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1 Japan Air Lines Presents Pictorial Guides to the Orient; Entertainment, Shopping,. Travel, Food
Japan Air Lines 1977 Soft Cover Fine in Good-plus Envelope 
Four beautiful, as new books, each dedicated to a different aspect of Asian travel. They were printed in 1976 and 1977 and issued as a set in '77. The books each have 23 pages and are lavishly illustrated with gorogeous color photography, but also much text. They measure 8-1/2" high and 12" across and fit neatly into their original decorative envelope. The envelope shows wear at corners, but is otherwise clean and nice. Topics are entertainment, shopping, travel, and food. All cover other Asian countries in addition to Japan. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The House of Nomura; The Rise to Supremacy of the World's Most Powerful Company: The Inside Story of the Legendary Japanese Dynasty, Alletzhauser, Albert J.
2 Alletzhauser, Albert J. The House of Nomura; The Rise to Supremacy of the World's Most Powerful Company: The Inside Story of the Legendary Japanese Dynasty
London, United Kingdom Bloomsbury Publishing, Limited 1990 0747503826 / 9780747503828 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Very nice copy. Very clean with no tears or chips. Has not been price-clipped and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Pages and page edges pristine. Signed and inscribed by author on front free endpaper. Photo illustrated in black and white at center of book. Tells the story of a Japanese dynasty which began in the 19th century with Tokushichi Nomura I, the illegitimate son of a noble family in rural Japan, and ends with insider trading and global powerbroking in the late 1980's. 343 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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One Hundred Selected  Masterpieces: An Exhibition of Important Inro., Barker, Richard
3 Barker, Richard One Hundred Selected Masterpieces: An Exhibition of Important Inro.
London Barry Davies Oriental Art 1993 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very handsome exhibition catalog published to accompany an exhibit at the Barry Davies Gallery from June 12-25, 1993. The book is clean and tightly bound with no names or wriitng and no bumps to boards. Only faults are two small tears to top of spine which almost disappear in brand new mylar cover. Book is oversized at 9" x 13" and printed on quality coated paper. Beautifully illustrated throughout with large full page photographs in color of each of the 100 items, as well as descriptions in English. Inro is a very specific art which sprang up due to the lack of pockets in kimonos. Small containers which hung on the obi were able to keep small items in nesting compartments. Very beautiful objects. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Japan, Bischof, Werner; Guillaine, Robert
4 Bischof, Werner; Guillaine, Robert Japan
New York Simon & Schuster 1954 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Handsome blue boards with bright gilt printing are pristine with no bumps to corners. Interior likewise clean with no names or writing. Jacket, too, is lovely with no tears or chips and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Text offers a look at life in mid-20th century Japan illustrated lavishly with full page, double spread photographs in both black and white and color. Book measures 9"x11-1/4" and features 26 pages of text, plus a lengthy section of photographs captioned at front of each section. Sections include Old Japan, Japan Today, and the Traditional Japanese Theatre. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Die Sieben Glucksgotter: 1958 German Language Japanese Art, Casal, U.S.
5 Casal, U.S. Die Sieben Glucksgotter: 1958 German Language Japanese Art
Tokyo Japan Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasien/Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens - Kommissionsverlag von Otto Harrassowitz 1958 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice clean booklet in the German language about Japanese art. I ran the title through Google translation, but it came out The Seven Glucksgotters.The only way I would know what this booklet is about is the photos and drawings of various art items from Japan. The booklet measures 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" and has 41 pages, most of which are at the back of the booklet 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy 1993, Cecil H. Uyehara; David Clarke; Ichiro Hairu
6 Cecil H. Uyehara; David Clarke; Ichiro Hairu Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy 1993
Washington D.C. International Sculpture Center 1993 1993 0963363816 / 9780963363817 Soft Cover Fine 
If you appreciate Japanese art this is a particularly interesting catalog, as it shows creative "waves" which changed Japanese calligraphy. This went on for a long period of time to reach the Avant Garde Calligraphy Movement in Japan which shares a relationship between the Avant Garde and Western Abstract Art. Another essay titled The Calligraphic Spirit and Modern American Art. From there we see the many samples of modern calligraphy.The catalog measures 9" square and has 111 pages. ENGLISH language primarily. (Asia Box 1) 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939, Coox, Alvin
7 Coox, Alvin Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1990 0804718350 / 9780804718356 First Thus, Later Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
Massive book, which combines both volumes. Published for the first time in 1990 as such, but this particular book was printed in 1999. It's very clean and attractive and has no spine crease and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine. Book was the winner of the Samuel Eliot Morrison Award of the American Military Institute and is the result of 35 years of research. 1253 pages. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn, Cott, Jonathan
8 Cott, Jonathan Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn
U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1991 0394571525 / 9780394571522 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Book itself is pristine inside and out with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The jacket is likewise clean with no chips or tears. The only faults are price-clip and a couple scratches to back Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. The biography of Lafcadio Hearn is handled well here and illustrated with small whimsical drawings. Hearns was born in Greece, but was half Irish and came to the U.S. where he worked as a newspaperman. Eventually he left for Japan where he married a Japanese woman , had children with her, wrote books, and died there. Book has 438 pages including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens From the Cleveland Art Museum, Cunningham, Michael R.
