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Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of  Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To  Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York

Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York

by Metzgar, Judson D

The American Art Association, NY, 1919; 8vo, 118 pages; illustrated. Original 1919 auction catalogue for the historic sale of the private Japanese print collection of J.D. Metzgar (1869-1958), distinguished American scholar, collector, authority on Japanese color prints, and author of "Adventures in Japanese Prints" (Grabhorn Press,1943). Over 1,200 of Metzgar’s personal prints are listed here for sale, from such masters as Hiroshige, Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Moronobu, Kiyomasu,... Read more
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$175.00
Ukiyo-e: 250 Years of Japanese Art

Ukiyo-e: 250 Years of Japanese Art

by Neuer, Roni

Mayflower Books, NY, 1979; First U.S. Edition; 4to, 390 pages; illustrated. Text by Roni Neuer and Herbert Liberston, with introductory and biographical passages by Susugu Yoshida. Profusely illustrated with rich full-page color reproductions of the works of Japanese woodblock artists from all the major periods and schools. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp, no ownership or any other markings of any kind. Not price-clipped.
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$75.00
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

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 is heavy and may incur additional postage.
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£715.00
Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers

Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers

by Hiroshige, Ando; introduction by Cynthea J. Bogel; commentaries on the plates by Israel Goldman; poetry translated by Alfred H. Marks

NY: Braziller, 1988. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Braziller, 1988, first printing. Folio, 10 1/4" x 14 1/2", 192pp., illustrated with 91 full color plates. Fine in near fine. price clipped dust jacket.. 1st. Hard. Fine/Near Fine. Folio.
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$90.00
Waro Kishi: Works and Projects.

Waro Kishi: Works and Projects.

by KISHI, Waro. With an essay by Masao Furuyama

Milan: Electa Architecture, 2005. Signed by Waro Kishi. First edition / First printing. Black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$350.00
A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book. During the Russo-Japanese War. Two volumes. With Illustrations, Maps and Plans.

A Staff Officer's Scrap-Book. During the Russo-Japanese War. Two volumes. With Illustrations, Maps and Plans.

by Hamilton, Sir Ian

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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£203.50
Waro Kishi: Buildings and Projects.

Waro Kishi: Buildings and Projects.

by KISHI, Waro. Hiroshi Watanabe

Stuttgart / London: Edition Axel Menges, 2000. Signed by Waro Kishi. First edition / First printing. Gray cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$350.00
Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan.

Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan.

by [OGAWA KAZUMASA]

Tokyo: Imperial Government Railways.. (circa1910).. 50 delicate hand coloured collotype plates on high quality stiff card each captioned in English, presented in Japanese embroidered silk covered boards with tassle ties, All edges gilt., patterned gilt endpapers.The hinges of each image have been professionally repaired with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste. Neat pencilled annotations lower corners, leaves clean and bright. 26 x 38cm. This beautiful album proved very popular and was reprinted a... Read more
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AU$2,500.00
FIGURE PRINTS OF OLD JAPAN  A PICTORIAL PAGEANT OF ACTORS & COURTESANS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY REPRODUCED FROM THE PRINTS IN THE COLLECTION OF MARJORIE & EDWIN GRABHORN...

FIGURE PRINTS OF OLD JAPAN A PICTORIAL PAGEANT OF ACTORS & COURTESANS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY REPRODUCED FROM THE PRINTS IN THE COLLECTION OF MARJORIE & EDWIN GRABHORN...

by [ Grabhorn Press]: Stern, Harold P. [ intro]

San Francisco: Printed for the Book Club of California, 1959. Folio. Cloth backed pictorial boards. Illustrated with fifty-two colored or tinted reproductions. One of 400 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. Prospectus laid in. Spine quite sunfaded and some small spots to upper board, internally fine.
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$375.00
Japanese Prints: A Collection of Hanga by Shiko Munakata. SIGNED.

Japanese Prints: A Collection of Hanga by Shiko Munakata. SIGNED.

by Munakata, Shiko

Purple silk covered boards with gilt lettering to front; black title to spine & gilt decoration to rear. Includes a ten foot x 16.5 inch folded print entitled Daisekai no Saku "Ken" Kamigami Yori Jinrui E. Jacket has two closed tears; other wise a fine copy in a vibrant purple cloth by Wada Book Binding, Tokyo. Large (15x30 cm) bold brush & ink signature by Munakata to front free fly. Number 2813 of only 3000 copies in the original Japanese.; Folio 30x43 cm; 222 pages; Signed by Artist; All... Read more
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$4,720.00
CHUSHINGURA Or the Treasury of Loyal Retainers

