16 | £UK 686.25 | JP 113988]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, illustrated, woodblock, designs, patterns, manual, rinpa,

 [KABUKI]., Programme of Entertainment in Honour of H.I.H. Prince Pu Lun. Given by Baron S. Goto at the Kabukiza on December 11th, 1907. Tokyo 1907.
[KABUKI].
Programme of Entertainment in Honour of H.I.H. Prince Pu Lun. Given by Baron S. Goto at the Kabukiza on December 11th, 1907. Tokyo 1907.
. Tall 8vo (15 x 22,5 cm). Pp. 28 bound in the fukuro-toji style, and two colour woodcut prints highlighted with gold. Text in English, Japanese and Chinese. Original coloured pictorial wrappers highlighted, silk ties. A very attractive programme of a Kabuki play "The Battle of Yashima". The play was arranged in connection with a visit by Prince Pu Lun, the nephew of the Chinese emperor and heir to the throne at the time. Count Got Shinpei (1857-1929) was a prominent Japanese statesman and cabinet minister. A rare survival in lovely condition.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120266
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 950.81 | £UK 772 | JP 128237]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, theatre, theater, travel, exploration, illustration, woodcut, kabuki,

 [HAIBARA / HANDMADE JAPANESE FANS].,  [Two hand-painted round fans (uchiwa) in original woodblock-printed covers]. Tokyo, Haibara Naojiro, ca 1890.
[HAIBARA / HANDMADE JAPANESE FANS].
[Two hand-painted round fans (uchiwa) in original woodblock-printed covers]. Tokyo, Haibara Naojiro, ca 1890.
. A beautiful and well-preserved pair of round hand fans painted in ink, colour and gofun on paper with handles of lacquer decorated with gold, and silk tasselled cords. The fans are decorated in rinpa style with a landscape scene and flowers, on the reverse one has a view of Mount Fuji and the other a bamboo scene highlighted with gold. One fan has one small chip at edge and a few tiny paper losses, the other is in fine condition. Size: 23.8 x 23 cm, length including handles 36 cm. Mounted in the original paper folders woodblock-printed in colours.Haibara, established in 1806, is one of Japan's oldest paper merchants and still operating in Nihonbashi in Tokyo. During the Edo period Haibara became famous for the decorated round fans (uchiwa) produced as a typical souvenir at that time. The third owner, Haibara Naojiro (1846-1910), worked close to artists like Shibata Zeshin, Kawanabe Kyosai and Kawabata Gyokusho who created the original designs for Haibara's products. A delightful pair of these handmade fans.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120961
€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2958.07 | £UK 2401.25 | JP 398959]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, art, fan, fans, handmade, handpainted, uchiwa,

 KUBOTA BEISEN (Ed.):,  Bijutsu Hko      (The Art Treasury). Eleven volumes. Tokyo, Matsui Eikichi, Gahakudo,1895.
KUBOTA BEISEN (Ed.):
Bijutsu Hko (The Art Treasury). Eleven volumes. Tokyo, Matsui Eikichi, Gahakudo,1895.
. A complete set of this early refined Japanese art magazine. Size: 26 x 16 cm. With high-quality woodblock printed reproductions of ukiyo-e prints and paintings by famous artists such as Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai, Shibata Zeshin, Sakai Hoitsu, Ogata Korin, Mauyama Okyo, Kawanabe Kyosai, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, etc. Includes several folded prints of hashira-e (long and narrow pillar prints), nagaban (large print) and long surimono (exclusive prints for special occasions). Printed in lovely rich colours several highlighted with lacquer and mica. Bound in the traditional Japanese fashion, as issued within coloured decorated wrappers. A few volumes loose in binding and one volume has a few leaves affected by a small marginal wormhole, otherwise in splendid condition. Housed in a modern cloth folder. The editor Kubota Beisen was a renowned Japanese artist and art instructor. He founded the Kyoto Fine Art Association together with Kono Bairei. A stunning collection which seems extremely rare to find complete.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121008
€  6000.00 [Appr.: US$ 6338.72 | £UK 5145.25 | JP 854913]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, art, illustrated, woodblock-prints, ukiyo-e, woodcut, paintings

