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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$ 507.1 | £UK 411.75 | JP¥ 68393]
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$ 507.1 | £UK 411.75 | JP¥ 68393]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japnese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, linguistic, langue, schoolbook, literature,

 [ALEXANDRE, NOèL]:,  Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
[ALEXANDRE, NOèL]:
Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
. 12mo. Pp. 503, table (7) + appendix (Latin text) 196, (6). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt and with a red title label, bevelled gilt edges, rubbed, hinges weak, tail of spine with some small holes. Rare first edition, and an Italian edition was published in the same year. The appendix has a separate title: "Documenta controversiam missionariorum apostolicorum imperii sinici de cultu praesertim Confucii philosophi & progenitorum defunctorum spectantia, ac apologiam dominicanorum missionis sinicae ministrorum adversus libros R.R. Patrum Le Tellier & Le Gobien Societatis Jesu confirmantia". The Chinese Rites Controversy was an argument between Roman Catholic missionaries about whether the the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Dominicians and Augustinians contrary to the Jesuits refused any adaptation to local customs and were horrified by the practices of the Jesuits. Noël Alexandre (1639-1724) was a French Dominician and a renowned professor of theology at Sorbonne. Cordier BS 876-77. De Backer & Sommervogel iii, 1513. Lach & Van Kley (1993:1) p. 386. Löwendahl 228. Lust 854. Walravens (18987), 126 & 127.
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Book number: 120156
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2112.91 | £UK 1715.25 | JP¥ 284971]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, jesuit, missionary, missionaries, travel, exploration, religion, religious, chinese rites

 
[JAPANESE].
Book for Instruction at the School Kaiseizio in Yedo. Volume 1 (all published). Yedo (Tokyo) Anno 2. (1866).
. Pp. (iv), 76. Original boards, new cloth spine, printed title label on front cover. Asian stamp and Japanese hand-written annotation on title page. First edition of an English spelling book comprising 1490 words.
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Book number: 121316
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 316.94 | £UK 257.5 | JP¥ 42746]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japanese, asia, asie, asiatique, japon, language, langue, linguistic,

 [CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].,  [Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
[CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].
[Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
. Original photograph of Chang, the Giant. Size: 6,4 x 10,8 cm. He is dressed in a Chinese traditional costume, most likely his performace outfit. Chang Woo Gow was born in Fuzhou (Canton) in the 1840's. He was well educated and travelled around the world performing as "Chang the Chinese Giant". His height was claimed to be over 2,4 meter!. In 1878 he retired from stage and settled in Bournemouth, where he operated a Chinese teahouse and a curio store.
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Book number: 100762
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 380.32 | £UK 308.75 | JP¥ 51295]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia , asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, photograph, photo, portrait

 [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$ 295.81 | £UK 240.25 | JP¥ 39896]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, trade, commerce,

 [CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS]., China, probably end of 18th century.
[CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS].
China, probably end of 18th century.
. Wooden panel (59 x 35 cm) with 25 bronze casts of ancient Chinese coins and amulets inserted. A solid piece of wood with small scratches and minor wear, parts of old Chinese label on reverse. Mounted in a later wooden frame. The collection shows examples of old coins and charms in the shape of spades, knives, rings, and two large symbolic figures: a horse and two birds in a tree. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage and its ancient coin history can be traced back more than two thousand years. The Chinese also produced "coin-like" charms and talismans which were used to suppress evil spirits and to bring "good luck" or "good fortune". During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) some of the first forms of money were cast in the shapes of tools, for example as spades, shovels or knives. Thereafter the "round money" appeared and during the Han Dynasty a round shaped coin named "wu zhu" was introduced. It was minted for more than 700 years from 118 BC to 618 AD. This panel contains nine spade-shaped coins or charms which we believe are the earliest examples in the collection. Two pieces have the knife shape. Three large examples of "open charms" are included with illustrations of a dragon, the zodiac and the eight trigrams. In addition there are seven pieces of different kinds of round coins or charms and two pendant charms, all decorated with different characters and symbols. We believe that the panel dates from the latter part of the 18th century and sits firmly in the context of the Emperor QianlongÕs unequalled obsession with Chinese history, art and literature. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, he created and conserved unparalleled collections of all ages and aspects of Chinese culture while honouring Manchu and Confucian traditions. This panel, with a patina consistent with its (likely) date, was probably used as a teaching aid, and reflects the EmperorÕs interest in promoting and preserving the glories and utility of the Chinese past. A most unusual and impressive work.
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Book number: 120566
€  4200.00 [Appr.: US$ 4437.11 | £UK 3601.75 | JP¥ 598439]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, teaching, charms, amulets, coins, currency, history, numismatic, exploration,

 [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$ 316.94 | £UK 257.5 | JP¥ 42746]
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$ 2746.78 | £UK 2229.75 | JP¥ 370462]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, theatre, theater, teater, acting, kabuki, illustrated, ephemera,

 
[CHINA]. [J.R. SUPERCARGO]:
Dag-bok öfver en resa till fots, åren 1819 och 1820, från Manchao, på ön Hainan, till Canton. Öfversättning. Stockholm, Fr. B. Nestius, 1828.
. Pp. 203. Uncut copy in contemporary wrappers. Minor marginal stain to first few leaves. A Swedish translation from the English "Diary of a journey overland through the Maritime provinces of China from Manchao, on the south coast of Hainan, to Canton" (London 1822). The author was Supercargo of the English ship "Friendship" which was shipwrecked on the island Hainan situated on China's Southeastern coast. The crew were saved and continued by foot along the shores to Canton. Includes an appendix with Milne's account on bookprinting in China. Cf Lust 227. Cf Cordier BS 308.
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Book number: 20076
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 422.58 | £UK 343.25 | JP¥ 56994]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, canton, manchao, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, travels, voyage

 [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$ 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,

 [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$ 1690.33 | £UK 1372.25 | JP¥ 227977]
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$ 897.99 | £UK 729 | JP¥ 121113]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, china, japanese, chinese, japon, chine, asia, asie, asiatic, vocabulary, language, langue, lingusitic,

 [HAAN, PIETER DE]:, Gedachten over den Chinahandel en den Theehandel, strekkende ten Betoge, dat alle belangen zich vereenigen tot de oprigting van eene Sociëteit, op Vereenigd Kapitaal handelende, aan welke bij uitsluiting die takken van commercie overgedragen worden. Te Rotterdam, bij Arbon en Krap [printed by Giunta d'Albani], 1824.
[HAAN, PIETER DE]:
Gedachten over den Chinahandel en den Theehandel, strekkende ten Betoge, dat alle belangen zich vereenigen tot de oprigting van eene Sociëteit, op Vereenigd Kapitaal handelende, aan welke bij uitsluiting die takken van commercie overgedragen worden. Te Rotterdam, bij Arbon en Krap [printed by Giunta d'Albani], 1824.
. Pp. (ii), 95, (1). Printed on good quality paper. Contemporary crimson morocco, boards with decorative border in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e., with minor wear. First and only edition. Contains proposals for a revival of the Dutch tea trade with China. The Dutch had lost the valuable tea imports from China to the British East India Company in the 18th century and the VOC was dissolved in 1798. Boxer (1965), p. 177. Cordier BS 2177. Löwendahl 1706.
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Book number: 120600
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 897.99 | £UK 729 | JP¥ 121113]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, tea, thee, te, commerce, trade, asia, asien, asiatic,

 
[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$ 422.58 | £UK 343.25 | JP¥ 56994]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, map, travel, exploration,

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