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Japanese Literature

Japanese Literature

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The Master Of Go

by Yasunari Kawabata

Japanese Fiction Books & Ephemera

House of the Sleeping Beauties

House of the Sleeping Beauties

by Kawabata, Yasunari and Yukio Mishima(Introduction)

Palo Alto: Kodansha, 1969. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good - . Published the year after he won the Nobel Prize Award. First Edition stated. Beautifully produced in red cloth with silver foil to spine with illustrations. Some shallow dents to bottom page ends. Jacket unclipped ($4.50) with rubbing primarily at corners and spine ends with very small abrasion to bottom of Spine. Faint stain where a piece of tape once attached to rear flap and some gle residue to rfep... Read more
Item Price
$36.00
The Final Martyrs

The Final Martyrs

by Endo, Shusaku

New York: New Directions, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine . Remainder mark.
Item Price
$10.00
Lion Cross Point

Lion Cross Point

by Ono, Masatsugu

San Francisco: Two Lines Press, 2018. First Edition/Second Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Unread. Nice copy.
Item Price
$10.00
Ghosts

Ghosts

by Kita, Morio

New York: Kodansha International, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine . Unclipped and appears unread.
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$10.00
In Praise Of Shadows

In Praise Of Shadows

by Junichiro Tanizaki

New Haven, U.S.A.: Leete's Island Books, 1977. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Minor Wear To Covers; Translated By Thomas J Harper & Edward G Seidensticker
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$8.00
My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

by Miyazaki, Hayao

Bellevue: Tokuma Publishing, 1992. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Good +/N/A. The story book of the much loved film. In pictorial boards with wear/rubbing and dings to corners and spine ends. Some small spots/marks to boards, especially rear with one tiny puncture. No jacket as issued.
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$36.00
When I Whistle

When I Whistle

by Endo, Shusaku

New York: Taplinger, 1979. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Bump/wear to bottom of book spine. Jacket is unclipped with wear to edges especially spine ends.
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$12.00
The Lake

The Lake

by KAWABATA, Yasunari

(New York): Kodansha International, 1974. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition. Translated by Reiko Tsukumura. Owner's name penned on front fly, page fine edges lightly foxed, still near fine in a near fine dustwrapper. Kawabata was the first Japanese Nobel Laureate for literature in 1968.
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$25.00
Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore

by Murakami, Haruki

London: Harvill Secker. 2018. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 681 pages. First published in Japan in 2017. . 2nd Impression. Hardback.
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AU$40.00
The Life Of An Amorous Woman

The Life Of An Amorous Woman

by Ihara Saikaku

London: Chapman & Hall, 1963. 1st Thus . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Book: Small Bumps To Bottom Corners Of Covers; Note On Ffep Map; Dj: Light Wear; Translated By Ivan Morris
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$20.00
Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Literature

Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Literature

by THE KOKUSAI BUNKA SHINKOKAI (ED)

Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1939. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good minus Book shows rubbing to all edges, corners bumped. Hardcover, no dustwrapper.
Item Price
$50.00
Jaikais de Basho y de sus dicipulos

Jaikais de Basho y de sus dicipulos

by [Haiku] Tello, Jaime

Bogota, Columbia: Libreria Voluntad, 1941. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. 158 pages. A Spanish translation of Kuni Matsuo and Emile Steinilber-Oberlin's Haikai de Basho et de sus disciples (Paris, 1936). Apparently, the first collection of Japanese haiku published in the Americas. First edition (first printing). Some scuffing to covers, thus very good in wrappers. Inscribed by Tello to the Columbian diplomat-poet, Gregorio Castaneda Aragon. First Edition
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$125.00
Audition

Audition

by Murakami Ryu

London: Bloomsbury, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 205x130x18xmm. 205x130x18xmm+274g . . Bloomsbury. London. 2009. First Edition. . . Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn't dated anyone since the death of his wife. so when his best friend comes up with a plan to hold fake fillm auditions so that he can coose a new bride he decides to go along with it. Of the thousands who apply. Aoyama only has eyes for a beautiful. delicate and talented ballerina with a turbulent past. But there is more... Read more
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AU$17.00
Chin Chin Kobakama.  Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 25

Chin Chin Kobakama. Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 25

by Rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn. Story by Suzuki Kason or Arai Yoshimune (uncredited)

Tokyo: T. Hasegawa. N.d, circa 1903. Probably first edition. Unpaginated, twelve folded-over leaves, including cover. Larger format, 7.5 by 5.25 inches, or 19 by 13.5 cm. Probably the best tale ever built around toothpicks! A fairy tale of the supernatural retribution meted out to lazy women, with a second shorter variant of the same story included as well. This copy has particularly crisp and bright color! Light soiling to covers, and some minor waviness where fabric dinged by bottom edge.
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$200.00
The Push Man and Other Stories

The Push Man and Other Stories

by Tatsumi, Yoshihiro

Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2005. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/N/A. Full number line down to and including 1. Little spot of rubbing to top front corner and a little bit of fading to front board ends, otherwise little wear. No jacket as issued.
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$15.00
Three Corner World

Three Corner World

by Natsume Soseki

Sound clean copy. Photos on request. Nice older copy.
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CA$9.50
I Am A Cat (Volume 1)

I Am A Cat (Volume 1)

by Soseki, Natsume

Rutland & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1972. First Edition Thus/First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Printing stated. In ochre boards and blue spine cloth and gilt with light ding to bottom rear board, fading to spine heel and the slightest cock to spine. Jacket is clipped to top and bottom with light wear/abrasion to spine ends and a couple short tears to top of spine. Nice, bright and glossy with solid binding and clean interior. Quite scarce.
Item Price
$150.00
The House of Nire

The House of Nire

by Kita, Morio

New York: Kodansha International, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine . Beautifully printed edition with ribbon.
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$12.00
Mishima: A Vision of the Void

Mishima: A Vision of the Void

by Yourcenar, Marguerite

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1987. First US Edition/2nd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good . In lavender debossed boards with black spine cloth and silver type. Some Fading to boards ends and scuffing to rear board. Jacket is unclipped with some edgewear, nicks mostly to top of spine and a 1/2 inch closed tear to top of front panel.
Item Price
$10.00
Scandal

Scandal

by Endo, Shusaku

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Rear top corner lightly bumped, 'star' stamp to bottom page ends. Light edgewear to jacket with crease to front flap and 1/4"" closed tear to top of front panel.
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$10.00
The Sea and Poison

The Sea and Poison

by Endo, Shusaku

London: Peter Owen, 1972. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. The first of author's books to be published in England. Bottom of spine bumped. Jacket is price-clipped with wear/rubbing to edges and corners and 1/2"" closed tear to top of front panel.
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$24.00
The Sea and Poison

The Sea and Poison

by Endo, Shusaku

New York: Taplinger, 1980. First US Edition. Hardcover. Fine /Very Good. In very nice shape except for stain to bottom of jacket's rear panel.
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$16.00
Foreign Studies

Foreign Studies

by Endo, Shusaku

New York: Linden Press, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A couple of tiny spots to bottom page ends.
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$10.00
The Bridegroom was a Dog.

The Bridegroom was a Dog.

by Yoko Tawada

New York, NY Kodansha International , 1998. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Paperback Edition: First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only minor indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; faint crease at the lower front panel. Binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 165pp. Line Drawings by Ryuji Watanabe. Translated by... Read more
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$8.82