 JAPANESE PAPER FANS].,  [Three ukiyo-e woodblock-printed paper fans depicting kabuki actors and one with three ladies in Western clothing]. Published by Murakawa Soemon in Tokyo. 1888, 1892 and 1893.
JAPANESE PAPER FANS].
[Three ukiyo-e woodblock-printed paper fans depicting kabuki actors and one with three ladies in Western clothing]. Published by Murakawa Soemon in Tokyo. 1888, 1892 and 1893.
. 1. Fan depicting three ladies in Western clothing standing on a balcony under the moonlight. One is playing the "gekkin" (full moon guitar). It is printed by Yoshu Chikanobu, dated Meiji 21 (1888).2. Fan depicting three kabuki actors: Bando kakitsu, Ichikawa Kuzo and Nakamura (?). Printed by Toyohara Kunichika, dated Meiji 25 (1892). 3. Fan of two kabuki actors: Nakamura Fukusuke and Onoe Kikugoro. Printed by Toyohara Kunichika, dated Meiji 26 (1893).
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121149
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1003.63 | £UK 814.75 | JP 135361]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japoan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, kabuki, theater, theatre, ukiyoe, fans

 
FUKUBA, TORU [Exhibition catalogue]:
Katalog öfver Fukuba's kollektion af ett hundra Ukiyo-ye-målningar. Stockholm, Bröderna Lagerström, 1911.
. Pp. xvii, (1) + 46 pages with illustrations (from photographs). Sewn as issued. Original decorated wrappers, wrappers. A collection of genre pictures by the most famous artists representing the Ukiyo-e school, exhibited under the name of Toru Fukuba at the Museum of Decorative Art in London in 1910. Some of the artists represented are Issho, Utamaro, Eizan, Kunisada, Hokusai and Hiroshige. The owner of the collection was Yojro Kuwabara. Includes a preface by him. Translated from the English by Gerda Fromell. Cf Cordier BJ 660 (French ed.).
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 14115
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 105.65 | £UK 86 | JP 14249]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japanese, asia, asien, asiatic, asie, travel, exploration, art, woodcut, ukiyo-ye,

 
FURUYA, KÍRIN (Ed.):
Bijutsukai [Japanese design magazine]. Kyoto, Unsd, Meiji 34 (1901).
. Size: 24 x 16.4 cm. Lvs. (11), folded in the Japanese fashion, printed covers, silk ties. Small paper label on upper cover, printed number on rear cover. Some stain to covers, otherwise in very good condition. Comprises lovely woodcut prints of different designs, all rendered in delicate colours, two highlighted with metallic ink. Early copy of the monthly Japanese magazine, Bijutsukai edited by Krin Furuya, the famous artist who helped to create a new modern style combining Japanese traditional style with European Art Nouveau.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121215
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 380.32 | £UK 308.75 | JP 51295]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, design, art, woodcut, illustrations, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, textiles, artefacts, konst,

 GONZALO JIMÉNEZ DE LA ESPADA (Transl.) / HASEGAWA,TAKEJIRÍ (Ed.):,  Leyendas y Narraciones Japonesas. [A Collection of Japanese Fairy Tales in Spanish]. Ten volumes. Tokyo, Hasegawa, Taisho 3 (1914).
GONZALO JIMÉNEZ DE LA ESPADA (Transl.) / HASEGAWA,TAKEJIRÍ (Ed.):
Leyendas y Narraciones Japonesas. [A Collection of Japanese Fairy Tales in Spanish]. Ten volumes. Tokyo, Hasegawa, Taisho 3 (1914).
. A remarkably well-preserved crpe paper book collection of Japanese fairy tales translated into Spanish. Hasegawa published two Spanish sets each of ten volumes. This set titled "Leyendas y Narraciones Japonesas" contains following works: 1. La Boda De los Ratones; 2. La Sierpe de Ocho Cabezas; 3. La Liebre de Inaba; 4. El Espejo de Matsuyama; 5. La Medusa Candida; 6. El Principe Brillante; 7. La Olla Mgica; 8. Sippeitaro; 9. El Brazo del Ogro; 10. La Cascada Maravillosa.Small 18mo (15.2 x 10.3 cm). Fukuro-toji bound, spine covered, silk ties. Each book contains about 9 -11 lvs including covers. Beautifully illustrated with woodcuts throughout. As issued, kept in its original paper box, original tissue wraps preserved (two sets). A rare set, unique in mint condition (first volume has a very light mark from a paper band holding the books together). Takejir Hasegawa (1853-1938) was a Tokyo-based publisher who specialised in Japanese books translated into European languages. He employed renowned foreign residents as translators and noted Japanese artists as illustrators. Gonzalo Jimnez de la Espada (1874-1938), a Spanish orientalist and teacher who resided in Tokyo between 1907 and 1917.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121225
€  4800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5070.98 | £UK 4116.25 | JP 683930]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, fairy tales, spanish, spain, stories, woodcut, crepe paper, illustrated, illustrations

