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NOCTURNE. ORNÉ DE CINQ EUX FORTES ...

NOCTURNE. ORNÉ DE CINQ EUX FORTES ...

by Miyashita Tokio [illustrator], and Seisyu Maeda

[Tokyo]: Presse Bibliomane, 1959. Large octavo. Three-quarter polished tan calf and boards, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g. A bit of tanning to boards and endsheets along the calf turn-ins and edges, very shallow bleed at top edge in the gutter early and late, otherwise very near fine. The printed board slipcase shows some light staining. First edition in this format. Copy #73 of 75 numbered copies, from a total edition of two hundred numbered copies. Text in Japanese, with alternate title-page in French... Read more
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$450.00
Collection J. Garié. Objets d'Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine dont la vente aura lieu du Lundi 5 Mars au Samedi 10 mars 1906 inclus à l'Hotel Drouot, Salle No 7.

Collection J. Garié. Objets d'Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine dont la vente aura lieu du Lundi 5 Mars au Samedi 10 mars 1906 inclus à l'Hotel Drouot, Salle No 7.

1906 Commissaire-Priseur: Me Lair-Dubreuil; Expert: M. M. Bing. Couverture récente en parfait état, couverture d'origine conservé. Les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription, propres et solides. 294 pages, de nombreuses planches et illustration in-texte. 1753 lots (Laques; Sculptures; Netzuké, coulants et okimono; Étuis à pipes et à pinceaux; Boites à tabac et garnitures de fumeur; Bronzes,... Read more
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CA$146.00
Spring, Ukiyo-e Series Volume 3

Spring, Ukiyo-e Series Volume 3

by Various Artists

Shueisha, Tokyo, 1974. Hardcover (in Slipcase). Fine Condition/Fine. Various artists, Spring, Ukiyo-e Series Volume 3, Tokyo: Shueisha, 1974. Large folio (17x12 inches or 43x31cm), pp. 144, printed cream-colored cloth boards quarter-bound in white cloth, slipcased, text in Japanese. Large color plates, some folding, plus explanatory text. Condition of this book: Fine in near fine slipcase (soiling at top and bottom edges). Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in... Read more
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$250.00
Courtyard Implements Pattern Book, Supplemented (Kotsubo kiku tsuika 小坪規矩 追加)

Courtyard Implements Pattern Book, Supplemented (Kotsubo kiku tsuika 小坪規矩 追加)

by Unknown

1717 Japanese Samurai Illustrated Woodblock Carpentry Guide for Poor Pattern

A rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of ancient Japanese Carpentry. This particular volume is a supplement to the 'Courtyard Implements Pattern Book' to give further instructions so lay carpenters on how and what to add to make the courtyards of the Lords as well as commoners more prestigious.
"Courtyard Implements Pattern Book, Supplemented" (Kotsubo kiku tsuika 小坪規矩 追加) …. this book was directed at... Read more
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$499.00
[Album of Twenty Copperplate Engravings, Including Five Maps]

[Album of Twenty Copperplate Engravings, Including Five Maps]

by Shuntosai Okada

Album of 20 copperplate engravings mounted on silver-decorated blue paper; album measures 178 x 118 mm; images measure approximately 145 x 85 mm. Near fine condition.Japanese artists began experimenting with copperplate engraving in the late eighteenth century but the method achieved popularity for only a brief period in the mid-1800s, primarily in the work of a Kyoto-based group known as Gengendō. The bulk of their work consisted of detailed small engravings of well-known views and pilgrimage... Read more
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$1,250.00
Enchuro-ryu Soka Zue

Enchuro-ryu Soka Zue

by Shuei Shounsai, Hakusui Kikunsai

One volume only from the 8-volume series of guidebooks to the Enchuro School of ikebana or flower arrangement first published in Tokyo in 1807. 8 pages of text and 52 pages of woodcuts of ikebana featuring flowers in vases on tables, in hanging baskets, etc. Condition: Washi paper covers worn and fragile, binding resewn, the delicate woodcuts on thin washi paper mostly clean and bright. Ikebana was a very popular leisure activity in the Edo Era. The Enchuro-Ryu was a new school of ikebana that emerged in... Read more
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$150.00
Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images)

Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images)

by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui

A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3) and has since become a landmark Japanese dictionary of Buddhist iconography. Hundreds of black-and-white drawings, with deities classified into categories based on function and attributes. The 'Butsuzou Zui' is responsible for the dissemination of the... Read more
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$950.00
Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publisher, Percy Nevillle Barnett insisted upon the finest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed on paper handmade by the highly respected artisan, Harrie Mortlock, owner of the Beacon Press. A remarkable celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e... Read more
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AU$1,850.00
Shinba Meikan, New Blade Makers’ List (Arami-mei-zukushi) (新刃銘鑑) (あらみめいずくし)

