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Igansai ranhin [Pictures and Stories of Orchids]

By Matsuoka, Joan ; Matsuoka, Teian ;

Heian [Kyoto]: Sasaki Soshiro, 1772. Facsimile reprint ed. Paperback. Minor external wear with small chip to title label of Volume 1; else a very tight and very lean set. Very good++ overall.. Two octavo volumes in stitched Japanese binding, paper title lables to front wraps of both volumes; ill. (woodcuts) ; 26 cm. Printed on double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). Scarce in this reprint edition. In Japanese; calligraphic text in Kanbun, with reading marks. // Orchids -- Japan. // Caption title: "Ranhin, Matsuoka Joan Sensei cho, Heian Chikuhoro"--Vol. 1, p. [2] of cover (mikaeshi). Preface by Tonan Koji Katsu Koretora dated Meiwa shinbo [1771]. Postscript by Okuda Man Gento dated Enkyo heiin [1746]./ "Kyoho 13-nen [1728] boshin 3-gatsu kankyo inko"--Colophon.

$315.00

Japan's best loved songs of the season = Eigo de utau Nihon no uta

By Irwins, Greg

Tokyo: Japan Taimuzu, 1998. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Fine clean copy, light wear to DJ spine head else near fine. Smaller octavo in a black DJ ; 47 p. : col. ill. + 1 sound disc (digital, 4 3/4 in), 20 cm. George Irwins's translation and rendition of classic Japanese love songs. CD of "Japanese Best Love Songs" unopened // Author signed and inscribed front free end paper. In Japanese and English. // Japanese -- Poetry -- Music -- Romance.

$21.00

The Samurai sword
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The Samurai sword

By Yumoto, John M

Rutland, Vt: C.E. Tuttle Co, 1992. First edition ; 13th printing. Hardcover. A near fine crisp copy, near fine DJ. Octavo in a gold DJ ; 191 p : illus ; 23 cm. Swords -- Japan -- History -- Samurai.

$26.00

The arts of Japan : [volume 1]; Ancient and Medieval
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The arts of Japan : [volume 1]; Ancient and Medieval

By Noma, Seiroku ; Takahashi, Bin

Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978. First standard edition. Hardcover. A nice copy, stamp press and customed labeled owner information to front free end paper, some highlighting to about 1/6 of the pages. Price clipped DJ else a near fine in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a blue DJ (gold spine) ; v 1 : illus (some color) ; 27 cm. Ancient and Medieval, Japanese -- History -- Cultural Studies -- Asia.

$21.00

The arts of Japan : [volume 2]; Late Medieval to Modern Art
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The arts of Japan : [volume 2]; Late Medieval to Modern Art

By Noma, Seiroku ; Takahashi, Bin

Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978. First standard edition. Hardcover. A nice copy, stamp press and ink owner information to front free end paper, some highlighting to about 1/5 of the pages. Else near fine in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a gold DJ (silver spine) ; v 2 : illus (some color) ; 27 cm. Late Medieval to Modern Art, Japanese -- History -- Cultural Studies -- Asia.

$21.00

Favorite Japanese dishes
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Favorite Japanese dishes

By Joie, Inc

Tokyo, Japan: JP Trading, 1987. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A fine clean copy in a near fine DJ. Quarto in a red DJ ; 96 p. : illus (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm. Cooking -- Japan -- Photos.

$26.00

A history of Japan :; 1334-1615
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A history of Japan :; 1334-1615

By Sansom, George Bailey, Sir

Stanford, Calif: Stanford Univ. Press, 1961. Reprint. Paperback. A very few (2-3) pages of sparse highlighting to mid section, else near fine. Large white octavo ; xix, 442 p.: illus; 25 cm. History -- Japan -- Politics -- Government - 14th and 15th Century.

$26.00

Modern Japan :; an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism
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Modern Japan :; an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism

By Huffman, James L

New York: Garland Pub, 1998. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A fine clean hardcover copy. Black quarto ; xxxiii, 316 p : illus, maps ; 26 cm. Nationalism -- Japan -- Encyclopedia -- History -- Culture.

$68.00

Catwalk :; fashion models of Japan

By Knapp, Curtis

Boston, Mass: Tuttle Studio, 1951. First edition, first printing (presumed; no earlier dates or printings stated). Hardcover. Slight shelf wear, else fine in a near fine DJ. Large quarto in a black DJ ; 50 leaves of plates : illus ; 34 cm. Japan -- Women -- Nude Art.

$58.00

Idenshi no bunshi seibutsugaku = Molecular Biology of the Gene ;; Volume 2

By Watson, J. D. (James Dewey) ; Miura, Kin'ichiro (trans.)

