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FUJIKAWA, YU:
Geschichte der Medizin in Japan. Kurzgefasste Darstellung der Entwicklung der Japanischen Medizin mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Einführung der europäischen Heilkunde in Japan. Tokyo 1911.
Pp (ii), 2, (2), 115, (3). With 4 plates including one portrait of C.P. Thunberg (copy of a copperplate by Shuyen Kondo in Nagoya in 1828) and many textual illustrations, mainly portraits of Japanese doctors and physicians. Original boards, cloth spine. A chronology of ancient and medieval medicine in Japan. Includes a good bibliography of Japanese medical works. Published by Kaiserlich-Japanischen Unterrichtsministerium. Garrison-Morton 6404.1.
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Book number: 16006
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 349.59 | £UK 263.75 | JP¥ 38433]
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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.).
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Book number: 14115
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 116.53 | £UK 88 | JP¥ 12811]
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GILLIS, I.V. & PING-CH'I, PAI:
Japanese surnames. Peking 1939.
Folio. Pp. (ii), 8, 11, (1), 174, 5, 8, 172, 4, (20). The Japanese surnames are transliterated into letters of the English alphabet (romaji). Original blue cloth, shaken. First edition.
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Book number: 28007
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.75 | £UK 158.25 | JP¥ 23060]
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GISLÉN, TORSTEN:
The Crinoids from Dr. S. Bock's Expedition to Japan 1914. Uppsala 1922.
4to. Pp. (ii), 184. With 2 plates and 162 illustrations in the text. Uncut copy in printed wrappers. With stamp (Royal Library in Stockholm). An investigation of the interesting material of 53 different species and varities of crinoids brought back by Dr. Sixten Bock's Japanese expedition in 1914. Presented to the Royal Society of Science at Upsala in November 1921. ("Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis Ser. iv. vol. 5. No. 6").
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Book number: 16047
€  140.00 [Appr.: US$ 163.14 | £UK 123.25 | JP¥ 17935]
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GOLOVNIN, VASILY MIKHAYLOVICH:
Voyage de M. Golovnin, Capitaine de Vaisseau de la Marine Imperiale de Russe, contenant le récit de sa captivité chez les japons, pendant les années 1811, 1812 et 1813, et ses observations sur l'empire du Japon, ... Traduit sur la version allemande; par J.-B.-B. Eyriès. Two volumes. Paris, Gide Fils, 1818.
Pp. (iv), vi, adv. iv, pp. 5- 396; (iv), 452. With one engraved frontispiece and one engraved folding map of the Kurils. Uncut copy, as issued in original sprinkled wrappers, paper labels on spines. Scarce French edition, originally published in Russian in 1815-6, and later translated into Dutch, German, French and English. Vasilij Mikhaylovich Golovnin (1776-1831) was a Russian naval officer and a member of the Russian Imperial Academy of Science. He was commissioned by the Russian government to survey the coasts of Kamchatka and the Kuril islands. In 1811 while attempting to chart the strait between Etorofu and Hokkaido he was captured by the Japanese and imprisoned for two years in Matsumae on the island of Hokkaido. His famous work about his captivity in Japan contains an honest and accurate description of Japan and its people during a time when the country was closed to foreigners (except for the Dutch traders at Deshima in Nagasaki). Includes Captain Ricord's account of his travels to the coasts of Japan in 1812-3. Chadenat 3761. Cordier BJ 464-5. Howgego G15. Nipponalia 1909.
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Book number: 100797
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2330.6 | £UK 1757.75 | JP¥ 256218]
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 FUKUOKA GYOKUSEN:, H››ka. (Designs of traditional winter coats). Two volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho (1921).
FUKUOKA GYOKUSEN:
H››ka. (Designs of traditional winter coats). Two volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho (1921).
Lvs. 26 + 25. Leaves double-folded in the Japanese manner. The second volume with some tiny wormholes in margins but otherwise a very good copy. Original decorated wrappers, silk ties, back covers with some light wear. First edition. The two volumes comprise one hundred coloured woodcuts depicting different patterns of traditional Japanese short winter coats (Hanten) used by fire-fighters and warriors, also named Jin-Haori (Jinbaori). This kind of coat was introduced in the 18th century during the Edo period. The beautiful woodcuts are printed in bright, rich colours with designs of various geometric forms including animals, flowers, crests, etc.
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Book number: 120471
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1864.48 | £UK 1406.25 | JP¥ 204974]
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[KYOTO]. HARADA, JIRO & LOMBARD, FRANK. A. (EDS.):
Kyoto. Issued by Kyoto Exhibitors' Association to the Japan-British Exhibition 1910. Kyoto [for the Association]. 1910.
