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PFIZMAIER, AUGUST:
Woerterbuch der japanischen Sprache. Erste lieferung (all published). Wien, in commission bei C. Gerold & Sohn, gedruckt bei den P.P. Mechitharisten, 1851.
4to. Pp. xii, 80 + 79 plates depicting different Kanji and Kata-kana characters. Sewn as issued, uncut, in original printed wrappers. First edition of this German - Japanese dictionary which gives the Kanji (Chinese) character together with the Katakana sound followed by the German and English translation together with the Japanese synonym. Pzifmaier (1808-1887) was a prolific translator of Japanese works into German. Only this first part was published (ending with Ittan and Ittai resp.) due to limited commercial success. The Oriental characters are finely executed by the wellknown printing-office of the Mechitharists. Alt-Japan-katalog 1142. Wenchstern i, 78. Zaunmüller 212.
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Book number: 24070
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1364.71 | £UK 1081.25 | JP¥ 154791]
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PINNEO, TIMOTHY STONE:
Keio Gijuku tohuhon. Pineo-shi genpan eibunten chokuyaku (Keio Gijuku textbook. English Grammar). Tokyo, Shokodo, 1870.
Pp. 71. Text in English throughout. With Japanese title on yellow paper and last leaf in Japanese with colophon: Kankyo, Meiji 3, réimprimé avec l'autorisation du gouvernment dans la collection manuels de l'université Keio Gijuku. Leaves folded in the oriental fashion. Bound in Japanese decorated paper.
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Book number: 99296
€  600.00 [Appr.: US$ 682.35 | £UK 540.75 | JP¥ 77395]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, east, eastern,

 
REED, SIR EDWARD JAMES:
Japan: its History, Traditions, and Religions. With the Narrative of a Visit in 1879. Two volumes. London, J. Murray, 1880.
Pp. lii, 366; x, 356, adv. 32. With one folding map, 16 full-page engraved plates, of which 8 were engraved in Japan by native engravers after the works of Hokusai. Further more textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. First edition. The author, a distinguished naval architect, visited Japan at the invitation of the Japanese Imperial government. This work treats shinto and buddhism; the descent of the crown; early history and the Tokugawa period; language and literature; foreign relations to Japan; drawing and painting; and of famous places such as: Nagasaki; Osaka; Nara; Kyoto; Isé; Nagoya; Shidzuoka; and Hakone. A fine copy. Cordier BJ 697.
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Book number: 20086
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1137.26 | £UK 901 | JP¥ 128992]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, travels, exploration,

 
RIBAUD, MICHEL:
Un été au Japon Boréal. Japonais et Ainos dans le Yeso (Hokkaido). Paris, Delhomme et Briguet, éditeurs, 1897.
Pp. 318. With 50 illustrations in the text. Uncut, unopened copy in original printed wrappers. The wrappers are stained and have been repaired. Not in Cordier or Nipponalia.
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Book number: 43046
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 284.31 | £UK 225.25 | JP¥ 32248]
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Keywords: Japan, aino, ainos, japan, japanese, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration

 
SAKAI, SUTEHIKO (ED. & PUBL.):
Self Guide for Travellers in Japan. Published by Shuseido, Tokyo Meiji 20 (1887).
Size: 70 x 60.5 cm. A large folding map printed in colours covering the middle part of Japan (from Tsu in Mie prefecture to Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture). A detailed map printed in Japanese, towns also printed in English. Some small repairs on verso, nicely done. Housed in original printed folder with a tie, lightly rubbed. Overall a very attractive and easily accessible map done for tourists. Price on the cover in red was 30 sen (!) in 1887. Edited by Sakai Sutehiko of an ex-samurai family of the Mito clan.
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Book number: 120377
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1023.53 | £UK 811 | JP¥ 116093]
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SAKUMA, N.:
An Intermediate Japanese-English Dictionary for Assisting Students in Conversation and Composition. Tokyo, Ikubunsha & Osaka, Sekibunsha, 1904.
Tall 16mo. Pp. (viii), 1180. Original green cloth, printed and lettered in black and gilt, somewhat rubbed. This charming dictionary is listing the Japanese phonetic words alphabetically then giving the Kanji and / or Hiragana characters and the English equivalent. Cordier BJ 699.
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Book number: 32050
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 204.71 | £UK 162.25 | JP¥ 23219]
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SAVAGE LANDOR, A. HENRY:
Alone with the Hairy Ainu. Or, 3,800 Miles on a Pack Saddle in Yezo and a Cruise to the Kurile Islands. London, John Murray, 1893.
Pp. xvi, 325. Includes one appendix with a glossary of some Ainu words. With one coloured folding map of Hokkaido and many illustrations throughout the text made from the author's drawings. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering and one vignette on upper cover. Corners lightly bumped, lower hinge weak, light tape mark on lower part of boards. Copy of Arnold Genthe, famous American photographer (1869-1942), with his signature on front free endpaper. First edition of this comprehensive work on the Ainu. Includes information about customs, morals, festivals, language, weapons, geography, etc. Contains an appendix with measurements of the Ainu body and descriptive characters. Cordier BJ 621. Nipponalia 2287.
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Book number: 32144
€  1700.00 [Appr.: US$ 1933.33 | £UK 1531.75 | JP¥ 219287]
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Keywords: Japan, ainu, aino, japan, japanese, asia, travel, exploration, asien, asiatic, far east, eastern, aborigines

