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The Tale of Genji
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The Tale of Genji

By Murasaki, Lady

New York: Modern Library, 1960. Stated First Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Modern Library Giant no. G38. Stated First Modern Library Edition in original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G6. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold hexagon shaped logo on cover, gold lettering, blue torchbearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no previous owner markings. Complete and Unabridged. Translated from the Japanese by Arthur Waley. 1135 pages. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips to spine ends, a few short closed edge tears, not clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

The Heike Story
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The Heike Story

By Yoshikawa, Eiji

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Kenkichi Sugimoto, Illustrator. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red cloth spine, small black illustration on beige cloth with blind-stamped Japanese symbols on red cloth, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Kenkichi Sugimoto. Translated from the Japanese by Fuki Wooyenaka Uramatsu. 627 pages. Clean dust jacket (jacket painting by Fumi Komatsu) is not price clipped, unfaded, has several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A medieval epic novel on a heroic scale, full of splendor and pageantry and surging narrative power.

$75.00

Hiroshima Diary - The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6-September 30, 1945
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Hiroshima Diary - The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6-September 30, 1945

By Hachiya, Michihiko, M.D.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, translated and Edited by Warner Wells, M.D. (University of North Carolina School of Medicine). Written by Michihiko Hachiya, Director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital. In clean unclipped original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover,m gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings or bookplates. 238 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Photo of author and his family on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Probably the first intimate book-length eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath.

$20.00

Lieutenant Lookeast
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Lieutenant Lookeast

By Ibuse, Masuji

Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1971. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean midnight blue cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration of saluting soldier on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 247 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ten stories from Japanese literature, including a wide range of stories by this great Japanese writer.

$20.00

Techniques of Japanese Embroidery
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Techniques of Japanese Embroidery

By Shuji Tamura

USA: Krause Publications, 2004. Later printing. Paperback. Fine. Beautifully clean, as new large soft cover book - approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11". No fading, creasing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated in full color. 128 pages. A definitive technique and design source book for Japanese embroidery. Includes hints on different fabrics and threads plus framing instructions. Over 90 color photographs and 50 stitch techniques, including layering, holding, creating geometric effects, couching, padding, knots and braided cords.

$25.00

Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan
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Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan

By Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black letterin on spine. Tiny pin-head spots of wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tiny previous owner last name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Small circular blind-stamped embossment of initials in corner of title page. Introduction by Joseph R. Strayer. 396 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, very small shallow chips at top spine edge, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century
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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century

By Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)

Honolulu: University Press Of Hawaii, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean light gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white plates, some are fold-outs. 356 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has slightest hint of edge wear, one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$22.00

Japanese Art of War
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Japanese Art of War

By Cleary, Thomas

Boston / London: Shambhala, 1992. 1992. Paperback. Near Fine. Later printing, very clean nice condition. Trade paperback has no wear, fading, or creasing. Very small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of half-title page. No other marks. 131 pages with index.

$10.00

Distinguishing the Way (Bendo)
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Distinguishing the Way (Bendo)

By Ogyu Sorai (Olof G. Lidin, Translator)

Tokyo: Sophia University, 1970. First Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Clean book in clean dust jacket. Pretty patterned boards with beige cloth spine, dark green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 139 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has two short closed edge tears at top of rear panel, very slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

A Chime of Windbells
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A Chime of Windbells

By Stewart, Harold

Charles E. Tuttle, 1970. Third printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A beautifully printed and bound book with original publisher's banner and clean original slipcase. Clean beige and green cloth boards with two decorative fans on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 236 pages with index. Clean slipcase is solid and uncracked. A few tiny spots of light surface wear to front opening edge.

$30.00

A Diplomat's Wife in Japan
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A Diplomat's Wife in Japan

By Fraser, Mary C.

John Weatherhill, Inc., 1982. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine /Fine. Stated First Edition, 1982, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown silk cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Green endpapers, with previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Edited by Hugh Cortazzi. Illustrated with map, full color wood block prints. 351 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860)
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As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860)

By Masao Miyoshi

University Of California Press, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean first edition in clean original dust jacket. White cloth boards with aqua cloth spine, crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Map illustrated endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Many illustrations in full color and black and white. 232 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$40.00

The Atomic Bomb - Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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The Atomic Bomb - Voices from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By Kyoko Iriye; Selden, Mark Selden

M.E. Sharpe, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean white cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small neatly ink-stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by Robert Jay Lifton. Illustrated with photographs. 257 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped; slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$75.00

The Japanese Character - A Cultural Profile
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The Japanese Character - A Cultural Profile

By Hasegawa, Nyozekan

Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1966. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition in clean dust jacket plus original glassine wrapper. Very clean green boards with gold Japanese vertical writing on cover, unfaded black cloth spine with bright gold English lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated by John Bester. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated with black and white plates. 157 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, in unworn translucent glassine wrapper. A lovely copy.

$25.00

The Japanese Enlightenment
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The Japanese Enlightenment

By Blacker, Carmen

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. First Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Frontispiece photo portrait of Fukuzawa in 1898. Illustrated with 2 additional black & white plates. 186 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with price intact (6.00 on front inside flap) is unchipped, no tears, has very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99
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Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99

By Will, Captain John Baxter (George Alexander Lensen, Editor)

Tokyo: Sophia University (In cooperation with the Diplomatic Press, Tallahassee, Florida), 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Beautiful book in original dust jacket. Golden beige cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight rubbing to red title box background. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean patterned endpapers. Previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top edge of half-title page. Frontispiece is a Japanese drawing of Captain Will, used by him as his bookplate. Lovely illustrations, many of them fold-out. 190 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with price intact (12.50 on upper corner of front inside flap), small clip to lower corner of front inside flap, no chips, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$45.00

The Tea Ceremony
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The Tea Ceremony

By Tanaka, Seno

New York: Harmony Books, 1977. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Clean large trade paperback (approx. size is 9" x 11"). Covers are clean, no chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed), with no previous owner markings. Beautifully illustrated, many full page color photographs. Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer. 214 pages with index.

$12.00

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns
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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns

By Naoko Chino

Kodansha International, 2000. Stated First Edition. Paperback. Fine. First Edition, 2000 stated on copyright page. Clean bright trade paperback with French flaps, no creasing or wear - as new condition. Size approx. 5" x 7". Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 309 pages with index. Contains fifty of the most common basic patterns; sixty-nine variations of the basic patterns; formulas delineating basic pattern structure; definitions of terms used in the formulas; polite example sentences and dialogues, commentary on individual usages; all the basic patterns needed for Levels 3 & 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

$20.00

Meiji 1868
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Meiji 1868

By Akamatsu, Paul

New York: Harper & Row, 1972. Stated First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Stated First U.S. Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with small silver decoration on cover, bright stamped silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the French by Miriam Kochan. 330 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, very slight age-toning, vertical crease to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The Bridge of the Brocade Sash
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The Bridge of the Brocade Sash

By Sitwell, Sacheverell

Cleveland, Ohio / New York, NY: World Publishing, 1959. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Stated "First Edition" in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with darker green decoration on cover, dark green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Pink endpapers are clean, with small tasteful previous owner bookplate in lower corner of front paste-down. No other marks. Illustrated with photographs (black & white and full color). 314 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean (slightly age-toned), tiny chip at one corner tip, very slight wear at spine ends, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

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