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A History of Japan to 1334, Sansom, George
1 Sansom, George A History of Japan to 1334
London The Cresset Press 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Publishers beige cloth, black spine label, frontispiece photo, 15 plates, additional illustrations within text. ; 6-1/4" x 10"; x, 500 pp; Small areas of dampstaining to board corners and page edges not visible on pages, solid hinges, text clean and free of tears or writing. Jacket shows well bhas one large closed tear at upper right on front panel, edgewear with small losses, price clipped, in clear protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A HISTORY OF JAPAN: Vol. I,  From the Origins to the Arrival of the Portuguese In 1542 A.D., Murdoch, James; Isoh Yamagata (Maps)
2 Murdoch, James; Isoh Yamagata (Maps) A HISTORY OF JAPAN: Vol. I, From the Origins to the Arrival of the Portuguese In 1542 A.D.
Yokahama etc. Asiatic Society of Japan 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, green endpapers, seven fold-out color maps, 4 pp prospectus for next series volume at rear. Printed at the "Japan Chronicle" Office, Kobe, Japan. ; 6-1/2" x 10"; viii, 667, [4] pp; Covers worn at top/bottom of spine and at corners with some fraying, a few spots of soiling including a faint ring on front panel and a faint line on the spine, hinges are quite solid (surprisingly so; the book is quite heavy), prior owner name to front flyleaf, faint toning to paper, text block clean and unmarked, maps also clean but a few short tears are seen. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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ART, LIFE, and NATURE in JAPAN, Anesaki, Masaharu
3 Anesaki, Masaharu ART, LIFE, and NATURE in JAPAN
Boston Marshall Jones Company 1933 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Issued to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Japan Society, New York. Decorative gray paper boards, black cloth spine, cover lettered in Japanese in black, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, illustrated with b&w photos on plates. In publishers dust jacket illustrated and lettered in red. This copy with authors presentation inscription on the half-title penned and signed in the year of publication. Scarce thus. ; 6-1/2" x 9-1/4"; xi, 178 pp; Signed by Author; Book lightly worn along edges, solid hinges, pages clean and unmarked apart from inscription, closed tear at lower corner of last leaf. Good only dust jacket with large closed tear to front panel including loosses affecting illustration, rubbed along folds, edgeworn with small losses at corners and top/bottom of spine, soiled, remnants of bookseller label inside front flap, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Handbook of English-Japanese Etymology, Imbrie, William
4 Imbrie, William Handbook of English-Japanese Etymology
Tokiyo? ca 1880 No edition noted Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
No place, date or publisher noted, Preface dated Tokiyo, September 1st, 1880. Red cloth binding, black titling, dark green endpapers ; 5 x 7.5"; vii, 207, xiv (ind) pp; A bit of spotting to the front board and a tiny bit of corner wear, this copy is otherwise fine--bright color cloth and endpapers and paper lightly toned, pages in pristine condition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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JAPAN'S WARTIME LEGISLATION 1939, Iwado, Z. Tamotsu (Translator)
5 Iwado, Z. Tamotsu (Translator) JAPAN'S WARTIME LEGISLATION 1939
Hibiya Park, Tokyo The Japan Times & Mail 1939 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
The present selection of Japanese wartime legislation includes practically all laws enacted at thje 1939-39 session of the Imperial Diet and ordinances issued later on their bases. Red cloth, spine and front lettered in white. A scarce look at the Japanese legal environment prior to their entry into World War II. ; 5-1/4" x 7-1/2"; 320 pp; Ex-library with the usual inside markings, edgeworn, cover letttering rubbed, bumped at the lower right, hinges a bit loose but still holding well, last two leaves with tiny closed tears. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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JAPAN: An Attempt at Interpretation, Hearn, Lafcadio
6 Hearn, Lafcadio JAPAN: An Attempt at Interpretation
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1923 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This volume was issued as Volume XII (of 16 volumes) of The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn in the Koizumi Edition. Volumes are uniformly bound with green paper over boards and dark green cloth spines with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, color frontispieces with captioned tissue guards, additional plates (mostly b&w) also with captioned tissue guards. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; 477 pp; Light wear along top edge of boards and pages and to top/bottom of spine, foxing - heavily to frontispiece and quite limited elsewhere. Solid hinges, no inscriptions or writing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT For Modern Homes, Preininger, Margaret
