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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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Silent Poetry; Chinese Painting in the Douglas Dillon Galleries

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1982

Seller ID: 25475

Condition: Very Good


Very beautiful over-sized booklet measuring 8-1/2"x11" lavishly illustrated with black and white and much color art. Though categorized as one, this is NOT an art catalog published to accompany an exhibition, but rather a booklet devoted solely to the Chinese paintings in the Douglas Dillon Galleries of the museum. The text is quite lengthy and all is printed on quality coated paper. 80 pages. View more info

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A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana (Asian Studies at Hawaii)

By: Akira, Hirakawa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hawaii, Univ of Hawaii Press: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 28053

ISBN: 0824812034

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful book, clean and bright inside and out with no names or writing. Pages and page edges are pristine and book is tightly bound. Measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 402 pages.Text is divided into three sections: Early Buddhism, Nikaya Buddhism and and Early Mahayana Buddhism. Book has been translated to English from the Japanese. View more info

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Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata

By: Album, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Attic Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25480

ISBN: 0915018160

Condition: Good-plus


Book itself is clean and tightly bound with a small bit of wear to upper left corner at spine (does not compromise integrity) and wear to lower front corner. Otherwise pristine. Former owner's name written small on front pastedown. Book is SIGNED without inscription by author on title page. Jacket shows chipping at top of spine and to a lesser degree at top front edge. A small bit of rubbing to bottom front and a few flat creases at same area. Looks most handsome in bran... 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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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in)

By: Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Singapore, National Museum: 1999

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 24232

ISBN: 9813002840

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean, book. Handsomely designed with burgundy cloth spine enhancing red cloth boards, the front of which is decorated with a painted portrait of Lady Raffles in a gilt "frame." Book measures 5-1/2"x8" and has pristine pages and page edges. Large color portrait of subject at frontis. Tells the story of Sophia Raffles, the second wife of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles with handsome illustration throughout. She and her husband traveled extensively in As... View more info

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Les Guides Bleus China; Les Guides Bleus Japan (Two books)

By: Boulanger, Robert; Modot, Jean

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall Trade Division: 1989

Edition: First American Editions

Seller ID: 27220DH

ISBN: 013509027x; 013

Condition: Fine


Two very handsome and substantial travel guides, one for China and one for Japan, both from Les Guides Bleaus. Neither has been read, but there is toning to edges of endflaps on the China volume. Otherwise no tears or chips, no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Books measure 4-1/2"x7-1/2" and have not been price-clipped. Will arrives in brand new mylar cover.The China book contains 956 pages and the Japan volume 800. Numerous maps throughout bothbooks and... 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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On the Mandarin Road

By: Dorgeles, Roland

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Century Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24132

Condition: Very Good


Very clean, attractive book with handsome gilt and black design to front board. Only exterior fault is slight darkening to spine. Contents tightly bound. Former owner's name and the date 1928 written on front free endpaper. Handsomely illustrated with 31 black and white photographs. Text translated from the French. Book is a travel memoir of th author's visits to Vietnam and Cambodia. 332 pages. 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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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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A Sailor's Log: Water-Tender Frederick T. Wilson, USN, on Asiatic Station, 1899-1901

By: Frederick T. Wilson;James R. Reckner

Price: $18.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Kent State Univ Press: 2004

Seller ID: 27050TB

ISBN: 0873387821

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, clean, beautiful book -- NO names or writing, no bumps to boards, no tears or chips and no remainder mark. Dustjacket in brand new mylar cover. Contains a faithful record kept by an American sailor from 1899 to 1901 as a first class petty officer on board the Oregon. During his service he was sent to in the Pacific and East Asia. 390 pages View more info

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The Struggle for Modern Tibet: The Autobiography of Tashi Tsering

By: Goldstein, Melvyn; Siebenschuh; Tsering, Tashi

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Armonk, New York, M.E.Sharpe: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 27524

