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Perry Expedition to Japan, Volume 1, Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer

 
  ~Sold~ 1856 - Volumes 1 Only, Perry Expedition to Japan Narrative, Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer  #1856080904
Perry, Commodore M. C.,
Hawks, Francis L., compiler:
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853 and 1854. Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States (Volume 1 only in this offering), Washington, Beverely Tucker, Senate Printer, 1856, One of three volumes, 4to, (8 1/2 x 11inches), rebound. The head of the spine reads "Senate."

  • Volume I (537 pp) with 90 tinted lithograph or chromo-lithograph plates, numerous (78+) woodcut illustrations in the text, 2 folding maps/charts.

  • Volume II. Not included but available if purchased with this book. Special price on request.

  • Volume III. Not included but available if purchased with this book. Special price on request.

For more information on this book and details on condition, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It has been rebound with a leather spine (extending ca 2 inches onto the boards) and leather tipped corners and cloth covered boards. The boards are in poor condition. The leather is rubbed and scraped and the cloth is spotted torn and water damaged on the back board. On the back cover the cloth is separating because of water damage. The text pages are aged (light brown) but supple and have scattered light to moderate foxing. The pages from page 482 through the end of the book have waterstaining. The plates are in slightly above average condition. The book contains two "Commodore Perry's Visit to Shui" lithographs. The "Fish Market" lithograph is inserted loose. The "Public Bath At Simoda" lithograph (at page 408) is present and in above average condition.  #1856080904 - Sold

 
  ~Sold~ 1856 - "Public Bath at Simoda" - Plate Extracted from Volume I.  #1856120203
The "Banned" Lithograph. A very limited number of Volume I were published with a "nude bathing" (Public Bath at Simoda) lithograph. This lithograph was quickly deleted from Government published volumes due to public indignation at the nude figures in the scene. The scene was the inside of a public bath house in Japan where males, females and children have bathed together in the nude for centuries without concern. The lithograph is sometimes found unbound/extracted. When found in a bound volume 1, the print is generally found facing page 408. To see the plate, click here.

Condition. This lithograph has been extracted from a bound volume. It is in Good condition. The paper has the typical light tan tone. There is scattered moderate foxing on the front and heavy foxing on the back. The plate measures 29.2 x 22 cm. The bottom edge (where attached at the spine) has been trimmed ca .5 cm. The left and right margins are untrimmed.  #1856120203 - Sold

 
 
  $165.00 1856 - Volume 3 of Original Narrative of the Expedition - Nicholson Printing (Crudely Rebound).  #56010414
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, prepared by Rev George Jones, Volume 3, Original Narrative:
United States Japan Expedition. Observations on the Zodiacal Light, from April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi, during her late cruise in eastern seas, and her voyage homeward: with conclusions from the data thus obtained; by Rev. George Jones, A.M. [Observations on the Zodiacal Light], xliii, 705pp., 352 full-page plates. Book size is 30.1 x 23 cm [book is large 4to+ - quarto], page size is 29.4 x 21.8 cm. This volume has woodcut star charts throughout.

This is the third of the three volume set (See above). This is the Nicholson printing.

Condition. Good. Pages are sound with some foxing/staining - heavier at front and back - with internal pages having only light foxing along the margins. Writing on the first page(blank page) inside the cover. Rebound in marbled boards. Spine appears to be modern tape and the title is on a white label with title typed on (rather crudely rebound). Corners are bumped and frayed. The first and last pages have some corner problems (ie tips clipped or bent) but otherwise the pages are sound with sharp corners.  #56010414 - $165.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1857 -The Americans in Japan  #1857090927
Perry, Commodore M. C.,
Hawks, Francis L., compiler,
Tomes, Robert, editor:
The Americans in Japan: An Abridgment of the Government Narrative of the U.S. Expedition to Japan, Under Commodore Perry, New York, Appleton & Co., 1857, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 14 x 19 cm), green or blue embossed boards and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, 415 pp. This book has 415 pages versus the 624 pages of the 1856 edition. There are an additional 8 page of advertisement for various Appleton books. The front and back boards have a blind embossed ornamental framework. The spine has gilt lettering and an illustration at the foot. The book has a total of 69 wood engravings. One engraving is a full page tissue guard protected frontispiece. The other 68 are merged in the text and range from full page (2) to 1/4 page in size. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The boards and spine are faded and there are rubbed areas on both the front and back board. The gilt decoration and lettering on the spine is faint but visible. The pages are aged but remain supple and not brittle. There is scattered light foxing throughout. The internal and external hinges are solid and unbroken. At the middle of the book, some of the signatures (page units) are strained and while there are no breaks in the binding they pull slightly apart when the book is opened flat. However, the binding is solid. Several pages have small dog ears at the tips. A near Very Good book.  #1857090927 - Sold

 
Recommended
  $300.00 1967 - Reprint of Narrative of the Expedition (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)   #1967160307a
[1967 Reprint]
Perry, Commodore M. C.,
Hawks, Francis L., compiler:
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan,Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy.

This three volume set was reprinted in 1967 by AMS Press - Arno Press. It is a facsimile edition in three volume set lacking only the charts that were printed at the end of Volume II in the original Narrative. Size is 4to with a black cloth cover. Vol. I: xvii + 537pp., Vol. II: 414pp. + facsimile of treaty + index, Vol. III: xliii + 705pp. Some sets have a separate slipcase of charts reproduced from those at the end of Vol. II but that is not in this set. The Bath House plate is reproduced.

The reprint is of the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer book of 1856. The page size is 21 x 27.8 cm (8 1/4 x 10 9/10 in). The page size format size for the 1856 editions is larger, 23 x 29 cm. Page thickness is 5.5 mm. The printing of all pages (including the lithograph plates in the original) is photogravure. The prints have an obvious fine screen of small dots which clearly distinguish them from lithography. The differences are so great that the prints from this book are easily distinguished from those in the original editions.

Short of spending several thousand dollars, this is the best way to enjoy the entire Narrative of the expedition as originally published in the 1856 editions. This is a very accurate reprint of the Beverley Tucker set except lacking the maps.

This is a heavy set weighing 25 pound packed. Shipment to outside the US will be quoted on request but will be $125.00 or more.

Condition. All volumes are Very Good+ condion with minor stains to the top and bottom outside edges. Otherwise no faults. A very clean and solid set.  #1967160307a -- $300.00

 
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1848 - Naval Scenes from the Mexican-American War, Henry Walke, Lithograph No. 1, M.C. Perry Related Art  Price on Request
1848 - Naval Scenes from the Mexican-American War, Henry Walke, Lithograph No. 3, M.C. Perry Related Art  Price on Request
1848 - Naval Scenes from the Mexican-American War, Henry Walke, Lithograph No. 4, M.C. Perry Related Art  Price on Request
1848 - Naval Scenes from the Mexican-American War, Henry Walke, Lithograph No. 7, M.C. Perry Related Art  Price on Request
1848 - Naval Scenes from the Mexican-American War, Henry Walke, Lithographs No. 1, 3, 4 and 7, as a unit  Price on Request
Naval Scenes in the Mexican War by H. Walke, Lieut. U.S. Navy, Nos. 1~8

Henry Walke's Classic Naval Lithograph Portfolio is perhaps the rarest American Naval print series. It is a series of eight plates depicting Naval actions in the Mexican War in the Spring and Summer of 1847. At this time Commodore M.C. Perry was in command of the Gulf Squadron conducting operations in the Mexican War. The first lithograph in the series shows the The U.S. Steam Frigate Mississippi which Perry would later employ as the centerpiece in his Japan Expedition squadron. Walke served in the war as the second in command of the U.S.S. Vesuvius, a bomb brig of the Gulf Squadron. During the war the Vesuvis participated in the blockade Laguna and supported landings at Tuxpan and Tabasco. Walke returned to the United States in October 1847 and immediately began work on his Naval lithograph portfolio. The lithographic prints were produced by the firm of Sarony and Major, New York. All of the lithographs were after original art by Walke and he personally rendered five of them onto the lithograph stones.

For more information on available lithographs from this series see below.

  • Naval Portfolio, No 1 (The U.S. Steam Frigate Mississippi, Comre. M.C. Perry), click here. Price on Request.
  • Naval Portfolio, No 3 (The U. States Steamers, Scorpion, Spitfire, Vixen and Scourge), click here. Price on Request.
  • Naval Portfolio, No 4 (The Attack of the Mexicans from the Chapperal), click here. Price on Request.
  • Naval Portfolio, No 7 (The Capture of the City of Tabasco), click here. Price on Request.

Condition. Each lithograph is in Fair to Good condition. See the individual pages for details regarding condition..

 
  O/S 1853 - Superb View of the US Japanese Squadron, Gleason's, February 1853  Out of Stock
Author Unstated:
Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Boston, February 12, 1853, Volume IV, No. 7, Whole No. 85, pages 97-112. The St Valentine's Day edition of the paper. Includes a two page (center page -- 15.75 x 22.75 in - 40 x 58 cm) engraving of the Perry Expedition Squadron. The engraving is titled, "A Superb View of the United States Japanese Squadron, Under the Command of Commodore Perry, Bound for the East." The engraving was by J.W. Orr from a drawing by Wade, both of New York. The engraving shows the ships assembled and most with full sail showing. Commodore Perry is seen standing in a long boat headed to board his flag ship, the Mississippi. The drawing was not based on an actual scene but represented the artist's conception of what the assembled squadron would have looked like. The engraving lists 12 ships of Perry's "United States Japanese Squadron." The ships are the Mississippi (Perry's Flag Ship), Vermont, Saratoga, St. Marys, Macedonian, Plymouth, Vandalia, Susquehanna, Princeton, Alleghany, Powhatan and Supply. In addition to the engraving there is a short article (60% of a 1/3 page) on the "Japan Expedition" which presents statistics about the ships of the squadron. For more information on this issue, click here.

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  $265.00 1853 - Thomas Allen Speech on the Japan Expedition  #1853090510
Allen, Thomas:
Japan, and the Expedition Thereto, of the United States, a Discourse Delivered Before the Missouri Historical Society in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Jefferson City on December 22, 1852, St Louis, Printed at the Missouri Republican Office, 1853, small 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in - 14 x 21.5 cm), 34 pp. I have not confirmed the as issued state of this publication. However, it appears to have been as a pamphlet with no soft or hard cover. Thomas Allen was a publisher and printer in Washington, DC, from 1837-42. At the time he gave this speech he was a state senator in Missouri. Allen was a entrepreneur and support of the transcontinental railroad. To see the cover and title page of this book, click here.

Condition. This pamphlet is a Good condition. It has been recently rebound in paper wraps. The title page has heavy foxing and toning. Internally, the pages have light foxing and toning. No marking or writing. The pages are supple, not brittle.  #1853090510 - $265.00

 
  $200.00 1855 - Message of the President of the United States Transmitting the Report on the Perry Expedition to Japan, Fair  #1855080425
Franklin, Pierce
Dobbin, J. C.
Perry, Matthew C:
Message of the President of the United States, Transmitting a Report of the Secretary of the Navy, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate of December 6, 1854, Calling for Correspondence &c., Relative to the Naval Expedition to Japan (U.S. 33d Congress, 2d Session, Senate Executive Document 34), 1855, Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 8vo (6 x 9 1/8 in - 15 x 24 cm), 195 pp, blindstamped embossed brown cloth, title on spine reads "Japan" - "Perry." This report on the expedition is unique in that it is primarily composed of a chronological compilation of letters (mostly Commodore Perry to/from the Secretary of the Navy) dealing with the day to day diplomatic, political and military matters that were in progress. The Message also includes such matters as sailing directions for various ports by Silas Bent and supplemental agreements entered into by Perry and the Government of Japan. This document preceded the publication of the three volume narrative of the expedition and is an invaluable supplementary resource regarding the Expedition. To see the covers and title page of this book, click here.

Condition. This book is a Fair condition. Covers are rubbed, scraped, spotted and aged. There is a repair at the top of the spine with some loss of the covering. There is a signature on the front pastedown. Heavy foxing and water staining throughout. Tear to the rear free endpaper.  #1855080425 - $200.00

 
  $40.00 1855 - Ballou's Article on the Rhode Island's Gift to Perry  #1855060124b
No Author Stated:
Ballou’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Boston, October 6, 1855, Volume IX, No. 14, Whole No. 222. The entire weekly issue runs from page 209 through page 224. The article which is titled "Testimonial to Commodore Perry" is on page 220. This is an account of a ceremony held on June 14, 1855 at the Statehouse in Rhode Island where Commodore Perry's role in the "Japan Expedition" was honored. During the course of the ceremony, Commodore Perry was presented an engraved silver tray which is illustrated in a woodcut engraving accompanying the article. Other articles and large engravings in this issue are An Inland Fishing Party, Falcone: The Mysteries of Mexico, East Room of Independence Hall, Philadelphia (1/2 page engraving), Voyage of an American Clipper (2 full pages with six 1/4 page illustrations of clipper ships), Honorable Charles H. Peaslee and Endicott and the English Ensign (full page engraving). To see the article on Commodore Perry, click here.

Condition. The issue is in Very Good condition. This is the complete issue for this week. It has been extracted from a bound volume. As is generally the case, there is a crease/fold in the middle. There are small tears and chipped areas around the edges.  #1855060124b - $40.00

 
  POR 1855 - "Passing the Rubicon" - from the E. Brown, Jr. Folio of 6 Prints
Brown, Eliphalet M. Jr. (Art and Publisher)
Heine, Wilhelm (Art):
"Passing the Rubicon" from the folio titled Illustrations of the Japan Expedition, 1855. A lithograph from a folio of six (6) large ("Elephant" folio) high quality hand colored lithographic prints (37 3/8 x 27 1/8 in - 95 x 69 cm) produced and published by Brown in 1855 and printed by the lithographic printer of Sarony & Co, New York. The lithograph reproduces a drawing by Wilhelm Heine. For more information on this print, click here.

Condition. The lithograph is in Good condition. Price on Request.

 
  $110.00 1855 - The Japan Expedition by J.W. Spalding, Rebound  1855110348
Spalding, J.W.:
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo, Redfield, New York, 1855, 12mo (5 x 7 1/2 in - 13 x 19 cm), rebound in blue cloth with gilt lettering laid down on the spine, frontispiece and 7 illustrations (all tinted lithographs), 2 pages of publisher's advertisements, 377 pp. To see the cover, title page and a representative plate, click here.

Condition. The book is rebound and in Good condition. The back cover has two stained areas. The binding is tight. The plates and text have moderate to heavy foxing and watertaining. $110.00 - 1855110348

 
$125.00 1855 - Bayard Taylor's Account of the Perry Expedition to Japan, Blue Covers, VG  #1855111207
Taylor, Bayard:
A Visit to India, China and Japan In The Year 1853, 1855, New York - G.P. Putnam & Co., London - Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855, 539 pp. with a black and white frontispiece (steel engraving), black and white illustrated (steel engraving) short title page, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, 8vo (5 x 7 3/4 in). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The frontispiece engraving and illustrated title page have very light foxing which is usual for this book Text pages are the bright and supple with only minor scattered light foxing. This book has a blue cloth cover (reported in blue, green, brown and red) with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The spine is darkened (sunned). The head and foot of the spine are softened and with minor fraying at the top and heavy fraying at the bottom. Corners are bumped and edges worn and bent/wrinkled. The front and back hinges (inner and outer are sound. There is an illustrated bookplate inside the front cover (John M.W. Pratt) which has been pasted over another piece of paper. A nice example of this book.  #1855111207 - $125.00

 
$120.00 1855 - Bayard Taylor's Account of the Perry Expedition to Japan, Brown Covers, VG  #1855080114
Taylor, Bayard:
A Visit to India, China and Japan In The Year 1853, 1855, New York - G.P. Putnam & Co., London - Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855, 539 pp. with a black and white frontispiece (steel engraving), black and white illustrated (steel engraving) short title page, brown cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, 8vo (5 x 7 3/4 in). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The frontispiece engraving and illustrated title page have light foxing which is usual for this book Text pages are the bright and supple with scattered light foxing. This book has a brown cloth cover (reported in green, brown, red & blue) with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The spine is lightly faded (sunned). The head and foot of the spine are softened and with minor fraying at the top and heavy fraying at the bottom. Corners are bumped and edges worn. The upper right corner on the front board is heavily scraped. The front and back hinges (inner and outer) are sound. A nice copy of this book.  #1855080114 - $120.00

 
$110.00 1855 - Bayard Taylor's Account of the Perry Expedition to Japan, Brown Covers, VG  #1855080626
Taylor, Bayard:
A Visit to India, China and Japan In The Year 1853, 1855, New York - G.P. Putnam & Co., London - Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855, 539 pp. with a black and white frontispiece (steel engraving), black and white illustrated (steel engraving) short title page, brown cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, 8vo (5 x 7 3/4 in). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front and back boards are lightly faded. The spine is heavily faded/sunned. The corners are bumped and lightly frayed and the head and foot of the spine are soft. The binding is solid. Internally the pages are clean and free of foxing, staining or marking. The paper is supple, not brittle.  #1855080626 - $110.00

 
$90.00 1855 - Bayard Taylor's Account of the Perry Expedition to Japan, Brown Covers, Good+  #1855080914b
Taylor, Bayard:
A Visit to India, China and Japan In The Year 1853, 1855, New York - G.P. Putnam & Co., London - Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855, 539 pp. with a black and white frontispiece (steel engraving), black and white illustrated (steel engraving) short title page, brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spine, 8vo (5 x 7 3/4 in). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The frontispiece engraving has one large area of foxing in the upper left margin. The balance of the book is virtually free of foxing or staining which is unusual for this book. Text pages are the clean and supple. This book has brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on the spine. The covers and spine are heavily faded. There is no decoration on the spine as sometimes found on these books. The head and foot of the spine are both chipped away for approximately .5 cm. Corners are bumped and edges worn. The front and back hinges (inner and outer) are sound.  #1855080914b - $90.00

 
$100.00 1855 - Bayard Taylor's Account of the Perry Expedition to Japan, Blue Covers  #1855080108d
Taylor, Bayard:
A Visit to India, China and Japan In The Year 1853, 1855, New York - G.P. Putnam & Co., London - Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1855, 539 pp. with a black and white frontispiece (steel engraving), black and white illustrated (steel engraving) short title page, blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, 8vo (5 x 7 3/4 in). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The frontispiece engraving and illustrated title page have heavy foxing which is usual for this book Text pages are the bright and supple with scattered moderate foxing. This book has a blue cloth cover (reported in green, brown, red & blue) with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. The spine is lightly faded (sunned). The head and foot of the spine are softened and with minor fraying at the top and heavy fraying at the bottom. Corners are bumped and edges worn. The front and back hinges (inner and outer) are sound.  #1855080108d - $100.00

 
  Restrikes Available Commodore M. C. Perry, Bronze Commemorative Medal (Early & Modern Restrikes)  
United States Mint:
There are a number of modern medals commemorating the Perry Expedition to Japan (Franklin Mint etc). However, this is a medal that is from the 19th century. This medal is inscribed with the date 1854 but that relates to the treaties Commodore Perry signed. The original medals were struck in 1856 by the Unites States Mint. The gold medal was given to Commodore Perry. There were 25 silver medals presented to key officers and personnel of the Expedition. Another 104 bronze medals were struck and given to other officers and key personnel and eventually the balance sold to the public. The medal has been restruck at the US mint over the years.

Early (c1891-c1916) and modern (mid-late 20th century) US Mint restrikes of the medal are available. For more information on these restrikes, click here.

 
  $100.00 1856 - Harper's New Monthly Articles on the Perry Expedition - Bound Volume XII, VG+  #1856080914b
Harper's New Monthly Magazine:
Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan, Harper's, New York, 1856, Volume XII, 441-466 pp (Issue # 70 - March, 1856) and 733-756 pp (Issue 72 - May, 1856), 8vo - 16.5 x 25 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in), double column, 37 woodcut illustrations. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covers have minor scrapes and rubs. The binding is sound with all hinges solid. There is virtually no foxing or toning. There is a small book binder's label at the bottom right of the inside front cover. A very solid and clean book.  #1856080914b - $100.00

 
  $95.00 1856 - Harper's New Monthly Articles on the Perry Expedition - Bound Volume XII, VG  #1856080331
Harper's New Monthly Magazine:
Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan, Harper's, New York, 1856, Volume XII, 441-466 pp (Issue # 70 - March, 1856) and 733-756 pp (Issue 72 - May, 1856), 8vo - 16.5 x 25 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in), double column, 37 woodcut illustrations. For more information on the articles, click here.

Condition. The overall condition of the two articles is Very Good. There are several scattered stain spots and areas of foxing. The covers are black (leather I believe) with gold lettering. The binding is tight. There are cuts and worn edges on the covers. There are also several (4 - 5) areas where larger pieces of the cover have been torn off (up to 1/8 x 3/4 in). #1856080331 - $95.00

 
  $75.00 1856 - Harper's New Monthly Articles (2)on the Perry Expedition - Extracted  #56011130a
Harper's New Monthly Magazine:
Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan, Harper's, New York, 1856, Volume XII, 441-466 pp (Issue # 70 - March, 1856) and 733-756 pp (Issue 72 - May, 1856), as above but extracted from the issues. For more information on the articles, click here.

Condition. The overall condition of the two articles is Very Good. There are scattered stain spots but no major foxing foxing. The paper is the typical tanish color. The issue has been written in pencil at the top of the first page of the first article.  #56011130a

 
  $35.00 1857 - Illustrated London News, June 20, 1857, Officers of The US Steam-Ship Susquehanna  #1857130528
Unstated:
Illustrated London News, London, June 20, 1857, Volume XXX, No. 864, pages 591-2. The front page and next page (pages 591 and 592) contain a woodcut illustration and article regarding the Steam Frigate Susquehanna. The woodcut illustration is titled "Officers and Marines of the United States Steam-Frigate 'Susquehanna.' Depicted are a Marine in regular uniform, a Marine in dress uniform, a Navy Captain, a Navy Lieutenant in full dress, a Navy Lieutenant in regular uniform and a Passed Midshipman. The article does not mention the Perry Expedition to Japan. However, the uniforms were contemporary with those worn when the Susquehanna participated in the Japan Expedition. The article discusses the role of the Susquehanna and the Niagara in laying down "...the electric cable between this country [England] and America. To see the woodcut and related article, click, here.

Condition. This is only two pages from the paper (pages 591 and 592). It has been extracted from a bound volume. There are small tears and chipped areas around the edges. There is minor foxing and the paper is supple. There are two areas of pencil writing at the tope of the first page.  #1857130528 - $35.00

 
  $395.00 1858 - Ringgold/Rogers Expedition, Heine, Vols 1 & 2  #1858020719
Heine, Wilhelm:
Die Expedition in die Seen von Japan, China und Ochotsk unter Commando von Commodore Calw. Ringgold und Commodore John Rodgers, im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten unternommen in den Jahren 1853 bis 1856, unter Zuziehung der officiellen Autoritäten und Quellen, Leipzig, Otto Burfurtt, 1858, German language. Volumes 1 and 2 combined in one book. Volume 1 - 330 pp, Vol 2 - 391 pp. Sixteen lithographic and engraved plates and 4 folding maps. Heine published this book on the North Pacific Expedition under Commander Cadwalader Ringgold. This expedition, which was primarily a surveying and exploring voyage, set sail in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The full page illustrations in this book depict Japanese and Chinese people and scenes and are all variants of illustrations (generally based on Heine's drawings) found in Volume 1 of the Narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan. The set includes a large folding map (in two parts) of the coast of China and Japan and maps of the North Pacific (showing Alaska) and other Pacific charts. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. It is complete (text, illustrations and maps). Internally there is significant foxing. The covers are worn. The spine is soft and frayed at head and foot and corners are bumped. The front hinge has been repaired. The maps have tears. Two bookseller/owner marks - "Jiuiya Book Store, Yokohama" & "Keitaro Mayeda, Tokio."   #1858020719 -- $395.00

 
  $200.00 c1901 - Albumen Photograph of the M.C. Perry Monument, Kurihama, Japan  #1901111019
Albumen Photograph:
This item is a sepia tone (not tinted or colored) albumen photograph of the M.C. Perry monument which dedicated at Kurihama (near Yokohama), Japan on July 14, 1901. The photograph is mounted on thick card stock. The image area measures 3 5/8 x 5 3/4 in (9.4 x 14 cm). The mount measures 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in (15.8 x 20.7 cm). The photograph is not dated. However, the same photograph was printed on a commemorative paper lantern which was distributed at the monument dedication ceremony on July 14, 1901. The photographer or photographic studio is not identified on the print or on the mount. Below the photograph is written: "Commodore Perry's Monument / Miss Hines." There are no markings or writing on the back. For more information on this item, click here.

Condition. The photograph is in Good condition. It is faded and has significant foxing. The mount has foxing and staining.  #1901111019 -- $200.00

 
  $38.00 ca 1904 - Leaflet No. 151, Old South Leaflets, Chapter 13 of Government Narrative  #1904120104
Old South Leaflets:
Old South Leaflets., No. 151. Commodore Perry's landing in Japan. From the "Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry," published, by order of Congress in 1856, Boston, Directors of the Old South Work, ca 1904, self-wraps, leaflet, staple bound, small 8vo, 28pp. The leaflet is a verbatim reprint of the text portion of Chapter 13 of Volume 1 of the Government published narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan. It covers the section of the narrative dealing with the Perry's first landing in Japan (July, 1853) and the subsequent presentation of the President's letter. The narrative from the text is followed by 1 1/4 page of commentary. This leaflet was also included in bound Volume VII, issues 151-175, which was published ca 1900. To see the front page of the leaflet, click here.

Condition. The leaflet is in Very Good condition. There is a tape revoval scrape on the first page. Otherwise free of faults.  #1904120104 -- $38.00

  $75.00 1905 - Logbook of the Captain's Clerk - Ex-Library  #05021107
Sewall, John S.:
The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas, Bangor, Maine, Charles H. Glass, 1905, 278 pp, small 8vo (14 x 20 cm, 5 1/2 x 8 in). Only illustration is the frontispiece (with tissue guard) picture of the USS Saratoga. White lettering and decoration on the front cover. Issued without a dust jacket. This is a memoir written by John S. Sewall who was serving as a Yeoman, Captain's Clerk, on the Saratoga during the period of Perry's expedition to Japan. The book was written more than 50 years after the events and is more of a memoir or account and not actually a day by day log. The Saratoga was already in the China Sea as part of the East India Squadron and protecting US shipping and interests when Perry arrived with the Mississippi in April of 1853. The Saratoga was diverted from its return to the US to participate in the Expedition to Japan. The first 1/3 of the logbook deals with events before the expedition.

Condition. Fine condition. Ex-Library with library name plate inside front cover, library handstamp on title page, small marking (partially removed) at foot of the spine and check out card and pocket on back end page (checked out once - in 1962) - no other library markings. The white lettering/decoration on the cover is very strong and free from the flaking often seen. Boards have very minor corner bumping. Very minor cover scuffs and discoloration. No dust jacket as issued. Contents Fine with no foxing, staining or toning - a very nice copy.  #05021107 -- $110.00

 
  $18.00 1905 - (1995 Reprint)- Logbook of the Captain's Clerk  #95010531
Sewall, John S.
Arthur Power Dudden (Editor):
The Logbook of the Captain's Clerk: Adventures in the China Seas, Chicago, R.R. Donnelley, 1995, hard cover, issued with no dust jacket, brown cloth, 10mo (4 1/2 x 7 in), 291 pp, 38 black and white and color illustrations, 12 maps. Contains a Publisher's Preface, List of Illustrations and Historical Introduction (i-cv - 42 pp). A majority of the illustrations are reproductions of lithographics in the original Narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan. This is one in a series of the Lakeside Classics.

Condition. Black cloth with gold lettering and publisher's seal. As New condition, no dust jacket as issued. #95010531 -- $18.00

 
  $150.00 1909 - Lord Ii Naosuke and New Japan  #1909130330
Akimoto Shunkichi
Nakamura Katsumaro (translator):
Lord Ii Naosuke and New Japan Translated and Adapted by Shunkichi Akimoto from Il Tairo To Kaiko by Katsumaro Nakamura, Tokyo, Bungakushi, 1909, 12mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 12 x 18.8 cm), black cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, four black and white frontisplates (2 collotype with tissue guards and 2 halftone), preface dated June 25, 1909 (i-iiii), 187 pp. Ii Naosuke was born into nobility in one of the most important fiefs in Japan and rose to positions of great power under the Shogun Tokugawa Iesada. Naosuke was a key figure in the turbulent period between 1853 and 1858 as Japan struggled to deal with the mounting American and foreign pressure to open its ports to foreign trade. Naosuke pursued a moderate position urging a peaceful resolution and a limited opening of Japan to foreign trade. These were turbulent times and his position was not popular within the Shogun's government or the general population. Despite strong opposition, Naosuke's views prevailed and a series of treaties were executed with America and other European powers which opened Japan, on a limited basis, to foreign trade. Naosuke was assassinated at the age of 44 in 1860 by opponents to his position on the opening of Japan. This book recounts Nasokue's life from his birth to death. It reviews the Japanese policy of seclusion prior to the arrival of Commodore Perry and the American squadron in 1853. The political power structure in Japan that dealt with the American initiate to open the country is outlined and Naosuke's key role in that structure is detailed. His activities supporting the opening of Japan and the subsequent treaties are covered. This book is a translation of a book titled Ii Naosuke to Kaiko (or "Ii Naosuke and the opening of the ports") by Akimoto Shunkichi which was published the same year. In that book the author noted "Lord Naosuke hitherto enshrouded in clouds of doubts, whose name was associated until quite recently with that of traitors and rebels, is now universally revered as that of a great patriot and statesman." For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers are lightly faded and the head and foot of spine soft. The binding is solid. There is a three line ink inscription on a front free page. There is light foxing on the front pages with the plates.  #1909130330 - $150.00

 
  $65.00 1909 - Commodore Perry and the Founding of Yokohama, 2 Picture Postcards  #1909080804
Commodore Perry and the Jubilie of the Founding of the Port of Yokohama. In 1909 the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce issued a two postcard set commemorating the founding of the Port of Yokohama. One of the postcards in this set featured images of Commodore Perry and Lord Tairo Li Naosuke. For more information on the postcard set click here.

Condition. The cards are in Very Good condition. Both are canceled to order (stamps canceled did not pass through the mails). The bronze Perry and Kaosuke images are dull and flat. The gold Yokohama seal is tarnished.   #1909080804 - $65.00

 
  $40.00 1925 - Photograph of the M.C. Perry Monument in Kurihama, Japan, May of 1925  #1925080326
Unstated:
New York, International Newsreel Photo, black and white photograph (8 x 10 in) of the M.C. Perry monument in Kurihama, Japan. Attached to the back is a mimeograph note reading: "Memorial marks spot where Commodore Perry First Landed in Japan. From Left to Right; - Major General Seichi Oi, Edgar A. Bancroft the American Ambassador to Japan and Capt. Minoru Kikuno, at the base of the monument marking the spot where Commodore Perry first landed in Japan. The monument was unveiled by Ambassador Bancroft on Memorial Day. A 6-15-25." The monument was actually dedicated in 1901 so it is unclear what "unveiled" means but it clearly is incorrect if it implies the monument was dedicated or "unveiled" for the first time. Ambassador Bancroft served as the Ambassador to Japan from November 19,1924 until his death in July of 1925. He died in office in Japan on July 27, 1925, only a few months after this photograph was taken. To see the photograph, click here.

Condition. The photograph is in Very Good condition. There are small tears in the margin and scraped areas in the image area.  #1925080326 - $40.00

 
  $50.00 1931 - Japanese Diary of Perry's Second Landing, TASJ Off-print  #1931100334a
Bakufu Official:
Diary of an Official of the Bakufu, reprinted from The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Second Series, Vol. VII, 1931, Tokyo, 8vo, card wraps, staple bound pamphlet, pages 98-119. This is a translation into English of a diary contained in the Gaiko Komon Sho, published by the Historigraphic Section of the Tokyo Imperial University. The author of the diary is not stated. The diary begins on 19th day of the "first month, seventy year of the Kayei Era" (February, 1854). It records the behind the scenes activities from the Japanese perspective regarding Commodore Perry's second landing and the execution of the treaty. The diary runs through the departure of Perry's squadron on May 13, 1854. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Good condition. The covers are soiled and chipped. The cover and first two pages have pulled away from the staple binding and are loose but not detached. The spine covering is cracked. The text is clean with no foxing, staining or marking.  #1931100334a - $50.00

 
  $130.00 1940 - Private Journal of J.G. Sproston, 1st Edition, VG+  #1940130613
Sproston, John Glendy (Journal Writer)
Kraus, S.J. (Introductory Note)
Sakanishi Shio (Editor):
A Private Journal of John Glendy Sproston, U.S.N., Tokyo, Sophia University, printed by Kyodo Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha, 1940, large 8vo (19 x 26 cm - 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in), red cloth, front cover blind stamped border, title in gilt on front board and spine, 19 black and white halftone plates (designated "Figures") on glossy paper, xii, 122 pp. The book was issued without a dust jacket. The book begins with "A brief note on our Early American-Japanese Relations Series" (pages i-iii) written by Dr. J.B. Kraus. The illustrations are sketches (some with manuscript annotations) by Sproston. A personal narrative of the Perry Expedition as recorded by a Midshipman on the Macedonian. Sproston recorded his journeys ashore and interactions of the Americans and Japanese. The journal starts in February 1854 in Yedo Bay (Perry's return to Japan to conclude the treaty - 2nd visit). It continues on to the mission to survey trip to Hakodade (via Shimoda) (May, 1854) and then the return to Shimoda (June, 1854). Next the journal recounts the visit to Formosa (July, 1854) then on to Manila (August, 1854). The book is an excellent means of viewing this portion of the expedition from the perspective of a junior Naval officer. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The text pages are the typical tan color. There are scrapes along the cover edges and the boards are lightly faded. No marking, writing, foxing or staining. #1940130613 - $130.00

 
  $120.00 1940 - Private Journal of J.G. Sproston, 1st Edition  #1940081010
Sproston, John Glendy (Journal Writer)
Kraus, S.J. (Introductory Note)
Sakanishi Shio (Editor):
A Private Journal of John Glendy Sproston, U.S.N., Tokyo, Sophia University, printed by Kyodo Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha, 1940, large 8vo (19 x 26 cm - 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in), red cloth, front cover blind stamped border, title in gilt on front board and spine, 19 black and white halftone plates (designated "Figures") on glossy paper, xii, 122 pp. The book was issued without a dust jacket. The book begins with "A brief note on our Early American-Japanese Relations Series" (pages i-iii) written by Dr. J.B. Kraus. The illustrations are sketches (some with manuscript annotations) by Sproston. A personal narrative of the Perry Expedition as recorded by a Midshipman on the Macedonian. Sproston recorded his journeys ashore and interactions of the Americans and Japanese. The journal starts in February 1854 in Yedo Bay (Perry's return to Japan to conclude the treaty - 2nd visit). It continues on to the mission to survey trip to Hakodade (via Shimoda) (May, 1854) and then the return to Shimoda (June, 1854). Next the journal recounts the visit to Formosa (July, 1854) then on to Manila (August, 1854). The book is an excellent means of viewing this portion of the expedition from the perspective of a junior Naval officer. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The text pages are the typical tan color. The corners are bumped and worn at the tips. The front board has a small concave bow (higher at the corner tips than in the middle). No marking, writing, foxing or staining. #1940081010 - $120.00

 
  $40.00 1940 - (1968 reprint) Private Journal of J.G. Sproston  #68011217
Sproston, John Glendy (Journal Writer)
Sakanishi, Shio (Editor)
Lensen, George Alexaneder (Forward by):
A Private Journal of John Glendy Sproston, U.S.N., Sophia University in Cooperation with Charles E. Tuttle Company, 128 pp, 1 foldout plate in color and 19 black and white plates, 17.7 x 26.4 cm (6 3/4 10 1/2 in (8vo), blue decorative design boards (hardboard-cardboard type) and off-white cloth spine with title printed in gold, issued with dust jacket. See above for details about the substance of the book. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. Fine condition with a Near Fine Dust Jacket (Price clipped and small sticker and price indication marked over in black ink). #68011217 - $40.00

 
  $70.00 1942 - Perry and Japan, An Account of the Empire  #1942050912
Mattice, Harold A.:
Perry and Japan, An Account of the Empire and an Unpublished Record of the Perry Expedition, published in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, New York, Bulletin #46, February 1942, New York Public Library, at pages 167-84. Also published by the Library in 1942 as a separate pamphlet (paper wraps - staple bound) of 20 pages with two unnumbered pages of black and white illustrations and one unnumbered page describing the illustrations. The illustrations are of a thirteen foot long Japanese scroll, in the possession of the New York Public Library, which was a contemporary record of the expedition. The first half of the publication traces the history of foreign involvement in Japan and brings it up to the Perry Expedition. The second half recounts key events of the expedition and goes through Perry's return to the United States and his death. The title is somewhat misleading. This is not an unpublished account of the expedition by a person who actually participated in it. Rather, it is a historical presentation of the circumstances leading up to the expedition and the expedition itself. It also contains a Japanese picture scroll depicting the expedition and I presume this is the basis for the title noting an "unpublished record." To see the cover and illustrations, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition. Cover and pages browning, inscription on free front page.  #1942070829 - $70.00

 
  $55.00 1942 - The Diary of Edward Yorke McCauley  #1942110126
McCauley, Edward Yorke (diary writer)
Cole, Allan B. (editor):
With Perry in Japan: The Diary of Edward Yorke McCauley, 1942, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 8vo, brown cloth, illustrated title page, 12 text illustrations, 126 pp. While Commodore Perry prohibited the keeping of diaries such as this, McCauley knowingly disregarded the prohibition. The first 34 pages are the editor's comments regarding McCauley and the Perry Expedition. This is followed by 102 pages (pages 35~126) of the McCauley diary. McCauley served as a Acting-Master aboard the Powhatan during the Expedition to Japan. His diary spans the period from February 13, 1853 through June 10, 1854 and provides first hand accounts of many key events during the expedition. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No dust jacket. There is a manuscript gift inscription dated 1946 on a free front paper. The inside back cover has a large scraped area.  #1942110126 - $55.00

 
  $95.00 1945 - Perry in Okinawa, Ross H. Gast  #1945100811
Gast, Ross H.:
Lew Chew or the Ryukyu Islands with Commodore Perry in 1853, additional title on the cover reads: Base of the United States Fleet for the First "Invasion" of Japan, Hollywood, CA, Murray & Gee, 1945, 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.7 x 19 cm), staple bound pamphlet, printed in sepia ink, numerous halftone reproductions of pictures and drawings, 3 maps, 26 pp. This pamphlet was written before the actual US invasion of Okinawa (April 1, 1945) as the author references the invasion of the Kerama islands which occurred in the last week in March of 1945. Gast discusses the Perry Expedition to Japan and the importance of Okinawa to that undertaking. Pages 19-26 contains the report that Dr. James Morrow made regarding the Agriculture of Lew Chew. This report was published in Volume II of the official government narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan. Most of the images found in the book are derived from lithographs and woodcut published in the official Government narrative. Two of the three maps are from the narrative. For a picture of the covers of this pamphlet, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition. The word "Pamphlet" is handstamped at the bottom left of the front cover.  #1945100811 - $95.00

  $100.00 1947 - A Scientist with the Perry Expedition  #1947030817
Morrow, James (MD) (journal writer):
Cole, Alan B. (editor),
A Scientist with Perry in Japan, The Journal of Dr. James Morrow, Richmond, The University of North Carolina Press - Chapel Hill (William Byrd Press, Inc.), 1947, 307 pp, 15 x 23 cm (6 x 9 in), 8vo, portrait of Dr. Morrow as frontispiece and 8 black and white photographic plates (4 pages with photographs front and back), beige cloth, issued with dust jacket. The dust jacket is illustrated with a reproduction of a lithograph from the official Narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan which is titled "Torigasaki, Yedo Bay." This is the day by day scientific journal of the Expedition's agriculturalist who studied plant specimens and agriculture in Singapore, China, Java, Okinawa & Japan during the expedition. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. No dust jacket. The book is in fine condition. Evidence of removal of a large label from the front pastedown. Owner's name handstampped on front end page. Internally very clean with no flaws of defects. Top corners lightly bumped and rubbed.  #1947030817 -- $100.00

  $40.00 1952 - Abridged Narrative  #1952040308
Perry, Matthew C.
Wallach, Sidney (Editor)
Morison, Samuel Eliot (Introduction):
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry., 1952, Coward - McCann, New York 8vo, 276 pp. This is an abridged version of the 1856 one (1) volume of the Abridged Narrative of the Perry Expedition which was first printed in 1856.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition with a Good+ price clipped dust jacket  #19520403082 -- $40.00

 
  $50.00 1954 - Abridged Narrative - with Dust Jacket  #52010312
Perry, Matthew C.
Wallach, Sidney (Editior)
Morison, Samuel Eliot (Introduction):
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry.

1954 Abridged Version. This is an abridged version of the 1856 one (1) volume of the Abridged Narrative of the Perry Expedition which was first printed in 1856. Printed by MacDonald, London. The same, in almost all respects, as the 1952 edition.

Condition. Very Good condition with dust jacket that is Good+, dust jacket has 1" x 1/4" tear in area of top at the spin and several chipped areas long the edges and a few scrapes outside the edges. Dust jacket protected by mylar protector. #54010325 -- $48.00

 
  $50.00 1951 - Zabriskie, Perry's Expedition to Japan, Monograph w DJ  #51010402
Zabriskie, George:
Perry's Expedition to Japan 1853-4, The Doldrums, Ormond Beach, FL, 1951, 26 pages, 14 b.w. illustrations, 5 1/2 x 8 in. There is a page where the author can address the monograph to a person by name. This page also provides a pre printed message and signature block. The monograph is often found with this page executed by the author. The back page states "Of this book 750 copies have been printed by the George Grady Press, New York, December 1951." This is a small, 26 page, monograph concerning Commodore Perry and his Expedition to Japan. Contains a detailed listing of the vessels in the expedition. The listing includes name, class, complement, tonnage and number of guns. The book provides a thumbnail sketch of the Expedition and includes 14 black and white full page to quarter page illustrations. The monograph is a reprint of an article in the Quarterly of the New-York Historical Society.

Condition. The book is Very Good+. It is sound with no faults. The dust jacket (red) is Very Good + without the usual fading on the spine. This book is addressed to an individual and signed by the author - "Geo. A. Zabriskie".

#51010402 -- $50.00

For more information and pics click on the Zabriskie book.

 
  $175.00 1952 - Bluejackets with Perry in Japan (1 volume edition), VG  #1952080429b
Lewis, John R. C.
Allen, William B.
Graff, Henry F. (Introduction & Editor):
Bluejackets with Perry in Japan, A day-by-day account kept by Master's Mate John R.C. Lewis and Cabin Boy William B. Allen, edited and introduced by Henry F. Graff, 1952, New York Public Library, 8vo, hardcover edition bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 181 pp. From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volumes 54, Nos. 8-10 and Volumes 55, Nos. 1-7. This book was originally issued is a 10 part series published consecutively in the bulletin from August of 1950 through July of 1951 in 8vo soft cover format. There are a total of 179 pages in the 10 part set. The bound volume contains 181 pp. The 10 parts are reprinted in book form with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine. The bound book carries 1952 on the title page and a frontispiece sketch by John R.C. Lewis. In the first three parts, Graff sets the historical and political background leading up to the Expedition to Japan by Perry. This is a comprehensive and well documented discussion and provides detailed notes, with references, for those interested in further research. Graff also introduces the two individuals (John R.C. Lewis and William B. Allen) that kept the logs, journals and memorandum that form the basis for the remaining 7 parts. Graff then merges the accounts from these two men in chronological order. Further, through notes he amplifies and explores matters raised by the accounts. The accounts of Lewis and Allen provide a perspective into the expedition you will not find in the official narrative. While the accounts are more restrained that other unofficial accounts, they do provide the perspective of the expedition from the sailor's point of view where there is no political agenda being pursued. This book is the 10 parts bound into one book. For more information, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The author's name is hand stamped on a front free endpaper. A Internally very clean and free of markings or writing.  1952080429b - $175.00

 
  $125.00 1952 - Bluejackets with Perry in Japan (1 volume edition), VG-  #1952100947
Lewis, John R. C.
Allen, William B.
Graff, Henry F. (Introduction & Editor):
Bluejackets with Perry in Japan, A day-by-day account kept by Master's Mate John R.C. Lewis and Cabin Boy William B. Allen, edited and introduced by Henry F. Graff, 1952, New York Public Library, 8vo, hardcover edition bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 181 pp. From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volumes 54, Nos. 8-10 and Volumes 55, Nos. 1-7. This book was originally issued is a 10 part series published consecutively in the bulletin from August of 1950 through July of 1951 in 8vo soft cover format. There are a total of 179 pages in the 10 part set. The bound volume contains 181 pp. The 10 parts are reprinted in book form with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine. The bound book carries 1952 on the title page and a frontispiece sketch by John R.C. Lewis. In the first three parts, Graff sets the historical and political background leading up to the Expedition to Japan by Perry. This is an comprehensive and well documented discussion and provides detailed notes, with references, for those interested in further research. Graff also introduces the two individuals (John R.C. Lewis and William B. Allen) that kept the logs, journals and memorandum that form the basis for the remaining 7 parts. Graff then merges the accounts from these two men in chronological order. Further, through notes he amplifies and explores matters raised by the accounts. The accounts of Lewis and Allen provide a perspective into the expedition you will not find in the official narrative. While the accounts are more restrained that other unofficial accounts, they do provide the perspective of the expedition from the sailor's point of view where there is no political agenda being pursued. This book is the 10 parts bound into one book. For more information, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The boards are slightly mottled/discolored. The front free page contains what appears to be the editor's gift inscription which reads: "May 1952, For Henry with high regard and warm affection. Henry" A Internally very clean and free of markings or writing. Slight musty smell.  1952100947 - $125.00

 
  $120.00 1952 - Bluejackets with Perry in Japan (1 volume edition), VG  #1952110302
Lewis, John R. C.
Allen, William B.
Graff, Henry F. (Introduction & Editor):
Bluejackets with Perry in Japan, A day-by-day account kept by Master's Mate John R.C. Lewis and Cabin Boy William B. Allen, edited and introduced by Henry F. Graff, 1952, New York Public Library, 8vo, hardcover edition bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 181 pp. From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volumes 54, Nos. 8-10 and Volumes 55, Nos. 1-7. This book was originally issued is a 10 part series published consecutively in the bulletin from August of 1950 through July of 1951 in 8vo soft cover format. There are a total of 179 pages in the 10 part set. The bound volume contains 181 pp. The 10 parts are reprinted in book form with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine. The bound book carries 1952 on the title page and a frontispiece sketch by John R.C. Lewis. In the first three parts, Graff sets the historical and political background leading up to the Expedition to Japan by Perry. This is an comprehensive and well documented discussion and provides detailed notes, with references, for those interested in further research. Graff also introduces the two individuals (John R.C. Lewis and William B. Allen) that kept the logs, journals and memorandum that form the basis for the remaining 7 parts. Graff then merges the accounts from these two men in chronological order. Further, through notes he amplifies and explores matters raised by the accounts. The accounts of Lewis and Allen provide a perspective into the expedition you will not find in the official narrative. While the accounts are more restrained that other unofficial accounts, they do provide the perspective of the expedition from the sailor's point of view where there is no political agenda being pursued. This book is the 10 parts bound into one book. For general information on this book, click here. To see the covers of this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine is sunned. There is a repaired tear on the frontisplate. The front free page contains what appears to be the editor's gift inscription which reads: "14 May 1952 / For George / with highest regard / Henry" A Internally very clean and free of markings or writing.  1952110302 - $120.00

 
  $85.00 1952 - Bluejackets with Perry in Japan (1 volume edition), ex-Library  #1953030839
Lewis, John R. C.
Allen, William B.
Graff, Henry F. (Introduction & Editor):
Bluejackets with Perry in Japan, A day-by-day account kept by Master's Mate John R.C. Lewis and Cabin Boy William B. Allen, edited and introduced by Henry F. Graff. From the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, Volumes 54, Nos. 8-10 and Volumes 55, Nos. 1-7. This is a 10 part series published consecutively in the bulletin from August of 1950 through July of 1951. There are a total of 179 pages. The issued format was 8vo, soft cover. The 10 parts are found bound in book form with blue cloth boards and gilt lettering on the spine. The bound book carries 1952 on the title page and a frontispiece sketch by John R.C. Lewis. In the first three parts, Graff sets the historical and political background leading up to the Expedition to Japan by Perry. This is an comprehensive and well documented discussion and provides detailed notes, with references, for those interested in further research. Graff also introduces the two individuals (John R.C. Lewis and William B. Allen) that kept the logs, journals and memorandum that form the basis for the remaining 7 parts. Graff then merges the accounts from these two men in chronological order. Further, through notes he amplifies and explores matters raised by the accounts. The accounts of Lewis and Allen provide a perspective into the expedition you will not find in the official narrative. While the accounts are more restrained that other unofficial accounts, they do provide the perspective of the expedition from the sailor's point of view where there is no political agenda being pursued. This book is the 10 parts bound into one book. For more information, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. This is an ex-Library book. It has library markings on the front cover, spine and handstamped marks on the fep, title page, top edge (blacked out) and inside the back cover. There is a library card pocket on a fep and evidence of removal of a pocket on the back of the front cover. Internally very clean and free of markings or writing.  1952030839 - $85.00

 
  Sold 1953 - The Commodore Perry Centennial Issue, Okinawa, 1853-1953, Vol II  1953041225
Yamada, Shinzan:
The Commodore Perry Centennial Issue, Okinawa, Volume II, 1853-4, Commemorating 100 Years of Ryukyuan American Friendship, by Shinzan Yamada, Shuri, Okinawa, University of the Ryukyus Foundation, 1953, 30 numbered pages (60 if you count front and back). Yellow cloth with a gold embossed front cover. Cover size - 26 x 35 cm -- 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. This book is in the format of an album with stiff covered boards. There is no cover on the spine except for two inch strips at the top and bottom of the spine. The contents of the book are tied to the front and back cover with ribbon. The book was issued without a dust jacket. In this book the artist recreates people, places and religious/cultural beliefs as they were at the time of Commodore Perry's visit in 1853. There are 30 (14 in color) tipped in halftone illustrations reproducing Yamada's paintings. For more information, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. Covers are lightly soiled with a few stain spots and minor scrapes. There is a small gouged area on the front cover near the bottom string tie. Front and back free pages have the normal heavy toning. Internally very clean. A few of the tipped in pictures have creases. There are three rice paper type free papers that give more information on illustrations. - Out of Stock

This is the second book by Mr. Yamada, for more information on his first book (Okinawa, Her Beauties and Traditions, No. 1), click here.

 
  $300.00 1953 - Commodore Perry's Expedition to Hakodate, May 1854, 2 Volumes & Wrap Around Case  #1953120517
Kojima, Matajiro
Commodore Perry's Expedition to Hakodate, May 1854, A Private Account with Illustrations, Hakodate, Japan, Hakodate Kyodo Bunkakai (Hakodate Cultural Association), 1953, 2 volumes, large 12mo (5 7/8 x 8 1/4 in - 15 x 21  cm), purple stiff paper wraps, bound Japanese style with string ties, double fold pages printed on both sides, paste on titles in English and Japanese, accompanying string tie folding case. The volumes are not numbered but contain 276 pages on 138 double folded pages. One volume consists of a 174 page facsimile manuscript of Kojima's original journal/record of the Perry call at Hakodate in March of 1854. Illustrations (50) are incorporated into the manuscript. Many are hand colored. There is also a map which spans two pages and folds out an additional page. The other volume consists of an English translation of the Kojima journal and a Japanese language typeset version. This volume has 102 pages. Both volumes have numbers inscribed in the colophon. The number of sets actually issued is not specified however. I have reviewed a copy bearing number 557. The author of this account, Matajiro Kojima, was a lower level Government official present during the visit of Perry's ships to Hakodate which was designated as one of the open ports in the treaty just completed. The account gives the Japanese reactions to Perry's visit as well as a description of the behavior of the Americans. While Kojima's reaction to the American visitors was not totally negative, he did report some unpleasant aspects. For more information on this set, click here.

Condition. The two volumes are in Fine+ conditon with no faults. The wrap-around case is in Fine conditon with light fading and a mauscript ink signature on the inside of the first folding panel.  #1953100139 - $300.00

 
  $70.00 1955 - Russian Expedition to Japan, 1852-1855  #1955050611
Lensen, George Alexander:
Russia's Japan Expedition of 1852 to 1855, Florida, University of Florida Press Book (Rose Printing Company), 1955, 8vo, black cloth, 4 pages of black and white illustrations, frontispiece portrait of Admiral Putiatin, illustrated end papers, extensive footnotes and bibliography, issued with dust jacket, 208 pp. Chronicles the Russian expedition to Japan by Admiral Putiatin during the same time as Perry's expedition to Japan.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition..  #1955050611 - $70.00

 
  $60.00 1962 - Opening of Japan - Admiral Preble, Fine, w VG DJ  #1962080115
Preble, George Henry, Rear Admiral, USN,
Szczesniak, Boleslaw (editor):
The Opening of Japan, A Diary of Discovery in the Far East, 1853-1856, printed by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1962, xxvi, 453 pages, 12 black and white plates, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 (8vo - medium octavo), issued with dust jacket. The black and white plates are published back to back. Five of them are reproductions of lithographs from the original narrative. George Henry Preble was a Lieutenant serving aboard the U.S.S. Macedonia, one of the ships on Perry's expedition. He recorded his journey in a day by day diary (under the guise of letters to his wife). This book is a reprint of that manuscript diary. Since Commodore Perry had banned the exchange of information about the expedition by members and declared that any private notes or journals belonged to the government, Preble's account actually violated the order. Preble's diary offers views of events that are not in harmony with the official Narrative.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition.  #1962080115 - $60.00

 
  $45.00 1962 - Opening of Japan - Admiral Preble, Fine, No DJ  #1962070604
Preble, George Henry, Rear Admiral, USN,
Szczesniak, Boleslaw (editor):
The Opening of Japan, A Diary of Discovery in the Far East, 1853-1856, printed by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1962, xxvi, 453 pages, 12 black and white plates, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 (8vo - medium octavo), issued with dust jacket. The black and white plates are published back to back. Five of them are reproductions of lithographs from the original narrative. George Henry Preble was a Lieutenant serving aboard the U.S.S. Macedonia, one of the ships on Perry's expedition. He recorded his journey in a day by day diary (under the guise of letters to his wife). This book is a reprint of that manuscript diary. Since Commodore Perry had banned the exchange of information about the expedition by members and declared that any private notes or journals belonged to the government, Preble's account actually violated the order. Preble's diary offers views of events that are not in harmony with the official Narrative.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. No dust jacket.  #1962070604 - $45.00

 
  $125.00 1963 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 1st - Private - Edition, w DJ, Fine/VG, w/ Order Form Flyer  #1963150310
Statler, Oliver
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1963, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued in 1,500 copies for private distribution to members and friends of the Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York (not for sale). White textured paper over boards, with black silk backstrip lettered in white. No price on dust jacket and no correction in the text.

This book consists of a 30 page introductory essay regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and 40 internal pages of the actual scrolls that were painted documenting his visit to Shimoda in 1854. Color scroll paintings are also on the inside of the front and back cover extending across to the adjoining page. Each painting has been translated and comments based on contemporary records provided. In the comments it is noted that these paintings fall in the category of folk art and typical of this art, the foreigners were depicted as they were "supposed" to look rather than the way they really were.

The book was promoted with a single sheet illustrated flyer/order form. The front of the flyer essentially is the dust jacket of the book with an order form added. The back of the flyer contains information on the book and Oliver Statler. It states a price of $6.50. This flyer is present with this book. To see this flyer, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition with no faults. The Dust Jacket is Very Good, it has several points of wear and small edge tears, light soiling, a few small stain spots. To see the dust jacket, book covers, title page and limitation statement, click here. The promotional flyer has been foiled in half vertically and then in thirds horizontally. It is thus reduced to the size of a small envelope.  #1963150310 - $125.00

For general information on the book, click here.

 
  $115.00 1963 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 1st - Private - Edition, w DJ, Fine/VG  #1963130702
Statler, Oliver
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1963, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued in 1,500 copies for private distribution to members and friends of the Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York (not for sale). White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white. No price on dust jacket and no correction in the text.

This book consists of a 30 page introductory essay regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and 40 internal pages of the actual scrolls that were painted documenting his visit to Shimoda in 1854. Color scroll paintings are also on the inside of the front and back cover extending across to the adjoining page. Each painting has been translated and comments based on contemporary records provided. In the comments it is noted that these paintings fall in the category of folk art and typical of this art, the foreigners were depicted as they were "supposed" to look rather than the way they really were.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition with no faults. The Dust Jacket is Very Good, it has several points of wear and small edge tears, light soiling, a few small stain spots. To see the dust jacket, book covers, title page and limitation statement, click here  #1963130702 - $115.00

For general information on the book, click here.

 
  $105.00 1963 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 1st - Private - Edition, w DJ, Fine/VG-  #1963140116
Statler, Oliver
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1963, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued in 1,500 copies for private distribution to members and friends of the Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York (not for sale). White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white. No price on dust jacket and no correction in the text.

This book consists of a 30 page introductory essay regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and 40 internal pages of the actual scrolls that were painted documenting his visit to Shimoda in 1854. Color scroll paintings are also on the inside of the front and back cover extending across to the adjoining page. Each painting has been translated and comments based on contemporary records provided. In the comments it is noted that these paintings fall in the category of folk art and typical of this art, the foreigners were depicted as they were "supposed" to look rather than the way they really were.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition with no faults. The Dust Jacket is Very Good-, it has several points of wear and small edge tears, heavy soiling, a few small stain spots. To see the dust jacket and book covers click here  #1963140116 - $105.00

For general information on the book, click here.

 
  $100.00 1963 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 1st - Private - Edition, w DJ, VG/VG  #1963080523a
Statler, Oliver
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1963, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued in 1,500 copies for private distribution to members and friends of the Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York (not for sale). White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white. No price on dust jacket and no correction in the text.

This book consists of a 30 page introductory essay regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and 40 internal pages of the actual scrolls that were painted documenting his visit to Shimoda in 1854. Color scroll paintings are also on the inside of the front and back cover extending across to the adjoining page. Each painting has been translated and comments based on contemporary records provided. In the comments it is noted that these paintings fall in the category of folk art and typical of this art, the foreigners were depicted as they were "supposed" to look rather than the way they really were.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition, sound with no faults. The Dust Jacket is Very Good, it has several points of wear and small edge tears, light soiling, a few small stain spots.  #1963080523a - $100.00

For general information on the book, click here.

 
  $45.00 1963 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 1st - Private - Edition, w DJ, VG/Poor  #1963130917
Statler, Oliver
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1963, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued in 1,500 copies for private distribution to members and friends of the Japan Societies of San Francisco and New York (not for sale). White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white. No price on dust jacket and no correction in the text.

This book consists of a 30 page introductory essay regarding the Perry Expedition to Japan and 40 internal pages of the actual scrolls that were painted documenting his visit to Shimoda in 1854. Color scroll paintings are also on the inside of the front and back cover extending across to the adjoining page. Each painting has been translated and comments based on contemporary records provided. In the comments it is noted that these paintings fall in the category of folk art and typical of this art, the foreigners were depicted as they were "supposed" to look rather than the way they really were.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition, there are scraped areas on the title page. The Dust Jacket is in Poor condition with numerous scraps, chips, toned and stained areas. There are breaks along the area next to the spine and they have been repaired by scotch tape applied to the inside of the dust jacket. To see the dust jacket and title page, click here.  #1963130917 - $45.00

For general information on the book, click here.

 
Recommended
  $55.00 1964 - Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark, 2nd - Public - Edition, w DJ  #64010410a
Oliver Statler
Lane, Dr. Richard (translations):
The Black Ship Scroll, Weathermark (John Weatherhill), Tokyo, hard cover, 1964, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued for public sale/distribution. White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white.

Description as above.

Condition. The book is Fine. The Dust Jacket is Very Good (-) with rub spots, light soiling and price clipped. #64010410a -- $55.00

For more information and pictures click on The Black Ship Scroll.

 
  $55.00 1964 - Black Ship Scroll, Tuttle, 2nd - Public - Edition, w DJ  #1964011007
Oliver Statler (translations by Dr. Richard Lane):
The Black Ship Scroll, Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, VT, hard cover, 1964, 5 1/4 x 10 1/4, issued for public sale/distribution. White textured paper over boards, with black cloth backstrip lettered in white.

Description as above.

Condition. The book is Very Good+. It is sound with no faults. The Dust Jacket is Very Good (-), it has several points of wear, the price is clipped and there are small areas of chipping and light toning. Book has a gift inscribion. #1964011007 -- $55.00

For more information and pictures click on The Black Ship Scroll.

 
  $22.00 1966-9 - Dawson's Foreigners in Japan Catalogues  #66011212
Dawson's Book Shop:
Foreigners in Early Japan: Paintings, Prints, Books; Including a Remarkable Perry Scroll and Scroll of Russians in Japan, 1853-1855, Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles 1966-1969, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 3 different soft cover catalogues (#354, #363-Part II and #386-Part III) bound into one hardback book (green cloth), 136 pp., 300+ black and white photos, primarily of scrolls. This book is an wonderful reference for numerous prints, paintings and books related to foreigners in early Japan. It resents an amazing array of material and is a valuable reference for Japanese prints, paintings, painted scrolls and books relating to this period in Japan and the foreign visitors to Japan of this period.

Condition. The book is As New. No dust jacket.  #66011212 -- $22.00

 
  $36.00 1967 - The Expedition Press & Shipboard Theatre  #1967080222
Morison, S.E.:
Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition Press and Shipboard Theatre, published in The Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 77, Part I, at the semi-annual meeting held in Boston on April 19, 1967, Worcester, Massachusetts, American Antiquarian Society, 1967, 8vo, gray paper wraps, no illustrations, 9 pages (pages 35-43) of a 190 page publication. Morison discusses the Japan Expedition Press which was used to publish information for the expedition crew, disseminate sailing instructions and other information regarding harbors and coasts to other ships (even outside the expedition) and publish playbills for onboard theatrical productions. It appears that these theatrical productions were almost entirely black minstrel type shows produced by junior members of the crew. Morison documents 12 items produced by the "Japan Expedition Press." One such item was a 2 page "Japan Expedition Press" document published on May 1, 1854 which included the President's letter to the Emperor of Japan and a translation of the Japanese reply to that letter. Another was a "Japan Expedition Press" publication dated July 15, 1854 with the Compact with the Kingdom of Lew Chew. In total, Morison documents 3 playbills (often titled "Ethiopian Concert") and 9 other "Japan Expedition Press" publications.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No markings or stains. Pages 37 & 38 have a crease in the bottom margin  #1967080222 - $36.00.

 
  ~Sold~ 1968 - Japan Expedition - Smithsonian (F), with DJ (F)  #68010924
Perry, Matthew C. [edited by Roger Pineau with introduction by Samuel Eliot Morison]:   
The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854; the Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry. This one volume work was published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, in 1968. The book has 241 pages with 30 black & white illustrations and 49 color plates. The cover is blue cloth and it measures 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches (21½cm x 28½cm). The book offers a very interesting personal perspective (the Commodore's) of the events described in the official Narrative of the expedition. Perry's journal was incorporated into the official Narrative of the expedition. However, certain personal matters were omitted and numerous drawings were not made a part of the official Narrative. These are contained in this book. The book also has an appendix with President Filmore's letter to the Emperor of Japan (Appendix A) and the reply to the letter. You also find a list of the ships of the expedition (Appendix B) and the Officers and Chief Petty Officers (Appendix C). For more information on the book click here.

Condition. The book is Fine and the dust jacket are Fine.  #68010924 -- Sold

 
  $75.00 1968 - Japan Expedition - Smithsonian, with DJ  #68010907
Perry, Matthew C. [edited by Roger Pineau with introduction by Samuel Eliot Morison]:   
The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854; the Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry.. As above

Condition. The book is Fine (gift inscription page opposite inside cover) and the Dust Jacket is VG with small pieces missing, tears/pieces missing along the edges and price clipped.  #68010907 -- $75.00

 
  $80.00 1970 - Meiji Japan Through Contemporary Sources, 1844-1882  #1970071204
Center for East Asian Cultural Studies:
Meiji Japan Through Contemporary Sources, 1844-1882, Volume Two, Tokyo, 1970, The Toyo Bunko/Center for East Asian Cultural Studies, text in English, 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket, 235 pp. The book is a compilation of 41 letters and documents ranging from an 1844 letter from the King of Holland urging the opening of Japan to an 1882 prospectus regarding the establishment of the Liberal Party which became Japan's first political party. The book contains a letter (Item II-C) dated July 14,1853 alleged to be from Commodore Perry which is the source of the "White Flag" controversy. In this letter Perry refers to a white flag already presented to the Japanese and demands that they raise it to show "reconciliation" and thereby stop him from using force to open the country. This letter is sourced to a 1910 document and not the original document. A letter by Tokugawa Nariaki dated August 7, 1853 (Item II-D) presents in detail the anti-opening views that existed in Japan as Perry's initiatives to open that country were in progress. This letter is sourced to the same 1910 publication.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition.  #1970071204 - $80.00

 
  $50.00 1970 - William Heine Watercolors, Japan Expedition, Tokyo Exhibition  #1970150510
Pineau, Roger:
The Heine Watercolors, The Japan Expedition 1852-1855 of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, As Exhibited in the Residence, American Embassy, Tokyo, 1970, Smithsonia Institution Press, c1970, horizontal 8vo (8 x 12 in - 20.5 x 31 cm, dark green thick card covers with gilt lettering and decoration, staple bound, text in English and Japanese, 6 full page color illustrations and 1 full page black and white illustration, 16 pp. The first text page is the title page, the next page is a discussion of the six color Watercolors prepared by Willliam Heine from the Japan Expedition. These six illustration were the basis for the six elephant folio lithographs published for public sale (see here). The size of each watercolor is give. Inside the back cover, the name of the owner(s) of each item is given. As a general rule they are 17-18 x 32-33 inch. The black and white full page illustration is of the lithograph cover sheet for the Illustrations of the Japan Expedition. The six full page color illustrations are of Heine watercolors titled:
  1. Return of Commodore Perry, Officers and Men of the Squadron from an Official Visit to the Prince Regent at Suri, Capitol of Lew Chew, June 6th 1853.
  2. Passing the Rubicon, Lieut. S. Bent in Mississippi's First Cutter Forcing His Way Through a Fleet of Japanese Boats While Surveying the Bay of Yedo, Japan, July 11th 1853.
  3. First Landing of Americans in Japan, Under Commodore M. C. Perry, July 14th 1853.
  4. Landing of Commodore Perry, Officers and Men of the Squadron, to Meet the Imperial Commissioners at Yoku-Hama, Japan, March 8th 1854.
  5. Landing of Commodore Perry, Officers and Men of the Squadron to Meet the Imperial Commissioners at Simoda, Japan, June 8th 1854.
  6. Exercise of the Troops in Temple Grounds, Simoda, Japan. In presence of the Imperial Commissioners, June 8th, 1954.
To see the cover and title page, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. There is a crease at the bottom right corner which runs several pages to the back cover.  #1970150510" - $50.00

 
  $425.00 1973 - Scholarly Resources, 1973 Reprints, Key Books on Japan  #1973080550
Various Authors:
SR, Scholarly Resources Inc, Wilmington, Deleware, twenty-two, 1973 reprints of key Japan related books, all books 8vo, unformily bound in black cloth with the title and author in red on the spine, some books have decoration in red (the rising sun) on the front board. Each book starts with the reprint title page, this is followed by publication information to include the name of the publisher and the publication date of first published edition of the book. For more information on this set, click here.

