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Culture and Identity: Japanese Intellectuals during the Interwar Years.

By J. Thomas Rimer (Editor).

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1990. Hardcover First Edition (1990); Second Printing. Very Good+ to Near Fine: shows two tiny spots at the top edge of the text block and another at the top edge of the rear panel, which extends down the rear panel about a quarter inch; the rear board is very slightly 'sprung'; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. After almost thirty years, still has that pleasant "new book" fragrance. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches). xii, 308 pages. Language: English. Weight: 22.5 ounces. Deep red cloth over boards with gilt titles at the backstrip. First Edition (1990); Second Printing. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$29.40

Minamata: The Story of the Poisoning of a City, and of the People who Choose to Carry the Burden of Courage.
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Minamata: The Story of the Poisoning of a City, and of the People who Choose to Carry the Burden of Courage.

By W. Eugene Smith and Aileen M. Smith.

New York, NY Holt, Rinehart & Winston , 1975. Hardcover First Edition (1975), so stated. First Edition (1975), so stated. The Text block has been placed within the boards UPSIDE DOWN. Else, Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and one serious flaw. Bright and clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.75 x 9.7 x 0.85 inches). 192 pages. Bibliographical references; Profusely illustrated with photographs in black-and-white by W. Eugene & Eileen W. Smith. Language: English. Weight: 3 pounds. An Alskog-Sensorium Book. Hardback: Lacks DJ. The renowned effort of photojournalism by the husband-wife team that documents the environmental pollution by a chemical company of the food chain, the fish, which was consumed by the people of Minamata; of the physical effects caused by the mercury poisoning; and of the battle by Minamata against the company and the government.

$117.60

The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan.

By Morris, Ivan.

Baltimore, MD Penguin Books: Peregrine , 1969. Paperback First Edition (1969), not directly stated, but indicated by a lack of reference to subsequent printings, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good in Wraps: moderate rubbing to the wrapper covers; a couple of green marker pen marks at the lower backstrip and along the rear "hinge"; stress creases here and there to the panels; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.7 inches). 348 pages. Preface and Introduction by the author. Language: English. Weight: 11.3 ounces. Peregrine Y83. First Edition (1969), not directly stated, but indicated by a lack of reference to subsequent printings, in accordance with Penguin's customary practice at the time of publication. Trade Paperback.

$11.96

Transactions of the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan, No. XXV 1980.

Tokyo, Japan The Toho Gakkai (The Institute of Eastern Culture, 1980. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: former owner's name at the upper front panel; very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a faint crease near the lower front corner; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.9 x 0.35 inches). 178 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. Paperback.

$24.50

Low City, High City: Tokyo from Edo to the Earthquake: How the Shogun's Ancient Capital Became a Great Modern City, 1867-1923.

By Edward Seidensticker.

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle , 1984. Paperback First Edition Thus (1984), Third Printing (1989). first publlished by Knopf in hardcover in 1983. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: three tiny, very faint coffee-like stains to the fore-edge; two pages have been dog-eared at the lower corner. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of very minor, unobtrusive flaws only. Bright and clean. In overall appearance, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.2 x 4.55 x 0.75 inches). ix, 302 pages. Maps precede the text. Liberally illustrated with vintage photographs in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 12.1 ounces. First Edition Thus (1984), Third Printing (1989). first publlished by Knopf in hardcover in 1983. Mass Market Paperback.

$11.96

Genji Monogatari.

By Murasaki Shibuki.

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company, Publishers, 1974. Paperback First Edition Thus (1974), so stated. First Edition Thus (1974), so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: backstrip ever-so-slightly sunned, but titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Tiny dot at bottom edge (this is not a remainder mark, but a local "new" retail bookstore marks their books this way); a publisher's price sticker, once sew-in to the binding at the front endpaper, has been removed. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.15 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches). 227 pages + Tuttle Books ads. Translated by Kencho Suematsu. Introduction by Terence Barrow. English-language edition of the celebrated romance novel written 1000 years ago by a Lady in the court of Empress Akiko. Nice clean crisp copy of a scarce edition. Language: English. Weight: 7 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Studies in The Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan.

By D. C. Lau.