Shinba Meikan, New Blade Makers’ List (Arami-mei-zukushi) (新刃銘鑑) (あらみめいずくし)

by KANDA, Ryoko

1721 Japanese Samurai Katana Woodblock Swords New Blade Makers Ryoko Kanda 3v

An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'New Blade Maker's List.' This collection is the stamping of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Edo period and is equivalent to the sword of the Meiji era and later called "modern sword.". It follows up on the older collections of blade writings which summarized the accumulated knowledge of amateur warriors' blades and polishers throughout the Muromachi period.... Read more
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$750.00
Guidebook to Old Edo (Edosunago) (江戸砂子) (えどすなご)

Guidebook to Old Edo (Edosunago) (江戸砂子) (えどすなご)

by SENRYO, Kikuoka

1772 1st ed Japanese Woodblock Edo Guidebook Topography MAPS Kikuoka Senryo 9v

An interesting Edo and Meiji woodblock-print of 'Guidebook to Old Edo.' "Edosunago" is a magazine of the topography and guidebook of the Edo area written by Kikuoka Senryo, a haiku scholar. These nine volumes describe the area around the outer edges of Edo, Asakusa, Imado, and Sanya, Koishikawa, Shibuya and much more. It also describes the history of shrines and temples and famous places around Fukagawa, Honjo and Kokufudai.... Read more
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$750.00
Moko Shurai Ekotoba

Moko Shurai Ekotoba

by Beisai Kubota

Woodblock reprint of two famous Japanese picture scrolls which recorded the unsuccessful Mongol invasions of Japan in the 13th century.The scrolls were originally drawn between 1275 and 1293 for the samurai Suenaga Takezaki to record his battlefield valor and deeds during Kublai Khan's attempted invasions of Japan. The scrolls depict the Battle of Bun'ei in 1274 and the Battle of Koan in 1281.
Complete in 3 volumes, with 66 pages with 56 color plates in vol. 1, 54 pages with 33 color plates in vol. 2,... Read more
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$600.00
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

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

by Anderson, William

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Oversize hardcover approx. 16" x 12" x 3". Boards are covered in olive-green cloth with red and gilt lettering on front with black background illustrations of birds in bamboo; spine is black cloth which is overlaid with the original black leather with gilt lettering; edges of boards are beveled; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; 80 numbered plates, 16... Read more
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$595.00
HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE

HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE

by [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endô, publisher

1916. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE A folding album of 24 (of 30) prints - oban size color woodcut, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi and published by Kanao Bun'endô in 1916,17. The finest of all of Bun'endô's remarkable porfolio productions, The HANSHIN MEISHO ZUE is a great rarity, even individual prints from the series of 30 are by no means common. We are missing only prints #7, 21-25 (6 in all). There are two prefatory pages, one is a... Read more
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$6,500.00
通俗兩漢紀事/ Tsuuzoku Ryokan Kiji; Commonwealth Western Han Chronicle

通俗兩漢紀事/ Tsuuzoku Ryokan Kiji; Commonwealth Western Han Chronicle

by Aoi Yuen [Ed]

1699 Han Dynasty History Japanese Chinese Tsuzoku Ryokan Kiji JAPAN 10v ASIA
A rare, 17th century woodblock print collection bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" binding)" style (Keio). The text gives kanji (Chinese characters), and Japanese pronunciation in katakana on the right to help Japanese readers.

This rare, 1699 set is an early history of the Western Chinese Han Dynasty! The Han Dynasty was one of the longest of China's major dynasties. In terms of power... Read more
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$750.00
Honzo Zufu: Tsubaki

Honzo Zufu: Tsubaki

by Kan'en Iwasaki

Rare volume on camellias from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled in 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This volume, number 88 in the series, includes 10 pages of text and index of camellia species, and 47 color woodcuts of Camellia japonica varieties.Condition: Washi paper covers scuffed, but interior very clean, strong impressions of color plates with vivid color.Kan'en Iwasaki or Tsunemasa Iwasaki (1786–1842) was a Japanese... Read more
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$800.00
[MASTERPIECES Of The Japanese Woodblock Print] [Cover Title in Japanese]

[MASTERPIECES Of The Japanese Woodblock Print] [Cover Title in Japanese]

np: np, [c1900]. folio. 36 tipped-in colour woodblock prints after Isoda Koryusai, Hiroshige Ando, Shotei Watanabe, Tosa Mitsuoki, & others. tissue guards with legends in Japanese & English. original patterned silk, paper title label on cover (corners bit frayed)
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$2,000.00
Vantine's - The Oriental Store, 1916 Catalog (Catalogue)

Vantine's - The Oriental Store, 1916 Catalog (Catalogue)