The twenty-two repints are:

    Books relating to the Perry Expedition to Japan (Reprints).

  1. The Americans In Japan: An Abridgement of the Government Narrative of the U.S. Expedition to Japan, Under Commodore Perry by Robert Tomes, 415 pp. First published in 1857

  2. Documents and Facts Illustrating the Origin of The Mission To Japan, Authorized by Government of the United States, May 10th, 1851 and which finally resulted in the Treaty Concluded by Commodore M.C. Perry, U.S. Navy by Aaron Haight Palmer, 22 pp. First published in 1857.

  3. A Journal of the Perry Expedition to Japan (1853-1854); Transactions of The Asiatic Society of Japan. Vol XXXVII, Part II by S Wells Williams edited by his son, F.W. Williams, 259 pp. First published in 1910.

  4.  
    All other books (Reprints).

  5. Japan: As it Was and Is, Hildreth, 1855.
  6. Japan and Her People, Steinmetz, 1859.
  7. Nine Years In Nipon: Sketches of Japanese Life and Manners, Faulds, 1885.
  8. The Intercourse Between The United States and Japan; An Historical Sketch, Inazo Nitobe, 1891.
  9. Glimpses of the Orient; The Manners, Customs, Life and History of the People of China, Japan and Corea, White, 1897.
  10. Under the Dragon Flag, Allan, 1898.
  11. Kinse Shiriaku. A History of Japan, From the First Visit of Commodore Perry in 1853 to the Capture of Hakodate by the Mikado's Forces in 1869, Translated by Satow, 1906.
  12. The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Bisland, 1910.
  13. The Story of Old Japan, Longford, 1910.
  14. The Japanese Nation; Its Land, Its People and Its Life, Nitobe, 1912.
  15. The Far East Unveiled; An Inner History of Events in Japan and China in the Year 1916, Coleman, 1916.
  16. Japan at First Hand; Her Islands, Their People, The Picturesque, The Real, Clarke, 1918.
  17. The Making of Modern Japan, An Account of the Progress of Japan From Pre-Feudal Days to Constitutional Government & the Position of a Great Power, Gubbins, 1922.
  18. Japan and the California Problem by T. Iyenaga and Kenoske Sato, 249 pp. First published in 1921.
  19. Japan in Crisis; An Englishman's Impressions by H. Vere Redman, 223 pp. First published in 1935.
  20. The First Japanese Mission to America (1860); Being a Diary Kept By a Member of the Embassy, translated into English by Fukuyama & Jackson, 1937.
  21. Aliens in the East; A New History of Japan's Foreign Intercourse, Wildes, 1937.
  22. Japan and the United States 1790 - 1853, Sakamki, 1939.
  23. London To Tokyo, Sir Tilley, 1942.

Condition. The books are in Fine to As New condition. Occasional blemish on the covers. Internally in As New condition. Heavy set (38 lbs packed) and postage will be quoted based upon destination. Book rate to a US address starts at $25.00. Mailing outside the US is probably cost prohibitive ($175.00 and up).  #1973080550 - $425.00

 
  $22.00 1975 - Voyage of the Sea Serpent, 1854-1855  #1975050826
Gregory, Hugh McCulloch (journal writer)
Burgess, Robert H. (editor):
The Sea Serpent Journal, Hugh McCulloch Gregory's Voyage Around the World in a Clipper Ship, 1854-55, New Port News, VA, University Press of Virginia, Mariners Museum, 1975, 8vo, blue cloth, illustrated dust jacket, chart endpapers, 24 black and white illustrations, 1 fold-out plate showing the 32 different sails on the clipper ship Sea Serpent, 142 pp. This is the log of a sailor aboard the "extreme clipper" Sea Serpent. It covers the ship's voyage around the world starting February 24, 1854 and ending on February 16, 1855. The voyage started with the New York to San Francisco route. It then proceeded across the Pacific, via Hawaii, to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The return route took her around the Cape of Good Hope and across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans back to New York. An excellent day by day account of life aboard a great clipper ship as she plied the New York, San Francisco and China trade. The journal is even more interesting because the voyage intersects in the China Seas and Hong Kong with the Perry Expedition squadron which had just successfully completed the Japan Expedition. The Sea Serpent arrived at Hong Kong on August 21, 1854. Gregory noted that nine American naval ships were in the Hong Kong Harbor at that time (Mississippi, Susquehanna, Powhatan, Macedonian, Vincennes, Supply, John Hancock, Porpoise and J. Fenimore Cooper). To see the dust jacket, click here. ISBN 0-8139-0589-3.

Condition. The book is in As New condition.  #1975050826 - $22.00

 
  $40.00 1976 - Okinawa Naval Mission  #1976040301
Rubenstein, I.H.:
Okinawa Naval Mission, Chicago, Waldain Press, 1976, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in), light blue cloth covers, dust jacket - white with blue lettering), 73 pp. This book is actually a play. It is based upon the thesis (stated on the dust jacket) that Commodore Perry favored the annexation of Okinawa. It tracks this theory through the key roles of Commodore Perry, the Bettelheims (husband and wife), various Naval Officers of the Squadron, the Regent of Okinawa, and the Mayor of Naha. While the play does not have the obligatory "bath house" scene often found in books about this period, a couple of "Okinawan geishas" are added to the mix. Rubenstein, who served as the Director of the Legal Department in the US Military Government in Okinawa in 1947, sheds much light on the Bettelheim presence in Okinawa and the strong (hinted at but mostly undeveloped in the Official Narrative) possibility that the United States might use Okinawa as a base of military operations against mainland Japan or actually annex the island. The play follows through and touches on Bettelheim's return to the United States through 1865. This book is a very interesting supplement to the rather dry and formal official and unofficial narratives of the expedition.

Condition. The book is Fine condition. The dust jacket in Very Good with small tears along the top and bottom edges.  #1976040301 -- $40.00

 
  $65.00 1977 - Pacific Overtures, the Play  #1977080227
Sondheim, Stephen
Weidman, John
Wheller, Hugh:
Pacific Overtures, New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1977, red cloth, black titles, 23 black and white production photographs, frontispiece drawing by Al Hirshfield, color photo-illustrated dust wrapper, 8vo, 128 pp. The play was first presented by Harold Prince and Ruth Mitchell at the Winter Garden Theatre, New York City on January 11, 1976. This was a Kabuki-styled musical concerning the Perry Expedition to Japan and the subsequent impact that it had on Japan. Perry is depicted as a lion like figure (complete with a flowing white mane) in the play. John Manjiro has a prominent role in the play. Act I is Perry's first visit to Japan and delivery of the President's letter. Act II is the second visit by Perry and conclusion of the treaty and the British, Russian, Dutch and French demands for similar treaties. This act also traces the impact of the Western influences on Japan zooming forward 120 years in a few short scenes (1973). ISBN 0-396-07414-6. To see the front cover of the dust jacket, click here.

Condition. The book is Fine condition. The dust jacket in Very Good with small tears along the top and bottom edges.  #1977080227 -- $65.00

 
  $55.00 1982 - Perry Expedition Exhibition, Yokohama Archives of History  #1982070121
Yokohama Archives of History
Tohyama Shigeki (preface):
The Japan Expedition of Commodore M.C. Perry, 1982, Yokohama, stiff wraps, 8vo (7 x 10 1/8 in. - 18 x 25.5 cm), Japanese and English text, 57 pp. This book was issued in conjunction with an exhibit of the same name held at the Yokohama Archives of History from June 2 through August 30, 1982. The catalogue was published on March 31, 1982 (Showa 57). The book catalogues 81 items that were on exhibit. Most of the items are pictured. These were grouped under the following categories: American Contact with Japan Before Perry's Arrival (1-11, books and manuscripts), Books on Japan (12-25), Commodore Matthew Perry (26-32, his portrait, sword, pistol and other personal possessions), The Japan Expedition 1852-5 (33-42, books, lithographs, ship model, expedition's US flag, etc), American Gifts (43-45, telegraph set, planetarium, globe, sextant & microscope), Japanese Picture Scroll (46, depicts the train given to the Japanese), Japanese As Seen by Perry and His Men (49-52, books and personal journals of C. Blue, W.F. Speiden, and J. Globe), Perry's Private Letters (53-58), Perry' Official Correspondence (59-67), High Appraisal of Perry's Expedition in America (68-75, medals given to members of the expedition, daguerreotype of Perry used to make the medal, books and periodical accounts of the expedition), T.C. Dudley, Assistant Purser of USS Powhatan (76-81, photograph, sketches, fans, clogs brought back as souvenirs). The book concludes with a two page timeline, completely in Japanese except for the dates, which focuses on the Japan Expedition from March 23, 1852 through 1854. The timeline chronology actually begins in 1796. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition.  #1982070121 - $55.00

 
  $28.00 1985 - Perry in the Land of the Shogun  #86010519
Blumberg, Rhoda:
Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, Lothrop Lee & Shepard, New York, 1985, 144 pp., 11" x 8 3/4", "Reinforced Trade Edition." Provides a look at the negotiations surrounding the Treaty of Kanagawa and Commodore Perry's role in opening Japan's closed society to world trade in the 1850's. The book has numerous illustrations. There were at least three printings. This is the second printing. Sometimes classified under juvenile literature. ISBN 0-688-03723-2.

Condition. The book is As New. It has the Dust Jacket with the silver "Newbery Honor Book Seal.  #86010519 -- $28.00

 
  $125.00 1990 - With Perry to Japan, W. Heine  1990080843
Heine, William
Frederic Trautmann (Translator, Introduction and Annotations):
1990, Translated from German to English. Portions of the original memoir were republished in With Perry to Japan, A Memoir by William Heine, Translated, with an Introduction and Annotations by Frederic Trautmann, University of Hawaii Press, 3/1/1990, 235 pp, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 format (8vo large), 16 pp of black and white illustrations - primarily of Heine's works. Trautmann provides a 5 page preface, 22 page introduction, 8 page chronology, 30 pages of notes, a 10 page bibliography and an 11 page index that supplement the Heine memoir. In total, Trautmann provides 86 pages of invaluable supplemental information which helps the reader understand the Heine memoir and place the expedition to Japan in historical perspective. The Heine memoir is not the choppy journal entry type style you often find in such literature. Instead, it is a rich and flowing narrative style chronicle of events by a key member of the expedition.

Condition. The book and dust jacket are in As New condition. $125.00 - 1990080843

 
  $125.00 1990 - The Daguerreian Annual, 1990, E. Brown Article  #1990050129
Palmquist, Peter E. (editor)
Erickson, Bruce T. (article on E. Brown):
The Daguerreian Annual, 1990, Official Yearbook of the Daguerreian Society, Eureka, California, The Daguerreian Society, 1990, 4to, soft covers, edition limited to 1,000 copies, numerous black and white illustrations, 202 pp. Eliphalet M. Brown, Jr., An Early Expedition Photographer by Bruce T. Erickson, pages 145-156. Probably the only extensive discussion of Brown's professional life as an artist, daguerreotypist and member of the Perry Expedition to Japan. The article discusses the very few original daguerreotypes taken by Brown during the Expedition which are confirmed to still be in existence. An excellent resource with much information on Eliphalet M. Brown and his work that has not been previously reported.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition with corners lightly bumped and scrapes along the bottom and top edges. Internally in Fine condition.  $125.00 - 1990050129

For information on Eliphalet M. Brown and his work on the Perry Expedition to Japan, click here.

 
  $75.00 1995 - Japan Expedition Artifact Collection in the Smithsonian - Type I Covers 1995081107
Houchins, Chang-su:
Artifacts of Diplomacy: Smithsonian Collections From Commodore Matthew Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854), Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, 4to, soft cover, 130 items illustrated and discussed, 155 pp. The origin of the Smithsonian's "Perry collection" is traced through historical documents and accounts of the expedition. The specific items in the collection are listed by category (lacquerware, textiles, ceramics, fans, umbrellas, tobacco pipes, graphics, bamboo, wood and straw products, metalware, swords and arms, tools and miscellany) and described (many with accompanying black and white pictures) in detail. The book contains nine appendixes of which eight are the original lists of the various articles as they were obtained. The author also traces gifts given by the Americans to the Japanese. The seventh appendix contains a list of the American presents for the Japanese that were brought ashore in Japan on March 13, 1854. The eighth appendix lists American gifts in 1853 and 1854 to high officials in Okinawa, Edo Bay and Shimoda. The author presents a detailed study of the accounts of the expedition as they relate the acceptance or presentation of items between the Americans and Japanese. This book has covers illustrated with the front and back of a Japanese fan and no series number on the spine (type I). To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The book is Very Good+ condition. It is clean with minor edged damage and very lightly bumped corners. There is evidence of removal of a sticker at the upper right of the front cover.  #1995080935 - $75.00

 
  $60.00 1995 - Japan Expedition Artifact Collection in the Smithsonian, Type II Covers 1995080935
Houchins, Chang-su:
Artifacts of Diplomacy: Smithsonian Collections From Commodore Matthew Perry's Japan Expedition (1853-1854), Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, Number 37, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, 4to, soft cover, 130 items illustrated and discussed, 155 pp. The origin of the Smithsonian's "Perry collection" is traced through historical documents and accounts of the expedition. The specific items in the collection are listed by category (lacquerware, textiles, ceramics, fans, umbrellas, tobacco pipes, graphics, bamboo, wood and straw products, metalware, swords and arms, tools and miscellany) and described (many with accompanying black and white pictures) in detail. The book contains nine appendixes of which eight are the original lists of the various articles as they were obtained. The author also traces gifts given by the Americans to the Japanese. The seventh appendix contains a list of the American presents for the Japanese that were brought ashore in Japan on March 13, 1854. The eighth appendix lists American gifts in 1853 and 1854 to high officials in Okinawa, Edo Bay and Shimoda. The author presents a detailed study of the accounts of the expedition as they relate the acceptance or presentation of items between the Americans and Japanese. The front cover of this book is illustrated with a drawing of flowers and it contains the series number on the spine. I call this type II covers. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The book is Near Fine condition. The upper right corner is lightly bumped. No markings, staining or foxing.  #1995080935 - $60.00

 
  $35.00 1995 - Smithsonian Exhibition in Japan Held in 1994  1995080219a
Graham, Otis L.(Editor)
Lubar, Steven (Perry Article):
In the Footsteps of Perry: The Smithsonian Goes to Japan, published in The Public Historian: A Journal of Public History, Volume 17, No. 3, Summer 1995, Santa Barbara, University of California Press, 8vo, stiff wraps, 144 pp. The 35 page article on the Smithsonian exhibition in Japan is at pages 25-59. This article discusses the seven week Smithsonian's Japan exhibition (The Smithsonian's America) held July - August, 1994 as a part of American Festival Japan '94 near Tokyo. The exhibition was a general presentation of American history, culture and music. The gifts given by the US Government through Commodore Perry were an important aspect of the exhibition. The author delves into how the American's viewed the gifts as well as how they were regarded by the Japanese recipients. The American views were drawn from the numerous published accounts of the expedition (Perry, Heine, Morison, Preble, Sporston). The American gifts to the Japanese represented the pinnacle of American technology and were intended to convince the Japanese that acceptance of trade and commerce with such a power as the United States was in Japan's best interests. The author discusses the various gifts that were exchanged between the parties as well as artifacts that were gathered by both parties on a formal and informal basis. The bulk of the article discusses the Smithsonian's exhibit and the Perry portion was just one section of the exhibit.

Condition. The book is in fine condition.  #1995080219a - $35.00

 
Recommended
  $40.00* 2000 - Reprint of Volume 1 in 2000 - Commodore Perry - 1853-4 Japan Expedition  #00010230
Perry, Matthew C.:   
Commodore M. C. Perry, Narrative of the Expedition to China Seas and Japan, 1852-4.

In 2000, Volume 1 of the original narrative of Commodore Perry's expedition was re-published. This book is an inexpensive way to see see the lithographs of the expedition and read the accounts that pertain to them. You can order your copy of this new book directly from BaxleyStamps.

Soft cover, new, 537 pages with the numerous lithographs, maps and illustrations as found in Volume I of the 1856 Beverely printing of the original Narrative. Published by Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 2000. Size is 8 x 11 in. #00010230 -- $40.00 *(includes US delivery - media rate).

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  $125.00 2000 - 19th Century Okinawa in Western Art  #00020210
Oechsle, Rob
Uehara, Masatoshi:
Great Lew Chew Discovered: 19th Century Ryukyu in Western Art and Illustration or Aoime Ga Mita Dai Ryukyu (Japanese Title - "Great Ryukyu (as) Seen by Blue Eyes"), Shimonoseki, Japan by Shunposha Shashin Insatsu (Printer), Nirai Sha (Publisher - Naha-shi, Okinawa, Japan), 2000 (4th edition), ©1987, white boards, square smaller format (8 x 8 1/2 in - 21 x 20.7 cm), 240 pp. [Western art and illustrations depicting Okinawa from 1796 to 1908]. This edition was printed in May 2000 with a total of 2,500 copies printed. ISBN 4-931314-42-2.

Condition. The book is in New condition. #020210 - $125.00

 
  $20.00 2001 - M.C. Perry, Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat  #2001071029
Schroeder, John H.:
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat, Annapolis, Naval Institute Press, February 2001, 8vo, quarter cloth, 17 black and white illustrations, extensive footnotes, bibliography, index, 326 pp. From the Library of Naval Biography series. The Expedition to Japan is covered in detail from pages 154 to 248 (Chapters 7, 8 & 9) and spans well over one-fourth of the book. This book provides a scholarly discussion of Commodore Perry's life and the Expedition to Japan. Regarding the Japan Expedition, it is an easy to follow chronology of the key events.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor rubbed areas.  #2001071029 - $20.00

 
  $42.00 ca 2001 - Reprint of Appleton Abridged Narrative - Elibron  #2001030809
Perry, Matthew Calbraith:
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Sea and Japan, Elibron Classics, ca 2001. This is a reprint/"Replica" of the abbreviated Narrative of the Perry Expedition that was published by Appleton in 1856. Part 1 contains from the title page through page 358. Part 2 continues from page 359 to page 624. The reprint is large 12mo (5 1/2 x 8 in) and is soft cover. This book should not to be confused with the 2000 Dover reprint (see above) of Volume 1 of the original Narrative.

Condition. The book is New.  #2001030609 -- $42.00

 
  $30.00 2003 - The Opening of Japan and the Perry Expedition
Published in the Arts of Asia
  #2003050305
Sperling, Harvey B.:
The Opening of Japan and the Perry Expedition, published in Arts of Asia, Volume 33, Number 4, July-August 2003, Hong Kong, 2003, 4to, softcover with illustrated wraps, 29 text illustrations in color where the original was in color, pages 46-55, 11 pp. An excellent over view of the Perry Expedition accompanied and illustrated by many rarely seen maps, woodblocks and prints relating to the expedition. Illustrations include images from Japanese, European and American sources which span the period before the expedition through a few years after its completion. Depicted is a very seldom seen image of a lithograph titled "The Steam-Frigate Mississippi in a Typhoon on October 7th, 1854 on her passage from Shimoda, Japan to the Sandwich Islands." The original work was executed by Wilhelm Heine and E. Brown, Jr. and subsequently printed by Britton & Ray in 1854. A rendation of the lithograph is found as a text illustration in the official narrative but the entire original work is unique and this is the only instance where I have seen it referenced or reproduced.

Condition. The publication is in Fine condition. The right corner is lighly bumped. Otherwise, I would grade it As New.  #2003050305 - $30.00

 
  $195.00 2005 - Journal and Official Correspondence of Bernard Jean Bettelheim, 1845-1854, Part I (1845-51)  #2005080832
Jenkins, A.P. (Editor):
The Journal and Official Correspondence of Bernard Jean Bettelheim, 1845-1854, Part I (1845-51), Okinawa, Japan, published by the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education, a part of the Okinawa Prefectural History Series, Shiryo-hen 21, Kinsei 2 (edited documents series no.21), 2005, printed by Ozato Insatsu Yogengaisha, 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine in English and Japanese, ribbon page marker, cardboard slip case, issued without dust jacket, black and white frontispiece, introduction in English (v-xxii) and Japanese (xiv-xxvi), text in English, index, one page errata & addenda sheet inserted loose, xxx, 640 pp. The frontispiece is a sample page from Bettelheim's diary. Through records at Birmingham University and the University of Ryukyus, the editor has assembled an almost complete record of Dr. Bettelheim's journals and official correspondence during the from late 1845 through July 1854. This part deals with this material from December 27, 1845 through December 31, 1851. A subsequent volume is anticipated to bring the record up to 1854. Heretofore only small and selected portions of Bettelheim's journals and writings were published by the Ryukyu (Loochoo) Naval Mission (here) and in the American Historical Review (here). Without a doubt this book represents the most comprehensive publication of Dr. Bettelheim's writings (journals and letters) todate. Professor Jenkins provides extensive footnotes which are an invaluable supplement to understanding writings. This volume covers the period prior to arrival of the Perry Expedition to Japan in Okinawa in 1853. To see the covers, spine of the slip case and title page click here.

Condition. The book is in As New condition. One corner is bumped and the slip case has bumped/indented areas, apparently from rough handling in shipment.

Heavy Book. This is a heavy book (5 pounds packed) and additional postage will apply for shipment outside the United States.  #2005080832 - $195.00

 
  $195.00 2012 - Journal and Official Correspondence of Bernard Jean Bettelheim, 1845-1854, Part II (1852-54)  #2012120815
Jenkins, A.P. (Editor): The Journal and Official Correspondence of Bernard Jean Bettelheim, 1845-1854, Part II (1852-4), Okinawa, Japan, published by the Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education, a part of the Okinawa Prefectural History Series, Shiryo-hen 22, Kinsei 3 (edited documents series no.22), printed by Ikemiya Shouten, 2012, 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine in English and Japanese, ribbon page marker, cardboard slip case, issued without dust jacket, black and white frontispiece map behind the title page, introduction in Japanese (i-ii), preliminary information (iii-x) text in Japanese and English, journal, correspondence and balance of the book in English, comprehensive index (pages 709-732), 732 pp. The editor has assembled Dr. Bettelheim's diary and correspondence during the period from January 1, 1852 through July 16, 1854. Dr. Bettelheim's interaction with the American Expedition to Japan starts on May 26, 1853 (page 397) and carries through to the last entry of July 16, 1854 (ending on page 678). In his May 26 entry Dr. Bettelheim reports "Ships in sight" and immediately rows out to meet the American ships of the Japan expedition. The last entry of July 16, 1854 has him aboard the Powhattan and Mississippi as he prepares to depart from Okinawa. Dr. Bettelheim's interaction with the Americans and the Loochooan officials is presented in candid and wonderful detail through his first hand records. To see the covers, spine of the slip case, title page and colophon, click here. ISBN: 978-4-87180-024-2

Condition. The book is in New condition.

Heavy Book. This is a heavy book (5 pounds packed) and additional postage will apply for shipment outside the United States.  #2012120815 - $195.00

 
  $20.00 2006 - Perry & The Opening of Japan  #2006080524
Feifer, George:
Breaking Open Japan, Commmodore Perry, Lord Abe and American Imperialism in 1853, Smithsonian Books and New York, Collins and imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2006, 8vo, illustrated dust jacket, frontis maps of Japan from 1853-4, each of the 19 chapters starts with vignette illustration, 389 pp. The author surveys the situation in Japan leading up to the Perry Expedition. This is followed by a detailed chronological discussion of the key events in the Expedition. The final 60+ pages of text deal with events after the expedition. The book is extensively documented with footnotes and the associated chapter by chapter endnotes (pages 335-363). The endnotes are followed by a bibliography (pages 365-373) and index (375-389). An important resource on the Japan expedition. ISBN-10:0-06-088432-0 and ISBN-13:978-0-06-088432-1.

Condition. The book is in As New condition.  #2006080524 - $20.00

 

Books/Articles Relating to Okinawa / Japan / Korea

 
  $350.00 1715 - Tome 2, History of Japan by Charlevoix  #1715070246
Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier De:
Histoire de L'Etablissement, des Progres, et de la Decadence du Christianisme dans l'Empire du Japon. Ou l'on voit les differentes revolutions qui ont agite cette Monarchie pendant plus d'un fiecle, Volume (Tome) 2 of a 3 Volume (Tome) set, 1715, Paris, A. Rouen, Chez Pierre le Boucher, 18mo (4 x 6 1/2 in), text in French, calf with gilt lettered and decorated spine, "Table des Matieres" + 398 numbered pages. The "Table des Matieres" is 33 pages (unpaginated) and is followed by a one page "Errata." A Roman Catholic history of Japan. In addition to the establishment and progress of the Catholic Church in Japan, this work includes comments on the manners, customs, and dress of the Japanese as well as the topography, natural history and political situation of the country. This volume includes the history of the missions in Japan from 1575-1602. It also includes an account of the martyrdom of St. Paul Miki and companions. To see the covers, title page and first text page, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are scuffed and edges scraped, particularily the corners. Heavy foxing at the preliminaries but light after that. The binding is tight.  #1715070246 - $350.00

 
  POR 1729 - Histoire de L'Empire du Japon, 2 Volume, French Edition, Kaempfer  #1729050615 - Price on Request
Kaempfer, Engelbert:
Histoire Naturelle, Civile et Ecclésiastique de L'Empire du Japon: Compofée en Allemand par Engelbert Kaempfer, Docteur en Medecine a Lemgow, & traduite en François fur la Version Angloise de Jean-Gaspar Scheuchzer, Membre de la Société Roiale, & du Collège des Médecins, à Londres. Ouvrage enrichi de quantite de Figures deflinees d'apres le naturel par L'Auteur meme, The Hague (A la Haye), Chez P. Gosse, & J. Neaulme, 1729 (MDCCXXIX), large 4to (9 1/2 x 14 in - 24 x 36 cm), two volumes (tomes). For more information on this set, click here.

Condition. This set is in Good+ condition. However, it is lacking one of the 45 plates. The missing plate is Plate VIII, A Map of the Empire of Japan. The other 44 plates are present. The book is bound in contemporary leather. The spine covering has gilt decoration and lettering. The edges are stained red. The inside of the covers (front and back) have colored paper covering. There is a free page adjacent to the front and back inside covers.

Both books have a "Newport Historical Society" hand stamp and number at the top of the title page. There are no other library or society indicia. Based upon my inquiry, the Newport Historical Society advised me that they find no evidence that the work is "...still a part of the collection of the Newport Historical Society." The Society also stated it is likely that the books were deaccessed by the Society in the 1960s. A copy of the letter from the Society in this regard will be provided with the books. There is no extra (second) illustrated title page in Volume I which is apparently sometimes found in that volume.

The boards are heavily scraped. The spine covering is in poor condition with portions missing and it is beginning to detach from the block along the edges.   #1729050615 - Price on Request

 
  $295.00 1752 - Description of Japan, Vol 40, Didot Library of Voyages  #1752080119
No Author Stated:
Historie Generale des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes les Relations de Voyages par Mer et Par Terre Qui ont ete Publiees Jusqu a Present...., Volume XL (Tome Quarantie'me), Paris, Chez Didot, de l'Imprimerie de la Veuve de Claude Simon, 1852 (M. DCC. LII), 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 in - 10.6 x 16.7 cm), brown full leather, five raised bands, gilt lettering decoration on spine, all edges dyed red, marbled endpapers, text in French, title page printed in red and black, 6 (7?) copper engraved plates (1 folds out), two page listing of plates (for Volumes 37-40), five page catalogue of pulisher's books, 425 numbered pages. The first page reads "Depuis le commencement du XV Sicle. Seconde Partie. Livre Second." The entire volume is devoted to Japan. For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The boards and edges are heavily rubbed with numerous scraped and gouged areas. The corners are bumped and worn. The spine is has numerous scraped areas and small splits along the edges at the head and foot. There is a large scraped area on the spine just below the fifth raised band. The inner and outer hinges are solid and the binding is solid. The pages are clean and supple with only scattered light foxing. The title page has a vertical crease down the left side. The book has only one Japan related plate. It does not have the plate "XV Armes de l'Empire & des Princes Japonois" which is referred to in the listing of plates at the rear. However, the book has 5 plates not listed in the listing of plates. These are not related to Japan. The front free pages have extensive pencil annotations.  #1752080119 - $295.00

 
  $200.00 1813 - English (Saris) Voyage & Travels in Japan in 1613   #1813050429
Saris, John
Kerr, Robert (editor):
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, History, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Volume IX (1611-1701), Edinburgh, printed by James Ballantyne for William Blackwood, 1813, 8vo, brown leather spine with gilt bands and gilt titles on black leather panel on spine, marbled boards, 562 pp. The book starts with the voyage of Captain John Saris in the Clove on a mission for the London (English) East India Company to establish commerce with Japan. This section is titled "the Eighth voyage of the English East India Company in 1611 (incorrectly listed in the heading as 1611 - should have been 1613) by Captain John Saris." Saris arrived off Firando, Japan on June 11, 1613. Will Adams joined Saris from Yedo on July 29 and negotiations were conducted which resulted in the Emperor of Japan granting the London East India Company the right to engage in commerce in Japan. Captain Saris departed Japan on Dec 5, leaving the Richard Cocks, "captain and Cape merchant" of the English factory which he was to establish. Eight other Englishmen were also left behind and Will Adams was hired. In addition to the journal of the visit there are 7 letter from Richard Cocks between 1614 and 1620 pertaining to the British factory. The voyage to Japan and attached letters cover pages 1-91 in the book.

Other voyages in the book are the Ninth voyage of the East India Company in 1612 by Commander Thomas Best; the Eleventh Voyage of the English East India Company in 1612 in the "Salomon;" the Twelfth voyage of the East India Company in 1613 by Captain Newport; numerous voyages to India between 1613-1616 and "Observations during a Residence in the Island of Chusan (off China), in 1701 by Dr James Cunningham; with some early Notices respecting China" (pages 549-562).

Condition. The book is in Good condition. Covers stained and worn. Some internal foxing. Private library plate, with coat of arms, for Henry and Owen Melchett.  #1813050429 -- $200.00

 
  $650.00 1818 - Voyage of the Alceste, McLeod, 2nd Edition, Good++  #1818100806
McLeod, John:
Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck, London, John Murray, 1818, Second Edition, small 8vo, frontispiece (black and white), 5 color aquatint plates, 323 pp. The book contains 5 appendices. The first pertains to the court-martial pertaining to the loss of the loss/sinking of the Alceste. The other four relate to Okinawa (Lew Chew). This is the Narrative of the expedition (February 1816 - August 1817) of the British Naval ships the Alceste and the Lyra under the command of Captain Murray Maxwell to transport the Lord Amherst's Embassy to China and explore the relatively little known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. The book contains extensive sections on visits to China, Korea, Lew Chew and St Helena. The first edition of the book is not broken down into chapters. This edition has seven chapters and each chapter has summary headings. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good++ condition. The binding is contemporary 3/4 leather over marbled boards with leather tips. Gilt lettering & bands (8) and plain decorative tooling on the spine. Both the head and foot of spine are eroded in about 1 cm. Corners bumped and worn and edges scraped. The marbled boards are heavily worn and faded. There is medium foxing at the preliminaries (through the full title page) and at the rear (about 4 pages for both front and back). After that the pages are clean and supple with only occasional light foxing. However, the pages across from the plates have heavier foxing and image foxing from the plates. Click on the images of the plates below to see the condition of the plates as well as the adjoining text page. Collated and complete in text and illustrations. This book is far cleaner than the norm.  #1818100806 - $650.00

 
  $575.00 1818 - Voyage of the Alceste, McLeod, 2nd Edition  #1818050703
McLeod, John:
Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck, London, John Murray, 1818, Second Edition, small 8vo, frontispiece (black and white), 5 color aquatint plates, 323 pp. The book contains 5 appendices. The first pertains to the court-martial pertaining to the loss of the loss/sinking of the Alceste. The other four relate to Okinawa (Lew Chew). This is the Narrative of the expedition (February 1816 - August 1817) of the British Naval ships the Alceste and the Lyra under the command of Captain Murray Maxwell to transport the Lord Amherst's Embassy to China and explore the relatively little known East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. The book contains extensive sections on visits to China, Korea, Lew Chew and St Helena. The first edition of the book is not broken down into chapters. This edition has seven chapters and each chapter has summary headings. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It has been reback with 3/4 leather over marbled boards with leather tips and new endpapers. Internally there is foxing, toning and occasional waterstaining throughout which ranges from heavy to light. The pages are not brittle. Four of the 5 color plates are centered high. Collated and complete in text and illustrations.  #1818050703 - $575.00

 
  $35.00 1818 - Edinburgh Review - Hall Account - Extracted Article  #1818020118
This is a book review published in Volume XXIX, No 58, Feb. 1818, pages 475-498 (22 pp) of the Edinburgh Review. The review is entitled "Captain Hall's Voyage to Loo-Choo". It is a contemporaneous review of Basil Hall's book, Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island. The review has extensive quotes from the book and deals primarily with the visit to Loo-Choo and (pp 482-497 -- 16 of the 22 pages). Mixed in with the quotes from the books you find the reviewer's perspective. For more information on this specific item click here.

Condition. The extracted article is in Fine condition with normal aging/browing.  #1818020118 -- $35.00

 
  $85.00 1818 - Edinburgh Review, Volume XXX, Partial Review of McLeod Book  #1818060508
Not Stated:
Edinburgh Review, Volume XXX, June 1818 - September 1818, Edinburgh & London, Archibald Constance & Company and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, printed by David William, 1818, large 12mo, Issues LIX and LX, 553 pp. "Shipwrecks of the Alceste and the Medusa" is in Issue 60, Article V, September 1818, at pages 388-406 (19 pages). The article focuses on the wreck of the British ship Alceste on the return voyage as discussed by McLeod. This article compares that shipwreck and the actions of the crew to a similar shipwreck of the French frigate Meduse. No other aspect of the McLeod book is covered in the article. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The leather on the spine deteriorating with pieces missing and breaks along the edges. Internally very clean with almost no foxing. The article on the Alceste and Medusa is in Very Good condition with no foxing.  #1818060508 - $85.00

 
  O/S 1818 - Quarterly Review - Review of Hall's Account of the Loo-choo Islands  
Not Stated:
The Quarterly Review, Volume XVIII, October 1817 - May 1818, London, John Murray, printed by C. Roworth, 1818, large 12mo, 554 pp. "Hall's Account of the Loo-choo Islands" is reviewed in Issue 36, Article II, January 1818, at pages 308-324 (16 pages). This is a contemporaneous review of Basil Hall's book, Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island. The reviewer remarked that the main discovery of the voyage was the visit to Western Korea which "...had never, in fact, been seen by Europeans, though parts of the interior had been visited by some shipwrecked Dutchmen." The commentator notes the visit to Sulphur Island and the extended stay in Okinawa (Loo-choo). A majority of the commentary deals with Okinawa (Loo-choo) (pages 313-320). The commentary continues on to the call in St. Helena and the visit with the exiled Buonaparte.

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  $40.00 1818 - Quarterly Review - Review of Hall's Account of the Loo-choo Islands - Extracted Article  #1818020118
Book review by John Barrow published in the Quarterly Review, London, John Murray, Volume 18, Number 36 (January, 1818), Article II, pages 308-24 (16 pages). See above.

Condition. The extracted article is in Fine condition with normal aging/browning.  #1818040708c -- $40.00

 
  $275.00 1820 - Voyage to Corea, and the Island of Loo-Choo  #1820110116
Hall, Basil:
Voyage to Corea, and the Island of Loo-Choo, A New Edition With Plates, London, 1820, John Murray, 18mo (4 x 6 3/4 in - 10.2 x 17 cm), 1 hand colored engraved plate (frontispiece), 3 black and white engraved plates and one engraved fold out map at the rear, 259 pp. For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It has been rebound in cloth. The pages have scattered heavy to moderated foxing and toning, particularly to the plates. There is an owner's hand stamp on the title page. No other markings.  #1820110116 -- $275.00

 
  $245.00 1820 - Voyage to Corea, and the Island of Loo-Choo, Italian Edition  #1820111208
Hall, Basil
Contarini, F (translator):
Relazione d'un viaggio di scoperte alla costa occidentale della Corea ed alla grand'isola Lu-Tsciu del capitano Basilio Hall, Milano, 1820, dalla Tipografia di Giambattista Sonzogno, 18mo (4 x 6 3/4 in - 10.2 x 17 cm), text in Italian, black and white engraved frontispiece, 5 hand colored engraved plates and one engraved fold out map at the rear, 285 pp. For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are soiled There is light to moderate foxing internally. Most pages/plates have faint damp staining in the top quarter. Two of the plates have tissue guards, the others do not. A page (free front page?) is missing before the title page.  #1820111208 -- $245.00

 
  $375.00 1822 - Volume 2, Le Japon, Ricord/Breton   #1822050712
Breton, M. (Jean Baptiste Joseph)
Ricord, Paul:
Le Japon ou Voyage de Paul Ricord, aux Iles du Japon, en 1811, 1812 et 1813 Sur la Corvette Russe la Diane, Pour la Délivrance du Capitaine Golownin, Traduit de L'Allemand Par M. Breton, Accompagne de planches inedites, d'apres les dessins du cabinet de feu M. Titzingh, ambassadeur hollandaise en Chine, et resident au Japon, Pairs, Nepveu, Librarie, Passage des Panoramas, 1822, 32mo (3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in - 9 x 13 cm), green cloth, blindstamped front and back boards, gilt decoration on covers and gilt decoration and lettering on spine, Volume (Tome) 2 - 214 pp. Volume 2 has 3 plates (frontispiece and 2 folding). In volume 2, behind the half-title page is found "De L'Imprimerie de D'Hautel." This a French edition with the account of the journey made by the Russian Captain Paul Ricord to rescue Captain Golownin who was held captive in Japan for 3 years. Volume 2 (Chapters IX-XVIII) deals with Japanese culture, life, commerce and industry. Ricord (Rikord) spent two years sailing the Japanese coasts in a successful effort to rescue Captain Golownin. In this set, Ricord recounts his experiences in the rescue effort and also relies on notes prepared by Golownin. For more information on this specific item click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners are bumped and lightly frayed. Very clean internally with only occasional light foxing.  #1822050712 -- $375.00

 
  $40.00 1834 - The Loo-Chooans, Chambers' Edinburg Review, Extracted Article   #1834040708e
Chambers, William (Editor):
The Loo-Chooans, an article published in the Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, Edinburgh, November 8, 1834, Whole No. 145, 4to (9 x 13 in - 23 x 33 cm), 3 columns, pages 327-8. This article is actually based on the narratives of Hall and Mac Leod, published some 16 years earlier. It conveys a extremely favorable view of Okinawa based on the narratives. For more information on this article, click here. Condition. The extracted journal article is in Very Good condition. Paper is aged but supple clean. A few stain spots on the last page but not major.  #1834040708e - $40.00
 
  $145.00 1834 - Views of Okinawa from Voyage Pittoresque (5 Plates)   #1834050804
D'urville, M. Dumont:
Voyage Pittoresque Autour Du Monde, Paris, Henri Dupuy/Chez L. Tenre, 1834/5, two volumes, Vol 1 - frontispiece and 137 plates, 576 pp; Vol 2 - frontispiece and 134 plates, 584 pp, 4to, 6 folding engraved maps and 13 woodcut text illustrations, text in French printed in double column format. This is a two volume compilation of voyages of discovery edited by Dumont d'Urville, one of the great French explorers of the mid-nineteenth century. Volume 1 covers travels to Rio de Janeiro, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Japan, Liou-Tcheou, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, etc. Volume 2 deals with Australia and Tasmania. Most of the great explorers are represented in this work, including Cook, Laperouse, Vancouver, Bougainville, Anson, Byron, Dillon, Dampier, McLeod/Hall and others.

The plates reproduce, in small scale, the illustrations from Choris, Cook and most of the other published narratives. A compilation of existing accounts. Five plates related to Okinawa are presented in Volume 1. The plates are black and white woodcut engravings printed on thin paper that is 7 1/4 x 11 in. To see the plates, click here.

Condition. The plates are clean. They have been extracted (removed) from the bound volume.  #1834050804 - $145.00

 
  $185.00 1846 - Annales de le Propagation de le Foi, Catholic Mission on Okinawa   #1846060115
Forcade, Theodore A., et. al.:
Annales de le Propagation de le Foi, Recueil Periodique, Des Lettres Des Eveques et des Missionnaires, des Missions des Deux Mondes, et de Tous Les Documents Relatifs Aux Missions et a L'Oeuvre de la Propagation de la Foi, Collection Faisant Suite Aux Lettres Edifiantes, Tome Dix-Huitieme (Volume 18), A. Lyon, Chez L'Editeur des Annales, 1846, small 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in - 13.8 x 20.6 cm), blue paper boards, title and volume number on paper labels on spine, text in French, 576 pp. This is a yearly report on the various Catholic missions throughout the world. It is primarily a compilation of letter and reports submitted by the missions in the field. Most of these are dated during the period of 1844-1845. The report covers the entire world with reports from missions in China, Korea (Coree), Lieou-Kiou (Lew Chew - Loo Choo - Okinawa), Tong-King Occidental, Thailand (Siam), Inde, Syrie, Constantinople, Madagascar, United States, Canada, Australia, Iles Marquises, Wallis, Tonga, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Melanesie. There is a statistical section covering the year of 1845 which outlines the amounts spent on the various foreign missions. The report from the mission on Okinawa (Lieou-Kiou) is of particular interest. The letter of October 12, 1845 by Father Forcade (pages 363-383) included in this volume probably represents the earliest published account of Okinawa written by a Westerner actually residing there and not just briefly stopping in the course of a voyage. At the time the letter was written, Father Frocade had been on Okinawa for over 16 months. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Small scrapes and loss of paper on the boards and the corners are bumped. There is loss on the paper labels on the spine. There is scattered light to heavy foxing throughout.  #1846060115 - $185.00

 
  $425.00 1847 - A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to Each of the Consular Cities of China, 2nd Edition  #1847050101
Smith, George:
A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to Each of the Consular Cities of China, and to the Islands of Hong Kong and Chusan, in Behalf of the Church Missionary Society in the Years 1844, 1845, 1846, London, Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, Hatchard & Son and J. Nisbet and Co., 1847 (stated to be Second Edition), printed by W. Watts, London, 12 tinted full page plates (7 lithograph and 5 engraved), 1 double page map of China, 8vo, brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignettes on front and back cover, 532 pp. Several of the plates (lithograph and engraved are marked "Kidd Lith" at the bottom left corner. The map was published by John Arrowsmith and outlines the route of the author's trip in yellow. Bishop Smith was sent on a mission to visit the five newly opened Chinese treaty ports of Canton, Shanghai, Ningopo, Foo-Choo and Amoy. The trip also included visits to Hong Kong and Chusan. As stated in the forward, the purpose of this visit was to "...prepare the way for other Missionaries of the Church by collecting statistical facts, recording general observations and by furnishing detailed data for rightly estimating the moral, social and political condition of that particular nation." The book offers detailed views of life in the five Chinese Treaty Ports in the mid-1840s with a constant focus on the existing and future role of Christian missionaries. Smith's work must have been highly regarded by the Church of England as in 1850 the Church sent him to Hong Kong and gave him responsibility for missionary activities in China and Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine has been replaced and new paste downs and free front pages added. Corners bumped. Internally there is light to moderated foxing on the plates (front and back). There is an ink signature on a remaining front free page and evidence of removal of a book plate or something of that nature which was tipped on at the four corners. The text is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid and tight.  #1847050101 - $425.00

 
  $250.00 1847 - A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to Each of the Consular Cities of China, 2nd Edition, Extracted Plates Only  #1847071026
Smith, George:
Extracted Plates (Frontispiece, 11 Other Plates and Double Page Map) from:
A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to Each of the Consular Cities of China, and to the Islands of Hong Kong and Chusan, in Behalf of the Church Missionary Society in the Years 1844, 1845, 1846, London, Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, Hatchard & Son and J. Nisbet and Co., 1847 (stated to be Second Edition), printed by W. Watts, London, 12 tinted full page plates (7 lithograph and 5 engraved), 1 double page map of China, 8vo, brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignettes on front and back cover, 532 pp. Several of the plates (lithograph and engraved are marked "Kidd Lith" at the bottom left corner. The map was published by John Arrowsmith and outlines the route of the author's trip in yellow. Bishop Smith was sent on a mission to visit the five newly opened Chinese treaty ports of Canton, Shanghai, Ningopo, Foo-Choo and Amoy. The trip also included visits to Hong Kong and Chusan. As stated in the forward, the purpose of this visit was to "...prepare the way for other Missionaries of the Church by collecting statistical facts, recording general observations and by furnishing detailed data for rightly estimating the moral, social and political condition of that particular nation." The book offers detailed views of life in the five Chinese Treaty Ports in the mid-1840s with a constant focus on the existing and future role of Christian missionaries. Smith's work must have been highly regarded by the Church of England as in 1850 the Church sent him to Hong Kong and gave him responsibility for missionary activities in China and Japan. For more information on this unit on the plates and map, click here.

Condition. This unit contains the frontispiece, 11 other plates and double page map which have been extracted from this book. They have been removed from the book and the binding edge is rough. Many contain moderate foxing which rarely intrudes into the image area. On two of the plates, there is waterstaining at the bottom left which nicks the corner of the image area.  #1847071027 - $250.00

 
  $275.00 1852 - Golownin Narrative, Vol I, 3rd English Ed, Poor/Ex-Library #1852040409
Golownin, Captain:
Japan and the Japanese, Comprising the Narrative of a Captivity in Japan and an Account of British Commercial Intercourse with that Country, New and Revised Edition, Volume I, London, Colburn and Co. (printed by Schulze and Co.), 1852, 3rd edition of English translation of the Narrative, 12mo (5 x 7 3/4 in), volume 1 only, 334 pp. This is the 3rd edition of an English language translation of a Russian book. It was first published in a two volume set in 1818 and again in 1824 by the same publisher under a somewhat different title. Volume 1 is Golownin's account of his voyage in the Russian ship Diana to Japan and his capture and captivity at the hands of the Japanese. The author and part of the ship's crew were held captive by the Japanese for two+ years. This is a narrative of that voyage, the captivity and the eventual release of the Russians. The account of his rescue by Captain Rikord is in the second volume of the set and not present with this offering. There are no illustrations. This 3rd edition is seldom seen.

Condition. The book is Ex-Library. Bindings are strong library cloth. It has numerous library makings on spine, the endpapers and edges and library card and pocket (last checked out in 1917). The title page is present but detached. Several pages at the front and back (approximately 10 front and 10 bak) have been cut approximately 2/3 of the length. Internally, clean and tight. While the paper is aged brown it is supple and clean.  #1852040409 - $275.00

 
  $55.00 1853 - Gleason's Pictorial, April 23, 1853, Article on the Emperor of Japan  #g095_530423
Unstated:
Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, Boston, April 23, 1853, Volume IV, No. 17, whole number 95, front page (page 258). The front page of this edition has a 1/2+ page (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in - 16.5 x 23.7 cm) woodcut engraving of the Emperor of Japan giving an audience. The engraving is titled, "Representation of the Throne of the Emperor of Japan, at Jeddo." There is a short article above the engraving describing the Emperor giving audience to his "assistant rules" while setting under a roof "...covered with gold plates." For more information on this article (paper), click, here

Condition. The engraving and entire paper are in VG condition. The paper is the normal tanish color. Light staining in the margins. There is a section in the left margin that is toned (8 x 1 in). This toned area enters the image area of the engraving at the upper right. Except for this, the entire issue is free of significant stains or foxing.   #g_095_530423 -- $55.00

 
  $525.00 1854 - Gleason's Pictorial   #1854060313
Gleason, F.:
Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, 1854, Volumes VI & VII bound into a single volume, Boston, F. Gleason, folio, a weekly illustrated journal/newspaper, numerous woodcut illustration, 52 consecutive issues, complete for the year 1854, 416 pp & 414 pp. This is a bound volume containing the entire year of papers published in 1854. The set runs from Whole No. 131 (Jan 7, 1854, Vol VI - No. 1) through Whole No. 182 (Dec 30, 1854 - Vol VII, No 26). The issues are packed with illustrated news and current events, national and international, of the day. The Perry Expedition to Japan was in progress during this period and the issues contain the following Japan related material: a 1/8 woodcut portrait of Commodore M. C. Perry; "Mount of Pleasures and Japanese Harbor" (front page illustration with article); "Jeddo, Capital of Japan" (article with 6 illustrations; four well illustrated articles on "Japanese Scenes" and a 10 part series of articles (not illustrated) by Rev. Luther Farnham on "Japan and the Japanese." The year of 1854 was the last year that this publication was published under this name. Starting in 1855, it took on the name of it's new owner and was called "Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion." For pictures, click here.

Condition. The individual papers are in Very Good condition. The binding is in Fair condition. The front inside hinge is cracked and the front cover and spine covering have pulled away from the spine. This could be easily repaired. The first two issues (ca 50 pages) and the free front end pages are loose. The balance of the binding is solid. There is no foxing. The individual issues are light tan but the paper remains supple. There are a few 1-2 inch tears in the margins. The individual issues are in much better condition than normally found.  #1854060313 - $525.00

Heavy book and additional postage will be required and quoted based upon the destination.

 
  $125.00 1858-9, Cruise in Japanese Waters, Extracted from Blackwood's, Parts I-V
Osborn, Sherard
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, American Edition, Parts I-V extracted from Volume LXXXIV - XLVII American Edition (Jul-Dec 1858) and LXXXV - XLVIII- American Edition (Jan-Jun, 1859), New York, Leonard Scott & Co, 83 pages in total in the four parts.

  • Part I, Chapters I-II (DXVII, Dec 1858) Chapter I (pages 634-646), 18 pages in total. Starts with the departure of the Squadron (Steam frigate Furious, gunboat Lee and yacht Emperor) Shanghai with arrival off Nagasaki on August 2, 1858.
  • Part II, (No. DXIX, Jan, 1859) Chapters III-VI (pages 49-69), 21 pages in total. Arrival at Nagasaki/Desima. Contains a historical review of relations between Japan and foreign powers going back the Dutch entry in 1542 through the early 1800 visits of the Morrison and Vincennes. Includes a copy of the Japan - Great Britain Treaty of August, 1613.
  • Part III, (No. DXX, Feb, 1859) Chapters VII-VIII (pages 239-250), 12 pages in total. The voyage from Nagasaki to Yedo with a visit in Simoda. Recounts the sinking of the Diana in Simoda harbor in the earthquake of December 23, 1854. Discusses the American Counsel, Harris, in Shimoda. Harris met with Lord Elgin and allowed "Hewskin" to accompany them to Yedo. Departure from Simoda on Aug 12, 1858.
  • Part IV (No. DXXII, Apr, 1859), Chapter IX (pages 395-412), 18 pages in total. The Furious anchored in Yedo bay on Aug 13. Japanese Commissioners came aboard the British ship but they were forbidden to go ashore at that time. On Aug 17, Lord Elgin went ashore becoming the first British Ambassador to Japan since 1613. Several excursions were taken into Yedo by the crew.
  • Part V, (No. DXXIII, May 1859), Chapters X (pages 532-545), 14 pages in total. Additional discussion of what crew observed in Yedo. The treaty was concluded on Aug 24. A party was held by Lord Elgin for the Japanese Commissioners on the 25th. The British departed Japan on the 27th.

These are extracted parts from original 1858 ~ 1859 bound volumes of the magazine. They are not reprints or copies.

Condition. The extracted parts are in Very Good condition. The page edges adjoining the spine are rough where they were removed from the binding. There is an oval library handstamp on the first page of each part.   #1858050124 - $125.00

 
  $300.00 1859 - Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, Volume II, First Edition   #1859071003
Oliphant, Laurence:
Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, 1858, 1859, Volume II, Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, volume II of a 2 volume set, brown cloth (rebound), 1859, 8vo, 15 color lithographs, 3 maps & 30 text illustrations, 496 pp. Laurence Oliphant was a private secretary to Lord Elgin and accompanied him to Calcutta, Hong Kong, Canton, Tientsin and Yedo. The main purpose of the mission was the signing of treaties opening both China and Japan to British trade. The first volume deals primarily with China. The second volume (this book) provides a description of the political and social conditions in Japan. To see the covers, click here.

For more information on this set (not this particular book however), click here.

Condition. Volume II only. The book is in Good+ condition. It has been rebound in brown cloth. There are several areas where the boards are rubbed and discolored, particularily the bottom right corner of the front board. Scraps along the edges of the boards. There is heavy foxing in the first and last 30 pages. The 15 lithograph plates have foxing in the margins which sometimes extends lightly into the image area. The three maps are sound and remarkably clean with only occasional foxing.  #1859071003 - $300.00

 
  $180.00 1859 - Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, Volume II, First Edition, Extracted Plates (13) & Maps (3)   #1859080817
Oliphant, Laurence:
Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, 1858, 1859, Volume II, Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, Volume II of a 2 volume set, brown cloth (rebound), 1859, 8vo, 15 color lithographs, 3 maps & 30 text illustrations, 496 pp. Laurence Oliphant was a private secretary to Lord Elgin and accompanied him to Calcutta, Hong Kong, Canton, Tientsin and Yedo. The main purpose of the mission was the signing of treaties opening both China and Japan to British trade. The first volume deals primarily with China. The second volume (this book) provides a description of the political and social conditions in Japan.

This unit contains extracted maps and plates from Volume II. Present are the lithographic frontispiece and 12 other lithographic plates. Two lithographs are not present ("A Street in the Aristocratic Quarter" (at page 140) and "A Winter Scene in Japan" (at page 180)). All three maps are present.

For general information on this set (not this particular set of extracted plates and maps however), click here.

Condition. Extracted lithographs and maps from Volume II only. The 13 lithographs are in Good to Very Good condition. Most have light foxing in the margin. A couple have heavy foxing which intrudes into the image area. The three maps are in Very Good Condition and are sound and clean with only occasional light foxing.  #1859080817 - $180.00

 
  $250.00 1859, Volume I, Two Journeys to Japan, Reading Copy  #1859040303
Cornwallis, Kinahan:
Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, London, Thomas Cautley Newby, 1859, 12mo (5 x 8 in - 13.2 x 20.3 cm), blind stamp cloth with gilt on spine, Volume I only, volume number at foot of spine, hand colored frontispiece (missing in this book), one hand colored plate (present in this book) and four (two present in this book) tinted lithographs, 340 pp. Many of the plates in the set appear to have been patterned after images in the US Government published narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan published a few years earlier. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Poor condition. Binding is worn and frayed, particularly at the foot of the spine. The gilt on the spine faded. The title page and frontispiece lithograph are missing. Only three ("A Street in Simoda," "The Governor of Hakodadi" and "Theatricals at Nagasaki") of other five lithographs present. In other words, the book has three of the six lithographs. Hospital bookplate inside front cover. Hinges are broken but holding. Text is complete (except for three missing illustrations) and clean with very little staining or foxing. The three illustrations are clean. An excellent reading copy with extra value added by the three lithographic plates present.  #1859040303 - $250.00

 
  $250.00 1860 - Elgin Mission to China and Japan, 1860 Harper Edition  #60011232
Oliphant, Laurence:
Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan, 1860, New York, Harper & Brothers, (first US edition), 1 volume, 645 pages, 8vo (6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in - 16 x 24 cm), color frontispiece (colored engraving / lithograph?) + 60 woodcut engraved text illustrations (range from 1/3 to full page in size), 10 of the 60 woodcut engravings are full plate size, green pictorial gilt cloth. Pages 17-300 deal with the China portion of the Elgin Mission, which started in May of 1857, and the events surrounding the Treaty of Tienstin. The Japanese portion of the book runs from pages 301 to 476 and starts with the arrival in Japan in early August of 1858 through the signing of the Treaty on August 26. The Japanese portion is much more a description of the culture, as the British viewed it, than the diplomatic events leading up to the Treaty. After the Japan visit, the Elgin Mission returned to China and for more trade negotiations, exploring and a little military action. The Mission departed China on March 4, 1859. The final China related portion of the book runs from pages 477-610. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. Internally the book has all pages and is free of foxing and significant faults (I would rate the book VG but for the covers). The paper has is a brownish aged color. Hinges are intact. The covers have significant wear and faults. There is a 4 x 1 cm strip missing on the spine. The head and foot of the spine are significantly worn. There is some wear along the edges of the spine. The corners are bumped and frayed. Various parts of the cover have rubbing or discoloration. There is an owner's plate on the inside of the front cover and a pen signature on a front endpaper.  #60011232 - $250.00

 
  $350.00 1860 - Souvenirs d'une Ambassade en Chine et au Japon en 1857 et 1858   #1860100847
Moges, Marquis de:
Souvenirs d'une Ambassade en Chine et au Japon en 1857 et 1858, Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, first edition, 1860, 12mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12 x 18 cm), hard bound in brown cloth, title label in gilt on spine, French language, no illustrations, 350 pp. This book is an important early account of Japan and China in the period immediately following the opening of Japan by Commodore Perry. It is the original French edition which presented a chronological account of this significant French diplomatic mission to China and Japan by the Baron Gros. The major portion of the book deals with the mission (embassy) to China at the height of the Opium wars. Includes accounts of the bombardment of Canton, Lord Elgin, Macao, Shanghai, Nagasaki and the Dutch factory at Decima. The diplomatic mission to Japan is covered in the last two chapters. Gros arrived in Japan in mid-September, 1858 and concluded a treaty with the Japanese on October 9. To see the covers, title page and first text page, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The first and last 20 pages and free papers have heavy foxing. Aside from that the foxing is light to moderate. The inside hinges are cracked but the binding is solid. There is a oval handstamp on the first page of text. No other markings.  $350.00 - #1860100847

 
  $235.00 1861 - Ten Weeks in Japan, Bishop George Smith, 4 Extracted plates  #1861081215b
Smith, George:
Ten Weeks in Japan, London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1861, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in - 14 x 21.5 cm), reddish brown beveled edge cloth with gilt pattern on front cover and gilt title and decoration on spine, all edges gilt, 8 plates full page tinted/colored woodcut engraved plates, one large lithographed folding map (13 1/2 x 15 in) with coasts outlined in blue, 459 pp.

This unit contains the following four plates extracted from the above book. While priced as a unit, the plates can be purchased individually for the price shown in brackets [].

  1. "A Japanese Official Gentleman," click here. [Individual Price: $65.00]
  2. "Japanese Ladies," click here. [Individual Price: $55.00]
  3. "A Japanese Dwelling of the Better Class," click here. [Individual Price: $50.00]
  4. "A Loochooan Priest and Gentleman," click here. [Individual Price: $100.00]

Condition. The plates are in Good+ condition. There is a waterstain in one margin that does not reach the image area. The edges have chips and breaks. The image areas of the plates are clean. The dark area seen outside the image area is a result of the manufacturing process and not aging. To lesser and greater degrees, it is found on all the prints from this book.  #1861081215b - $235.00

 
  $475.00 1861 - Japanese Fragments  #1861071114d
Osborn, Captain Sherard:
Japanese Fragments. With Facsimiles of Illustrations By Artists of Yedo, London, Bradbury & Evans, 1861, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 14.5 x 18.8 cm), purple blindstamped cloth boards with gilt vignette (boys feeding storks) on front board and gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt edges, 6 color woodblock plates, 11 black and white woodblock engravings and 6 woodblock text illustrations, 139 pp. Japanese history with focus on foreign contacts with Japan. Said to be one of the earliest appearances of Hokusai and Hiroshige color prints in any Western publication. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is Good condition. The covers and spine are heavily faded. There is puckering of the cloth along the top, bottom and side edges of the front cover. Edges are scraped (including along the spine) and corners bumped. Gilt on the spine is quite faded. Internally very clean. One color plate ("Fishing Boats at Sea") has a 3/4 in tear in the margin. The front paste down shows evidence of removal of a large book plate or similar type item that was once affixed.  #1861071114d - $475.00

 
  o/s 1863 - Capital of the Tycoon, 1st Edition Set  #1863051021 - Out of Stock / Sold
Alcock, Sir Rutherford:
The Capital of the Tycoon: A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan, London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1863 (1st ed), 2 volumes, 8vo, green blindstamped cloth with gilt illustrations and lettering on front covers and spine, 16 tissue guard protected chromo-lithographs (2 frontispieces and 14 in the text), 128 black and white woodcut engravings, 2 folding colored maps, 469 pp / 539 pp. At the back of volume 2 is a 39 page index (pages 501-539) covering both volumes. This is followed by 24 pages of publisher's advertisements. The front cover of volume 1 has a vignette of a samurai embossed in gold and an unembossed vignette of a lady on the back cover. This is reversed in volume 2 with the lady on the front cover embossed in gold and the samurai on the back cover unembossed. The top edge is untrimmed and the bottom and side edges are trimmed. Printed by Spottiswood & Co. Printers, New-street, London. An account Japanese life, culture and geography by the British Special Envoy to Japan. The book is an excellent first hand description of major upheaval during this period as the foreign powers maneuvered to establish most favored relations with Japan and intense internal civil strife erupted between forces in favor of modernization and those championing Japanese isolation. Volume 1 starts in 1846 when Alcock was living in Canton. It traces the events from his appointment as head of the permanent British Legation in Japan (mid-1859) to the end of that year. Alcock first arrived in Japan at Nagasaki in June of 1859. By July the permanent British Legation was established in Yeddo. Volume 2 starts at the end of 1859 and goes to Alcock's departure from Japan in March of 1862. Alcock was a keen observer and the book is his account across the entire spectrum of life in Japan during this period to include, politics and government, social and political turmoil, customs and social practices, pastimes, language, geography, international and domestic commerce and the economy (including monetary system), the legal system and flora and fauna. The book is a window into Japanese life of the 1859-61 period. In addition, Alcock provides historical background to place events in perspective. For more information on this set, click here.

Condition. This set is in Fine condition. There is moderate foxing at the front and back pages. The covers have edge wear and light scraping. One corner has heavy bumping (right top front on volume 2) and the others are lightly bumped. Inside the front cover of both volume is an owner's nameplate with a 19th century date. A few plates, including both frontispiece plates have light foxing, but they are basically clean and bright. The gilt remains bright and text pages clean and free of blemishes. An exceptionally clean and sound set in original bindings.  #1863051021 - Sold

 
  $600.00 1863 - The Pines and Firs of Japan, Andrew Murray  #1863071207
Murray, Andrew Dickson:
The Pines and Firs of Japan. Illustrated by Upwards of Two Hundred Woodcuts. Reprinted (With Additions and Corrections) from the Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society, London, 1863, printed by Bradbury & Evans, 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 15.5 x 23 cm), green cloth with title in gilt on front board, 224 numbered black and white woodcut text illustrations, index, 124 pp. At the time this work was prepared Andrew Murray was an Assistant Secretary to the Royal Horticultural Society. The work was based upon specimens provided by two British botanists who had recently returned from Japan, Robert Fortune and John G. Veitch. The author also drew information from works published by Kaempfer, Thunberg, Seibold and Zuccarini. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine is faded and bumped, particularly at the bottom. The corners are bumped. The front and back paste downs are broken (inner hinges cracked) however the binding remains solid. There is a large bookplate ("Cornelius J. Hauck Collection") and small bookseller's label ("C. Jeffrey Bookseller, High Street, Falkirk.") on the front paste. There is light foxing to the first and last 3 pages. However, the remainder of the book is clean and bright.  #1863071207 - $600.00

 
  $135.00 1863 - Illustrated London News, Sept 12, 1863, Panoramic Views of Yokohama from W. Saunders Photographs   #1863090437
Saunders, W. (photographer) Illustrated London News:
Two page woodcut engravings of Yokohama (titled "Yokohama, Japan.--From a Photograph"), including the foreign settlement, from photographs taken by Mr. W. Saunders from "The Bluff" and published in The Illustrated London News, September 12, 1863, pages 260-1. Including a 1/2 column text discussion on page 262. Opened the two pages measure 16 1/4 x 21 in (41 x 54 cm). To see the two page engravings, click here. To see the accompanying text comment, click here.

Condition. This unit consists of 4 pages, not the entire issue. The woodcut engravings are on the inside 2 pages (centerfold). The condition is Very Good with scattered light toning/foxing. There is a one inch tear at the bottom of the fold. This tear does not intrude into the image area of the page.  #1863090437 - $135.00

 
  $375.00 1865 - Hall Voyages, Embassy to China   #1865040716
Hall, Basil
Sedgwick, Catherina
Ellis, Henry:
A consolidation of the trade editions of the travel narratives below into one volume.

1) Basil Hall, Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island, London, William Tegg & Co., 8vo, 1865, 2 maps, 81 pp. Contains none of the plates found in the earlier editions. Does not contain the appendix.

2-3) Basil Hall, Extracts From a Journal Written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, A New Edition, (Parts I & II), London, William Tegg & Co., 1851, 8vo, 77 pp and 80 pp.

4). Catherina Maria Sedgwick, Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home, London, Edward Moxon, 1841, 130 pp.

5) Henry Ellis, Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton, A New Edition, London, William Tegg and Co, 1851, 8vo, frontispiece map, 128 pp. Contains a note dated July 1840 stating "...now given to the public in a cheap form...."

For more information on this book, click here.

These books, which consolidate important travel narratives to form a consolidated book, are 8vo and printed in double column format. They provide a convenient, easy to read and inexpensive version of relatively expensive books.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The hinges are strong. Covers have scuff marks and scrapes and the corners are bumped and frayed. Water stain on the first pages but it does not extend into the text portion of the book. Internally the pages are clean and supple with only minor foxing and staining.  #1865040716 - $375.00

 
  $325.00 1865 - Hall Voyages, Embassy to China   #1865050417
Cleveland, Richard J.
Hall, Basil
Ellis, Henry:
Dana, Richard Henry
Voyages and Travels Round the World, 8vo, brown cloth, blind stamped with gilt decoration on front cover and spine and gilt lettering on spine, beveled edges, all edges in gilt. The title is stated on the cover only. Internally the book is a consolidation of the trade editions of the travel narratives below into one volume.

