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Japan Air Lines Presents Pictorial Guides to the Orient; Entertainment, Shopping,. Travel, Food

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Japan Air Lines: 1977

Seller ID: 18986K

Condition: 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,... View more info

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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

By: Alletzhauser, Albert J.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Bloomsbury Publishing, Limited: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 17033

ISBN: 0747503826

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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One Hundred Selected Masterpieces: An Exhibition of Important Inro.

By: Barker, Richard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Barry Davies Oriental Art: 1993

Seller ID: 28051

Condition: Fine


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 ite... View more info

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Japan

By: Bischof, Werner; Guillaine, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1954

Seller ID: 24336FLW

Condition: Fine


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 photogr... View more info

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Die Sieben Glucksgotter: 1958 German Language Japanese Art

By: Casal, U.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasien/Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens - Kommissionsverlag von Otto Harrassowitz: 1958

Seller ID: 23828

Condition: 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 View more info

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Eloquent Line: Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy 1993

By: Cecil H. Uyehara; David Clarke; Ichiro Hairu

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., International Sculpture Center 1993: 1993

Seller ID: 23809

ISBN: 0963363816

Condition: 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 h... View more info

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Nomonhan: Japan Against Russia, 1939

By: Coox, Alvin

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1990

Edition: First Thus, Later Printing

Seller ID: 27095TB

ISBN: 0804718350

Condition: 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. View more info

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Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn

By: Cott, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 28165

ISBN: 0394571525

Condition: Fine


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 J... View more info

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Unfolding Beauty: Japanese Screens From the Cleveland Art Museum

By: Cunningham, Michael R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., Cleveland Museum of Art: 2001

Seller ID: 14024C

ISBN: 0940717654

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Kimono: Fashioning Culture

By: Dalby, Liza Crihfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ of Washington Press: 2001

Seller ID: 25906

ISBN: 0295981555

Condition: 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. View more info

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Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 a Revised and Expanded Edition of Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan

By: Derby, Harry; Derby III, Harry L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing: 2004

Edition: Rervised and Exapnded

Seller ID: 28197

ISBN: 0764317806

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Satsuma Spirits

By: Diore, Ronals; Olcott, George; Morizono Yasuo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Unknown Place, Society of Satsuma Samurai Spirits: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27962

Condition: 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 V... View more info

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A Religious Study of the Mount of Haguro Sect of Shugendo: A Monumenta Nipponica Monograph

By: Earhart, H. Byton

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Sophia University: 1970

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27955

Condition: Very Iood


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 mo... View more info

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The New Japanese House: Ritual and Anti-Ritual Patterns of Dwelling (Icon Editions)

By: Fawcett, Chris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bew York, Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 27410

ISBN: 0064330109

Condition: Very Good


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. ... View more info

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Dew -Drops on a Lotus Leaf

By: Fischer, Jacob

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Presumed Private Publishing: 1950

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23653

Condition: 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... View more info

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Quiet Elegance: Japan Through the Eyes of Nine American Artists (1st Ed. SIGNED)

By: Franco, Betsy; Verne, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: North Clarendon, Vermont, U.S.A., Tuttle Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Authors

Seller ID: 25907

ISBN: 0804831262

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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The Oshigata Book (104 Oshigata)

By: Fuller, Richard; Gregory, Ron

Price: $75.00

Publisher: England, Self-published: 1985

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 27916

Condition: 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. View more info

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Japanese Swordsmanship: Technique and Practice

By: Gordon Warner; Donn F. Draeger

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Weatherhill: 1983

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 27769

ISBN: 0834801469

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eighties

By: Halbreich, Kathy (curator) et al

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center New York University: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23427

Condition: Very Good


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. Cat... View more info

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Miscellanea Japonica I

By: Hawley, Frank

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Kyoto, Jaoan, Self-published: 1954

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 28011

Condition: Very Good


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 a... View more info