Pp. (xii), 54,15 + four title lvs. Text in English. With seven double page colour woodblock plates depicting traditional arts and 16 pages with half tone portraits and photos of views and people. As issued with folded leaves in the oriental fashion in original purple boards, covers decorated in white with a floral design, blue silk ties, upper hinge cracked but sound. A catalogue issued in connection with the Japan British Exhibition at London in 1910 to present Kyoto and it's industry. Contains information about Kyoto's history, famous places and temples followed by a description of the industries; textile fabrics, dyeings, ceramics, laquer wares, and other products. Accompanied by four colour woodcuts of embroiderers at work, potters, fan makers and metal workers. At end a list of the Kyoto exhibitors.
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Book number: 100746
€  600.00 [Appr.: US$ 699.18 | £UK 527.5 | JP¥ 76865]
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HARTSHORNE, ANNA C.:
Japan and Her People. Two volumes. Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co., 1902.
Pp. x, 377; vi, 374. With one folding map and 50 beautiful plates, photogravures by Gilbo & Co. Publisher's decorated red cloth with gilt cranes on upper covers, gilted upper edges. Bookplate. Binding of volume two slightly shaken. First edition of an informative guide on Japan. The account includes descriptions of Yokohama, Tokyo, Karuisawa, Nikko, Hokkaido, Hakone, Atami, Nagoya, Ise, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and also a visit to Formosa. Anna Hartshorne resided in Tokyo for several years. In 1900 she helped her friend Tsuda Umeko to start and then further develop the education at the Tsuda College (Joshi Eigaku Juku) for Japanese women in Tokyo. Wenckstern ii, p. 38.
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Book number: 99043
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 419.51 | £UK 316.5 | JP¥ 46119]
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 MIZUNO HIDEKATA:, Katei no Hana (Flowers at Home). Tokyo, Kokkeido, Taisho Period (1910-20's).
MIZUNO HIDEKATA:
Katei no Hana (Flowers at Home). Tokyo, Kokkeido, Taisho Period (1910-20's).
This very attractive and rare album by a very popular Japanese female artist contains beautiful printed woodcuts executed in lovely colours, several highlighted with silver. Size: 7.5 x 24 cm. A double-sided folded book with twelve coloured woodblock prints and a colour woodblock printed title page. Original slightly cushioned decorated cloth and printed title label on upper cover. The beautiful prints depict scenes with kimono-attired women and girls in various sensitive settings titled as at spring time; a slight token of esteem; sudden shower; the beginning of the year; the odour of the plum blossoms; after school, etc. Captions in Japanese and English. Partly with some light dust at outer margins. One plate with small repair in margin. A rare work by a celebrated female artist Mizuno Hidekata (1875-1944). She was one of the first popular female ukiyo-e artists and it is very hard to find her works today.
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Book number: 120529
€  4800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5593.45 | £UK 4218.5 | JP¥ 614922]
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 HINOSHITA, MATAHEI:, Yusokufu Moriyo (Traditional Patterns). Three volumes. Kyoto, Ushida Bijutsu Shoshi, Showa 10 (1935).
HINOSHITA, MATAHEI:
Yusokufu Moriyo (Traditional Patterns). Three volumes. Kyoto, Ushida Bijutsu Shoshi, Showa 10 (1935).
Folio. Size: 22.2 x 31.4 cm. An appealing album with leaves folded in the Japanese fashion. Title leave and 45 double-folded leaves with more than 100 coloured woodblock printed illustrations. Original decorated paper covered boards with printed title labels (volume two with some wear along edges). Original cloth slip case. First edition of this delightful work containing textile patterns inspired by traditional royal court kimonos fabrics. The designs are printed in rich and mellow colours, some with elements of gold and silver. A few minor tears at fold and occasionally some light stain but overall a fine copy.
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Book number: 120563
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2330.6 | £UK 1757.75 | JP¥ 256218]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, kimono, textiles, fashion, fabrics, illustrated, exploration,
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INOUYE, JUKICHI:
Home Life in Tokyo. Second edition. Tokyo 1911.
Pp. (xii), 324, index (8), Japanese colophon (1). Leaves folded in the oriental manner. With coloured frontispiece and many illustrations in the text. Original pictorial paper covers, silk threads. Kept in the original cloth box. A comprehensive work on Tokyo and it's inhabitants. The compiler of this work is Jukichi Inouye (1862-1929), employed at Tokyo University and Yokohama Gazette before becoming a translator at the Foreign Ministry.