CHUSHINGURA Or the Treasury of Loyal Retainers

by Takeda Izumo ; Miyoshi Shoraku ; Namiki Senryu; translated by Jukichi Inouye

Tokyo: Nakanishi-Ya. Very Good+. 1910. First thus.. Hardcover. Illustrated endpapers. With Fold out Frontispiece and 11 fold out coloured plates ( one for each Act/Chapter) , and black & white line drawings throughout the text. Frontispiece foldout has creases due to being folded incorrectly and Frontispiece tissue guard lightly creased near spine edge. Decorated and embossed cloth boards housed in an illustrated cloth drop-spine case which is held closed by two small bone daggers. The revenge... Read more
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AU$300.00
Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes]  Oriental Series. Author's Edition

Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes] Oriental Series. Author's Edition

by Brinkley, Captain F [Francis]

Boston and Tokyo 1901 and 1902: J. B. Millet, 1901. First Edition Thus . Red Cloth. Near Fine. 9 3/8" Tall. Photographs Throughout. Teg. 12 Volumes: Eight Volumes On Japan, Copyright 1901, And 4 Volumes On China, Copyright 1902, In Original Matching Red Cloth Bindings. #59 Of 1000 Of The "Author's Edition", In Very Sturdy And Long-Lasting Red Cloth. Brinkley Was A Military Attached For The British Legation Circa 1867-1871, Then An Advisor To The Meiji Government And An Instructor At... Read more
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$450.00
Hokousaï- L'art japonais au XVIIIe Siècle

Hokousaï- L'art japonais au XVIIIe Siècle

by de Goncourt, Edmund

Paris: Ernest Flammarion/Eugène Fasquelle No date, circa 1900. Finely bound in unsigned quarter marbled calf over marbled boards, , gilt bacl, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, ribbon marker. Near Fine, small rubs at corners, pages evenly browning as usually seen. . Edition Definitive . Quarter Calf. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$200.00
Japan. Described And Illustrated By The Japanese. Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities And Scholars. With An Essay On Japanese Art By Kakuzo Okakura. The Imperial Editon, One Of 100 Copies, Volume 10 Only

Japan. Described And Illustrated By The Japanese. Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities And Scholars. With An Essay On Japanese Art By Kakuzo Okakura. The Imperial Editon, One Of 100 Copies, Volume 10 Only

by Brinkley, F. (Frank)

Boston: J. B. Millet Company, 1898. First Edition Thus . Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated By K. Ogawa (Flower Collotypes), Kozaburo Tamamura (Hand Colored Albumen Photographs). Section Ten Only, Volume 10 Of 10, Pages 347-382 + Table Of Contents, Uncut Double Pages, Three Large (8 X 10 In) Hand Colored Albumen Pictures, 1 Large Round Color Collotype By K. Ogawa Of Flowers, And 18 Colored Photographs Mounted In The Text. The Four Large Hand Colored Albumen Photographs Are The Great Bell At Choin-In... Read more
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$325.00
Eikoh Hosoe: Masters of Photography.

Eikoh Hosoe: Masters of Photography.

by HOSOE, Eikoh. With an essay by Mark Holborn

Koln: Konemann Verlag / Aperture, 1999. Signed by the legendary photographer Eikoh Hosoe and dated 9.26.05 on the half title page. First Konemann edition / First printing. Black cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$250.00
[ALBUM OF 22 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS, ON SILK, OF BIRDS AND LEPIDOPTERA]

[ALBUM OF 22 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS, ON SILK, OF BIRDS AND LEPIDOPTERA]

by [Japanese Watercolors - 19th century]

[Japan, 1810. Folio (33 x 27.5 cm). Late 19th or early 20th century marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt extra, gilt label, a.e.g., with watercolor river scenes on paper onlaid as doublures. Binding extremities rubbed, images offset a bit to interleaves, occasional patches of darkening to backgrounds of a few images, one corner of an interleaf creased and a bit torn, but otherwise very good to near fine. A lovely collection of watercolor images on silk of birds, moths and butterflies, the artist... Read more
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$8,000.00
SAIGA SHOKUNIN BURUI

SAIGA SHOKUNIN BURUI

by TACHIBANA MINKO (illustrator)

JAPANESE BOOKS OF TRADESTwo volumes. Grayish-blue paper covers with geometric decoration in darker blue and printed paper label. Rubbed but sound; some binding threads missing from first volume. Bottom of one page with clean tear. Reprint of the 1771 original edition.
A delightful book of trades in a long tradition of pictures of the artisan class in the Edo period with 28 double-page color woodcut illustrations of craftsmen, each with an identifying inscription and commentary. Included are a... Read more
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$975.00
SHIN-BIJUTSUKAI The New Monthly Magazine Of Various Designs By The Famous Artists Of Today

