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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.
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Book number: 120643
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 560.96 | £UK 441 | JP¥ 58960]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, ukiyo-e, woodcuts, illustrated,

 [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 fine condition. With original colourful printed sleeve (a few small holes). 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 Theater which still holds kabuki and other performances.
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Book number: 120762
€  2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 3038.52 | £UK 2388.75 | JP¥ 319367]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, theatre, theater, teater, acting, kabuki, illustrated, ephemera,

 [JAPANESE COTTON FLANNEL SAMPLES]., [Eight booklets with samples of Nishijin cotton flannel, etc.]. Kyoto, Osaka and Wakayama, 1908-1917.
[JAPANESE COTTON FLANNEL 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 30 to 42 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
€  1750.00 [Appr.: US$ 2045.16 | £UK 1608 | JP¥ 214959]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, 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$ 993.36 | £UK 781 | JP¥ 104408]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, china, japanese, chinese, japon, chine, asia, asie, asiatic, vocabulary, language, langue, lingusitic,

 [JAPAN - KITAMURAYA HOTEL, ISE]., [A hand-coloured steel engraved plate of Kitamuraya Hotel, Ise]. Nagoya, Nakachu Koin, ca 1895.
[JAPAN - KITAMURAYA HOTEL, ISE].
[A hand-coloured steel engraved plate of Kitamuraya Hotel, Ise]. Nagoya, Nakachu Koin, ca 1895.
. Hand-coloured engraved print of Kitamuraya Hotel in Ise. (39.5 x 27 cm). With two cartouches with the hotel name in English and Japanese respectively. Outer edges with some minor chipping, some general age wear, creases, a few old repairs to the rear. Ise is a city located in Mie prefecture on the island of Honshu. The Ise Grand Shrine is the most sacred shrine in Japan and during the Edo period Ise was a popular destination for pilgrimages.
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Book number: 120763
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 467.46 | £UK 367.5 | JP¥ 49133]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, hotel, travel, exploration, colour engraving, illustration,

 [MANUSCRIPT - JAPANESE IMPERIAL FOOD OFFERINGS AND DECORATIONS OF ROOM DIVIDERS]., [A hand-written book with illustrations of ceremonial food offerings and decorations of screens used to divide larger rooms, drawn and coloured by hand]. No place or date but probably ca 1780-1820.
[MANUSCRIPT - JAPANESE IMPERIAL FOOD OFFERINGS AND DECORATIONS OF ROOM DIVIDERS].
[A hand-written book with illustrations of ceremonial food offerings and decorations of screens used to divide larger rooms, drawn and coloured by hand]. No place or date but probably ca 1780-1820.
. The manuscript comprises 34 pp. with 11 images of food offerings for "Gosekku", the five annual imperial court ceremonies, and 22 images of different decorations of room divider screens. Beautifully hand-coloured on fine paper, accompanied by hand-written descriptions in Japanese, bound in the traditional Japanese style. Contemporary blue decorated paper, worn and some paper missing on the back cover. Internally in fine condition, only partly with some light staining at lower margin, no wormholes. The five annual ceremonies (Gosekku) were introduced into the Japanese Imperial calendar more than 1000 years ago. The five festivals are: Jinjitsu on January 7th; Hinamatsuri (girl's day) on March 3rd; Tango no sekku (boy's day) on May 5th; Tanabata (star festival) on July 7th and; Kiku Matsuri (chrysanthemum flower festival) on September 9th. The lovely, colourful pictures show the different offerings of food, fruit, herbs etc. typical of each seasonal ceremony. The room dividers made of a wooden frame are decorated with hanging illustrated pieces of cloth and various ropes tied in different ways depending on the season, or the ceremony. A very attractive and unusual manuscript.
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Book number: 120772
€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3272.25 | £UK 2572.5 | JP¥ 343934]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, decoration, ceremony, ceremonial, food, offerings, imperial, colours