9 Cunningham, Michael R. Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens From the Cleveland Art Museum
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Cleveland Museum of Art 2001 0940717654 / 9780940717657 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Oblong Folio 
An exquisite oversized book measuring Beautifully illustrated throughtout. Contents and page edges pristine. No tears or chips -- just small bit of wear to corner of spine. Forty-four Japanese screens (many in pairs) dating from the late 15th to the early 19th centuries are photographed and discussed. Printed as part of an exhibition held at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 96 pages. 84 color plates. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Kimono: Fashioning Culture, Dalby, Liza Crihfield
10 Dalby, Liza Crihfield Kimono: Fashioning Culture
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Univ of Washington Press 2001 0295981555 / 9780295981550 Soft Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp,clean book with no names or writing and no defects of note. Pages and page edges pristine. Book is handsomely fitted with a half dustjacket which shows no tears or chips. This is not a "fluff book" by any means, but a serious and engaging look at the traditional Japanese kimono from botha fashion history and social anthropological perspective. Book is illustrated profusely, predominately in black and white. Measures 8-1/4"" square and has 384 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 a Revised and Expanded Edition of Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan, Derby, Harry; Derby III, Harry L.
11 Derby, Harry; Derby III, Harry L. Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 a Revised and Expanded Edition of Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan
U.S.A. Schiffer Publishing 2004 0764317806 / 9780764317804 Rervised and Exapnded Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Book is crisp and clean with no defect. Appears to be new -- doubtful that it's been read. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. This is the revised and expanded edition of "Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan" which debuted in 1981. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 384 pages. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photographs, technical drawings, charts, tables and diagrams. Fifteen chapters address many models, plus ammunition and foreign procurement. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Satsuma Spirits, Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo
12 Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo Satsuma Spirits
Unknown Place Society of Satsuma Samurai Spirits 2010 Reprint Hard Cover New New 
Crisp, clean brand NEW book.The bound-in ribbon bookmark has not been touched and there are no faults to book either inside or out. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Text is in both English and Japanese with English presernted first, followed by Japanese. At the back of the book there are several color photographs. " and has 134 pages for each . Books contains two major works of the Way of the Samurai -- The Instructions of Saigo Takamori and The Iroha Verses of Shimazu Jissinko. Book measures 4-1/2" x 7-1/2. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Religious Study of the Mount of Haguro Sect of Shugendo: A Monumenta  Nipponica  Monograph, Earhart,  H. Byton
13 Earhart, H. Byton A Religious Study of the Mount of Haguro Sect of Shugendo: A Monumenta Nipponica Monograph
Tokyo, Japan Sophia University 1970 Presumed First Hard Cover Very Iood Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Very jnice clean book with no names or writing, no tears or chips, and no bumps to boards,. Book is bound in paper over boards with a cloth spine and sports a black and gilt title box to spine. Only fault is price-clip to bottom of front endflap. Measures 7" x 10-1/2" with 212 pristine pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Shugendo is a blend of folk religion and Buddhism. It's billed here as "the way of mastering magico-religious powers within sacred mountains 
Price: 135.00 USD
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The New Japanese House: Ritual and Anti-Ritual Patterns of Dwelling (Icon Editions), Fawcett, Chris
14 Fawcett, Chris The New Japanese House: Ritual and Anti-Ritual Patterns of Dwelling (Icon Editions)
Bew York Harper & Row 1980 0064330109 / 9780064330107 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Book itself is clean an d bright with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Dustjacket is likewise clean and has no tears or chips and no price-clip. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11" and has 191 pages including index. Illustrated nicely throughout with black and white photographs and drawings. An unusual look at the Japanese home as a complex of Japanese cultural influences, especially ritual, or the ceremonial aspect of life. It also examines the influence of the urban environment. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Dew -Drops on a Lotus Leaf, Fischer, Jacob
15 Fischer, Jacob Dew -Drops on a Lotus Leaf
Tokyo, Japan Presumed Private Publishing 1950 Second Edition Soft Cover / Hard Box Very Good 