1) Richard J. Cleveland, A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises, London, Edward Moxon, 8vo, MDCCCXLII (1842), 123 pp. The author was noted New England sea captain who voyaged extensively in the China trade and along the coasts of Latin America. Contains 32 chapters. The first beginning in the summer of 1792 and continuing through late 1824. Chapter 4 is the account of a voyage to China. Chapters 7 and 15 deal with voyages to the Sandwich Islands.

2-3) Basil Hall, Extracts From a Journal Written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, A New Edition, (Parts I & II), London, William Tegg & Co., 1851, 8vo, 77 pp and 80 pp.

4) Basil Hall, Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island, London, William Tegg & Co., 8vo, 1865, 2 maps, 81 pp. Contains none of the plates found in the earlier editions. Does not contain the appendix.

5) Henry Ellis, Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton, A New Edition, London, William Tegg and Co, 1851, 8vo, frontispiece map, 128 pp. Contains a note dated July 1840 stating "...now given to the public in a cheap form...."

6) Richard Henry Dana, Two Years Before the Mast, A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea, Ninth Edition, London, William Tegg, 1866, 8vo, 124 pp.

These books, which consolidate important travel narratives to form a consolidated book, are 8vo and printed in double column format. They provide a convenient, easy to read and inexpensive version of relatively expensive books.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The hinges are breaking but holding. Covers are faded and have some small broken areas. Foot of spine is frayed. Corners are bumped and lightly frayed. Bumps and dings along the edges. Light foxing primarily at the front and back. Front end paper has a prize inscription dated 1871. To see the cover, click here.  #1865050417 - $325.00

 
  $300.00 1865 - Hall Voyages, Embassy to China   #1865050418
Cleveland, Richard J.
Hall, Basil
Ellis, Henry:
Voyages and Travels Round the World, 8vo, red cloth, blind stamped with gilt decoration on front cover and spine and gilt lettering on spine, beveled edges, all edges in gilt. The title is stated on the cover only. Internally the book is a consolidation of the trade editions of the travel narratives below into one volume.

1) Richard J. Cleveland, A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises, London, Edward Moxon, 8vo, MDCCCXLII (1842), 123 pp. The author was noted New England sea captain who voyaged extensively in the China trade and along the coasts of Latin America. Contains 32 chapters. The first beginning in the summer of 1792 and continuing through late 1824. Chapter 4 is the account of a voyage to China. Chapters 7 and 15 deal with voyages to the Sandwich Islands.

2-3) Basil Hall, Extracts From a Journal Written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, A New Edition, (Parts I & II), London, William Tegg & Co., 1851, 8vo, 77 pp and 80 pp.

4) Basil Hall, Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island, London, William Tegg & Co., 8vo, 1865, 2 maps, 81 pp. Contains none of the plates found in the earlier editions. Does not contain the appendix.

5) Henry Ellis, Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China; Comprising a Correct Narrative of the Public Transactions of the Embassy, of the Voyage to and from China, and of the Journey from the Mouth of the Pei-Ho to the Return to Canton, A New Edition, London, William Tegg and Co, 1851, 8vo, frontispiece map, 128 pp. Contains a note dated July 1840 stating "...now given to the public in a cheap form...."

These books, which consolidate important travel narratives to form a consolidated book, are 8vo and printed in double column format. They provide a convenient, easy to read and inexpensive version of relatively expensive books.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The hinges are breaking but holding. Covers are faded and have some small broken areas. Foot of spine is frayed. Corners are bumped and lightly frayed. Bumps and scrapes along the cover edges. Light foxing primarily at the front and back. Front end paper has a gift inscription dated 1873. To see the cover, click here.  #1865050418 - $300.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1865~6 - Thirteen Issues of The Japan Punch, Bound Volume   #1865090814
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated but Charles Wirgman, thriteen issues, 1865~1866 , large 4to (10 x 14 in - 25 x 36 cm), bound in book form, woodblock printed on thin laid paper. Each issue with an illustrated front cover and 11 to 16 internal pages, printed one side only, many with black and white woodblock printed illustrations. The back of the last page is the back cover for the publication. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The individual issues are all in Very Good or better condition. The original string tie bindings have been removed for binding in book form. There are no torn pages. The majority of the pages have corner bends (dog ears) and occasionally folds or creases along the edges. There is light foxing on a few pages. The vast majority of the pages are, however, clean and free of foxing. There is a large number (No. 1-13) written at the top of the front cover of each issue. The paper is in excellent condition and very supple. The issues are bound with pliable brown leather with gilt lines and decoration. The binding is in Fair condition. There is a break of about 2 inches at the foot of the spine. In the upper right corner of the front cover there is a 1 x 1/2 inch scraped area and numerous other smaller scrapes and dings to the covers. The internal hinges are broken but still holding. The front and back free papers are toned and chipped. On a front free page there is an inscription which reads, in part, "Yokohama, July 1878."  #1865090814 - Sold.

 
  $135.00 1866, Geological Researches in Japan, China and Mongolia, 1862-5  #1866100831
Pumpelly, Raphael:
Geological Researches in China, Mongolia, and Japan, During the Years 1862-1865, (Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 202) Washington City (DC), Smithsonian Institution, August 1866, 4to (9 3/8 x 12 in - 23.8 x 30.6 cm), printed by Collins, Printer, Philadelphia, 18 text illustrations (figures), Appendices 1-3 (pages 119-128), index (pages 129-143), 9 plates at the rear, 161 pp. Each plate is preceding by a one page description. Plate 1 is a fold out with cross section of land in China. Plates 2 and 6 are color lithograph maps. Plate 8 is the only one relating to Japan and it is a black and white map of Southern Yesso. The author spent the years 1862-1864 conducting geologic research in Japan, China and Mongolia. The majority of the book relates to the geology of China and Mongolia. Chapter IX , "Geological Itineraries of Journeys on the Island of Yesso in Northern Japan," is the section on Japan. It covers pages 79-108. Half of the text illustrations are in the Japan section. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. Hardbound with 3/4 leather over pebbled black cloth boards with leather tipped corners. The covers and spine are heavily worn and there is a one inch tear at the side of the spine. The book is ex-library (non circulating). There are two Library handstamps and a donation handstamp inside the front cover and evidence of removal of a label at the foot of the spine. Aside from these, no other library markings or indicia. Scattered stain spots including two large ones on the title page. One page has a handwritten notation in the margin. Plates are clean. The first plate has linen tape (repair) on the back at the fold and appears to have been reduced in size. There is a bookseller's label inside the front cover ("Matsumura").  #1866100831 - $135.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1867 - Letter & Report of Yokohama Chamber of Commerce, Opening of Hiogo & Osaka  #1867090139e
Chamber of Commerce, Yokohama
Gay, A.O.:

A one page manuscript letter and an eight page printed report transmitted by the letter.

  • One Page Manuscript Letter. A one page manuscript letter dated December 6, 1867 from A.O. Gay (Yokohama Chamber of Commerce) to the President of the Chamber of Commerce, New York. The letter transmits a report by the Special Committee of the Yokohama General Chamber of Commerce regarding the opening to areas in Hiogo and Osaka to foreign interests. The letter measures 8 1/4 x 10 1/2+ in (21 x 26.5 cm).
  • Eight Page Printed Report Dated December 1867. In this report the Chamber of Commerce is expressing frustration that its' representatives have not been given access to the soon to be opened foreign concessions at the Port of Hiogo (later called Kobe) and the City of Osaka and that it has been provided very little information on the matter. This report is dated December of 1867 and the two concessions were scheduled to be opened in January of 1868. Without this information the members of the Chamber of Commerce in Yokohama were unable to make plans for engaging in business in the newly opened areas. This report is a strong expression of the Chamber's frustration at the lack of information it was receiving from official government sources regarding the soon to be opened areas. The report contains 4 appendices. Appendix A is "Osaka Convention" which provided for establishing foreign areas/concessions in at Hiogo and Osaka. Appendix B is a February 7, 1867 letter from the Chamber of Commerce to representatives of Great Britain, France, Holland and the United States requesting that representatives of the Yokohama Chamber of Commerce be allowed to go to Hiogo and Osaka and be given information on the soon to be opened areas. Appendix C contains the British and Dutch replies dated February 1867 and April 1867 which summarily rejected the request to allow a delegation of the Chamber of Commerce to visit the areas. Appendix C. is a letter dated October 27 from a Japanese representative which gives little information and leads to the conclusion that even as of that late date plans for the two areas are not completed. The appendices are followed by an undated "Minute" which is from the same Japanese representative and does provides some detail as to the Japanese plans for the soon to be opened areas. This letter reproduced in the minute was pronounced inaccurate by the Kanagawa governor. The report is on high quality blue paper ("E. Towgood, 1866" watermark) and measures 8+ x 11 1/2+ in (20.6 x 29.6 cm). The report is composed of a front cover with title and inside blank, 5 pages of text and a blank back cover (8 pages total). At the foot of the last page of text is "Yokohama--Printed at the 'Japan Times' Office."

To see the letter and cover page for the report, click here.

This same letter and report is recorded in the Annual Report of the U.S. Chamber of commerce in these terms:

From The Chamber of Commerce of Yokohama, Japan. A communication was read from Mr. A. O. Gay, Chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce of Yokohama, Japan, dated December 6, 1867, and enclosing a copy of a report made by a Special Committee upon the opening of the ports of Hiogo and Osaca, which was ordered on file. (New York, John W. Amerman Printer, 1868, Tenth Annual Report of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, For the Year 1867-'68, Part I, at page 34, to see click here).

Condition. The letter is in Very Good condition. This is the correspondence portion only of what appears to have been a folded letter. There is no franking (postage) or indication of how it was transmitted from Yokohama to New York. The left edge is ragged. The Report is in Very Good condition. The front cover is held to the remainder of the report by approximately 1 inch of unbroken paper at the spine. The balance of the report binding is strong. There are no markings. staining or foxing on the report. Along the areas adjacent to the spine on the back cover paper adheres for ca 2 cm inward. There are 3 horizontal folds on the report. Both the letter and the report have a circular "Chamber of Commerce, 1868 Feb 6, No. 20" receiving handstamp at the top.  #1867090139e

 
  $1350.00 1868/71, Dajokan Nisshi, 32 Issues  #1868100334
Dajokan (Great Council):
Dajokan Nisshi (Gazette/Journal of the Great Council/Council of State), Kyoto (1868) and Tokyo (late 1868 forward), Murakami Kanbee - printer in Kyoto and Suwaraya Mohee - printer in Edo (Tokyo), Keio 4 (1868) through Meiji 10 (1877), 8vo (6 1/8 x 8 7/8 in - 15.5 x 22.5 cm), paper wraps, text entirely in Japanese, string tied, folded pages, high quality laid paper, woodblock printed, issued periodically, generally several issues per month. The first issue was published February 23, 1868 (Keio 4) and the last issue January 23, 1877 (Meiji 10). The front cover of each issue states the issue number and the year and month of issuance. This periodical represents the first official effort to publish government ordinances by the Dajokan. It was first issued by the newly established Dajokan (Great Council/Privy Council) under the Keio era emperor and continued until 1877 through the early years of the Meiji era emperor.

Scope of Unit. This unit consists of 32 issues of the Dajokan Nisshi published in 1868 and 1871, (Keio 4, Nos. 1-19, Nos. 60-8 and Meiji 4, No. 18, Nos. 42-3, and an unknown number issue). In total, the 32 issues contain 344 folded pages of text (688 pages total). This page count does include the front and back covers. The first 19 issues are bound into two books. All others are single issues. For more information on these issues, click here.

Condition. Except for Meiji 4, No. 42-3, all issues are in Very Good condition. These issues are clean, free of marking and have light to no foxing or staining. The Meiji 4, No. 42 issue is in Fair condition and has 1/2 of the front cover missing and foxing and staining that ranges from moderate to light. The Meiji 4, No. 42 is in Good+ issue with heavy staining on the front cover. These two issues are otherwise clean, free of marking and have only light foxing. No pages are broken at the fold.  #1868100334 - $1350.00

 
  $195.00 ca 1868, Will Adams in Japan by Dalton  #1868060708
Dalton, William:
Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan, A Romantic Biography, London & New York, Cassell, Petter and Galpin, not dated but ca 1868, second edition, 18mo (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in - 16.8 x 11.6 cm), illustrated title page, woodcut frontispiece, 16 woodcut illustrations in text, 298 pp. For images from this book, click here.

Condition. The book has been recently rebound with gray paper boards and typed label. The text is in Very Good condition with no foxing, toning or staining.  #1868060708 - $195.00

 
  $400.00 1869 - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1869090814a
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, 1869 (April perhaps), large 4to (10 x 14 in - 25 x 36 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on thin laid paper, illustrated cover and 17 pages (including front cover). As was standard for this publication, the front cover has the year 1869 but no month. The first page after the cover is a full page woodblock illustration titled "Calendar for the Week Ending 3rd April 1869." References to the months of March and April appear once each within in the publication. For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The publication is in Fair condition. The string tie binding is completely loose. There is a horizontal fold at the middle. The outside edges of the front cover and a few pages day are damaged. There is light soiling to the front cover and stain spots at the upper right. Internally the pages are clean and free of foxing or staining.  #1869090814a - $400.00

Other issues between 1865-1886 are available and listed on this page.

 
  $225.00 1870 - Lives of the Dominican Missionaries in Japan, Wilberforce  #1870120706
Wilberforce, Bertrand A.
Edward, Henry (preface):
A Sketch of the Lives of the Dominican Missionaries in Japan; Including Those of the Martyrs Beatified by Pius IX. By Fr. Bertrand A. Wilberforce, of the Order of the Friar-Preachers. With a Preface by His Grace the Archbishop of Westminster., London, John Philp, printed by Plackett and Moody, London, undated but ca 1870, green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and blindstamped rules and decoration on the front cover (green cloth) or front and back covers (red cloth), 16mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in - 11.5 x 15.7 cm), publisher's ads (pages i-vii) at the rear, 234 pp. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. This is the red cloth version of the book. The book is in Very Good condition. The hinges are weak but not cracked. The binding is solid. The covers have minor wear. No marking in the text. There is light to medium scattered foxing, primarily at the front. The name "L. Martin" is written in ink in manuscript on the back of a front free page.  #1870120706 - $225.00

 
  $295.00 1871 - French Naval Expedition Including Japan, Tinted Lithographs  #1871110331
Baeckstrom, Anton:
Ett Besok i Japan Och Kina jemte bilder fran vagen dit ofver Goda-Hoppsudden, Bourbon, Nya Kaledonien, Manilla och Kokinkina, Anteckningar och minnen fran en trearig tjenstgoring i franska flottan af Anton Baeckstrom. Mit 63 illustrationer i stentryck och trasnitt, Stockholm, Alb. Bonniers Boktryckeri, 1871, Swedish text, 8vo (6 x 9  - 15 x 22.7 cm), half title page and full title page, dark blue blindstamped cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on the front cover and spine, a black and white engraved frontispiece plus 62 illustrations which include 8 tinted lithograph plates, 15 black and white wood engraved plates, 39 black and white wood engraved text illustrations, 391 pp. The book is an account of the French Far East Expedition (1867-70) which the author accompanied. The expedition called in New Caledonia, Manila, Cochinchina (Indo-china/Vietnam), Japan, China and Singapore. The Japanese portion of the narrative accounts for more than one half of the book (pages 177-384). There is a discussion of the US Expedition to Japan under Commodore Perry and the events that followed (pages 322-40). The illustrations in this section (Perry Expedition) are drawn for the work of Wilhelm Heine, an artist accompanying the US expedition of 1853-4. One text illustration which depicts the Shurei-mon (Gate of Courtesy), in Shuri, Okinawa, is a reproduction of a lithograph in the narrative of the American Expedition. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front hinges (outside and inside) are lightly cracked. The binding is strong. The head and foot of the spine are soft and frayed. The corners bumped and scraped. Internally the book is clean. There is text foxing on the pages adjacent to the plates. Aside from that the text is clean and bright with no foxing, toning or staining. The illustrations are clean and free of faults.  #1871110331 - $295.00

 
  $65.00 1871 - The President's Message to Congress, US Consular Courts in Japan, Extracted from Bound Volume  #1871090811
Grant, U.S.
Fish, Hamilton (Secretary of State)
DeLong, C.E. (US Minister to Japan):
Message of the President of the United States, Communicating a Copy of the Regulations for the Consular Courts of the United States in Japan, Decreed and Issued by the Minister of the United States in that Country, Washington, DC, 41st Congress, 3rd Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. 25, January 27, 1871, 8vo, 50 pp. This document transmits to Congress the regulations for the US Consular Courts operating in Japan. The bulk of the regulations relate to civil actions (pages 1-30) and only three pages relate to criminal proceedings. In addition to the regulations (pages 1-32), the document contains transmittal letters and a seven page index. United States citizens in Japan were exempt from Japanese law (civil and criminal) at this time. The US Consular courts exercised extraterritorial jurisdiction in these matters. To see the first page of the document, click here.

Condition. The document is in Very Good condition. It has been removed from a bound volume. The left edge is rough. The document is clean and free of foxing, staining or marking.  #1871090811 - $65.00

 
  $135.00 1871 - Letter to President, Domestic Relations with Japan  #1871081027
Walsh, Thomas:
A Letter, Addressed to the President of the United States on the Existing Diplomatic Relations with Japan, New York, John W. Amerman Printer, 8vo, self-wraps, internal pages string tied, 10 pp. This letter, dated November 7, 1871, was presented to the New York Chamber of Commerce by Thomas Walsh on December 7th, 1871 and was ordered published by the Chamber. In this letter Walsh outlined the American efforts in opening diplomatic and trade relations with Japan. Walsh believed that the British were gaining prominence in Japan and doing so on the back of American initiatives. He also lamented the fact that the Japanese are employing Europeans, not Americans, for technical assistance in modernizing the country. He urged the President to increase the American mission in Japan to equal rank with the missions of the European powers. He also urged recruiting a corps of student assistants to be sent to Japan to work in the American legation and consulates. Walsh believed the current American efforts in Japan were inadequate and she was falling behind the European powers in standing and prestige. To see the front cover/title page, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Good condition. There is a heavy vertical crease. Corners are chipped. The spine covering is broken at the foot for ca 1 inch. The internal pages are loose.  #1871081027 - $135.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1871 - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1871040614a
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, 1871, folio (9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in - 24.5 x 34.8 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on thin laid paper, illustrated cover and 13 pages with no back cover. The issue has no issue number or date. However, the letter at page 3 places the date in late May, 1871. The Japan Punch is sometimes described as the first English language periodical published in Japan. For more information on this item, click here.

Condition. The publication is in Good condition. The string binding is tight and in excellent condition. The paper is supple and shows some aging/browning. Both outside corners are bumped with creasing. The bottom left corner has a 1 inch tear. Light to moderate foxing confined primarily to the top and bottom edges of the pages. Occasional stain spots. Most significant is 1/2 inch spot at the bottom of the front cover and a 2 inch spot on along the outer edge of the last two pages page. I believe the item is far above average condition for this rather fragile type publication.  #1871040614a

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The Phoenix

  $60.00 No. 28, October 1872, The Phoenix
  $275.00 Nos. 31~36, Jan-June 1873, The Phoenix (6 issues)
  $60.00 No. 35, May 1873, The Phoenix w Notes on Loochoo

 
Summers, Rev. James (editor):
The Phoenix, A Monthly Magazine for India, Burma, Siam, China, Japan and Eastern Asia, Volume III, No. 35, May 1873, London, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25.5 cm), thin paper wraps, string tied, approximately 10 pages per monthly issue.

Issues Available.

  • Volume III, No. 28, October 1872, click here. Very Good
  • Volume III, No. 29, November 1872, click here. Sold
  • Volume III, Nos. 31~36, Jan-June 1873 (6 issues), click here. Very Good
  • Volume III, No. 35, May 1873 (with Notes on Loochoo by Satow), click here. Very Good
 
  $650.00 1873~4 - Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasien's, Parts 1-6, May 1873 - Dec 1874  #1873080618
von Brandt - Cochius - Doenitz, Professor - von Gebauer
Greeven, G.A. - Heeren - Hoffman - Holtz
Hilgendorf - Jaquet, L. - Kempermann, P. - Knobloch, A.
Lange, Dr. - Martin, G. - Mueller - Rein - Schmidt
Knipping, E. - Webber:
Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur-Und Volkerkunde Ostasien's. Herausgegeben von dem Vorstande, Heft 1-6 (Journal of the German Society for Natural and Cultural Science of East Asia, Parts 1-6), May 1873 through December 1874, Yokohama, small 4to (8 1/4 x 12 1/2 in - 21.1 x 30.6 cm), hardbound volume with six consecutive issues, German text primarily but two articles in Part 5 in English, printed in two columns, 5 tipped in albumen photographs, 12 plates (including 2 tinted and 2 fold-out color), one large fold-out map (16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in - 41 x 31 cm), numerous large meteorological fold-out tables, several musical scores in the text, 220 pages total. The 6 parts are numbered individually with the page number starting at 1 for each of them. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. This is an ex-library book and privately (probably by the library) bound. The book has the title and call numbers in black handwritten on the spine and at the foot of the spine there is a library number label. Inside the front cover is a University of Chicago library bookplate (withdrawn handstamped over that). Inside the back cover is a card pocket and a computer scan label above that. The title page of the first part has a perforated library mark and withdrawn overstamped on that. The first four title pages have manuscript library annotations. The inside front and back hinges are broken and the binding is shaken but holding. The first title page is 70% separated at the spine. The contents are clean and unmarked. The tipped in albumen photographs (all 5 of them) are very faded.  #1873080618 - $650.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1873 - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1873090814b
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, 1873, large 4to (9 1/2 x 13 3/4 in - 24 x 35.2 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on thin Japanese mulberry paper, illustrated cover and 13 pages (including front cover). As was standard for this publication, the front cover has the year 1873 but no month. The first page after the cover is a full page woodblock illustration titled "Japan and Peru." For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The publication is in Good+ (near Very Good) condition. The string ties are present and loose. The is a fold at the middle. Internally the pages are clean and free of stains, foxing and tears. The page corners have small folds.  #1873090814b

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  $550.00 1874 - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1874090814c
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, 1874 (January perhaps), large 4to (10 1/4 x 14 5/8 in - 25.6 x 37 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on thin laid paper, illustrated cover and 12 pages (including front cover). As was standard for this publication, the front cover has the year 1874 but no month. The first page after the cover is a full page woodblock illustration titled "The Harbour Master takes Serious measure." The month of January appears twice within in the publication. For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The publication is in Good condition. The string ties are almost completely detached. The is a fold at the middle. The front cover is moderately soiled. Page edges and corners have numerous foldover areas. Internally, the pages are clean and free of stains, foxing and tears.   #1874090814c - $550.00

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  $725.00 1874 - TASJ Vol I w Notes on Loochoo  #1874041019
Satow, Ernest
Griffis, W.E.
Aston, W.G.
Blakiston, Captain
et. al.:
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume I, Yokohama, printed at the "Japan Mail" office, published 1874, 8vo, 359 pp. Published in two parts bound into one to form the first volume in this series. The first part covers the period of October 30, 1872 - October 9, 1873. It has 110 numbered pages and contains 5 foldout black and white woodcut plates (related to Okinawa), 2 foldout tables and what appears to be a two page albumen photograph reproduction of chart of hurricane tracts. The second part covers the period of October 22, 1873 - July 15, 1874. It has 249 numbered pages and contains 2 foldout tables. A total of 359 numbered pages, 5 folding illustrations, 4 foldout tables and 1 double page chart. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Later marbled boards with cloth spine with lettering in gilt. "Ex Libris Charles E. Tuttle" bookplate and "Issedio" sticker on front inside cover. Edges and corners worn. Corners bumped. Internally very clean. The pages all show three small punch holes. Presumably these were where the two parts were once string tied before binding together to make a complete volume I. The chart of Typhoon routes appears to be an albumen photograph and it has faded to the point where the image is indiscernible.  #1874041017 - $725.00

 
  $35.00 1874 - Watson Article on Yezo, Royal Geographical Society  #1874041242b
Watson, R. G.:
Notes of a Journey in the Island of Yezo in 1873; and on the Progress of Geography in Japan, 1874, Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, 1874, London, pages 132-145, 14 pp. Notes on Watson's visit to Yezo in the summer of 1873. Contains extensive comments on the Aino. Also contains comments on the efforts by the Japanese government to accuratly survey all of the "Mikado's domains."

Condition. This is an extracted article. The pages are in Very Good condition.  #1874041242b - $35.00

 
  $325.00 1875 - The Shimonoseki Affair, EH House, 72 Footnotes - Plus CDV  #1875150739
House, Edward Howard:
The Shimonoseki Affair, a Chapter of Japanese History, Tokio, April, 1875, 8vo (5 7/8 x 9 1/8 in - 23.3 x 19 cm), publisher not stated, no wraps, in the nature of an off-print pamphlet, string ties, 72 footnotes, 35 pp. This is a contemporary account of "Shimonoseki Indemnity" that resulted from a naval engagement by forces of the Tycoon against an American merchant steamer, the Pembroke in the Straits of Shimonoseki on June 25, 1864. On July 16 the U..S. S. Wyoming arrived in the straits with the mission of seizing or destroying the two Japanese vessels that attacked the Pembroke. A naval battle ensued in which one Japanese vessel was sunk and another disabled. Five American sailors were killed and 6 injured in the battle. House discusses the history of the battle and the resulting political and legal consequences.

To see the front and back pages and the last 2 text page, click here.

The pamphlet is accompanied by a sepia tone albumen photograph Carte de Viste (CDV) showing the Strait of Simonoseki. The CDV measures 10.2 x 6.1 cm. To see the CDV, click here.

Condition: The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. The first and last page have minor chipped areas. The corners are bent. The front page has moderate toning. The back page, which is a blank page, has a heavily toned area. The is a 4 digit number in pencil on the front page at the upper left. There is an erased area at the upper right. The letter "G" is written at the bottom left corner of the first page. The string ties are solid. Internally the pages have light age toning. There is no foxing, staining or writing. The CDV is in Fair condition. It has been removed from a mounting and there are areas where glue and paper adhere.  #1875150739 - $325.00

 
  $850.00 1875 - Fu-So Mimi Bukuro, C. Pfoundes, Hardbound  #1875050222
Pfoundes, C.:
Fu-So Mimi Bukuro. A Budget of Japanese Notes, Reprinted from the 'Japan Mail', Yokohama, Printed and Published at the "Japan Mail" Office, 1875, 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 14 x 19.2 cm), brown cloth with leather spine and leather tipped corners, 184 pp. Reprints of 30+ articles previously published in the Japan Weekly Mail. Topics cover a wide range of subjects including superstitions, music, theatre, dress, swords and hara kiri. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in very good condition. Binding is sound. The leather on the spine and corners is rubbed and scraped. Foxing on the front and back end pages and edges, otherwise very clean and free of foxing and staining. Approximately 5 pages show evidence of erasure of light pencil writing.   #1875050222 - $850.00

 
  $450.00 1875 - Fu-So Mimi Bukuro, C. Pfoundes, Stiff Wraps  #1875081146a
Pfoundes, C.:
Fu-So Mimi Bukuro. A Budget of Japanese Notes, Reprinted from the 'Japan Mail', Yokohama, Printed and Published at the "Japan Mail" Office, 1875, 12mo (5 3/8 x 7 1/2 in - 13.8 x 19.2 cm), brown cloth with leather spine and leather tipped corners, 184 pp. Reprints of 30+ articles previously published in the Japan Weekly Mail. Topics cover a wide range of subjects including superstitions, music, theatre, dress, swords and hara kiri. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. This is the unbound, stiff wraps, version of the book. There is significant creasing at the upper right corner. The front cover has the upper right corner clipped. The next 15 pages show evidence of creasing from dog eared tips progressing to light creasing. The spine covering is broken at the top for approximately 1/2 inch. Internally clean and free of foxing, staining or marking. I would rate the contents Very Good+. A very nice example of this book which is seldom found in the stiff wrap state.  #1875081146a - $450.00

 
  $55.00 1875 (1883 Reprint) - TASJ, III, Part I  #1875051210b
Geerts
Gribble, Henry
Lindo, J.A.
St. John:
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume III, Part I, 1875 (1883 Reprint), Yokohama, Lane, Crawford & Co., Kelly & Co., 8vo, paper wraps, covers the period from October 14, 1874 through December 23, 1874, 104 pp. Contents listed are: "Useful Minerals and Metallurgy of the Japanese" by Dr Geerts, "Observations on the Bay of Sendai" by Captain St. John, "Useful Minerals and Metallurgy of the Japanese" by Dr. Geerts, "Description of a Trip to Niigata along the Shinshiu Road and back by the Mikuni Pass" by J.A. Lindo "Useful Minerals and Metallurgy of the Japanese" by Dr. Geerts, "The Preparation of Vegetable Wax" by Henry Gribble. Although the table of contents lists an 87 page appendix, that is not present. To see the title page and table of contents, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The front wrap and spine covering are missing. Some pages have tears in the margins. Although the pages are tannish, they remain supple.  #1875051210c - $55.00

 
  $100.00 1875 - TASJ, III, Part II  #1875051210b
Aston, W.G.
Brunton, R.H.
Dallas, Charles H.
Descharmes, Captain
St. John, Captain
Goodwin, C.W.
Grigsby, W.E.
Gubbins, J.H.:
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume III, Part II, 1875, Yokohama, "Japan Mail" Office, 8vo, paper wraps, covers the period from January 13, 1875 through June 30, 1875, 154 pp. Contents listed are: "Itinerary of Two Routes between Yedo and Niigata" by Captain Descharmes (includes foldout table of itinerary), "Constructive Art in Japan" by R.H. Brunton, "An Excursion into the Interior Parts of Yamato Province" by Captain St. John, "On some Japanese Legends" by C.W. Goodwin, "Observations on the Climate at Nagasaki during the year 1872" by Dr. Geerts, "Notes of a Journey from Awamori to Niigata and of a visit to the Mines of Sada" by J.H. Gubbins, "Notes collected in the Okitama Ken, with an Itinerary of the Road leading to it" by Charles H. Dallas, "An Ancient Japanese Classic by W.G. Aston (the "Tosa Nikki or Tosa Diary"), "The Legacy of Iyeyas" by W.E. Grigsby, "The Yonezawa Dialect" by C.H. Dallas. At the back of the issue are 8 (7 tables) fold outs giving wind data and other meteorological information for the Nagasaki area. To see the front cover, title page and table of contents, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. Pencil writing at upper left on the front cover. The covers are heavily soiled with significant edge wear. Portions of the spine covering are chipped or broken. Heavy foxing at the beginning and end and some scattered throughout. Although the pages are tannish, they remain supple.  #1875051210b - $100.00

 
  $175.00 1875 - Kasira Gaki Zou vo Kin Mon, 2 Volumes  #1875060805
Serrurier, Lindor:
Kasira Gaki Zou vo Kin Mou Dzu wi Tai Sei. Encyclopédie Japonaise. Le chapitre des quadrupèdes avec la première partie de celui des oiseaux. Traduction française sur le texte original avec fac-simile, 2 Volumes, text volume and illustrations volume, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 8vo, paper wraps, 60 pages of text, 42 pages of black and white lithographed illustrations. To see the covers and a illustration, click here.

Condition. Both volumes are in Very Good condition. The vast majority of the pages remain unsevered.  #1875060805 - $175.00

 
  $245.00 ca 1875, Will Adams in Japan by Dalton  #1875071015
Dalton, William:
Will Adams, The First Englishman in Japan, A Romantic Biography, London, James Blackwood & Company, not dated but ca 1875, a later edition, 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 14 x 18.8 cm), green decorated cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on the spine, black and white woodcut frontispiece, 18 black and white woodcut illustrations in text, 6 pages of Blackwood advertisements at the rear, xvi, 298 pp. The listing of illustrations notes an title page but an illustrated title page is not present, only an unillustrated one. After the author's name on the title page appears "Author of 'Stories of Conquests of Mexico and Peru' The Powder Monkey,' 'Persian Chief,' &c." This is not generally found on other editions of the book. This book, which was first published in 1861, is a fictional account of Will Adams life with the focus on his life in Japan. The book is written in the first person using the construct of a fellow shipwrecked sailor named Melichor von Santvoort (an actual member of the Dutch fleet) who was also a member of the ill-fated Dutch fleet that brought Adams to Japan in early 1600. This is an early Western account of Japanese polictics, Japanese royalty, the Christian faith in Japan, Western contact with Japan, and life in general Japan in the 17th century (1600-1650). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very good condition. The corners are lightly bumped and frayed. There are small areas of bubbling on the front and back board. Edges of the spine lightly rubbed. The decoration and gilt are strong and bright. The front inner hinges is cracked. The binding is solid and tight. Gift inscription in ink dated "August 25, 1900" on the front free paper. The text is in Fine condition with no foxing, toning or staining.  #1875071015 - $245.00

 
  $325.00 1876, April - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1876050832c
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, April 1876, folio (10 x 14 1/2 in - 25.5 x 36.5 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on good quality paper, illustrated cover and 10 pages with no back cover. The month of April is handwritten rather than printed. The year, 1876, is printed. This issue contains two drawings which refer to the Grand Hotel in Yokohama. For more information on this item, click here.

Condition. The periodical is in Fair condition. The string ties are present but loose. The pages are clean and free of staining, foxing and toning. The paper is supple. There is insect damage internally (worm hole appearing areas). The upper and lower left corners are badly chewed. Approximately 1 1/2 inches of paper are missing at both corners. I find only one page where this actually cuts into the text/image area of a page however.  #1876050832c - $325.00

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  $795.00 1876, October - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1876051032b
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, no publisher stated, August 1876, folio (9 3/4+ x 14 1/4 in - 25.1 x 36 cm), string tied, woodblock printed on high quality paper, illustrated cover and 10 pages with no back cover. The month of Oct. is handwritten rather than printed. The year, 1876, is printed. For more information on this item, click here.

Condition. The periodical is in Very Good condition. The string ties are present but loose. The pages are clean and free of staining, foxing and toning. The paper is supple. There are a few small insect holes. Considering the transitory nature of this publication, a remarkably well preserved copy.  #1876051032b - $795.00

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  $265.00 1876 - Kinse Shiriaku, A History of Japan (1853-1869), 2nd Edition   #1876090710a
Yamaguchi Uji (Shozan Yashi)
Satow, Ernest (translator):
Kinse Shiriaku. A History of Japan, from the First Visit of Commodore Perry in 1853 to the Capture of Hakodate by the Mikado's Forces in 1869. Translated From the Japanese by Sir E. M. Satow, Japanese Secretary to H.B.M. Legation, Republished from the 'Japan Weekly Mail,' 2nd Edition, Yokohama, F.R. Wetmore & Co., large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in - 14.4 x 22.4 cm), printed paper wraps, 1876, ii, 150 pp.

This work, originally translated in 1873, was produced by a government official in the Bakufu/Shogunate government (Foreign Department) and in the Imperial Government (Education Department). The title Kinse Shiriaku translates as "Short History of Recent Times." The author's purpose was to present an unbiased summary of the events that have passed since "...the sudden arrival of the American squadron in 1853 awoke Japan from the almost undisturbed slumber of the last two and one half centuries." The work begins with the arrival of Commodore Perry and the American squadron in July of 1853 and ends with the full restoration of power in the Meiji Emperor in 1869. This book is important in that it presents a succinct chronological flow of the major political, military, social and physical (tsunami an earthquakes) events that were occurring during this time (1853-1869). Great attention is given to the actions and reactions of the foreign powers then in Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The cover has heavy staining and soiling and chipped and broken areas along the spine. Most of the spine covering is not present. On most pages there is heavy pencil markings (generally a date, underlining or short notes). The binding is solid and book complete.  #1876090710a - $265.00

 
  $145.00 1876 - Mikado's Empire, History of Japan, Griffis  #1876030121
Griffis, William Elliot:
The Mikado's Empire: Book I. History of Japan, From 660 B.C. to 1872 A. D. -- Book II. Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan, 1870-1874 (two books in one volume), New York, Harper & Brothers, 1876, 625 pp + 12 pp ads., illustrated with 108 plates, many full page with tissue guards, 8vo, map of Dai Nippon, brick red cloth, beveled edges, gilt titles. In Book I the author traces Japan's history from 660 BC to 1872 AD, with chapters such as Aborigines, Japanese Mythology, Sujin the civilizer, Yamato-Dake, Life in Ancient Japan, Ancient Religion, The Throne and Noble Families, Yoritomo and the Minamoto Family, Glory and Fall of the Hojo Family, Buddhism in Japan, Invasion of the Mongol Tartars, War of the Chrysanthemums, Ashigkaga Period, Middle Ages, Feudalism, Nobunaga the Persecutor of the Buddhists, Hideyoshi's Enterprises - the Invasion of Corea [Korea], Perfection of Duarchy and Feudalism. Book II includes his personal experiences, observations, and studies in Japan from 1870 to 1875. Not only a history of Japan, but much on the culture, people and life in the 1870's in that country, with chapters on Tokio, temples, his students, childrens' games and sports, household customs and superstitions, mythical, zoology, folklore, proverbs, the role of woman, along with notes on business, government, the military, postal system, art and poetry, agriculture, mining, and other subjects.

Condition. Very Good, with owner's handstamps and signature on fep. Front hinge cracking occasional staining but very clean internally. Head and foot of spine frayed and softened, corners bumped.  #1876030121 - $145.00

 
  $1350.00 1877 - Illustrations to the Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan, 1st Edition  #1877060211
McLeod, N (Nicholas):
Illustrations to the Epitome of the Ancient History of Japan, Including Illustrations to the Guide Book, Collected and Arranged by N. McLeod, Kioto (Kiyoto), 51 leaves containing 77 pages with copper engraved illustrations showing 160+ images, cloth boards, cord tied, spine uncovered, large oblong 8vo (6 3/4 x 11 in). The book is composed of 51 leaves (title page plus preface plus 49 leaves with illustrations). Most illustrated leaves are printed front and back. Aside from the preface and the captions to the illustrations, there is no text. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The covers are in Poor condition. The front cover is detached. Both covers have the cloth missing in spots and raveling along the edge. The decoration on the covers is only visible when viewed at an angle and then is only faint. Internally the book is in Good condition. There is waterstaining which is confined primarily to the front and back and the area off the plates in the area of the spine. The plates are basically clean. Because the pages were not separated/protected by tissue guards, image foxing on adjacent pages is prevalent. A few pages have tears but none extend into the image area. There is no listing of illustrations so it is not possible for me to confirm all pages are present. However, I see no evidence that pages have been removed.  #1877060211 - $1350.00

 
  $285.00 1877 - Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasiens, 1877, Separate Issue  #1877080610a
Dr. G. Wagner
Ninagawa Noritake:
I. Geschichtliches ueber Maass-Und Gewichtssysteme in China und Japan. - II. Bemerkungen ueber die Theorie der Chinesischen Musik und Ihren Zusammenhang Mit der Philosophie, von Dr. G. Wagner a supplemental issue to part 12 ("Separat=Abdruck aus dem 12ten Heft") of Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasiens in Tokio, Heft 12 (Journal of the German Society for Natural and Cultural Science of East Asia, Part 12), 1877, Yokohama, Buchdrukerei Des "Echo du Japon," 4to (9 x 13 in - 22.5 x 33 cm), paper wraps, staple bound, German text and printed in columns, 6 black and white plates, 26 pp. This supplemental issue contains an article an article on the weight and measures systems in Japan and China and an extensively illustrated article on the theory of the Chinese music and it's connection with philosophy. The latter article is illustrated with 6 plates. For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The periodical is in Good+ condition. The covers have light soiling and small creases and tears along the edges. Corners are rounded or slightly dog eared. There is a heavy vertical crease down the middle and a heavy diagonal crease at the top right corner. Both the vertical crease and the diagonal crease run throughout the issue. The fragile spine covering is in tact but has breaks or pieces missing over ca 60 of the covering area. Quite clean with no foxing or staining. The paper is supple, not brittle.  #1877080610a - $285.00

 
  $495.00 1877 - Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasien's, Part 13, November 1877  #1877080610a
von Gebauer
Kempermann, P.
Greeven, G.A.
Dr. Lange
Dr. Martin, G.
Jaquet, L.
Knipping, E.
Herr Prof. Doenitz:
Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur-Und Volkerkunde Ostasien's. Herausgegeben von dem Vorstande, Heft 13 (Journal of the German Society for Natural and Cultural Science of East Asia, Part 13), November 1877, Yokohama, Buchdrukerei Der "Echo du Japon," 4to (8 3/4 x 13 in - 22.2 x 33 cm), paper wraps over string binding, German text and printed in columns, 4 black and white plates, one large folding map (22 1/4 x 18 in - 54.5 x 46 cm), 3 very large meteorological fold-out tables, numbered pages 80-108, 29 pp. The tables, plates and map are all at the rear after the numbered text pages. The 3 large fold-out tables present detailed meteorological observations ("Meteorologische Beobachtungen aufgezeichnet zu Tokio") for Tokyo from September 1, 1872 through March 1, 1873. Each table is printed front and back, with 5 folds out and measure 33 x 95.2 cm when opened fully. The associated article also contains a one page table of meteorological observations for the period of April through September, 1876. This issue contains an article on the battle in Ueno. The article carries the date of July 4, 1868. The complete article on the battle is here. The article is accompanied by a very detailed fold-out map titled "Plan von Alten Ueno." This was the famous battle in which the Emperor's forces battled the forces loyal to the Tokugawa family (shogitai) in Tokyo and swept them from the city. For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The periodical is in Good condition. The covers have light soiling and there is a toned area along the bottom 1/4 of the front cover. Corners are dog eared. There is a heavy vertical crease down the middle of the entire publication (probably folded for mailing). The fragile spine covering is broken over about 60% of the spine area. Internally the publication is very clean with no foxing or staining. The paper is supple, not brittle. There is an ink signature at the top right on the front cover. The plates, tables and map are in Fine condition with no breaks, tears, foxing or staining.  #1877080610b - $495.00

 
  $255.00 1878 - Habersham, My Last Voyage (Type I Covers)  #78011208
Habersham, A. W.:
My Last Cruise. Where We Went And What We Saw: Being An Account Of Visits To The Malay And Loo-Choo Islands, The Coasts Of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, And The Mouth Of The Amoor River, Interspersed with Amusing Incidents and Exciting Adventures, J. B. Lippincott & Co. Philadelphia, 1878 (c1857), 8vo (6 x 9 in), 507 pp., red and black decorated front cover (Type I covers) and spine with gold title area on spine, frontispiece (steel engraving), illustrated title page (steel engraving), 29 black and white plates (frontispiece is included in this total) - steel engravings (3) and woodcuts (26). The plate of the Japan bath house (bathing) scene is often referred to as one of the key plates in the book. This narrative recounts the journey of the United States Exploring Expedition to the North Pacific and China Seas, 1853-1856, under Cadwallader Ringwald. It includes sections on the visits to Malay, the Loo-Choo Islands, the Coasts of China and Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the mouth of the Amoor River. Habersham was a Lieutenant in the surveying party. The expedition, under the command of Commander Cadwalader Ringgold, sailed in June of 1853 for the Orient via the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia. The Vincennes served as flag-ship to four other vessels. While the narrative overlaps the time the Perry Expedition was in Japan, the Ringwald Expedition arrived in Okinawa and Japan after Perry had completed his mission. The narrative provides an interesting account of events immediately in the wake of the Perry Expedition. The section on Ryukyu Islands starts in April of 1855 and spans 15 pages. The ships returned from Japan via San Francisco and Cape Horn and arrived at New York Navy Yard in the summer of 1856. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is very little foxing or toning and the pages are basically clean and bright. The cover has several white specks on the front and a trace of one on the spine. The head and tail of spine have some slight worn/torn spots. There is a 1 inch bruise/crush spot on the edge of the back cover. The frontispiece, illustrated title page and two other steel engraved plates have water stain marks along the top extending down as much as 1 1/2 in. The water stains are not event on text pages or the woodcut plates. To see the specks on the cover, the bruise on the back cover and the water stain, click here.   #78011208 - $255.00

 
  $55.00 1878 - Life and Adventure in Japan by Clark  #1878030828
Clark, E. Warren:
Life and Adventure in Japan, New York, American Tract Society, 1878, engraved frontispiece, map of Japan, 30 black and white illustrations ("From Original Photographs"), brown decorative cloth with gilt lettering/designs, 18mo (4 3/4 x 6 3/4 in) 247 pages. The book discusses the author's journey through Japan during his stay from 1871-1875. The book is written for the young reader. Full chapter discussion of the role of the christian missionary in Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. Head and foot of spine are frayed. Edges along spine have splitting at head and foot. Corners lightly bumped. Front end page has 1879 owner's inscription. Internally lightly shaken but holding. Pages are very clean and free of foxing and staining.  #1878030828 - $55.00

 
  $225.00 1879 - The Sunrise Kingdom, Julia Carrothers  #1879130508
Carrothers, Julia D.:
The Sunrise Kingdom or, Life and Scenes in Japan, and Woman's Work for Woman There, Philadelphia, Westcott & Thompson for the Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1879, green cloth boards and spine with embossed and gilt and black decorations (Mt. Fuji, a crane, the setting sun in gold), large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 14 x 19 cm), 408 pp. This book covers the period from August of 1869 through February of 1877 from the perspective of a female Presbyterian missionary in Japan. It is primarily a narrative of the stay in Tokyo and the focus is on religion, women and children and every day life of the Japanese. An interesting extended record (7+ years) of Japanese culture by an American who arrived less than 16 years after Perry opened Japan to Americans. The book is illustrated with 17 full page woodcut engraving plates. For general information on this book, click here. To see the covers and title page of this book, click here

. Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards have bumped corners and minor tears and scrapes long the edges. The head and foot of the spine are soft/lightly frayed. The gilt decoration is faded but is still attractive. The cover has minor rubbed areas. There is an inscription reading "With Compliments of H.J.B." in pencil on the first front free page. The inner hinge of the front cover has a 1 inch crack at the bottom and the inner hinge of the back cover is cracked. The binding, however, is solid. No writing or markings. The plates and adjacent page have light to moderate foxing.  #1879130508 - $225.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1879 - Notes on Japanese Archaeology, Henry von Siebold, Albumen Photographs  #1879080423
von Siebold, Heinrich Philipp (Henry):
Notes on Japanese Archaeology with Especial Reference to the Stone Age by Henry von Siebold, with 12 Photographic Plates, Typography of C. Levy, Yokohama, typography (text) by C. Levy, 1879, 4to (9 1/2 x 13 3/4  in - 24.5 x 36 cm), printed paper covered boards with green cloth spine, preface (I-III), 12 albumen photograph plates, 22 pages of text. The last four pages of the text (pages 19-22) contain tables titled "Explanation of Photographic Table" These tables provide the details regarding of the 285 items pictured and numbered in the plates. The plates are composed of original sepia tone albumen photographs tipped to card stock. The individual photographs can be characterized as large size photographs, approximately 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (or slightly larger) each. Above each photograph is a tipped on heading indicating the "Table" (Plate) number. Each object shown in the photograph is identified by a small manuscript number etched in white adjacent to it. These numbers correspond to the detailed information found in the four pages of "Explanation of Photographic Table" found in the text portion of the book. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. This is a ex-library (non-circulating) book. The 11th plate is missing and a facsimile photograph for the plate is provided. The final plate is detached and has light foxing. The boards are heavily worn with large areas of the paper missing and several chipped and broken areas on the edges. There is a library number on the front board. While the boards are attached, there is splitting at the hinges. There is bowing to the covers and the plates. There is a large Haverford College bookplate with an accession date of 1886 and ancillary markings. There are small circular ink library stamps on the title page and in the blank margins of most of the plates. On the front free endpaper there is a manuscript signed gift inscription by W[illis] Norton Whitney which reads: "Presented to the Library of Haverford College, January 14, 1886." On page 3 there is an ink notation "See the use of stone knife in circumcision." Dr. Whitney was an American physician living in Japan at the time and the author of several books and articles on Japan. Pages 7 through 10, "Japanese Caves" and "Japanese Ancient Pottery," are repeated after page 14. Thus the text pagination is pages 1-14, pages 7-10 (repeated) and pages 15-22. This is a very scarce book in any condition.  #1879080423 - Sold

 
  $1250.00 1879 - The Satsuma Rebellion of 1877  #1879080617
Mounsey, Augustus H.:
The Satsuma Rebellion. An Episode of Modern Japanese History, With Maps, London, John Murray, printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1879, 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 14 x 19.6 cm), green blindstamped cloth with gilt stamped decoration on front and back covers, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge untrimmed, frontispiece map of "Kiusiu," foldout tinted map of Japan (31 x 27.4 cm) following the last page of text, 294 pages of text with an additional 32 pages of publisher's advertisements ("Mr. Murray's General List of Works") at rear dated January, 1878. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition and in the original binding. Mottling/spotting to the spine and covers and cover edges are scrapes. Corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are soft. There a ding on the outside edge of the front cover. The inner hinges (front and back) are cracked but the binding remains tight with a slight lean. The free endpaper at the rear is almost detached. Internally very clean with no marking, staining or foxing. The foldout map at the rear has a one inch tear at the bottom where it is attached. The tear is outside the image area.  #1879080617 - $1250.00

 
  $285.00 1880 - Chiushingura; or the Loyal League, New Edition, 29 Color Plates  #1880071114f
Takeda Izumo (1691-1756) (author)
Dickins, Frederick V. (translator):
Chiushingura; or the Loyal League, A Japanese Romance Translated by Frederick V. Dickins ScB., of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. With Notes and an Appendix Containing a Metrical Version of the Ballad of Takasago and a Specimen of the Original Text in the Japanese Character. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Wood, Drawn and Executed by Japanese Artists, and Printed on Japanese Paper. New Edition, London, Allen & Co., Waterloo Place, 1880 (MDCCCLXXX), 8vo (6 1/2 x 10 in - 16 x 25.5 cm), yellow-green cloth with blind stamped illustrations in black and gilt on the front board and spine and gilt lettering on front board and spine, 29 aizuri-e woodblock plates, 1 black and white plate with Japanese characters, i-xii, 202 numbered pages. The woodblock prints (aizuri-e) are predominately in light to medium blue, gray, black and white. The last numbered page is followed by the plate with Japanese characters and an English transliteration. These pages are sometimes included in the page total to arrive at 204 pp. Each of the aizuri-e woodblock plates is on medium thick high quality Japanese paper containing silver type (mica) flakes. The top of each plate has Japanese text with the subject of the plate. Below the image on the plate is the English translation. Internally, the plate images have Japanese descriptive captions (occasionally 10 or more such captions). This book was initially published in Japan in 1875. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are faded, corners bumped and there is a 1 inch tear of the cloth at the top along the edge where the spine covering meets the back cover. The errata & addenda page has been clipped with the bottom 1/3 missing but with no loss of text. The next 3 pages have an indented line probably resulting when the eratta page was clipped. Internally very clean and all plates are free of faults.  #1880071114f - $285.00

 
  $75.00 1881 - Labor in Japan by Van Buren, Dept of State, Reports of Consuls  #1881030848
Van Buren, Thomas B.:
Labor in Japan published in Commercial Relations of the United States, Reports (Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 1880 and 1881,) from the Consuls of the United States on the Commerce, Manufacturines, Etc., of Their Consular Districts, Department of State, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1881, 600 pp. The report on "Labor in Japan" by Counsul-General Van Buren is contained at pages 192-217. The report on labor is bascially the same report (without the plates) as published in Labor in Japan - together with - Pottery and Porcelain Industries of Japan (see below). Van Buren held office from June 1874 until June 1885.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. This an ex-library book with a number on the spine and bookplate on the inside of the front cover. No other library markings. The article on Labor in Japan is Fine with no faults or markings.  #1881030848 - $75.00

 
  $950.00 1881~2 - The Chrysanthemum, A Monthly Magazine for Japan and the Far East, Volume I and II  #1881100901
Various Contributors:
The Chrysanthemum, A Monthly Magazine for Japan and the Far East, Volume I and II, 1881-2, Yokohama, small 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in - 14 x 21.5 cm), green blindstamped cloth with gilt decoration (a chrysanthemum) on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, a monthly publication, text in English and occasional Japanese characters shown for translation purposes. This periodical presents significant information on Meiji era Japan seen through the eyes of Westerners. Many of the articles have a religious orientation and several of the contributors were important missionaries and medical missionaries in Japan. Each volume contains the 12 monthly issues for that year. The issues are bound in without the soft covers. At the front of each volume there is a consolidated index of the articles.

Volume I, January to December, 1881, twelve monthly issues, Yokohama, published by Kelly & Co., No. 28 Main Street, printed by First Branch Office of Kokubunsha, No. 12, Takekawacho, (near Shinbashi) Tokio, 507 pp.

Volume II, January to December, 1882, twelve monthly issues, Yokohama, published and printed by Meiklejohn and Co. Printers, No. 16 Water Street, 576 pp.

For more information on these two volumes, click here.

Condition.

Volume I. The book is in Good++ condition. The spine covering is separated at the right where it attaches to the front board. Otherwise the hinges are uncracked and strong. The head and foot of the spine are soft and scraped and the corners lightly bumped and the tips rubbed. No marking, writing, foxing, toning or staining. Some weakness between the signatures but the binding is solid.

Volume II. The book is in Very Good condition. There is a 1 x 2 1/2 inch area cut out at the top of the title page. The hinges are solid. The head and foot of the spine are soft and scraped and the corners lightly bumped and the tips rubbed. No marking, writing, foxing, toning or staining. Some weakness between the signatures but the binding is solid.

Both books have a bookseller's paste-in label (Jiu Jiya Book Seller, Yokohama) inside the front cover.  #1881100901 - $950.00

 
  $110.00 1882 - Tour of the World with Okinawa Visit  #82020306
Charton, M. Edouard (Editor):
Le Tour du Monde, Nouveau Journal des Voyages, publié sous la direction de M. Charton et illustré par nos plus célèbres artistes, Deuxieme Semestre, Paris, Librairie Hachette Et Cie, 1882, Volume XLIV, large 8vo (9 x 12 in - 23 x 31 cm), red blind embossed covers, gold gilt title, French language, 435 pp. The book is lavishly illustrated with wood engravings in text (416 illustrations, many full page) and 5 in text maps - generally 1/2 page size). In China alone there are 128 illustrations. The book recounts an 1877 visit to Okinawa (Iles Lou-Tchou) by M.J. Revertegat. This section is from page 250 through 256 and has 6 illustrations, one of which is a full page. Other areas covered in this volume are China (extensive), Belgium, Haut Niger, Nouvelle-Guinee (Oceanie). For more general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners are bumped and slightly frayed and there are some bumps along the edges. Internally there is light to moderate foxing througout. The pages are bright and supple, not brittle.  #82020306 - $110.00

 
  $28.00 1882 - Tour of the World, Okinawa Article - Extracted  #82020311
Revertegat, M.J.:
Une Visite Aux Iles Lou-Tchou, Paris, Librairie Hachette Et Cie, 1882, extracted from Le Tour du Monde (see above) Volume XLIV, large 8vo (9 x 12 in - 23 x 31 cm), French language, 6 pp. The article recounts an 1877 visit to Okinawa (Iles Lou-Tchou) by M.J. Revertegat. The article is from page 250 through 256 and has 6 illustrations, one of which is a full page. For more general information on the book the article is extracted from, click here.

Condition. The article is in Very Good condition with very light foxing througout. The pages are bright and supple, not brittle.  #82020311 - $28.00

 
  $425.00 1882 - Corea, the Hermit Nation, Griffis  #1882050723
Griffis, William Elliot:
Corea, the Hermit Nation, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882, 1st edition, 8vo, blue cloth with gilt emblem on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, beveled edges on covers, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, one color map (multi-fold) at the rear, 20 text illustrations (woodcut engraving), 26 map or plan text illustrations (some full page), 462 pp followed by 2 pages of advertisements. The book is divided into three parts. Part I covers "Ancient and Medieval History" and includes the first invasion of Korea by the Japanese in May of 1592 and the second invasion in September of 1597. Part II covers "Political and Social Corea." Part III covers "Modern and Recent History" and includes the French Expedition of 1866 and American relations with Korea. There is an extensive seven page bibliography at the front of the book and three appendix on the Korean language, measures and calculations and cartography. This book is a key early Western work on Korean history and culture. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have a few areas of discoloration and the edges and corners are scraped. The head and foot of the spine are worn also. The back hinge is cracked but the binding remains firm and tight. On a fep there is an 1883 gift inscription in ink. Internally the book is very clean with no marking and only an occasional area of discoloration along the outside margin.  #1882050723 - $425.00

 
  $450.00 1883 - Diary of Richard Cocks, Cape-Merchant in the English Factory in Japan 1615-1622, 2 Volumes  1883100334c
Cocks, Richard (diary writer)
Thompson, Edward Maunde (editor):
Diary of Richard Cocks, Cape-Merchant in the English Factory in Japan 1615-1622, With Correspondence. Edited by Edward Maunde Thompson, 2 volumes, London, Hakluyt Society, printed by T. Richards, London (Vol. 1) and Whiting and Company, London (Vol. 2), 1883, 8vo, blue blindstamped cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers and gilt spine lettering, half title page and full title page, 349 & 368 pp. This is dairy of a "cape-merchant/clothworker" in the English factory in Japan during the period of 1615-1622. Volume I covers the period from 1615-1617. Volume II covers the period from 1618-22. The books are volumes 66 and 67 of the First Series of Hakluyt Society publications and that is stated on the half title pages. To see the covers and title pages, click here.

Condition. The set is ex-library (non-circulating). Overall the books are in Good+ condition. The bindings are Good- and the contents are Very Good. The only library indicia are paste-on labels inside the front cover and a pencil number on the back of the full title page. Both books have an armorial bookplate of Henry Marquand (1819-1902) on the first free page. In Volume I the inside front hinge is solid and the inside back hinge is broken and loose. In Volume II the inside front hinge is cracked but holding and inside back hinge is solid. The spines are very faded (sunned) with holes, tears and breaks at the top. The interior of both books is free of marking, staining or foxing. Many of the pages remain uncut at the top edge.  #1883100334c - $425.00

Heavy set weighing 6 1/2 pounds packed. Postage outside the US will be quoted based upon the destination.