 
[BECKER, JOSEPH ERNEST DE]:
The Nightless City, or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku". Shanghai, Yokohama, Bremen: Max Nössler & London, Probstain, [1905-6].
. Large 8vo. Pp. xvi, 386, (1). With two folding maps of old and new Yoshiwara, 19 colour plates and 25 black and white fullpage plates. Numerous illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's pictorial blue cloth, stamped in gilt and black, spine faded. Fourth revised edition of this informative work about the Yoshiwara district of Tokyo. Not in Cordier. Nipponalia 1067. Wenckstern ii, 341.
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Book number: 100754
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 677.82 | £UK 533 | JP¥ 71243]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, geisha, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, far east, geisha,

 [BECKER, JOSEPH ERNEST DE]:, The Nightless City, or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku", by an English Student of Sociology. Yokohama, Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd., 1899.
[BECKER, JOSEPH ERNEST DE]:
The Nightless City, or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku", by an English Student of Sociology. Yokohama, Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd., 1899.
. Pp. (vi), iv, (2), 441, (3), xix, (3). With twenty plates including nine coloured, of which seven folding beautiful chromolithographs, and many textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial red cloth, tooled in black and gilt, spine slightly faded, recased. Bookplate. Occasionally some light staining. First edition of this informative work about the Yoshiwara ("pleasure") district of Edo (Tokyo). The author was an English lawyer who came to Japan in 1887. He assumed Japanese nationality and after a few years set up legal practices in Yokohama and Kobe. This controversial and comprehensive work describes the "Red Light" district of Tokyo and its organisation, manners, ceremonies as well as its medical aspects and legal constraints. Not in Cordier. Nipponalia (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies) 1067. Wenckstern ii, 341.
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Book number: 35111
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1636.13 | £UK 1286.25 | JP¥ 171967]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, geisha, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, far east, geisha,

 [NIKKO GUIDE BOOK - JAPAN]., Nikko-san Manganji Otakaramono Zukai (Illustrated book of the Treasures of Manganji Temple in Mount Nikko). Tokyo, Inoue Mohei, Meiji 29 (1896).
[NIKKO GUIDE BOOK - JAPAN].
Nikko-san Manganji Otakaramono Zukai (Illustrated book of the Treasures of Manganji Temple in Mount Nikko). Tokyo, Inoue Mohei, Meiji 29 (1896).
. Size: 12.7 x 18.5 cm. Lvs. 64 folded in the Japanese fashion. Richly illustrated throughout by Oshima Keizaburo. Captions in Japanese and English. Original yellow wrappers, title label on upper cover, resewn, stained. Red Asian stamps. Occasionally some light staining. A fascinating informative guide of Nikko, a small city in Tochigi Prefecture situated in the mountains north of Tokyo. It is devoted to the history of Nikko, its Buddhist temples and the famous Shinto shrine Toshugu (Manganji Temple) established in 1617 as a memorial of Togugawa Ieyasu. It was later renamed Rinnoji temple. Includes many woodcut illustrations of Buddhist paintings, interiors such as offering jars, masks and clothing, musical instruments, furnitures, dining utensils, incense burners, offering bowls, screens, pots, lanterns, etc.
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Book number: 120508
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 876.5 | £UK 689.25 | JP¥ 92125]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, guide,

 
[JAPAN: TWO SALES CATALOGUES FOR SAFES].
Patent Fire & Barglar - Resisting Safes Catalogue Manufactured by Z. Takenouchi. (Tokyo) Meiji 24 (1891).
. Size: 15 x 22 cm. Pp. (20). With many illustrations of varies safes and of the production factory. Original printed wrappers. AND: Patent Fire-Proof Iron Safes. With Patent Lock. Manufactured and Improved by R.K. Kunisuye, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Meiji 27 (1894). Size: 18,5 x 25,5 cm. Pp. (32). With several illustrations of different safes. Original printed wrappers.
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Book number: 100455
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 467.46 | £UK 367.5 | JP¥ 49133]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, Japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, safe, safes, commerce, commercial