 
KAWARASAKI KïDï:
Shiko Moyô Hyakudai (Hundred designs of the four seasons). . Four volumes. Kyoto, Uchida Bijutsu, Shôwa 13-4 (1938-9).
. Folio (33 x 23 cm). Lvs. 53 folded in the Japanese fashion. Complete in four volumes comprising 192 beautiful woodcut illustrations. First volume binding has separated into two parts. Original decorated paper covered boards, printed in different colours, somewhat rubbed, rear cover to last volume replaced. Printed paper title labels to front covers. Rare, interesting album with so many different designs, all executed in brilliant colours, several highlighted with metallic pigments. The great diversity of motifs varies from everyday subjects to more fancy themes, several with humorous elements. Fine impression, in lovely condition. The artist Kawarasak Kd was a a renowned Kyoto-based designer and illustrator at this time. Published by the very well-known and superior printing house Uchida in Kyoto, today still in operation. We have not found any library copy but a similar work titled: Shuko mon'y volumes one and four (1939 & 1941) is listed at the National Diet Library.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120978
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 1901.62 | £UK 1543.75 | JP 256474]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, design, illustrated, woodcut, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 KNAUER, LEOPOLDINE (Transl.):, Die zerbrochenen Bildsäulen. (The Broken Images). Japanische Märchen. Tokyo, Takejiro Hasegawa, Showa 6, (1931).
KNAUER, LEOPOLDINE (Transl.):
Die zerbrochenen Bildsäulen. (The Broken Images). Japanische Märchen. Tokyo, Takejiro Hasegawa, Showa 6, (1931).
. Small 18mo crpe paper book (10.3 x 15 cm). Lvs 15, folded in the fukuro-toji style. With thirteen colour woodcut illustrations, several full page. Original wrappers, pictorial upper cover (one tiny tear at upper margin), spine covered, silk ties. A scarce title. Included in a series of 12 German books (Japanische Mrchen) offered by Hasegawa/Nishinomiya in 1931. This work is translated from the English by L. Knauer (and from the Japanese into English by T.H. James). Small water staining to upper margin of two leaves otherwise in lovely condition.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120484
€  980.00 [Appr.: US$ 1035.32 | £UK 840.5 | JP 139636]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asien, asatic, travel, exploration, woodcut, illustrated,

 KORIN, FURUYA:,           Ky gi s shoku juroku-shiki zufu. (Sixteen traditional ceremonial decorations). Two volumes (Plates and Text). Kyto, Kyto Bijutsu Kykai, Meiji 36 (1903).
KORIN, FURUYA:
Ky gi s shoku juroku-shiki zufu. (Sixteen traditional ceremonial decorations). Two volumes (Plates and Text). Kyto, Kyto Bijutsu Kykai, Meiji 36 (1903).
. Plate volume: Oblong folio (36.6 x 24.5 cm), orihon-bound. Pp. (ii), 27, (4). With eighteen hand-coloured woodblock illustrations of ancient ceremonial decorations, of which nine are double-page. Original silk-covered boards, rubbed, silk frayed at edges, title-label and old collection label pasted on front cover. Text by Inokuma Asamaro and woodblocks by Furuya Korin. First edition.A scarce album presenting traditional Japanese interiors published as a commemorative for members of the Kyoto Art Society. The beautiful images depict implements required for traditional Japanese activities, such as coming-of-age, sencha (green tea), a poetry contest, music, theatre and bonsai ceremonies, etc. The illustrations show details of decorative furnishing, costumes, lacquer ware, flowers, masks, instruments, etc. Together with the pamphlet including explanations for the plates.
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Book number: 121239
€  1900.00 [Appr.: US$ 2007.26 | £UK 1629.5 | JP 270722]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, decoration, ceremonial, traditional, japan, japanese, japon, illustrated, woodblock, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, customs,

