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cover of The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a brief historical sketch of the associated arts, and some remarks upon the pictorial art of the Chinese and Koreans.

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London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition, folio, pp.xix, 276, 80 plates, 146 text illustrations. A very good copy in original decorated cloth, morocco spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spine. Occasional light foxing. This book weighs 10 kg when packed and may incur additional postage.
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cover of Etude sur la Poterie Blanche Fouillee dans la Ruine de L'Ancienne Capitale des Yin

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Kyoto, 1932. First edition 4to, pp.v, 6, [iv, 2, 75], 41 plates, 20 illustrations. Text in Japanese with summary in French. A very good copy, corners lightly bumped, slipcase.
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cover of Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.

Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.

by Bigot, Georges Ferdinand

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Published
1897
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Tokyo: [The author?], 1897. Oblong 4to, 23 x 31 cm., pictorial title, 18 leaves, 16 of which are illustration, 2 text. A very good copy stitched in the Japanese style in original pictorial wrappers. Stain to edge of front wrapper. Cartoons in Bigot's inimitable style on the subject of Japanese attacks on foreigners, in particular "Heaving a foreigner… Read more
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cover of The Nightless City. Or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku".

The Nightless City. Or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku".

by Becker, J.E. De

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[1899?]
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Yokohama: Max Nossler, [1899?]. Third Edition Revised pp.xvi, 386, 44 plates, 19 in colour, one folding, 2 folding plans. Original pictorial cloth, gilt.
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cover of Present Day Impressions of Japan. The History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources of Japan and Japan's Colonial Empire, Kwantung, Chosen, Taiwan, Karafuto.

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Chicago: The Globe Encyclopedia Company, 1919. First edition 4to, pp.931, 5 colour plates, many illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in the original publishers morocco, gilt decorated. Spine rubbed, some wear to foot of spine. This book weighs 7 kilos packed; postage quoted on request.
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cover of Ten Weeks in Japan.

Ten Weeks in Japan.

by Smith, George. Bishop of Victoria (Hong Kong)

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Published
1861
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London, 1861. First edition pp.xv, 459, 8 plates, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth, light wear to head of spine.
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cover of Wunderliche und merkwürdige Reisen Ferdinandi Mendez Pinto.

Wunderliche und merkwürdige Reisen Ferdinandi Mendez Pinto.

by Pinto, Fernão Mendes

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Published
1671
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Amsterdam: Heinrich & Dietrich Boom, 1671. First edition in German. Small 4to, pp.[ii, engraved title], [vi], 392, [1, colophon], [1, blank], 11 plates. Bound in 18th-century quarter vellum over boards. Lower hinge split, lower board still attached to spine. Contents in very good condition. The first German edition of the travels of Fernão Mendes Pinto (1509-1583), who… Read more
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cover of A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book. During the Russo-Japanese War. Two volumes. With Illustrations, Maps and Plans.

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London: Edward Arnold, 1907. Fifth impression Two volumes, pp.x, 362; xi, 387, 2 frontis, 32 plates, 42 maps. A very good set in a very attractive art-deco binding in half morocco, ornately gilt spine. Some minor spotting. Bookplate of Herbert G. Squiers, US diplomat and collector of Chinese ceramics.
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cover of The Secret of Japanese Success.

The Secret of Japanese Success.

by Hagiwara, J.

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Published
1906
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Glasgow, 1906. pp.31, wrappers. A very good copy in original wrappers. Text of a lecture delivered to the Shawlands U.F. Church Literary Society, and the Skelmorlie Social and Debating Society.
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cover of Nipon O Dai Itsi Ran, ou Annales des Empereurs du Japon. Ouvrage revu, complété et corrigé sur l'original Japonais-Chinois, accompagné de notes, et precédé d'un Apercu de L'Histoire Mythologique des Japonais, par M.J. Klaproth.

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Paris: printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1834. First edition 4to, pp.xxxvi, 460. Text in French. A very good copy bound in recent half calf. With library blind stamp on title page, no other markings. This French translation of Nippon O-dai ichiran, or Chronology of Japanese rulers, was the first full translation of a Japanese book other than… Read more
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cover of Skin-Boats.

Skin-Boats.

by Nishimura, Shinji

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1931
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Tokyo, 1931. First edition pp.xii, 248, 25 plates, illustrations. A Study of Ancient Ships of Japan, Part I. A very good copy in original cloth.
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cover of Voyages de C.P. Thunberg, au Japon, par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance, les Iles de la Sonde, &c.

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Paris: Benoit Dandré, & Garnery, 1796. First French edition Four volumes, pp.lxiv, 417, portrait frontis, plate; viii, [2], 430, 4 plates; viii, 445, 4 plates; xii, 462, 18 plates, several folding. A very good set bound in contemporary quarter calf.
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cover of Histoire de l'etablissement, des progres et de la decadence du Christianisme dans l'Empire du Japon, ou l'on voit les differentes revolutions qui ont agite cette monarchie pendant plus d'un siecle.

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Louvain: Chez Vanlinthout et Vandenzande, 1828-29. Two volumes, pp.[vi], xxiv, 410; [vi], 540. A handsome set bound in contemporary quarter morocco.
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cover of Studies in Shinto and Shrines. Papers selected from the posthumous works of the late R.A.B. Ponsonby-Fane, LL.D.

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Kyoto: The Ponsonby Kinenkai, 1943. Memorial edition pp.iii, [3], 575, illustrations.. A very good copy in original cloth. Rather worn dust wrapper.
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cover of Nagasaki City 1951.

Nagasaki City 1951.

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A presentation album of 30 photographs of Nagasaki in 1951. At end are two images, Atomic Clouds 10 minutes after the explosion (taken at a spot 6 miles from the epicentre), and a panorama, General view of the atomic-damaged area (taken about 1 month after the explosion)
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cover of Sidur Beith-El [Prayers for the Entire Year] yikhalkel ha-tefilot le-khol yemot ha-shanah... / asaf, sider ?e-tirgem bi-sefat Rusiya Asher b.R. Eliezer ?ohl. [Includes Hagadah for Passover. With Russian Translation by Asher Wohl]

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Kobe: Sputnik, 1920. First edition 8vo, pp.xvi, 498, 24, Hebrew and Russian title pages, vignette of Wandering Jew on verso of Hebrew title. Contemporary cloth-backed boards, lacking front free end-paper. Some light browning, opening two leaves repaired. Preserved in modern half calf box. An extremely scarce imprint from a press set up in Kobe to serve the small… Read more
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