 
  $650.00 1883 - A British Engineer in Early Meiji Japan  #1883070505
Holtham, E.G.:
Eight Years in Japan, 1873-1881, Work, Travel, and Recreation, 1883, London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Company, large 12mo (5 x 8 in. - 14.5 x 20.5 cm), red cloth with black and gold decoration and gilt lettering on the spine, 3 foldout lithographed maps at the rear, 361 pages with an additional 47 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. With the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japan turned toward the West and began adapting western institutions and practices. The railway system was at the vanguard of the emerging "Victorian Japan." The Railway Bureau under the Ministry of Public works was charged with this effort. Edmund Gerald Holtham was a British civil engineer hired by the Railway Bureau to work on this project. He arrived in Japan in November 1873 and this his account of the eight years he spent in Japan. The book is a chronological blend of his work experiences and his personal travel and everyday living. The railroad line between Tokyo and Yokohama had been completed when Holtham arrived. He provides detailed accounts of the expansion of system to include Kobe to Osaka (by early 1874) and onto Kyoto (by 1876). Holtham also recounts a Westerner's view of the Great Rebellion of 1877. The book is not technically oriented. To the contrary, Holtham's focus is on the social and political aspects of his work as a civil engineer working for the Meiji government far more than the nuts an bolts of building and maintaining a railway system. He was a keen observer of Japanese life and the book records his day to day experiences and his extensive personal travels throughout Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The inside front and back hinges are cracked but the binding remains tight. Light foxing on edges and a few pages at the front and back. Cover has some fading and light rubbing. The fold out maps at the rear have misfolds but no tears or other faults.  #1883070505 - $650.00

 
  $275.00 1883 - Okadaira Shell Mound at Hitachi, Lithograph Plates (11)  #1883101106
Iijima, I
Sasaki, C:
Okadaira Shell Mound at Hitachi, Being an Appendix to Memoir Vol. I., Part I. of the Science Department, Tokio Daigaku (University of Tokio) by I. Iijima and C. Sasaki, Students of Biology, Tokio, Published by Tokio Daigaku, 1883 (2543), large 8vo (7 3/4 x 11 1/8 in - 18 x 28.3 cm), gray card wraps, all text in English, preface dated September 1, 1882 (1 page), text (8 numbered pages), 11 black and white lithographed foldout plates, each plate preceded by a facing text page with an "Explanation of Plate." The 11 fold-out plates measure 14 1/4 x 11 1/8 in (36.2 x 28.1 cm). The plates are printed on the same thin paper as the rest of the book. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. This is a non-circulating ex-library book. The only library treatments are handwritten numbers at the top of the front cover. The front and back covers are heavily soiled and have numerous chips and rounded corners. The back cover has several large pieces missing. The spine covering is not present. The front and back free pages have corner chips and tears. The other pages are free of marks and significant tears or breaks. I would rate the internal pages as Very Good.  #1883101106 - $275.00

 
  $775.00 1884 - Bairei's Birds, Vol 3, Second Series  #1884050328
Bairei, Kono:
Bairei Hyakucho Gafu Zokuhen, Jin or Bairei's Album of One Hundred Birds, Tokyo, Meiji 17 (1884), Second Series, volume 3 only of a 3 volume set, 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in - 16.5 x 24.8 cm), printed paper covers with title label, string tied, Japanese text, 24 folded pages composed of 1 folded page with a listing of contents, 21 1/2 folded pages with double page or single page color woodcuts of birds and flowers and a final 1 1/2 folded pages of Japanese text and text pages inside the front and back covers. The birds are identified in kanji and kana. For images of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Light soiling on the covers. Bottom right corner of title label broken and slightly loose. Good color impressions.  #1883051204 - $775.00

 
  $225.00 1884 - Ancient Stone Implements of Japan by Kanda  #1884100333
Kanda Takahira
Kanda N. (translator):
Notes on Ancient Stone Implements, &c., of Japan by T. Kanda, Ex-Governor of Hiogo, Member of Genroin (Senate), Member of Gakushikwaiin. Translated by N. Kanda, B.A. With 24 Lithographic Plates, and a Map of Japan, Tokyo, printed by Kokubunsha, large 8vo (7 1/4 x 10 3/4 in - 18.5 x 27.3 cm), card wraps, all text in English, preface, list of contents, 8 pages of discussion, 24 fold-out lithographic plates and a fold-out map at the front. The 24 fold-out plates measure 14 x 10 3/4 in (34 x 27.3 cm). The map is titled "Map of Japan Indicating the places mentioned in this work" and it measures 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in (30.7 x 27.3 cm) The map and 24 plates are printed on the same thin paper as the rest of the book. Each plate is preceded by a one or two page discussion. The objects illustrated on the plates are numbered and the discussion describes, by the number, the items depicted. The preface by T. Kanda is dated December 1, 1884. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is ex-library (non-circulating) and in Fair condition. The covers are soiled and chipped. The spine has been reinforced with black cloth tape. Library markings are found: a) on the front cover (handstamp, pencil number and evidence of removal of a label), 2) a call number in white on the spine, 3) a bookplate inside the front cover and 4) a four digit number and handstamp on title page. There are no marking on the text pages, map or lithographed plates. The map is 3/4 broken at the fold. The 24th plate is completely severed at the fold. The text pages are clean. The map and plates have edge chips and breaks.  #1883051204 - $225.00

 
  $225.00 1885 - Shitakari Suzume, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Stab Ties, Variety A, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 2  #1885161024-3
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Shitakari Suzume, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Tongue Cut Sparrow) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, string tied, 22 pp - 11 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated. This format book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early Hasegawa fairy tale books. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date that same month. This book has the small devil above the old lady in the illustration inside the back cover. I call books with this illustration Variety A. To see the covers, colophon and inside back cover, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers are very lightly soiled. Serveral chipped areas on the front and back cover. The upper right of the back cover has a 1 cm piece missing at the corrner. No foxing, staining or markings. No pages are severed or broken at the fold.  #1885161024-3 - $225.00

 
  $150.00 1885 - Shitakari Suzume, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Stab Ties, Variety B, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 2  #1885081118a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Shitakari Suzume, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Tongue Cut Sparrow) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, string tied, 22 pp - 11 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated. This format book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early Hasegawa fairy tale books. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date that same month. This book is missing the small devil above the old lady in the illustration inside the back cover. I call books with this illustration Variety B. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The bottom edge of the front cover has two broken areas and a dark edge stain in the same area. The broken areas and stain are not present inside the back covers. There is a nick on the bottom left edge of the front cover. The binding is solid. Internally the pages are clean and in Fine condition with no stains, foxing or marking. No pages are severed or broken at the fold.  #1885081118a - $150.00

 
  $265.00 1886 - Shitakari Suzume, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 2  #1886070932a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Shitakari Suzume, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Meiji 19 (1886), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, second printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Tongue Cut Sparrow) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk stab tied, 22 pp - 11 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates an additional printing date of Meiji 19 (1886) in addition to the Meiji 18 dates found in the first printing. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The corners are rounded. There is damp staining that runs along the spine and is most evident on the covers and area adjacent to the spine. At the bottom of the pages the damp staining extends out for up to 1 1/2 cm. It is generally not visible except at the top and bottom of the pages. A name is signed in pencil at the top of the page inside the front cover.  #1886070932a - $265.00

 
  $175.00 1885 - Saru-Kani Kassen, 1st Printing, Stab Ties, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 3  #1885161024-1
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitahu, Sensei (illustrator):
Saru-Kani Kassen, (aka Battle of the Monkey and the Crab - No. 3, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English)), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied, 18 pp - 9 folded pages (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds and dragonflies, almost as if embossed. This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. I call book this book Type A, Sub-Type 2. To see the covers and colophon page, click, here. General information on this books is here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have small edge creases and small chips/tears as well as light soiling. Internally the pages are clean with no stains, foxing or marking. No pages are severed or broken at the fold.  #1885161024-1 - $175.00

 
  $225.00 1886 - Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, VG+  #1886080109c
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitahu, Sensei (illustrator):
Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Meiji 19 (1886), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied, 18 pp - 9 folded pages (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. At the bottom of the front cover is printed "Published by the Kobunsha, 2, Minami Saegicho, Tokyo." The colophon indicates a printing date (Second Edition) of September 29, Meiji 19 (1886) and a publication date of November 2 of the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. No cut or torn pages. No foxing, staining or toning.  #1886080109c - $225.00

 
  $215.00 1886 - Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, VG  #1886070307a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitahu, Sensei (illustrator):
Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Meiji 19 (1886), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied, 18 pp - 9 folded pages (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. At the bottom of the front cover is printed "Published by the Kobunsha, 2, Minami Saegicho, Tokyo." The colophon indicates a printing date (Second Edition) of September 29, Meiji 19 (1886) and a publication date of November 2 of the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No cut or torn pages. No foxing, staining or toning.  #1886070307a - $215.00

 
  $175.00 1886 - Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, VG-  #1885120428d
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitahu, Sensei (illustrator):
Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3 (Second Edition), Meiji 19 (1886), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied, 18 pp - 9 folded pages (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. At the bottom of the front cover is printed "Published by the Kobunsha, 2, Minami Saegicho, Tokyo." The colophon indicates a printing date (Second Edition) of September 29, Meiji 19 (1886) and a publication date of November 2 of the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. No cut or torn pages. No foxing, staining or toning. The top and bottom inside (spine edge) corners on the front cover have the tips clipped/broken.  #1885120428d - $175.00

 
  $275.00 1885 - Hanasaki Jiji, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 4, T. Hasegawa  #188506010504
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Hanasaki Jiji, Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, string tied, 18 pp - 9 folded (including covers). This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of October the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. No defects. The flimsy string tie remains stong. Pages are free for stains and there is only very minor wrinkling on the edges. As close to pristine as one can hope to find in this book.  #188506010504 - $275.00

 
  $235.00 1885 - Hanasaki Jiji, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, Stab Ties, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 4, Very Good+  #1885161024-2
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
Hanasaki Jiji (1st printing), or Hanasaki Jiji, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4 (2nd printing), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokio (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Old Man who Made Dead Trees Blossom) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in double folded sheets, spine not covered, string tied or ribbon/cord (stab tied), 18 pp (including covers). This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st editionn) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of October (no day stated) the same year. Sharf lists a publication date of 1 October for this book. I believe this to be a true first edition of this very early volume in the Fairy Tale series and the T. Hasegawa publishing enterprise. The first six books in the Fairy Tale series were all printed in August of 1885 and published shortly thereafter. The next six books in the series were printed in April through December of 1886. I call book this book Type A1. To see the covers and colophon page, click, here. General information on this books is here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covers have very light edge creases and small chips/tears as well as light soiling. Internally the pages are clean with no stains, foxing or marking. No pages are severed or broken at the fold.  #1885161024-2 - $235.00

 
  $215.00 1885 - Hanasaki Jiji, 1st Edition, Second Printing, T. Hasegawa, Very Good  #1885070803
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Hanasaki Jiji, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4, Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, second printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with cord, 18 pp - 9 folded (including covers). This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of October the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The bottom corners on the front cover are rounded and there are small stain areas on the front cover. None of the folded pages are cut. Clean internally.  #1885070803 - $215.00

 
  $180.00 1885 - Hanasaki Jiji, 1st Edition, Second Printing, T. Hasegawa, Good   #1885040223a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Hanasaki Jiji, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4, Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, second printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with cord, 18 pp - 9 folded (including covers). This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of October the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The front cover is lightly soiled and rubbed. The back cover is blank (as issued I believe). All corners are worn and lightly bumped. On the back there is wear on the corners and edges, some of which goes through to the next pages. Part of each string tie is missing. The back cover is split at fold and a couple of pages have significant splitting (ca 1/2) along the fold. Internally the book is clean.  #1885040122 - $180.00

 
  $225.00 1885 - The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4, Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, Very Good+  #1885081114a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4 (1st edition, 2nd printing), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk ties, 18 pp (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds. The colophon indicates a printing date Meiji 18 (1885), Aug 17 and publication in October (no day stated) of the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The corner tips on the front are very slightly rounded and a the inside left corner has chipping. Very clean with no foxing, staining or toning. All pages are complete (not cut or broken at the fold). A choice and near Fine book. This book has blue-green on the front cover where others I have seen use blue.  #1885081114a - $225.00

 
  $215.00 1885 - The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4, Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, Very Good  #1885070307b
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 4, Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk ties, 18 pp (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in color. The back cover has a lightly colored illustration of clouds. The colophon indicates a printing date Meiji 18 (1885), Aug 17 and publication in October (no day stated) of the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The bottom left front corner is chipped. There is a 1.5 cm area of colorless indentations at the middle bottom of the front cover. The indentations slightly puncture the cover and go through to the title page. No tears or cut pages. No stains, foxing or toning.  #1885070307b - $215.00

 
  $200.00 1885 - Kachi-Kachi Yama, First Edition, T. Hasegawa, Stab Tied, Fairy Tale, No 5, Type A Covers   #1885040223b
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Kachi-Kachi Yama, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (Kachi-Kachi Mountain) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab ties with cord, 28 pp - 14 folded (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated in one color. Internally there are 19 pages with color woodblock illustrations. This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by David Thompson. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of March the next year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front and back covers are lightly soiled and rubbed. All corners are worn and lightly bumped. Internally the book is clean.  #1885040223b - $200.00

 
  $225.00 1885 - Kachi-Kachi Yama, First Edition, T. Hasegawa, Stab Tied, Fairy Tale, No 5, Type A1 Covers   #1885161024-4
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Kachi-Kachi Yama, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Meiji 18 (1885), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, first edition, first printing, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (Kachi-Kachi Mountain) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, large 18mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab ties with cord, 28 pp - 14 folded (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated in one color. Internally there are 19 pages with color woodblock illustrations. This type of book (phonetic Japanese title, plain paper, 1st printing) is considered by many to represent the true first edition of the early fairy tale books. At the head of the colophon page "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 5 is stated. I call this book type A1. The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of March the next year. To see the covers and colophon, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front and back covers are lightly soiled. Internally the book is clean with no foxing, stains or marking. No pages are severed or broken at the folded edge.  #1885161024-4 - $225.00

 
  $125.00 1885 - The First Lines of English Grammar, Osaka Printing   #1885070819d
Brown, Goold
Kiddle, Henry:
Brown's Small Grammar Improved. The First Lines of English Grammar; Being a Brief Abstract of the Author's Larger Work, The "Institutes of English Grammar," Designed for Young Learners, A New and Revised Edition Arranged to Form a Series of Language Lessons with Exercises in Analysis and Parsing and Construction by Henry Kiddle, A. M., Osaka, Osaka Bookselling Company, Meiji 18 (1885), 12mo (5 1/8 x 7 1/2 in - 13 x 19.2 cm), entirely in English except for a Japanese language colophon and three pages following the colophon, white printed paper covered cardboard boards, leather spine covering, text printed using metal type, no illustrations, 156 pp. The title page of the book states the year 1885 and the colophon states the same date (Meiji 18). A copyright date of 1882 by William Wood & Company, New York, is stated on the page behind the title page. Numerous printings of this book were made starting in 1823. They were generally published in New York by William Wood. A later (1887) Osaka printing by Daitokuan has been reported. This book is an example of how Japan was eagerly embracing Western language, culture and technology in the years during the Meiji restoration. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The edges are scraped and corners bumped. The spine covering is broken at the top and bottom and heavily worn. The inner and outer hinges are cracking but not broken. At the front and rear there is heavy toning which becomes progressively lighter as you go inward. Pages 155-6, the colophon and the three pages of Japanese text are very loose and almost free of the binding. They also have several large tears but no pieces missing. There is a small Japanese seal inside the front cover and two large seals on a free end page before the back cover.  $125.00 - 1885070819d

 
  $2350.00 1886 - Croquis japonais, 31 Etchings, G. Bigot   #1886070519
Bigot, Georges:
Croquis japonais Par G. Bigot (Sketches of Japan), Tokio, 1886, small folio (12 1/2 x 18 in - 31.6 x 46 cm), paper wraps, string tied, a blank free page before and after the plates, 29 leaves/plates of black and white etchings printed directly on high quality thin cream laid paper. The front and back covers have black and white etchings laid/tipped onto thick gray cardboard covers. All of the 29 etchings on cream paper are in a recessed area as is characteristic of this printing process. The book is generally described as containing 31 etchings as the cover etchings are included in the total. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The 29 plates are in Very Good condition. The front and back covers, each with a tipped on etching, are in Poor condition. The plates show traces of waterstaining in the margin but none intrudes into the image area. The plates are clean and free of tears and well above average for this book. The binding of the book is solid and all string ties are in place. While the front and back covers have a vertical crease approximately one inch in from the edge, the paper is unbroken. These creases are the normal result of the book being opened. The covers are heavily soiled. The front cover has a 4 inch tear at the upper left which extends approximately one inch into the tipped on etching. The bottom right corner of the front cover is broken off (ca 1 x 1 1/2 inch) and there is a scraped area (ca 1 x 2 inch) at the bottom right. There are numerous small tears, abrasions and creases along the edges of the covers. There is evidence of removal of a bookplate on the inside of the front cover. The front blank free page has a manuscript inscription reading "Xmas 1892 from ??? 'g'." ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

Heavy Book. This book will weigh 6 pounds when packed for mailing. Extra postage applies.  #1886070519 - $2350.00

 
    1886 - Croquis japonais, Individual Extracted Etchings/Plates, G. Bigot   #1886090704
Bigot, Georges:
Individual Etchings (Plates) Extracted from:
Croquis japonais Par G. Bigot (Sketches of Japan), Tokio, 1886, small folio (12 1/2 x 18 in - 31.6 x 46 cm), paper wraps, string tied, a blank free page before and after the plates, 29 leaves/plates of black and white etchings printed directly on high quality thin cream laid paper. The front and back covers have black and white etchings laid/tipped onto thick gray cardboard covers. All of the 29 etchings on cream paper are in a recessed area as is characteristic of this printing process. The book is generally described as containing 31 etchings as the cover etchings are included in the total.

Available plates are listed here where they are pictured and condition provided.  #1886090704

 
  $160.00 1886 - Kobutori, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 7, Plain Paper, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, G+  #1886161103a
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Hepburn, James Curtis (translator)
Eitaku Sensei (illustrator):
Kobutori, [Japanese Fairy Tales, No. 7], Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, title on cover is transliterated into English medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.6 x 18.3 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, 22 pp - 11 folded pages (including covers). The colophon indicates a printing date of April 4, 1886 and a publication date in June. The back cover is lightly illustrated with a wave pattern. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. Both front and back covers have moderate chipping and erosion along the edges. The bottom right corner of the back cover has a triangular piece missing and 3 pages behind that are creased at the same area. The front cover is approximately 75% separated. About 10% is separated at the top, the next 25% is not cut or separated and the entire area below (ca 65%) is separated. All other pages are unsevered. There is light toning internally, primarily along the outside page margins. The prints are clean. No writing or marking.  #1886161103a - $160.00

 
  $165.00 1886 - Urashima, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 8, Plain Paper, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, VG+  #1886060802h
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Chamberlain, B. H. (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Urashima, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 8," Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Fisher Boy, Urashima) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated with a wave pattern. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The upper left corner of the front cover has a small dog ear. There is a .5cm stain spot at the upper left on the front cover. Internally clean with sharp and bright woodblocks.  #1886150413 - $165.00

 
  $160.00 1886 - Urashima, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 8, Plain Paper, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, VG  #1886161024-6
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Chamberlain, B. H. (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Urashima, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 8," Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Fisher Boy, Urashima) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated with a wave pattern. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners are slightly rounded. There are diagonal crease areas on the back cover and a ca 1 inch separation of the folded edge at the top of the back cover. Internally the pages are very clean and the colors brighter than normal.  #1886161024-6 - $160.00

 
  $155.00 1886 - Urashima, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 8, Plain Paper, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, VG  #1886081103a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Chamberlain, B. H. (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Urashima, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 8," Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Fisher Boy, Urashima) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated with a wave pattern. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners on the covers are rounded and the tips of the top right and bottom left front corners are broken. All pages are clean and uncut/complete at the folds. A portion of the bottom stab tie appears to be broken on the front. There is an ink sigature on the outside of the back cover.  #1886081103a - $155.00

 
  $145.00 1886 - Urashima, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 8, Plain Paper, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa,VG-  #1886060802h
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Chamberlain, B. H. (translator)
Eitaku, Sensei (illustrator):
Urashima, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 8," Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, first edition, title on cover is in phonetic Japanese (transliterated) rather than translated into English, English title (The Fisher Boy, Urashima) is stated on the first page, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front cover is nicely illustrated in colors. The back cover is lightly illustrated with a wave pattern. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The corners are slightly rounded. There are two vertical creases that extend the entire length of the book. Internally clean with sharp and bright woodblocks.  #1886060802h - $145.00

 
  $265.00 1886 - Yamata No Orochi, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 9, First Edition, Plain Paper, Very Good  #1886071122
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Chamberlain, Basil Hall (translator)
Eitaku Sensei (illustrator):
Yamata No Orochi, (The Serpent With Eight Heads), No. 9, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), First Edition, 1886, 2 Minami Saegicho, Tokyo, Kobunsha/Hasegawa, medium size for a Hasegawa book,12mo (4 5/8 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), title is transliterated and includes the Japan Fairy Tale number, plain paper in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk stab ties, 28 pp - 14 double folded - (including covers). The front and back covers are nicely illustrated in color. Sensei Eitahu was the artist who created the illustrations. The colophon in the book indicates a printing date of Meiji 19 (1886). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Minor edge scrapes and stains on the covers. Internally very clean. Folded pages have no cuts or tears at the fold.  #1886071122 - $265.00

 
  $200.00 ca 1886 - Serpent With Eight Heads, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 9, First Edition, Later Printing, Plain Paper, Very Good+  #1886081222a
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Chamberlain, Basil Hall (translator)
Eitaku Sensei (illustrator):
The Serpent With Eight Heads, No. 9, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), First Edition, Later Printing, c1886, 2 Minami Saegicho, Tokyo, Kobunsha/Hasegawa, medium size for a Hasegawa book, 12mo (4 5/8 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), cover title is translated into English and includes the Japan Fairy Tale number, plain paper in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk stab ties, 28 pp - 14 folded (including covers). The front and back covers are nicely illustrated in color. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. No tears, breaks or stains. Only a few minor creases. The front and back covers have light soiling, particularily along the edges.  #1886081222a - $200.00

 
  $175.00 1886 -The Hare of Inaba, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 11, Plain Paper, First Edition, T. Hasegawa, Stab Tied,   #1885161024-5
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
James, T.H. (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Hare of Inaba, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 11, Told to Children by T.H. James (1st edition), Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.3 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk ties, 18 pp - 9 folded pages (including covers). The colophon indicates a printing date of December 7, Meiji 19 (1886) and a publication date of December (no day stated) the same year. To see the covers, colophon and inside back cover, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The front and back covers are lightly soiled. There is pencil writing at the upper right of the back cover. Internally the book is clean with no foxing, stains or marking. No pages are severed or broken at the folded edge.  #1886161024-5 - $175.00

 
  $145.00 1886 - The Hare of Inaba, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 11, First Edition, Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa  #1886080109h
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
James, T.H. (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Hare of Inaba, Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 11, Told to Children by T.H. James, Meiji 19 (1886), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Sayegicho), Kobunsha, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, silk stab ties, 18 pp - 9 folded (including covers). The colophon indicates a printing date of December 7, Meiji 19 (1886) and a publication date of December (no day stated) the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. No cut or torn pages. Large stained area at top of front cover.  #1886080109h - $145.00

 
  $700.00 1886, June - The Japan Punch, Wirgman  #1886040614b
Wirgman, Charles:
The Japan Punch, Yokohama, R. Meiklejohn & Co., June 1886, folio (9 3/4 x 13 1/2 in - 24.5 x 34.8 cm), string tied, lithograph printing on thin laid paper, illustrated cover and 10 pages with no back cover. The Japan Punch is sometimes described as the first English language periodical published in Japan. For more information on this item, click here.

Condition. The periodical is in Very Good+ condition. The paper is supple and shows very little aging. String ties and bindings are tight. No significant staining or foxing. Light creases along the edges. Overall, condition is far above average.  #1886040614b - $700.00

1871 issue available also available, see above.

 
  $375.00 1886 - A Simplified Grammar of the Japanese Language, B.H. Chamberlain  #1886080212
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
A Simplified Grammar of the Japanese Language (Modern Written Style) by Basil Hall Chamberlain Author of "The Classical Poetry of the Japanese," Etc., London, Trubner & Co.; Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, 1886, 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 in - 13.3 x 18.8 cm), gray cloth with black lettering and borders, yellow endpapers, series title page, main title page, preface (v-vii), errata (vii), text (pages 1-100), index (pages 101-105), Japanese language colophon, "List of Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.'s ("Limited) Publications" (89 numbered pages), illustrated advertisement for "Shakspere's Works" (4 pages), The Japanese language colophon at the end of the text pages lists a printing date of November 1885 (Meiji 18) and a publication date of March 1886 (Meiji 19). The text section was "Printed at the 'Japan Gazette' Office, No. 70, Main Street" (stated opposite the title page and at the foot of page 99) and the advertisements at the rear were "Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London and Beccles" (stated on page after advertisements). This book is number XV in the Trubner's Collection of Simplified Grammars of the Principal Asiatic and European Languages. Edited by Reinhold Rost, L.L.D., Ph. D. and this is stated on the series title page which precedes the main title page. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers and spine are soiled and the spine is sunned. The head and foot of the spine are frayed. The corners are bummped and scraped. There is an ink signature and date (November 23rd, 1891) on the series title page. Binding is strong and hinges solid. Approximately 10% of the text pages have pencil marking or underlining. The majority of the pages in the advertisements at the rear have multiple pencil markings.  #1886080212 - $375.00

 
  $325.00 1886 - Romanized Japanese Reader by B.H. Chamberlain  #1886080939
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
A Romanized Japanese Reader, Consisting of Japanese Anecdotes, Maxims, etc., in Easy Written Style, with an English Translation and Notes, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, London, Trubner & Co., printed at the Office of the "Japan Mail" in Yokohama, 1886, three parts bound into one book, 16mo (4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in - 12 x 16.5 cm), blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruling on the spine, title at the head of the spine and "Paul, Trench, Trubner & C." at the foot, preface (pages iii-iv) dated May 1886, Part I, Japanese Text - 106 pp, Part II, English Translation - 135 pp, Part III, Notes - 103 pp, List of "Difficult Idioms in Common Written Use" (pages i-xiii), Japanese language colophon followed by two unnumbered pages of "Abbreviations." All three parts start with a full title page. Parts I & II have a table of contents next. Part III begins with an "Introductory Note" after the title page. Intended to be a companion to Simplified Grammar of the Japanese Language by Chamberlain and published the same year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Vert Good+ condition. There is a large (1 x 1/2 in) rubbed area on the front board and the corner tips and head and foot of the spine are rubbed. The front paste down has a signature and numbers written in ink. The binding is sound and all hinges solid and uncracked. There is moderate foxing on the edges which occasionally extends onto the page margins as light foxing. Internally very clean with no marking or stains.  #1886080939 - $325.00

 
  $500.00 1886 - Guillemard, Voyage of the Marchesa, Vol 1 & 2  #1886041022
Guillemard, F. H. H.:
Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu & Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago, 2 Volumes, London, John Murray, 1886, (1st Edition), 2 hand-colored lithographed frontispieces (birds), 14 maps (most are colored - some are folding), 28 full page black and white plates and 85 woodcut text illustrations (majority in volume 2), 8vo, Volume 1 - xix, 284 pp, Volume 2 - xvii, 399 pp, 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 in), beveled edges, gilt spine lettering, covers with gilt cursive lettering and a circular vignette with a ship in the middle surrounded by leafy branches. The account of a British natural history expedition (focus on birds - ornithology) aboard a 420 ton auxiliary screw schooner yacht Marchesa from January 1882 through April 1884. The Marchesa visited Formosa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Kamchatka, Bering Islands, Sulu Islands, British North Borneo, Lubuan and Brunei, Batavia, Celebes, the Moluccas, New Guinea and Amoboina, Banda and the Aru Islands. Includes a comprehensive section on "Liu-Kiu" (Ryukyu Islands - Okinawa) in volume 1. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The books are in Very Good condition. Edges have wear, head and foot of the spine are soft and corners lightly bumped. Heavy foxing on early and late pages, including the frontispiece and title page, of each book. Foxing along the outside edges. Internally very clean and free of foxing and staining. Both volumes leaning slightly. Name signed on each title page (dated 1887).  #1886041022 - $500.00

 
  $225.00 1886 - Modern English and Japanese Conversations by K. Ooi (2nd Edition)  #1886121002
Ooi, K. (Kamakichi):
English - Japanese Conversations for Those Who Learn the English Language, Second Edition, the title on the front cover reads: Modern English and Japanese Conversations by K. Ooi, Second Edition, Tokyo, published by Toorindo, Kimura, & Co., 1886, 18mo (4 x 5 1/4 in - 9.7 x 13.5 cm), green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, 357 pp. First published in 1885 (Meiji 18) approximately annual editions of this book were published, this being the second. The book contains two volumes. Volume 1 has paged numbered from 1-172. Volume 2 has pages numbered from page 173-357. Each volume has a title page and table of contents (volume 1 - pages i-viii, volume 2 - pages i-iv. The book is composed of Vocabulary (Tan go), Part 1, pages 1-66; Familiar Phrases (Tan wa), Part II, pages 67-126, Dialogues (Kuwaiwa), Parts III-IV, pages 127-330 and Forms of Letters (Tegami no Kakikata), Part V, pages 331-357. Text is printed in columns of two. The left hand column is the word, phrase or dialogue in English and the right is the Japanese equivalent transliterated into English. For example "You are welcome, Sir" (left column) is transliterated as "Anata yoku irasshai mashita" (right column). For a picture of the covers, title pages and colophon, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are soft and rubbed. There is a paste on title label (manuscript) on the spine. The back of the front free page has 3 pencil markings. On the title page to volume one there is the signature of "W.J. Kenny" dated 2/1/1887. While the binding is solid, there is some looseness between the signatures. Pages 334 and 335 have vertical pencil lines and a few other pages have small pencil markings.  #1886121002 - $225.00

 
  $175.00 1886 - Modern English and Japanese Conversations by K. Ooi (2nd Edition)  #1886121040
Ooi, K. (Kamakichi):
English - Japanese Conversations for Those Who Learn the English Language, Second Edition, the title on the front cover reads: Modern English and Japanese Conversations by K. Ooi, Second Edition, Tokyo, published by Toorindo, Kimura, & Co., 1886, 18mo (4 x 5 1/4 in - 9.7 x 13.5 cm), green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, 357 pp. First published in 1885 (Meiji 18) approximately annual editions of this book were published, this being the second. The book contains two volumes. Volume 1 has paged numbered from 1-172. Volume 2 has pages numbered from page 173-357. Each volume has a title page and table of contents (volume 1 - pages i-viii, volume 2 - pages i-iv. The book is composed of Vocabulary (Tan go), Part 1, pages 1-66; Familiar Phrases (Tan wa), Part II, pages 67-126, Dialogues (Kuwaiwa), Parts III-IV, pages 127-330 and Forms of Letters (Tegami no Kakikata), Part V, pages 331-357. Text is printed in columns of two. The left hand column is the word, phrase or dialogue in English and the right is the Japanese equivalent transliterated into English. For example "You are welcome, Sir" (left column) is transliterated as "Anata yoku irasshai mashita" (right column). For a picture of the covers, title pages and colophon, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The boards and spine covering are spotted. The corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are soft and rubbed. There is a paste on number lable inside the front cover. The back of the front free page has ink markings. On the title page to volume 1 there are two ink signatures. The are 2 ink signatures on the first page of volume 1. There is no colophon at the end of volume 1. There is a colophon at the rear of volume 2 and the only date shown is Meiji 18 (1885). While the binding is solid, the front and back hinges are cracked.  #1886121040 - $175.00

 
  $475.00 1886 - Tchou-Chin-Goura, French Translation  #1886070120
Takeda Izumo (1691-1756) (Original author)
Dickins, Frederick V. (Japanese to English translation)
Dousdebès, Albert (English to French translation):
Tchou-Chin-Goura, Ou Une Vengeance Japonaise. Roman Japonaise Traduit en Anglaise Avec Notes et Appendice par Frederick V. Dickens. Traduction Française de Albert Dousdebès. Nombreuses Gravures sur Bois, Paris, Paul Ollendorff, Editure, 1886, 8vo (6 3/8 x 9 3/8 in - 16 x 23.7 cm), beige paper slip cover type outer wrap with black lettering, Japanese flag in red and three Japanese characters in red, French text, black and white frontispiece of Japanese written characters, black and white plate with Japanese written characters at the front between the "Note" and the Preface, 29 woodblock plates in black, blue and gray, 4 black and white woodblock plates with Japanese Hirakan writing ("Specimens de text original") at the back, 224 pp. All plates (6 black and white and 29 color) are on paper with flakes of silver. This is a French language translation by Dousdebès of the 1875 translation by Dickins which was titled Chiushingura, The Loyal League, the tale of 47 Ronins. To see the covers, frontispiece/title page and representative plates, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have soiling and the spine is darkened. There are two signatures and writing on the short title page. Internally clean and the woodblock prints are bright. Some creasing along the bottom margin of several pages. All plates are present per the listing of illustrations at the back.  #1886070120 - $475.00

 
  $225.00 1886 - Kobutori and The Old Man & the Devils (2 Books), Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa  #1886070231a
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Hepburn, James Curtis (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
Kobutori & The Old Man & the Devils, No. 7, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha Meiji 19 (1886), medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), plain paper in folded sheets, spine not covered, 22 pages total including covers (11 folded pages). Sensei Eitaku was the artist who created the illustrations.

Both of these books vary from the norm. The first printing (phonetic title) of the first edition of No. 7 is unusual in that the colophon states "Japanese Fairy Tales, No. 7." More information on the first and second printings of these early first editions is here. The book with the translated title is also unusual. Early plain paper books with translated titles are seldom seen. Additionally, this book does not have the "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No." on the cover, only in the colophon. Aside from the front cover these two books are identical. Perhaps this type of book should be designated as "first edition, third printing." However, I have not confirmed this was a uniform practice or just an aberration. For more information on these two books, click here.

Condition.

  • Kobutori. This book is in Fair condition. All the corners are rounded with pieces missing. All the pages are either fully or partially cut at the edges. The image areas are clean and free of tears or other faults. Offered as a reading or reference copy.
  • The Old Man and the Devils. The book is Ex-Library with an oval library handstamp on front cover, inside front cover, first page and one other page (a total of 4 library handstamps). The pages are uncut at the fold. Internally very clean. If this was not an ex-library book, it would rate Very Good++. A very useful working copy.
  #1886070231a - $225.00

 
  ~Sold~~ 1887~8 - Japan in Days of Yore, All 4 Parts and The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, All 5 Parts, Two Complete Walter Dening Sets   #1887091135b (Price on Request)
This unit contains two sets.

First Set.

Dening, Walter:
Japan in Days of Yore, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, Meiji 20~21 (1887~8), 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), stiff illustrated wraps, string ties, double page color woodblock plates, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear. The four parts/volumes are:

Part I. Human Nature in a Variety of Aspects
Part II. Wounded Pride and How it Was Healed
Part III. The Life of Miyamoto Mushi, Part I
Part IV. The Life of Miyamoto Mushi, Part II

For more information on this set, click here.

Second Set:

Dening, Rev. Walter:
The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a 5 part set, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 1888-90 (Meiji 21-23), stiff wrap covers illustrated in color, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), string tied in Kangxi binding style, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear, approximately 4-6 double page color woodblock prints per part, a total of 27 double page and 1 single plate color woodblock prints, each part with approximately 80 text pages, pages numbered consecutively, 417 pp. The spine is not covered except for approximately 3/4 in (1.8 cm) at the top and bottom. Publisher's advertisements at the end of Parts I, II and III. On the back cover it states "The Hakubunsha, Publishers, Booksellers, Printers and Stationers, No. 1, Shichome, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan."

For more information on this set, click here

Condition. The books are in Good to Very Good condition. Internally they are in Fine condition. All plates and pages are present and free of marking, staining, foxing or faults. All folded pages are complete and unbroken at the fold. The plates are bright and free of faults. The edges of the book are in sound condition with no faults. All book have a red seal and ink signature over it at the top of the title page. The string ties on all books are original/as issued. While the condition of the fragile string ties is far above average, several are broken and that is the primary reason the books are not described as in Good to Very Good condition rather than as in Fine condition. Several parts have one or more of the fragile string ties broken and one has most of the string ties broken (see book by book details below). Even with the broken string ties, all bindings are solid. The books are housed in a wooden box.  #1887091135b1&2 - Sold

 
  ~Sold~ 1887~8 - Japan in Days of Yore, All 4 Parts, Double Page Color Woodblock Plates  #1887080845
Dening, Walter:
Japan in Days of Yore, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, Meiji 20~21 (1887~8), 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), stiff illustrated wraps, string ties, double page color woodblock plates, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear. The four parts/volumes are:

Part I. Human Nature in a Variety of Aspects, 6 plates, 87 pages.
Part II. Wounded Pride and How it Was Healed, 5 plates, 71 pages.
Part III. The Life of Miyamoto Mushi, Part I, 6 plates, 88 pages.
Part IV. The Life of Miyamoto Mushi, Part II, 6 plates, 82 pages.

Each volume with color woodblock illustrations by "well-known artists." The object of the work is to portray the life and manners of Japan. For more information on each part of this set, click here.

Condition. This set contains all four parts in this series. The four books range from Good to Very Good condition. They have only occasional light foxing and staining, primarily to the covers. It should be noted that this set does not have the Griffith Farran & Co., London, imprint as is frequently seen on this set. Rather the books contain the Hakubunsha, Tokyo, imprint. The string ties on all four books have been replaced. Details regarding condition are below.

Part I. Very Good. No severed folded pages. Creases to the covers and corners slightly rounded. Last 1/8 of book has a chipped area ca 2 cm long along the fore-edge.

Part II. Good++. No title page. No severed folded pages. Creases to the covers and corners slightly rounded. Last 1/3 of book has a chipped area ca 5 cm long along the fore-edge.

Part III. Very Good. No severed folded pages. Creases to the covers and corners slightly rounded. The fore-edge tips of the back cover are broken off.

Part IV. Good. No severed folded pages. Creases to the covers and corners slightly rounded. There is a 4 cm scraped area along the edge of the bottom front cover. The top left edge is damaged and rounded. This extends from the front to the back of the book.

Included with this set is the 1970 facsimile edition of the set published by Fine Books, London, 1967. The facsimile edition consolidates the four books into a single book. The book reproduces the Griffith Farran & Co. imprint book but aside from the imprint, it presents the same books as the Hakubunsha imprint set.

For a picture of all four covers as well as all edges, click here.   #1887080845 - Sold

 
  $175.00 1887 - The Silly Jelly-Fish, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 13, 1st Edition, Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa, Good  #1887080505
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Chamberlain, B.H. (translator)
Gyokusho Kawabata (illustrator):
The Silly Jelly-Fish, Told in English by B.H. Chamberlain, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 13," First Edition, Meiji 20 (1887), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in - 12.4 x 18.3 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, four hole silk ties, 22 pp (including covers). Gyokusho Kawabata was the artist who created the illustrations. Translated from Japanese to English by Basil H. Chamberlain. The back cover is illustrated with Japanese coins. The colophon states a printing date of February 17, Meiji 20 (1887). Inside the back cover is a listing of the first 14 Japanese Fairy Tales with the titles translated from Japanese into English. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. One folded page is severed. The top of the first folded page is broken for approximately 1 inch at the top. All corners are bumped and some are chipped with pieces missing. No foxing, toning, staining or markings.  #1887080505 - $175.00

 
  $240.00 1887 - The Princes Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 14, 1st Edition, Type 2, VG+, T. Hasegawa  #1887081114b
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
James, Mrs. T.H. (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Princes Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 14," Meiji 20 (1887), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 16mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12.3 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front and back covers are nicely illustrated in colors. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. Very clean with no foxing, staining or toning. All pages are complete (not cut or broken at the fold). A choice and near Fine book.  #1887081114b - $240.00

 
  $160.00 1887 - The Princes Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 14, 1st Edition, Type 2, G+, T. Hasegawa  #1887161103b
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
James, Mrs. T.H. (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Princes Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade, front cover also contains "Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 14," Meiji 20 (1887), Tokyo (No. 2 Minami Saegicho), Kobunsha imprint, title on cover is translated into English, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 16mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12.3 x 18.2 cm), plain paper (not crepe) in folded sheets, spine not covered, stab tied with silk treads, 28 pp - 14 folded - (including covers). The front and back covers are nicely illustrated in colors. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The front and back covers have edge chips and scrapes. There is a rubbed area at the upper right on the front cover where the paper has been scraped off. There is a stain at the middle top of the back page. Adjacent to that is pencil writing. The covers have light soiling. No pages are cut or severed at the folded edge. The internal pages are very clean.  #1887161103b - $160.00

 
  Sold 1887~9 - Aino Fairy Tales No. 1, 2 & 3, T. Hasegawa  #1887060901
Chamberlain, Basil Hall
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):

Aino Fairy Tales No. 1, The Hunter in Fairy-Land, Tokyo (2 Minami Saegi-cho, Kyobashi-ku), The Kobunsha / T. Hasegawa, 1887 (Meiji 20), 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4 in - 13.4 x 18.8 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa publication, tan mulberry paper, internal pages printed on both sides, cord tied with the cord extending around the spine, spine not covered, 17 pages total including the covers. The front and back covers complete a continuous image. The book carries the Ticknor & Co., Boston, imprint on the front cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Aino Fairy Tales No. 2, The Birds' Party, Tokyo (2 Minami Saegi-cho, Kyobashi-ku), The Kobunsha / T. Hasegawa, 1887 (Meiji 20), 12mo (5 x 7 3/8 in - 13 x 19 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa publication, tan mulberry paper, internal pages printed on both sides, cord tied with the cord extending around the spine, spine not covered, 10 pages total including the covers. The back cover is a sketch of an Ainu's wife working a mortar, his dog, his grass house and adjacent storehouse. The book carries the Ticknor & Co., Boston, imprint on the front cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Aino Fairy Tales No. 3, The Man Who Lost His Wife, Tokyo (3 Maruya-cho, Kyobashi-ku), The Kobunsha / T. Hasegawa, 1889 (Meiji 22), 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4 in - 13.4 x 18.8 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa publication, tan mulberry paper (not folded except for the covers), internal pages printed on both sides, cord tied with the cord extending around the spine, spine not covered, 14 pages total including the covers. Four of the adjoining woodblock illustrations form a continuous image (diptych) across the two pages. The front and back covers also complete a continuous image. This was the last book in the Anio Tales series. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. No. 1 is in Good+ condition with the top cord tie missing. Nos. 2 & 3 are in Very Good condition. Slight rolling back of paper along the edges and particularly at the corners. Corners rounded with small pieces missing. Scattered light foxing. All folded pages unsevered although a few may have small splitting at the top or bottom. Woodblock printing is bright.  #1887060901

 
  $595.00 1887 - Hepburn Pocket Dictionary  #1887100526
Hepburn, James Curtis:
Japanese - English and English - Japanese Dictionary, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Tokyo, Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, London, Trubner & Co., R. Meiklejohn & Co., Stereotypers and printed at "Seishi Bunsha," Tokyo, 1887, small 16mo (4 3/4 x 6 in - 12 x 15 cm), red blindstamped cloth with black decoration on front board and gilt lettering on front board and spine, two parts (Parts First & Second) numbered continuously, text in parallel columns on the page, 1033 pp. In the preface to this book Hepburn states the "... abridgement consists only in the omission of the Chinese characters, the Japanese Kana, all the archaic and obsolete words...." Part First (pages 1 to 759) contains the "Japanese and English Dictionary ." In this part you find the transliteration of the Japanese word followed by the English definition. Part Second (pages 761 to 1033) contains the "English and Japanese Dictionary Containing the Most Important English Words with Numerous Examples" In this part the English word is presented along with the transliteration of the Japanese version. The second part has a separate title page. The first part is not preceded by a separate title page but the book contains a complete title page (for both parts) at the front. The last line of text reads: "R. Meiklejohn & Co., Printers and Sterotypers, 26 Water Street, Yokohama." There is a Japanese colophon at the back. This is a pocket size edition (pocket dictionary) of the Hepburn dictionary with characters in English only. Wenckstern described this as a "Pocket dictionary .. in Roman characters only." Hepburn (1815-1911) was a Presbyterian medical missionary who lived in Japan from 1859 to 1892. In addition to the many dictionaries he published, he authored or co-authored translations of various book of the Old Testament into Japanese between approximately 1877 and 1888. He also translated into English Japanese fairy tales that were published by Takejiro Hasegawa. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The front and back inner hinges are broken. The front and back covers and spine are discolored and scraped. The title page is loose at the bottom and has manuscript writing in ink. There is manuscript writing in ink on the inside front cover pastedown. On the outside edge "Japonese English" is written. The pages are aged/brown but not brittle. Internally there is no foxing, staining or marking. To see the top bottom and outer edge, click here.  $594.00 - 1887100526

 
  $350.00 1887 - Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese, Volume 1, Ex-Library  #1887110524
Teicki (Teiichi) Miki:
Short Biographies of Eminent Japanese in Ancient and Modern Times, each with a characteristic illustration. The Japanese and Chinese by Miki Teicki, the English by Takahashi Kyushundo, 2 volumes, Tokyo, 8vo (7 x 10 in - 17.5 x 25,2 cm), volume 1 - Meiji 20 (1887), stiff wraps, paste on titles in English (front) and Japanese (back), folded pages, string tied Kangxi Binding, each volume with 10 biographies and 10 associated color woodblock plates. The biographies are in English, Japanese and Chinese. The biographies in volume 1 are: Saigo Takamori, Kato Kiyomasa, Kusunoki Masashige, Hojo Tokimume, Taira no Shigemori, Minamoto no Yoshiie, Wage no Kiyomaro, Takenouchi no Sukune, Jingu Kogu and Yamatotake no Mikoto. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It is ex-library with the following library marks/indicia: circular label on front cover and a stack number on the "Advertisement" page. There are ink signatures on the front cover and the title page. There are seal imprints on the title page and on the colophon. There is Japanese writing on the back cover. The first and third woodblock print plates are missing (Saigo Takamori and Kusunoki Masashige). Two of the folded text pages are severed at the fold. Internally the pages and plates are clean with only scattered light foxing.  $350.00 - 1887110524

 
  $325.00 1887 - Second Reader (Harper's School and Family Series), Osaka Printing  #1887070819a
Willson, Marcius:
The Second Reader of the School and Family Series, Osaka, K. Harada, Meiji 20 (1887), 16mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12.1 x 18.3 cm), entirely in English except for a Japanese language colophon, printed paper covered cardboard boards, original red linen tape type spine covering, text printed using metal type, numerous black and white woodcut illustrations, 154 pp. This is a reprint of the book published by Harper & Brothers ca 1860. It is the third book of the "Harper's Series, School & Family Readers" and that is so stated on the front cover. The title page and front cover both state "K. Harada - Osaka" whereas "Harper Brothers" is found on the books published in the United States. Other than this, the Japanese language colophon and a different back cover, the book is a facsimile of the ca 1860 book published by Harper Brothers in New York. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No markings, stains or foxing. There is a tear at the bottom left corner of the last text pages (page 153-4) but otherwise no other tears, chips or damage. The paper is aged but is supple and not brittle.  $325.00 - 1887070819a

 
  $165.00 1887 - Webster's Elementary Spelling Book, Tokio/Osaka Printing  #1887070819b
Webster, Noah:
The Elementary Spelling-Book, Being an Improvement on the American Spelling-Book, The Latest Revised Edition, Tokio & Osaka, Rikugokuwan, Meiji 20 (1887), large 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 3/4 in - 11.2 x 17 cm), entirely in English except for a Japanese language colophon and a page following the colophon, blue printed paper covered cardboard boards, original red linen tape type spine covering, 10 black and white woodcut illustrations, 174 pp. The front cover states "Sold by all principal Booksellers throughout all parts of the world." The front cover and title page bear only the imprint of Rikugokuwan, Tokio and Osaka. The title page boasts "The Cheapest The Best And the Most Extensively Used Spelling Book Ever Published." This book was originally published in the United States and I have seen with several different imprints which include the American Book Company, New York, and D. Appleton & Co, New York. Numerous editions of the Webster's "Speller" were published starting in 1786. The "Elementary Spelling" book first appeared in the United States in the late 1820 and came to be know popularly as the "Blue-Backed Speller." The revised edition was first sold in the late 1850s. This book contains a preface remark dated in 1880. This book is an example of how Japan was eagerly embracing Western language, culture and technology in the years during the Meiji restoration. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The edges are scraped and bumped. The front cover is a lighter shade of blue than the back. A few pages are dog eared. No writing or markings. The colophon contains a red handstamp/seal and there is a seal on the a free page at the rear. While the binding is solid ,the back inner hinge is partially cracked. There are 5 worm holes and two of them penetrate the entire book (including the covers).  $165.00 - 1887070819b

 
  $165.00 1887 - Webster's Elementary New Spelling Book, Osaka Printing  #1887070819c
Webster, Noah:
The Elementary New Spelling Book, Being an Improvement on the The Latest Revised Edition, Osaka, Sekizenkwan, Meiji 20 (1887), 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 in - 13 x 19 cm), entirely in English except for a Japanese language colophon, white printed paper covered cardboard boards, red linen tape type spine covering, no illustrations, 114 pp. Normally the cover and title page to these books reads "The Elementary Spelling-Book, Being an Improvement on the American Spelling-Book, the Latest Revised Edition" but in this printing the word "New" has been added after "Elementary" and the words "American Spelling-Book" have been omitted.. The front cover and title page both carry "Book-Seller, Sekizenkwan, Osaka, Japan" and the year 1887. Pages 21-28 are not present and appear to have been omitted in error. These books normally have a total of 152 lessons spanning 174 pages. This book stops at page 114 which is the end of lesson 101. Further, eight numbered pages are missing. The missing pages (pages 21-28) cover parts of lessons 21 and 28 and all of lessons 22-27. The back cover of the book lists "Approved School Books" and approximately half appear to be Japanese text books written in English. This type of spelling book was originally published in the United States and I have seen with several different imprints which include the American Book Company, New York, and D. Appleton & Co, New York. Numerous editions of the Webster's "Speller" were published starting in 1786. The "Elementary Spelling" book first appeared in the United States in the late 1820 and came to be know popularly as the "Blue-Backed Speller." The revised edition was first sold in the United States in the late 1850s. This book contains a preface remark dated in 1880. This book is an example of how Japan was eagerly embracing Western language, culture and technology in the years during the Meiji restoration. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The front cover has numerous areas where the paper has been scraped off the cardboard boards. Edges are scraped and corners bumped. The front inner hinge is cracking but the binding remains solid. No markings. Pages 21-28 are missing but these appears to be the condition in which the book was bound and sold.  $165.00 - 1887070819c

 
  Sold ca 1888 - Japanesiske Eventyr I, II & III, Danish Translations, T. Hasegawa  #1888120924a-c
Berner, Agnes (Translator)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japanesiske Eventyr I, II & III, Paa Dansk v. Agnes Berner, Tokyo, The Kobunsha / T. Hasegawa and Copenhaven (Kjobenhaven), Ernest Bojesens, undated by ca 1888, small 12mo (4 7/8 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.2 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa publication, tan mulberry paper, folded pages, four stab hole Yamato toji binding with silk cord like ties, spine not covered, text in Danish, 9-11 folded pages (18-22 pages in total) including the covers. The books carry the Kobunsha, Tokyo imprint and the Ernest Bojesens, Kunst-Forlag imprint on the inside of the front cover.

Eventyr I. Krigen Mellem Aberne Og Krabberne, (Battle of the Monkey & the Crab), 9 folded pages (18 pages total).

Eventyr II. Spurven der mistede sin Tunge, (Tongue Cut Sparrow), 11 folded pages (22 pages total).

Eventyr III. Braendehuggeren Troldene, (Old Man and the Devils), 11 folded pages (22 pages total).]

For information on this set, click here.

Condition. The books are all in VG+ to Fine condition. The covers have minor foxing/staining, particularly the back cover of Eventyr III. All pages are solid with no tears, cuts or breaks to the folded edge. The inside back cover corner of Eventyr I is bent. Inside the front cover of Eventyr II and III "1887" is written lightly in pencil. An unusually clean and crisp set.  Price on Request - 1888120924a-c

 
  $220.00 1888 - Aino Folk-Tales by Basil Hall Chamberlain  #1888071020
Chamberlain, Basil Hall
Tylor, Edward B. (introduction)::
Aino Folk-Tales (Folk-Lore Society, XXII), London, privately printed for the Folk-Lore Society, 1888, prefatory remarks dated July 20, 1887, 8vo, paper wraps, vii, 57 pp. This is a compilation of 54 different Aino folk tales gathered by Chamberlain primarily during a stay in Hokkaido among the Aino in Summer of 1886 and during two earlier visits. While I have seen this publication described with cloth covered boards, I believe that it was bound privately or a modern reprent. I believe that the publication was originally issued by the Folk-Lore Society as a stand-alone soft-cover book. More information on this book is here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The front and back covers have numerous chips and small tears and breaks. The spine covering is broken at the head and foot. The first two pages have a 1 cm break at the top edge. The title page is brownish. The balance of the book is clean with no significant faults. No markings. The binding is tight.  #1888071020 - $220.00

 
  $195.00 1888 - Japan in Days of Yore, Part IV, The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, Part II, Trade Edition, No Plates  #1888090442
Dening, Rev. Walter:
Japan in Days of Yore, Part IV, The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, Part II, one part of a four part set, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 1888 (Meiji 21), stiff wrap covers, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), string ties, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear, text only - no plates, 3 pages of publisher's advertisements, colophon in Japanese, a total of 82 numbered pages of text. The spine is not covered except for approximately 3/4 inch (1.8 cm) at the top and bottom. The complete title for the book is stated on the front cover and on the first page of text. The title page states Japan in Days of Yore. IV, Part I. The title on the first page of text correctly states "Part II." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Very clean with no tears, marking, toning or foxing.  #1888090442 - $195.00

 
  $175.00 1888 - Book of Psalms Transliterated by J.C. Hepburn, Binding Copy  #1888120101
Hepburn, J(ames) C(urtis):
The book of Psalms. English and Japanese. Transliterated by J.C. Hepburn, M.D L.L.D., Japanese title transliterated as Ei-Wa Taiyaku Shihen,Yokohama, 1888, printed by Sheihi Bunsha, blindstamped cloth (green/brown) with title in gilt on front board and spine, 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15.1 cm), full title page in English followed by short title page transliterated into Japanese, 263 pp. The book is printed in a two column format. The English text is on the left and the transliteration into Japanese is to the right. J.C. Hepburn arrived in Japan in 1859 as Protestant medical missionary. He founded the Hepburn school which developed into Meiji Gakuin University. To see the covers and an example of a page, click here.

Condition. This is a Binding copy. It needs professional repair because of the state of the hinges. The inside hinges (front and back) are completely cracked. The outside front hinge is 70% cracked and the outside back hinge is 30% cracked. There is a 1 inch check mark on the front cover to the right and above "Pslams." The text block is solid and all pages are present. The front and back pages are heavily toned/aged. The front free page has an extensive English manuscript message from S. Kato to K. Yamada which is dated March 30,1945 (two day before the US invasion of Okinawa). On the first page there are three instances of underlining. Otherwise the book is clean and free of marking. The pages are browned but they are supple and not brittle.  #1888120101 - $175.00

 
  $85.00 1888 - Dragonflies of the Ryukyu Islands by M. Pryer  #1888111007
Pryer, M.:
Odonates Recueillis aux Iles Loo-Choo par feu M. Pryer. par M. de Selys-Longchamps. Extrait des Comptes rendus de la Societye Entomologique de Belgique, Seance du 7 Juillet 1888, 1888, self-wraps, 8vo, offprint from Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique, Volume 32, 8 pp. To see the first and last page, click here. This is study of the odonates ("toothed ones" - dragonflies and damselflies) of the Ryukyu Islands.

Condition. The off-print is in Very Good condition. The paper is clean and pages supple.  #1888111007 - $85.00

 
  $275.00 1888 - The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Complete Set, Parts I-V, Trade Edition, Walter Dening  #1888130111
Dening, Rev. Walter:
The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Trade edition, complete set of five parts, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 1888 (Meiji 22), hardbound,12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), all plates black and white, text in English and on folded pages, approximately 4-6 double page woodblock prints per part, a total of 27 double page and 1 single plate woodblock prints, each part with approximately 80 text pages, pages numbered consecutively, 417 pp. The trade edition has 28 black and white prints. All but two are the same images as in the regular edition with color plates. To see the two plates that are different, click here.

Condition. This is a hardbound book. It is a binding copy. The spine covering is missing and the front and back hinges are broken and separating from the text block. The 5 parts are in Very good condition with little foxing or staining. To see the book, click here.  #1888130111 - $275.00

 
  $100.00 1888 - Whitney's Index of Chinese Characters  #1888131029
Whitney, W. Norton:
Index of Chinese Characters in Hepburn's Dictionary, Arranged According to Their Radicals, Tokyo, Z.P. Maruya, 8vo, 122 pp. To see the covers, title page, first text page and colophon, click here.

Condition. the book is in Good condition. The front hinge and back hinges are cracked. There is a 5cm piece missing at the head of the spine. The edges and corners have scraped areas and the corners are bumped. The pages are free of foxing or toning. However, the book has numerous pencil markings and underlining. Almost every page has many check marks and some have underlining.  #1888131029 - $100.00

 
  ~Sold~ c1888 - Kachi-Kachi Mountain, [Fairy Tale, No. 5], T. Hasegawa, Crepe Paper, Very Good  #1887080109l
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Sensei Eitahu (illustrator):
Kachi-Kachi Mountain, Japanese Fairy Tale Series not stated on the cover, c1888, early (perhaps first) crepe paper version, 2 Minami Saegi-Cho, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo, Hasegawa, title on cover is translated into English, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18mo (4 1/8 x 6 in - 10.5 x 15.3 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab tied, 22 pp - 11 folded pages (including covers). The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of August 29 the next year. However it also lists other dates, the latest of which is August 1, Meiji 21 (1888). The 2 Minami Saegicho Kobunsha address is shown on the front cover, colophon inside the front cover and the colophon on the back cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid. There are minor corner bends. The bottom front cover is slighly miscut. The back cover has a large vertical crease. No stains, tears or breaks.  #1888080109m - ~Sold~;

 
  ~Sold~ 1889 - Japanese Fairy Tales, No. I-VI, Plain Paper, Not T. Hasegawa  #1889150504
Alfred, John
Mawe & Co.:
Japanese Fairy Tales, in Japanese "Nippon No. 1," Yokohama, Mawe & Co., thin cardboard wraps. color woodblock front cover and text illustrations, c1889, medium size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, 12mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in - 12 x 18.5 cm), four stab hole Yamato toji stab binding, spine uncovered, plain paper in folded sheets, no pagination, ca 49 folded sheets, ca 98 pages in total (including covers).

This book contains the following six Japanese Fairy Tales.

I. Bunbuku Chacama II. Cachcach Yama III. Shitakiri Suzume IV. Saru-Kani Kassen V. Momotaro VI. Hanasakase Jiji

For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair to Good condition. There are at least 3 missing pages and several internal scuffed areas. The missing pages include one text page in Cachcach Yama. At least 11 of the 49 folded pages are severed at the folded edge. The front and back cover are heavily soiled and have numerous pieces missing and creases. The front cover has a heavy vertical crease adjacent to the stab ties that runs the entire length of the page. The covers have foxing and stained areas. The top stab tie is broken and no longer holds. The binding is loose. There is no title page and that page and a Contents page appear to be missing. There is no colophon and the table of contents page is missing. Perhaps it was on the 2 pages that appear to be missing at the front.  #1889150504 - Sold

 
  $475.00 1889 - The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Parts II & III, Walter Dening  #1889080722
Dening, Rev. Walter:
The Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Parts II and III of a five part set, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 1890 (Meiji 22), stiff wrap covers illustrated in color, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), string tied in Kangxi binding style, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear, 6 double page color woodblock prints per part, Part II with 78 text pages and Part III with 76 text pages, pages numbered consecutively, pages 78-154 of a 417 page set. The spine is not covered except for approximately 3/4 in (1.8 cm) at the top and bottom. Publisher's advertisements at the end of at least Parts II and III. For more information on these two parts, click here.

Condition.

Part II is in Good(-) condition. The string ties have been replaced. The covers are soiled and corners bumped. The upper right corner is chewed. This problem starts at the back (an area approximately 2 cm down and .5 cm out to the edge) and decreases as you approach the front. None of the folded pages are cut or broken at the fold. The interior is clean and the paper is supple. The color woodblock plates (6 double page) are in Very Good condition with no staining or faults.

Part III is in Good+ condition. The string ties have been replaced. The covers are soiled and corners bumped. None of the folded pages are cut or broken at the fold. The interior is clean and the paper is supple. The color woodblock plates (6 double page) are in Very Good condition with no staining or faults. There is waterstaining on the back cover (ca 1/4 of the cover at the bottom) and this extends in 4-5 pages into the publisher's advertisements.  #1889080722 - $475.00

 
  $175.00 1888-1890 - TASJ Vol VII, Parts I-IV, Official Reprints   #1889081224
Various including:
Aston, W.G.
Chamberlain, B.H.
James, J.H.
Milne, John
Satow, Ernest:
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume VII, Parts I-IV, 1879 but reprinted 1888-1890, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 8vo, paper wraps, pages 1-464. This is a complete set of the four issues for the year 1879. These are reprint editions which were published as follow:
Vol VII, Part I, reprinted November, 1888
Vol VII, Part II, reprinted July, 1889
Vol VII, Part III, reprinted April, 1890
Vol VII, Part IV, reprinted September, 1889
Part I is an article by John Milne titled "Journey across Europe and Asia." Part IV contains an article by W.G. Aston titled "H.M.S. 'Phaeton' at Nagasaki in 1808." In this article Aston recounts the 1808 challenge by the British naval ship Phaeton to Japanese seclusionary policy. To see the front covers, which also have the table of contents, click here.

Condition. The books are in Good condition. All have a owner's handstamp inside the front cover or on the next page. The covers are age toned and lightly soiled. The edges of the covers have numerous chips and breaks. Internally the books are clean and the paper is supple. The cover of part II has been repaired with tape.  #1889050705 - $175.00

 
  $125.00 1889 - The Phaeton at Nagasaki in 1808, TASJ VII Reprint   #1889050705
Aston, W.G.:
H.M.S. "Phaeton" at Nagasaki in 1808Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume VII, Part IV, 1879 but reprinted 1889, Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, 8vo, paper wraps, pages 267-464, (article is at pages 329-344). In September of 1808 the British ship H.M.S Phaeton deliberately probed the Japanese exclusionary policy at Nagasaki. While an important event in series of challenges to the exclusionary policy that would ultimately lead to the opening of Japan, the incident has received very little scholarly attention. In this article Aston translates the official diary kept by the Japanese government in Nagasaki regarding the incident. This translation is probably the most detailed and accurate account of the Phaeton incident. Other articles in this issue include, A Discourse on Infinite Vision (J.M. James), Wasobyoe, the Japanese Gulliver (B.H. Chamberlain), Analyses of Surface Waters in Tokyo (R.W. Atkinson), A History of Japanese Art (W. Anderson), Notes on Osaka (J. Summers) and Ancient Japanese Rituals - Part II (Ernest Satow). Additional matters include Reports on general meetings and the annual meeting, report of the council and a listing of members. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. I would rate the books as in Good+ condition. The paper wraps are sound with some tears and pieces missing along the right margin. Internally there are areas of light to medium foxing.  #1889050705 - $125.00

 
  $125.00 1889 - Theory of Japanese Flower Arrangement, TASJ   #1889120219
Conder Josiah.:
The Theory of Japanese Flower ArrangementTransactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, 1889 (Volume XVII), Tokyo, The Hakubunsha, No. 1, Shichome, Tokyo, 8vo, 112 pp. This book contains the Conder article on flower arrangement (pages 1-96, 69 black and white plates - four of which fold out) and articles on a gravestone for a Japanese Christian of the XVII century found in Batavia (pages 97-101) and the Japanese legal seal (pages 102-112, 2 plates in red, black and white). These articles are followed by 24 pages of society related matters (iii-xxv). To see the covers, contents page and representative plates, click here.

This book may be an off-print. It is bound Japanese style with flexible cloth wraps with no lettering or titles. The paper covers are not present and the book starts with the Conder article. The is no volume number stated.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is Japanese and English writing on the first page of the flower arrangement article.  #1889120219 - $125.00

 
  $195.00 1889 - Der Spiegel zu Matsuyama, Japanische Marchen, Japanese Fairy Tale No. 10, H. Schipplock Translator, T. Hasegawa  #1889081104
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
James, Mrs. T.H. (translator, Japanese to English)
Schipplock, Hedwig (translator, English to German)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
Der Spiegel zu Matsuyama, Japanische Marchen, ["The Matsuyama Mirror" - No. 10, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English)], Meiji 22 (1889), 10 Hiyoshi-cho, Tokyo, T. Hasegawa, text in German, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18mo (4 1/8 x 6 1/8 in - 10.3 x 15.4 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab ties, 22 pp - 11 folded pages (including covers). The colophon gives the date of Meiji 22 (1889) and the 10 Hiyoshi-cho address. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. There is loss of the spine covering at the head and foot (ca 1 cm at both places). One internal page has scribbling type markings at the top. The remainder of the pages are clean. All pages are free of foxing, staining and toning. None of the pages are severed or broken at the fold. The back cover has two large torn areas. The first is an area in the middle where there is a 1 x 1 1/2 cm piece missing. The second area is at the bottom where a large triangular piece is missing (3 1/2 cm wide at the base and 2 1/2 cm from the base to the top of the tear). The damage on the back cover does not extend into the inside back cover.  #1889081104 - $195.00

 
  $145.00 1889 - Appendix to Concise Dictionary of the Principal Roads, Towns and Villages of Japan   #1889130301
Whitney, Willis Norton:
Appendix to Concise Dictionary of the Principal Roads, Towns and Villages of Japan Containing the Constitution of Japan [Dai-Nikon-Teikoku-kempo], and Laws Relating Thereto, the Law for the Organization of Cities, Towns and Villages, Together with Statistical Information Respecting Territory, Population, Agriculture and Industry, Domestic and Foreign Commerce Transport and Navigation, Banking, Insurance, Public Instruction, Religion, Public Hygiene, Public Charities, Police, Prisons, Justice, Army and Navy Finance and Political Administration. Compiled from Official Documents by W.N. Whitney, M.D., Interpreter of the U.S. Legation, Tokyo, Tokyo, Z.P. Maruya & Co., Ltd, Yokohama, Shanghai Hong Kong and Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, Limited, London, Trubner & Co., 1889, printed at the Tsukiji Kwappan Seizosho "Insatsubu," one foldout table, numerous tables in text, large 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 - 13.2 x 18.7 cm, 167 pp. To see the covers and title page, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition (binding copy). It is bound in thin paper wraps and the binding is fragile. The first signature is detached. This signature contains the front free page and title page. The first 6 pages and covers have heavy foxing and staining. After that, the pages are clean. The paper is supple - not brittle.  #1889130301 - $145.00

 
  $400.00 1890 - Pictures of Ancient Japanese History, 2 Volumes (Parts)  #1890090918
Asso, T.H.
Arnold, Edwin (Revisions):
Pictures of Ancient Japanese History, Part First & Part Second, Tokyo, Z. P. Maruya & Co., 1890 (Meiji 23), 4to (9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in - 23.5 x 29.8 cm ), Japanese and English language text, bound Japanese style with two four hole silk stab ties, color woodblock illustrated covers (front and back) of thick card stock, spine uncovered, reads Japanese style from back to front, 48 black and white illustrations in the text, 98 pages of text (Part, 50 pages and Part II, 48 pages). Each book contains 24 numbered sections on famous people, historical topics and important events. On the right side page the text is in Japanese and there is a one quarter page illustration at the top. On the left side page the text is in English. For more information on the set, click here.

Complete titles.

  • Part I. Pictures of Ancient Japanese History, From the coronation of the Emperor Jimmu to the rebellion of Masakado and Sumitomo, Part the First, by T.H. Asso, Chief Inspector of Machinery, H.I.J.M.N., Revised by Sir Edwin Arnold, K.G.I.E., C.S.I., chapters I-XXIV.
  • Part II. Pictures of Ancient Japanese History, From the evil doings of Fujiwara to the battle of Dan-no-ura, Part the Second, by T.H. Asso, Chief Inspector of Machinery, H.I.J.M.N., Revised by Sir Edwin Arnold, K.G.I.E., C.S.I., chapters XXIV-XLVIII.

Condition. Both parts are in Good+ condition. The covers are soiled with numerous edge chips and small tears. They also have ghost images (offset from contact with other books). The first part has a large corner crease that extends from the back forward for approximately 6 pages. The front cover of the second part has an area in the middle (1 in x 1/2 in) where the paper is missing. Both books have numerous corner breaks, chips and folds (dog eared). Approximately 1/3 of the pages have this condition in one or more corners. There are no tears or breaks that intrude into the text or images. The books are complete and free of foxing or staining internally. The internal paper is clean an supple.  #1890090918 - $400.00

 
  $400.00 1889 - Fuzoku Gaho, Four (4) Unbound Monthly Issues  #1889081128
Various Authors & Artists:
Fuzoku Gaho, Nos. 6,7,9 &10 (Manners and Customs in Pictures), Tokyo, Toyodo, Meiji 22 (1889), June, July, September and October issues, 8vo (7 3/8 x 10 in - 18.6 x 25.7 cm), Japanese language entirely, paper wraps, Japanese format (reads back to front). These are unbound (never bound and not extracted from a bound volume) single issues from the first year this monthly periodical was published. Each issue has a tinted lithographic front cover with a large red seal at the bottom left. These four issues contain many black an white woodcut plates. Some of the plates have a red seal. There are no color plates in these issues. Many of the plates fold out and several have more than one fold out. Each issue contains consecutively numbered page(s) at the rear from an on going series on Japanese coins.

The following issues are in this unit. Click on the number to see the front cover, the index/publisher's information page and representative pages.

  • No. 6. Meiji 22 (1889).7.10 - 23 + 1 (Japanese coins, page 4) numbered pages.

  • No. 7. Meiji 22 (1889).8.10 - 18 + 4 (Japanese coins, pages 5-8) numbered pages.

  • No. 9. Meiji 22 (1889).10.10 - 22 + 2 (Japanese coins, pages 11-12) numbered pages.

  • No. 10. Meiji 22 (1889).11.10 - 22 + 6 (Japanese coins, pages 13-16) numbered pages. Contains a two page image of Aino dwellings.

Plates are not numbered and are in addition to the page numbers shown.

Condition. Each periodical is in Very Good condition. The spine covering on No. 6 is breaking. The spine covering on the other three is solid. Occasional page tears (not over one inch. Very clean with no foxing, staining or markings. These periodicals have not been extracted from a bound volume and therefore show none of the spine damage or binding residue associated with that type of item.  1889081128 - $400.00

 
  $700.00 1890~91 - Fuzoku Gaho, Nos 18~34, Bound in Single Volume   #1890060503
Various Authors & Artists:
Fuzoku Gaho, Nos. 18-34 (Manners and Customs in Pictures), Tokyo, Toyodo, Meiji 23 (1890).7.10 through Meiji 24 (1891).11.10, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25.7 cm), Japanese language entirely, maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine, bound Japanese format (reads back to front). Each issue has a color (2-3 color) woodblock paper wrap cover. The issues run 30-40 page in length and most contain at least one single page and one double page black and white woodblock plate and several woodcut text illustrations and occasional single or double page black and white lithographed plate. In total there are over 100 plates and over half are double page. An illustrated series on coins runs in seven consecutive issues. The page numbers for this serial run consecutively in the seven issues (i.e. they are not numbered with the rest of the pages in the issue). The serial starts (actually continues from prior issues) in issue 18 (July 1890) at page 33 and ends on page 48 in issue 25 (February 1891). An important and finely illustrated graphic/pictorial journal depicting life in Meiji era Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The head and foot of the spine are soft and corners lightly worn. Internally very clean and free of stains or faults. The first 20 or so pages are bent at the top. Approximately 5 single pages that were not trimmed are chipped and broken where they extend beyond the edges of the trimmed pages.  1890060503 - $700.00

 
  See Below 1890-1896 - Fuzoku Gaho, Twelve (12) Unbound Monthly Issues, Individually Priced  #1890081140
Various Authors & Artists:
Fuzoku Gaho (Manners and Customs in Pictures), unbound issues, Tokyo, Toyodo, Meiji 23 (1889) ~ Meiji 29 (1896), individual issues, 8vo (7 3/8 x 10 in - 18.6 x 25.7 cm), Japanese language entirely, paper wraps, Japanese format (reads back to front). This unit has 12 single issues starting with the second year this monthly periodical was published. Each issue has a tinted lithographic front cover. These issues contain color and black an white woodcut plates. Some of the plates have a red seal. Many of the plates fold out and several have more than one fold out.

The following issues are avilable. Click on the number to see the front cover, the index/publisher's information page and representative pages.

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 12, Meiji 23(1890).1.10, 26 + 3 (Japanese coins, pages 19-20) numbered pages, Good+, spine covering broken.  #1892081140-12

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 19, Meiji 23(1890).8.10, 24 + 2 (Japanese coins, pages 35-6) + 2 numbered pages, Good+, spine covering broken.  #1892081140-19

 $75.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 23, Meiji 23(1890).12.10, 24 numbered pages, large two fold out color woodcut, lithograph plate, the Aino (woodcut), Very Good.  #1892081140-23

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 28, Meiji 24(1891).5.10, 24 numbered pages, Kendo, the Aino, spine covering broken, Good+.  #1892081140-28

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 29, Meiji 24(1891).6.10, 23 numbered pages, spine covering broken, Good+.  #1892081140-29

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 41, Meiji 25(1892).5.10, 32 numbered pages, evidence of extraction from bound volume, Good+.  #1892081140-41

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 43, Meiji 25(1892).7.10, 28 numbered pages, evidence of extraction from bound volume, Good+.  #1892081140-43

 $135.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 45, Meiji 25(1892).9.10, 26 numbered pages, Perry's First Landing in Japan, evidence of extraction from bound volume, Good+.  #1892081140-45

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 48, Meiji 25(1892).12.10, 26 numbered pages, Good+, evidence of extraction from bound volume.  #1892081140-48

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 49, Meiji 26(1893).1.10, 28 numbered pages, Very Good.  #1893081140-49

 $65.00  Fuzoku Gaho, No. 56, Meiji 26(1893).7.10, 30 numbered pages, evidence of extraction from bound volume, Good.  #1893081140-56

Plates are not numbered and are in addition to the page numbers shown.

