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The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

by John Toland

John Toland was one of the most widely read military historians of the twentieth century. His many books include The Last 100 Days; Ships in the Sky; Battle: The Story of the Bulge; But Not in Shame; Adolf Hitler; and No Man’s Land. Originally from Wisconsin, he lived in Connecticut for many years with his wife.

Japanese History Books & Ephemera

Battleground Atlantic : How The Sinking Of A Single Japanese Submarine  Assured The Outcome Of World War II

Battleground Atlantic : How The Sinking Of A Single Japanese Submarine Assured The Outcome Of World War II

by Billings, Richard N

New York, New York: New American Library - Penguin Group. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 2006. First Printing. Hard Cover. KB#006926: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). "What If The Japanese Had Resorted To The 'Dirty Bomb'? On June 24, 1944, U. S. Navy warplanes patrolling the Atlantic attacked and sank a Japanese submarine, the I-52. It was an event of enormous strategic importance. The I-52's... Read more
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$31.00
國民禁酒の研究. [Kokumin kinshu no kenkyū].  [Research on Teetotalism in Japan]

國民禁酒の研究. [Kokumin kinshu no kenkyū]. [Research on Teetotalism in Japan]

by 基督敎夫人矯風會少年禁酒軍

Fujin Shinpōsha].* 婦人新報社. Taisho 13 [1924]. 440pp, browned throughout with a little staining at foot of some pages, some pencilling, lower board stained, cloth spine browned. 10.7 cm x 19 cm This book was based on a series of lectures held in commemoration of the enforcement of the Underage Drinking Prohibition. The contents include "Prohibition of Alcohol", "Liquor and Crime", "Culture and Prohibition", "Prohibition as Humanitarian", "Reason for Submission of... Read more
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AU$250.00
温古セン彙. [Onko Sen'i].  [A Collection of Japanese Traditional Dyed Fabrics].

温古セン彙. [Onko Sen'i]. [A Collection of Japanese Traditional Dyed Fabrics].

by [MASAMUNE, ATSUO]. 正宗敦夫

東京, [Tokyo].: 日本古典全集刊行会. [Nihon Koten Zenshu Kankokai].. 昭和12. [1937].. 92 colour plates tipped in, 90 + 42 + 5pp, 17.5 x 12.5cm, attractive gilt spine, appears to lack the facsimile title label, otherwise all tipped in images are present, a good hardback copy with embossed cloth covers. 17.3 x 12.2cm. A beautifully produced little book with colour illustrations showing the uses of traditional dyestuffs. Each small... Read more
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AU$250.00
明治新刻備考標記十八史略:  卷2-7. [Meiji shinkoku bikō hyōki Jūhasshiryaku. Kan 2-7].  [Meiji Edition of Summary of the Eighteen Histories with Added Notes for Exams. Volumes no.2-7].

明治新刻備考標記十八史略: 卷2-7. [Meiji shinkoku bikō hyōki Jūhasshiryaku. Kan 2-7]. [Meiji Edition of Summary of the Eighteen Histories with Added Notes for Exams. Volumes no.2-7].

by [ZENG, XIANZHI]. 曽先之

京都.[Kyoto].: 五車楼.[Gosharō].. 明治18 [1885].. 6 volumes of 7 volume-set, missing volume one, bound in Japanese 5 hole stab binding, woodblock printed on double leaves oriental style. Paper title labels laid down on yellow embossed upper covers, some rubbing and light soiling, in good condition. Text in Chinese with Japanese reading marks. 26 x 18.5cm. A Japanese Meiji edition of Jūhasshiryaku 十八史略 [Shibashilue in pinyin]... Read more
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AU$140.00
The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 / John Toland

The rising sun : the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 / John Toland

by Toland, John

London : Cassell , 1971. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very good cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Price clipped. Illustrated endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Physical description: xxxv, 954 pages: illustrations, maps, portraits; 24 cm. Notes: Col. map on lining papers. Originally published, New York: Random House, 1970. Includes bibliographical references (pages 893-904) and index. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Japan. Imperialism... Read more
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$270.00
Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child-Stories with Many Illustrations, Including Seven Full-Page Pictures Drawn and Engraved by Japanese Artists.

Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child-Stories with Many Illustrations, Including Seven Full-Page Pictures Drawn and Engraved by Japanese Artists.

by AYRTON, M. CHAPLIN

London.: Griffith and Farran.. 1879.. Attractive black and white illustrations, seven full page by Japanese artists. Original decorated boards with damage to the edges. 125pp + 16 pages of publisher's adverts, some occasional foxing mainly to prelims, rebound with buckram cloth spine, the originals staples have rusted leaving small stains in the gutter, some of the gatherings have been sewn. New endpapers. Neat pencil annotations at the rear. Still a good firm copy. .
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AU$110.00
Norway

Norway

by popperwell, ronald

Praeger, 1972-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Light age toning to the paper, otherwise this book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket also in excellent condition; clean & bright, with no bumps or creases or tears. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!
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$15.99
We Japanese: Book I, Being Descriptions Of Many Of The Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts And Crafts Of The Japanese, Besides Numerous Other Subjects. Volume I

We Japanese: Book I, Being Descriptions Of Many Of The Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts And Crafts Of The Japanese, Besides Numerous Other Subjects. Volume I

by De Garis, Frederic

Miyanoshita / Hakone: Fujiya Hotel, 1936. 1st Edition 3rd Printing. Soft cover. Fine/Slipcase. 355 Illustrations. X, 200 Pp. Gold-Brown Silk Over Covered Paper Wrappers, String Bound, Printed Paper Label. Stated Third Printing, 1936. In A Purple Cloth Slipcase With Folding Covers, Ivory Clasps, Paper Label. Book Is Fine, No Wear. Slipcase With Light Wear, No Fraying But Much Faded At Most Edges.
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$27.50
Narrative of The Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.

Narrative of The Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.

by OLIPHANT, LAURENCE

New York.: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.. First American edition.. 1860.. 60 black and white wood engravings, chromolithograph frontispiece showing "A Winter Scene in Japan", with foxed tissue-guard. xvi + 645pp, appendices. Original cloth stamped and lettered in gilt. 23 x 14cm. A history, told in the format of a personal narrative, of the proceedings of the Special Mission to China and Japan, which extended over a period of two years. .
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AU$500.00
Japan: An Intimate View

Japan: An Intimate View

by Simpson, Colin; Decorations By Claire Simpson

New York City Ny: A. S. Barnes And Company, 1959. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A Few Color And B/W Illustrations. 216 Pp. Black Cloth Stamped In Red And White, Black Endpapers. First Printing. Near Fine, No Marks Or Wear. Dust Jacket Priced $5.95, Light Wear, Minute Losses At Corners, Short Tears Around Spine Ends.
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$27.50
Human Bullets: A Soldier's Story Of Port Arthur

Human Bullets: A Soldier's Story Of Port Arthur

by Sakurai, Tadayoshi; Introduction By Count Okuma: Translated By Masujiro Honda And Edited By Alice Mabel Bacon

Boston / New York: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1907. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Color Frontispiece With Tissue-Guard. Xvi, 270 Pp. Maroon Cloth, Lettered In Gilt, Design In Salmon. First Printing, With 1907 Date On Title Page, No Additional Printing Noted. Light Use, Some Rubbing To Covers, All Gilt Brilliant, No Marks.
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$40.00
Rain Of Ruin: A Photographic History Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Rain Of Ruin: A Photographic History Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki

by Goldstein, Donald M.; Dillon, Katherine V.; Wenger, J. Michael

Brassey's Inc, 1995. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. George Grosz On Long Island Nov. 7 Through Dec. 6, 1959Hotographs Throughout. Xiii, 175 Pp. Black Cloth, Gilt. First Printing Indicated. Fine In Fine Dust Jacket.
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$65.00
THE RISING SUN: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 - 1945

THE RISING SUN: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936 - 1945

by Toland, John

New York: Random House, 1970. 1st edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. 1st edition. A Very Good copy in Very Good - dust jacket. 8vo., xxxv, 954 pp., illustrated with map end papers, b&w photographs, and maps. Bound in burgundy and tan cloth in orange and brown dust jacket. Top edge of text block coated black. The dust jacket has moderate wear, with a few small closed tears, and a small chip at the lower edge of the front panel. Fore edge and lower edge of text block beginning to fox. The dj i snow... Read more
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$22.00
Defense of Japan 2009

Defense of Japan 2009

by Ministry of Defense

Japan: Erklaren, Inc., 2009. Paperback. Good +. Oversize paperback publication. Some wear to the covers and bending to the corners. Interior is clean, tight and unmarked. 535 pp, some black and white photos and charts.
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$25.00
The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

by John Toland

Random House, 1970. First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. History; Japan; The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945. The War in the Pacific. Boards and book are Near VVG the DJ has a few tears and edge wear. 954 Pages.
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$69.95
The Japanese Mind : Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