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Book number: 100715
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.75 | £UK 158.25 | JP¥ 23060]
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KAKUZO, OKAKURA:
Boken om té. Översatt av Fanny von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. Stockholm 1921.
Tall slim 8vo. Pp. 183. Original decorated Japanese paper covered boards, spine faded and chipped at ends. Inscribed by the translator. Swedish edition of this classic work on Japanese tea tradition first published in English at New York in 1906.
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Book number: 100111
€  120.00 [Appr.: US$ 139.84 | £UK 105.5 | JP¥ 15373]
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 KAWANABE, MASAO (ED.):, [JAPANESE DESIGNS]. Nihon S›shoku Taikan (A collection of decorative Japanese art). Five volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho 4 (1915).
KAWANABE, MASAO (ED.):
[JAPANESE DESIGNS]. Nihon S›shoku Taikan (A collection of decorative Japanese art). Five volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho 4 (1915).
Folio. A complete set in five volumes of a collection with Japanese ornament and designs from the 6th to 19th century. Comprises one hundred colour woodcut plates depicting numerous (about 600) patterns or designs mainly for textiles but also for carvings, swords, ornaments, ceramics, and other types of decorative art. With descriptions in Japanese. As issued with double folded leaves in the oriental style within original decorated paper covered boards, title labels on upper covers. Housed in original worn cloth folder. A very attractive set with brilliant images in fine impression and subtle colours. Comprises: I. From the period of Suiko empress to Tenpyo. Year 554-729; II. From Tenpyo to Konin period. Year 729-824;III. From Fujiwara to Heishi period. Year 825-1185; IV. From Kamakura to Ashikaga period. Year 1185-1573; and V. From Toyotomi to Tokugawa period. Year 1573-1868.
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Book number: 100644
€  2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3262.85 | £UK 2460.75 | JP¥ 358705]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, art, artistic, design, textile
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KINDAITI, KYOSUKE:
Ainu Life and Legends. Board of Tourist Industry. [Tokyo, 1941].
Pp. 83. With coloured frontispiece and many half tones. Original wrappers. (Tourist Library: 36).
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Book number: 99539
€  60.00 [Appr.: US$ 69.92 | £UK 52.75 | JP¥ 7687]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, ainu, aino, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 KNAUER, LEOPOLDINE (TRANSL.):,  Japanische Märchen. Die zerbrochenen Bildsäulen. Tokyo, Takejiro Hasegawa, (1931).
KNAUER, LEOPOLDINE (TRANSL.):
Japanische Märchen. Die zerbrochenen Bildsäulen. Tokyo, Takejiro Hasegawa, (1931).
Small 18mo. (10.3 x 15 cm). Lvs 15, folded in the fukuri-toji style. Printed on crepe paper. With 13 colour woodcut illustrations, several full page. Original wrappers, pictorial upper cover (one tiny tear at upper margin), spine covered, silk ties. German edition translated from the English by L. Knauer. (Translated form the Japanese into English by T.H. James). Light water staining to upper margin of two leaves otherwise a lovely copy.
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Book number: 120484
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1398.36 | £UK 1054.75 | JP¥ 153731]
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 KYOSEN, KAWASAKI (ILL.):,  Omacha-e shu (Toy pictorial collection). Five volumes. Osaka 1919.
KYOSEN, KAWASAKI (ILL.):
Omacha-e shu (Toy pictorial collection). Five volumes. Osaka 1919.
Folio. Size: 23.5 x 35.5 cm. A complete set comprising twenty parts bound in five volumes. Pp. 22 with Japanese text and 122 plates with woodcut images, all printed in bright, fresh colours some heightened with silver or gold. Double page leaves folded in the Japanese fashion. Publisher's decorated paper covers, title labels, some staining along the edges. Housed in original brown cloth slip case, somewhat worn. First edition of this monumental and fascinating work devoted to traditional Japanese toys and antique folk crafts. The illustrator is Kawasaki Koysen (1877-1942) who worked during the Meiji and Showa periods specializing in pictures of traditional Japanese toys and antique folk crafts, also including good-luck charms which he found during his travels around Japan. During his career he produced 52 Gangucho sketchbooks containing about 5000 different images. A rare and impressive work in very good condition.
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Book number: 120381
€  3800.00 [Appr.: US$ 4428.15 | £UK 3339.75 | JP¥ 486813]
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[JAPAN - CONFECTIONERY]. SAKITARO MATSUDA:
Wayo Kashi Seiho Koshuroku (A transcript of lectures for Japanese and Western confectionery). Tokyo 1917-20.