Condition. Each periodical is in Good to Very Good condition. Condition is noted, above, with each book  1890081140

 
  $175.00 1890 - Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasiens, December 1874, April 1890 Reprint  #1890080563
Dr Rein
Dr.Donitz
Dr. Hoffmann
Other authors:
Mittheilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Natur- Und Volkerkunde Ostasiens in Tokio, Part 6 (6tes Heft) (Journal of the German Society for Natural and Cultural Science of East Asia), December 1874, Reprinted, April 1890, Yokohama, Buchdruckerei Von R. Meiklejohn & Co., Berlin, Im Allein-Verlage von Asher & Company, 1873-1906, 4to (9 x 11 3/4 in - 22.5 x 30 cm), paper wraps, staple bound, German text and printed in columns, numerous black and white wood cut plates, 2 color plates (both fold out), charts, tables and text illustrations, 71 pp. This issue contains an extensively illustrated article on Japanese music with musical scores and numerous plates showing musical instruments. It also contains articles on the typhoon of September 13, 1874 and an article on the Ainos. There are two fine fold out color plates in the "Die Kleidung der Alten Japaner" (Japanese dress) article. Both of them show an archer. For more information on this publication, click here.

Condition. The publication is in Fair condition. It is staple bound and the staples have rusted and broken. It is now in two major sections. The spine covering is missing. The covers have numerous chips and tears. Internally clean with only occasional light foxing. The contents and plates are in Very Good condition. The first folding color plate has tears in the margins which do not intured into the image area.  #1890080563 - $175.00

 
  $165.00 1890 - A Pocket-Book of Japanese Words and Phrases by A. Farsari, Sixth Edition  #1890070911
Farsari, A.:
A Pocket-Book of Japanese Words and Phrases by A. Farsari, Sixth Edition Revised and Enlarged, the title on the front cover reads: Japanese Words & Phrases for the Use of Strangers, Sixth Edition, Yokohama, A. Farsari and Kelly & Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1890, 32mo (3 3/4 x 5 1/2 in - 9.8 x 13.8 cm), green cloth with paste on title label, preface (from 4th edition) iii-vi, 49 pp + 10 pp. Text is arranged in two columns. The English and the Japanese equivalent transliterated into English are side by side. For example the first entry in the left column is "Abdomen, hara." The first part is English and Japanese words and phrases (page 1-39) followed by numbers (pages 40-43) and then "Months - Days of the Month - Hours - Beverages, Eatables - Features of a Country - Words Used by Foreigners, But Which Are Not Japanese ('Piggi-Sure Go Away') - Local English, and Phrases Often Used by Natives" (pages 44-49). After these 49 numbered pages is a 10 page section titled "Japanese and English" where Japanese words are followed by the English (ie 'Baka, fool'). Blank work pages are interspersed between the text pages. Inside the back cover is an advertisement for "Keelings Guide to Japan," Second Issue, 1890. For a picture of the front cover and title page, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair good condition. Inner hinges are cracked. Spine cracked at head and foot. Most of the pages are affixed to the binding, however, pages 43-6 are loose. Extensive writing on text pages and blank pages. Clearly well used for it's intended purpose. There is a small loose piece of paper with the "Kobe Club" title which notes "Whiskey 6c" and "2 Cigars 9cts." faults.  #1890070911 - $165.00

 
  $125.00 1890 - The Ancient Pit-Dwellers of Yezo & Aino of Yezo  #1890050905
Hitchcock, Romyn:
The Ancient Pit-Dwellers of Yezo, & The Ainos of Yezo, Japan, Washington, DC, two articles published in The Report of the National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, report for the year ending June 30, 1890, 810 pp. This is the complete bound report containing the two well illustrated reports related to Japan. See below for details on the two reports. The illustrations for the Pit-Dwellers report are listed here and for the Aino report they are listed listed here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. It is ex-library with library handstamps on a front free end page and the title page. No library markes internally. The front hinged is cracked and the front free end pages (FEP) are loose. One FEP has numerous pencil markings. The two Japan related reports are free of markings or blemishes.  #1890050905 - $125.00

 
  POR 1890 - Monumentos del Arte Mexicano Antiguo [Not Japan Related]  #1890060803
Peñafiel, Antonio:
Monumentos del Arte Mexicano Antiguo, Ornamentacion, Mitologia, Tributos Y Monumentos, Berlin, A. Asher & Co., 1890, text volume and two folios of plates (318 in total). Issued in a limited edition of 500 copies. This is copy 375 and it is numbered in manuscript and signed by the author at the limitation statement printed on the back of the title page for the Spanish section. A lavishly illustrated and key work on Mexican antiquities prepared at the turn of the century. Peñafiel was a noted physician and historian and founded the Sociedad de la Historia Natural. Through this massive undertaking he recorded important Mexican antiquities at the close of the 19th century. Peñafiel designed the Mexican Pavilion at the Paris Exposition in 1889 and that structure is the subject a chapter in the book and 3 leaves of plates (289-292). Detailed information regarding this unit, to include condition, is here.

Very Heavy Set. Total Weight Packed is 150 lbs. Shipment would require three boxes each weighing ca. 50 lbs. Text Folio (40 lbs), Plate Folio I (55 lbs), Plate Folio II (55 lbs).

Condition. See web page.  #1890050905 - Price on Request

 
  $45.00 1890 - The Ancient Pit-Dwellers of Yezo  #1890050833b
Hitchcock, Romyn:
The Ancient Pit-Dwellers of Yezo, Washington, DC, an article published in The Report of the National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, report for the year ending June 30, 1890, 8 black and white halftone plates from photographs, halftone drawings as text illustrations, pages 417-427, 11 pp. One plate is of artifacts. The other seven are of then existing (1888) people and structures in Yezo.

Condition. This is an article extracted from a bound book It is in very good condition.  #1890050833b - $45.00

 
  $95.00 1891 - Life of Joseph Hardy Neesima  #1891080210
Hardy, Arthur Sherburne:
Life and Letters of Joseph Hardy Neesima, Boston & New York, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, imprint of the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass. on the back of the title page, 1891, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 8 in), green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, frontispiece portrait of Joseph Neesima, portrait of A. Hardy, plate with facsimile from Neesima's journal (line drawings and manuscript notes), 350 pp. The two portraits are steel engraved plates protected by tissue guards. The plate with a facsimile is a woodcut engraving. Joseph Hardy Neesima stowed away on a ship to the United States in the 1860s. He studied at Amherst College and subsequently returned to Japan and founded Doshisha University in Kyoto. To see the cover and two portrait plates, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are soft. On a front free page there is a manuscript entry stating "No. 35. Lincoln Missionary Library. 1893. No other library markings or treatments. The binding is solid and the book is free of staining, foxing or marks.   #1891080210 - $95.00

 
  $195.00 1891 - Useful Japanese Plants, Volume 2, Color Woodblocks  #1891060812
Tanaka, Yoshio
Shokkaku, Ono:
Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu (Illustrated Catalogue of Useful Plants), Volume 2 only, Tokyo, c1891, 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 in), string tied, 43 folded pages for 86 pages total. This volume contains color woodblock illustrations 323-658 (Chapters XV~XXII). The plates illustrated are categorized as: Ch XV-textile plants, Ch XVI-paper manufacturing plants, Ch XVII-dye plants, Ch XVIII-fragrant plants, Ch XIX-medicinal plants, XX-poisonous plants, Ch XXI-timber trees & bamboo plants & Ch XXII-deciduous ornamental trees. Each plate is described in Japanese text and with the Japanese name translated into English. Latin names are also provided. The book does not have a colophon. This is one of 3 books with color woodblocks from a set of useful Japanese plates. The complete set also contains an index volume and 3 text volumes (7 volumes in total). To see the covers and representative illustrations from this volume, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers show have light foxing. An owners ink handstamp is on the back cover and scattered throughout the book in the margins of several (approximately 6) pages. Internally very clean. None of the folded pages are severed.  #1891060812 - $195.00

 
  $375.00 1891 - Japanese Jingles, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, Very Good+   #1891100323
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bramhall, Mae St John:
Japanese Jingles, Being a Few Little Verses Which Have Appeared Before in the 'Japan Gazette', Tokyo, T. Hasegawa and Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, LD - "Sole Agents for the sale of this work," colophon dated Meiji 24 (1891), title page carries the date of "1891," small 12mo (5 1/8 x 6 3/4 in - 13 x 17 cm), creped paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk tied, 66 pages (33 folded pages) including the covers. The book has a "Contents" page listing 25 poems. The first poem starts at page five and the last one at page 59. The last poem is 4 pages (2 folded pages) long so this would make the last text page 62. While the "Contents" page lists page numbers, the pages are not numbered. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is solid. None of the pages are cut or broken at the fold. The spine covering is complete. The first 2-3 folded pages at the front and back have a vertical creases. The covers have small dog ears on the corners and very slight fold-overs along the edge. There appears to be an erased area at the top of the title page. Otherwise, no other evidence of marking.  #1891100323 - $375.00

 
  $175.00 1891 - Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and Its Suburbs (no map), 1st Printing, Fair   #1891090203
Yoshii, T (Tsunetaro)
Ludlow, J.P.:
Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and Its Suburbs with Map, an Entirely New Work by T. Yoshii, Revised by J.P. Ludlow, Osaka, 1891 (1st printing), T. Nakashima & Co., printed by Osaka Type Foundery (1st printing), 32mo (3 1/2 x 5 in - 8.8 x 12.3 cm), decorated card cover, silk ties, 1/2 inch of the top and bottom of spine covered with silk cloth, text in English, text on folded pages, color fold-out frontispiece map (missing in this book), 17 color woodblock prints on single sheets, unnumbered blank pages at front, 56 (28 folded pages) numbered pages. The title page indicates a price of "30 sen only." To see images of the cover, title page, colophon and one woodblock print, click here. For general information on this book (not this book however), click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. There is an ink signature on the front cover. The covers are foxed and stained and have chipping and small tears. The first 6 or so page have heavy foxing. The folding map at the front is not present.  #1891090203 - $175.00

 
  $400.00 1891 (1894) - Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and Its Suburbs (with map & wrapper), 2nd Printing, Good+   #1891100114a
Yoshii, T (Tsunetaro)
Ludlow, J.P.:
Illustrated Guide to Kyoto and Its Suburbs with Map, an Entirely New Work by T. Yoshii, Revised by J.P. Ludlow, Osaka, 1891 (2nd printing of 1894 per colophon), T. Nakashima & Co., printed by the Osaka Maeno-Kappansho (2nd printing), 32mo (3 1/2 x 5 in - 8.8 x 12.3 cm), decorated card cover, silk ties, 1/2 inch of the top and bottom of spine covered with blue silk cloth, text in English, text on folded pages, color fold-out frontispiece map, 17 color woodblock prints on single sheets, unnumbered blank pages at front, 56 (28 folded pages) numbered pages. The title page indicates a price of "30 sen only." For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The outside wrapper, which is seldom seen, is present. The folding map at the front is present. The covers are foxed and stained and have chipping and small tears.   #1891100114a - $400.00

 
  $295.00 1892 - Children's Japan by Mrs. W. H. Smith, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, Good+   #1892080109r
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Smith, W. H.:
Children's Japan by Mrs. W. H. Smith, Tokyo (10 Hiyosicho), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 25 (1892), large 12 mo (6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 16.4 x 19.6 cm), silk stab ties, spine covered, crepe paper, 20 numbered pages,. Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Hiyosicho, Tokio." Twelve pages of folded crepe paper for a total of 24 pages (front and back cover included in the count). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is broken at the bottom (ca 1 in). The bottom right corner edges roll up. There is a heavy ripple (general crease) at the right edge which extends approximately 1/2 way down. There is a 1/4 inch nick out of the top edge of the front cover. At the upper right of the front cover there is a circular stained area approximately 3/4 an inch in diameter. It bleeds through to the page next page and is faintly visible on the page that follows that. There is a small stained area on the back cover. There are no cuts or breaks to the page edges (along the folds). A very nice example of this book. Far better condition than it is usually found.  #1892080109r - $295.00

 
  $275.00 1892 - Japanese Jingles, 2nd Edition, Type II Imprint, T. Hasegawa   #1892100738c
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bramhall, Mae St John:
Japanese Jingles, Second Edition, Tokyo, T. Hasegawa and Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, LD - "sole agents for the sale," dated "1893" on the title page, 12mo (5 5/8 x 7 in - 14.2 x 17.6 cm), creped paper in folded sheets, spine cover, ribbon tied, carries original colophon (Meiji 25, 1891), 66 pages (33 folded pages) including the covers. The book has a "Contents" page listing 25 poems. The first poem starts at page seven and the last one at page 59. The last poem is 4 pages (2 folded pages) long so this would make the last text page 62. While the "Contents" page lists page numbers, the pages are not numbered. For more information on this book, click here. This book has a type II imprint inside the front cover.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front cover is lightly soiled and there is a 2 x 2 inch waterstain in the upper right corner. Front and back covers have light wear along the edges and there is light staining along the top cover edges. The spine covering is complete. The binding is solid. Inside the book is very clean with occasional scattered light foxing, primarily on the first five pages. No writing or marking. No cuts or breaks to the folded pages.  #1892100738c - $275.00

 
  $875.00 1892 - Story of the Forty-Seven Ronin, 17 collotype plates, K. Ogawa, Good+  #1892100724
Ogawa, K(azumasa) (photographs/collotypes)
Seibei, Kajima (photographs)
Murdoch, James, M.A. (text):
Scenes From the Chiushingura and the Story of Forty-Seven Ronin, by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo, Japan, In Collotype, with Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A. , Tokyo, folio (11 x 15 3/4 in - 28 x 39.6 cm), Meiji 25 (1892), cord tied, illustrated wraps, 17 black and white collotypes protected by tissue guards, 52 pp. The book recreates a very famous incident in 1701 in which Asano Naganori (Lord Asano) was required to commit harakiri. His forty-seven samurai bodyguards, then reduced to the status of ronin, or masterless samurai, took revenge two years later by assassinating Lord Kira Yoshinaka, the individual responsible for Naganori's death. The ronin were then required by the Shogun to commit harakiri and buried with their master. The 17 collotype plates depict key events and settings in the story. Images involving actual characters are reenacted for the photographs. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers have light overall soiling and toning. All four corners, front and back, have wear. The top and bottom outside front corners have heavy wear (erosion) which extends down for 7-10 pages. The maximum erosion is at the bottom front corner (1.5 cm). Internally, all this wear is confined to the margins of the text and plates. There is a 1 cm tear at the outside middle of the front cover and this extends inward for 6 pages getting progressively smaller as it goes. The spine cover is complete but the top and bottom portions are broken and fraying. The fraying is 1 cm at the top and 4 cm at the bottom. The number 5.00 is written at the top right on the front free page. Internally, the text and plates are free from marking. The text pages are free of foxing or staining. The collotype plates have light foxing on the back and occasional light foxing in the margins of the plates.  #1892100724 - $875.00

 
  $825.00 1892 - Story of the Forty-Seven Ronin, 17 collotype plates, K. Ogawa, Good  #1892080103
Ogawa, K(azumasa) (photographs/collotypes)
Seibei, Kajima (photographs)
Murdoch, James, M.A. (text):
Scenes From the Chiushingura and the Story of Forty-Seven Ronin, by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo, Japan, In Collotype, with Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A. , Tokyo, folio (11 x 15 3/4 in - 28 x 39.6 cm), Meiji 25 (1892), cord tied, illustrated wraps, 17 black and white collotypes protected by tissue guards, 52 pp. The book recreates a very famous incident in 1701 in which Asano Naganori (Lord Asano) was required to commit harakiri. His forty-seven samurai bodyguards, then reduced to the status of ronin, or masterless samurai, took revenge two years later by assassinating Lord Kira Yoshinaka, the individual responsible for Naganori's death. The ronin were then required by the Shogun to commit harakiri and buried with their master. The 17 collotype plates depict key events and settings in the story. Images involving actual characters are reenacted for the photographs. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers have light overall soiling and toning. There is a vertical crease on left side of the front cover. The outside corners of the covers (front and back) are dog-eared and some of the internal pages are also. The spine cover, which is seldom seen on these books, is present but loose in some places. There are two gouges on the back cover. On is 1+ inch long and extends through the colophon page and into plate XVI. The other is 3/4 an inch and does not extends into the colophon page. Internally there is scattered foxing but the image areas are clean. Despite the flaws, the book is in above average condition for this book.  #1892080103 - $825.00

 
  $775.00 1892 - Japanese Life, K. Ogawa   #1892050712a
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Japanese Life, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, Folio (11 3/4 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), ca 1892, decorated card covers, string ties, 12 black and white collotype plates with a total of 27 different images. There are 7 plates with one image each and 5 plates with 4 images each. Each plate is protected by tissue guard and has a descriptive title below the image on the plate. Many seldom seen images to include "Darby and Joan (an elderly couple tending to chores) and an "old-time policeman and his catch." This books should not be confused with the K. Ogawa books (8vo) under a similar title, Illustrations of Japanese Life. The images in that series are not found in this book. The book is accompanied by a Kelly & Walsh "Sole Agents" color woodblock insert page. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The front cover is present but completely severed along the right (binding) side. The back cover is firmly attached. Front inside cover has a bookplate reading "De laBibliotheque Louis Becker." Both front and back covers have wear, light soiling and pieces missing, particularly along at the corners. Internally the book is clean and free of significant faults. The Kelly and Walsh insert has some light creasing but is very clean.  #1892050712a - $775.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1892 - Kohana San, 22 Page Version, Hasegawa Crepe Book
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bostwick, F.M. (Mae St. John):
Kohana San, Hasegawa, 10 Hiyoshicho, Tokyo, Japan, Meiji 25 (1892).5.20, 12 mo (6 1/4 x 7 1/4 in - 16 x 18.4 cm), pages numbered, string tied. An illustrated story of Kohana San (Little Flower), a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song and woodblock illustrations. Music and verse, written by F. M. Bostwick, US Navy (actually Mae St. John), and sung to the air of "Bally Holly." Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, Yokohama, Tokyo, 1892." Eleven pages of folded creped paper (chirimen) for a total of 22 pages (front and back cover included in the count). Of the 22 pages, there are 20 pages with color wood block illustrations on them. The first part of the book is a musical score (sung to the tune of "Ballyholly"). The score is followed by additional sets of lyrics. No advertisement at the back.

Sold.

 
  $325.00 1892 - Pocket Anglo-Japanese Dictionary, Eastlake & Tanahashi   #1892120521
Eastlake, F. Warrington
Tanahashi, Ichiro.:
A Pocket Anglo-Japanese Dictionary, Sanseido, Tokyo, stated sixth edition (but actually a ninth edition), 1892 (Meiji 25), 64mo (2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in - 6.5 x 9.5 cm), red embossed cloth with black decoration and gilt lettering, illustrations in text, 871 numbered pages. The book is 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) thick. To see the covers, title pages and examples of the pages, click here. The English title page is dated 1890 and is a stated sixth edition. The colophon information indicates a ninth edition published in Meiji 25 (1892) and this book is dated by that entry.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The covers and text are in remarkably clean and crisp condition.  #1892120521 - $325.00

 
  $225.00 ca 1892 - Ayame San, A Japanese Romance of the 23rd Year of Meiji   #1892160530
Murdoch, J. (A.M.)
Burton, W.K. (photographs)
Ogawa, K. (photographs & photomechanical reproductions):
Ayame San, A Japanese Romance of the 23rd Year of Meiji (1890), London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd, c1892, 8vo (6 x 9 in), cardboard covers with paste on illustrated paper, cloth covered spine, photographs taken primarily by Kazumasa Ogawa and W. K. Burton, 77 text illustrations, 3 of which are full page, 2 pp errata, 310 pp. While the front and back covers have cord ties, these are ornamental only and merely attached to the front and back boards. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are soiled and chipped along the edges. The boards are not detached as is the norm for this book. There is a large water stained area at the bottom left of the back cover. The spine covering is present but missing or eroded in places, particularly at the head and foot and broken along the edges where it meets the boards. The binding is intact. Internally there is sporadic foxing. Free of writing (except inside of the front free page) or staining. The book is in better condition than normal for this book.  #1892160530 - $225.00

 
  $500.00 ca 1892 - Nikko and Vicinity   #1892041209c
Ogawa, K. (Kasumasa):
Scenes in Nikko and Vicinity by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo, Japan in Collotype & from Photographic Negatives Taken by Him, Tokyo, Ogawa, ca 1892, folio (11 3/4 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), cord tied, no text, 12 pp. The book contains 12 black and white collotypes with descriptive titles printed on the plate under the image. Each collotype has a tissue guard type protector. The collotypes measure approximately 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. There is no colophon. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is a 1 inch tear along the bottom edge of the front cover. Each plate has the plate number written lightly in pencil at the top. Some light foxing, primarily on the tissue guards.  #1892041209c - $500.00

 
  $65.00 1893 - History of the Japanese Merchant Marine, Ex-Library  #1893090115
Mercantile Marine Bureau:
A History of the Mercantile Marine in Japan (Translation), Tokyo, Mercantile Marine Bureau, Department of Communications, 1893, 12mo, paper wraps, 2 large fold out plates, Japanese colophon at the back, 61 pp. Six chapters include summary of history (evolution of ship construction in Japan), yearly returns of vessels and officers, Tokio Mercantile Marine College, navigation companies in Japan, Tokio Marine Insurance Company and a history of progress made in facilitating navigation on the coasts of Japan. Pages 42-61 contain tables (21 in total) of merchant marine data from 1872-1891. Table XVIII is a very large table (1 fold up, 1 fold down and 5 folds out) of light houses, "staff lights" and light ships on the Japanese coasts. Table XIX is a large foldout table of buoys and beacons on the Japanese coasts. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair+ condition and is ex-library. The front cover is detached and both the front and back cover have large chips and pieces missing and stains. There are library treatments on the front cover, contents page, free pages at the rear and back cover. The back cover has a card pocket. There is no title page. No library markings on the text pages or tables.  #1893090115 - $65.00

 
  $500.00 1893 - The Nikko District 48 plates, K. Ogawa  #1893140716
Ogawa, Kazumasa (collotype plates & photographs)
Murdoch, James, M.A. (text)
Burton, W.K. (photographs)
Mr. Arito (photographs):
The Nikko District, Illustrated by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo Japan, In Collotype, With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A. , Tokyo, K. Ogawa (plates), Yokohama, Japan Gazette (text), 1893 (Meiji 26), large horizontal 4to (11 x 15 1/2 in - 28 x 39 cm), decorated silk cloth over thick boards, spine covered in same cloth, two gray ties, paste on title with black lettering and gilt decoration and border, beveled edges, gilt speckled treatment inside the covers and on the facing free pages, all edges gilt, tissue guards between the plates, 48 plates (1 black and white collotype frontisplate, 46 black and white collotype plates and 1 color plate), Japanese language colophon, 59 numbered text pages in English. The 59 pages of text discuss the subject of the plates. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with a letter press printed descriptive title/caption. The book does not have a title page. On the last page of text (page 59), the imprint "Printed at the 'Japan Gazette' Office, Yokohama, Japan" is found. For more information on this book, click here.

Heavy Book. This book will weight approximately 8 pounds packed for mailing. International postage will be expensive and will be $100 or more. Exact postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It is complete with all text pages, tissue guards and plates. The binding is solid. The outside hinges are complete and undamaged. The inside front hinge is completely cracked and the front cover is held to the text block only by the cover fabric. The back inside hinge is solid. The paper is age toned but supple and not brittle. The boards have heavy staining/soiling and edges and corners have significant scrapes, breaks and abrasions. The spine cover is soiled and approximately 40% is missing.  #1893140716 - $500.00

 
  $550.00 1893 - The Nikko District 49 plates, K. Ogawa, Kelly & Walsh  #1893150207
Ogawa, Kazumasa (collotype plates & photographs)
Murdoch, James, M.A. (text)
Burton, W.K. (photographs)
Mr. Arito (photographs):
The Nikko District, Illustrated by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo Japan, In Collotype, With Descriptive Text by James Murdoch, M.A. , Tokyo, K. Ogawa (plates), Yokohama, Japan Gazette (text), 1893 (Meiji 26), large horizontal 4to (11 x 15 1/2 in - 28 x 39 cm), decorated silk cloth over thick boards, spine covered in same cloth, two gray ties, paste on title with black lettering and gilt decoration and border, beveled edges, gilt speckled treatment inside the covers and on the facing free pages, all edges gilt, tissue guards between the plates, 49 plates ( 1 color frontisplate & 1 black and white collotype frontisplate, 47 black and white collotype plates), Japanese language colophon, 59 text pages in English. The 59 pages of text discuss the subject of the plates. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with a letter press printed descriptive title/caption. The book does not have a title page. On the last page of text (page 59), the imprint "Printed at the 'Japan Gazette' Office, Yokohama, Japan" is found. This 49 plate version of the book. The title page carries the "Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Singapore" imprint. For more information on this book, click here.

Heavy Book. This book will weight approximately 8 pounds packed for mailing. International postage will be expensive and will be $100 or more. Exact postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The binding is solid and the book is absolutely complete. The cover fabric is lightly faded. The beveled edges show moderate to heavy wear with the fabric broken or missing in spots. All corner tips are frayed. The back cover has an area 8 cm long by 1 cm high at the bottom near the foredge where the fabric is missing and the underlying board is gouged. All descriptive caption tissue guards are present. A few are winkled. The interior has moderate to light foxing. However, it seldom intrudes into the image area. The first frontisplate (Haiden of Shrine of Iyemitsu) has two vertical creases. Both creases are just outside the woodblock print which is tipped to plate. One collotype plate has a vertical crease near the spine area and off the image.   #1893150207 - $550.00

 
  $1385.00 c1893 - Bound Volume, Japanese Fairy Tales Nos 1-10, Plain Paper, T. Hasegawa   #1893150120
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Thompson, David (translator) (Nos 1-6)
Hepburn, James Curtis (translator) (No 7)
Chamberlain, B.H. (translator) (Nos 8-9)
James, T.H. Mrs.(translator) (No 10)
Sensei Eitaku (art)

Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English) Nos. 1 to 10, plain paper, bound together in 3/4 leather binding with marbled boards.

The individual Japanese Fairy Tale Numbers by Kobunsha/T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (2 Minami Sayegicho and 10 Hiyoshi-cho) were published between 1885 and ca 1893. The bound volume is 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 in - 13.1 x 18.5 cm) and is slightly larger than the individual Fairy Tale numbers inside. The original string/stab ties were removed from the individual numbers as part of the binding process.

These represent the earliest editions and printings of T. Hasegawa's Japanese Fairy Tale series. I find the first number (Momotaro (Second Edition)) is seldom seen. These individual numbers represent the formative years of the Japanese Fairy Tale series by T. Hasegawa.

All 10 books are plain paper, 12mo (5 x 7 in - 12.5 x 17.8 cm) with the original ties removed for binding into hard cover book format.

 
Summary of Fairy Tale Series Numbers in this Bound Volume with the Cover Type.*

  • Fairy Tale No. 1 - Momotoro (Second Edition), 1893
  • Fairy Tale No. 2 - Tongue Cut Sparrow, First Edition, Third Printing, 1886
  • Fairy Tale No. 3 - Battle of the Monkey and the Crab, 1886.
  • Fairy Tale No. 4 - The Old Man Who Made The Dead Trees Blossom, 1885.
  • Fairy Tale No. 5 - Kachi-Kachi Mountain, 1888.
  • Fairy Tale No. 6 - The Mouse's Wedding, 1888.
  • Fairy Tale No. 7 - The Old Man and The Devils,1886.
  • Fairy Tale No. 8 - The Fisher Boy Urashima, 1886.
  • Fairy Tale No. 9 - The Serpent With Eight Heads , 1886.
  • Fairy Tale No. 10 - The Matsuyama Mirror, 1886.

For more information on this book, click here.

Condition:

Individual Fairy Tale Numbers. Eight (Nos 1,3-6, 8-10) of the numbers are in Very Good to Fine condition with no faults. Two of the numbers are in Good condition. Fairy Tale 1 has moderate text and illustration foxing (shadowing) on the opposite pages. Fairy Tale No. 2 and 7 both have one page severed at the folded edge. A book by book condition discussion can be found at the link to this book above.

Book/Binding. Good condition. The leather has significant wear with numerous scraps and tears. The corners and head and foot of the spine are particularly worn. The head of the spine is pulling away from the text block. Both of the inner hinges are cracked. The text block binding with the individual fairy tale numbers is strong. The pages are clean with nly scattered light foxing.  #1893150120 - $1385.00

 
  $700.00 1893 - History of the Empire of Japan, K. Ogawa Collotypes (Original Binding - Very Good+)  #1893120704
Takatsu Kuwasaburo et. al.
Brinkley, F. (translator):
History of the Empire of Japan, Compiled and Translated for the Imperial Japanese Commission of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893, Tokyo, published by the Dai Nippon Tosho Kabushiki Kwaisha, by order of the Department of Education, Tokyo, printed at the "Japan Mail" Office, Yokohama, 1893, 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in - 16.6 x 24 cm), plain gray silk covered boards, front board with title in black in Japanese and English and gilt decoration (clouds), back board has blindstamped illustration, spine covered in silk with decorative design of birds and stars, cover edges beveled, decorative endpapers, decorative (not actually a part of the books binding) four hole string ties top and bottom on front and back boards, 1 color foldout map, 2 plans, 5 black and white collotype double page plates by K. Ogawa, 5 color double page woodblock plates, 18 black and white double page woodblock plates, 11 black and white single page woodblock plates, table of contents (I-VI), preface (I-VI), 428 pp. An important 19th century history of Japan produced under the authority of an Imperial commission. This book was "...intended for the use of visitors to the Japanese Section of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, U.S.A, 1893." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition (Near Fine). The covers are clean and the binding is strong. The pages are clean and free of writing, stains or foxing. The only fault is one plates ("Scene in the House of One of the Nobles" (color woodblock, double page) after page 126) is slightly mismounted and it extends below the bottom edge. Normally this book is found in Good condition or rebound. The original state binding did not hold up well.  #1893120704 - $700.00

 
  $600.00 1893 - History of the Empire of Japan, K. Ogawa Collotypes (Original Binding - Good+)  #1893080551
Takatsu Kuwasaburo et. al.
Brinkley, F. (translator):
History of the Empire of Japan, Compiled and Translated for the Imperial Japanese Commission of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893, Tokyo, published by the Dai Nippon Tosho Kabushiki Kwaisha, by order of the Department of Education, Tokyo, printed at the "Japan Mail" Office, Yokohama, 1893, 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in - 16.6 x 24 cm), plain gray silk covered boards, front board with title in black in Japanese and English and gilt decoration (clouds), back board has blindstamped illustration, spine covered in silk with decorative design of birds and stars, cover edges beveled, decorative endpapers, decorative (not actually a part of the books binding) four hole string ties top and bottom on front and back boards, 1 color foldout map, 2 plans, 5 black and white collotype double page plates by K. Ogawa, 5 color double page woodblock plates, 18 black and white double page woodblock plates, 11 black and white single page woodblock plates, table of contents (I-VI), preface (I-VI), 428 pp. An important 19th century history of Japan produced under the authority of an Imperial commission. This book was "...intended for the use of visitors to the Japanese Section of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, U.S.A, 1893." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The silk covering on the boards and spine is torn, broken and chipped in several places and pulling away in many places, particularly along the edges. The decorative string ties on the front and back boards are not present. The binding is solid. Internally the book is clean and in Very Good condition. No markings, staining or foxing internally. The maps, plans and woodblock prints are in excellent condition. Inside the back cover are two small bookseller's labels: "Isseido Shoten" (Tokyo) and "Orientalia" (NYC). There is evidence of removal of a small Japanese language label on a blank free page at the rear. This book is rarely seen with the original (and fragile) silk covered boards and spine as with this one.  #1893080551 - $600.00

 
  $485.00 1893 - History of the Empire of Japan, K. Ogawa Collotypes (Rebound)  #1893060320
Takatsu Kuwasaburo et. al.
Brinkley, F. (translator):
History of the Empire of Japan, Compiled and Translated for the Imperial Japanese Commission of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A., 1893, Tokyo, published by the Dai Nippon Tosho Kabushiki Kwaisha, by order of the Department of Education, Tokyo, printed at the "Japan Mail" Office, Yokohama, 1893, 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in - 17 x 24 cm), one quarter leather over cloth, leather tipped corners, title in gilt on spine, 1 color foldout map, 2 plans, 5 black and white collotype double page plates by K. Ogawa, 5 color double page woodblock plates, 18 black and white double page woodblock plates, 11 black and white single page woodblock plates, 428 pp. An important 19th century history of Japan produced under the authority of an Imperial commission. This book was "...intended for the use of visitors to the Japanese Section of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, U.S.A, 1893." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The hinges are weak but still holding. The head of the spine has a piece missing and both the head and foot of the spine are frayed. The joints are rubbed and the corners are bumped and worn. There is a small bookseller' sticker (Jiujiya Bookseller and Stationer, No. 5 Yatozaka, Yokohama) inside the front cover. On a fep there is an ink owner's inscription dated November, 1922. Internally very clean with no fault. There is a number sticker (No. 2416) inside the back cover.  #1893060320 - $485.00

 
  $275.00 1893 - 12 Arto-Type (Collotype) Plates of Falcon Statues, Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893  #1893081231
Hayashi Tadamasa:
Twelve Bronze Falcons Exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893. Artist: Chokichi Suzuki, Exhibitor and Designer: Tadamasa Hayashi, Tokyo, printed by Seishi-Bunsha, 1893, large 8vo (8 x 11 in), an unbound folio with 14 black and white "Arto-Type" (autotype - collotype) with plates letter-press titles and lettering, 16 leaves (title page, remarks, 14 plates) plus a 9 page accompanying booklet.

This entire folio consists of:

1). Soft cover folio case with a cover with the title and color woodblock image. Not in this lot.
2). Title Page. Not in this lot.
3). Remarks - 2 pages. Not in this lot.
4). Two unnumbered black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-Type - collotype) plates. Not in this lot.

a. The first unnumbered plate shows "A Falconer, Artist, Chokiti Suzuki and Designer, Tadamasa Hayashi."
b. The second unnumbered plate is a wide angle view titled "Twelve Bronze Falcons." This plates shows all twelve falcon statutes on display shelves on a stage with a Japanese and United States flag in the foreground. The lettering indicates this image was from an "Exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo."
5). Twelve black and white "Arto-Type" (auto-type - collotype) plates showing each of the 12 bronze falcon statutes. This lot.
6). Cover Sheet titled "Remarks of Daily Papers of Japan in Reference to The Twelve Bronze Falcons." (Translations). Not in this lot.
7). Nine pages (i-ix) of Japanese newspaper articles commenting on the bronze falcon exhibition (6 & 7 are a separate pamphlet). Not in this lot.

To see the 12 plates from this folio, click here.

Condition. The plates are in Good Condition. They have medium to heavy foxing front and back. While most of the foxing is outside the image area, it does intruded into the image area on some plates. This unit is the 12 plates of Falcon statutes from the folio. The balance of the folio (folio case, title page, 2 text leaves, 2 unnumbered plates, accompanying pamphlet) is not present. Only the 12 numbered plates in the folio are in this unit.  #1893081231 - $275.00

 
  $775.00 ca 1893 - Costumes & Customs in Japan  #1892040611
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Costumes & Customs in Japan in Phototype and From Photographic Negatives Taken by Him, Tokyo (No. 1 Iidamachi Shichome, Kojimachiku), K. Ogawa, Folio (11 1/2 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), ca 1893, decorated card covers, cord ties, 12 black and white collotypes on heavy paper stock and each protected by a tissue guard with no text or lettering. The term phototype is the same as collotype. I believe this is one of the very few times Ogawa used that term instead of collotype. The collotype plates have the descriptive title printed directly on the plate below the image. As is typical of these books, there is no colophon. The cover design is the same as found other Ogawa collotype books of this period (stylized scale pattern with waves in silver). I believe this is one volume of a two volume set, both with this title, that was published c1892. However, the volume does not indicate it is a part of a set. While all lettering is in English, the book is assembled Japanese style with the title cover at the back and intended to be opened and read from back to front. The cover bears a printed price of "2.50 Yen." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers have numerous chipped and torn areas but they are firmly attached by the cord ties. The plates have light to moderate foxing in the margins but the image areas are clean. One plate has a 3/4 in tear in the margin. Paper is light tan and supple, not brittle.  #1892040611 - $775.00

 
  $120.00 1893 - Customs of the Loochooans, TASJ, Vol XXI  #1893080228
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
On the Manners and Customs of the Loochooans, November 1893, Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume XXI, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., printed by R. Meiklejon & Co., 8vo, at pages 271-289, 289 pp. Basil Hall Chamberlain spent one month in Okinawa (Loochoo) and this is his effort to bring before the Society some of the "...most noteworthy characteristics of the land and people...." The paper discusses tombs and funeral/burial practices, marriage and the practice of using "marriage brokers," physical characteristics, wear of hairpins (rank/class being distinguished by gold, sliver, pewter or wood), snakes which he calls "the greatest curse of Loochoo," lack of religious influence, the Loochooan language, national character ("docility, courtesy and mildness") and the role of women. Other items in this volume are: Life of Date Masamune (C. Meriwether), Esoteric Shinto - Part 1, 2 & 3 (Percival Lowell), Touching Burmese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean [languages] (E.H. Parker), Ainu Economic Plants (J. Batchelor and K. Miyabe). This issue also contains the standard sections of Society Minutes, Report of Council, List of Members and Constitution and By-Laws. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The front wrap and spine have been repaired and reinforced by permanently affixing a translucent glassine cover. There is English and Japanese writing on the spine. Internally the book is in Very Good condition. Except for a signature and date on a blank page, there is no writing or marking. The interior is free of foxing, staining, tears or other such faults. The pages are unevenly cut, particularly at the outside and bottom edge. The index and title page are bound in at the rear after the last page (page 289).  #1893080228 - $120.00

 
  $475.00 ca 1893 - Kohana San, 24 Page Version, Hasegawa Crepe Book, Type I Imprint, VG #1893100738d
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bostwick, F.M. (Mae St. John):
Kohana San, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa, c1893 (Meiji 26) with a colophon date of Meiji 25 (1892).4.10, large 12 mo (6 1/4 x 7 1/4 in - 16 x 18.4 cm), string tied, spine covered. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower), a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song and woodblock illustrations. Music and verse, written by F. M. Bostwick, US Navy (actually Mae St. John), and sung to the air of "Bally Holly." Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, Yokohama, Tokyo, 1892." Twelve pages of folded creped paper (chirimen) for a total of 24 pages (front and back cover included in the count). The first part of the book is a musical score for "Bally Holly". The score is followed by an additional sets of lyrics. The last page is "List of Books" published by T. Hasegawa. Inside the back cover is a listing of the "Japanese Fairy Tale Series" (1-20) and the "Aino Fairy Tale Series" (1-3). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front cover is lightly soiled. Binding is solid and spine covering complete. No tears or breaks. Internally very clean with no marking, soiling, foxing or staining.  #1893100738d - $475.00

 
  $285.00 1983 -Landscape Gardening in Japan, Volume I, Josiah Conder #1893120823
Conder, Josiah:
Landscape Gardening in Japan, Volume I, Tokio, printed by Hakubunsha, published and sold by Kelly & Walsh, 1893, large 4to (11 x 14.5 in - 28 x 36.7 cm), green cloth with extensive gilt decoration on front cover, back cover is blind stamped, beveled edges, decorated endpapers. Volume I contains 37 full page plates (12 of which are tinted lithographs) and 161 numbered pages of text. Within the text there are 55 woodcut text illustrations. For more information on this book, click here.

Heavy Book. This book is heavy and weighs 6 1/2 pounds packed. Postage outside the US will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is scattered light to medium foxing throughout. The lithographs have only light scattered foxing. No tissue guards are present.  #1893120823 - $285.00

 
  $400.00 ca 1893 - Kohana San, 24 Page Version, Hasegawa Crepe Book, Type II Imprint, Good+ #1892070831
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bostwick, F.M. (Mae St. John):
Kohana San, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 25 (1892).4.10, large 12 mo (6 1/2 x 7 1/2~3/4 in - 16.4 x 19~19.5 cm), string tied. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower), a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song and woodblock illustrations. Music and verse, written by F. M. Bostwick, US Navy (actually Mae St. John), and sung to the air of "Bally Holly." Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, Yokohama, Tokyo, 1892." Twelve pages of folded creped paper (chirimen) for a total of 24 pages (front and back cover included in the count). Of the 24 pages, there are 20 pages with color wood block illustrations on them. The first part of the book is a musical score for "Bally Holly"). The score is followed by additional sets of lyrics. The last page is "List of Books" published by T. Hasegawa. Inside the back cover is a listing of the "Japanese Fairy Tale Series" (1-20) and the "Aino Fairy Tale Series" (1-3). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The front and back covers have scraped areas and there is a 1 x 3 cm area at the bottom right of the front cover where the paper is torn. The spine covering at the top and bottom is broken and partially missing for approximately 2 cm at the top and bottom. There are two 1 cm holes that penetrate the fifth and sixth page. All pages are clean and free of stains or foxing. There are paper creases throughout that range from very light to moderate. I find this typical of this book.  #1892070831 - $400.00

 
  $195.00 ca 1893 - Kohana San, 24 Page Version, Hasegawa Crepe Book, Type II Imprint, Good #1893101101c
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Bostwick, F.M. (Mae St. John):
Kohana San, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 25 (1892).4.10, large 12 mo (6 1/2 x 7 1/2~3/4 in - 16.4 x 19~19.5 cm), string tied. An illustrated story of Kohana-san (Little Flower), a Geisha of Kobe, presented in song and woodblock illustrations. Music and verse, written by F. M. Bostwick, US Navy (actually Mae St. John), and sung to the air of "Bally Holly." Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, Yokohama, Tokyo, 1892." Twelve pages of folded creped paper (chirimen) for a total of 24 pages (front and back cover included in the count). Of the 24 pages, there are 20 pages with color wood block illustrations on them. The first part of the book is a musical score for "Bally Holly"). The score is followed by additional sets of lyrics. The last page is "List of Books" published by T. Hasegawa. Inside the back cover is a listing of the "Japanese Fairy Tale Series" (1-20) and the "Aino Fairy Tale Series" (1-3). For more general information on this book, click here. To see the covers and pages from this specific book, click click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The top and bottom edges of front and back covers have scraped areas The spine covering at the top and bottom is broken and partially missing for approximately 2 cm at the top and bottom. There is a 3 cm hole that penetrates the back cover and adjacent folded page. The outside edge of the front cover is creased/folded over ca 1/2 cm. The outside edges of the back cover and next folded page are creased. One folded page (5-6) has a 5 cm tear at the folded edge in the middle. Except for the front and back covers and adjacent pages, the pages are clean and free of stains or foxing.  #1893101101c - $195.00

 
  $675.00 1894 - Nikko Passé et Présent Guide Historique  #1894050737
Dautremer, Joseph:
Nikko Passé et Présent Guide Historique par Joseph Dautremer, 1st Secretaire-Interprete a La Legation De La Republic Francaise au Japon, Tokio, Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, 1894, 8vo, paper wraps, French language, frontispiece line drawing illustration, frontis map ("Plan D'Ensemble du Massir De Nikko") with route in red, plus 13 additional plates, 109 pp. Six of the plates reproduce Japanese inscriptions found at various locations in Nikko. The other seven plates are woodcut engravings depicting scenes or objects. Four of these plates foldout. To see the cover and map of Nikko, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The pages are light brown but remain supple. Considering the rather transitory nature of paper wrap guide books such as this, the book is in unusually good condition.  #1894050737 - $675.00

 
  $450.00 ca 1894 - The Rat's Plaint, "Second Edition," Type A1, T. Hasegawa  #1894080531
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Little, Archibald (translator):
The Rat's Plaint, published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (No. 10 "Siyoshicho" Hiyoshi-cho), stated "Second Edition," horizontal format, 12mo (5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in - 15 x 19.6 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk ties, 17 folded pages, 34 pp (including covers). Translated from Chinese to English by Archibald Little. The text printer is The text printer is Hirose Yasushichi, Seishi Bunsha, 1 Kabuto-cho, Tokyo. To see the covers and a representative page, click here.

There are several minor varieties of the "Second Edition" of this book. I call this one Type A1. For more information on the varieties, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is badly broken and only about 20% remains in place. The cover pages are limp and have fold-overs along the top and bottom edges. There are small tears (less than 1/2 inch) at the bottom of the fold of the front and back cover. The inside back cover has staining at the top right corner and a couple of small tears which do not puncture the outside back cover. There is a triangular torn area on the back cover (ca 1/3 inch). Moderate foxing confined primarily to the covers and the margins of the pages at the front and back. Minor corner and edge folds/creases throughout. This book is seldom found with unsevered pages as this one. One page shows evidence of an erasure and another has two large light blue jagged lines. Despite these faults, this book is in significantly better condition than the norm for the book.  #1894080531 - $450.00

 
  $525.00 ca 1894 - The Rat's Plaint, "Second Edition," Type A2b, Very Good, T. Hasegawa  #1894130320
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Little, Archibald (translator):
The Rat's Plaint, published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (No. 10 "Siyoshicho" Hiyoshi-cho), stated "Second Edition," horizontal format, 12mo (5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in - 15 x 19.6 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk ties, 17 folded pages, 34 pp (including covers). Translated from Chinese to English by Archibald Little. The text printer is The text printer is Hirose Yasushichi, Seishi Bunsha, 1 Kabuto-cho, Tokyo. For more information on this book, click here.

There are several minor varieties of the "Second Edition" of this book. I call this one Type A2b. For more information on the varieties, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. It is free of staining, foxing or markings. There are minor edge tears and small splits (1 inch or less)n at the folded edged but all pages are unbroken at the folded edge. The spine covering is approximately 75% complete. The last folded page (back cover and colophon page) is misfolded at the folded edge and creased.  #1894130320 - $525.00

 
  $295.00 1894 - Fans of Japan, Chromolithographs (10)  #1894110931
Salwey (nee Birch), Charlotte M (1871-1973).
Anderson, William (Introduction):
Fans of Japan, With Introduction by William Anderson, F.R.C.S. Late of H.M's. Legation, Japan, London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co, Edinburgh & London, 1894, 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/2 in - 25.5 x 31.5 cm), mustard cloth with large fan motif in blue, red, green and gilt and gilt-lettered pictorial spine, beveled cover edges, 10 full page color (chromolithographs) tissue guard protected plates and 39 black and white text illustrations, xix, 149 pp. There is an errata strip insert before page 1. Pages 141-149 are composed of "Notes" and an index. The early history, manufacture, construction, marketing, uses, legends and applied arts of the fans in Japan. To see the covers, click here.

Heavy Book. This book weighs 7 pounds packed and postage will be quoted based upon the ship to destination.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers are soiled and have small tears, primarily at the head and foot of the spine and at the corners. The binding is lightly shaken but remains solid. There is a large stain at the upper right of the inside of the front cover and a small bookseller's sticker at the bottom left of the inside cover. Internally very clean. All tissue guards are present and not creased.  #1894110931 - $295.00

 
  ~Sold~ ca 1893-1895 - Costumes & Customs in Japan, Volumes I & II, K. Ogawa   #1893070704
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Costumes & Customs in Japan, Volumes I title also states In Phototype & From Negatives Taken by Him and Volume II states In Collotype and has the Kelly & Walsh imprint, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, large 4to (11 1/2 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), c1893-1895 (Meiji 28), decorated card covers, string ties, each volume with 12 black and white collotypes on heavy paper stock and each protected by a tissue guard. The term phototype is the same as collotype. The collotype plates in Volume I do not have the descriptive title printed directly on the plate. Instead, it is printed on the tissue guard. The collotype plates in Volume II have the descriptive title printed directly on the plate below the image. For more information on this two book set, click here.

Condition. Both books are in Very Good condition. The condition is much better than the norm. The covers have light soiling and minor edge wear, particularly at the corners. There is a 1 x .5 cm piece missing on the bottom left corner of Volume I. The thin covering sometimes found at the head and foot of the spine is not present. The binding of both books is solid. The plates are clean and free of foxing or staining.  #1893070704 - Sold

 
  $825.00 1895 - Famous Castles and Temples in Japan by K. Ogawa, 35 Plates, Type A   #  #1895140418
Ogawa, Kazumasa:
Famous Castles and Temples in Japan by K. Ogawa, Tokyo, large 4to (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in - 26.4 x 37.4 cm), decorated green silk cloth over thin boards, two blue or red cord ties, paste on title with black lettering and gilt decoration, gilt speckled treatment inside the covers and on the facing free pages, all edges gilt, tissue guards between the plates, title page, 35 hand tinted collotype plates, all plates are printed on one side only, Japanese language colophon, no text preface pages. Each plate has an English language descriptive caption copperplate printed on the plate directly below the image. For more information on this book, click here.

Shipping Charges. This unit requires special packing and weighs approximately 7 pounds when packed. Postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covers are solid and free of tears or breaks and only light soiling/aging. Internally the book is very clean with almost no foxing or staining. A few of the tissue guards are misfolded or have edge tears. The plates are very clean.  #1898140418 - $825.00

 
  $650.00 1895 - Musical Japan by Miss Dulcie Harmony, Akiyama, Good  #1895100810
Akiyama Aisaburo (Author and Publisher)
Chikanobu Hashimoto (Illustrator):
Musical Japan by Miss Dulcie Harmony, Tokio, published by Akiyama Aisaburo, distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Meiji 28 (1895), oblong 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 in - 24 x 16.2 cm), red silk stab ties, spine covered, 9 folded pages, 18 pages total, including the covers. The cover carries the name of "Chikanobu Yoshu" in Japanese which is the pseudonym for the artist Chikanobu Hashimoto. The text discusses seven musical instruments (the Koto, the Samisen, the Taiko, the Tsusumi, the Fuge and the Gekkin & Kokgu). Women are depicted playing these instruments in an illustration on the page facing the text page. The Gekkin & Kokgu are discussed together and shown in a single illustration. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The last three folded page have large heavy water stained areas. The front and back cover are larger than the internal pages resulting in soft edges. The binding is solid. The spine covering is complete and none of the pages or cut or torn. No writing or marking. There is a water stained area at the bottom right of the front cover. The edges of many of the pages are wrinkled and slightly irregular in shape. As is often the case with these books, the crepe paper is quite limp.  #1895100810 - $650.00

 
  $1250.00 1895 - Fables Choisies de Florian, Volumes 1 & 2, Color Woodblocks, Crepe Paper   #1895080616
de Florian, J.-P. (Jean Pierre) Claris
Barboutau, Pierre
Kadji-ta Han-ko (illustrator)
Kawa-nabe Kiyo-soui (illustrator)
Oka-koura Shiou-soui (illustrator)
Kano Tomo-nobou (illustrator):
Fables Choisies de Florian. De J.-P. Claris, De Florian, Illustree Par Des Artistes Japonais Sous La Direction De P. Barboutau, Tokio, Volumes 1 & 2, Paris, Librairie Marpon & Flammarion, E. Flammarion Succ., "Imprime par la compagnie de Shueisha a Tokio," Meiji 28 (1895), small 8vo (6 x 8 in - 15 x 20.1 cm), crepe paper folded sheets, spine covered, silk string ties, text in French, 56 pages total (each volume) including the covers (28 folded pages). In each volume there there are 24 numbered pages of text and fourteen double page color woodblock prints. The fourteen double page plates (28 pp) and the front and back covers (4 pages) are not numbered. The front covers are a single page color woodblock print. The cover woodblock print and the 14 internal double page woodblock prints all have the artist's seal (han). In total the two books contain 112 pages which include 28 double page color woodblock prints and 48 numbered pages of text. There are 38 (18 in volume 1 and 20 in volume 2) small text type black and white woodcut illustrations of birds, animals and plants interspersed throughout the book. For more information on this set, click here.

Condition. Both books are in Very Good condition. The covers, front and back - inner and outer, are moderately stained and soiled. This condition is probably caused by the adhesive used to apply the folded pages forming the covers to an inner stiffener paper. There is pencil writing on the inside of the front cover of Volume 1. Following the covers and adjacent pages, the books are in Fine condition with no staining, foxing, marking or soiling. All pages are uncut/unsevered at the fold and there are no tears to the pages. A solid and well preserved pair of books.  #1895080616 - $1250.00

 
  $375.00 1895 - Fables Choisies de Florian, Volume 1 (Rebound), Crepe Paper   #1895080813
de Florian, J.-P. (Jean Pierre) Claris
Barboutau, Pierre
Ka-no Tomo-nobou (Illustrator)
Kadji-ta Han-ko (Illustrator):
Fables Choisies de Florian. De J.-P. Claris, De Florian, Illustree Par Des Artistes Japonais Sous La Direction De P. Barboutau, Tokio, Volume 1, Paris & Tokyo, Librairie Marpon & Flammarion, E. Flammarion Succ., "Imprime par la compagnie de Shueisha a Tokio," Meiji 28 (1895), small 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in - 15.8 x 21.2 cm), crepe paper folded sheets, rebound into gray binding with gilt title on black background on spine, front and back covers now tipped to the outside covers of the new case, text in French, 56 pages total including the covers (26 folded pages + four single pages). There are 24 numbered pages of text and fourteen double page color woodblock prints. The fourteen double page plates (28 pp) and the front and back covers (4 pages) are not numbered. The front cover is a single page color woodblock print. It features a monkey operating a projector (magic lantern). The cover woodblock print and the 14 internal double page woodblock prints all have the artist's seal (han). There are 18 small text type black and white woodcut illustrations of birds, animals and plants interspersed throughout the book. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. It has been rebound into a hardback case with the front and back covers tipped to the outside of the case. The front and back covers have heavy foxing. Internally there is scattered light foxing primarily on the edges and in the outer margins of the pages.  #1895080813 - $375.00

 
  $350.00 1895 - Views of Tokyo, K. Ogawa, Photographer, 60 Collotype Plates   #1895150121
Ogawa, Kazumasa:
Views of Tokyo in Collotype by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo, horizontal 8vo (10 1/8 x 6 3/4 in - 25.5 x 17.4 cm), 1895 (Meiji 28), decorated card covers, string ties, 60 black and white collotype plates. The plates are printed on card stock and on only on one side. Each plate is numbered and contains a caption below the collotype image. There is one tissue guard and it is placed before the first plate. The images are in horizontal formate (landscape). A few images are much taller than wide and those are displayed with the bottom of the image at the fore edge of the book. For more information on this two book set, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The binding is solid and all 60 plates are present and free of marking. The covers and ties are soiled and the cover edges have numerous scrapes and small tears. There is a circular handstamp (1 inch diameter) at the upper right on the front cover. There is evidence of erasure of pencil writing in the area of the title on the front cover. At the bottom left of the front cover there is an area (ca 2 mm diameter) where the paper is broken and almost loose. The plate paper is age toned. This is particularly so at the back where some of the upper right corners are darkened. There is moderate foxing scattered throughout the book but it seldom intrudes into the image area.  #1895150121 - $350.00

 
  $1925.00 1895 - Costumes & Customs in Japan, Volumes I & II, K. Ogawa   #1895070234
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Costumes & Customs in Japan in Phototype and From Photographic Negatives Taken by Him, Volumes I and II, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, large 4to (11 1/2 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), 1895 (Meiji 28), decorated card covers, string ties, each volume with 12 black and white collotypes on heavy paper stock and each protected by a tissue guard with no text or lettering. The term phototype is the same as collotype. The collotype plates have the descriptive title printed directly on the plate below the image. For more information on this two book set, click here.

Condition. Both books are in Very Good condition. The condition is much better than the norm. The covers have light soiling and minor edge wear, particularly at the corners. There are ca 1cm stain areas in the areas under the cord ties. On Volume II one of the two bottom cord ties is broken. The back cover of Volume II has a 3 x .5 cm scraped area at the bottom edge. The binding of both books is solid and tight. The plates are clean and free of foxing or staining.   #1895070234 - $1925.00

 
  $2275.00 1895 - The Narrative of a Japanese, Volume I & II, First Edition, Joseph Heco  #18950150333a

~~ Seldom Seen Original Edition ~~

Heco, Joseph (Narrative Writer)
Murdoch, James (Editor):
The Narrative of a Japanese: What he has seen and the people he has met in the course of the last forty years., Yokohama, printed by the Japan Gazette Newspaper Company, Yokohama and sold by Maruzen Ltd., Tokyo, 1895, 8vo, 2 volumes, 14 plates, 1 map, 17 text illustrations, 346 pp and 254 pp. This is narrative of Joseph Heco (1837-1897), a fisherman from the province of Sanyodo (Japan), who went to sea in 1850. He was shipwrecked and rescued by an American ship which took him to California. He did not return to Japan until 1859. Heco became the first Japanese national to be naturalized as an American citizen. This narrative offers a very unique perspective on the opening of Japan and the Western push to open the country. Though the eyes of a native Japanese familiar with both cultures, one views the opening of Japan from Perry's ground breaking expedition to the establishment of diplomatic and trade relations through the domestic and international turmoil that ensued as Japan passed into the Meiji era. The narrative alternates between a summary of events and a day by day journal. Key events are recorded in Heco's own words and through published accounts.
Volume I, 8vo, brown cloth, blindstamped rules and decoration, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, preface (i-iii), chapters numbered from I-XXIV, 2 plates, 1 map, 10 text illustrations, errata (2 pp), no colophon, 346 pp. Volume I of the narrative traces Heco's life from his birth in 1837 in the village of Komiya, Japan, to his shipwreck in 1850, rescue and journey to the United States. This is followed by accounts of his education and travels within the United States, his return to Japan in 1859 and work as interpreter for the U.S. consulate and his second trip to the United States (1861-1862).
Volume II, 8vo, pale brown cloth, blindstamped rules, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, chapters numbered from I-XVIII, 7 numbered plates, 5 unnumbered plates, 7 text illustrations, appendix (i-v), tipped in errata sheet, colophon, 254 pp. Plates I-II and IV-VII (6 plates) are collotype printed in the original edition. The colophon in this volume serves as the colophon for the set. Volume II of the narrative contains Heco's reminiscences of his adventures, picking up the story shortly after his return to Japan (in 1862) following his second journey to the United States. His later experiences in Japan include an eyewitness account of key events in the Revolution of 1868. This volume covers from August 4, 1862 through October 28, 1891.

For more information on this set, click here.

Condition, Volume I. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid. The covers have moderate staining, the corners are bumped and the edges have scrapes. The head and foot of the spine are soft and slighlty frayed. Internally the book is clean with almost no foxing or staining. There are no tears or markings except for a pencil eraser evident on the front free page.

Condition, Volume II. The book is in Very Good condition. Covers are lightly faded, edges scraped, head and foot of the spine soft and corners bumped. While the hinges are not cracked, the binding is lightly shaken. No pages are loose but a few show separation form the binding ranging for 1/4 inch to 1 inch. Inside the front and back cover, the free front and end pages, title page, errata page and colophon are browned. The other internal pages/plates are lightly age toned but remain supple and are not brittle. There is an "Isseido" paste-on label on the inside front cover. The pages are free from tears, staining and markings except a penciled date has been erased on the title page.  #1895150333a - $2275.00

Included, at no charge, with this first edition set is a set of the 1950 reprints in Very Good condition.

 
  $1675.00 1895 - The Narrative of a Japanese, Volume II, First Edition, Joseph Heco  #1895090130

~~ Seldom Seen Original Edition ~~

Heco, Joseph (Narrative Writer)
Murdoch, James (Editor):
The Narrative of a Japanese: What he has seen and the people he has met in the course of the last forty years., Yokohama, printed by the Japan Gazette Newspaper Company, Yokohama and sold by Maruzen Ltd., Tokyo, 1895, 2 volumes, 14 plates, 1 map, 17 text illustrations, 346 pp & 254 pp. The narrative of Joseph Heco (1837-1897), a fisherman from the province of Sanyodo (Japan), who went to sea in 1850. He was shipwrecked and rescued by an American ship which took him to California. He did not return to Japan until 1859. Heco became the first Japanese national to be naturalized as an American citizen. This narrative offers a very unique perspective on the opening of Japan and the Western push to open the country. Though the eyes of a native Japanese familiar with both cultures, one views the opening of Japan from Perry's ground breaking expedition to the establishment of diplomatic and trade relations through the domestic and international turmoil that ensued as Japan passed into the Meiji era. The narrative alternates between a summary of events and a day by day journal. Key events are recorded in Heco's own words and through published accounts.

Volume II of the narrative contains Heco's reminiscences of his adventures, picking up the story shortly after his return to Japan (in 1862) following his second journey to the United States. His later experiences in Japan include an eyewitness account of key events in the Revolution of 1868. This volume goes through October 28, 1891. Volume II. 8vo, pale brown cloth, blindstamped rules, gilt lettering, chapters numbered from I-XVIII, 7 numbered plates, 5 unnumbered plates, 7 text illustrations, appendix (i-v), tipped in errata sheet, colophon, 254 pp. Plates I-II and IV-VII (6 plates) are collotype printed in the original edition.

For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. Volume II only. The book is in Very Good condition. Covers are lightly faded, edges scraped, head and foot of the spine soft and corners bumped. While the hinges are not cracked, the binding is lightly shaken. Inside the front and back cover, the free front and end pages, title page, errata page and colophon are browned. The other internal pages/plates are lightly age toned but remain supple and are not brittle. There is an ink manuscript inscription inside the front cover which reads: "Elizabeth Finch / given to me by / Wm Ward / Tokio/1895." The pages are free from tears, staining and markings except a penciled date (1864) is on the first text page.  #1895090130 - $1675.00

 
  $325.00 1895 - Military Costume in Old Japan, ex-Library  #1895081135
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Military Costumes in Old Japan, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Under the Direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School), Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1895 (Meiji 28), large 4to (10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in - 27 x 34 cm), preserved in library binding, card covers with front cover illustrated (back cover not present), ©1893 by C. B. Woodward, St Louis, "manufactured" by National Chemigraph Co., St Louis, 2 page preface, 15 black and white halftone ("Chemigraph") plates. Each plate with a single image and descriptive title and a paragraph of information. The plates reproduce Kazumasa Ogawa photographs of military wear and equipment, actually being worn and carried, from the Fujiwara epoch (10th - 12th centuries) through the Ashikaga epoch (15th - 16th centuries). The very high quality halftone images are printed on glossy medium thickness paper. The image areas vary but generally are 6 x 8 inches. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. This is a non-circulating ex-library book. It is in Very Good condition. The front cover has mild soiling. The pages are clean and free of foxing, toning or staining. Three pages have tears (ca 1 inch) but they do not intrude into the text/image area. The original book has been preserved in a sturdy red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and new front and back end papers added. All of the original book is present except the back cover. There is no card pocket for this non-checkout/reference book. Two of the 15 plates have perforated library stamps but they are outside the image area. It appears that in the binding process the book was trimmed along the vertical axis from 14 inches to 13 1/2 inches. The book has typical library markings.  #1895081135 - $320.00

 
  $450.00 1895 - Military Costume in Old Japan, Extracted Plates, All 15 Plates  #1895080312a
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Fifteen (all plates in the book) extracted from Military Costume in Old Japan, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Under the Direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School), Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1895 (Meiji 28), Folio (10 1/2 x 14 in - 26.5 x 35 cm), card covers with front cover illustrated, bound at three points, ©1893 by C. B. Woodward, St Louis, "manufactured" by National Chemigraph Co., St Louis, 2 page preface, 15 black and white halftone ("Chemigraph") plates. Each plate with a single image and descriptive title and a paragraph of information. The plates reproduce Kazumasa Ogawa photographs of military wear and equipment, actually being worn and carried, from the Fujiwara epoch (10th - 12th centuries) through the Ashikaga epoch (15th - 16th centuries). The very high quality halftone images are printed on glossy medium thickness paper. The image areas vary but generally are 6 x 8 inches.

The fifteen plates are: A General of the Fujiwara Epoch, One of the Bodyguard, A Foot Soldier, A Youthful Noble, A Knight of the Kamakura Period, A Young Warrior, A Fighting Monk, A Female Warrior, Warrior of the Nanhoku-cho Period, A Flag Bearer, Knight of Nanhoku-cho Period, A Chugen, Warrior of the Ashikaga Period, On the Alert and Warrior with Shield. For more information on the plates, click here.