New York: A.A. Vantine & Co., Inc., 1916. A RARE catalogue, and in lovely condition, of the major importer of Oriental goods into America from 1866 to 1921. Very Good Plus in original full color pictorial wrappers, 120 pp. plus 2 order pages at rear, pre-addressed envelope tipped at page 106. numerous black and white and color photographs throughout, small tears at spine ends, small spot rear wrapper, else Near Fine. In 1916 Vantine's was located at Fifth Avenue and 39th Street.. Clothing,... Read more
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$900.00
Strange Pictures

Strange Pictures

by Anno, Mitsumasa

Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Not a First. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Mitsumasa Anno. Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Copyright date is 1968, this copy dated 1971. Gift inscription on inside of front cover reads, "To B. M., This book "Strage Pictures" is by Anno, a Japanese illustrator, a man who we think is sensitive to the dilemmas of Everyman in any urban setting. With thanks for all your kind help. T, W, S, L Tokyo to Chicago." Title on cover and on... Read more
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$200.00
Tradition, Phase and Style of Shang and Chou Bronze Vessels (Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts)

Tradition, Phase and Style of Shang and Chou Bronze Vessels (Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts)

by Linduff

NEW hardbound isbn 0824032373 first edition and presumed first printing. IMPECCABLE PERFECT UNTOUCHED Suspect this was issued without a dust jacket. Doctprate study by Katheryn Linduff with 39 plates of charts, maps, and illustration
My scanner produces shadows that chould not be there
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$215.00
JAPAN, a history in books

JAPAN, a history in books

by Executive Committee of the Frankfurt Book Fair "Japan Year

Tokyo: Executive Committee of the Frankfurt Book Fair , 1990. printed paper wraps, paperbound with dust jacket, gilt wraps, 159 pages, illustrated, (numerous full color illustrations, Includes index. Japanese books from the earliest to the present. Illustrations include, scrolls, Buddist texts, illuatrated books, scientific works, novels. a bright copy. a very large folio measuring 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, ( 36.5 x 26 cm) will require extra post. . Paperbound. Fine. Foilio, (37 cm.).
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$150.00
"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's  Auction House Records

"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's Auction House Records

by Marillier, H.C

"CHRISTIE'S" 1766 TO !925. a VERY NICE COPY IN A RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Many Illustrations. Printed in Great Britain By Robert Maclehose and Co., Ltd., The University Press, Glasgow. Used. Very Good-/Good Original Dust Jacket. Very rare thus. 7 3/4 X 10/14 X 2. Large volume. Weighs 3 pounds. Extra shipping may be required, especially to overseas buyers. I will contact buyer about that. Will ship from United States.
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$624.95
Sketch Styles (Ryakugashiki) 略画式 (りゃくがしき)

Sketch Styles (Ryakugashiki) 略画式 (りゃくがしき)

by MASAYOSHI, Kitao (Painter)

1795 Japanese Handwritten Sketches Ryakugashiki Painting ART Japan Masayoshi

An interesting Meiji era handwritten print of a Sketch Style instructional book, 'Ryakugashiki' by Kitao Masayoshi. Masayoshi was a pupil of Kitao Shigemasa and worked as an ukiyo-e artist under the name Kitao Masayoshi, until he became the official painter to the daimyo of Tsuyama in 1794 and worked in the Kano style using the name Kuwagata Keisai. During his time as an 'Ukiyo-e' artist, Kitao Masayoshi produced novelette... Read more
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$795.00
THE JAPANESE PRINT  AN INTERPRETATION

THE JAPANESE PRINT AN INTERPRETATION

by Wright, Frank Lloyd

Chicago: The Ralph Fletcher Seymour Co., 1912. Tan Japanese paper over boards, lettered in dark blue, with abstract Crane device stamped in olive green. Fibrous Japanese paper endsheets. Neatly rebacked in tan paper board. Boards slightly smudged and lightly edgeworn, attractive period bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a good copy, in oversize folding clamshell box. First published printing of the first edition, preceded by another printing which Wright disliked and destroyed (but for an alleged... Read more
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$5,850.00
Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.

Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.

by Bigot, Georges Ferdinand

Tokyo: [The author?], 1897. Oblong 4to, 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 over a cliff for fun, Kobe" and "L'Affaire de Nikko" in August 1897. Georges Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927) studied at the École des... Read more
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£1,890.00
"Japanese Dancer" Westbrae International - No.1 Importer of Japanese Food : Advertising Poster

"Japanese Dancer" Westbrae International - No.1 Importer of Japanese Food : Advertising Poster

Westbrae International , 1985. RARE advertising poster, 20 1/2"w x 35 1/2"h, printed on stiff cloth. featuring a Japnese dancer in vivid colors and below a 1985 calendar. Fine, as issued. Well suited for framing, will ship loosely rolled in a mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Fine. 20 1/2" x 35 1/2".
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$350.00