Kyoto: Kagaku Dojin, 1973. Hardcover. Fine in near fine(-) to very good lightly soiled and redge-ubbed DJ with small chip to upper rear edge, about 1 x .25 inches.. Octavo in dark turqoise cloth and while color ilus DJ; 291 + index, illus. ** Volume two only ** Second edition of Molecular Biology of the Gene, translated assumedly for the first time (the second ed.) into Japanese. Uncommon.

$34.00

Ikebana :; the creative tradition

By Ohara, Houn

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1970. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Two small tears to price-clipped DJ, very slightly rubbed rear corners, else fine in very good+ DJ.. Folo in multicolored DJ (green spine); 168 p, 51 color plates; 43 cm. Flower arrangement; Japanese. // Shipping billed at cost. A heavy book. Please inquire.

$95.00

Eminently important Japanese swords fittings, armor and books :; preview November 13, 14, 15, 1981, Miyako Hotel Ginza Room, San Francisco : property of the late Duke of Windsor K.G., Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura, Colonal [sic] Victor Cadwell

By Robert E. Haynes, Ltd

San Francisco, CA: Robert E. Haynes, 1981. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Paperback. Mild wear to wraps, else very good+ to near fine.. Light blue/white oblong quarto; unpaged : b&w illus ; 23 x 28 cm. Swords -- Japan -- History. Uncommon.

$68.00

Genshi no jitsumu

By Kobiki, Masao

N.p., 1984. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. A bright, Fine copy with very sparse wear to corners in a tight binding.. Brown-cloth octavo; 323 p ; 22 cm. In Japanese.

$34.00

Sumo

By Holway, John B

Tokyo: Tokoyo News Service, LTD, 1957. First edition (stated). Paperback. Small tear to spine head, faint marks to rear cover, clean pages; tight binding. Very Good +.. Blue octavo; 175 p, b&w illus. Sumo wresling; Japan; Sports.

$34.00

Kyoto in the Momoyama period

By Cole, Wendell

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967. First edition (stated). Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine DJ with very gently bumping to top outer board corners. A very crisp copy.. Small octavo in red and yellow illus DJ; xiii, 166 p. , bib. 20 cm. Signed and inscribed by the author on half-title. Series: The Centers of civilization, 22. An excellent series of little books rife with big ideas. || 16th to early 17th-Century Japan.

$27.00

The Taiheiki:; a chronicle of medieval Japan

By Kojima Hoshi (supposed author); McCullough, Helen Craig

New York: Columbia University Press, 1959. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. Plastic DJ over original DJ, white marks to front board, top-front corner bumped, very clean pages; tight binding. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ.. Large octavo in white DJ; xlix, 401 p illus. 24 cm. Japan -- History -- To 1868.

$27.00

The saké companion : a connoisseur's guide
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The saké companion : a connoisseur's guide

By Gauntner, John

Philadelphia: Running Press, 2000. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ with very slighlty rubbed corners.. Tall,narrow octavo in glossy b/w color illus DJ; 240 p. : col. ill., map, index ; 22 cm. Signed and inscribed by author. A definitive guide to saké by "The Saké Guy", saké columnist for the Japan Times. || Rice wines. Führer. Reiswein.

$26.00

Presupposition and thematization

By Muraki, Masatake

Tokyo: Kaitakusha, 1974. First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Hardcover. Small tears to DJ spine head and foot, pages are very clean in a tight binding. Fine, in Very Good+ DJ.. Dark grey octavo in transparent DJ; 138 p ; 22 cm. Includes Index/Bibliography: p. 133-136. || Japanese language -- Grammar, Comparative; Syntax -- English.

$27.00

Japanese arms & armor

By Robinson, H. Russell (introd)

[New York]: Crown Publishers, 1969. Hardcover. Fine in Very Good(-) amply edge-worn DJ with several small tears and curls to edges. Binding is extremely tight and pages clean.. Folio in maroon cloth boards with white color illus DJ; 54 p. + 112 illus. on unpaged leaves, with 29 col. plates. 32 cm. Weapons -- Japan. Armor -- Japan. || Extra shipping charges may apply. A large and somewhat heavy book.

$26.00

Ancestor-worship and Japanese Law

By Hozumi, Nobushige

Tokyo: Maruzen Kabushiki-Kaisha, 1913. 3rd, revised. Hardcover. Very Good+ with slight wear to spine. Binding very tioght; pages quite crisp.. Octavo in quarter calf and maroon cloth with white lettering; xxxi, 198 p., [8] leaves of plates, 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. A number of b/w photos. Based upon an address delivered at the International Congress of Orientalists held at Rome in October 1899. || Signed by the author: "With compliments of the author", on front free end paper.

$46.00

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