Condition. The plates have been extracted from the string tied volume and edges trimmed. They are in Good to Very Good condition. The bottom and sides (outside the image or text area) of the first three plates have significant smudged areas. The plates measure 9 3/8 x 13 1/2 in (23.8 x 34.2). The size of the plates in the bound volume is 10 1/2 x 14 in (26.5 x 35 cm). The majority of the trimming (ca 1/2 in) is along the vertical axis and it was done at the left side where excess margin was allowed for binding. For this reason, the plates have very well balanced margins all around. This plates would mount out very nicely. This units is the extracted plates only.  #1895080312a - $450.00

 
  $925.00 1895 - Japanese Costume Before the Restoration, K. Ogawa, Very Good, Original Ribbon Tie  #1895061217
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Japanese Costume Before the Restoration, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Under Direction of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School), Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1895 (Meiji 28), Folio (10 1/2 x 14 in - 26.5 x 35 cm), illustrated card covers, bound at three points, ©1893 by C. B. Woodward, St Louis, "manufactured" by National Chemigraph Co., St Louis, 1 page preface, 17 black and white halftone ("Chemigraph") plates. Each plate with a single image, a descriptive title and a paragraph of information. The plates reproduce Kazumasa Ogawa photographs of Japanese dress from the Tempei period (620-808), the Fujiwara period (880-1150) and the Ashikaga period (1350-1550). The very high quality halftone images are printed on glossy medium thickness paper. The image areas vary but generally are 6 x 8 inches. At the lower right of each image an inscription reads "Chemigraph, patented March 21, 1893." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good++ condition. Minor soiling on the covers. There is a 2 cm tear in the right margin of the title page. Internally clean and free of faults. The book has the original ribbon tie which is rarely seen.  #1895050712d - $925.00

 
  $450.00 1895 - Japanese Costume Before the Restoration, K. Ogawa  #1892050712d
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Japanese Costume Before the Restoration, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Under Direction of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School), Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1895 (Meiji 28), Folio (10 1/2 x 14 in - 26.5 x 35 cm), card covers with front cover illustrated, bound at three points, ©1893 by C. B. Woodward, St Louis, "manufactured" by National Chemigraph Co., St Louis, 1 page preface, 17 black and white halftone ("Chemigraph") plates. Each plate with a single image and descriptive title and a paragraph of information. The plates reproduce Kazumasa Ogawa photographs of Japanese dress from the Tempei period (620-808), the Fujiwara period (880-1150) and the Ashikaga period (1350-1550). The very high quality halftone images are printed on glossy medium thickness paper. The image areas vary but generally are 6 x 8 inches. At the lower right of each image an inscription reads "Chemigraph, patented March 21, 1893." Same book as above, however, the covers are in poor condition.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The ribbon ties are no longer present (as is the normal for this book) so the pages are loose. The covers have large tears, chipped areas and large pieces missing. All pages have minor tears and edge damage but none extends into the text or image area. The largest tear is slightly more than 1 inch. Pages are clean with only an occasional smudge or blemish. I would rate the plates as Very Good condition. This book has a tipped in colophon on the inside of the back cover and this is rarely seen. The book would be excellent as a source for replacement plates, rebinding or as a folio type set of the plates.  #1895050712d - $450.00

 
  $650.00 1895 - Some Japanese Flowers, Vol. I, 6 Color Collotypes, K. Ogawa  #1895070909
Ogawa, Kazumasa (Color Collotype Plates):
Some Japanese Flowers. Vol. I, K. Ogawa, Photographer, in Collotype, Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh Limited (Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore), 1895 (Meiji 28.6.21), 6 color collotypes ("chromo-collotype") with tissue interleaves, issued with no text or title page, small folio (11 3/4 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm) ), 6 pp. Cardboard covers are the standard "Types and Views" series covers used during the period of 1892-1896. The name of flower printed in letter press below each flower. No text on tissue guards. Colophon dates the book to Meiji 28 (1895). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The covers are in Poor (front) to Good+ (back) condition. The plates are in Good to Very Good condition. The front cover is in Poor condition and appears to be have been severed and then reattached adjacent to the spine with linen tape which is again coming detached. The string ties are solid but heavily soiled. The front cover has a large piece missing at the bottom right corner (triangular - 5 x 8 x 6 cm). Pieces of the front cover are missing at the top adjacent to the spine and there is a 3 cm tear in the right edge at the middle. The front and back covers have moderate soiling and scattered stains. The back cover is complete and in Good+ condition. The first plate (Lily) has a corner bend and scrapes along the right edge (Good+). The following 5 plate are in much better condition (Very Good) with only light scrapes or edge bends. The plates have light foxing with no significant intrusion into the image area of the plate. Plate 6 (Iris Kaempferi) has molting (blotches of discoloration) in the image are which appears to be a aging process.  #1895070909 - $650.00

 
  $625.00 1895 - Costumes & Customs in Japan in Collotype, Volume 1, K. Ogawa & Kelly & Walsh  #1895081029b
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Costumes & Customs in Japan in Collotype, Tokyo, K. Ogawa & "Sole Agents" Kelly & Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hongkong & Singapore, large 4to (11 1/2 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), 1895 (Meiji 28), decorated card covers, string ties, 12 black and white collotypes on heavy paper stock and each protected by a tissue guard with no text or lettering. The collotype plates have the descriptive title printed directly on the plate below the image. The book reads in European style from front to back. There is a colophon slip tipped to the inside of the back cover. This is the first volume in a two volume set. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is a 1 x 1 cm gouge on the bottom edge of the front cover. There is scattered light foxing which is primarily on the tissue guards and in the plate margins.  #1895081029b - $625.00

 
  $295.00 1895 - Lilies of Japan, 12 Black and White Collotype Plates, K. Ogawa, Good+  #1895120711
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa):
Lilies of Japan, Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh Limited (Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore), 1895, 12 pages of black and white collotype plates of lilies, large 4to (11 3/4 x 16 in - 30 x 40 cm), stiff decorated wraps, tissue interleaves with letterpress descriptive captions, 12 pp. Each collotype is on high quality thick stock paper and protected by a tissue guard. No title page or text except for the name of each flower which is provided on the tissue interleaf preceding each print. The 12 plates present a total of 24 named lilies. The book has a tipped in colophon (Meiji 28 - 1895) on the inside back cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. There is a large vertical tear (10 1/2 in - 27 cm) at the left edge of the front cover. That has been closed with archival tape applied inside the front cover. The tear does not extend beyond the front cover. Internally all pages are sound and clean with only minor margin tears or very scattered light foxing. #1895120711 - $295.00

 
  $425.00 1895 - Matsushima, 6 Collotype Plates, K. Ogawa, VG  #1895081029a
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Matsushima
(One of the Three Most Famous Views of Japan) in Collotype & From Photographic Negatives Taken by Him
, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, Photographer, ca 1892-1895, Folio (11 3/4 x 16 in - 30 x 40.5 cm), decorated card covers, string ties, 6 collotype plates (1 lightly hand tinted and 5 black and white). Each collotype plate is protected by a tissue guard. Noted scenic views in the Matsushima area. The descriptive commentary (front and back of a single page) on the Matsushima area is not present. The tinted plate has light tinting. A slip colophon is tipped onto the back cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition and in Near Fine condition. The covers are very clean and free of chips and tears. Internally there is scattered light foxing but the vast majority of it is on the tissue guards outside the image area of the plates.  #1895081029a - $425.00

 
  $210.00 1895 - Geographical Journal Vol V:#4,5,6, Visit to Luchu, Basil Hall Chamberlain, Extracted Article   #1895070931
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
The Luchu Islands and Their Inhabitants, a three part extracted article from The Geographical Journals of 1895. The three parts are:

  • April, 1895, Volume 5, No. 4 (pages 289 - 319),
  • May, 1895, Volume 5, No. 5 (pages 446 - 462) and
  • June, 1895, Volume 5, No. 6 (pages 534 - 545).

In all these three parts, there are a total of 57 pages, 1 fold out map of the Luchu Islands, 4 photographs, 5 illustrations. The page size is approximately 24.5 x 16 cm. This three part article is found in the hardback bound edition of Geographical Journal, Volume 5, 1895. The Map of Luchu Islands is found after page 408 of Volume 5, No. 4 (April, 1895) and is not bound in with the article that appears in that issue. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The extracted article, which was originally published in three installments, is in Very Good condition. It has been removed from the The Geographical Journal and consolidated in a functional and attractive paper cover softbound format. The article is complete in all respects. The first five pages of the first section have moderate foxing. After that the pages are clean. No markings. The map is present and inserted after page 319.  #1895070931 - $210.00

 
  $100.00 1895 - Vol V, #4 - Basil Hall Chamberlain's Visit to Luchu  #1895041010
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
The Luchu Islands and Their Inhabitants, The Geographical Journal, Volume V, No. 4, April, 1895, 8vo, soft covers, pages 289-408 (entire issue). The Luchu Islands article is on pages 289-319 (30 pages). The article contains 4 photographs (halftones), two tables and a map of the Luchu Islands. This is the first article in a three part series published in The Geographical Journals of April, May and June 1895 -- Volume V, Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (pages 289 - 319, 446 - 462 and 534 - 545), Pages measure approximately 24.5 x 16 cm. Basil Chamberlain is the grandson of Captain Basil Hall. His grandfather visited Okinawa in 1816. At the time of writing this article he was a Emeritus Professor of Japanese and Philology in the Imperial University of Japan. This article is a fascinating snap shot of Okinawa approximately forty years after Perry's visit. For more information on this article and the other two articles in the series, including a picture of the map, click here.

Condition. The publication is in very good condition. There is minor foxing but it is confined primarily to the margins and is heaviest at the front and back of the publication.  #1895041010 - $100.00

 
  $45.00 1895 - Map from Basil Hall Chamberlain's Visit to Luchu   #95020326
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
This is the map (Map of Luchu Islands) that accompanied the following article. The Luchu Islands and Their Inhabitants, a three part article from The Geographical Journals of April, May and June 1895 -- Volume V, Nos. 4, 5 & 6 (pages 289 - 319, 446 - 462 and 534 - 545), a total of 57 pages, 1 fold out map of the Luchu Islands, 4 photographs, 5 illustrations, several statistical table. Pages measure approximately 24.5 x 16 cm. Basil Chamberlin is the grandson of Captain Basil Hall. His grandfather visited visited Okinawa in 1816 (see 1818 - Basil Hall's Account - above). At the time of writing this article he was a Emeritus Professor of Japanese and Philology in the Imperial University of Japan. This article is a fascinating snap shot of Okinawa approximately forty years after Perry's visit. For more information on the article, to include a picture of this map, click here.

This is the map only. It accompanied the article.

Condition. The map is in very good condition. Free of significant faults.  #95020326 - $45.00

 
  $250.00 1895 - Japanische Dichtungen. Weissaster, T. Hasegawa, Crepe Book,W/O Correction Sheet, First Edition  #1895150123
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Florenz, Karl (Translator)
Mishima Yunsoke (Shoso) (Illustrator)
Arai Shujiro (Yoshimune) (Illustrator)
Gesang, Ester (Notes)
Japanische Dichtungen. Weissaster. Ein Romantisches Epos, Nebst Anderen Gedichten, Frei Nachgebildet von Karl Florenz, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho) and C.F. Amelang's Verlag, Leipzig, First Edition, 1895 (Meiji 28), folded crepe paper pages, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 (thick) in - 15.3 x 19 x 2.3 (thick) cm), German language, 2 page title page, 2 page dedication, 4 page forward, 80 numbered pages of text,4 pages of notes and 4 pages of covers. Composed of 48 folded pages (including 2 for the front and back covers). The preface is dated "im Herbst 1895." This is German language version of the White Aster which was first published in 1897. This copy does not have the seldom seen color woodblock illustrated folded crepe page "Korrektur" (correction) sheet inserted between pages 60 and 61. This book also has the original illustrated wrap around case. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. No marking, tears or cuts. The pages are clean with very scattered light foxing. The wrap around case is in Poor condition. It is missing the final section which contains the pegs to secure the case. The title section of the case is present. The case has significant soiling and chipping.  #1895120123 - $250.00

 
  $325.00 1895 - Concise History of the War Between Japan and China, 1 color plate, Jukichi Inouye  #1895090139a
Inouye Jukichi:
A Concise History of the War Between Japan and China, Compiled by Jukichi Inouye, Osaka, Z. Mayekawa & Tokyo, Y. Okura, printed by the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, 1895 (Meiji 28), illustrated paper wraps, 8vo (6 x 8 7/8 in - 15.1 x 22.5 cm), cord ties, 1 1/2 inch of the head and foot of spine covered, folded pages except for maps and plates which are on unfolded sheets, 9 maps - one of which is color and double page, color woodblock illustration inside the front cover and 6 illustrations on plates - three of which are double page, Japanese colophon at the rear, 3 unnumbered pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear, vignette woodblock illustration of a steam ship after page 87 facing the colophon, 87 numbered pages. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. While the binding is solid, the top cord tie is loose at the back. The covers are lightly soiled. Corners are bumped and slightly rounded. None of the folded pages are cut or severed at the fold. The plates and maps are aged/toned and this appears to be a result of the type of paper used. There is light scattered foxing throughout the book.  #1895090139a - $325.00

 
  $125.00 1895 - Modern Conversations in English and Japanese  #1895090116
Inouye, S.
Tayashi, T.:
Modern Conversations in English and Japanese for Those Beginning to Learn the English and Japanese Languages Without the Aid of A Teacher, Seventh Edition, Tokyo, Z.P. Maruya & Co. and Soshokaku, 1895, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.4 cm), paper wraps, Japanese language colophon at the rear, 310 pp. The colophon indicates 1881 (Meiji 14) as the date of publication of the first edition. The handbook is composed of three parts. Part I is a vocabulary (pages 1-72). Part II contains "Familiar Phrases" (pages 73-184). Part III presents dialogues (pages 184-310). To see the cover and title page, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers have tears and breaks along the edges and the corners are clipped with the tips missing and this extends a couple of page inward (front and back). Spine is darkened. The pages are very clean and free of toning, staining, foxing and marking. The binding is strong. Internally the book is in Very Good condition.  #1895090116 - $125.00

 
  $65.00 ca 1895 - Rambles in Japan by H.B. Tristam  #1895080108a
Tristram, Henry Baker (Canon of Durham)
Whymper, Edward (illustrations):
Rambles in Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, With Forty-Five Illustrations By Edward Whymper from Sketches and Photographs, an Index and A Map, New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, Chicago, Toronto and The Religious Tract Society, London, not dated but 1895, large 12mo (5 7/8 x 8 5/8 in - 15 x 22 cm), green cloth with silver and red decoration and gilt lettering on the spine. tissue guard protected black and white frontispiece, 44 black and white plates, one foldout map (2 folds out - 21.6 x 26.3 cm) at the rear, 306 pp. To see the covers of this book, click here. The book is not dated, it was first published in London in 1895. This first US edition was published the same year.

Condition. This book is a Very Good condition. The front and back inner hinges are cracked but the binding remains solid. Spine darkened and soft at the head and foot. There is an owner's handstamp on the front free paper and a gift inscription dated "Christmas 1895." The same owner's handstamp is on the title page. Internally clean. The paper is lightly aged/toned.  #1895080108a - $65.00

 
  $120.00 1896 - Contributions to a Luchu Bibliography, Basil Hall Chamberlin, TASJ XXIV  #1896050702
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
Contributions to a Luchu BibliographyTransactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume XXIV, 1896, Yokohama, R. Meiklejohn & Co, 8vo, 187 pp (article is at pages 1-11). The bibliography in this issue includes only works in the Japanese language (some in Chinese by native Luchuan authors). This bibliography includes 53 works in Japanese (Chinese) related to the Ryukyu Islands. Chamberlain provides this listing of all Japanese works on Luchu, both printed and manuscript, know to him to supplement the bibliography of works in European languages published in TASJ in 1895. Other articles in this issue include -- Chinese Refugees of the Seventeenth Century in Mito (W. Clement), Ainu Words as Illustrative of Customs and Matters Pathological, Psychological and Religious (John Batchelor), A Review of the History of Formosa, and a Sketch of the Life of Koxinga, the First King of Formosa (Jas. W. Davidson), The Influence of Greco-Persian Art on Japanese Arts (Isaac Doorman) and Nasu no Yumoto (Arthur Lloyd). Appendices (not included in the page count of 187 include -- Economic Theories of Old Japan (Garrett Droppers), Minutes of Meetings, Report of the Council, List of Members and Constitution and By-Laws. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. I would rate the books as in Good condition. The paper wraps are badly torn and held to the volume with brown tape. Internally the pages are clean and free of staining and toning. Pages are untrimmed and this results in damage to the edge of many pages where they extended out.  #1896050702 - $120.00

 
  $285.00 c1896 - Flowers of Remembrance and Forgetfulness, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No. 22, Reprint   #1898040410a5
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
James, Mrs. T.H. (translator):
Flowers of Remembrance and Forgetfulness, No. 22, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.8 x 19.2 cm), large size for a Hasegawa book, silk stab ties, 11 folded crepe paper pages, 22 pages total including covers. There is no colophon in the book. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine covering is complete and there are not tears or breaks to the folded edges. There is scattered light foxing to the covers. On the first page of the second folded page there is pencil writing ("215") in the upper right corner. On the front cover "Japanese Fairy Tale Series" is very faint and the number is not visible.  #18961304235 - $285.00

 
  $200.00 1896 - The Temples and Shrines of Nikko, R.C. Hope  #1896131216
Hope, Robert Charles (F.S.A., F.R.S.I.):
The Temples and Shrines of Nikko, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1896, 12mo (5 1/4 x 7 5/8 in - 13.1 x 19.4 cm), green cloth with gilt lettering and red blindstamped design of a torii on front board, 4 black and white halftone plates, 119 pages plus 61 pages of publisher's and business advertisements at the front (3 ads) and rear (58 ads). A comprehensive guide to the shrines and temples in Nikko as they were at the close of the 19th century. For more information on this book set, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is moderate age toning on the inside of the front cover and title page. The same situation is found on the inside back cover and facing blank free page. The remainder of the book is clean and free foxing or staining. There is no marking or writing in the book. Corners are lightly bumped and head and food of the spine is soft. A Near Fine condition example of this book.  #1896131216 - $200.00

 
  $1750.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, Deluxe Edition, Plain Paper Hand Colored Plates, K. Ogawa  #1896130220
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S. (Suteta) (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, a deluxe edition, K. Ogawa (Tokyo), Sole Agents, Kelly and Walsh (Yokohama, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore), descriptions by S. Takashima, 4to (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in- 27 x 36.5 cm - occasionally described as "Folio" size), brocade silk boards with recessed panels front and back containing tipped in color woodblock prints on silk, board edges beveled, patterned end papers, all page edges gilt, purple silk tassel ties, vertical format, plain paper, 100 hand colored collotype plates with descriptive captions and commentary printed below the image. Each plate is numbered immediately below the commentary. This book has a slip inserted at the rear which is a Japanese language colophon. It shows a printing and publication date of June, 1896. For more information on this book set, click here.

Heavy Book. This book weights approximately 5 1/2 pounds packed. Postage to destinations outside the United States will be quoted.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards have light soiling. The binding is solid. There is splitting at the head and foot of the spine covering. The front cover woodblock has a piece missing (1 x 1 cm) at the right edge at the mid-point. A few pages (less than 5) have minor edge tears but no tear is greater than 2 cm or extends into the text or image area. The collotype plates are clean, bright and free of foxing or staining. The 45th plate ("Senju Kannon") was misprinted. The letter press title and descriptive paragraph are misprinted at the top of the page facing up. They do not, however, intrude into the image area of the collotype print. A picture of this plate is here.  #1896130220 - $1750.00

 
  $800.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, Vols I & II, 98 Black and White Plates, Crepe Paper, K. Ogawa  #1896050623
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S. (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Vol. I & II, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, descriptions by S. Takashima, 8vo (7 1/8 x 10 in - 18 x 25.7 cm), 32 (Vol I) + 66 (Vol II) black and white collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and silk thread ties. Each plate has a title and generally a paragraph of descriptive information written by S. Takashima. While the image areas vary slightly, the norm is 6~7 x 4 1/2~5 in. This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The four books with the same title, each containing 12 color collotype plates, are seen much more frequently than this set. The two books in this set have a volume number printed on the cover. This is not the case with the four 12 plate books. For more information on this book set, click here.

Condition. I rate the books as in Good condition. The covers of both books are in Poor condition. The covers of Vol I are complete but worn and stained. The crepe paper is rolling over at the edges and there are numerous tears and creases, primarily along the edges. The covers on Vol II are in Fair (bad) condition. The front cover is complete but has considerable staining, creasing and tears. Additionally, the crepe paper is rolling over at the edges. The back cover is in tatters with pieces missing. The preliminary blank pages of Vol II have water staining. Internally the books are in Good+ condition. The collotype plates are clean and free of problems in the image area. These two books are a good candidate for rebinding.  #1896050623 - $800.00

 
  $245.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, Vol II, 70 Black and White Plates, Crepe Paper, K. Ogawa  #1896150806
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S. (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, K. Ogawa, Tokyo, 1896, no title page, horizontal 8vo (9 3/8 x 7 1/8 in- 23.8 x 18 cm, crepe covers, spine covered, cord ties, patterned end papers, crepe paper folded at edge with stiffener between, 70 black and white collotype plates with descriptive captions and commentary printed below the image. The plates are not numbered While the image areas vary slightly, the norm is 6~7 x 4 1/2~5 in. The colophon is printed inside the back cover and shows a printing and publication date of Meiji 29 (1896). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The binding is solid. There are bare areas at the head and foot of the spine covering. No markings. Because this is a thick book, the crepe paper pages do no not lay flat. They are rippled. To see this, click here. There is light scattered foxing throughout.  #1896150806 - $245.00

 
  $365.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, 12 Hand Colored Collotype Plates, 1st Edition, Horizontal Format (Trades & Industries), K. Ogawa, Good+  #1896090520
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Meiji 29 (1896), 1st Edition, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in - 19.3 x 25.9 cm), crepe paper, 12 hand colored collotypes, with yellow silk ties, 7 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between, the front and back cover are not folded pages, 14 pages in total (covers not counted). This is one in a series of collotype books with this same title published by K. Ogawa.

The first folded page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The six folded pages that follow have a photographic image, reproduced in collotype, front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan with the focus on trades and crafts. The photographs include: 1) The "Hatsuni" (The First Stock of New Year's Goods), 2) An Ox Cart, 3) Carpenters at Work, 4) Porcelain Ware Shop, 5) A Vegetable Dealer, 6) The "Kakubeshishi," 7) Farmers in the Rice Swamp, 8) Rice Planting, 9) "Hakimono" (Clogs), 10) Vegetable Dealer's Shop, 11) Farmers in a Yard & 12) The "Kago" (The Palanquin) While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. The collotypes images are all printed against a light yellow background and have been handcolored. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is a vertical crease on the front cover. Internally there is scattered light foxing, almost all of which is limited to the margins of the plates. No cuts, tears or marking. All the pages are solid and unbroken/unsevered at the fold. 1896090520 - $365.00

 
  $325.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, 12 Hand Colored Collotype Plates, 1st Edition, Vertical Format (Women), K. Ogawa, Good+  #1896070309b
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Meiji 29 (1896), 1st Edition, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in - 19.3 x 25.9 cm), crepe paper, 12 hand colored collotypes, tied with purple twisted silk cords, 7 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between, the front and back cover are not folded pages, 14 pages in total (covers not counted). This is one in a series of collotype books with this same title published by K. Ogawa. In the four part series of books with this title, this is the only book where the illustrations are in a vertical format (height exceeds width). This format is best for presenting posed full body/standing portraits of individual people and that is the nature of almost all the images in the book. The other three books are in the horizontal format and contain images which are more in the nature of groups of people, views and scenes. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers have edge damage and there is some separation between the front and back of the covers. The spine edge is not covered and there is no evidence that it ever was. There is light foxing at the front and back but not on the 6 folded pages with hand colored collotype images. Internally, the plates are in Very Good+ (near Fine) condition. No tears or cuts on the outside edges of the folded pages. 1896070309b - $325.00

 
  $245.00 1896 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, 12 Hand Colored Collotype Plates, 1st Edition, Vertical Format (Women), K. Ogawa, Good  #1896081101
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Meiji 29 (1896), 1st Edition, 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in - 19.3 x 25.9 cm), crepe paper, 12 hand colored collotypes, spine covered, tied with twisted silk cords, 7 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between, the front and back cover are not folded pages, 14 pages in total (covers not counted). This is one in a series of collotype books with this same title published by K. Ogawa. In the four part series of books with this title, this is the only book where the illustrations are in a vertical format (height exceeds width). This format is best for presenting posed full body/standing portraits of individual people and that is the nature of almost all the images in the book. The other three books are in the horizontal format and contain images which are more in the nature of groups of people, views and scenes. For general information on this book, click here. To see the covers and representative pages from this specific book click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The front cover has large pieces missing along the edges. The worst area is a 1 inch piece missing at the upper left corner. There is a 1/2 in piece missing along the top right edge. The bottom edge has smaller pieces missing at the right corner tip and the left corner. There is a 1 1/2 inch tear along the edge of the cover page. None of the other pages have tears at the edge. Most plates have foxing ranging from light to moderate. The majority of the foxing is in the margins. Overall the plates are very nice and the foxing condition is not a significant distraction. The spine covering is present but broken and frayed at the top and bottom. 1896081101 - $245.00

 
  $265.00 1896 - Dobutsu Shashin Sho, Printed by K. Ogawa  #1896050913
Ogawa, Kazumasa (Printed By):
Dobutsu Shashin Sho (Album of Animal Photographs), Osaka, published by Gyokumeikan, printed by K. Ogawa, 12mo (7 1/4 x 5 in - 17.7 x 12.6 cm), 1896 (Meiji 29), horizontal format, red string tied, reads Japanese style from back to front, lithographed paper wraps with halftone photographs (owl in tree and hunter with dog) on the front cover, 32 black and white halftone plates with a total of 60 creatures (27 animals, 32 birds and 1 whale). Only the first plate is protected by a tissue guard. Each plate is printed on a separate page and contains the name of the animal in English and Japanese. No printing on the back of the plates. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Approximately 1/2 inch of the paper covering at the foot of the spine is broken or disturbed. Internally clean.  #1896050913 - $265.00

 
  $300.00 1896 - Okinawan Dress/Costume, Meija Era Chromo-Lithograph  #1896070123
Tatsuo:
Okinawa Dress/Costume, a color lithograph believed to have been produced in 1896 by the Toyodo Publishing Company, Tokyo. The lithograph measures 26 x 37.2 cm. It appears to have been extracted from a book as the right edge is trimmed and it has two folds. The images depict Okinawan dress from the all classes and ages. Individuals are shown in daily activities (saki seller, daikon seller, dry goods seller, miso vendor (lady with large jar on her head), sweat potato seller and household goods sellers). This image is unusal in two respects. First, it depicts an Okinawan scene from the Meiji era and these are encountered rather seldom. Second, it is a color (chromo) lithograph. While this was a popular form of printing at this time very few of the plates from this era seem to have survived. The woodblock plates seemed to have been the most popular among the collectors and lithographs were not actively sought or preserved. To see the plate, click here.

Condition. The plate appears to have been removed from a book. It has two vertical folds. Clean and bright with no staining.  #1896070123 - $300.00

 
  $275.00 1896 - Poetical Greetings from the Far East, T. Hasegawa, VG+/Poor  #1896100830
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Lloyd, A. (translator)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Poetical Greetings from the Far East, Japanese Poems from the German Adaptation of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd, M.A., illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho), 1896, large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 98 numbered pages, 51 folded pages - including the covers. This book is a translation of the German language book titled Dichtgrusse aus dem Osten, Japanishce Dichtungen by K. Florenz and published by T. Hasegawa in 1894. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The outside edge of the front cover has creasing along it's entire length which extends approximately 2 cm inward. There is chipping of the spine covering at the head and foot. No toning, staining or markings. All pages are solid and uncut - no breaks along the fold. The folding case is present but in Poor condition. It is badly worn and completely separated at all seams.  #1896100830 - $275.00

 
  ~ Sold~ 1896 - Poetical Greetings from the Far East, T. Hasegawa, VG/Poor  #1896080109s
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Lloyd, A. (translator)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Poetical Greetings from the Far East, Japanese Poems from the German Adaptation of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd, M.A., illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho), 1896, large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 98 numbered pages, 51 folded pages - including the covers. This book is a translation of the German language book titled Dichtgrusse aus dem Osten, Japanishce Dichtungen by K. Florenz and published by T. Hasegawa in 1894. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The outside edge of the front cover has creasing along it's entire length which extends approximately 2 cm inward. The back cover has creasing at the top and along the outside edge at the top bottom. No toning or staining. All pages are solid and uncut/not broken along the fold. The wrap-around case is present but in Poor condition. It is badly worn and completely separated at the seams where it folds.  #1896080109s - ~Sold~

 
  ~Sold~ 1896 - Poetical Greetings from the Far East, T. Hasegawa, VG/No Case  #1896070805
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Lloyd, A. (translator)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Poetical Greetings from the Far East, Japanese Poems from the German Adaptation of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd, M.A., illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho), 1896, large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 98 numbered pages, 51 folded pages - including the covers. This book is a translation of the German language book titled Dichtgrusse aus dem Osten, Japanishce Dichtungen by K. Florenz and published by T. Hasegawa in 1894. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have light creases. The outside edge of the front cover has creasing along it's entire length which extends approximately 1 cm inward. No toning or staining. All pages are solid and uncut/not broken along the fold. No wrap-around case.  #1896070805 - Sold

 
  $275.00 1896 - Japanese Language, 1st Edition, Clay MacCauley  #1896110923
MacCauley, Clay, M.A.:
An Introductory Course in Japanese, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hongkong & Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, LTD., printed at the Shueisha, Tokyo, 1896, green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in - 14.5 x 19.5 cm), Index, Japanese colophon, i-iv Preface, 569 pp. The Japanese colophon gives a publication date of Meiji 29 (1896). To see the covers, book plate, gift inscription, title page, and Japanese colophon, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The head and foot of the spine are chipped and the corners bumped. Several of the signatures are not tight but the binding remains solid. There is a book plate inside the front cover ("Ex Libris, Harold Greene Arnold"). On the free page adjacent to the book plate there is a gift inscription by Saichiro Kanda dated November 21, 1907. The preface at page iii references "Mr. Saichiro Kanda" as one of the people who proofed the Japanese text in the book.  #1896110923 - $275.00

 
  $600.00 1897 -Croquis du Bal Travesti, G. Bigot, Lithograph Plates  #1897110325
Bigot, Ferninand Georges:
Croquis du Bal Travesti, Par Le Pompier de Service, Tokio, May (Mai) 14, 1897, horizontal large 8vo (12 x 9 in - 32 x 30.5 cm), card wraps, string tied, 15 leaves/plates of black and white lithographs. All leaves are printed on one side only. The front cover is illustrated with a black and white lithograph. There is a title page and it is the same as the front cover. The back cover is plain. The plates are lithograph renderings of Bigot's "Toba-e" style sketch art. I believe a relatively accurate translation of the title is "Sketches of a Costume (Disguised) Ball by the Resident Fireman." The book is a satirical account of costume ball. While the book is at times described as priced at 2 yen, the symbol on the cover and title page appears to be a dollar sign, not a yen sign. For more information on the book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are toned and have numerous scrapes and chips. The top portion of the string tie is broken. The entire book - covers, title page and plates (front and back) - has heavy foxing.  #1897110325 - $600.00

 
  $395.00 1897 - Temples of Nikko, 12 Black & White Collotype Plates by K. Ogawa  #1897100216
Ogawa, K. (Kasumasa) (Collotypes):
Temples of Nikko, Tokyo, Hakubundo, 1897 (Meiji 30), large 4to (11 5/8 x 15 3/4 in - 29.8 x 40 cm), decorated card wraps with paste on label, no text, title page or tissue guards, spine covered at top and bottom for ca 6 cm, cord tied, Japanese style format reading back to front, 12 pages (plates) and a colophon page. The book contains 12 black and white collotypes with descriptive titles printed on the plate under the image. The collotypes measure approximately 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. The colophon attributes the plates to Kazumasa Ogawa (Ogawa Shashin Seihanjo). The address listed for the Hakubundo is "No. 5, Nishiogawamachi-Nichome, Kanda-ku, Tokyo." For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers are lightly soiled and the edges darkened. The spine covering is not present. The binding is solid and the plates are clean. 1897100216 - $395.00

 
  $385.00 1897 - A Journey Through Japan in 1895, Reverend J. LL. Thomas  #1897080728
Thomas, Rev. J. LL. (Joseph Llewelyn):
Journeys Among the Gentle Japs in the Summer of 1895 with a Special Chapter on the Religions of Japan, with Maps and a Photogravure Portrait, London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Limited, printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, 1897, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.5 x 18.7 cm), green textured (blindstamped) cloth with two cranes blindstamped on the front cover, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, black and white photogravure portrait of the author, folding color map of Japan, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements, i-x, 266 pp. The large folding map (3 folds out and 3 folds up) is a color lithograph map. It is placed between the last two pages of text (pages 250 and 251). The text is followed by an index (pages 252-66) and then the publisher's advertisements (32 pages). For more information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners are bumped. There is a large rubbed area (color is slightly lighter) on the front covers and minor scraping and soiling elsewhere on the front and back covers. There is heavy foxing for the first and last 10 or so pages. Internally there is scattered light foxing primarily on the page edges or in the page margins. The map is complete and sound with a one inch tear in the margin which is outside the image are. There are scattered areas of foxing on the front and back of the map. The book has a Cliff Parfitt ex-libris book plate and an author's inscription on a front free paper.  #1897080728 - $385.00

 
  $125.00 1897 - Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity, Fujiya Hotel  #1897080309
Anonymous:
Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity With Complete Time Tables of Railway in Japan, Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan, 1897, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, 1897, 32mo (3 1/8 x 5 1/8 in - 8.3 x 13 cm), illustrated paper wraps, staple bound, calendar for the year 1897 on back cover, 8 black and white collotype plates, map pocket inside back cover, 7 pages of text ("Notes for Visitors" and a "Notice") at the front, 36 numbered page of railway time tables preceded by an index, two of the tables fold out, 10 pages of advertisements and 10 ruled blank "Memo" pages for notes at the back. One of the advertisements is for the famous studio of K. Tamamura. Tamamura prepared most of the albumen photograph plates used in Brinkley's Japan Described and Illustrated books which were published this same year. The Fujiya Hotel opened in 1878. This pamphlet provides a view of the hotel just before the turn of the 20th century. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. No staining or writing. The map is not present.  #1897080309 - $125.00

 
  $90.00 1898 - Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity, Fujiya Hotel  #1898150711
Anonymous:
Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity With Complete Time Tables of Railway in Japan, Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan, 1898, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, 1898, 32mo (3 1/8 x 5 1/8 in - 8.3 x 13 cm), illustrated paper wraps, string bound with cover pasted on, calendar for the year 1898 on back cover, 8 black and white collotype plates, map pocket inside back cover, 7 pages of text ("Notes for Visitors" and a "Notice") at the front, 24 numbered pages of railway time tables preceded by an index, two of the tables fold out, 10 pages of advertisements and 10 ruled blank "Memo" pages for notes at the back. The very first advertisement is for the famous studio, "K. Tamamura/Photographer and Portrait Painter." Tamamura prepared most of the albumen photograph plates used in Brinkley's Japan Described and Illustrated books which were published the previous year. The Fujiya Hotel opened in 1878. This pamphlet provides a view of the hotel just before the turn of the 20th century. This guide is very similar to the one published for 1897. The calendar has been changed to 1898. The railroad timetables have been reduced to 24 pages from 36 pages. Otherwise, it is the same as the guide from the previous year. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Good condition. The covers are aged and stained with small chips and corner creases. Three of the text pages have marginal notations. Three of the collotype plates have marginal notations. There are 2 pages in the back with extensive notes. The map is not present and the map pocket at the rear is empty.  #1898150711 - $90.00

 
1897/8 - K. Ogawa Flower Collotypes Extracted from Volumes of Brinkley, Japan, Described and Illustrated  #1897080835
Ogawa, Kazumasa (Photographer & Printer):
Individual multi-pass color collotypes of flowers extracted from volumes of Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars.

To see these extracted collotype plates and order on-line, click here.

 
  $300.00 1898 - Brinkley, Japan, Described and Illustrated, Volume VIII, Edition De Luxe (Deluxe Edition), Good+  #1898080729b
Okakura, Kakuzo
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars, Volume VIII, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1897, Volume VIII (one volume only of a ten volume set), designated "Edition de Luxe" limited to 750 numbered copies this being number 134, folio (12 1/2 x 15+ in), silk covers with beveled edges, folded pages, 1 color flower collotype by Kazumasa Ogawa, 6 large hand colored albumen photographs (8 x 10 1/2 inch), 1 color art reproduction plate accompanied by an essay by Kakuzo Okakura, 22 small hand colored albumen text illustrations/photographs (ca 3 1/2 x 5 in), numbered pages 269-308, 49 pp (40 pages of text narrative with text illustrations + 8 full plates + 1 page art essay). This book contains "Chapter XII. Observations and Pastimes (continued)" (pages 269-90) and "Chapter XIII. Japan's Commercial and Political Intercourse with Foreign Countries" (pages 303-308). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is Good+ condition. The covers are soiled and have small tears and scrapes, primarily along the edges. The corners are worn and bumped. Thre is a 2 x 4 inch tear to the covering on the back and the fabric in that area is stained. Internally, the book is clean and free from faults. Only very light and occasional foxing. All the photographs are clean and much brighter than usual. None of the folded pages are severed/broken at the edge. Were there no tear on the back cover, I would rate the book as Very Good.

Shipping Charge. Packed, this book weighs 8+ pounds. Within the US, USPS media rate shipment is $15.00. Shipping outside the US starts at $60.00 for air mail. If shipment is to be outside the US, please email for exact charge.  #1898080729b - $300.00

 
  $300.00 1898 - Brinkley, Japan, Described and Illustrated, Section VII, Mikado Edition (Deluxe Edition), Good+  #1898110801
Okakura, Kakuzo
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars, Section VII, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1898, Section 7 (one volume only of a ten volume set), designated "Mikado Edition" limited to 250 numbered copies this being number 144, folio (12 1/2 x 15+ in), silk covers with beveled edges, spine covered in brocade silk, decorative cord ties (two), 1 color flower collotype by Kazumasa Ogawa, 6 hand colored albumen photographs (8 x 10 1/2 inch), 2 stencil art plates, 1 color art reproduction plate accompanied by an essay by Kakuzo Okakura, 20 hand colored albumen text illustrations/photographs (ca 3 1/2 x 5 inch), pages 231~268 - 38 pages of text narrative with text illustrations, 1 flower collotype, 6 large hand colored albumen photographs, 2 mono-color stenciled art pieces, 1 color woodblock + 1 page art essay). The section number of the book is printed in roman numerals on the spine. The books are organized into specific topics covering Japanese festivals, history, customs, medieval Japan, etc. This book covers the topic of "Japan's Festivals." This book is from a set which is renowned for its superb visual content.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The edges are frayed and scraped. There is a stained area on the front board. Photographs (large and small) are bright, not faded. Internally clean and free of faults.

Shipping Charge. Packed, this book weighs 8+ pounds. Within the US, USPS media rate shipment is $15.00. For shipping to an address outside the US, please email for exact charge.  #1898110801 - $300.00

 
  $115.00 1897 - Brinkley, Japan, Described and Illustrated, Section X, Very Good  #1897080223_v10
Okakura, Kakuzo
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars, Section X, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1897, Section X (one volume only of a ten volume set), edition not stated, folio (12 1/2 x 15+ in), cloth covers with beveled edges, 1 color flower collotype by Kazumasa Ogawa, 3 hand colored albumen photographs (8 x 10 1/2 inch), pages 347-382 and Table of Contents for the set. The books are organized into specific topics covering Japanese festivals, history, customs, medieval Japan, etc. This book covers the topic of "The Attitude of Japan Toward Foreign Residents. Japanese Finance." The photographs are 1) "Great Bell at Chion-in Temple Kyoto," 2) "Theatrical Performance," and 3) "Mangwanji Temple at Nikko." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The three albumen photographs are faded but better than average.

Shipping Charge. Packed, this book weighs 8+ pounds. Within the US, USPS media rate shipment is $10.00. Shipping outside the US starts at $25.00 for surface mail (ca 4-6 weeks transit time) and $50.00 for air mail or global express mail (ca 5-10 days transit time). If shipment is to be outside the US, please email for exact charge.  #1897080223_v10 - $85.00

 

Brinkley, 15 Section Set

  $325.00 Sections I-IV of the 15 Section Set, Fine
 
  $165.00 ca 1897 - Le Miroir De Matsouyama, T. Hasegawa, French Language Fairy Tale No 10   #1897150734
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Dautremer, J. (Translator)
Le Miroir De Matsouyama, No.10, Les Contes Du Vieux Japon (French), Tokyo, 10 Hiyoshicho, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18m (4 x 6 in - 10.2 x 15.3 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, stab ties, 22 pp - 11 folded (including covers). The book does not have a colophon. To see the covers and representative pages, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good Condition. No cuts, tears, writing. The front and back covers have light foxing.There are creases on the front cover. At the top of the front cover there is a colorless indention area (ca 1 x 2 cm) which is visible from the front cover and through the next 4 folded pages. The spine covering is solid with a small chip at the head of the spine.  #1897150734 - $165.00

 
  $975.00 1898 - Famous Castles and Temples of Japan by K. Ogawa, 37 Plates   #  #1898120401
Ogawa, Kazumasa:
Famous Castles and Temples of Japan by K. Ogawa, Photographer, Tokyo, Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama, HongKong, Shanghai and Singapore, Sole Agents, Meiji 31 (1898), large 4to (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in - 26.4 x 37.4 cm), decorated green cloth over thin boards, two blue or red cord ties, paste on title in black and gilt, gilt speckled end papers, all edges gilt, loose tissue guards between the plates, title page, list of plates (Nos. 1-37), 37 hand colored collotype plates, Japanese language colophon, all pages printed on one side only. Each plate has an English language descriptive caption printed on the plate directly below the image. For more information on this book, click here.

Shipping Charges. This unit requires special packing and weighs approximately 7 pounds when packed. Postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers have heavy wear, particularly along the edges. The spine covering is missing at the head and foot and heavily worn in spots. The title page has visible writing and erased writing. Internally clean with very little foxing/staining.  #1898120401 - $975.00

 
  $350.00 1898 - K. Ogawa Flower Collotypes (x4) Marketed by Millet Co.   #1898041011
Ogawa, Kazumasa (color collotypes plates):
This page presents four Kazumasa Ogawa color collotype plates of flowers. The plates are Cherry Blossoms, Chrysanthemums, Peony and Wisteria. These collotypes are also found in the Brinkley sets published between 1897-8, Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. However, these plates were not removed from bound volumes. They were marketed individually by the publisher of the Brinkley sets, J. B. Millet Co., Boston. Each collotype is permanently mounted, with a mat, to a board. The board size is 14 x 17 in. The image areas (open areas of the mat) vary from 6 1/2 ~ 8 1/2 in x 10 ~ 10 1/2 in. On the back of each plate is a label with the names of the flowers in manuscript (recorded plates are Cherry Blossoms, Peony, Chrysanthemums and Wisteria) along with "Artist: Ogawa. Imported from Japan by the J. B. Millet Co., Boston." To see the four plates, click here.

Condition. The plates are in Very Good condition. The collotypes are clean and free of staining and toning. The mats and boards have moderate wear with the corners slightly rounded/chipped and some rubbed areas on the edges. The mat of the wisteria collotype has a 2 inch stain at the bottom right. The mat of the chrysanthemums has a 1 inch torn area at the bottom left corner. All the plates would frame nicely.

Shipping Charges. This unit requires special packing and weighs approximately 5 pounds when packed. Priority rate shipping within the US will be $10.00. Surface rate mailing outside the US starts at $20.00 and air mail starts at $30.00. Please email for exact shipping cost outside the US before ordering.

 
  $325.00 1898 - K. Ogawa Flower Collotypes (x3) Marketed by Millet Co.   #1898050437
Ogawa, Kazumasa (color collotypes plates):
This page presents four Kazumasa Ogawa color collotype plates of flowers. The plates are Cherry Blossoms, Chrysanthemums, Peony and Wisteria. These collotypes are also found in the Brinkley sets published between 1897-8, Japan, Described and Illustrated by the Japanese, Written By Eminent Japanese Authorities and Scholars. However, these plates were not removed from bound volumes. They were marketed individually by the publisher of the Brinkley sets, J. B. Millet Co., Boston. Each collotype is permanently mounted, with a mat, to a board. The board size is 14 x 17 in. The image areas (open areas of the mat) vary from 7 1/2 ~ 8 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in and oval with 9 in diameter. On the back of each plate is a label with the names of the flowers in manuscript (Chrysanthemums, Azalea, and Chrysanthemums in a vase) along with "Artist: Ogawa. Imported from Japan by the J. B. Millet Co., Boston." To see the three plates, click here.

Condition. The plates are in Very Good condition. The collotypes are clean and free of staining and toning. The mats and boards have very light wear with the corners slightly rounded/chipped and some rubbed areas on the edges. All the plates would frame nicely.

Shipping Charges. This unit requires special packing and weighs approximately 5 pounds when packed. Priority rate shipping within the US will be $10.00. Surface rate mailing outside the US starts at $20.00 and air mail starts at $30.00. Please email for exact shipping cost outside the US before ordering.

 
  $2950.00 1898-9 - Japanese Art Folio, edited by H. Shugio, With 73 K. Ogawa Collotypes  #1898031016
Shugio, H. (editor)
Ogawa, K(azumasa) (photographs/collotypes)
Tamura, T. (coloring):
Japanese Art Folio, edited by H. Shugio, 1898 -1899, issued in twelve monthly parts, folio (13 x 19 in), 73 pp. The page count noted (ie 73 pp) does not include 72 pages of tissue guards with descriptive text. The pages are not numbered although the individual plates are numbered consecutively in roman numerals on the descriptive tissue guards and in the contents page at the front of each part. This is folio of classic Japanese art reproduced on 73 plates photographed and collotyped by K. Ogawa. Twelve (12) of these plates are colored by T. Tamura. Each plate protected with tissue guard containing an explanation in Japanese and Engish. For detailed information on this 12 part set, click here

Condition. This is a 12 part series. On the average I would rate the unit as Good+. Follow the link above for a part by part review of contion.

Shipping Charges. This is a set and weighs approximately 20 pounds when packed. Media rate shipping within the US will be $10.00. Priority rate shipping within the US will be $25.00. Surface rate mailing outside the US starts at $60.00 and air mail starts at $95.00. Please email George for exact shipping cost outside the US before ordering.

 
  $335.00 1898 - Japanese Calendar with Verses by Osman Edwards (Calendar for 1901), T. Hasegawa, VG+
Text Printed in Red
  #1898090236
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Edwards, Osman (Verses):
Japanese Calendar with Verses by Osman Edwards, (Calendar for 1901), Meiji 31 (1898), Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho), T. Hasegawa, "Publisher & Art-Printer," also imprint of Brentano's, Union Square, New York, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18mo (4 x 6 in - 10 x 15 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab ties, 28 pp - 14 folded pages (including covers). The colophon gives the date of Meiji 31 (1898). There is a red seal on the front cover. For more information on this book, click here.

In this book the text is printed in red.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covers have light soiling and staining. There is a loss of approximately 2 cm of the covering at the foot of the spine. No cut or torn pages. Internally very clean. No marking on the pages.  #1898090236 - $335.00

 
  $375.00 ca 1898 - Grand Hotel Guidebook  #1898100315
Amenomori, N. (Nobusige):
The Grand Hotel, Limited, Guide Book for Yokohama and Immediate Vicinity, not dated but ca 1898, green cloth over pliable boards, "The Grand hotel Ltd" in gilt on front cover, small 32mo (3 1/2 x 5 in - 9 x 12.7 cm), 5 black and white double page halftone plates in text showing views of the hotel, 4 black and white double page halftone advertisement plates, 63 numbered pages of guide book, 26 numbered pages of "Anglo-Japanese Conversation," 52 unnumbered pages of advertisements (including ads on the front and back paste downs), color folding map (plan)of Yokohama in a pocket behind the back paste down page, a total of 141 pages and an additional 18 pages of plates (9 double page plates printed one side only), 159 pages total and a map (plan). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid. While the pages are tan, they remain supple and are not brittle. The folding map is free of tears or breaks.  #1898100315 - $375.00

 
  $225.00 ca 1898 - Grand Hotel Guidebook  #1898100326
Amenomori, N. (Nobusige):
The Grand Hotel, Limited, Guide Book for Yokohama and Immediate Vicinity, not dated but ca 1898, burgundy cloth over thin flexible boards, gilt lettering on front cover and gilt design (drawing of the hotel) on back cover, small 32mo (pocket size, 3 5/8 x 4 3/4 in - 8.5 x 12 cm), 72 numbered pages of guide book, 26 numbered pages of "Anglo-Japanese Conversation," 34 unnumbered pages of advertisements, multi-color folding map of Yokohama inserted loose, a total of 132 pages and a map. The map was lithographed by "The Box of Curios," Yokohama. There are no plates in this book. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. It has overall light wear. The lettering on the front cover and the sketch of the hotel on the back cover are visible but the gilt is 95% gone. While the binding remains solid, the text block has shifted slightly and protrudes about 1/2 cm outside the front board. No markings or staining. The folded map is lightly worn and splitting and some of the fold points. It is clean and free of marking or stains.  #1898100326 - $225.00

 
  $145.00 1899 - Report on the Adoption of the Gold Standard in Japan  #1899131201
Matsukata Masayoshi, Count:
Report on the Adoption of the Gold Standard in Japan, Tokio, Government Press, 1899 (Meiji 32), 8vo (7 1/4 x 10 in - 18.2 x 25.5 cm), green cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, single page errata sheet tipped to the front free page, xv, 389 pp. In 1897 Japan enacted a "Coinage Reform Act" which adopted the gold standard (monometallic). Count Matsukata was the Japanese (H.I.J.M's) Minister of State Finance and the principal advocate for adoption of the gold standard. Previously the country had a bimetallic gold and silver standard. Because the gold to silver ratio established in Japan, arbitrage occurred and silver, which was overvalued in relation to gold, was exchanged for gold and gold was drained from the country. The book is Count Matsukata's detailed and technical formal report on the implementation of the gold standard. It contains numerous tables. At pages 209-213 there are sketch drawings and technical specifications of standard coins minted in accordance with the new law. To see the covers and title page, click here.

Condition. The book is ex-Library (non-circulating). It is Very Good condition. The library markings are: 1. call number label on spine, 2. red seal at top of title page and 3. blue hand stamped library seal and ink call numbers under it on the blank page behind the title page. There are no other library marks or indicia in the book. The binding is solid but both inner hinges are starting to crack. The covers have staining and minor scrapes. There is one spot on the back cover where there is bubbling under the cloth. The head and foot of the spine are soft and frayed. There is no marking or writing in the book. The pages are free of staining. Most of the pages are uncut (at top edge). There is a note printed in Japanese loose between pages 264 & 265. It has left age stains on both pages. The note is shown in the link above.  #1899131201 - $145.00

 
  $750.00 1899 - A Model Japanese Villa   #1899110505
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
A Model Japanese Villa, Tokyo, Ogawa, 1899 (Meiji 32), Oblong 4to (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in - 37.5 x 29.4 cm), hard boards covered with crepe type paper with a subdued design, title label pasted on front board, string tied, gilt speckled front and back end and free papers, 15 plates containing 19 hand colored collotype images. The covering cover extends across the spine which is not typical of string tied Japanese type bound books. This book contains the "Artificial garden" plate which is not found in all books. For detailed information on this book, click here

Condition. The covers are in Good condition. The paste on title label is present. The front and back covers have heavy toning/soiling. It is darker at the top and bottom of the front cover than on the back cover. There is a 2 cm tear at the bottom edge of the front cover. There are several large scrape lines, front and back, which do not break the covering. The spine covering is present but broken at the top and bottom and there is a 5 cm area at the foot of the spine where the covering is missing. The corners are bumped and worn and the edges scraped. Internally the book is in Very Good condition. All plates, with accompanying descriptive tissue guards, are present and clean and free for marking, or staining.  #1899110505 - $750.00

 
  $700.00 1899 - A Model Japanese Villa   #1899041137
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
A Model Japanese Villa, Tokyo, Ogawa, 1899 (Meiji 32), Oblong 4to (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in - 37.5 x 29.4 cm), hard boards covered with crepe type paper with a subdued design, title label pasted on front board, string tied, gilt speckled front and back end and free papers, 15 plates containing 19 hand colored collotype images. The covering cover extends across the spine which is not typical of string tied Japanese type bound books. As above except one plate is different ("A row of the chrysanthemums in bed" plate in lieu of the "Artificial garden" plate). For detailed information on this book, click here

Condition. The covers are in Poor condition. The paste on title normally found on the front cover is missing. Internally, the contents are in Very Good condition. Heavy wear to cover edges and separation of cover fabric. Spine covering is worn off. Heavy toning to front and last pages but not to the actual collotype plates.  #1899041137 - $700.00

 
  $65.00 1899 - Five Plates Extracted from The Nightless City, or the History of the Yoshiwara, De Becker  #1899071117
Unit of 5 plates extracted from the book below (4 chromo-lithographs & 1 black and white collotype).

De Becker, Joseph Ernest:
The Nightless City, or the History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku by an English Student of Sociology, Yokohama, Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd., printed by the Yokohama Bunsha, Yokohama, 1899, 1st Edition, small 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in - 15.5 x 21 cm), red blindstamped cloth with black and gilt decoration and lettering on covers and spine, cover edges beveled, page edges untrimmed, title page printed in color, 20 plates (9 color, 11 black and white), numerous woodcut text illustrations, 3 page introduction by the author, 441 numbered pages of text and a 22 page appendix. The color plates are well executed chromo-lithographs (5 fold out, 2 double page, 2 single page). Ten of the black and white page are collotypes (3 double page, 7 single page). The 11th black and white plate is a wood engraved plan of the Shin-Yoshiwara (double page). The appendix has several articles including "The Medical Aspect" of the Yoshiwara and is 19 pages (I-XIX) in length. It is followed by three pages of "Kapproe Dance Set to Foreign Music" which has two pages of a musical score. The plate titled "A street scene in the Yoshiwara a hundred years ago" is based upon a drawing by Kitagawa Utamaro. As much a guide book to the Yoshiwara (red light district) of Tokyo as it is a history. The book traces the history, traditions, customs and practices of the Yoshiwara in great detail. For more information on these plates, click here

Condition. The plates are in Very Good condition.  #1899071117 - $65.00

 
  $210.00 1899 - Solar Eclipse Viewed From Hokkaido, Japan, 1896, VG   #1899080120b
Todd, Mabel Loomis:
Corona and Coronet Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, In Mr. James's Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun's Total Obscuration 9 August, 1896, by Mabel Loomis Todd, Author of "Total Eclipses of the Sun," etc., etc. With Illustrations, Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, electrotyped and printed by H.O. Houghton and Co., copyright 1898, stated "Second Impression," 1899, 8vo, blindstamped green cloth (both boards) with gilt lettering and decoration on front board and spine, top edge gilt, 34 black and white plates (includes 2 maps, one of which spans two facing pages), 383 pp. This is a travel book about the scientific expedition to Hokkaido, Japan for the purpose of observing a total solar eclipse on August 9, 1896. Kazumasa Ogawa was a photographer on this expedition. For detailed information on this book, click here

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is an armorial bookplate (Susan E.P. Forbes) on the front pastedown. Both front and back inner hinges are cracked. The outer hinges are solid and the binding remains strong. The corners are bumped and lightly scraped. There is a ding at the top right edge of the front board and the bottom right corner a one cm tear. The head and foot of the spine are soft and lightly frayed. The gilt decoration and lettering is bright.  #1899080120b - $200.00

 
  $80.00 1899 - Solar Eclipse Viewed From Hokkaido, Japan, 1896, VG, Lacks Frontispiece   #1899080120b
Todd, Mabel Loomis:
Corona and Coronet Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to Japan, In Mr. James's Schooner-Yacht Coronet, to Observe the Sun's Total Obscuration 9 August, 1896, by Mabel Loomis Todd, Author of "Total Eclipses of the Sun," etc., etc. With Illustrations, Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, electrotyped and printed by H.O. Houghton and Co., copyright 1898, stated "Second Impression," 1899, 8vo, blindstamped green cloth (both boards) with gilt lettering and decoration on front board and spine, top edge gilt, 33 (lacks frontispiece) black and white plates (includes 2 maps, one of which spans two facing pages), 383 pp. This is a travel book about the scientific expedition to Hokkaido, Japan for the purpose of observing a total solar eclipse on August 9, 1896. Kazumasa Ogawa was a photographer on this expedition. For general information on this book, click here

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid and hinges strong. The frontispiece is missing.  #18990800921 - $80.00

 
  $175.00 1899 - History of Japanese Literature, Aston, Yokohama Printing   #1899071004
Gosse, Edmund (series editor)
Aston, W.G.:
A History of Japanese Literature, Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh LD., London, William Heinemann, printed in Yokohama by Yokohama Bunsha, 1899 (Meiji 32), dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and a gilt globe vignette on front cover, "Yokohama," imprinted at foot of spine, 8vo, Japanese language colophon at the rear, no illustrations, 408 pp. Covers Japanese literature of the Archaic period (before AD 7700); the Nara period (8th century); the Heian or Classical period (800-1186); the Kamakura period (1186-1332); the Namboku-cho and Muromachi periods (1332-1603); the Yedo period (1603-1867), and the Tokio period (1867-1898). This is one in a series titled Short Histories of the Literatures of the World edited by Edmund Goose. The Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, printing appears to be the scarcest of all the numerous printings of this book. To see the covers, title page and Japanese language colophon, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Light wear to the covers. The foot of the spine has a scrape. Corners are bumped. The back endpaper is creased. The interior is clean and unmarked. Illustrated engraved bookplate of Annie Mary Davies on front pastedown endpaper (stag holding a serpent in it's mouth).  #1899071004 - $175.00

 
  Sold 1899-1908 - Selected Relics of Japanese Art, Volumes I-XX   #1899031229
Tajima, Shiiji (Editor)
Ogawa, K (Kasumasa) (Collotypes):
Selected Relics of Japanese Art, Volumes I-XX, (The Complete Set - Very Scarce), Nippon Shimbi Kyokwai (Zenkyoan, Kenninji, Shimokyoku), Kyoto (Shimbi Shoin), 1899-1908, Folio (19 x 13 in - 49 x 34 cm), 20 volumes, folded leaves (collotypes), bound Japanese style, decorated stiff paper wraps, purple silk threads, two edges gilt (top & bottom), 987 plates (899 black and white collotypes (8 foldout) and 88 color woodcuts), 40 contents pages, 755+ tissue guard pages with descriptive text for a total of approximately 1782+ pages. A monumental work. There is a two page English introduction by Ernest F. Fenollosa in Volume 1. The non-foldout collotype plates are on thin wove rice type paper which is folded over a sheet of thicker backing paper. The foldout collotype plates are on thick paper. Woodblock plates are on thick paper. Each plate (or unit of plates when similar plates were grouped together by the editor) is protected by a tissue guard with text in English and Japanese which describes the art and artist and the source/location of the relic. The art in the first 6 volumes was photographed and collotyped by Kasumasa Ogawa (279 plates). Volumes 1-19 were printed at the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry. Each paper wraps volume comes with a protective mat finish folding slipcase (grass or grass like covering) with ivory clasps. The series presents reproductions of Japanese art relics from the earliest times up to the end of the Tokugawa Era from collections in Buddhist Temples in Nara and Kyoto and held in private hands. The entire series was published over the 10 year period from 1898~1908.

This is the complete 20 volume series/set. For detailed information on this set, click here

Condition. The volumes are in Very Good condition or better with only scattered minor foxing. Volume 1 has a crease on the front cover. Volume 2 has several plates with damage outside the image area. The folding cases are worn and their condition ranges from Fair to Very good. Most cases show significant wear and several have the ivory clasps missing or damages. The cases have done their job well and protected the contents. Very seldom do you find a complete set of this important work.

Shipping. This is a very heavy set and shipping will be quoted based upon destination and buyer's preferred method (US Postal Service or commercial carrier).  #1899031229 - Sold.

 
  $975.00 1900 - Scenes du Theatre Japonais, L'Ecole de Village. (Terakoya), T. Hasegawa  #1900081029c
Hasegawa, T. (Editeur)
Florenz, Dr. Karl (Translator)
Yoshimune Arai (Art):
Scenes du Theatre Japonais, L'Ecole de Village. (Terakoya) Drame Historique en un Acte, Traduction du Dr. Karl Florenz, Professeur a L'Universite Imperiale de Tokyo, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho), 1900 (Meiji 33), cardboard boards covered with illustrated paper with gilt lettering, 8vo (8 1/4 x 11 in - 21 x 28 cm), text in French, Honsho paper (plain paper) in folded sheets, spine covered at top and bottom only, cord ties, 1 unfolded page, 26 folded pages, 53 pages total (not including covers), numbered pages i-iii (introduction), followed by numbered pages 1-32 (the play) followed by numbered pages 1-9 (explanation of characters and the scenes). Contains notes and illustrations of the Japanese stage and depicts scenes from the historical tragedy "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami." In specific the books depicts scenes from this play know as "Terakoya" (temple school) which is the third scene of Act IV of "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami." For more information on this two book click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The cord ties are broken but the binding is solid. The boards have light soiling. The corners are rounded and chipped. There is a large crease at the upper right of the back corner. The front and back internal hinges are cracked. One page has a 5 cm tear at the bottom along the folded edge. All other pages are solid and unbroken at the folded edge. There is five small areas chipping along the fore edge.  #1900081029c - $975.00

 
  $75.00 ca 1900 - Land Tenure in Yokohama, Meeting of Land Renters  #19000802020c
New York Tribune:
Land Tenure in Yokohama, Meeting of Land Renters, complete full page article of 5 columns, linen backed broadside, 54.5 x 40 cm folded out, folds down to 27 x 17 cm, "Reprinted from the Japan Daily Herald," documents the turmoil in the foreign community in Japan resulting from new and much less favorable treaty provisions of 1899. The article reports on the events leading up to the meeting and then the actual meeting of foreign land renters held in Yokohama on the 19th (January, 1900). The meeting was chaired by H.J. Holm and the attendees are listed by name. To see the article, click here.

Condition. The broadside is in Good condition. Faint handstamp (library?) on the back. Ink number six digit number and pencil annotations on the front. there is general age toning and some splits in the linen backing with little loss of text.   #19000802020c - $75.00

 
  $235.00 ca 1900 - Fair Japan, Optimistic Version, K. Ogawa Collotypes, VG++  #1900090921
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry)
Poole, O.A. & O.M. (Photographs)
Ogawa, K. (Collotypes):
Fair Japan - Optimistic, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by K. Ogawa," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (red string), 9 black and white collotype plates, gilt edges, 22 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 9 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good++ condition. The binding is solid. The covers are lightly soiled and there is occasional very light foxing. No tissue interleaves are present.  #1900090921 - $235.00

 
  $100.00 ca 1900 - Fair Japan, Optimistic Version, K. Ogawa Collotypes, Good  #1900090921
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry)
Poole, O.A. & O.M. (Photographs)
Ogawa, K. (Collotypes):
Fair Japan - Optimistic, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by K. Ogawa," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (red string), 9 black and white collotype plates, gilt edges, 22 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 9 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For general information on this book, click here. To see the covers, gift inscription and title page of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. There is a 1912 gift inscription inside the front cover. The covers are lightly soiled with edge scrapes. It appears a sticker has been removed from the upper right of front cover. There is occasional very light foxing. No tissue interleaves are present.  #1900161020 - $100.00

 
  $235.00 ca 1900 - Fair Japan, Pessimistic, K. Ogawa Collotypes  #1900090803
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry)
Poole, O.A. & O.M. (Photographs)
Ogawa, K. (Collotypes):
Fair Japan - Pessimistic Version, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by K. Ogawa," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (blue string), 8 black and white collotype plates, 20 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 8 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. No foxing, staining or marking. The binding is solid. Most of the loose tissue interleaves are present which seldom is the case.  #1900090803 - $235.00

 
  $375.00 ca 1900 - Fair Japan, Optimistic & Pessimistic, Versions (2 Books), Taikosha Collotypes  #1900120122
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry)
Poole, O.A. & O.M. (Photographs)
Taikosha (Collotypes):

Fair Japan - Optimistic, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by Taikosha," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (red string), 9 black and white collotype plates, gilt edges, 22 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 9 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For general information on this book, click here.

Fair Japan - Pessimistic Version, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by Taikosha," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (blue string), 8 black and white collotype plates, 20 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 8 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. Both books are in Very Good++ condition. The binding are solid. No soiling, foxing or staining, No tissue interleaves are present. To see the front and back covers of the two books in this unit, click here.  #1900120122 - $375.00

 
  $145.00 ca 1900 - Fair Japan, Pessimistic, Taikosha Collotypes  #1900161015
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry)
Poole, O.A. & O.M. (Photographs)
Taikosha (Collotypes):
Fair Japan - Pessimistic, "Verses by William Tod Helmuth, Negatives by O.A. & O.M. Poole, Collotypes by Taikosha," Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, Limited, not dated but ca 1900, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 5 5/8 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), string ties (blue string), 8 black and white collotype plates, 20 unnumbered pages. The book is printed on thick card-like paper with all edges gilt. The 8 collotype photos are each on the left-hand page and a corresponding verse of poetry on the right-hand page. The first two pages have no illustrations, just a complete poem. The poetry/verses relate to Japan and the associated plates. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is a ca 1.5cm ink mark on the upper right of the front cover. There are minor edge scrapes and tears to the covers. The binding is solid. No soiling, foxing or staining, No tissue interleaves are present. To see the front and back covers of the two books in this unit, click here.  #1900120122 - $145.00

 
  $95.00 1901 - Japanese Plays and Playfellows, Osman Edwards   #1901160521a
Edwards, Osman:
Japanese Plays and Playfellows, 1901, New York, John Lane, small 8vo (5 3/4 x 9 in - 15 x 19 cm), half leather with full extra gilt spine, top edge trimmed and guilt, fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed, color frontisplate, 12 color plates ("by Japanese Artists"), 1 black and white plate with 4 different images, 306 numbered pages. To see the covers, title page, frontisplate, the black and white plate, and one color plate, click here.

The book is in Very Good+ condition with minor internal staining. The plates are clean and tissue guards present.  #1901160521anbsp;- $95.00

 
  $125.00 1901 - Japanese Legends, French Text   #1901090616
Ferrand, Claudius:
Fables et Legendes du Japon par Claudius Ferrand, Deuxime (Second) Edition, Tous Droits Reserves, Tokio, Imprimerie de la Tsukiji Type Foundry", Paris Chez M. L'Abbe P. Ferrand, Meiji 34 (1901), small 8vo (6 x 8 3/4 in - 15 x 22.5 cm), plain paper, text in folded sheets, color woodblock plates (4) on single sheets, text in French, spine covered at head and foot for ca 1 in, ribbon ties, title page in black, frontispiece (color woodblock) with title, 155 numbered pages (78 folded pages), three internal woodblock plates on single sheets. The first page of each of the thirteen sections has a black and white woodcut decorative title. Each page of text has a black and white woodcut illustration. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The ribbon ties and spine have been replaced. There is a large torn area on the back cover in the area adjacent to the spine. There is scattered light to heavey foxing throughout.  #1901090616 - $125.00

 
  $425.00 1901~2 -Brinkley, Japan & China, 12 Volume Set   #01021115
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
Japan (China), Its History, Art and Literature (Oriental Series), Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1901-2, 12 volume set designated "Library Edition" with numbered sets printed in a quantity of 1000, 8vo, 3753 pp in total. Fine grain green linen cloth boards with gilt top edge and gilt crest/Chrysanthemum on front cover and gilt title on spine. Right and bottom edges untrimmed (unneven cut pages except at top), printed on high rag content paper. Illustrated with 223 full page plates (most with tissue guards) many in color, a double page map and 2 large folding maps. Occasionally, the tissue guards stain the text page opposite the plate. This lavishly illustrated series offers a comprehensive review of Japan and China. It covers a wide range of topics to include rulers, history, government, art, religion, trade/commerce, international relations and institutions. For more information on the "Library Edition," click here.