 
[JAPAN - MUSIC]. SAWADA, R.:
Genroku hanami odori. Nagauta - music. Piano solo. + AND: YAMADA, KOSCAK: Rokudan (Koto music) Transcribed for piano. Two volumes. Published by Jujiya Gakkiten, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 1928 & 1930.
Folio. (30 x 22.5 cm). Pp. 8 + 8. As issued loose leaves in original coloured pictorial wrappers. Jujiya Gakki-Ten was founded in 1874 as Japan's first western musical instrument shop, today operating as a flute and harp salon in Ginza, Tokyo.
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Book number: 120232
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 432.16 | £UK 342.5 | JP¥ 49017]
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SEIDEL, AUGUST:
Praktische Grammatik der Japanischen Sprache für den Selbstunterricht. Mit Lesestücken, einem systematishcen Wörterbuch und 10 Schrifttafeln. Wien, Hartleben's Verlag, no date (about 1910).
12mo. Pp. viii, 198, (2). With 10 plates with characters. Orignal cloth, printed in black. Old ownership signature on free front endpaper. Included in "Die Kunst der Polyglottie". Not in Zaunmüller.
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Book number: 777029
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 181.96 | £UK 144.25 | JP¥ 20639]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, asia, asien, asie, orient, east, far east, east asia, nippon, nihon, japanese, grammar, languages, linguistics, japon, linguistique, language, langue, sprachen, sprache, linguistica, sprachwissenschaft, ferne osten, extreme orient, extreme-o

 SEKKA, KAMISAKA:, Kokkei Zuan, A Collection of Humorous Designs by Sekka Kamisaka, the author of "Kairo". Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 36 (1903).
SEKKA, KAMISAKA:
Kokkei Zuan, A Collection of Humorous Designs by Sekka Kamisaka, the author of "Kairo". Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 36 (1903).
Lvs (16) folded in the Japanese manner. With 46 coloured woodblock-printed comical patterns in 31 full page plates. With descriptive text in Japanese. Size: 25.3 x 17.8 cm. Original printed paper boards, with titles in Japanese and English on covers, with some light wear. First edition of this rare album comprising a collection of humorous colourful designs by Kamisaka Sekka, who is considered the father of Japanese modern design. Sekka became famous for his courageous and visually dynamic designs. In 1901 he was sent to Europe as part of Japan's "modernisation scheme" and as a result he became heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau style. Many of his works display a fusion of traditional Japanese and contemporary Western design concepts. A striking and unusual album which is rare to find complete as it is often broken up to be sold plate-by-plate.
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Book number: 120669
€  5800.00 [Appr.: US$ 6596.08 | £UK 5225.5 | JP¥ 748155]
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 SETSUZAN, FURUYA (ILL.):, Kodai Moy› Ch›cho (Ancient Designs: Butterflies and Birds). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 39 (1906).
SETSUZAN, FURUYA (ILL.):
Kodai Moy› Ch›cho (Ancient Designs: Butterflies and Birds). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 39 (1906).
Lvs 25 + 25, double folded in the Japanese fashion. With fifty coloured wood-cut prints. Japanese colophon at end. Original decorated purple paper covers, lightly worn. Occasionally a few stains to text. First edition. A splendid collection of delicate wood-block prints of butterflies and birds. The images (several on each plate) are patterned in various designs made of beautiful "silky" colours, some highlighted with silver. Furuya Setsuzan was a renowned Meiji-period artist. Seems very uncommon, only one library copy found (Fashion Institute of Technology Library, N.Y.).
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Book number: 120510
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2047.06 | £UK 1621.75 | JP¥ 232186]
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SHAND, W.J.S. & WEINTZ, H.J.:
Japanese self-taught and grammar. London, Marlborough & Co. Ltd, (1907).
12mo. Pp. (ii), 108, 184, adv. 32. With one frontispiece. Contains: i. Third edition of 'Japanese self-taught' including vocabularies in three columns: English / romanized Japanese / pronunciation; ii. second edition of 'Japanese Grammar self-taught' including a Japanese-English vocabulary.
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Book number: 777030
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 181.96 | £UK 144.25 | JP¥ 20639]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, asia, asien, asie, orient, east, far east, east asia, nippon, nihon, linguistics, languages, grammar, japon, linguistique, language, langue, sprachen, sprache, linguistica, sprachwissenschaft, ferne osten, extreme orient, extreme-orient, fer