Size: 18,7 x 25 cm. Lvs 85, folded in the oriental fashion. With 17 double leaves with more than two hundred woodcuts in colour depicting varies kinds of sweets. Followed by the recipes in Japanese and an index. Original cloth covered boards, paper label on upper cover. Partly with some light staining. A very attractive and charming work.
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Book number: 100403
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1398.36 | £UK 1054.75 | JP¥ 153731]
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Keywords: Japan, deserts. sweets, confectionery, cakes, recipes, food, japan, japanese, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic

 
MATSUOKA, SAIKIYO:
Phrases in English and Japanese, Elementary for the Children. Tokyo, Meiji 5 (1872-73).
Pp. (9) including Japanese title, English title and preliminaries. Followed by 85 leaves of text in English and Japanese (Kanji, Hiragana and Katana characters). Leaves folded in the Oriental fashion. At end colophon in Japanese. Original Japanese wrappers, with some wear. With red Asian stamps on title. Partly with some minor wormholes, mainly in upper margin. First edition of a comprehensive primer. Comprises a vocabulary accompanied with phrases using the listed words. See: Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies (1991), no. C27 (another issue with different pagination).
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Book number: 99297
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2330.6 | £UK 1757.75 | JP¥ 256218]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, east, eastern, oriental, children

 MIKI, TEICKI (TEIICHI) & TAKAHASHI, GORO:, [Nihon Kokon zeika Zukai]. Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times, Each with a Characteristic Illustration. Two volumes (all publ.). Tokyo, Kyushun-do, Meiji 20 & 23 (1887 & 1890).
MIKI, TEICKI (TEIICHI) & TAKAHASHI, GORO:
[Nihon Kokon zeika Zukai]. Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times, Each with a Characteristic Illustration. Two volumes (all publ.). Tokyo, Kyushun-do, Meiji 20 & 23 (1887 & 1890).
Large 8vo. Lvs 22 + 22, folded in the Japanese manner (fukuro-toji). Text in English and the illustrations have captions in English and Japanese (Kanji). With twenty double page colour woodcut prints. Original Japanese wrappers, printed paper labels on upper covers. First edition. According to the preface the editors originally planned to print ten volumes in this series but us we can understand only these two volumes were published. Another issue (two volumes) with bilingual text was published simultaneously. A collection of twenty biographies of famous people, for example: Iwakura Tomomi (19th century important statesman and ambassador); Murasaki Shikibu (10th century, famous authoress of The story of Genji); Sugawara no Michizane (9th century, learned scholar and statesman, worshipped as the god of literature); Prince Shotuko (died A.D. 620, great statesman and invented the first laws of Japan); Saigo Takamori (19th century samurai of the Satsuma daimo); Minamoto no Yoshiie ( 11th century, governor general of Mutsu); Takenouchi no Sukune (born in the first century, held various officies for more than 244 years) and; Empress Jingu Kogu (regarded as superhuman). Each story accompanied with an interesting and beautiful double page illustration. A lovely copy. Not in Cordier.
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Book number: 100071
€  5800.00 [Appr.: US$ 6758.75 | £UK 5097.25 | JP¥ 743031]
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MIKI, TEICKI (TEIICHI) & TAKAHASHI, GORO:
Pictorial Descriptions of Famous Places of Japan in Japanese and Chinese. Volume one (all published?). Tokyo, Kyushun-do, (1895).
Large 8vo. Pp (63) with text and 10 double page colour wood cut prints. Leaves folded in the Japanese manner (fukuro-toji). Text in English, Japanese and Chinese. Original Japanese style binding, green wrappers, printed labels on covers. Red Asian stamp. First edition. The illustrated famous places are: The Asakusa Temple; Mount Yoshino; Yokohama; the Cataract of Kegon; the Golden Temple; the Kamo River; Mount Tsukuba; the Island of E[noshima]; the Island o Itsuku; and Tokyo. According to the preface the editors planned to print ten volumes in this series but us we can understand only this volume was published under this title. Another two volumes were issued as "The Pictures and Biographies of a Hundred Eminent Japan". Not in Cordier.
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Book number: 100673
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1107.04 | £UK 835 | JP¥ 121703]
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MONTANDON, GEORGE:
La civilisation Ainou et les cultures arctiques. Paris, Payot, 1937.
Pp. 272. With 48 plates with photographic illustrations and numerous text illustrations including 10 maps. Original printed wrappers, spine restored. A thorough study on the Ainu by a Swiss physician and ethnologist.