Condition. The set, all 12 volumes, is in Very Good Condition. Except for top margin, the edges are untrimmed. A few pages have tears (not more than 10 have tears from opening). Spines sun faded. Contents tight and clean with no staining, toning or browning (except from staining on some text pages opposite a few of the tissue guards, a normal situation). Were it not for the sun faded spine, the set would rate a Fine Condition grade. This set is not ex-Library. The term "Library Edition" in the description is the publisher's unique designation for this particular edition. Shipping information. This is a heavy set (ca 45 pounds when packed). Media rate within the US is $20.00. Shipping outside the US starts at $150.00  #01021115 - $425.00

 
  $475.00 1901 - The Art of Japan, Pictorial Arts, Volume 1, Emperor's Edition, Brinkley   #1901120901
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
The Art of Japan, Pictorial Arts, Emperor's Edition Volume 1, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1901, decorated silk, spine covered, decorative cord ties, large to (12 1/4 x 15 in - 31.3 x 38.4 cm), 46 numbered pages on 23 uncovered folded leaves, 6 full plate color woodblock prints (including the frontisplate), 2 full plate single color stencil plates of screen patterns, 6 tipped in color prints (ca 8 x 6 in), 20 tipped in halftone text illustrations (most tinted). Contains a page with facsimiles of signatures and on the next page the English translation. Color woodblock reproductions (12 in total) of works by Keio-on, Hokusai, Gogyo and Gekko and others. Halftone illustrations (20 in total) of the works of by Hokusai, Masanobu, Motonobu, Sesshu, Tanyu, Tosa, Okio, Korin, Kishi Renzan Toku, Kobori Tomone, Hashimoto Gaho, Nomura Bunkyo and Giokusho. Distributed in cardboard box with top and sides in illustrated (floral pattern) cloth.For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The edges have heavy scraping at the corners and adjacent to the spine. The head and foot of the spine covering is frayed. The mat over the frontisplate is cracked in several places. The protective tissue guards are present by creased. The book is clean and free of foxing, toning or writing. None of the folded pages are cut or broken at the fold. The box is present but in Poor condition. It is breaking apart and one edge piece is completely detached.  #1901120901 - $475.00

 
  $625.00 ca 1901 - The Art of Japan, Pictorial Arts, Volume 1, Special Extra Illustrated Copy, Brinkley   #1901100934
Brinkley, Frank (Captain):
The Art of Japan, Pictorial Arts, Special Extra Illustrated Edition, Volume 1, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, not dated but cab 1901, decorated silk, spine covered, decorative cord ties, large to (12 1/4 x 15 in - 31.3 x 38.4 cm), 46 numbered pages on 23 uncovered folded leaves, 16 full plate color woodblock prints, 2 full plate single color woodblock plates of screen patterns, 6 tipped in color prints, 20 tipped in halftone text illustrations (some tinted). Contains a page with facsimiles of signatures and on the next page the English translation. Color woodblock reproductions (24 in total) of works by Keio-on, Hokusai, Gogyo and Gekko and others. Halftone illustrations (20 in total) of the works of by Hookups, Masanobu, Motonobu, Sesshu, Tanyu, Tosa, Okio, Korin, Kishi Renzan Toku, Kobori Tomone, Hashimoto Gaho, Nomura Bunkyo and Giokusho. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The silk cloth is heavily worn. It is breaking away from the boards, particularly at the spine. The corners and edges are heavily worn and frayed. Pics of the covers are here. The mat on the frontisplate is broken at 4 places (2 break in left margin and 2 breaks in right margin - pic here). Internally the book is clean but there is occasional scattered foxing on the plates. Most, but not all, plates have tissue guards. One tissue guard is loose. The tissue guards are discussed below where each plate is pictured. The folded leaves are complete and unbroken. The text portion of the book is clean and free of foxing and staining.  #1901100934 - $625.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1901~10 - Oriental Series, 24 Volume Set   #1901030702
Brinkley, Frank (Captain) et al:
Oriental Series, Boston & Tokyo, J.B. Millet Company, 1901-10, 24 volume set, 8vo, 7,666 pages in total, publishers hardbound with off-white spine over brown boards, top edges trimmed and gilt and other edges untrimmed. Illustrated with 144 full page plates (with tissue guards) and and 1 large folding map. Each volume has a color frontispiece and 5 other sepia plates. This series offers a comprehensive review of Japan (Volumes 1-8), China (Volumes 9-12), Korea, Manchuria, Philippines, Siam (Thailand), Burma, Afganistan, India, Persia, Turkey and Russia (in 3 volumes). It covers a wide range of topics to include rulers, history, government, art, religion, trade/commerce, international relations and institutions. For more information on this set," click here.

Condition. The books are in Very Good condition. Spines have light soiling. Some corners bumped and frayed. Internally books are solid and in Fine condition with only very few minor faults. A tough set to get complete, as this one is. This is a heavy set. Media mail shipment to a US address is $25.00. Shipment outside the US will be quoted on request.  #1901030702 - Sold

 
  $35.00 1901 - On a Collection of Birds from the Liu Kiu Islands   #1901051018
Bangs, Outram:
On a Collection of Birds from the Liu Kiu Islands, Volume XXXVI, No. 8, Cambridge, July, 1901, Published in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College (Volume XXXVI, 1900-1901), paper wraps, 8vo, pages 255-69. Issued as a stand-alone publication (Volume XXXVI, No 8) or included in the cumulative volume. This paper deals with a recently acquired collection of 107 specimens of birds collected in the Ryukyu Islands. This collection is described as containing 56 species and 6 birds that were previously "undescribed." The birds were collected from various Yaeyama Islands in 1899 by Mr. Ishida Zensaku. Ninety+ of the birds are described, some in detail and others only briefly. No illustrations. To see the front cover, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Good+ condition. The paper wraps are brittle and have several chips and tears along the edges. Internally, the pages have chips and tears where they were opened as many of the pages were untrimmed. The text area is clean and free of markings or staining.  #1901051018 - $35.00

 
  $120.00 1902 - Japan as It Was and Is, Hildreth, 1902 Facsimile, Tokyo  #02t020116
Hildreth, Richard
Murakawa, K. (editor):
Japan as It Was and Is, Sanshusha & Kandan, Tokyo, 1902, 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 15.5 x 22.7 cm; Tokyo edition), 611 pp, green cloth with a gilt title on spine and ship on front board, foldout map of Japan as frontispiece. Edited with supplementary notes by K. Murakawa. The book was also printed in Boston by Phillip, Sampson & Co. The Tokyo edition states that 500 copies were printed and each book has a manuscript notion of it's number between 1-500. The Tokyo printing appears to be the scarcer of the two printings.

The book traces European contact with Japan from the 13th century through to the 1850s and includes descriptions of various aspects of life in Japan during the mid-19th century. Hildreth was in Japan less than 10 years after Perry. The book is a useful history of Japan from the earliest European contact through Perry. The 1st edition was published by Sampson in 1855. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers have some wear on the boards and the edges have wear. The corners are slightly bumped and worn. The head and foot of the spine have very light softening. The inner front hinge is cracking and this give some looseness to the first 1/4 of the book. The pages are brownish (not brittle however) with some light foxing and toning. Approximately 30 pages in the middle are dinged (pushed in) at the bottom corner but there are no tears. This book has the manuscript number "254" of the 500 copies printed in Tokyo. There is evidence of removal of a book plate on the inside front board and a pencil price notation.  #02t020116 - $120.00

 
  $200.00 1902 - Japan & Her People, Winston Edition (Burgandy Covers)
Hartshorne, Anna C.:
Japan and Her People, Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co., The International Press, 1902, 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in - 14 x 20.5 cm), 2 volumes, dust jackets, top edge gilt, gold gilt lettering and decoration (three flying cranes and blossoms) on burgundy cloth, large fold out color map at rear of volume 2, volume 1 - 377 pp and volume 2 - 374 pp. Illustrated with 50 tissue guard protected black and white photogravures produced by Gilbo & Co. Tissue guards have descriptive letterpress titles facing the plate. The dust jackets are burgundy cloth with gild lettering on the spine. The set comes with a matching slip case with gilt lettering on one face. A very attractively bound set. A wide ranging account of Japan at the turn of the century with accompanying illustrations. Many of the photogravures in the set are based on well know images often seen in the albumen souvenir photographs from the turn of the century. To see the covers, an example of a photogravure and the face of the slip case, click here.

Condition. The books, dust jackets, and slip case are all in in Very Good+ condition. The gilt on coves and spines is bright. Minor fraying at foot of spine on volume 2. Very clean inside and free of foxing, toning or blemishes. The map at the rear of volume 2 has a large tear starting in the margin and extending into the image area.  1902041121 - $200.00

 
  $200.00 1902 - Japan & Her People, Winston Edition (Green Covers)
Hartshorne, Anna C.:
Japan and Her People, Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co., The International Press, 1902, 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in - 14 x 20.5 cm), 2 volumes, dust jackets, top edge gilt, gold gilt lettering and decoration (three flying cranes and blossoms) on green cloth, large fold out color map at rear of volume 2, volume 1 - 377 pp and volume 2 - 374 pp. Illustrated with 50 tissue guard protected black and white photogravures produced by Gilbo & Co. Tissue guards have descriptive letterpress titles facing the plate. The dust jackets are burgundy cloth with gild lettering on the spine. The set comes with a matching slip case with gilt lettering on one face. A very attractively bound set. A wide ranging account of Japan at the turn of the century with accompanying illustrations. Many of the photogravures in the set are based on well know images often seen in the albumen souvenir photographs from the turn of the century. To see the covers, an example of a photogravure and the face of the slip case, click here.

Condition. The books, dust jackets, and slip case are all in in Very Good+ condition  1902050330 - $200.00

 
  $155.00 1902 - Japan & Her People, Coates Edition, Blue Covers - No Dust Jackets  1902050103
Hartshorne, Anna C.:
Japan and Her People, Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co, 1902, 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in - 14 x 20.5 cm), 2 volumes, top edge gilt, gold gilt lettering and decoration (three flying cranes and blossoms) on blue cloth, large fold out color map at rear of volume 2, volume 1 - 377 pp and volume 2 - 374 pp. Illustrated with 50 tissue guard protected black and white photogravures produced by Gilbo & Co. Tissue guards have descriptive letterpress titles facing the plate. A very attractively bound set. A wide ranging account of Japan at the turn of the century with accompanying illustrations. Many of the photogravures in the set are based on well know images often seen in the albumen souvenir photographs from the turn of the century. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The books are in Very Good+ condition. The gilt on covers and spines is bright. Minor fraying at head and foot of spine on both volumes. Minor puckering at two places on cloth on the front cover of volume 1. Corners are lightly bumped. The hinges inside the back covers are cracking but the binding remains tight and solid. Very clean inside and free of foxing, toning or blemishes. The map at the rear of volume 2 has some misfolding and a tear starting in the margin against and extending slightly into the image area. The set does not have the matching dust jackets.  1902050103 - $155.00

 
  $250.00 1902 - Calendar for 1903, Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes, T. Hasegawa  #1902150411
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
Monthly Changes of Japanese Street Scenes, Calendar for 1903, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshi-cho, Kyobashi-ku), Meiji 34 1902), 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.8 x 19.2 cm), large size for a Hasegawa book, calendar published in a book form, 14 folded crepe paper pages, 28 pages total including covers. The page inside the front cover has an image of Mt. Fuji. The next page contains the title and a listing by month and subject of the woodblock prints for the 12 monthly calendars. Each calendar woodblock print is viewed as a continuous image from the left hand side of page across to the adjoining right hand side page. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is heavily eroded with 60%~70% missing or broken. The pages have ripples. They are clean and free of writing, foxing or stains. There is a one inch tear in the folded edge of the last folded page.  #1902150411 - $250.00

 
  $125.00 c1902 - Kachi-Kachi Mountain, Fairy Tale, No. 5, T. Hasegawa, Crepe Paper, Very Good+  #1902160329
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(Publisher)
Thompson, David (translator)
Sensei Eitahu (illustrator):
Kachi-Kachi Mountain, Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 5 on the cover, c1902, 38 Yotsyua, Hommura, Tokyo, Hasegawa, title on cover is translated into English, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18mo (4 x 6 in - 10.2 x 15 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab tied, 22 pp - 11 folded pages (including covers). The colophon indicates a printing date of August 17, Meiji 18 (1885) and a publication date of August 29 the next year. However, the address indicates a publication date of c1902. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is solid. There are minor corner bends and edge creases. No stains, tears or breaks.  #1902160329 - $125.00

 
  $285.00 1903 - Masterpieces Selected from the Korin School, Volume 1 - Shimbi Shoin (Publisher)   #1903110222
Kuki, Baron Riuichi (preface)
Tajima, Shiichi (editor):
Masterpieces Selected from the Korin School, Volume 1, Tokyo (52 Nichomachi, Shitaya-Ku), 1903, Shimbi Shoin, Volume 1 of a five volume set, large Folio (16 3/4 x 12 1/4 in - 42.5 x 31 cm), silk covers with beveled edges tied with blue string, front cover illustrated and with gilt lettering, all edges with gilt (top, side & bottom), decorated front and end papers, an accompanying note (not with this copy of the book) found in some books indicates a printing of 2,000 copies, 31 plates (thirteen color woodblock plates and 18 black and white collotype plates), 22 pages of text in English. High quality thick paper stock pages (only one side used) used on all plates. This volume is devoted to Korin Ogata of the Korin School. The set of five contained only two volumes devoted to the Korin Ogata's works. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. There is water staining damage. It does not enter the image area of the plates however or the printed areas of the text pages. The water staining is most evident on the front cover (outside and inside), first 10 pages (area at top of page by the spine ca 3cm long by .5cm down), back cover ad the foot adjacent to the spine, inside and outside), last 8 pages in the same area (ca 2cm long by .5cm up). The plates are clean and I would rate them as Very Good. The fabric at the foot of the spine is loose (ca 4cm) and the spine is slightly cocked because of the water damage. The book is accompanied by the new issue straw wrap-around case with a paste on title label. The case is in Poor condition. It is badly chipped and torn and one section is completely broken loose. It is more for reference than a functioning protective case.  #1903110222 - $285.00

Shipping outside the US will be expensive. This is a heavy book (8 pounds packed). Shipping outside the US will quoted based upon the destination but starts at $75.00.

 
  $125.00 1904 - A New Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi  #1904160425
Dening, Walter:
A New Life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokyo, 1904, The Kyobun-Kwan, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.6 x 19.2 cm), green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on front board and gilt lettering on the spine, 3 fold-out color woodblock prints (including the frontisplate), 2 color fold-out maps, 3 black and white plates (1 folds out), 405pp. For more information on this book, click here.

This book has the signature of "J. Merle Davis" twice. On a front free page the signature alone appears. On the next front free page the signature "J. Merle Davis" and the date "Feb. 1909 is inscribed.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The gilt decoration and lettering is bright. There are minor edge scrapes and the top and bottom of the spine covering have light fraying and the spine covering has spotting. The front hinge has a 4.5 cm cracked area and the back hinge is entirely cracked. However, the binding remains solid. There is marking in pencil on a free page at the rear. There are 2 signatures on front free pages (see below). The text pages are clean and free of markings or foxing There is a stained area at the bottom corner. It is ca 1 cm x 1 cm wide and .5 cm tall on the foreedge and it is evident at the bottom corner of pages 78 through page 219. The text pages otherwise free of staining, foxing or marking. The title page has moderate foxing. The plates have light to moderate foxing and misfolds at the outside edges.  #1904160425 - $125.00

 
  $250.00 1904 - Japanische Dichtungen. Weissaster, 4th Printing, T. Hasegawa, Crepe Book  #1904141203
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Florenz, Karl (Translator)
Mishima Yunsoke (Shoso) (Illustrator)
Arai Shujiro (Yoshimune) (Illustrator)
Gesang, Ester (Notes)
Japanische Dichtungen. Weissaster. Ein Romantisches Epos, Nebst Anderen Gedichten, Frei Nachgebildet (Prof. Dr.) von Karl Florenz, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho and other addresses) and C.F. Amelang's Verlag, Leipzig, First Edition, 1895 (Meiji 28), folded crepe paper pages, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 3/4 (thick) in - 15.3 x 19 x 1 (thick) cm), German language, 2 page title page, 2 page dedication, 4 page forward, 80 numbered pages of text, 4 pages of notes and 4 pages of covers. Composed of 48 folded pages (including 2 for the front and back covers). This is German language version of the White Aster which was first published in 1897. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The folding case is in VG+ condition. The book is free of faults, The wrap around case has light staining and scrapes.  #1904141203 - $250.00

 
  $225.00 1904 - A Collection of Hiroshige's Masterpieces, T. Hasegawa, VG+  #1904160515
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
A Collection of Hiroshige's Masterpieces, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 38 (1904), large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 in - 14.5 x 20.6 cm), 8 folded pages (includes front and back cover), high quality tannish hosho paper folded over stiffener paper, string tie, 16 pp. Twelve pages of color woodblock reproductions of Hiroshige works. Below each of the woodblock reproductions the title/subject is printed. Each folded page is separated by a tissue guard, The reproductions are on the front and back of each folded page with a tissue guard between pages. The front cover has a color woodblock reproduction titled "Cherry-Trees in Yoshino." The back cover is not present. This is the first book of Hiroshige woodblock reproductions in a series of three. For more general information on this book, click here. This is the Type A book noted on the general information web page. To see the covers of his book specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The front and back covers have minor edge scrapes and a few surface scrapes. The spine covering is complete. Internally the book is complete and clean.  #1904160515 - $225.00

 
  $150.00 1904 - A Collection of Hiroshige's Masterpieces, T. Hasegawa  #1904071201
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
A Collection of Hiroshige's Masterpieces, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 38 (1904), large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 in - 14.5 x 20.6 cm), 8 folded pages (includes front and back cover), high quality tannish hosho paper folded over stiffener paper, string tie, 16 pp. Twelve pages of color woodblock reproductions of Hiroshige works. Below each of the woodblock reproductions the title/subject is printed. Each folded page is separated by a tissue guard, The reproductions are on the front and back of each folded page with a tissue guard between pages. The front cover has a color woodblock reproduction titled "Cherry-Trees in Yoshino." The back cover is not present. This is the first book of Hiroshige woodblock reproductions in a series of three. For more general information on this book, click here. To see the covers of his book specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The illustrated back cover is missing thus only one part (the colophon) of that folded page is present. The two back blank pages which actually are the stiffeners between the folded page are heavily toned. Otherwise, clean and free from faults on the 12 plates.  #1904071201 - $150.00

 
  $795.00 1904 - Masterpieces of Motonobu - Shimbi Shoin (Publisher)   #1904031115
Tajima, Shiichi (editor):
Masterpieces of Motonobu With Critical Descriptions and A Biographical Sketch of the Artist, Tokyo (52 Nichomachi, Shitaya-Ku), Shimbi Shoin, 1904, 2 Volumes, Folio (16 1/2 x 12 1/4 in - 42.5 x 31 cm), silk covers with beveled edges tied with blue string, front cover illustrated and with gilt lettering, all edges with gilt (top, side & bottom), Shimbi Shoin edition number and signature indicating the number of the book in a printing of 2,000, one hundred (100) high quality full page black and white collotype plates. The first volume contains (all in English) an "Editorial Notice" (1 page), "Biographical Sketch of Motonobu Kano" (3 pages) and listing of plates followed by 51 plates. The second volume has the listing of plates followed by 49 plates. The plates appear to be organized in units based upon the source/collection of the original work of art. Each grouping is preceded by a tissue guard with descriptive information on the plates that follow. The plates are printed on one side only of thick high quality paper and the collotype images are of excellent quality. For more information on this specific book set, click here.

Condition. The books are in Very Good condition. The set is ex-library. Both volumes have a library hand stamp on the full title page and a library book plate on the back of that page. On a back end page volume 2 paper has a library hand stamp. Both volumes have and gift inscription to the library on the back end page. No markings otherwise. Interior and all plates are Fine with no significant faults. The front and back cover of Volume 1 have gouged areas (breaking the silk) and scrapes (not breaking the silk). Corners and edges of both volumes are worn, scraped and rubbed. Both books have the Shimbi Shoin edition number and signature plate on a front end page (Volume 1 is #38 of 2000 and Volume 2 is 14 of 2000).  #1904031115 - $795.00

Shipping outside the US. This is a heavy set (15 pounds packed). Shipping outiside the US will be quoted based upon the destination.

 
  $500.00 1904 - Coins of Japan, 1st Edition   #1904050829
Munro, Neil Gordon:
Coins of Japan, Yokohama, Box of Curios Printing and Publishing Company, 1904, large 12mo (5 1/4 x 8 in - 13.5 x 20 cm), gilt decorated green cloth, color woodcut frontispiece, 281 pp. A detailed and well illustrated study of Japanese coins from ancient coins to the then current (Meiji era) coins. Also includes experimental and ornamental coins. Contains 65 plates in addition to the frontispiece. Plates include 25 tissue guard protected color lithographs (gold or silver), 1 black and white lithograph, 1 hand colored collotype on card stock (primitive treasure), 1 black and white collotype (Luchu coins), 37 black and white halftone plates and 262 text illustrations. Includes early currency, coins and experimental and ornamental coins. The coins of the Ryukyu Islands (Luchu) are covered on pages 157-65 and illustrated with 9 figures and one plate (black and white collotype). The plate shows "Hatome Sen - Luchu Islands." The key early Western work in the field of Japanese numismatics. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. It has been rebound with the original boards retained, new front and back end papers, and the original spine laid back down. The corners are bumped. There is a 1940 gift inscription on the title page. On a couple of pages there are ink annotations in the margins. The short title page is not present. The plate depicting Mr. Muramatsu is not present. The handcolored collotype plate of "Primitive Treasure" is detached and has major damage in the margins of the cardboard to which it is tipped (the collotype plate itself is undamaged).  #1904050829 - $500.00

 
  $350.00 c1904 - The Rat's Plaint, "Second Edition," T. Hasegawa  #1904080424
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Little, Archibald (translator):
The Rat's Plaint, published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Honmura-cho), stated "Second Edition," horizontal format, 12mo (5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in - 15 x 19.6 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk ties, 17 folded pages, 34 pp (including covers). Translated from Chinese to English by Archibald Little. The text printer is Shibata Ki-ichi, 1 Takekawa-cho, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo. To see the covers and representative pages, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The pages are limp and have fold-overs along the edges. The front cover has a large crease and thins and tears in the paper at the bottom left of the outside sheet. The inside sheet (which is the back of the front cover) has a large tear at the same area. The front and back covers have overall soiling. The front cover and the next three pages are severed at the edge. The spine covering is broken with many pieces missing. There is a large water staining area starting at the top of front cover. The water staining gets progressively smaller over the next 8 pages. The back cover has several smaller edge creases and a large vertical crease at the outside edge which runs the entire length. While the condition of the book is rough, it is my experience that this is very typical of this particular book. While this book is a a stated "Second Edition," it appears is a later printing and perhaps what is sometimes called a "Third Edition."  #1904080424 - $350.00

 
  $285.00 1904 - An Incident of the Bushido Spirit, No Colophon, Tamaura/Takagi, Kobe   #1904060319c
Tamamura (Kozaburo):
From Peace to Strife, An Incident of the Bushido Spirit, "Bushido" the Soul of Japan, Kobe, "Tamamura the Photographer," no colophon but Meiji 37 (1904), 1st edition, oblong 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in - 16 x 23.5 cm), English language, lithograph title page, 12 hand colored collotype plates with captions, pliable cardboard covered with silk type fabric, single string tie, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). This book was published as Japan was engaged in the Russo-Japan War. It is a pictorial account of a young man, "Taro" who was called up from the reserves to active duty. It starts with "Taro" and his mother and father tending the family crops and progresses from his receipt of the call-up letter, to preparations for departure, to his farewell and ends with a letter and poem home from him in Manchuria. For general information on this book click here.

Condition. The book is Very Good condition.  #1904060319c - $285.00

 
  $145.00 1904 - Japan and the People  #1904041134c
Browne, G. Waldo
Takahira, Kogoro (introduction):
Japan, The Place and the People, Boston, Dana Estes & Co., 1904, 66 plates (halftones) of which 16 are in color and protected by tissue guard, color map, 256 text illustrations, 438 pp.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition.  #1904041134c - $145.00

 
  $185.00 1904 - The Charming Views in the "Land of the Rising Sun." K. Ogawa  #1904111104
Crizuka, Mataro
Ogawa, K.:
The Charming Views in the "Land of the Rising Sun." Compiled by K. Ogawa, F.R.P.S., and Mataro Crizuka, M.E., Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1904 (Meiji 37), horizontal 4to (13 1/2 x 10 in - 35 x 25 cm), green silk decorated boards, inside the front and back cover and facing free pages are gilt speckled, gilt edges, glossy thin paper, 174 black and white half-tone full page images (printed front and back), 181 pages of text with all but 2 in English, large color lithograph folding map at the front, unpaginated but 355 pp. Each plate is faced by a page where it is discussed. This results in a patter of text/photograph and then photograph/text. The text discussion ranges for one to several paragraphs. Each text page references the associated railway. The plates have Japanese language captions below the image. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is a Binding Copy. The spine covering is missing. The covers are heavily stained and the edges broken. The front cover is detached. The front pages, including the map, up to the second page of text are detached. The book is complete and internally clean and otherwise free of faults.  #1904111104 - $185.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1904 - Russo-Japanese War, Tanuma Publishing, Issue No. 4, June, 1904   #1904110526a
Tanuma Publishing Co.:
'The Japan-Russia War.' An Illustrated Monthly Record of Operations Between Japan and Russia, No. 4, Yokohama and Tokyo, The Tanuma Publishing Co., printed by and under the supervision of the 'Japan Gazette' Works, monthly magazine, No. 4, June 1904, 8vo, text in English, illustrated wraps with front cover in color. This issue contains 101 numbered pages of text with numerous text illustrations from photographs and drawings and tables. At the front there is a fold-out black and white halftone printed war map, an index, notes, a fold out color woodblock print plate and 14 full page black and white plates from photographs with descriptive captions. Of these full page plates, two are high quality collotype printed and the others half-tone. These pages are not numbered. the colophon follows the last numbered text page. There are several pages of advertising at the front and rear. It appears that only 7 issues were published. The first 6 issues are generally found in bound book form. In my experience, individual monthly issues are seen infrequently and the 7th issue is very seldom seen. I have found no evidence that 8th and subsequent issues were published. Interesting Mitsu "Gofukuten" advertisement on the back cover. To see the wraps of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is approximately 90% missing. Internally clean with no marking, toning or staining.  #1904110526a - Sold

 
  ~Sold~ 1904 - Russo-Japanese War, Tanuma Publishing, Issue No. 7, September, 1904   #1904110526b
Tanuma Publishing Co.:
'The Japan-Russia War.' An Illustrated Monthly Record of Operations Between Japan and Russia, No. 7, Yokohama and Tokyo, The Tanuma Publishing Co., printed by and under the supervision of the 'Japan Gazette' Works, monthly magazine, No. 7, September 1904, 8vo, text in English, illustrated wraps with front cover in color. This issue contains 76 numbered pages of text with numerous text illustrations from photographs and drawings and tables. At the front there is a fold-out black and white halftone printed war map, an index, notes, a fold out color woodblock print plate and 14 full page black and white plates from photographs with descriptive captions. Of these full page plates, two are high quality collotype printed and the others half-tone. These pages are not numbered. the colophon follows the last numbered text page. There are several pages of advertising at the front and rear. It appears that only 7 issues were published. The first 6 issues are generally found in bound book form. In my experience, individual monthly issues are seen infrequently and the 7th issue is very seldom seen. I have found no evidence that 8th and subsequent issues were published. To see the wraps of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is approximately 20% missing. Internally clean with no marking, toning or staining.  #1904110526b - $125.00

 
  $185.00 1904-5 - Russo-Japanese War, Jikemura - Kinkodo, Issues No. 2-5 and 7-9 (7 issues)   #1904110526c
Jikemura, Major Wasuke (introduction):
The Russo-Japanese War Fully Illustrated, Issues No. 2-5 and No. 7-9 (7 monthly issues), Tokyo, Kinkodo & Muruzen, printed by the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, distribution agents, Kelly Walsh (Yokohama), Hachette et Cie (Paris), Otto Harrassowitz (Leipez), Steiger & Co. (New York), Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co (London), 10 numbers in a complete set, English language, text in double columns, 8vo, (7 1/4 x 10 1/2 in - 18.2 x 26.1 cm), front paper wrap illustrated by lithograph, 1400+ pages in total. First marketed as a monthly serial type paper wraps publication with issue No. 1 dated May, 1904. The pages are consecutively numbered, averaging ca 140+ pages per issue. This is a finely illustrated publication with tissue guard protected chromolithograph plates, black and white collotype plates, color halftone plates and black and white halftone plates. Almost every text page has an illustration and often more than one. Some issues contain fold-out maps. The series contains a total of 70 chromolithograph plates (10 are frontispieces), 5 black and white collotype plates and 180 halftone plates (some in color). The chromolithograph plates depicting scenes from the war are a highlight of the set. The series has an introduction by Major Wasuke Jikemura. While the series chronicles the Russo-Japanese War it does far more than that. It provides a basic primer on Japanese life, politics, military history and traditions covering such diverse topics as the evolution of the military in Japan, political development in Japan, the Imperial family, religion, training of officers, the Bushido warrior code. Complete sets are very difficult to find. I believe that they were often consolidated into two volume bound sets and marketed by the various agents in that format. The paper wrap volumes have advertising at the front an rear. Prominent advertisers were K. Ogawa, Photo-Studio and the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry. To see the front covers from issues No. 2-5 and 7-9, click here. For detailed information on issue number 2, June 1904, click here.

7 Monthly Issues as Follow:

No. 2, June, 1904, pages 143-282.
No. 3, July, 1904, pages 283-424
No. 4, Sept, 1904, pages 425-566*
No. 5, Nov, 1904, pages 567-706*
No. 7, Mar, 1905, pages 849-990
No. 8, May, 1905, pages 991-1132*
No. 9, Jul, 1905, pages 1133-1274

* Large fold-out maps at rear of these three issues.

Heavy unit weighing 11 1/2 pounds packed. Postage will be quoted based upon the shipping destination.

Condition. The issues are in Good+ condition. Issue number 2 has a manuscript notation stating "J. Gordon Smith, The Morning Post" on the front cover and title page. The covers are soiled and chipped. The upper left corner of the back wrap of No. 5 has a large piece missing. The spine coverings are approximately 40%-70% missing. Internally clean with no marking, toning or staining.  #1904110526c - $185.00

 
  Sold 1904-1910 - Nanso Meigwaen (Celebrated Pictures of the Southern School), 11 of 25 Volumes  #1904060317a
Nanshu Meigwa-yen: Masterpieces of the Southern School of Painting (11 volumes of a 25 volume set), The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-cho, Kyobashi-ku), 1904-1910, issued in installments over a 7 year period, folio (19 1/4 x 13 1/2 in - 49 x 34.2 cm), folio, bound Japanese style, crepe type paper over cardboard wraps, ribbon ties, 10 black and white collotype plates in each volume (110 in total), text in Japanese. Each volume has a listing of plates. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with descriptive information regarding the plate (in Japanese). The collotype images are large and generally cover 65%-80% of the plate/page. The volumes in this unit are #2 - 1904, #8 - 1906, #10 - 1906, #11 - 1906, #13 - 1907, #14 - 1907, #15 - 1907, #20 - 1909, #21 - 1909, #22 - 1909 and #24 - 1910. For more information on this unit, click here.

Condition. The volumes are in Very Good condition. This is a part set (11 of 25 volumes). The thin covering over the spine is deteriorated. There are occasional scraped and dented areas on the boards. Light foxing throughout but it confined primarily to the covers and tissue guards. There is a small paste on paper sticker with a number at the bottom left of each front cover. The 110 plates are sound and clean with only a few having minor foxing in the image area.  #1904060317a - Sold

Extra Postage will apply. This unit weighs over 15 pounds and postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

 
  $450.00 1904 & 1905, Japan in Days of Yore, 2nd Edition, Parts I and IV, Walter Dening, Color Plates  #1904101207a-b
Dening, Rev. Walter:
Japan in Days of Yore, Part I, Wounded Pride and How it was Healed, Second Edition, one part of a four part set, Tokyo, The Kyo Bun Kwan, 1904 (Meiji 37), stiff wrap covers illustrated in color, 12 mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), string ties, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear, 5 double page color prints (10 leaves of plates), text and plates, 1 page poem by William Cullen Bryant before the title page, 2 page preface, 2 page appendix, numbered pages 1-70. The spine is not covered except for approximately 3/4 inch (1.8 cm) at the top and bottom.

Japan in Days of Yore, Part IV, The Life of Miyamoto Musashi, Part II, Second Edition, one part of a four part set, Tokyo, The Kyo Bun Kwan, 1905 (Meiji 38), stiff wrap covers illustrated in color, 12 mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.7 x 18.3 cm), string ties, text in English and on folded pages, Japanese language colophon at the rear, 6 double page color prints (12 leaves of plates), text and plates, numbered pages 245-343. The spine is not covered except for approximately 3/4 inch (1.8 cm) at the top and bottom.

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Condition.

Part I (Wounded Pride). The book is in Good+ condition. The string ties are approximately 70% broken. However the binding remains firm. The front cover is slightly loose. The back cover is solidly attached. There are several long vertical creases on the front cover. On the edges and internally there is scattered foxing. It is heavier at the front and back and otherwise light and scattered. Several pages are dog eared or creased at the corner. None of the pages are cut or severed at the folded edge. If the string ties were replaced, the book would rate Very Good.

Part IV (Musashi, Part II). The book is in Good+ condition. The string ties are approximately 80% broken. The front cover is slightly loose and the corners are bend and chipped. The back cover is solid and the bottom outside corner is chipped. On the edges and at the front and back there is scattered light foxing. Otherwise, internally the book is clean and free of faults. None of the pages are cut or severed at the folded edge. If the string ties were replaced, the book would rate Very Good-.  #1904101207a-b - $450.00

 
  $165.00 1904 - Fujiya Hotel Guide Book
Fujiya Hotel
Anonymous (attributed to B.H. Chamberlain & W.B. Mason):
Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity, Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Province of Sagami, Japan, 1904, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, 1903, 32mo (3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in - 8.5 x 13 cm), illustrated paper wraps, staple bound, calendar for the year 1903 on back cover, 7 black and white collotype plates, color fold-out map (9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 24 x 35 cm)of "Hakone District of Japan, 12 ruled blank "Memo" pages for notes follow the plates, 6 pages of text. The finely engraved color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations, railways and tramways. The text pages are "...borrowed, by permission, from Murray's Handbook for Japan, by Professor B.H. Chamberlain and W.B. Mason...." The Fujiya Hotel opened in 1878. This pamphlet provides a view of the hotel at the turn of the 20th century. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The front cover has a large soiled/toned area. The 6 text pages have two to three instances of underlining on each page (example here). The map and plates are free of faults. There is no writing on the "Memo" pages.  #1904110922 - $165.00

 
  $200.00 1904 - Frederick Starr's and the Ainu Group at the St. Louis Exposition, Green Boards, Fine  #1904111108
Starr, Frederick:
The Ainu Group at the Saint Louis Exposition, Chicago, Open Court Publishing Company, 1904, 12mo (5 1/2 x 8 in - 14 x 19.9 cm), green paper covered boards with black and white halftone photograph paste down of an Ainu man on the front cover, numerous black and white half-tone plates (frontispiece & 21 full page plates) and text illustrations (14), 6 pages of publishers advertisements and notices at rear, 118 pp. Frederick Starr was responsible for recruiting a group of Ainu to participate in the St Louis Exposition of 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition). He arrived in Hokkaido in Northern Japan in February of 1904. With the assistance of Reverend John Batchelor, Starr visited the Ainu and recruited the party for the Exposition and by late March arrived in Canada with the Ainu party on the return journey. This book relates his observations regarding the Ainu culture and way of life which he observed during his stay among the Ainu in Hokkaido. The Ainu party recruited by Starr is pictured on the frontispiece. It consisted of seven adults (4 male, 3 female) and two children (both female). While this book stops short of the actual Exposition, the group participated, along with many other native groups, as "living exhibits" at the Exposition. The book is a detailed and richly illustrated account of the Ainu as Starr found them in 1904. To see the cover and representative illustrations, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition.  #1904111108 - $200.00

 
  $185.00 ca 1905 - Grand Hotel Guidebook  #1905130804
Amenomori, N. (Nobusige):
Yokohama and Vicinity, The Grand Hotel, Limited (title page), The Grand Hotel, Limited, Guide Book for Yokohama and Immediate Vicinity not dated but ca 1905, textured green cloth, "The Grand Hotel Ltd" and "Yokohama and Vicinity" in gilt on front cover, printed by the "Japan Gazette Press," 32mo (pocket size,4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in - 11 x 14.5 cm), no plates in text, 65 numbered pages of guide book, 18 numbered pages of "Anglo-Japanese Conversation or Tourists," 60 pages of advertisements, color fold-out plan of Yokohama tipped at the spine to the inside back cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have scraped and rubbed areas, particularily along the edges and at the corners. Internally the book is very clean. There is no staining, foxing, or marking.  #1905130804 - $185.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1905 - Hair-Pin Calendar for 1906, T. Hasegawa
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
Hair-Pin Calendar for 1906, square 16mo (5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in - 13.8 x 13.8 cm), unusual format (square) for a Hasegawa book, calendar published in a book form, crepe paper, single silk tie, 8 folded pages, 16 pages total including covers. While the book is square, it is printed and tied to be read in a diamond format (cocked 45 degrees up and tied in the lower left corner). Because of the format, the folded (unseperated) edge on each page is the upper right edge. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over uncut) pages. The first page is an introduction. The next 12 pages each contain a one month calendar and woodblock illustrations applicable to that month and the associated hair-pin. For more information on this book, click here.

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  $500.00 1905 - Japan's Year, T. Hasegawa  #1905140301
Carrothers, Julia D.
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japan's Year, Illustrated by Japanese Artists, 1905 (Meiji 38), T. Hasegawa, 38 Yotsuya Hommura, Tokyo, blue cloth over boards covers embroidered with gold thread, silk ties or illustrated stiff wraps with thick string Yotsume toji binding, three single sheet crepe paper woodblock prints and the balance of the book is folded plain paper, 16 full page color woodblocks in addition to the 3 printed on crepe paper, numerous partial page color woodblock text illustrations, 8vo (7 1/8 x 9 3/4 in - 18 x 25 cm), 76 numbered pages (38 folded pages plus 3 single pages). The three single sheet crepe woodblock illustrations are not included in the numbered pages of 76. A majority of the text pages have woodblock print illustrations. Pages 75-76 are a listing of T. Hasegawa books. An unusual Hasegawa book because it contains color woodblock prints on crepe and non-crepe paper. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good(-) condition. The wraps have numerous scrapes, scuff marks and edge creases but no tears. The corners are worn. Internally there is scattered light foxing and staining. One folded page (pages numbered 15 and 16) is severed at the folded edge. The severed page is a text page. There is printing in the margin of page 26 but it appears to be the result of the printing process.  #1905140301 - $500.00

 
  $75.00 1905 - Joseph Hardy Neesima - Doshisha University, 3rd Edition  #1905041226
Davis, Reverend J.D. (Jerome Dean):
Joseph Hardy Neesima LL.D, President of Doshisha University, Kyoto, at the head of the title page reads, A Maker of New Japan, New York, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1905, third edition, 12mo, brown cloth, 16 black and white plates including a frontispiece portrait of Nessina, 156 pp. Joseph Hardy Neesima, a Japanese educated and ordained a Christian minister in America, bridged the gap between the Christian faith in the United States and the newly opened Meiji era Japan. He is probably best known as the founder of Doshisha University in Kyoto. The biography starts with birth in 1843 in Tokyo. In June of 1864 he began his one year voyage to Boston on the American schooner the Wild Rover. The owner of the ship, Alpheus Hardy, took him under his care and provided for his education at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass and Amherst College where he graduated in 1874. He was ordained an "evangelist" and appointed to the Japan Mission of the American Board. He returned to Japan in December of 1874 after raising funds to found a Christian college in his native country. The Christian school he first established was the genesis of the Doshisha University in Kyoto. The biography traces his life to his death in 1890. The biography was written by a close associate of Neesima and first published in the year of his death. It provides a remarkably detailed and well informed account of the man, his commitment to the Christian faith and his accomplishments, goals and ideals. To see the covers and sample plates, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is a private library bookplate (Ivanhoe Sunday School, Elgin Illinois) inside the front cover. Bottom edge untrimmed. Minor foxing outside the text pages but internally very clean.  #1905041226 - $75.00

 
  $145.00 1905 - Imperial Songs Translated by A. Lloyd  #1905101115
Lloyd, A. (translator):
Imperial Songs Being Poems by T.M. The Emperor and Empress of Japan, The Crown Prince and Princess, and other Imperial and Distinguished Personages, Translated by A. Lloyd, M.A., Imperial University, Tokyo. Sometime Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, Tokyo, The Kinkodo Publishing Co., 1905, large 8vo (7 7/8 x 11 1/2 in - 20 x 29 cm), flexible dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover, tissue guard protected title page, Japanese and English text, vignettes/decoration throughout English text, Japanese language colophon at the rear, introduction (i-vi), 159 pp. The book presents a series of songs by the Empress and Emperor and the Crown Prince and Princes and Court Ladies. Imperial songs in Japanese calligraphic characters are displayed on one page and the facing page contains the English translation. For images of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. There is an ink inscription ("Julian Street, Tokio - April 26, 1920") on the title page. Scattered light foxing throughout. There is a large damp stain (4 x 4 in) at the bottom right corner of the back cover. Evidence of the damp staining is faintly evident for approximately 15 page in from the back. There is some weakness in the binding but all pages remain firmly attached.  #1905101115 - $145.00

 
  $175.00 1905 - Japanese Types, 30 Lithographed Plates  #1905101115
Patton, Emily S. (text)
Schwabe, Minnie A. (illustrations) (d. 1918):
Japanese Types, Sketched with Brush and Pen by Minnie A. Schwabe and Emily S. Patton, Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh, LTD., large (8 3/8 x 11 in - 21.3 x 27.8 cm), 1905, paper over thick card covers, front board with decoration and lettering printed in blue, back cover blank, spine covered with paper, two cord ties, card stock paper throughout (.16 mm thick), free page at front, preface/list of subjects with lithographed illustrations, colophon at rear, 30 pages of text and 30 lithographed plates. The text, written by Emily Patton, appears to the left and the lithographed images, drawn by Millie A. Schwabe, to the right. Text is printed on the back of the preface/list of plates page and the back of each lithographed plate except for the back of the last lithographed plate which is blank. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. Boards are toned and the edges scuffed. Silk ties are in poor condition, trimmed and appear to be re tied. The spine covering is present but eroded or broken over approximately 65% of the area and missing in about 35%. The bottom right corner of the back board is broken/missing over a 3nbsp;xnbsp;2nbsp;cm area and chipped a further 2nbsp;cm up. The 2 adjoining text block pages have corner damage. There is a 4nbsp;xnbsp;2nbsp;cm eroded area to the back board in the area of the bottom tie. There is light foxing on the edges and to the text page. The text block is solid.   #1905160707 - $175.00

 
  $1850.00 1905-6 - The Russo-Japanese War, Taken by the Photographic Department of the Imperial Headquarters, K. Ogawa, Collotypes, 11 Volumes, First Army and Third Army   #1905110722
Military Survey Department
Ogawa Kazumasa (Halftone Plates):
The Russo-Japanese War, Taken by the Photographic Department of the Imperial Headquarters, Army (First and Third), 11 volumes, Tokyo, publisher - K. Ogawa, agents - Kelly & Walsh, "Copyright 1904, by The Military Survey Department," large oblong 4to (15 x 10 3/8 in - 38.4 x 26.4 cm), stiff red or charcoal gray paper wraps with silver lettering (Japanese an English) on front and black decoration on the back, two stab cord ties, spine covered, published on a monthly or semimonthly basis during Meiji 37 (1904) and Meiji 38 (1905), collotype plates, no text pages, reads Japanese style from back to front. All printing is in Japanese and English.

The parts each contain a title page, a "Contents" page and individually numbered collotype plates printed on one side of the plate only. On the average each part has 28+ plates. The plates have detailed captions in the margins. Some volumes contain unnumbered collotype plates immediately after the listing of plates ("Contents") page. These plates have images of high ranking officers. The unnumbered plates are not included in the "contents" list. This is a deluxe printing (collotype rather than halftone) of the plates that are found in the hard bound editions of this series that were published later. The plates are thick non-glossy paper with high quality collotype reproductions of the war images.

This unit is complete for the First Army and Third Army. It contains Volumes V, VI, XVII (First Army) and VII through XIV (Third Army).

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Heavy Set. This unit weighs 20 pounds packed. Postage will be quoted based upon the destination.

Condition. The books are in Good to Good+ condition. For all volumes the binding is solid. Most have tears to the spine covering or pieces missing. A few have string ties missing or broken. There is heavy foxing at the front and back and scattered light to moderate foxing throughout. A few plates have tears in the margin but no tears extend into the image area. This unit is complete for the First Army and Third Army.  #1905110722 - $1850.00

 
  $185.00 c1905 - Masterpieces by Hiroshige, Collection II, T. Hasegawa  #1906120108b
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Masterpieces by Hiroshige, Collection II, Tokyo, T. Hasegawa, c1905, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 in - 14.5 x 20.6 cm), 8 fold pages (includes front and back cover), high quality tannish hosho paper folded over stiffener paper, decorated silk covered flexible wraps bound with string ties in the Yotsume toji binding style, 16 pp. Twelve pages of color woodblock reproductions of Hiroshige works. The reproductions are on the front and back of each folded page with a tissue guard between pages. The front and back covers have color woodblock reproductions but they are not titled. This is the second book of Hiroshige woodblock reproductions in a series of three. I have not confirmed that the flexible silk cover wraps are an original Hasegawa binding or a later rebinding. This book is most often found bound with a single string tie and without flexible wraps. The books are the same in all other regards, to include the front and back covers. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. There are minor scrapes on the flexible wraps. Internally the book is clean and free of foxing, staining and toning. All of the folded edges have splits, most 60% or more of the fold. One folded page is completely broken at the fold. All tissue guards are present.  #1906120108b - $185.00

 
  $600.00 1906 - Reproductions of the Works of Korin & Kenzan - Kokka  #1906040603
Murayama, Jungo:
Choice Masterpieces of Korin and Kenzan, Tokyo, The Kokka Company, topographical work by Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, Meiji 39 (1906), folio (13 x 18 in - 33.3 x 45 cm), decorative cloth covered boards, paste on title in Japan, string ties, gilt edges, one page preface, one page table of contents, 11 numbered text pages in English with two text illustrations, 10 color woodblock prints tipped to thick card stock plates, decorative end-papers. One woodblock spans two plates. The numbered text pages include biographical information on Korin and Kenzan and a one paragraph discussion for each of the 10 plates depicting art by of these two artists. Each plate is protected by a descriptive tissue guard with information in English and Japanese. Korin was a leading 17th~18th century artist. Kenzan was a noted ceramics artist of the 17th~18th century. The woodblocks recreate six works by Korin and four works by Kenzan. The woodblocks are of very high quality and present many works that are very recognizable. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have several scrapes that break the cloth but the fabric is completely bound to the board. Silk covering spine is broken at the head and foot of the spine. Corners are lightly bumped and frayed. Internally the book is very clean. Minor staining on a few tissue guards. Plates are clean and bright. A very attractive book with excellent woodblock plates. Booksellers label inside the fornt cover.

Heavy book and additional postage will apply if mailed outside the United States.  #1906040603 - $600.00

 
  $245.00 1906 - Japanese Studies, 1st Edition, H.G. Ponting Photographs, K. Ogawa Black & White Collotypes, VG+  #1906150321
Ponting, H. G.
Ogawa, K. (Collotypes):
Japanese Studies by H. G. Ponting. F.R.G.S. Collotyped by K. Ogawa. F.R.P.S., published by K. Ogawa, Tokyo, distributed by Kelly Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, oblong 8vo (11 x 7 1/2 in 28 x 20 cm), 1906, bound Japanese style with blue and white string ties, head and foot of spine covered approximately 1 in with cloth, decorated (color) paper over cardboard covers, folded pages (with thin folded paper stiffener inside) separated by tissue guards, 52 Japanese scenes taken by the noted English photographer H. G. Ponting and printed in collotypes by Kazumasa Ogawa, pages unnumbered. The book was issued with black and white collotype plates and hand colored collotype plates. This book has the uncolored collotype plates. Images are various sizes with a typical image size of 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Each image has a descriptive title in the left or right margin and most have a relevant line of poetry below the image. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The cover edges are scraped and the corners bumped/slightly rounded. The spine covering is solid. There are no cuts or tears to the folded edges. There is heavy toning to the front free page. There are occasional smudges in the margins but the image are clean and free of faults.  #1906150321 - $245.00

 
  $235.00 1906 - Japanese Studies, 1st Edition, H.G. Ponting Photographs, K. Ogawa Black & White Collotypes, VG  #1906111118a
Ponting, H. G.
Ogawa, K. (Collotypes):
Japanese Studies by H. G. Ponting. F.R.G.S. Collotyped by K. Ogawa. F.R.P.S., published by K. Ogawa, Tokyo, distributed by Kelly Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, oblong 8vo (11 x 7 1/2 in 28 x 20 cm), 1906, bound Japanese style with blue and white string ties, head and foot of spine covered approximately 1 in with cloth, decorated (color) paper over cardboard covers, folded pages (with thin folded paper stiffener inside) separated by tissue guards, 52 Japanese scenes taken by the noted English photographer H. G. Ponting and printed in collotypes by Kazumasa Ogawa, pages unnumbered. The book was issued with black and white collotype plates and hand colored collotype plates. This book has the uncolored collotype plates. Images are various sizes with a typical image size of 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Each image has a descriptive title in the left or right margin and most have a relevant line of poetry below the image. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The cover edges are scraped and the corners bumped/slightly rounded. The spine covering at the top has breaks. There are no cuts or tears to the folded edges. The tissue guard between plates 32 and 33 has a one inch piece missing at the outside edge. There is a small "K & W" (Kelly & Walsh) hand stamp on the colophon. There is heavy toning to the front free page. There are occasional smudges in the margins but the image are clean and free of faults.  #1906111118a - $235.00

 
  $185.00 1906 - Kinse Shiriaku, A History of Japan (1853-1869)   #1906060924
Yamaguchi Uji (Shozan Yashi)
Satow, Ernest (translator)
Watanabe Shuziro (supplementary notes):
Kinse Shiriaku, A History of Japan from the First Visit of Commodore Perry in 1853 to The Capture of Hakodate by the Mikado's Forces in 1869, Translated from Japanese by Sir Ernest Mason Satow, Revised Edition with Supplementary Notes by Shuziro Watanabe, The Naigwai Shuppan Kyokwai, 12mo, (5 x 7 1/2 in - 12.8 x 18.7 cm) printed wraps, 178 pp. This work, originally translated in 1873, was produced by a government official in the Bakufu/Shogunate government (Foreign Department) and in the Imperial Government (Education Department). The title Kinse Shiriaku translates as "Short History of Recent Times." The author's purpose was to present an unbiased summary of the events that have passed since "...the sudden arrival of the American squadron in 1853 awoke Japan from the almost undisturbed slumber of the last two and one half centuries." The work begins with the arrival of Commodore Perry and the American squadron in July of 1853 and ends with the full restoration of power in the Meiji Emperor in 1869. This book is important in that it presents a succinct chronological flow of the major political, military, social and physical (tsunami an earthquakes) events that were occurring during this time (1853-1869). Great attention is given to the actions and reactions of the foreign powers then in Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Pieces of the covering are missing at the head and foot of the spine. The front 5-10 pages are heavily tanned. All the paper is light tan but it is not brittle and remains supple. Ink initials on a front free page but otherwise no markings internally. Four pages have strips torn away down the outside margin but this does not intrude into the text.  #1906060924 - $185.00

 
  $275.00 1906 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Focus on Women, Children, Music & Religion), K. Ogawa, VG   #1906090801
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 3rd edition, Meiji 39 (1906), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, spine covered, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The date which is found on the preface of the first edition is no longer present. The other 6 folded pages have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is women. The photographs include, 1) The "Suw Ari-Odori", 2) Backyard of a Tea House, 3) Venturing Out in the Rain, 4) "Sayonara" (Goodbye), 5) Letter Writing, 6) Morning Toilet, 7) Buddhist Priests Conspicuous, 8) Two Ladies in Full Dress, 9) The Cherry, 10) The "Amma" (Shampooer), 11) The"Kamishino" (Ancient Ceremonial Dress) and 12) Japanese Maiden. The last 3 images were changed in later editions of this book. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid and none of the pages are split or broken at the fold. There is scattered light foxing throughout.  #1906090801 - $275.00

 
  $185.00 1906 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Focus on Women, Children, Music & Religion), K. Ogawa, Good+   #1906090239
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 3rd edition, Meiji 39 (1906), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, spine covered, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is women. The photographs include, 1) The "Suw Ari-Odori", 2) Backyard of a Tea House, 3) Venturing Out in the Rain, 4) "Sayonara" (Goodbye), 5) Letter Writing, 6) Morning Toilet, 7) Buddhist Priests Conspicuous, 8) Two Ladies in Full Dress, 9) The Cherry, 10) The Amma, 11) The Kamishiro & 12) Japanese Maiden. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The last folded page has a spilt at the folded edge which is approximately 3/4 the length of the fold. The is light occasional foxing. Several small edge tears and folds/creases. There are vertical creases along the ouside of the pages. These are in the margin only and do not extend into the image area.  #1906090239 - $185.00

 
  $225.00 1906 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Focus on Women & Children - Pastimes & Customs), K. Ogawa   #1906130217
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 3rd edition, Meiji 39 (1906), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, spine covered, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The date which is found on the preface of the first edition is no longer present. The other 6 folded pages have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is women. The photographs include, 1. Children at Meals, 2. Mother and Her Baby, 3.Courtesans, 4. Working Men's Holiday, 5. A Miniature Garden at a Tea House, 6. Entertaining a Guest, 7. Cloth Dealer's Shop, 8. Summer Evening on the Shijo River, 9. A Well, 10. The "Jinrikisha" Riding on a Rainy Day, 11. The Ainus at Dinner and 12. A Matsuri (Temple Festival). The last 3rd and 4th images were changed in later editions of this book. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good++ condition. It is clean and free of foxing and staining. Minor edge breaks. One page has a small folded edge break (ca 1 inch) and corner fold. There are no other tears or breaks to the folded edge. There is an indentation which does not break the paper which extends through the front cover and into the first two folded pages. Inside the back cover has paper adhering which is ca 1 inch x 1/2 inch. Condition of this book is much better than normal for these books.  #1906130217 - $225.00

 
  $275.00 1906 - The Ceremonies of a Japanese Wedding, 2nd Edition, Tamamura, Kobe, Hand Tinted Collotypes  #1906081237a
Tamamura, Photographer, Kobe:
The Ceremonies of A Japanese Marriage, Kobe, Tamamura, Photographer, Kobe, Meiji 39 (1906), 2nd edition, oblong 8vo (7 x 10 1/4 in - 18.2 x 26 cm), English language, hand colored title page on textured paper, no introduction, 19 hand colored collotype plates with captions and protected by tissue guards, hard boards covered with silk type fabric, spine covered in same fabric, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). Pictorial depiction of several aspects of a Japanese marriage. Spans the sequence of events which include the male meeting with a "match-maker" and the actual marriage ceremony (a series of several pictures). This edition does not contain a 20th plate which is an image of the wedding gifts. A 20th plate (wedding gifts) was added to later editions starting with the 5th edition of 1916. Editions 1-7 spanned the period from 1905-1920. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The boards are in Good condition with significant fading and damage to the edges of the fabric covering. Internally the plates are in Very Good condition with no foxing, staining or aging. All tissue guards are present.  #1906081237a - $275.00

 
  $1975.00 1906-7 - Masterpieces Selected from the Ukiyoye School, Volume I & II, Shimbi Shoin  #1906070726a & 1907070726b
Tajima Shiichi (editor)
Omura Seigai (text)
Goodrich, Joseph King (translation into English):
Masterpieces Selected from the Ukiyoye School, Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo, 1906 & 1907, Volume I and II of a five volume set, folio (13 1/2 x 19 1/2 in - 34.2 x 49.5 cm), silk covered boards with a woodblock illustration on the front board, edges beveled, spine covered in decorated silk cloth, purple silk ties, title in English in gilt on front board, top and bottom page edges in gilt, text in English. A total of 73 plates of which 63 are color woodblocks. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with information in English regarding the plate that follows. There are numerous black and white text illustrations in the text pages. While most are woodcuts, a few are collotypes. Issued with a straw textured folding case with ivory type clasps. According to Shimbi Shoin catalogues "Regular" and "Special" editions were issued in a total quantity of 600 sets. Each volume in a set contains a numbered limitation (these are 22 of 600) statement indicating the number of the set out of 600 sets.

  • Volume I. 40 plates (32 color woodblock and 8 black and white collotype), 40 text pages (preface - v-viii and numbered pages 1-36). Volume I deals with the "Genre Before and About the Keicho and the Kwanyei Parts," Matabei Iwasa and the Hishikawa School. The following schools and artists are discussed and their art reproduced: Kano School, Tosa School, Hideyori Kano, Naisen Kano, Mata Iwasa, Moronobu Hishikawa, Morofusa Hishikawa, Moroshige Hishikawa, Morohira Hishikawa, Wawo Hishikawa, Tomofusa Hishikawa, Morotsugi Furuyama and Moromasa Furuyama.

  • Volume II. 33 plates (31 color woodblock and 2 black and white collotype), 38 text pages (pages 37-74). Volume II deals with the Miyagawa School and the Kasukawa School. The following schools and artists are discussed and their art reproduced: Choshun Miyagawa, Shunsui Katsu-Miyagawa, Choki Miyagawa; Masayuki Miyagawa, Issho Miyagawa,Shinsui Katsukawa, Shunsho Katsukawa, Shuncho Katsukawa, Shunye Katsukawa, Shunko Katsukawa, Shundo Katsukawa, Shunkaku, Shunjo, Shunkyo, Shunko, Shunrin, Shunkyoku, Shunsen, Shungyo, Kyokko Katsukawa, Shuntei Katsukawa, Shunsen Katsukawa, Shunzan Katsukawa, Shuntoku and Shundo Katsukawa.

Information on both volumes is available here - Volume I and here - Volume II.

Condition. Both volumes (Vol I & II) are in Very Good condition. Folding cases for both volumes are present and also in Very Condition with clasps present and no tears and only minor separation at the seams. There is foxing to both volumes. The foxing in Volume I is light while in volume II it is heavier and I could call it medium. The foxing is primarily to the non-plate pages (including the tissue guards). Foxing on the plates is generally in the margin and back and only occasionally in the image area of the plate. Both volumes have all plates and text pages. Volume II is missing the Listing of Plates and a 8 x 10 copy of the listing is included. Otherwise, the two volumes are complete in all respects.

Heavy books (24 pounds packed) and extra postage will apply and be quoted based upon the destination.  #1906070726a & 1907070726b - $1975.00

 
  $275.00 1907 - The "Ceremonial Tea" Observance in Japan, Tamamura/Takagi  #1907130955
Tamamura (K.), Kobe (Publisher)
Takagi, T (Proprietor):
The "Ceremonial Tea" Observance in Japan, Kobe, "Tamamura, No 16 Sannomiyacho, Photographer and Art Publisher, T. Takagi, Proprietor," Meiji 40 (1907), oblong 8vo (7 x 10 in - 18 x 25.5 cm), English language, hand colored front cover/title page, one page "Introduction," one page "Explanation" of the significance of the tea ceremony by H. Spencer, 15 hand colored collotype plates with descriptive text below each image, plates protected by tissue guards, silk type cloth over cardboard with handcolored illustration recessed in the front board, double string ties, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). A pictorial essay on the tea ceremony in Japan at the turn of the 20th century.. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is minor wear on the edges, particularly the foredges of the front and back cover. The bottom right corner is bumped and this carries through on all the pages. The corner crease does not enter the caption or image area. The book is very clean and far above average for this book.  #1907130955 - $275.00

 
  $295.00 1907 - The Rice in Japan, Tamamura/Takagi, Very Good+  #1907130521
Tamamura (K.), Kobe (Publisher)
Takagi, T (Proprietor):
The Rice in Japan, Kobe, "Tamamura the Photographer, T. Takagi Proprietor," Meiji 40 (1907), oblong 8vo (7 1/4 x 10 in - 18.2 x 25.5 cm), silk over cardboard, two string ties, English language, color lithograph inside cover with title, no title page, two page introduction, 20 hand colored collotype plates with captions each protected by tissue guard, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). A pictorial account of the planting, cultivation, harvesting, processing and use of rice in Japan. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is solid. The pages have light browning but are pliable/supple, not brittle. All tissue guards are present but one has a 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch tear in the upper right corner. There is an ink manuscript signature ("Lila L. Dorland") on the inside of the front cover. A loose sheet book list for "Tamamura," Photographer and Art Publisher is present.  #1907130521 - $295.00

 
  $150.00 1907 - The Rice in Japan, Tamamura/Takagi, Good+  #1907160505
Tamamura (K.), Kobe (Publisher)
Takagi, T (Proprietor):
The Rice in Japan, Kobe, "Tamamura the Photographer, T. Takagi Proprietor," Meiji 40 (1907), oblong 8vo (7 1/4 x 10 in - 18.2 x 25.5 cm), silk over cardboard, two string ties, English language, color lithograph inside cover with title, no title page, two page introduction, 20 hand colored collotype plates with captions, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). A pictorial account of the planting, cultivation, harvesting, processing and use of rice in Japan. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The binding is solid. However, the top string tie is loose and not firmly tied. The pages have light browning but are pliable/supple, not brittle. No tissue guards are present and there is evidence they have been removed. No marking or staining. The plates are all present and clean and solid.  #1907160505 - $150.00

 
  $175.00 1908 - Dichtergrusse aus dem Osten, Elfte Auflage (11th Printing), Crepe Paper, T. Hasegawa  #1908150507
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Dichtergrusse aus dem Osten, Japanische Dichtungen von K. Florenz, "Vierzehntes Tausend" (14th Thousand), illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), distributed by C.F. Amelang's Verlag, Leipzig, Meiji 41 (1908), large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 96 numbered pages, 104 pages total including the covers (52 folded pages). For general information on this book, click here. This book has the original issue wrap-around case as well as an added later slip case.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. There is a typical .5 cm vertical indentation band along the outside edge of the front cover. This can be seen here here. There is no foxing, staining or markings. The binding is strong and stab ties solid and clean. Spine covering is complete and unbroken. None of the pages are cut or broken at the folded edge. The wrap around case is present and in VG+ condition. The covers and wrap-around case can be seen here. The slip case can be seen here.  #1908150507 - $175.00

 
  $875.00 1908 - Prehistoric Japan by Munro, Scarce 1st Edition   #1908050502
Munro, Neil Gordon:
Prehistoric Japan, Yokohama, 1st edition, 1908, 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 16 x 22 cm), blue cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and blindstamp design outlined in red on front cover, top edge gilt, color (chromolithograph) frontispiece, large color folding map and numerous illustrations (including 421 listed figures), i-xvii followed by errata sheet with 7 corrections, 1 advertisement at back, 705 pp. A important record of archaeological finds in Japan. The book covers the early period of Japanese archaeological finds. It records a wealth of artifacts with extensive illustrations. Chapters include Paleolithic Phase, Neolithic Sites, Habitations, Implements and Utensils, Weapons, The Ceramic Art, Diet, Dress and Social Relations, Intermediate Pottery, Some Bronze Vestiges, Yamato Sites and Sepulchres, Yamato Relics of Metal and Stone, Yamato Pottery, Yamato Social Life and Relations and The Prehistoric Races. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front end page has a seal, a handstamped image of a man and a signature ("Arnold Genthe"). Head and foot of spine are soft and lightly frayed. Corners are lightly bumped and very lightly frayed. Edges have a few scrapes Light foxing and toning at the front and back but the text is clean and free of foxing and stains. Plates are clean and solid. Pages 535 & 615 have soiling in the margins.  #1908050502 - $875.00

 
  $145.00 1908 - In Togo's Country  #1908050502
Schwartz, Henry B.:
In Togo's Country, Some Studies in Satsuma and Other Little Know Parts of Japan, Cincinnati - Jennings and Graham, New York - Eaton and Mains, 1908, 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 in - 14 x 24 cm), cloth decorated cover (spine and front board decorated), top edge gilt, 15 full plate black and white halftone photographic illustrations and 35 smaller black and white halftone photographic illustrations merged into the text, 233 pp. Schwartz takes the reader on a narrated and illustrated tour of various areas of Japan and it's culture that are out of the main stream for books of this period. Geographic areas covered include Satsuma (Kagoshima), Loo Choo ("A Forgotten Kingdom"), Hirosaki to Akita ("Snow-Clad Japan"), Shimoda (Townsend Harris, First American Consulate) and Nagasaki. Specific cultural matters covered include the Japanese Inn, Japanese Bath, Writing ("Bird Tracks"), Earthquakes and Japan After the War. An interesting and well illustrated view of Japan at the turn of the century. The Okinawa/Loo Choo section is of particular note. It spans approximately 1/5+ of the book (50+ pages and 16 illustrations) and is perhaps one of the most comprehensive discussions of Okinawan history, politics, cultural practices and Christian missionaries (Bettelheims) written at the dawn of the 1900's. A very scarce illustrated account of Okinawa during the Meiji era. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The boards are slightly soiled. The head and foot of the spine are rubbed. The binding is solid with no damage to the hinges. Internally there are no markings, staining or other such faults. A Near Fine book.  #1908160318 - $145.00

 
  $325.00 1908~10 - Sword and Blossom Poems, Volumes I, II & III, Yotsuya Hommura Address  1908081102
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Kimura, Shotaro
Peake, Charlotte M. A.:

Volume I.
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume I, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, Japan (38 Yotsuya Hommura), 1909, 2nd edition, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 13 x 18.5 cm), crepe over board covers, contents printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 34 pp. The first Blossom song is "Snow" and the first Sword song is "Waiting." Colophon indicates a printing date of Meiji 42 (1909).2.1. This is the second printing of Volume I. The Yotsuya Hommura address is stated in the colophon only. For more information on the contents of this book, click here.

Volume II.
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume II, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), Japan, 1908, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18 cm), crepe over padded board covers, contents printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 34 pp. This is volume two from the three volume set of "Sword and Blossom" poems. The first Blossom song is "Sorrow" and the first Sword song is "A Patriot". The colophon indicates a printing date of Meiji 41 (1908).8.1. The Yotsuya Hommura address is stated on the title page and in the colophon. I have seen this book with two slightly different covers (shown above). For more information on the contents of this book, click here.

Volume III.
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume III, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), Japan, 1910, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 13 x 18.5 cm), crepe over board covers, printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 54 pp. The first Blossom song is "From My Window" and the first Sword song is "The Forlorn Hope." In addition to the "Sword" and "Blossom" poems, this volume has a section of "Love" poems. The colophon states a printing date of Meiji 43 (1910).10.10. The Yotsuya Hommura address is stated on the title page and in the colophon. For more information on the contents of this book, click here.

To see the covers of all three books and the wrap around case, click here.

Condition. This is a matched set with all books carrying the 38 Yotsuya Hommura address. Each book in the set is in Very Good condition. There is light fading and minor scrapes along the top and bottom edges of the covers. The corners are very lightly bumped and some of the tips are broken. Covers are tight and the contents bright and free of faults. There is a blue wrap around case that is in Good condition. The case is heavily faded and has numerous chips. There is pencil writing on inside of the portion with the ties. None of the hinges/joints of the wrap around case are broken.