 SHIMOMURA, GYOKKO (TAMAHIRO):, SHIMOMURA, GYOKKO (TAMAHIRO): Nishiki Fukuro Cho (Brocade Bag Designs). Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho 10 (1920).
SHIMOMURA, GYOKKO (TAMAHIRO):
SHIMOMURA, GYOKKO (TAMAHIRO): Nishiki Fukuro Cho (Brocade Bag Designs). Kyoto, Unsodo, Taisho 10 (1920).
A design book for small pouches made for tea caddies. Size: 19.2 x 27.8 cm. Comprises twenty coloured wood cut plates, a Japanese introduction and a colophon at end. Folded in the Oriental fashion. Original silk covers, worn and with traces of removed label, inner back hinge strengthened. Small staining to inner margin and some browning to the paper. Some tears at folds. A charming work with thirty-five different beautiful brocade tea caddie bags, in various sizes ad shapes, wood-cut printed in lovely colours and with good impressions. Shimomura, a protege of Kamisaka Sekka and master designer in his own right. The printing was made by Honda Ichijiro. Scarce.
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Book number: 120559
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1819.61 | £UK 1441.5 | JP¥ 206388]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,
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ROKKAKU SHISUI (CHUTARO):
Shinsen Moyo ni 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. He made study tours to the US and Europe.
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Book number: 120480
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1364.71 | £UK 1081.25 | JP¥ 154791]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, woodcut, illustrated, design, lacquer,

 
STARR, FREDERICK:
The Hairy Ainu of Japan. [Proceedings of the Second Yearly Meeting of the Iowa Anthopological Association]. Iowa City, State Historical Society of Iowa, 1905.
Pp. 5. Original printed wrappers. A paper read by Professor Starr of Chicago University to the Iowa Anthropological Association on February 10th, 1905. Starr describes his journey in 1904 to Hokkaido, in search of a group of Ainu people to attend the St. Louis Exposition in Chicago that same year.
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Book number: 44045
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 181.96 | £UK 144.25 | JP¥ 20639]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, ainu, aino, ainus, travle, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, far east, eastern,

 
STOPES, MARY CARMICHAEL:
A Journal from Japan. A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist. London and Glasgow, Blackie and Son, 1910.
Pp. xiv, 280. With 8 photographic plates and a few textual illustrations. Original cream cloth. First edition. Mary Stopes is better known for her works on women's rights, censorship and family planning. She became Britain's youngest Doctor of Science at the age of twenty-four. In 1907 she travelled to Japan to study the islands' fossils and stayed on for 18 months. Robinson p. 150.
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Book number: 99504
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 432.16 | £UK 342.5 | JP¥ 49017]
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STROEMHOLM (STRÖMHOLM), CHRISTER (PHOTOGRAPHER).
[MAGAZINE]. Japan. ETC. Stockholm, Förlag AB Radikal, 1981.
Small folio. Pp. 128. With text in Swedish. Comprises several articles about Japan with many illustrations including photographs by Strömholm. ETC is a Swedish radical magazine published since 1976.
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Book number: 99490
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 227.45 | £UK 180.25 | JP¥ 25798]
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Keywords: Japan, photographs, photos, photo, photograph, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, exploration, travel, illustration, illustrations