7 Preininger, Margaret JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT For Modern Homes
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1936 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Decorative white paper boards, front cover with black lettering, text illustrated with drawings and photographs. Published December 1936. Pages are not numbered. This is a deluxe copy, signed by the author on a blank front flyleaf and protected by the publishers box with title printed on top. Scarce thus. ; 9-1/2" x 12"; Signed by Author; Book has been well-protected by the box and has little wear - slight corner wear, slight cover soiling. The book has seen little use, with most pages still unopened. One page has been opened a bit roughly with a small closed tear seen along right edge. Text block otherwise clean and free of tears or writing. Box has some toning. Box bottom is sound but lid is splittlng along two edges, with one tear to a side panel. There are no missing pieces; title in pencil along right edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Japan P.E.N. Club Japanese Literature in European Languages: A Bibliography
Japan P.E.N. Club 1961 Second Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue wraps, printed by Kazui Press, Japan. Laid in is separate supplement in white wraps dated 1964, supplement notes August 1961 edition as second.; 7 x 10"; xii, 98+8 pp; Slight cover wear, mostly to edge of supplement booklet. Rear cover and a few pages with a bit of soiling, faint creasing to a few pages.. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Japanese Proverbs, Masayoshi, Ota
9 Masayoshi, Ota Japanese Proverbs
(1893) Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light blue cloth, front cover with black lettering and gilt & black decorations, decorative endpapers. No place, publisher, 1893 copyright; preface dated August 1, 1893 makes mention of Columbian Exhibition ; 5" x 7"; 57 pp; Mild wear to board corners and top/bottom of spine, spine a bit darkened, endpaper and paper toned, endpaper marked 1893, no other inscriptions, a few pages with mild edge or corner wear, text block clean and unmarked. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Yasuda, Yuri (Illustrations by Yoshinobu Sakakura) OLD TALES OF JAPAN, Volume 1
Japan Printed by Dai-Nippon Printing Co. 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Foreword by Elizabeth Gray Vining. Three Japanese fairy tales translated into English: The Tongue-cut Sparrow, The Marriage of a Mouse and The Fisherman, 21 delightful color plates. Red paper boards, color cover illustration, red endpapers. ; 5 x 7"; 93 pp; Covers lightly worn at edges, front cover bowing outward slightly, pages lightly toned, no tears or writing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Yasuda, Yuri (Illustrations by Yoshinobu Sakakura) OLD TALES OF JAPAN, Volume 1
Japan Printed by Dai-Nippon Printing Co. (1947) First Edition; No printing noted Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Foreword by Elizabeth Gray Vining. Three Japanese fairy tales translated into English: The Tongue-cut Sparrow, The Marriage of a Mouse and The Fisherman, 21 delightful color plates. Red paper boards, color cover illustration, red endpapers. This copy with the inked signature of the author on the half-title page. ; 5 x 7"; 93 pp; Signed by Author; Covers lightly rubbed and worn at edges, spine sunned, front cover bowing outward slightly, pages lightly toned, no tears or writing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Tanaka, Togo (Editor-in-Chief) SCENE: the Pictorial Magazine (Volume 2, Number 8, December 1950)
Chicago Chicago Publishing Corporation 1950 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stapled wraps. b&w cover photo of Momoye Tada of Chicago shwoing off an assortment of pearl jewelry. Articles within on pearls and on strip tease in Japan, section of text and ads in Japanese follows numbered pages. ; 8-1/2" x 11"; 50, [8] pp; Lightly toned paper, little wear, recipient mailing address printed on rear cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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SOME NEW LETTERS AND WRITINGS of Lafcadio Hearn, Hearn, Lafcadio; Collected and Edited by Sanki Ichikawa
13 Hearn, Lafcadio; Collected and Edited by Sanki Ichikawa SOME NEW LETTERS AND WRITINGS of Lafcadio Hearn
Tokyo Kenkyusha 1925 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Black cloth, white spine label, guarded frontispiece portrait of Hearn, four additional plates with samples of handwritten letters.; 5-1/2" x 8"; xvi, 430 pp; Covers lightly worn at corners, soiled. Spine sunned, with small tear at bottom. Spine label a bit worn. Solid hinges. Pages foxed, heavily at front and rear, much less toward the center of the book. No tears or writing, some pages are unopened. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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14 Anon. Ten Years of Japanese Burrowing in the Netherlands East Indies Official Report of the Netherlands East Indies Government on Japanese subversive activities in the Archipelago during the last decade