 KUNDÍ, SAWADA (Ed.) / SAWADA, SIICHIRO (Artist):,  Ch sen ko t jiki-sh          Collection of antique Korean ceramics. Kyoto, Unsdo, Taisho 13 (1924).
KUNDÍ, SAWADA (Ed.) / SAWADA, SIICHIRO (Artist):
Ch sen ko t jiki-sh Collection of antique Korean ceramics. Kyoto, Unsdo, Taisho 13 (1924).
. Oblong album with 32 leaves folded in the Japanese fashion. With thirty double-page illustrations of Korean ceramics and/or porcelain. Beautiful woodcuts printed in various gentle colours with captions in Japanese. Some discolouration. Original decorated paper wrappers, lightly rubbed with some minor chipping along edges. Old ex-owner's sticker (partly erased) on front cover. Black ink inscription on the spine. The album contains beautiful designs of old Korean pottery wares such as urns, jars, bowls, plates and tiles. Most of them are from the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392 AD) but some are from the Three Kingdoms period (57BC - 668 AD) and the later Silla period (668-935 AD). Korea, along with China, was the earliest country to produce high-fired stoneware. During the Three Kingdoms wares were produced in a tunnel-shaped wood-fired climbing kiln with a temperature more than 1000 degrees C. The chamber enabled an oxygen control. The characteristic soft gray colour of the stoneware of the Three Kingdoms period is the result of the reduction of oxygen in the chamber. The pottery became hard and non-porous. The finest works of ceramics in Korea, Cheongia (celadon) wares, were produced in the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). This work based on field studies of Korean ceramics was published at a time when interest of folk art was increasing in Japan. Mingei, developed in 1920s, was a movement with the aim of preserving folk art in Japan. The movement was initiated by Yanagi Setsu, a Japanese philosopher and aesthete who travelled to Korea in 1916 and there discovered common wares made by local Korean artisans. He established a Korean Folk Craft Museum in Seoul.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121249
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2112.91 | £UK 1715.25 | JP 284971]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, korea, corean, korean, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, porcelain, woodblock, illustrated, art, ceramics, stoneware, mingei,

 ROKKAKU SHISUI (CHUTARO):, Shinsen moy no shiori.          (New patterns for bookmarks). Two volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 34 (1901).
ROKKAKU SHISUI (CHUTARO):
Shinsen moy no shiori. (New patterns for bookmarks). Two volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 34 (1901).
. Two volumes comprising 42 double-page woodcut prints with multiple motives or patterns, of which many coloured. The leaves are folded in the Japanese fashion. Two preliminary pages and one colophon in Japanese. Original decorated paper covers. Housed in original cloth folder, worn. Some browning to the endpapers but the woodcuts are in excellent condition with good impression. First edition.Rokkaku Shisui (1867-1950) was an authority on Japanese lacquer ware. Together with Tenshin Okakura he founded the Japan Art Institute. He lived for some time in the US where he worked at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at the Metropolitan Museum.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120480
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1267.74 | £UK 1029.25 | JP 170983]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, woodcut, illustrated, design, lacquer,

 SHUNTEI, MIYAGAWA (Artist):,  Kodomo Fuzoku      (Customs and Games of Children). Tokyo, Akiyama Buemon, Meiji 30 (1897).
SHUNTEI, MIYAGAWA (Artist):
Kodomo Fuzoku (Customs and Games of Children). Tokyo, Akiyama Buemon, Meiji 30 (1897).
. Leporello-folded crpe paper album with twenty-four coloured woodblock prints, title and a page with contents. Size: 26.3 x 18.4 x 3.5 cm. Each plate mounted on thick cardboard, titled in Japanese at bottom, silver ink to outer margins. Some minor wear and marks at outer edges. Bound in the original silk-covered boards, worn, splitting along edges. Later title label on upper cover.A charming album with lovely pictures of children playing, all rendered in crisp attractive colours. This seems to be a very rare crpe paper edition of a work first printed on paper in 1866 (which also is scarce). The pictures depict various games and traditional customs including kite flying, hide and seek, blind goat, at the zoo, making shadow pictures, snow games, tea ceremony, fishing, festivals, etc. The women and children are dressed traditionally in lovely decorated silk kimonos, each appropriate to the season.
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Book number: 121213
€  4000.00 [Appr.: US$ 4225.82 | £UK 3430.25 | JP 569942]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japonica, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, illustrated, children, games, woodblock,

 [RANJI] SMITH, BAKER & CO:,  [A colour woodblock printed Ranji titled  "Bird chop" for a large tea box for export]. Late Meiji era (ca 1890-1910).
[RANJI] SMITH, BAKER & CO:
[A colour woodblock printed Ranji titled "Bird chop" for a large tea box for export]. Late Meiji era (ca 1890-1910).
. Size: 39 x 34.2 cm. Printed on very fine paper. A couple of tiny holes and some very minor creasing. A beautiful Ranji (tea box label) printed in stunning and delightful colours, apparently never been used. After Japan opened the ports to foreign trade in 1859 tea became one of the country's most important export products. At that time tea exporters started decorating the wooden tea boxes with this kind of multicoloured woodblock printed Ranji labels. The exquisite and colourful Ranji designs were made by Ukiyoe artists. Today they have become collectibles. At the end of 19th century the American-owned company Smith, Baker & Co (Yokohama and Kobe) was one of the largest shippers of tea export from Japan. According to the label the importer is J.M. Crouse & Son, Utila N.Y.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 120523
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1267.74 | £UK 1029.25 | JP 170983]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, tea, label, illustrated,

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