 HAYAMIZU MOTOAKI & KATO SUMIHIK:, [JAPAN / TEXTILE PATTERNS]. o: Katubi (Design of textiles). Kyoto, Hayamizu Design, Taisho 6 (1917).
HAYAMIZU MOTOAKI & KATO SUMIHIK:
[JAPAN / TEXTILE PATTERNS]. o: Katubi (Design of textiles). Kyoto, Hayamizu Design, Taisho 6 (1917).
Large 8vo. Size: 19 x 26 cm. Pp. (ii) + 40 double folded leaves with woodblock printed colour illustrations depicting various motifs and designs for textiles. As issued folded and stiched in the Japanese fashion in original pictorial wrappers. Housed in a special made cloth folder. Asian red stamps on front cover, title and colophon. Partly with one small stain at upper margin. Otherwise a good copy of an attractive work.
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Book number: 100641
€  680.00 [Appr.: US$ 773.33 | £UK 612.75 | JP¥ 87715]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, textiles, designs, travel, exploration, design
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 [PHOTOGRAPHS]. TAMAMURA, KOZABURO:, Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun. Published by Tamamura, Photographer. Kobe, Japan, ca. Meiji 40 (i.e. 1907).
[PHOTOGRAPHS]. TAMAMURA, KOZABURO:
Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun. Published by Tamamura, Photographer. Kobe, Japan, ca. Meiji 40 (i.e. 1907).
Oblong folio. Size: 19 x 42 cm. With lithographic title and 24 hand-coloured collotype printed plates. Original silk padded boards, mount Fuji in embrodery on upper cover, silk ties, all edges gilt. Old inscription on front paste down. Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923?) was a famous Japanese photographer with a studio in Yokohama where he specialized in tourist photographs for export. In the early 1900's a branch office in Kobe was opened. A deluxe edition of this album comprising 24 hand coloured collotypes with descriptive captions in English, protected with tissue guards. The beautiful plates depict scenes from the country side, gardens, parks, sea and temple grounds from different parts of Japan. A wonderful copy of a scarce work.
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Book number: 100032
€  2400.00 [Appr.: US$ 2729.41 | £UK 2162.25 | JP¥ 309581]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, illustration, photgraphy, photographic, photographs, photograph
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[PHOTOALBUM - JAPAN]. TAMAMURA, KOZABURO & KIMBEI, KUSAKABE, ETC.:
[A Japanese lacquer album with 50 hand coloured photographs. Ca 1880's].
A charming small Japanese album (18 x 13,5 cm) with 50 hand coloured albumen photos (13,5 x 9 cm), protected with tissue guards, pasted on thick cardboard. The leaves are double folded. Original lacquered boards with gilt decorations on both covers. The album comprises photos with 25 scenic views from different parts of Japan; Yokohama, Nikko, Hakone, Kamakura, Tokyo, etc. Many of the photos have printed captions. The verso contains 25 photographs of people, mainly of women in different costumes and situations, of which many are portraits taken in a studio, others depict scenes from everyday life. None of these photos have any captions. Some with foxing to the card board but all the photos are in good condition. A most appealing album. This type of souvenir albums begun to appear in the second half of the 19th century in Japan. At first most of the studios were based in Yokohama but after the 1880's several studios opened in Tokyo, Kobe and Nagasaki. See Terry Bennett, Old Japanese Photographs, London, Quaritch 2006.
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Book number: 100678
€  1750.00 [Appr.: US$ 1990.2 | £UK 1576.75 | JP¥ 225736]
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Keywords: Japan, japn, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, photo, photos, photograph, travel, exploration