New York The Netherlands Information Bureau 1944 Second Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Priced net.; 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The NEW RADIANCE and other SCIENTIFIC SKETCHES, Hearn, Lafcadio (Text); Ichiro Nishizaki (Editor)
15 Hearn, Lafcadio (Text); Ichiro Nishizaki (Editor) The NEW RADIANCE and other SCIENTIFIC SKETCHES
Tokyo The Hokuseido Press 1939 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
The aim of this series is to reproduce for the first time in book form some of the sketches and essays that Lafcadio Hearn wrote for Cincinnati and New Orleans newspapers in his American days. Publishers green cloth, front cover embossed with name of publisher, rear cover embossed with publisher's logo, spine with gilt decorations and lettering, top edge black, endpapers with red decorations, publishers slip at rear notes price as 200 [yen] or $1.00 in America. Laid in is the original Niriki store tag with the same 220 yen price. Cream dust jacket with dark blue lettering. ; 5-1/2" x 7-1/4"; viii, 238 pp; Book has very light exterior wear, solid binding, clean and unmarked within. Jacket lightly soiled, lightly worn along top edge with a single 1/2" closed tear and tiny losses at the folds, very lightly worn along bottom edge, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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THE OLD AND THE NEW IN JAPAN / L'ANCIEN ET LE MODERNE AU JAPON / LO ANTIGUO Y LO MODERNO EN JAPON, [Bank of Tokyo]
16 [Bank of Tokyo] THE OLD AND THE NEW IN JAPAN / L'ANCIEN ET LE MODERNE AU JAPON / LO ANTIGUO Y LO MODERNO EN JAPON
Tokyo, Japan Head Office, Bank of Tokyo 1960 No edition noted Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Short history of the Bank of Tokyo, descriptions, b&w photographs and statistics of Japan, text in English, French and Spanish. Stiff wraps, color cover illustration, mauve illustrated endpapers.; 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"; 98 pp; Spine sunned, worn at top corner, internally nice with no wear of note. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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[Buddhism] " RYUKOKU-EIKA ": PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of THE HONPA HONGWANJI TEMPLE, Anon.
17 Anon. [Buddhism] " RYUKOKU-EIKA ": PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of THE HONPA HONGWANJI TEMPLE
Kyoto 1961 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Peach decorated silk cloth over beveled boards, front board with pastedown label, decorative endpapers. Japanese fan-fold, bound at right with brown cords and produced to read from right to left, though in English. List of Plates at front, 37 b&w photos with index at front, text on right panels with photos on left panel (most are full page), Publication label in Japanese tipped-in at rear. Uncommon, OCLC number 271288733, with but one institutional holding, in Australia, also noted is a later 1970 edition with three additional holdings. Heavy/oversized, extra for international postage.; Oblong, 14-1/2" x 10"; Light soiling to covers, cloth slightly worn along edges, front endpaper wrinkled, no inscriptions, contents are clean and unmarked. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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[JAPANESE - ENGLISH] CORRESPONDENCE IN FOREIGN TRADE: Elementary Course
18 [JAPANESE - ENGLISH] CORRESPONDENCE IN FOREIGN TRADE: Elementary Course
Tokyo Shinozaki Shorin 1957 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Textbook in Japanese for the Japanese student to learn to write English-lan guage letters, many sample letters. Burgudy cloth with hand-cut front pastedown label, gold spine lettering. Scarce title from Tokyo publisher of English-language scholarly works. ; 6" x 8-1/2"; 114 pp; Spine rubbed, wear to tips of cloth, notes inside front cover, much underlining throughout, stamps inside rear cover. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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[Souvenir Program] Miyako-Odori (Cherry Dance), Outline of Yokyoku, Heike Monogatari
19 [Souvenir Program] Miyako-Odori (Cherry Dance), Outline of Yokyoku, Heike Monogatari
Kyoto, Japan 1957 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stiff wraps, perfect bound, illustrated cover, many b&w and color illustrations, text mostly in Japanese with explanation of play also in English, photos of performers, advertisements. ; Oblong, 10" x 7" (25,5 x 18 cm); Slight cover wear, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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