ISBN: 1563249502

Condition: Fine


Book and jacket are crisp and clean with no defect of note. No tears or chips, no names or writing, no remainder mark, no creasing and dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Illustrated with photographs. Tells the story of Tashi Tsering, once a political prisoner doing hard labor in China,. Written with two professors at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, one head of the anthropology department and the other an English prof. Tsering is back in ... View more info

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From Instanbul to Yokohama: The Camera Meets Asia 1839-1900;

By: Gonzalez, Carmen Perez

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Koln, Museum Fur Ostasiatische Kunst: 2014

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 24773RD

Condition: Fine


Very handsome oversized book -- like new and beautifully bound with French wraps. Text is in both English and German. Book measures 9-3/4" x 12-1/2" with 302 pages. There are no names or writing, no spine crease, and pristine pages throughout. Illustratred profusely with historic photograophs -- printed in sepia and quite large.Text is at front, but most of the content is photography with captions. Photos cover Turkey, Egypt, Mecca, Yemen, Ceylon, India, Berman, Singapo... 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

Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (Lot of 6,Covering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th Harvard-Cornell Archaeological Expeditions at Sardis 1964-70)

By: Hanfmann, George M.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Jordan, American Schools of Oriental Research:

Seller ID: 18503

Condition: Near Fine


Lot of six including Number 174, April, 1964; Number 177, Feb. 1965; Number 182, April 1966; Number 186, April 1967; Number 187, October 1967; and Number 199, October 1970. Clean as a whistle inside and out with just a small bit of tiny writing to upper fornt corner of each. Contents pristine. Illustrated with maps, charts and photographs. All concern the same archaeological exacavations conducted by Harvard and Cornell in association with the Corning Glass Museum. Comp... View more info

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Women Under Primitive Buddhism; Laywomen and Almswomen

By: Horner, I. B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd.: 1930

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23508

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book, tightly bound with no names or writing. The only real defect is the loss of the dustjacket. Minor ones include two small flat creases to upper corners, and a few small spots to top exterior edge which has been inked in a mustard color as per design (see photos). Buddhism has evolved immensely to where it is now. In primitive times there were two roles only for women -- laywomen or almswomen. Book has 391 pages including index. View more info

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The Life of an Amorous Man (Library of Japanese Literature)

By: Ihara, Siakaku

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Rutlland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Co.: 1987

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 23115

ISBN: 0804810699

Condition: Fine


This is a remarkably clean, nice book with no names or writing, no dog-eared pages, and no spine crease. It's doubtful that it's ever been read. The book was originally published in 1682, but was nicely translated by Kengi Hamada for the contemporary English speaking reader. Book measures 4-1.2" x 7-1/4 and has 233 pages. Also includes some black and white art. The original price fromToguri's Gifts remains on the back cover. View more info

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Poti-Bukuro Beautiful Japanese Traditions

By: Kido, Hiroko

Price: $50.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Hatsubaijo Bunkyo Shobo: 1992

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27933

ISBN: 4915743020

Condition: Fine in VG Slipcase


This is a beautiful book not often found in its slipcase with Japanese banner still intact. Box shows one bump ( see photo) with some creasing to front closed edge and a corresponding defect on the banner which was over the box when it received the damage. The slipcase is quite sturdy with no bumps and no splits to extrmities. It has protected the lovely ecru silky cloth binding. Introduction is in English, the rest in Japanese, but the art is contemporary and charming.... View more info

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Princeton-in-Asia, A Century of Service: Reminiscences and Reflections, 1898-1998

By: Kirkpatrick, Melanie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Princeton-in-Asia: 1998

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 27923

ISBN: 0966557719

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book bound in bright red cloth and decorated at face and spine with gilt lettering. Dustjacket is likewise nice with just a tiny spot of wear to upper right corner. Book measures 9" x 12-1/4" and has 64 pages. Very handsome endpapers show a color map of Asia. Beautifully illustrated with both color and black and white photographs and art. Princeton--in-Asia is a program which began in the late 19th century when it served Asia as a Christian missionary organ... View more info