 TANAKA, YUHO:, Kogei Shinzu (New Designs for Applied Arts). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Naosaburo, Meiji 25 (1892).
TANAKA, YUHO:
Kogei Shinzu (New Designs for Applied Arts). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Naosaburo, Meiji 25 (1892).
Complete set with forty leaves of colour woodblock-printed patterns depicting plants, birds, flowers, etc. With eight text leaves comprising title, preliminary leaves and colophon. Text in Japanese. The leaves are folded in the Japanese manner. Original decorated wrappers, title and blue figures printed on white background, silk ties, with minor wear. Ex-ownership stamps. First edition. A beautiful collection with patterns based on traditional Japanese motifs and nature scenes clearly inspired by the Art Nouveau ornamental style that became so popular at the time. The designs were created for use in decorative art including textiles, metalwork and ceramics. Occasionally some light offsetting but overall a very good set. The printer Yamada Naosaburo was the founder of Unsodo publishing company in Kyoto, known for high quality pattern books.
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Book number: 120667
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2274.51 | £UK 1802 | JP¥ 257984]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, design, pattern, art nouveau
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TERRY, T.PHILIP:
Terry's guide to the Japanese Empire including Korea and Formosa with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A handbook for travelers. Boston & New York 1920.
12mo. Pp. cclxxxiii, 799, adv, 77. With 28 maps and plans (of which 8 folding and 8 double-page). One map and 2 lvs of text loose. Some underlinings and annotations. Orginal red cloth. Bookplate.
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Book number: 17064
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 250.2 | £UK 198.25 | JP¥ 28378]
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THUNBERG, CARL PETER:
Icones Plantarum Japonicarum, quas in insulis Japonicis annis 1775 et 1776 collegit et descripsit. Parts I-V in one volume. Uppsala, J.F. Edman, 1794-1805. Facsimile edition. Tokyo 1934.
Folio. Lvs (62) + pp. 7 + one page with Japanese colophon. Including 50 plates illustrating Japanese plants. Occasionally some spotting. Contemporary half calf, title lettered on spine, rubbed, cover slighty warped. A reprint of Thunberg's significant work on Japanese plants which he issued as a complement to his "Flora Japonica" (1784). The work comprises some of the first western illustrations of Japanese species. Thunberg, Swedish botanist and pupil of Linneaus, visited Japan disguised as a Dutchman. He was confined to the articial island Dejima outside Nagasaki and had few opportunities to visit the mainland. However he was able to get a remarkable accurate picture of the Japanese flora. Cf Nissen BBI, 1960. Cf Pritzel 9258. Cf Safleu & Cowan 14364.
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Book number: 100844
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 966.67 | £UK 766 | JP¥ 109643]
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 TOMKINSON, MICHAEL:[JAPANESE INRO BOXES].,  A Paper on Inro: Read before the Japan Society, Feb. 13th, 1895.
TOMKINSON, MICHAEL:[JAPANESE INRO BOXES].
A Paper on Inro: Read before the Japan Society, Feb. 13th, 1895.
4to. (25 x 32 cm). Pp. (ii), 13. With five photogravure plates with multiple images, protected by fine decorated tissue guards. Contemporary full calf embossed with a Japanese-style design including leaves, berries and insects, somewhat rubbed, rebacked. Japanesery endpapers incorporating the author's initials. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Douglas Cockerell, British bookbinder. First edition of Tomkinson's informative work on the Inro. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations of his own collection. Inro ("seal-cage") are small traditional Japanese containers for holding small objects that hang from the waist. The Inro came into fashion in the Keicho period (1596-1615) used as portable medicine boxes made of lacquer and mainly decorated with mythological motives. Later on other materials were used, such as various metals, faience, porcelain, ivory, etc. By the eighteenth century they had become decorative accessories mainly used by the merchant class and samurai. Michael Tomkinson (1841-1921) was a collector of Japanese art.
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Book number: 120656
€  1750.00 [Appr.: US$ 1990.2 | £UK 1576.75 | JP¥ 225736]
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Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, art, inro, traditional, object,
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WALLACE, ALEXANDER:
Report on the Culture of the Japanese Silkworm, Bombyx Yama-Mai, in 1867-68, in England. Colchester, Benham and Harrison, 1869.
Pp. 64. Original printed wrappers. A report about some experiments to rear the Japanese oak-feeeding silk-moth "Bombyx Yama-Mai" in Europe. The silk of the Yama-Mai is a little less fine and strong than that of the mulberry silkworm "Bombyx mori".
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Book number: 100659
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 318.43 | £UK 252.5 | JP¥ 36118]
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Keywords: Japan, silk, siden, soie, japan, japon, japanese, england, english, silk production, silk worms, bombay yama mai, textiles, textile

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