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Book number: 100044
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 233.06 | £UK 176 | JP¥ 25622]
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 [JAPAN - FAMOUS PAINTINGS]. SAKUJIRO NANBARA (ED.):, Shu-bi Gakan. (Anthology from collections of famous paintings). Two volumes. Osaka, Mataemon Shibakawa, Meiji 22 (1889).
[JAPAN - FAMOUS PAINTINGS]. SAKUJIRO NANBARA (ED.):
Shu-bi Gakan. (Anthology from collections of famous paintings). Two volumes. Osaka, Mataemon Shibakawa, Meiji 22 (1889).
Tall 8vo. Size: 18 x 29 cm. Two volumes comprising 5 leaves of text and 50 colour woodcut plates, some heightened in gilt. As issued with double folded leaves (in oriental style). Original silk brocade on limp covers with printed paper covered labels. Housed in original silk covered folding case, restored. Includes an index with title of the paintings, names of the artists and the collectors. The lovely illustrations are in perfect condition. A supplement was issued in 1890.
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Book number: 100357
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 932.24 | £UK 703.25 | JP¥ 102487]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, illustration, paintings,
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OGAWA, KAZUMASA (PHOTOGRAPHER AND EDITOR):
Military Costume in Old Japan. Photographed by K. Ogawa, under direction of Chitora Kawasaki and Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School). Tokyo 1893.
Folio. Pp. preface (iv) and 15 b/w plates (chemigraphs) with descriptive text in English below each photo. Original pictorial wrappers bound in somewhat later half red calf, lightly rubbed. Bound by Karl Björklind, Köping, Sweden. Bookplates. First edition. Contains military costumes from the Fujiwara through Ashiga periods (10th - 16th centuries). The plates are reproduced photographs taken by Ogawa, Japan's leading photographer at the time, and printed by National Chemigraph Co. in St. Louis U.S.A. A beautiful and crisp copy.
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Book number: 100091
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1398.36 | £UK 1054.75 | JP¥ 153731]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asiatic, military, costumes, travel, exploration, illustration, photo, photograph

 OKAMURA, KICHIEMON:, Hon Takakuma shoshi denbun (Book about paper making in Takakuma). Tokyo, O. Kichiemon, 1955.
OKAMURA, KICHIEMON:
Hon Takakuma shoshi denbun (Book about paper making in Takakuma). Tokyo, O. Kichiemon, 1955.
Tall 8vo. Size: 19,5 x 31,5 cm. Pp. (32) with illustrations made in the katazome stencil dyeing technique on hand made paper. The leaves folded in the oriental manner. Original paper wrappers, title label on upper cover. Housed in the original cardboard folder. Edition limited to 100 copies. Signed by the artist. A charming work about paper production in Takakuma (Kagoshima) with lovely coloured illustrations made in katazome (stencile) technique . Okamura Kichiemon (1916-2002) was a pupil of Serizawa Keisuke, a renowned Japanese textile designer who was promoted by the Japanese government for his unique katazome method.
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Book number: 100712
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1747.95 | £UK 1318.25 | JP¥ 192163]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, paper, papers, illustration
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[JAPAN]. PASIO FRANCESCO / COUROS, MATEO DE / RODRIQUES, JOAO GIRAM:
Tre lettere annue del Giappone de gli anni 1603, 1604, 1605, e parte del 1606. Mandate dal P. Francesco Pasio v. prouinciale di quelle parti al M.R.P. Claudio Acquauiua generale della Compagni di Giesu. Milano, Appresso Pietro Martire Locarni, 1609.
Small 8vo. Pp. 313, table (25). Contemporary vellum, recased with new endpapers. Outer margin of first three leaves nicely restored without any loss of text. Old ownership inscription on title. Second edition, first was published in Rome 1608. Comprises three Jesuit missionary letters sent from Japan. The first is written by Mateo de Couros dated Nagasaki October 6, 1603. He was a Portugese missionary, born in 1568 and left for Japan in 1586 where he seved for many years. The other two letters are written by Joao Rodriquez (1583-1633), also written in Nagasaki (1604-5). He resided in Japan for many years and became a significant missionary who got a deep insight into the Japanese mentality and language. Cordier BJ 251. De Backer-Sommervogel vi, 328. & clns 1578/9 & 1970. Leon Pages, Bibl. Japonaise, 108.
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Book number: 99272
€  5000.00 [Appr.: US$ 5826.51 | £UK 4394.25 | JP¥ 640544]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, jesuit, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, east, eastern, exploration, voyage

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