Beautiful book bound in soft cover with Japanese silk sewing at spine. The title of the book is on the cover, but also in black at the outer edge of every page (see photo).There's also a lovely two page art work in color at front. The book was inscribed and SIGNED on the title page by the author who wrote thus, "To Connie with best wishes from the author. Tokyo. March 30, 1953."The book is encased in a chemise which is a box that folds over the book. The cover paper of the chemise is charming and has a paste-on label to front. The only fault with it is a bit of foxing to the lining. The text is filled with quotations, poems, small stories, and more. Together the book in its case measures 6-1/2" x 9" with 152 pages. The spine has toned, but the clasp works well to protect the book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Quiet Elegance: Japan Through the Eyes of Nine American Artists (1st Ed. SIGNED), Franco, Betsy; Verne, Michael
16 Franco, Betsy; Verne, Michael Quiet Elegance: Japan Through the Eyes of Nine American Artists (1st Ed. SIGNED)
North Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.A. Tuttle Publishing 1997 0804831262 / 9780804831260 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall SIGNED & Inscribed By Authors
Crisp, clean book with just one small tear to lower front edge of dustjacket which is almost invisible in brand new mylar cover. Book is inscribed simply "To --- and --- Very Best Wishes" and SIGNED by both authors who are from the Verne Gallery of Japanese Art in Cleveland. Michael Verne, who is also an artist, studied in Japan under the tutelage of Tokuriki, the famed woodblock printer. It's about Japanese art, but it's also a commentary by American artists who have beendeeply influenced by it. Book measures 9-1/4"x12-1/2" and has 113 pages. Illustrated iwith large color works of art. Has not been price-clipped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata), Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron
17 Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata)
England Self-published 1985 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice clean booklet witth no names or writing. It's not too often see, but desirable to collectors of Japanese blades. This is a labor of love by the two authors who describe each item pictured and translate the Japanese characters decorating each blade. Booklet measures 6" x 8-1/2" and has 144 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice, Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger
18 Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice
U.S.A. Weatherhill 1983 0834801469 / 9780834801462 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Book is very clean and attractive with no wear to boards, no price clip. and no tears or chips to dustjacket which is protected by brand new mylar cover. Pristine pages, tightly bound, and with no names or writing. Only faults are fading to spine from sun which changed it from orange to yellow and tiny creases to top edge of jacket's spine. Book measures 7-1/2" x 10-1/4" and has 196 pages including index. Book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and drawings. yext is divided into two parts: the Sword in Japanese History and Iai-do: The Way of the Sword. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eighties, Halbreich, Kathy (curator) et al
19 Halbreich, Kathy (curator) et al Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eighties
New York Grey Art Gallery and Study Center New York University 1989 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is an art catalog published to accompany a traveling exhibit across the United States. It's very clean and nice with no names or writing, no creasing, not even any cover lift. The book is also beautifully designed with deep French folds to the cover (see photo two). Text is written in both ENGLISH and JAPANESE. Plates are at the back of the book and are full page and in full color. The artists are contemporary and yet have not lost their sense of the classical. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 90 pristine pages. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Miscellanea Japonica I, Hawley, Frank
20 Hawley, Frank Miscellanea Japonica I
Kyoto, Jaoan Self-published 1954 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Very handsome book with burgundy boards and a pristine title box affixed to slim spine. Printed throughout on delicate Japanese paper which shows no tears or writing. Dustjacket is likewise made of Japanese paper but wih color and a subtle stripe. The jacket is in brand new mylar through which can be seen a few flat creases to front at top edge and what appears to be a few areas at bottom front edge which may have lost a thin layer of paper, hence no stripes. There are also a few very small chips to both lower corners, to small area of lower front edge, one small chip to lower back edge and three tiny ones in a cluster at back next to spine.The book measures 9-1/4" x 12" and has 33 pages . Content is comprised of "An English Surgeon in Japan in 1864-1865" (an extract from the Private Journal of John T. Comerford." There is a also one plate, a facsimile of a single page of Comerford's handwritten journal. Book is one of a limited print run of 100 copies, but there is no limitation page at either front or back. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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