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Fans of Japanese art will love our selection of rare books about Japanese Art in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From gorgeous woodblock paintings to ornate books on Japanese art and culture, there is a wide variety of rare Japanese art books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are so many rare and antique Japanese art books to choose from, and they are sure to increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

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 c…

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Kaishien Gaden by [Wang Gai]

Kaishien Gaden (Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden) is an Edo-Era Japanese edition of the very popular Chinese painting guide Jieziyuan Huazhaun by Wang Gai, first published in the Qing Dynasty in China (1701). The manual was reprinted many times from 1748…

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Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller Richard; Gregory Ron

England: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Small amount of foxing on one preliminary page other wise spotless. Dust Jacket in clear mylar cover. …

From The Last Word


Keika Hyakugiku by Keika Hasegawa

Rare complete copy of Keika Hasegawa's "100 chrysanthemums by Keika" (The British Museum only has Volumes 1 and 2, the Smithsonian only 2 and 3.)75 colour woodblock prints (all published), including eight double-page, from this seminal book on the cultiva…

From Florilegius


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, e…

From Florilegius


Japan's Tattoo Arts. Horiyoshi's world : Vol. 2 by Horiyoshi; Akimitsu Takagi; Katsunari Fukushi; Ed Hardy; Jonathan Shaw

174 pp. photo-illustrated book. Folio. Limited to 2000. Very good. Illus. dust wrapper over cloth covers, housed in pictorial boards case. [787] This copy boldly dedicated by Ed Hardy to Jonathan Shaw; a unique copy with fine associations.…

From Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare


Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu by Kan'en Iwasaki

Rare set of 3 volumes of aromatic herbs from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu: Hokusabu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled from 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This set of 3 volumes (volumes 6, 7, 8 in the serie…

From Florilegius


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…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


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 foxi…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)


Seiyo Soka Zufu by Konan Tanigami

Fine complete set of Konan Tanigami's guide to western garden plants, Seiyo Soka Zufu (or Seiyo Kusabana Zufu). Published in Kyoto, Taisho Era, Year 6 (1917).Five volumes (two Spring, two Summer, and one Autumn/Winter) with 125 double-page woodblock botan…

From Florilegius



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 lig…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Ikebana-Tsu by Shinshintei Ryuka

Rare guide book to the Shinshintei school of Ikebana published in Tokyo, 1835.4 pages of text on color woodcut pages, 16 full-color woodcuts of flower arrangements, 20 b/w woodcuts of flower arrangements, and 6 text pages.Rare to find 19th century ikebana…

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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 …

From The Old Sage Bookshop


Soka Hyakushu by Bairei Kono

Complete set of Bairei Kono's Soka Hyakushu or Kusabana Hyakushu (One Hundred Varieties of Flowers), Tokyo, Yamada Unsodo, 1901-1904. 231 color woodcut plates bound in 4 volumes, stored in a custom green-cloth slip-case. The woodblock plates printed with …

From Florilegius


Fuzoku Emakimono by Masanobu Okumura

Reprint from the 1880s of ukiyo-e artist Masanobu Okumura's depiction of nightlife in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in the Edo era.Masanobu Okumura (1686-1764) was a Japanese print designer, book publisher, illustrator and painter.This orihon concertina…

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