The Japanese Mind : Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture

by Davies, Roger J. (Editor) / Ikeno, Osamu (Editor)

Tuttle Publishing. Fine. 2002. First Edition: Seventh Printing. Soft Cover. KB#016438: Covers and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture. Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what really makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence... Read more
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$19.00
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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$350.00
Postscript from Hiroshima

Postscript from Hiroshima

by Steinberg, Rafael

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1966. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 84pages. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$14.00
Things Japanese, Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan, for the Use of Travellers and Others

Things Japanese, Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan, for the Use of Travellers and Others

by Chamberlain, Basil Hall [ownership Signature of Correspondent Henry Keys]

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1939. Sixth Edition, Revised . Green Cloth, Gilt. Good. Frontispiece Portrait. 584 pp. Greatly expanded posthumous edition of Chamberlain's overview of Japanese culture and society. Well worn at corners, frayed at top and bottom of spine, cover gilt strong, spine gilt present but weak, front hinge loose but intact, rear hinge broken, but binding quite intact, frontispiece and tissue guard without damage. Ownership signature of Henry Keys, London Daily... Read more
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$135.00
Lord Hotta The Pioneer Diplomat of Japan

Lord Hotta The Pioneer Diplomat of Japan

by SATOH, HENRY

Tokyo.: Hakubunkan.. Second edition.. 1908.. 107pp + 13 page appendix in English, 85 + [14]pp in Japanese, endpapers foxed, lower edge of lower cover damaged with small loss, text very good and clean. Original green cloth titled in gilt both covers (in English and Japanese respectively). Bilingual account of the events surrounding the opening of Japan from a Japanese perspective. Lord Hotta favoured Japan's engagement with the west when many around him were strongly opposed to this policy. Important... Read more
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AU$185.00
紋柄扣. [Mongara Hikae].  [Copies of Washi Design Patterns].

紋柄扣. [Mongara Hikae]. [Copies of Washi Design Patterns].

by MONGARA HIKAE

[1900?]. Sample album of designs most probably for weaving. The album contains 196 numbered paper slits for holding the design samples in place with 68 samples included. Handwritten paper tabs (some damaged with loss) attached to the edges of 17 leaves give the names of customers. Bound in cloth covered boards with tassle ties, one place on the spine a little gnawed, some other minor wear to cloth. Paper title label upper cover. A sample book which has been used for the purpose but is overall in good... Read more
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AU$350.00
The Japan Year Book. Complete Cyclopedia of General Information and Statistics on Japan and Japanese Territories for the Year 1921-22.

The Japan Year Book. Complete Cyclopedia of General Information and Statistics on Japan and Japanese Territories for the Year 1921-22.

Tokyo: Japan Year Book Office.. Sixteenth Annual Publication. (1921).. Folding colour map, xxlviii (advertisements at front and back) + [2] + 4 + 2 + [2] + 812pp, appendix, index, endpapers and leaves opposite the map browned but otherwise a very good copy in original cloth gilt. 18.5 x 13.2cm. Packed with information and interesting adverts covering a wide variety of aspects about Japan and Japanese society including earthquakes, volcanoes and mineral springs; the population; Imperial Court; politics... Read more
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AU$325.00
Dolls on Display. Japan in Miniature. Being an Ilustrated Commentary on the Girls' Festival and the Boys' Festival.

Dolls on Display. Japan in Miniature. Being an Ilustrated Commentary on the Girls' Festival and the Boys' Festival.

by CAIGER, G

Tokyo: Hokuseido Press.. 2nd Edition.. Showa 15. [1940].. 4 colour plates, 2 folding, numerous black and white photographic illustrations, xi + 141pp. Attractive purple cloth covered boards, contrasting red cloth title label upper cover, Japanese binding with tassle ties, cloth worn with loss at corners and edges. Good copy. The author writing in the 1930s notes the young Japanese are becoming more Westernized "their bobbed heads buzz with thoughts of cinemas and sports. So it is that every year a... Read more
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AU$225.00
One Of The Boys But Always A Lady

One Of The Boys But Always A Lady

by Dowling, Lillian Jones

New York, New York: Vantage Press. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hard Cover. KB#003191: Original Title was "One of the Boys But Always a Lady: The Life of a Red Cross Recreation Worker in Combat Troop Camps in Australia During the War With Japan".: 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 184 pages .
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$31.00