Tokyo, Japan University of Tokyo Press, 1974. Hardcover First Edition [1974]; Fourth Printing [2001]. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ also is flawless; unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches). xxxvii, 383 pages. Translated by Mikiso Hane. Weight: 1 pound, 13 ounces. First Edition [1974]; Fourth Printing [2001]. Hardback with DJ.

$245.00

Early Japanese Sword Guards (Sukashi Tsuba).

By Masayuki Sasano.

Tokyo, Japan Japan Publications Inc., 1972. Hardcover First Edition [1972]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition [1972]; First Printing, so stated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows faint shelfwear; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows some wear at head of backstrip; short closed tear at that point; mild rubbing and discoloration at heel of same; else only mild rubbing; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, while no longer pristine, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Small 4to. xi, 284 pages. Photographs by Shihachi Fujimoto. Sewn-in Silk ribbon marker. Hardback with DJ. Presents clearly and accurately the beauty of open-work tsuba, arranged according to design school and historic period. Twenty-one major schools of tsuba production are examined.

$156.80

60 Selected Pictures of the Mikado's Empire [Coloured by Hand]: "Fine Souvenir for Visit to Japan"

Tokyo, Japan publisher unstated, presumed printed in Japan , 1902. Hardcover First Edition [1902], unstated. Very Good: light rubbing to extremities; cloth 'binding' at head and heel of spine is broken at front, causing loosening, but string is strong and intact); all tinted photographic images are in excellent condition. A beautiful and rare Japanese item. Oblong 8vo. 60 fine photogravure images, 100x145mm, on 59 leaves, 150x220mm (one plate has two images), all coloured by hand, tied into publisher's boards covered in colour-patterned cotton cloth with applied paper label title as above. 60 pages (printed one side only). No text except for the English language caption below each picture. Pastedown title at front board. Decorative cloth over boards. Pages attached to boards by a tied string. Dated (as before 1912) by the 38th picture which refers to the enthronement of the "present" emperor in 1868 (Emperor Mutsuhito,actually enthroned in 1867, who died in 1912. Have seen these volumes dated at 1901-2 but don't know the basis for that. First Edition [1902], unstated. Hardcover: No DJ, as issued.

$196.00

The Changing Worlds of Older Women in Japan.

By Anne O. Freed.

Manchester, CT Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, 1993. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 249pp. + Bibliography. 8vo. 254pp. With the Assistance of Yukiko Kurokawa and Hiroshi Kawai. Academic Press Paperback.

$5.29

Beneath the Eagle's Wings: Americans in Occupied Japan.

By John Curtis Perry.

New York, NY Dodd Mead & Company, 1980. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Book shows light wear to extremities; foxing starting at endpapers and outside edges of page block; faint rubbing and soiling; binding remains secure; text clean. DJ shows similar rubbing and soiling; light wear to extremities; tiny, closed tear and attendant crease at top rear face; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 253pp. Hardback with DJ. In 215 pages, the author, John Curtis Perry managed to captured the basic essence of the American Occupation of Japan after World War II. From the way he writes, it appears to be one of America's finest hours, both as a nation and as a people. Rarely has the two foes who fought such a bitter war against each other, kiss and made up so quickly. As a people, Americans proves to be very magnanimous victors and interestingly enough, the Japanese were very agreeable losers. The book also revealed Douglas MacArthur at his best and considering all the things that should have gone wrong, it was pretty amazing that it went so right. Short, interesting and well written, a very good introductory book on the subject matter.

$9.41

From Japan's Modernity: A Reader.

By Tetsuo Najita, [Preface] & The Center for East Asian Studies.

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press, 2002. Paperback First Edition [2002], unstated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. "OK " stamped at rear face; else flawless. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 166pp. (Select Papers, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, 11). First Edition [2002], unstated. Paperback.

$19.60

Legal Reform in Occupied Japan: A Participant Looks Back.
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Legal Reform in Occupied Japan: A Participant Looks Back.

By Alfred C. Oppler.

Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press, 1976. Hardcover First Edition [1976], unstated. Very Good+ in Good DJ: Book shows indications of light use; just a touch of wear to extremities; slightest spine lean; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; faint rubbing and soiling; a dampstain at the top of the front hinge has led to crinkling and slight loss at that point and another, smaller and fainter dampstain at the top front corner; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, securely bound, presentable copy in an flawed, but mostly whole DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 345pp. First Edition [1976], unstated. Hardback with DJ. After a distinguished career as a jurist in Germany, Alfred Oppler came to the United States in 1939, and in 1946 was invited to Tokyo, where he was SCAP's authority on reform of the Japanese legal order to implement the principles of the new Constitution. Here is his account of the legal reforms and the methods used to achieve them. The author describes the wide scope of his activities, which included a vigorous promotion of civil liberties, surveillance of relevant legislation, and observation of the administration of justice throughout the country. He focuses on the Continental nature of the Japanese law and analyzes the American objectives as well as the personalities of the Occupation and of Japanese with whom he negotiated. Special chapters describe the Supreme Court mission to the United States (which the author escorted), the removal of General MacArthur, and the author's post-Occupation work on Japanese, Korean, and Ryukyuan problems. Treating all aspects of the legal reforms, this book provides insights into Japan during and after the Occupation.

$166.60

Court and Bakufu in Japan: Essays in Kamakura History.
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Court and Bakufu in Japan: Essays in Kamakura History.

By Jeffrey P. Mass, [Editor].

New Haven, CT Yale University Press, 1982. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities; considerable bowing of boards; minimal wear; binding a litttle cocked. but there is no spine lean, and the signatures remain perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to its sheen; one-inch, closed tear at top edge front face; scuff at head of backstrip; tiny tear at heel of spine; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New, but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 322pp. Introduction by the Editor. Hardback with DJ. The details in history, combined with intelligent insight, makes for an excellent resource. For anyone interested in knowing names, dates, events that shaped Kamakura and the Bakufu that thrived in it, I recommend this book.

$16.27

I-Ro-Ha of Japan: An Alphabetical Interpretation of Japanese Concepts.
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I-Ro-Ha of Japan: An Alphabetical Interpretation of Japanese Concepts.

By Tsune Sesoko, (Editor) .

Tokyo, Japan International Design Conference, Aspen, 1979. Paperback Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Binding slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 125pp. Profusely Illustrated in Color. Decorated Rice-Paper Endpapers. International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado: The Conference Theme: "Japan and the Japanese, a Synthesis of Contradictions". Ikko Tanaka, Art Director. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$9.41

Journal of Northeast Asian Studies [September 1982, Volume 1, Number 3].

By Gaston J. Sigur and Young C. Kim [Editors].

Washington DC George Washington University, 1982. Paperback Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of soiling; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 87pp. Paperback. Essays by Kim Woodward and Alice A. Davenport [The Security Dimension of China's Offshore Oil Development]; Robert Sutter [U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan]; Edward Olsen [Modifying the US's Korea Policy]; Donald Macdonald [The 1946 Elections and Legislative Assembly in South Korea]; and Paul Kuznets [The Dramatic Reversal of 1979-1980: Contemporary Economic Development in Korea].

$11.76

Tokyo Cocktail.

By William Melhorn.

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle Company, Publishers, 1961. Paperback First Ed thus, First Printing stated. First Ed thus, First Printing stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: former owner's initials at upper corner front free endpaper; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling; half-inch tear at bottom front hinge; binding square and secure; text clean. Clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 202pp. Mass Market Paperback. First book by a Florida-born student of Japanese history and translator who lived in Korea and in Japan. His collection of loosely connected short stories and sketches is based on material collected during eighteen months spent in Tokyo working for the ASAHI EVENING NEWS.

$24.50

How to Keep a Japanese Mistress - and How Not To!

By Boye De Mente.

Tokyo, Japan Wayward Press, 1969. Paperback First Ed thus, so stated. First Ed thus, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: Book shows only minor indications of use; mild rubbing to sheen of french wrappers; just a touch of wear at corner tips, with a little heavier rubbing at head of backstrip which has been tape-repaired; small snag at front hinge has been tape repaired; backstrip ever-so-slightly sunned, thoughbinding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 167pp. Illustrated by Tadahito Nadamoto with pen and ink drawings. French Wraps: Trade Paperback. A rundown on the history and current practice. A practical guide.

$24.50