SHIN-BIJUTSUKAI The New Monthly Magazine Of Various Designs By The Famous Artists Of Today

by Furuya Korin / Yamada Naosaburo (ed)

Kyoto: Yamada Unsodo, 1902. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Furuya Korin. Exceptionally scarce Japanese design publication from the early 20th century. This issue from August 1902, the second year of publication, features 24 full-page designs, most in colour and some with additional silver overprinting. Front cover (Japanese script) is worn and marked. English language cover has (filing?) label attached and is dulled and stained. Stock is... Read more
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£400.00
MUSUBI-MOYOH

MUSUBI-MOYOH

by KAWARAZKI, KOHDOH

JAPANESE BRAIDED KNOT WORKTwo volumes. Oblong (10" x 15") paper-covered boards with calligraphic labels within decorative knot-work borders. Japanese accordion-fold bindings (orihon): single sheets hinged together and attached at each end to a board, becoming the front and back covers of the book. Light wear.
Each volume with eighteen striking wood block designs printed in several colors, often heightened in silver and gold and with embossing. The patterns are made by knotting thin ropes to form various... Read more
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$2,750.00
Japan: Magazine of Overseas Travel 1927.  10 issues from March through December 1927

Japan: Magazine of Overseas Travel 1927. 10 issues from March through December 1927

by [BEAUTIFUL NYK TRAVEL MAGAZINE]

San Francisco.: Nippon Yusen Kaisha. 1st Edition.. 1927.. Filled with countless black & white photographic images and striking cover art as well as numerous advertisements for hotels and passenger ships together with fashions of the era. In depth articles and commentary, and a focus on trans-pacific personalites. Each issue has 56pp. 31 x 23cm, original pictorial wrappers some with a mild vertical crease. Near fine copies. A loosely inserted card from New York's Japan Society states that this periodical,... Read more
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AU$1,600.00
SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI

SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI

by [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist

1946. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Kyoto, Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. Shôwa 21 [1946]. Oblong folio of ôban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing the famous pilgrimage sites (and sights) in western Japan. The blocks were cut by Okada Seijirô and the printers were Nishimura Kumakichi and Takagi Kiyomitsu. This portfolio project was initially completed and printed in 1925. This edition, printed... Read more
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$2,850.00
Etude sur la Poterie Blanche Fouillee dans la Ruine de L'Ancienne Capitale des Yin

Etude sur la Poterie Blanche Fouillee dans la Ruine de L'Ancienne Capitale des Yin

by Umehara, Sueji

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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£275.00
A Picture Album of the Holy War (Second Sino-Japanese War) WWII Sensoga

A Picture Album of the Holy War (Second Sino-Japanese War) WWII Sensoga

by Naohiko Masaki

Bijutsu Hokoku Kai, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. Massive album of Japanese paintings executed during the Fifteen-Year War (aka The Second Sino Japanese War) by army artists, often in battle situations, 1931-1939. Includes sensoga's or war paintings and nihonga's, which, though not depicting war-related events, have a patriotic intent. Many in stunning color, some in black-and white. Also includes several 3-panel fold-outs. Annotations in English and Japanese. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and... Read more
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$379.99
Retrospective Exhibition of Fuku Akino

Retrospective Exhibition of Fuku Akino

by Akino, Fuku

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, 1993. Paperback. Good. Unmarked. Corner crease on back cover. Text in Japanese. Beautiful color plates. Maps. Illustrated chronology (in B/W). Measures 8.25x11 inches. Loose postcard "They are the Future." Akino Fuku (1908-2001) first gained notoriety before World War II as a prizewinning female artist, a rarity in the hoary Nihonga tradition. However, the work for which she is best known came later in life, after she was invited at age 53 to teach Nihonga... Read more
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$305.75
GA Houses 75. Global Architecture  Houses 75.

GA Houses 75. Global Architecture Houses 75.

by FUTAGAWA, Yoshio, Editor. Includes articles on Glenn Murcutt, Waro Kishi, Atelier: Bow-Wow, et al

Tokyo: A. D. A. Edita, 2003. Signed by Waro Kishi and Glenn Murcutt. First edition / First printing. Pictorial wrappers. Very fine. Glenn Murcutt is the Pritzker Prize Winner for 2002. Winner of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal. Winner of the 2009 AIA [American Institute of Architects] Gold Medal.
Item Price
$225.00