 [NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA].,  Plan of Passenger Accommodation Motor Ships "Atsuma Maru" & "Tatsuta Maru". The Orient-California Fortnightly Service N.Y.K. Line. Tokyo 1930s.
[NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA].
Plan of Passenger Accommodation Motor Ships "Atsuma Maru" & "Tatsuta Maru". The Orient-California Fortnightly Service N.Y.K. Line. Tokyo 1930s.
. Large folding pamphlet presenting two Japanese luxury passenger lines. Text in English. An informative guide about tariffs, the Company's offices and agents, charts of the various deck and social areas together with photographs. Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), today Japan's largest shipping company was founded in 1885. The two ships "Tatsuta Maru" and "Atsuma Maru" were built for NYK's premier trans-pacific Orient-California service which started in 1929.
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Book number: 120871
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 444.09 | £UK 349.25 | JP¥ 46677]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, boat, cruise, ship, shipping, exploration, travel, voyage,

 [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 lvs double folded in the Japanese fashion 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.
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Book number: 120266
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1460.83 | £UK 1148.5 | JP¥ 153542]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, theatre, theater, travel, exploration, illustration, woodcut, kabuki,

 
[RENAUDOT, EUSÉBE (TRANSL.)]:
SAVIO, PIETRO: Il Giappone al giorno d'oggi nella sua vita pubblica e privata, politica e commerciale. Viaggio nell'interno dell'isola e nei centri sericoli eseguito nell'anno 1874. Milano, Fratelli Treves, 1876.
. Pp. (vi), 216, (2). With four maps and 31 plates, of which several double page. Text with staining. Cloth, faded. Original front wrapper bound in. Second edition enlarged with plates not found in the first edition (1875). Cavalier Pietro Savio of Alessandria (1838-1904) was a member of the Italian Geographic Society and participated in the first official Italian expedition to Japan in 1869. This was a later expedition which visited Yanagawa, Yonezawa, Aizu-Wakamatzu, Nikko, Tokyo and Yokohama. Savio's vividly account describes the country and its people, their manners and customs. The beautiful plates depict views from the countryside, houses, family scenes, various ceremonies and gatherings. Cordier BJ 604.
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Book number: 100428
€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 409.03 | £UK 321.75 | JP¥ 42992]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage,

 [JAPANESE TEXTILE SAMPLES]., Some Orimono Hyohon. (Dyed fabric samples). Types no. 6. Nihon Senshohoku Hyohonsha (Japan Fabric Dyeing Sample Co.). Kyoto, 1927 - 35.
[JAPANESE TEXTILE SAMPLES].
Some Orimono Hyohon. (Dyed fabric samples). Types no. 6. Nihon Senshohoku Hyohonsha (Japan Fabric Dyeing Sample Co.). Kyoto, 1927 - 35.
. Oblong folio (47.5 x 24.9 cm). Pp. (77). A large-format ledger with 97 samples of Japanese silk for kimonos mounted on thick paper. With printed descriptive Japanese text. Original string binding with blue cloth covers, upper cover with white text. The swatches are dated between 1927 and 1935 so it seems that samples were added year by year as the string binding can be untied and tied. A collection of beautiful coloured silk samples which used to belong to a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality silk. Comprises 63 swatches measuring 16.5 x 18.5 cm, 23 larger (27.4 x 17.2 cm), five even larger ( 34 x 24.5 cm) and further six small at the end. Thirteen empty leaves. An impressive well-preserved album with a beautiful collection of stylish textile samples.
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Book number: 120894
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2337.32 | £UK 1837.5 | JP¥ 245667]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, textile, fabrics, sample, design, kimono, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

 [JAPAN - SALES CATALOGUE]., Straw Hats Catalogue. New Fashion 1922. Full Fasihoned (sic) and Hand Tinished (sic). Y. Watanabe & Co., Bakudocho, Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo 1922.
[JAPAN - SALES CATALOGUE].
Straw Hats Catalogue. New Fashion 1922. Full Fasihoned (sic) and Hand Tinished (sic). Y. Watanabe & Co., Bakudocho, Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo 1922.
. A sales pamphlet comprising 10 pages folded with front cover printed in red and black and with a straw hat illustration. Size 13 x 18.5 cm. Title in English otherwise Japanese text. The catalogue offers various kinds of hats with illustrations and prices. Some minor staining.
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Book number: 120665
€  260.00 [Appr.: US$ 303.85 | £UK 239 | JP¥ 31937]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, hat, hats, fashion, design, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, comemrce, sales,

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