This is a light but bulky set. Additional postage charges will be applicable for shipment to an address outside the US.  1908081102 - $325.00

 
  $175.00 1909 - Sword & Blossom Poems, Volume I, (2nd ed) Yotsuya Hommura Address  #1909040724a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Kimura, Shotaro
Peake, Charlotte M. A.:
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume I, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), 1909, 2nd edition, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 13 x 18.5 cm), crepe over board covers, contents printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 24 pages with color woodblock illustrations, a total of 32 pp. This is volume one from the three volume set of "Sword and Blossom" poems. The first Blossom song is "Snow" and the first Sword song is "Waiting." Colophon indicates a printing date of Meiji 42 (1909).2.1. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition.   #1909040724a - $175.00

 
  $175.00 1910 - Sword & Blossom Poems, Volume III, Yotsuya Hommura Address   #1910070101c
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Kimura, Shotaro
Peake, Charlotte M. A.:
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume III, T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (38 Yotsuya Hommura), 1910, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 13 x 18.5 cm), crepe over board covers, printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 39 pages with color woodblock illustrations, a total of 50 pp. This is volume three from the three volume set of "Sword and Blossom" poems. The first blossom song is "From My Window" and the first Sword song is "The Forlorn Hope." In addition to the "Sword" and "Blossom" poems, this volume has a section of "Love" poems. The colophon states a printing date of Meiji 43 (1910).10.10. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. Clean and bright with no faults on the covers or internally.  #1910070101c - $175.00

 
  $175.00 c1914 - Sword & Blossom Poems, Volume III, Kami Negishi Address   #1910040110
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Kimura, Shotaro
Peake, Charlotte M. A.:
Sword and Blossom Poems from the Japanese, Volume III, T. Hasegawa, 17 Kami Negishi, Tokyo, Japan, c1914, large 16mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 13 x 18.5 cm), crepe over board covers, printed on hosho paper (high quality paper) pages, 39 pages with color woodblock illustrations, a total of 50 pp. This is volume three from the three volume set of "Sword and Blossom" poems. The first blossom song is "From My Window" and the first Sword song is "The Forlorn Hope." In addition to the "Sword" and "Blossom" poems, this volume has a section of "Love" poems. The colophon states a printing date of Meiji 43 (1910).10.10. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Three areas of water stain on front and back, not affecting the texture of crepe paper binding but discoloration is noticeable. Light tanning and pale ghost of tape residue on endpapers. Hinges sound and corners sharp.  #1910040110 - $175.00

 
  $975.00 1908 - Japanese and Chinese Paintings Collotypes and Woodblocks - Kokka  #1908040421
Murayama, Jungo:
A Gallery of Japanese and Chinese Paintings, Tokyo, The Kokka Publishing Company (Yazaemon-cho, Kyobashi-ku), folio (17 x 12 in), 100 plates (72 in black and white collotype and 28 tipped in color woodblock prints), gold and green brocade silk over boards, string tied. All plates are on thick card stock paper. Of the color plates 19 are of Japanese art and 8 are of Chinese art. The plates is protected by a descriptive tissue guards with information in English and Japanese. Each tissue guard provides information on the art and notes it's location. At times two plates are consolidated and have only one descriptive tissue guard before the first plate. All plates are on thick card stock paper. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is fraying of the cloth along the edges and corners. One place at the top has a 1/4 tear of the cloth. Internally the plates are very clean with no damage to the image areas or tissue guards. There is some darkening of the plate margins, particularly along the outside edge. Faint water staining to the very bottom edge of a few leaves. Significant loss of fabric covering the spine.

Heavy book and additional postage will apply.  #1908040421 - $975.00

 
  $295.00 1908 - The "Ceremonial Tea" Observance in Japan, Tamamura/Takagi  #1908091140
Tamamura
Takagi
The "Ceremonial Tea" Observance in Japan, Kobe, "Tamamura, No 16 Sannomiyacho, Photographer and Art Publisher, T. Takagi, Proprietor," Meiji 41 (1908), oblong 8vo (7 x 10 in - 18 x 25.5 cm), English language, hand colored front cover/title page, one page "Introduction," one page "Explanation" of the significance of the tea ceremony by H. Spencer, 15 hand colored collotype plates with descriptive text below each image, plates protected by tissue guards, silk type cloth over cardboard with handcolored illustration recessed in the front board, double string ties, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). A pictorial essay on the tea ceremony in Japan at the turn of the 20th century. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The front and back inside hinge are cracked but the binding is solid. The spine covering is complete. The top edge of the front cover is scraped. There is a blue, ink type, mark on the front cover above the insert image and running onto it. There is another blue line running across "Obser" on the inside cover/title page. Internally the book is very clean with no marking, toning or staining. The colophon page has a vertical crease.  #1908091140 - $295.00

 
  $600.00 1909 - Masterpieces Selected from the Maruyama School, Volumes I & II, Shimbi Shoin  #1909091215b
Tajima Shiichi (editor)
Masterpieces Selected from the Maruyama School, Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo, 1909 (Meiji 42), Volume I and II of a two volume set, folio (13 1/2 x 19 1/2 in - 34.2 x 49.5 cm), silk covered boards with a woodblock illustration on the front board, edges beveled, spine covered in decorated silk cloth, purple silk ties, title in English in gilt on front board, top and bottom page edges in gilt, text in English, 101 plates (36 color woodblock and 65 black and white collotype), 9 text pages (thin paper folded). For more information on this set, click here.

Condition. Volume I is in Good+ condition. The covers are lightly soiled and the edges scraped. The bottom ties are present but unknotted. This results in looseness to the binding. Internally the plates are clean and free of faults except starting at plate 41 there is a waterstained area in the upper right corner which starts at 1/4 at tip of corner and grows progressively larger to a stain 1 x 2 in on the inside back cover. The waterstain does not enter the image area. Volume II is in Very Good condition. Volume II has an armorial bookplate of "Louis C. Tiffany" inside the front cover. The covers are lightly soiled and the edges scraped. The binding is solid. The plates are clean and free of faults. Most plates are Volume I and II are in Fine condition. The folded text pages are unbroken at the fold and clean and free of marking. The inside of a front blank pages in each volume have evidence of pencil writing erasure. There is no wrap-around case for Volume I. The wrap-around case for volume II is present but heavily stain with several pieces missing. The hinges on the wrap-around case are broken or weak but the pieces are not detached.

Heavy set which weighs 20 pounds when packed. Extra postage charges apply and will be quoted based upon the destination.  #1909091215b - $600.00

 
  $450.00 1909 - Vol 1, One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art, Shimbi Shoin  #1909060623
Masaki, Naohiko (Preface/Editor):
One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School, Shimbi Shoin (13 Shinsakana-Cho, Kyobashi-Ku), 1909, first edition, Volume 1 of a two volume set, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 49.5 x 34 cm), silk covered boards, blue string tied, spine covered in decorated silk, detailed table of plates, 50 plates in color and monochrome, pictorial cloth boards, black on bronze, paper labels on front covers, clasped chitsu case for each volume. Introduction of 23 pages, 50 (of 100 in the 2 volume set) plates (6 in color in Volume 1). The color plates are color woodcuts and are tipped in. The monochrome plates are black and white collotypes printed directly onto the page. Maohiko Masaki, the editor/preface writer, was the Director of the Tokyo Fine Arts School at the time of publication. In this volume there is a 2 page preface, a three page table of plates (for both volumes) and 23 text pages (11 Chapters) discussing the various periods (593~1867) of the art reproduced in the plates. Each plate is on thick, high quality, paper stock and protected by a descriptive tissue guard. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over uncut) pages. For more information on this book, click here

Condition. This is Volume 1 only of a two volume set. The book is in Very Good condition. The bottom right corner is bumped. There is evidence of waterstaining on the inside back cover but not anywhere else in the books. The plates are clean and free of faults. The folding case is in Good condition with splitting along some seams and the two clasps missing.

Heavy Book. Additional postage will apply and will be quoted based upon the destination.  #1909060623 - $450.00

 
  $250.00 1909 & 1914 - Atlas of Japanese Vegetation, Set XIII+, and Set XV, M. Miyoshi   #1909140701
This unit contains Set XIII (1909) which consists of the wrapper/folder, the pamphlet and the collotype plates (numbers 86-92). The unit includes loose plates number 9-13 which are from Set II. The wrapper and pamphlet from Set II are not present, only the 5 collotype plates. The unit also contains Set XV (1914) with the wrapper/folder, the pamphlet and the collotype plates (numbers 102-7). There is a total of 18 collotype plates in this unit..

Miyoshi, Manabu (editor):
Atlas of Japanese Vegetation: Phototype Reproductions of Photographs of Wild and Cultivated Plants as Well as the Plant-Landscapes of Japan, with Explanatory Text, edited by M. Miyoshi, D. Sci, Professor of Botany Science, College, Imperial University of Tokio,, 1905-1914, Tokyo, The Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha (Z.P. Maruya & Co., Ltd.), composed of 15 separately issued "Sets" numbered from I to XV, large 8vo, 107 black and white collotype plates and 15 pamphlets.

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Content of this Unit. This unit contains Set XIII which is composed of the wrapper/folder, pamphlet and collotype plates (numbers 86-92). Also included are plates number 9-13 which are from Set II. The wrapper or pamphlet from Set II are not present, only the 5 collotype plates.

Condition.

  • Wrappers. The wrappers are in Poor condition. Both wrappers are completely severed at the spine. The wrapper for Set XV has a paste-on library index/summary page. You can see that here.

  • Pamphlets. The pamphlets (Set XIII & XV) are in Very Good condition. There is an oval library handstamp on the front cover of Set XV.

  • Collotype Plates. The plates are in Good to Very Good condition. They have moderate age toning but the paper remains pliable/flexible, not brittle. The image areas have areas of foxing. Some plates have areas of foxing in the margins and a few have heavy foxing on the back.  #1909140701 - $250.00

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  Sold 1909 - Fine Arts of the Far East, 8 Volumes, "Japan Paintings," Deluxe Edition  #1909040512
Omura, Seigai (Introductory Volume)
Tajima, Shiichi (Editor):
History of Japanese Pictorial Art With Explanatory Notes on and Critical Descriptions of Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Arts of the Far East (Tôyô Bijutsu Taikwan) (1 volume) and Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Art of the Far East (Tôyô Bijutsu Taikwan), (7 volumes), (Deluxe Edition, 8 volume set), The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-cho, Kyobashi-ku), 1909, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 50 x 34 cm), 1 history (text) volume (182 pages with numerous collotype and woodcut illustrations) and 7 volumes of art reproductions with 485 plates (145 are color woodblock prints and 340 are black and white collotypes), bound Japanese style, decorated cloth, purple silk threads, two edges gilt (top & bottom). Fifteen plates are folding (3 color woodblocks and 12 black and white collotypes). This Deluxe Edition contains more color plates than the regular edition and many of the color woodblock plates are executed on silk. It is not designated "Deluxe" on the title page and that is determined by the number of color woodblock plates and the fact that several are on silk. For more information on these 8 volumes, click here.

These 8 volumes, often called the "Japanese Paintings" series, are part of a set of 16 volumes (8 volumes - Japanese paintings, 5 volumes - Chinese paintings and 3 volumes - sculptures).

Condition. The set is in very good condition. The individual books are clean and bright with occasional light foxing but only in the margins. All The folding case are clean but a couple have a clasp fastener missing. Overall a very attractive and well preserved set.

Heavy Book Set. Additional postage will apply and will be quoted based upon the destination.  #1909040512 - Sold

 
  Sold 1910~1918 - Fine Arts of the Far East, 5 Volumes, "Chinese Painting," Deluxe Edition  #1910100235
Tajima Shiichi (Editor, Volumes VIII & IX)
Kubota, Kanroku (Editor, Volumes X - XII
Omura Seigai (Original Text):
Masterpieces Selected from the Fine Art of the Far East (Tôyô Bijutsu Taikwan), a 5 volume set, "Chinese Paintings, I-V," The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-cho, Kyobashi-ku), 1909 (Volumes VIII & IX), 1918 (Second Edition, Volumes X-XII), folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 50 x 34 cm), 5 volumes of art reproductions of Chinese art held in collections in Japan, 307 plates (57 are color woodblock prints and 250 are black and white collotypes), bound Japanese style, decorated cloth, purple silk threads, two edges gilt (top & bottom), 96 pages of text. Volumes X-XII are "Deluxe Edition" and contain more color plates than the regular edition and many of the color woodblock plates are executed on silk. They are, however, not designated "Deluxe" on the title page and that is determined by the number of color woodblock plates and the fact that several are on silk. For more information on these 5 volumes, click here.

These 5 volumes, often called the "Chinese Paintings" series, are part of a set of 16 volumes (8 volumes - Japanese paintings, 5 volumes - Chinese paintings and 3 volumes - sculptures).

Condition. The books and folding cases are in Very Good condition. The bindings are solid and covers free of faults. Internally, the books have light to moderate foxing in the margins of the plates and on some text pages. The first two volumes (Volumes VIII-IX) have very little foxing. The last three volumes (Volumes X-XII) have moderate foxing. The foxing on plates is confined almost entirely to the margins and backs. All folded text pages are sound and uncut/unbroken at the fold. The folding cases are sound with only light wear along the folds. The books have been carefully reviewed against the listings of plates for completeness. One plate (#158 - "Snowcapped peaks in a blast" - Volume X) is missing. I believe this was a black and white collotype plate. There is no evidence that it was removed and the absence appears to have been an error in the compilation/binding process. All other plates are present. The five volumes contain 306 plates (57 color woodblocks prints and 249 black and white collotypes).

Heavy Book Set. Additional postage will apply and will be quoted based upon the destination.  #1910100235 - Sold

 
  $250.00 1910 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Women & Children), Good, K. Ogawa   #1910050301
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 1910, 5th Edition, 8vo, 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is women, children, music and priests of Japan. The photographs include, 1) The "Suw Ari-Odori", 2) Backyard of a Tea House, 3) Venturing Out in the Rain, 4) "Sayonara" (Goodbye), 5) Letter Writing, 6) Morning Toilet, 7) Buddhist Priests Conspicuous, 8) Two Ladies in Full Dress, 9) The Cherry, 10) A Blind Street Musician, 11) The "Dai-Kagura" & 12) Japanese Babies. The book is in a horizontal format and measures 10 x 7 1/2 in - 25 x 19 cm. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ conditon. One double fold page is completely severed.  #1910050301 - $250.00

 
  $225.00 1910 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Customs & Ceremonies), Fine, K. Ogawa   #1910041133
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 1910, 5th Edition, 8vo, 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan. The photographs include, 1) greeting, 2) maple garden, 3) marriage ceremony, 4) playing the koto, 5) hanami, flower picnic, 6) wrestling match, 7) the jinrikisha, 8) amevy - taffy puller, 9) shiori - dry bed fishing, 10) picking tea, 11) sewing and 12) basket peddler. The book is in a horizontal format and measures 10 x 7 1/2 in - 25 x 19 cm. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine conditon. As nice a copy of this book as you can expect to find.  #191004133 - $225.00

 
  $175.00 1910 - Japanese Poetry by B.H. Chamberlain  #1910080947
Chamberlain, Basil Hall:
Japanese Poetry, London, John Murray, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hongkong & Singapore, Kelly & Walsh, Limited, printed by the Press of The Box of Curios Printing and Publishing Co., Yokohama, 1910, 8vo, navy blue buckram, 260 pp. The book is organized into four chapters. Chapter I is "Poems from the "Man-Yoshu." (ballads, love songs, elegies & miscellaneous poems). Chapter II is "Poems from the "Kokin-shu." Part III is "Lyric Dramas." Part IV is "Basho and the Epigram." The preface notes that "... the translations forming Parts I, II and III of this volume were first published thirty years ago, and have long been out of print. The title page gives Chamberlain's title as "Emeritus Professor of Japanese and Philology in the Imperial University of Tokyo." To see the covers, title page and table of contents, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. It has been rebound. The binding is solid. The pages are very lightly toned and there is scattered light foxing, particularly at the front and rear.  #1910080947 - $175.00

 
  $475.00 1910 - Historic Gardens in Kyoto, Stone Work, 46 Collotype Plates, Yamada Unso-do  #1910110611
Yamada Unso-do:
Historic Gardens in Kyoto, Historic Glimpses of Stone Works, Stone lanterns, stone lavers, stone bridges and stone well curbs, Kyoto, Yamada Unso-Do, Meiji 43 (1910), 4to (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. - 26.8 x 36.5 cm), dark green silk boards, title in gilt (Historic Gardens in Kyoto) in English on the front board, string tied, spine partially covered with silk fabric (8.5 cm top and bottom), cord ties, 46 high quality black and white collotype plates with descriptive tissue guards, title and introduction merged into a single page and presented in English and Japanese, list of plates in English and Japanese, unpaginated but 4 pages of text (introduction and list of plates in English & Japanese) printed one side only, followed 46 collotype plates printed one side only and colophon at the back. This is an extraordinary pictorial tour of the stone artifacts associated with gardens in the Kyoto area at the turn of the 20th century. The majority of the items are stone lantern but also included are miniature stone pagodas, stone bridges, stone well curbs and stone lavers (basins). The photographs are well executed and finely reproduced through the collotype printing process which allows for the full range of tone and precise detail. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard which has detailed information regarding the image in Japanese and English. For more information on this book, click here.

Heavy Book. This book weighs 10 pounds packed. Postage to a destination outside the US will be quoted based upon the ship to country.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The edges of the covers are worn and unraveling in several places. The spine coverings are broken and chipped. The front blank free paper is heavily toned and creased. The four text pages have heavy toning. The plates and tissue guards are in Fine condition with almost no toning. A few of the tissue guards have small tears (less than 1 in) but they do not enter text area. All images listed (92) are present on the 46 plates. While the text block remains solid, there is some looseness in between it and the covers.  #1910110611 - $475.00

 
  $600.00 c1910 - Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. I. II and III, Type 2, Matched Set  #1910110313
Tamamura, Kozaburo :
Japanese Views and Characters, Volumes I, II and III, publisher not stated, ca 1910, horizontal 8vo (6 x 9 in - 15.2 x 23 cm), each book with 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions in English, tissue guards, hard boards covered with fabric, string tied, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). The hand coloring of the collotype plates in these books is well executed with a wide range of colors employed, to include pastels. For more information on this set, click here.

Matched Set.

This is a matched set. The boards are all covered with the same fabric and the cover illustrations are very similar and have the same theme which is a lakeside cottage with a boat in the foreground. The books are all the same size.

Condition.

General Comments Regarding Volumes I, II and III. All three books are in Very Good condition. The covers have wear which is primarily confined to the edges which have scraped areas. As usual, the inside front and back hinges are cracked. Throughout there are small smudges in the margins of the plates. All plates are protected by tissue guards. The condition of the spine covering is discussed below. The bindings are solid but not tight as the plates are held in place completely by the string ties and these have loosened. These books were issued with approximately 1 in of the spine covered with a silk type cloth at the top and bottom.

Specific Comments:

Volume I, Type 2. One plate (Cherry Blossoms and Jinrikisha) has a tear in starting in the right margin and extending 1 cm into the collotype image. The spine covering (top and bottom) is present but both are broken.

Volume II, Type 2. The "Tea Picking plate is inserted upside down. The top and bottom spine covering are both missing.

Volume III, Type 2. The "Cherry Blossoms at Uyeno, Tokyo" plate has a discolored area at the bottom middle and it extends into the image area. The bottom spine covering is present and the top spine covering is missing.

  #1910110313 - $600.00

 
  $145.00 c1910 - Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. II (Type 3b) (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya)  #1910110349b
Tamamura, Kozaburo :
Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. II (Yokohama, Kamakura, Fuji and Nagoya), ca 1910, horizontal 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 16 x 23 cm), 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions in English, tissue guards, hard boards covered with fabric, string tied, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). The hand coloring of the collotype plates in these books is well executed with a wide range of colors employed, to include pastels. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good Condition. The covers are lightly soiled. The corners are bumped and scraped. There is a slight upward bow to the covers at the fore-edge. Internally clean. There is discoloration along the edges of the title page. The plates are clean and free of foxing or staining. One plate has a dog-ear in the upper right corner but it does not enter the image area.  #1910110349b - $145.00

 
  $165.00 c1910 - Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. III (Type 1, Tamamura) (Tokio and Nikko)  #1910161019
Tamamura, Kozaburo:
Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. III (Tokio and Nikko), ca 1910, Tamamura, Photographer, 16. Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan, horizontal 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in - 16 x 24 cm), 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions in English, tissue guards, hard boards covered with fabric, string tied, un paginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). The hand coloring of the collotype plates in these books is well executed with a wide range of colors employed, to include pastels. To see the covers and title page, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have light soiling/staining, primarily along the edges. The binding is solid and the interior is clean and free of faults. All tissue guards are present.  #1910161019 - $165.00

 
  $145.00 c1910 - Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. III (Type 1b) (Tokio and Nikko)  #1910100623
Tamamura, Kozaburo:
Japanese Views and Characters, Vol. III (Tokio and Nikko), ca 1910, horizontal 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in - 16 x 24 cm), 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions in English, tissue guards, hard boards covered with fabric, string tied, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). The hand coloring of the collotype plates in these books is well executed with a wide range of colors employed, to include pastels. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The front and back covers are lightly soiled There is no spine covering. There is a discolored spot (2 x 1 cm) spot on at the top edge of the front cover. The text block is slightly loose but the binding is solid. The tissue guards and photograph pages have light wrinkling. There are a corner chips and edge scraps on the first and last 5 pages. The inside back paste down has areas where the paper is missing. The photographs are clean and free of foxing or staining.  #1910100623 - $145.00

 
  $75.00 ca 1910 - Fujiya Hotel Guide Book  #1910120910
Anonymous (attributed to B.H. Chamberlain & W.B. Mason):
Notes For Tourists to Miyanoshita and the Immediate Vicinity, With Compliments of The Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Sagami, Japan, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, undated but ca 1910, 32mo (3 3/4 x 5 1/8 in - 10 x 13 cm), illustrated paper wraps (lithograph in red and gray), stab ties, hotel advertisement inside the front cover, 14 pages of text, 8 black and white collotype plates (three of which fold out), 6 ruled blank "Memo" pages (printed front and back), color fold-out map (9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 24 x 35 cm) of the "Hakone District of Japan. The finely engraved color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations, railways and tramways. The text pages are "...borrowed, by permission, from Murray's Handbook for Japan, by Professor B.H. Chamberlain and W.B. Mason...." For general information on this pamphlet, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Good condition. The top stab tie is broken and missing on the front. There is a one word manuscript entry on the map.  #1910120910 - $75.00

 
  $275.00 1910-11 - Bijutsu Shuyei, Vol. 1 & 2, Shimbi Shoin  #1910060317b
Tajima, Shiichi (Introduction):
Bijutsu Shuyei or Selected Masterpieces of the Old Painting, Sculpture, and Industrial Art of the Far East (2 volumes of a 25 volume set), The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-cho, Kyobashi-ku), 1910-1911, issued in installments, folio (19 1/4 x 13 1/2 in - 49 x 34.2 cm), bound Japanese style, crepe type paper over cardboard wraps, ribbon ties, 2 color woodblock prints tipped to plate and 8 black and white collotype plates in each volume. Each volume has a listing of plates. Each plate is preceded by a tissue guard with descriptive information regarding the plate. Color woodblock plates are: Summer Landscape in a Storm by Tai Bunshin, Pine-trees on the Beach by Maruyama Okyo, Woven brocade picture of grape-vines (Imperial Treasure, Shoso-in in Nara) and Flowers by Ogata Korin. For more information on these two volumes, click here.

Condition. Both volumes are in Good condition. Internally they are clean and free of faults such as foxing, toning and staining. The covers have scraped and bumped areas. The top ribbon tie on each volume is broken or missing. The thin spine covering is missing or only partially present. All 20 plates are sound and in Fine condition.  #1910060317b - $275.00

 
  ~Sold~ ca 1911 - Images Japonaises, Illustrations de Kwasson, T. Hasegawa   #1911160402
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)
Kason Suzuki (Kwasson) (Art)
Verhaeren, Emile (French Language Version) Images Japonaises, Illustrations de Kwasson, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho in colophon but Kami Negishi-cho on front cover), T. Hasegawa, ca 1911, large horizontal 8vo (11 x 8 in - 27.7 x 20.4 cm), large size for a Hasegawa book, plain (hosho) paper, silk ties, spine covered, text in French, 30 folded pages including covers. The book carries the imprint of "T. Hasegawa, Kami Negishi, Tokyo, Japan" in the bottom left corner of the front cover. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The binding is solid. The spine covering is missing. The edges and corners of the front and back cover have heavy scraping and wear. Both outside covers have moderate foxing. The stab ties are worn/short. None of the pages are cut or broken at the folded edge. The first and second folded page have light foxing. The remainder of the book is free of foxing or other faults and I would rate these pages as Fine.  #1911160402

 
  $215.00 ca 1911 - The Boy Who Drew Cats, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No 23, Reprint   #1911150606
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Hearn, Lafcadio:
The Boy Who Drew Cats, Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 23, Rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn, Tokyo (10 Hiyoshicho & 17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa Publisher and Art Printer, c1911, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 13.8 x 19.2 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa book,, creped paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab ties, 24 pages (12 folded pages) including the covers. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ Condition. No cuts, tears, writing, foxing or staining. No significant faults. The spine covering has areas of erosion and the front and back cover are pulling slightly away from the spin.  #1911150606 - $215.00

 
  $150.00 1911 - Favorite Flowers of Japan, Third Edition, Ex-Library, Good+  #1911101215c
Mishima Shoso (artist)
Unger, Mary E.:
The Favorite Flowers of Japan, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi-cho), Third Edition, 1911 (Meiji 44), large 8vo (7 1/8 x 9 5/8 in - 18 x 24.5 cm), paper over boards with color woodblock illustrations front and back, spine covered, hosho paper, 59 numbered pages. Including the inside front cover, there are 9 unnumbered pages at the front. These are followed by 59 numbered pages. At the rear of the there are 2 additional unnumbered pages. Inside the front cover is a full page color woodblock of a Japanese garden. Each of the folded pages has been glued together along the left edge (fore edge). The book is composed of 34 folded pages of high quality hosho paper and 2 single pages which are affixed to the back of the front and back covers. In total, there are 70 pages of hosho paper. Of this total, 51 pages have color woodblock illustrations which range from a small vignette to large full page illustrations. Some illustrations carry across onto the next page. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is ex-library and in Good+ condition. The front and back covers have light soiling, stain spots and numerous scrapes and tears. The spine covering is completely missing. The binding remains strong however. The following library treatments are present; removal of a label from inside the front cover, erasure marks at the top and bottom of the unnumbered page titled "Japan, a red circular hand stamp (5 cm) reading "Circulating Library of Japan, Board of Tourist Industry" on numbered page 31, a small handstamp at the top of numbered page 49 ("Northwest University Library") and inside the back cover, a large red "D II" lined out, the same large circular handstamp note previously, written numbers at the bottom and evidence of a removed label or card pocket. There is a booksellers sticker ("Yoshikawa Book Store") inside the front cover and evidence of removal of a label on the page opposite the inside back cover. The pages are otherwise clean and color are bright.  #1911101215c - $150.00

 
  $285.00 1911 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Trades & Industries), 6th Ed, Very Good, K. Ogawa  #1911130314
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 6th edition (19ll, Meiji 44), 8vo, 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The leaves have a paper sheet behind them to provide support. The focus of this book is trades and industries of Japan.

The first folded page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The six folded pages that follow have a photographic image, reproduced in collotype, front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan with the focus on trades and crafts. The photographs include: 1) carpenters, 2) a porcelain ware shop, 3) a vegetable dealer, 4) a toy shop, 5) rice planting, 6) farmers in rice swamp, 7) vegetable dealer's shop, 8) "Hakimono" clogs, 9) farmers in a yard, 10) the "Kago," 11) the "Hatsuni" and 12) an ox cart. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is very light and scattered foxing. There are no cuts or tears to the folded edges. Most of the outside edges of the pages have inward creasing/folding. However, this does not extend into the image area. 1911130314 - $285.00

 
  $295.00 1911 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Customs & Ceremonies), 6th Ed, Fine, K Ogawa  #1911090807a
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Meiji 44 (1911), 6th Edition, horizontal 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 in - 25.4 x 19 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded pages with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. The front and back covers account for 2 folded pages. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 reproduce in collotype photographic images - front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. An exceptionally bright and clean books with no faults.  #1911090807a - $295.00

 
  $275.00 1911 - Illustrations of Japanese Life (Customs & Ceremonies), 6th Ed, Very Good, K Ogawa  #1911080213
Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Meiji 44 (1911), 6th Edition, horizontal 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 in - 25.4 x 19 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded pages with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm. The front and back covers account for 2 folded pages. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 reproduce in collotype photographic images - front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is light staining and foxing on the front cover. Otherwise very clean with no foxing or staining. There are no cuts or tears. All pages are solid and uncut at the fold edge. A near Fine book.  #1911080213 - $290.00

 
  $550.00 1911 - Report on the Control of the Aborigines in Formosa   #1911070723
Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Formosa:
Government of Formosa, Report on the Control of the Aborigines in Formosa, 1911, Taihoku, Formosa, printed in Japan by the Toyo Printing Company, Tokyo, green blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. - 15.9 x 22.5 cm), text in English, 45 pages of text and tables, 3 maps and an additional 100 pages of black and white halftone plates. Japan gained control over Formosa (Taiwan) in 1895 as a result of the Japan-China war. A major undertaking by the Japanese government was to understand and exercise authority over the nine "aboriginal" groups or tribes inhabiting the island of Formosa. This report documents that activity. The major aboriginal groupings/tribes were the Tiayal, Saisett, Ami, Bunun, Tsuou, Piyuma, Tsarisen, Paiwan and Yami. Early in the book there is a nine color coded map which shows the distribution of these nine tribes/groups. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The boards have some rubbed areas and spots where there is light puckering under the cloth. There is some looseness in the signatures at the middle but the hinges are solid and binding strong. All plates, maps and tables are present. The maps are in near fine condition with no tears or staining. On a free front paper is tipped in a card reading "With the Compliments of Rimpie Otsu, Superintendent, Bureau of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Formosa, Taihoku, Formosa."  #1911070723 - $550.00

 
  $950.00 1911 - Paintings and Studies by Kawanabe Kyosai, Restord, VG   #1911160416
Conder, Josiah
Tamura, T. (color frontispiece)
Ogawa, Kazumasa (collotype and halftone plates):
Paintings and Studies by Kawanabe Kyosai. An Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings, Studies, and Sketches, by the Above Artist, with Explanatory Notes on the Principles, Materials, and Technique, of Japanese Painting, Tokyo, The Maruzen Kabushiki Kaisha, distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Ltd, printed by the "Japan Times" press, 1911, large 4to (11 x 14 1/2 in - 27.5 x 37 cm), green cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on front cover, beveled edges, I-XVII, 131 pp. Tissue guard protected "Illuminated" frontispiece in eighty color blocks and "heightened with gold and silver" by T. Tamura. Three plates of Kyosai seals and signatures printed in red (49 figures). Thirty-three collotype plates and twenty-two pages of half-tone illustrations (87 figures) by K. Ogawa. The 59 pages of plates [+1 (frontisplate) +3 (seal plates) +33 collotype plates +22 pages of halftone plates] are not numbered and are in addition to the 131 pages of text. Each of the 33 collotype plates is protected by a tissue guard with descriptive information. For more information on this book, click here.

Heavy Book. This book weighs 7 pounds packed. Postage to an address outside the US will be quoted at cost and can be expected to be over $100.00.

Condition. This book is in Very Good condition. It has been professionally restored utilizing the original boards and spine covering. The text block was previously severed from he original covers. It now has been re cased with new end papers added and the original spine relaided. The binding is now complete and solid. The gilt on the front cover is faded. There is very sporadic light to medium foxing. The title page has a foxed area and a few of the plates have scattered foxing. The text pages show light to moderate toning/aging. There are no tears or breaks to the pages and the text pages and all plates are free of markings. The book is absolutely complete with all text pages and plates  #1911160416 - $950.00

 
  $50.00 ca 1911 - Two Views of Japan, The Pessimistic and Optimistic by William Tod Helmuth, Advertising Pamphlet  #1911110614
Helmuth, William Tod (Poetry):
Two Views of Japan, The Pessimistic and Optimistic by William Tod Helmuth, Yokohama, Kelly and Walsh Ltd (No. 60, Main Street), ca 1911, small 12mo (4 1/2 x 7 in - 11.2 x 18 cm), pamphlet/brochure, string tied, printed paper wraps, advertising brochure, 10 black and white halftone text illustrations, 10 pages including front and back covers. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Very good condition. Solid binding. No tears, foxing, staining or markings.  #1911110614 - $50.00

 
  $325.00 ca 1911 - Some Views of Japan from Photographs by K. Ogawa, 5 Collotype Plates & Folding Case  #1911111223
Ogawa, K.:
Some Views of Japan from Photographs by K. Ogawa,(Incomplete Folio with 5 Collotype Plates), K. Ogawa, Tokyo and Kelly and Walsh Ltd, ca 1911, 5 sepia tone collotype plates in decorated crepe paper covered wrap-around case, title printed in black on top flap of case, Kelly & Walsh book price list inside top flap of the case. Each loose collotype plate is printed in recess and contains a descriptive caption in Japanese within the recessed area immediately below the image and a verse of poetry in English immediately below that and outside the recessed area. For more information on this unit, click here.

Condition. The 5 collotype plates are in Very Good condition with light scattered foxing, primarily outside the image area. The folding case is in Poor condition. The hinge between the top section and spine is almost broken. There are areas where the crepe paper covering has been broken or scraped off.  #1911111223 - $325.00

 
  $210.00 1911 - Famous Japanese, Collotypes   #1911040810b
Stephenson, Edward S.
Asano, W.:
Famous People of Japan (Ancient and Modern), Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1911 (Meiji 44), brown blind stamped front cover and spine with red highlighting, small 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in - 15.6 x 22.1 cm), 47 black and white collotype plates (with descriptive titles), numerous text illustrations, 230 pp. Printed by Shueisha with collotypes by Taibunsha, both of Tokyo. Concise information on famous people of Japan. Includes the Emperor Jimmu, Yamatotakuru no Mikoto, the Empress Jingo, the Emperor Nintoku, Urashima Taro, Kobo Daishi, Tametomo, Ama Shogun, the Emperor Go-Daigo, Nitta Yoshisada, Kano Motonobu, Sesshu, Tsukawara Bokuden (fencer), William Adams, Yamada Nagamasa, Oishi Yoshio (the Forty-Seven Ronins), Rai Sanyo, Nakahama Manjiro (A Japanese Robinson Crusoe), Prince Ito, Admiral Togo, General Kodama, Hitchiyama (champion wrestler) among many many others. A wealth of textual and visual information on key figures in Japanese history. To see the covers and some illustrations, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. Covers are faded and spine sunned. Corners lightly bumped. Internally a couple of sections are slightly loose but the book is still solid. Internally clean with no significant foxing or toning. The book has a large "Ex-Libris" private collection bookplate inside the front cover and a small paste on bookseller's label inside the back cover. Tight book but the front and back inside hinges have some cracking.  #1911040810b - $210.00

 
  $265.00 c1912 - Poetical Greetings from the Far East, T. Hasegawa, Fine/Fine  #1912161104b
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Lloyd, A. (translator)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Poetical Greetings from the Far East, Japanese Poems from the German Adaptation of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd, M.A., illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), c1912, large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 98 numbered pages, 51 folded pages - including the covers. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The binding is solid and fault free. The spine covering is complete. No cuts, tears or stains. The bottom right front cover corner has creased pages. This extends 6 folded pages into the book. The upper right front cover corner has similar but lighter creasing. This impacts only the cover folded page and does not extend inward. The right edge of the front cover has 2 areas where the crepe paper is folded back. The folding case is in Fine condition and completely fault free.  #1912161104b - $265.00

 
  $185.00 1912 - Dichtergrusse aus dem Osten, Vierzehntes Tausend, Crepe Paper, T. Hasegawa  #1912081114c
Florenz, K. (Karl)
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Dichtergrusse aus dem Osten, Japanische Dichtungen von K. Florenz, "Vierzehntes Tausend" (14th Thousand), illustrated and printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), distributed by C.F. Amelang's Verlag, Leipzig, Taisho Gannen (1912), large 12 mo, large format for a Hasegawa book, (5 3/4 x 7 5/8 in - 14.6 x 19.4 cm), crepe paper, silk stab ties, 96 numbered pages, 104 pages total including the covers (52 folded pages). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers and a few pages (less than 10) have very scattered foxing. There is vertical creasing at the outside edge of the front cover and on the back cover. The binding is strong and stab ties solid and clean. Spine covering is complete and unbroken. One folded page (pages 7 & 8) is completely severed at the fold. All others are uncut/unbroken at the fold. The wrap around case is not present.  #1912081114c - $185.00

 
  $335.00 1912 - The Nikko District, Photographed by K. Ogawa, Halftone Plates   #1912100208
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa):
The Nikko District, Photographed by K. Ogawa, F.R.P.S., Tokyo (13 Hiyoshi-cho), K. Ogawa, horizontal 4to (10 x 14 1/2 in 25.5 x 36.6 cm), Meiji 45 (1912), stiff wraps with illustrations on front and back covers, silk ties, spine covered 1 inch at top and bottom, text in Japanese and English, one page introductions in Japanese and English, reads Japanese style from back to front, 1 color plate and 23 black and white plates, 1 map. All 24 plates are half-tone. The first plate is color and appears to be a reproduction of a drawing. The other plates are black and white are reproductions of photographs. One plate has two images while the remainder contain an single image. At the bottom of each image is a descriptive caption in Japanese and English. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have soiling and the corners and edges are scraped. The binding is solid. There is light foxing on the text pages and map. While issued with loose tissue guards between the 24 plates only 6 tissue guards are now present.  #1912100208 - $335.00

 
  $275.00 1912 - Photographs of the Funeral of the Meiji Emperor, Halftone Plates, K. Ogawa   #1912150221
K. Ogawa (Publisher and Photographs)
Photographs of the Funeral of the Meiji Emperor,Tokyo, published by K. Ogawa, 1912 ( Taisho 1), 4to (9 x 12 in - 22.5 x 33 cm), decorated card covers, silk stab ties, title page in Japanese, 1 page of text in Japanese, 1 page plate listing in Japanese only, 37 full page black and white halftone plates including the first plate which is a photograph of Meiji Emperor protected by a tissue guard, spine uncovered, 44 pages in total. Each photograph plate is printed in black and white halftone on one side of thick glossy paper and is captioned in English and Japanese. Only the photograph of the Meiji Emperor is protected by tissue guard. The image area of plates 1-36 is 6 1/2 x 8 in - 16 x 22.7 cm. The book reads from back to front in Japanese style. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good Condition. The paper covering on the front cover adjacent to the spine (head and foot) is missing. There are several areas where the cover edges are scrapped. The title page and text page have medium foxing. The tissue guard protecting the Emperor's plate is heavily foxed. There is only light and scattered foxing on that plate and none intrudes into the image area. The balance of the plates are clean and free of staining or foxing. The colophon page is heavily toned and foxed.  #1912150221 - $275.00

 
  $425.00 1912 - Seigaku Gwashu (Star Hill Collection), Shimbi Shoin  #1912091121
Shimbi Shoin:
Seigaku Gwashu, Tokyo, The Shimbi Shoin, 1912 (Taisho 1), large 4to (15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in - 38.8 x 27.2 cm), silk covered boards with paste on title on front board (reads Japanese style, back to front, edges beveled, spine covered in decorated silk cloth, purple silk ties, gilt top and bottom edges, text in Japanese and English, Japanese & English forwards, 67 plates reproducing 72 paintings. There are 7 color wood-cut plates and 60 black and white collotype plates. All plates are on thick high quality paper stock. The wood-cuts are tipped to plate. The book reproduces paintings found in the collection in the Kita-in Temple (Star Hill Collection) near Tokyo. The plates are presented in three sections. Each section is preceded by a tissue guard with brief descriptive information in Japanese and English. The three sections are: 1) Pictures of Various Workmen (24 plates) attributed to Kano Yoshinobu, 2) Portraits of the Six-and-Thirty Master Poets by Matabei Iwasa (36 plates) and, 3) Twelve Varieties of Hawk-Pictures (7 plates). Five of the Hawk-Picture plates have two images each. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covers have several small scraped/torn areas and the corners are worn. Some plates have margin toning. No stains or foxing in the image areas. The wrap-around case is in Poor condition. The clasps are missing. Most of the seams are broken (up to 80%). There is a large (1 inch) stain on the front cover. 2 inches of the right spine are missing.  #1912091121 - $425.00

 
  $375.00 c1912 - Tamamura Catalogue, Art for Art's Sake  #1912130912
The Tamamura Photographic Studio and Art Gallery:
"Art for Arts Sake" - Tamamura's Productions in Esthetic Art, "The Tamamura Photographic Studio and Art Gallery, T. Takagi Proprietor," No. 42 Nishi Machi, Kobe, Japan," undated but ca 1912, sales catalogue/pamphlet, illustrated stiff wraps, 4 x 7 1/8 in (10.4 x 18 cm), English language, 14 pages (including covers). For more information on this pamphlet, click here.

Condition. The pamphlet is in Very Good condition.  #1912130912 - $375.00

 
  $245.00 c1912 - Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, T. Hasegawa  #1912130949
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa, c1912, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 14.5 x 19 cm), 10 folded crepe paper pages (includes front and back cover), two stab ties, 20 pp. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. There is a heavy vertical crease on the first two folded pages. The is a light damp stain on the front cover at the bottom left. The back cover (folded page) has a vertical crease near the spine. The spine cover is 50% missing. At the bottom left corner the pages have several pages have small dog ears and from the spine slightly. The top and bottom edges have minor ragged areas, small folds and small chips. Some of the edges at the bottom left corner are rounded. The folded pages are solid with no breaks or cuts.  #1904111114 - $275.00

 
  $285.00 c1912 - Children's Japan by Mrs. W. H. Smith, 1st Edition, T. Hasegawa, Very Good   #1912161104c
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Smith, W. H.:
Children's Japan by Mrs. W. H. Smith, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa, c1912, large 12 mo (6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 16.4 x 19.6 cm), silk stab ties, spine covered, crepe paper, 20 numbered pages,. Front cover reads, "T. Hasegawa, Hiyosicho, Tokio." Twelve pages of folded crepe paper for a total of 24 pages (front and back cover included in the count). To see the covers and colophon of this book, click here. For general information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have light toning and small edge scrapes. The spine covering is approximately 50% present. No pages or cut or severed at the folded edge. There is a ca 1 cm vertical tear at the bottom right of the page numbered 17. Internally the book is very clean.  #1912161104c - $285.00

 
  $275.00 c1912 - Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, T. Hasegawa, Fine   #1912161104a
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa, Publisher and Art -Printer, c1912, 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 15 x 19.4 cm), 9 folded crepe paper pages (including front and back cover), two stab silk ties, spine covered, reprint, 18 pp. The 17 Kami Negishi address for Hasegawa is on the title page and printed in light color at the bottom of the back cover. However, the colophon on the back of the inside cover still carries of the original 1895 edition T. Hasegawa address of 10 Hiyoshi-cho. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. No faults. There are colorless dimples/indentations (circular primarily) on the first 3 folded page. I believe that the colorless indentations are a result of the creping process. No cuts or tears. No marking or staining or foxing.  #1912161104a - $275.00

 
  $265.00 c1912 - Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, T. Hasegawa, Very Good   #1912161104d
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa, Publisher and Art -Printer, c1912, 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 15 x 19.4 cm), 9 folded crepe paper pages (including front and back cover), two stab silk ties, spine covered, reprint, 18 pp. The 17 Kami Negishi address for Hasegawa is on the title page and printed in light color at the bottom of the back cover. However, the colophon on the back of the inside cover still carries of the original 1895 edition T. Hasegawa address of 10 Hiyoshi-cho. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The spine covering is complete. There is a ca 1 x 1 cm stain on the front cover below the "L" of "Life." There is a triangular crease (ca 5x4x3 cm) at the bottom right front corner. This crease extends through the next folded page. There are small edge creases on the front and back covers and the first inside folded page. No cuts or tears. No marking or foxing.  #1912161104d - $265.00

 
  $185.00 c1912 - Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, T. Hasegawa, Good+   #1912161104e
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher):
Japanese Pictures of Japanese Life, Tokyo (17 Kami Negishi), T. Hasegawa, Publisher and Art -Printer, c1912, 12mo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 15 x 19.4 cm), 9 folded crepe paper pages (including front and back cover), two stab silk ties, spine covered, reprint, 18 pp. The 17 Kami Negishi address for Hasegawa is on the title page and printed in light color at the bottom of the back cover. However, the colophon on the back of the inside cover still carries of the original 1895 edition T. Hasegawa address of 10 Hiyoshi-cho. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+- condition. The front cover has a horizontal tear extending from the outside edge inward for ca 5 mm. The tear is also present on the inside front cover page. There are numerous light diagonal creases to the front cover. The spine covering is heavily eroded with only ca 50% present. The cover edges, front and back, have light creasing and small tears. Except for the tear to the cover, there are no cuts or tears. No marking or foxing.  #1912161104e - $185.00

 
  $1500.00 1913 - One Hundred Masterpieces Japanese Pictorial Art - Shimbi Shoin (Publisher)   #1913031121
Masaki, Naohiko (Preface/Editor):
One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School, Shimbi Shoin (13 Shinsakana-Cho, Koybashi-Ku), 2 volumes, folio (19 1/2 x 13 1/2 in - 49.5 x 34 cm), silk covered boards, detailed table of plates, 100 plates in color and monochrome, pictorial cloth boards, black on bronze, paper labels on front covers, sold with clasped chitsu case for each volume. Introduction of 23 pages, 100 plates (24 in color) and 2 plates are fold-outs of three-leaves. The color plates are laid-in. Naohiko Masaki, the editior/preface writer, was the Director of the Tokyo Fine Arts School at the time of original publication (1906). The colophon indicates this a subsequent printing of 1913 (Taisho 2). There is a 2 page preface, a three page table of plates and 23 text pages (11 Chapters) discussing the various periods (593~1867) of the art that is reproduced in the plates. Each plate is protected by a descriptive tissue guard on thick, high quality, paper stock. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over, uncut) pages. For more information on this specific book set, click here.

Condition. The 2 volumes are both in Very Good+ condition. The top right corners of both are bumped. Covers are bright and very clean with minor edge wear. Internally, light scattered foxing but not in the image areas of the plates. The folding cases are worn and frayed with medium soiling.  #1912031121 - $1500.00

Shipping outside the US. This is a heavy set (20 pounds packed). Shipping outiside the US will be quoted based upon the destination. Shipping within the US will be $12 for media mail.

 
  $495.00 1913 - Sotatsu Collection, Shimbi Shoin, Collotypes   #1913050702
Japan Fine Arts Association (compiled by):
Sotatsu-Gwashu - The Collection of the Works by Sotatsu, Tokyo, The Shimbi Shoin, June 1913, folio (19 x 13 1/2 in - 48.5 x 34 cm), stiff paper covers, front cover illustrated, 2 page introduction in Japanese, 2 frontispiece plates, listing of plates in Japanese and English, 50 plates reproducing Sotatsu's works, string tied, reads Japanese style from back to front. All plates are on thick paper and printed in black and white using the collotype printing process. The two frontispiece plates are printed front and back on a single sheet. All other plates are printed on one side of the sheet only. The plates are grouped and each grouping is preceded by a tissue guard with descriptive information in Japanese and English. This publication was issued to commemorate and exhibition of Sotatsu's work sponsored by the Japan Fine Arts Association and held in 1913. Sotatsu Tawaraya was a 17th century Japanese artist and is said to be the inspiration for the Korin School. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is tight and the contents are clean and free of faults. No staining or foxing. On the Japanese title page there is a tipped on 1 x 2 inch lable which appears to be some form of inventory notation. While folding case is present it is in very poor condition. It is completely disassembled and now in three pieces.  #1913050702 - $495.00

 
  $250.00 1913 - Snap-Shots of Out-Door Life in Japan, Takagi, Kobe  1913050520d
Takagi, T. Snap-Shots of Out-Door Life in Japan, Kobe, "Takagi Photographic Studio and Art Gallery," Taisho 2 (1913), 2nd edition, oblong 8vo (7 x 10 1/4 in - 18 x 26 cm), English language, black and white title page, 24 hand colored collotype plates with captions, no tissue guards, hard boards covered with silk type fabric, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). Various outdoor activity scenes. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There are small areas of fabric cover loss/disturbance on the spine and at the corners. Internally fine and free of faults. Much better than normal condition for this book.  #1913050520d - $250.00

 
  $25.00 1913 - American-Japanese Contacts before Perry, Extracted Article  #1913060401
Nitobe, Inazo:
American-Japanese Intercourse Prior to the Advent of Perry, published in the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1911, volume 1, Washington, DC, US Government Printing Office, 8vo, 842 pp, article at pages 129-40. Inazo Nitobe, then a Professor in the First Imperial College of Japan, traces American and Japanese contacts from the end of the 18th century up to the Perry Expedition to Japan in 1854. While the focus of the article is from the perspective of the Americans, his article does contain seldom seen perspectives of the events as viewed by the Japanese.

Condition. This is an extracted article. It has been removed from a bound volume. It is in Very Good condition. No markings. The edges adjacent to the area where it was bound in are rough but none of the text area is damages.  #1913060401 - $70.00

 
  $350.00 1913 - Official Guide, Vol I, Manchuria and Chosen  #1913090528
Imperial Japanese Government Railways:
An Official Guide to Eastern Asia, Trans-Continental Connections Between Europe and Asia, Volume I, Manchuria and Chosen, Tokyo, prepared by the Imperial Japanese Government Railways, printed by the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, 1913 (Taisho 2), 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/3 in - 11.5 x 16 cm), pliable brown cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, color map endpapers, round corners, ribbon page marker, 19 maps (one in pocket at back), 80 text illustrations (black and white half-tones), 15 full page black and white collotype plates, i-lxxxvi (Introduction) plus 350 pp. Manchuria and Chosen map inside front cover extends across to the next page. Eastern Asia map inside back cover extends across to the adjoining page. The listing of maps/plans calls for 19, one of which is in the pocket at the rear. The Manchuria section is from pages 1-208. The Korea portion is from pages 209-310. The guide includes a vocabulary section (pages 311-238) with words and phrases in English, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Counting the introductory remarks (86 pp) and numbered text pages (350 pp) the book has a total of 436 text pages. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers and spine have significant scrapes, soiling and discoloration. The corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine and edges soft. The hinges are strong and the binding is solid. There is a rectangular handstamp in Japanese on the title page. On the back of the title page is an oval handstamp reading "SMR Library SMR" which has a number and a date of 12.5.16. Below that is a large square handsamp in Japanese. There are no other library markings or devices. Apparently a non-circulating library book. Internally the book is very clean with no markings, writing, foxing or staining. All maps and illustrations are present. The map in the rear pocket appears to have never been opened.  #1913090528 - $350.00

 
  $225.00 1914 - Official Guide, Vol II, South-Western Japan  #1914050614a
Imperial Japanese Government Railways:
An Official Guide to Eastern Asia, Trans-Continental Connections Between Europe and Asia, Volume II, South-Western Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, 1914 (Taisho 3), 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/3 in - 11.5 x 16 cm), brown cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, covers from Kagoshima to Kyoto with sections on Taiwan and Okinawa, 15 maps/plans, most foldout, 105 text illustrations (black and white half-tone photographs), five full page black and white collotype plates, one color woodcut plate (frontispiece) by the Shimbi Shoin, i-cciv + 370 pp. Introductory remarks on Japan covering arrival, communications, mail, geographical features, history, dress, food, conveyances, art, religion industries, wrestling, hunting, music and dance, tea ceremony, literature and landscape gardening. This section covers 205 pages (i-cciv). Next the book deals with Shimonoseki and Moji, Kagoshima, the Ryukyu Islands, Nagasaki, Shikoku, Kobe, the Inland Sea, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Taiwan. This section covers 370 pages (1-370). Counting both sections, the book has 575 pp. The colophon states "Printed at the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry." The map at page 7 is the "Former Concession at Kobe" which relates back to district occupied by foreigners during the treaty port days. To see the covers, woodcut plate, a collotype plate and map, click here.

Condition. The book is in very good condition. Front map with a tear at point of attachment. Inside front hinge cracked but binding is solid and tight. Internally very clean and near fine.  #1914050614a - $225.00

 
  $200.00 1914 - Official Guide, Vol III, North-Eastern Japan  #1914041106
Imperial Japanese Government Railways:
An Official Guide to Eastern Asia, Trans-Continental Connections Between Europe and Asia, Volume III, North-Eastern Japan, Tokyo, Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry, 1914 (Taisho 3), 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/3 in - 11.5 x 16 cm), brown cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, covers from Yokohama to Nagoya and up to Hokkaido and the Kuriles, 2 maps on front and back end papers, 25 fold out maps, 71 test illustrations (black and white half-tone photographs), five full page black and white collotype plates, one color woodcut plate by the Shimbi Shoin, 488 pp. The colophon states "Printed at the Tokyo Tsukiji Type Foundry." The map at page 3 is the "Former Concession at Yokohama" which relates back to the district occupied by foreigners during the treaty port days. To see the covers, woodcut plate, a collotype plate and map, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The corners are bumped and there is light edge wear. The hinges are weak but holding. Pencil notes on the back retro of the back end paper. Maps are in excellent condition.  #1914041106 - $200.00

 
  $125.00 1915 - Japan, Imperial Government Railways, Travelers' Handy Guide, VG+  #1915161211
Imperial Government Railways:
Japan, Imperial Government Railways, Travelers' Handy Guide, 1915, Special Edition for The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, January 1915, issued the Japanese Government Railways, Tokyo, Japan, small 12mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 12 x 19 cm), stiff wraps illustrated with color woodblock print and a black and white collotype image (reproducing a photograph of Mt. Fuji) on front cover, two blue stab ties, spine uncovered except for 1 inch at the head and foot, folded pages, numerous black and white collotype (8 plates) and halftone plates (20 plates), 2 map plates, 2 diagram plates, 2 fold out tables and large fold-out color lithograph map at the back, 62 numbered pages. The plates, tables and maps are not included in the numbered pages. Counting the plates (28 total), map plates (2), diagram plates (2), tables (2) and fold-out map, there are 97 pages in the book. The collotype plates are protected by tissue guards with descriptive captions. The back cover has the following inscription' "Imperial Government Railways, Traffic Department, Tokyo, Japan." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. Very light foxing on the covers No foxing internally. The folded pages are complete with no cuts or tears. All tissue guards are present. The book is complete and free of faults.  #1915161211 - $125.00

 
  $100.00 1915 - Japan, Imperial Government Railways, Travelers' Handy Guide, VG  #1915130916
Imperial Government Railways:
Japan, Imperial Government Railways, Travelers' Handy Guide, 1915, Special Edition for The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, January 1915, issued the Japanese Government Railways, Tokyo, Japan, small 12mo (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in - 12 x 19 cm), stiff wraps illustrated with color woodblock print and a black and white collotype image (reproducing a photograph of Mt. Fuji) on front cover, two blue stab ties, spine uncovered except for 1 inch at the head and foot, folded pages, numerous black and white collotype (8 plates) and halftone plates (20 plates), 2 map plates, 2 diagram plates, 2 fold out tables and large fold-out color lithograph map at the back, 62 numbered pages. The plates, tables and maps are not included in the numbered pages. Counting the plates (28 total), map plates (2), diagram plates (2), tables (2) and fold-out map, there are 97 pages in the book. The collotype plates are protected by tissue guards with descriptive captions. The back cover has the following inscription' "Imperial Government Railways, Traffic Department, Tokyo, Japan." For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is light foxing on the covers, particularly at the top of the back cover. The binding is solid. Internally there is very scattered light foxing. The folded pages are complete with no cuts or tears. The tissue guard for one collotype plate is 90% missing. Only an irregular shaped piece adjacent to the spine remains. In all other respects the book is complete and free of faults.  #1915130916 - $100.00

 
  $265.00 c1916 - Tamamura/Takagi, Lady's Diary, Collotype Plate Book  #1916130916
Tamamura Kozaburo
Takagi Teijiro:
A Leaf From the Diary of a Young Lady, Yokohama, Tamamura, c1916, oblong 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 in - 24.2 x 19 cm), plain cloth covers, 24 pp. This book is composed of 24 hand colored collotype plates from photographs by Tamamura. Each photograph has an English explanation of what it depicts. The photographs follow Miss "Tokimatsu" through a day. They start with receipt of a letter inviting her to a social event at a friend's home - dressing and preparing (several Kimono views) - arriving at the event (a tea) - the actual "tea ceremony" - playing the koto - drinking sake - return home in a jinrikisha - disrobing (several views of the kimono coming off but no nudity) - eating supper, smoking a pipe, going to sleep and dreaming of her "hero." The collotypes pages measure 7 x 9 1/2 inches. The image areas vary slightly but measure 4 1/4 ~ 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 ~ 6 inches. The collotypes are protected with tissue guards. There is no colophon. Kozaburo Tamamura (1880-1912) was a foremost Japanese photographer and his is one of his best known books. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The book has plain, undecorated, cloth covers. The hinges are broken (front and back) but still attached. The covers have many areas of fabric damage and staining. The edges have many chips and scrapes. The corners are rounded. All 24 collotype plates are solid. Three to four plates have minor foxing in the margins.  #1916130916 - $265.00

 
  $125.00 1917 - The Serpent With Eight Heads, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No 9, Reprint   #1917150714
Hasegawa, T. (Takejiro)(publisher)
Chamberlain, Basil Hall (translator)
Sensei Eitaku (illustrator):
The Serpent With Eight Heads, No. 9, Japanese Fairy Tale Series (English), 1917 reprint, 17 Kami Negishi, Tokyo, Hasegawa, small size for a Hasegawa/Kobunsha book, small 18mo (4 x 6 in - 10.2 x 15.3 cm), crepe paper in folded sheets, spine covered, stab ties, 28 pp - 14 folded (including covers). For general information on this book, click here. To see the covers and colophon of this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine. No faults.  #1917150714 - $125.00

 
  $125.00 ca 1917 - 6 Hand Colored Photographs (Not Albumens)  #1917150701b-2
Unit of 6 hand colored photographs (not albumen photographs), ca 8+ x 11 inch that accompanied the calander above. The photographs do not depict the Hirosige views. I believe they were purchased at the same time as the calendar as they were included in the calendar box.. To see these photographs, click here.

Companion Lot (see next above).

Condition. The photographs are all in Very Good condition with no faults..  #1917150701b-2 - $125.00

 
  $215.00 1917 - Japan Day by Day, E.S. Morse, 2 Volumes  #1917130820
Morse, Edward S.:
Japan Day by Day, Boston & New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 2 volumes, gray decorated cloth, upper edge gilt, side and bottom edges untrimmed, 8vo (7 x 9 in - 17.7 x 22.8 cm), two halftone color frontispieces, 777 numbered black and white text illustrations, 441 pp & 453 pp. Morse arrived in Japan in the summer of 1877 on a temporary visit to study brachiopods in the Japanese seas. The Japanese Government offered him the Chair of Zoology in the Imperial University in Tokyo and his intended short visit lasted for four years. During his stay he traveled extensively and maintained a day by day journal of his observations. Years later, he wrote this two volume set based upon that journal. The illustrations are not for decoration or to provide visual appeal. Rather, they amplify the points in his text. Most of them are 1/8 of a page or smaller but they do range up to almost a full page. Morse traveled extensively and you find accounts of Yokohama, Tokyo, Enoshima, the Inland Sea, Higo, Hokodate, Nagasaki, Kabutoyama caves, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Nagasaki, Nikko, Sendai, Sapporo and the points between. He carefully observed Japanese daily life, religion and culture and recorded it in text and illustrations in this set. Morse appreciated and collected the arts and crafts of Japan and his discussions often contain accounts of artisans at work in the various areas visited. In Kyoto, he visited the famed artist Kono Bairei at his drawing-school. Probably the most comprehensive and detailed Western account of Japan as she was emerging from centuries of seclusion and eagerly embracing the commerce and trade, institutions and technology of the outside word. To see the covers and click here.

Heavy Set. This is a heavy set and weighs 8 pounds packed. Postge to destinations will be quoted based on the ship to country and may be cost prohibitive.

Condition. The books are in Good+ codition. The covers have heavy staining/fading. Internally the books are very clean and in Very Good condition. There is a name stickers on the front free page of each volume. The inner hinge of the back cover of volume 2 is cracked. Bindings are solid.  #1917130820 - $215.00

 
  $50.00 1918 - The Ideals of the Shinran Followers  #19180418

Matsutani Motosaburo
Kihachi Imai:
The Ideals of the Shinran Followers / Nihonjin no Daitasu O Shihaisuru Shinran Kyoto No Riso, Tokyo, Matsutani Motosaburo, paper over flexible card stock wraps, simple string tie binding (Yotsume toji binding), titles (front and back) tipped to covers, large 12mo (5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in - 15 x 22.4 cm), bilingual (Japanese and English), Japanese 42 numbered pages reading from back to front, colophon page, English 45 pages reading from front to back, "Motosabura Matsutani / No. 3 Kakigaracho 1 chome Nihonbashiku/Tokyo Japan." hand stamp on back of colophon page. No illustrations. To see the covers and colophon, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ codition. Bindings are solid. No marking, tears, stains or foxing. Light soiling on covers.  #19180418 - $50.00

 
  $225.00 1924 - Guide to China, Vol. D  #1924121103
Japanese Government Railways:
Official Series, Volume D, Guide to China with Land and Sea Routes between the American and European Continents, Second (Revised) Edition, 1924, Tokyo, printed at the Toppan Printing Company, 18mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/3 in - 11.5 x 16 cm), pliable red cloth with gilt lettering, all edges marbled, color map endpapers, round corners, ribbon page marker, 174 illustrations, 2 collotype plates, 31 maps including large folding map in rear pocket, 448 pp. To see the covers, title page and, a collotype plate (frontisplate), click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is water discoloration/fading on the front board an a few areas of puckering of the cloth. No dust jacket present. Internally there is very infrequent evidence of waterstains along the bottom margin of some pages. There is an inscription which runs across the inside cover to the adjoining page which reads: "Leal A. Headley. Headley Raffles Hotel, Singapore. 29 April 1929. Calvin 1933." There are no other markings/writings in the book. All pages, illustrations, maps/plans are present. The large folding map in the pocket at the rear is folded correctly and tightly and appears to never have been opened. A "Skelton Map of Peking" (folding map) is laid in loose. This map is not one of the 31 maps or plans included with the book.  #1915100103 - $225.00

 
  $175.00 1915 - Catalogue of the National Treasures of Paintings and Sculptures in Japan, Collotype Plates  #1915080928
Nakamura Ichisaburo (Expert of the Imperial Museum):
Catalogue of the National Treasures of Paintings and Sculptures in Japan, With Illustrations, Kyoto, published by Daikokuya, printed by the Suizando Press, 1915, preface by Mr. Hamilton Bell, 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in), four hole Japanese binding (yotsume toji) with decorated soft covers and title printed directly on the cover, thin paper folded pages, text in English, frontispiece and 9 plates with captions, one fold-out plan of the Temples at Koya-san, all plates are collotype printed, cloth covered wrap-around case (chitsu) with paste on title label and two clasps, index at rear, followed by Japanese language colophon, 167 pp. This book was intended as an aid to the foreign visitor to Japan who plans to view the important paintings and sculptures. These works are designated as "Kokuho" (National Treasures). The catalogued items are listed in three parts. Part 1 catalogues the items in Kyoto prefecture. Part 2 deals with items in Nara prefecture. The final part covers 38 other prefectures. For each item the geographical location and specific place (ie Kyoto city - Chion-in) is given along with a concise description and the artist. These items are divided into classes based upon artistic merit. Apparently this was a Government sponsored ranking system. These rankings from 1-4 are provided for each item. To see the front cover, frontispiece, title page and front of the wrap-around case, click here.

Condition. The book and wrap-around case are in very good condition. There is a signature and date on a front free page. The book binding is solid. No staining, foxing or pages cut at the fold. The folding cases has wear at the edges and corners and one clasp is broken.  #1915080928 - $175.00

 
  $1500.00 1918 - Hiroshige's Tokaido Past (ca 1832) and Present (ca 1918) - Red Boards and with Box  #1918100629
Hiroshige Ando (color reproductions after his work):
Tokaido: Hiroshige-ga Gojusan-tsugi Genjo Shashin Taisho (Hiroshige's Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido and Corresponding Taisho Era Photographs), Tokyo, Tokoen, 1918 (Taisho 7), oblong small 4to (12 x 8 7/8 in - 30 x 22.6 cm), decorated blindstamped red cloth with gilt lettering on front board, bound Japanese style and format (reads back to front) with heavy ribbon ties, color illustrated end papers at the front and rear, 55 black and white collotype reproductions of photographs, 1 black and white reproduction of monuments to Hiroshige, 58 color "off-set" plates, a total of 114 pages (112 numbered and 2 unnumbered) plus an additional 40 numbered pages of Japanese language text at the rear which contain 11 black and white text illustrations, 154 pages total. The color plates include a map of the Tokaido (two views on 1 plate, one current and one from earlier days), a compilation of Hiroshige's seals (1 plate), portrait of a man seated - probably Hiroshige (1 plate) and 55 reproductions of Hiroshige's prints. This book is a comprehensive comparison of Hiroshige's famous series of 55 woodblock plates recording the various stations on the Tokaido in the summer of 1832 with photographic views of the same locations taken ca. 1918. The box the book was sold in is present. In addition, the book is accompanied by a ca 1930 book with black and white halftone reproductions of photographs of the stages of the Tokaido. For more information on this unit, click here.

Condition.

  • Book (1918). The book is in Good+ condition. There is discoloration (colorless - probably a water type stain) on the front board. The first 15 pages have creasing and light to moderate foxing. After that the pages are in Very Good condition with no significant faults.
  • Box for Book (1918). The box for the book is present. It is in Fair condition with signifcant wear , chipping and pieces missing along the side corners. The top of the box is clean and in Very Good condition.
  • Book (ca 1930). The book is in Good+ condition. The front cover is loose but the covers are still firmly attached. A page with a map and an internal page have a colorless embossed stamp.  #1918100629 - $1500.00

 
  $1400.00 1918 - Hiroshige's Tokaido Past (ca 1832) and Present (ca 1918) - Blue Boards  #1918080120a
Hiroshige Ando (color reproductions after his work):
Tokaido: Hiroshige-ga Gojusan-tsugi Genjo Shashin Taisho (Hiroshige's Fifty Three Stations of the Tokaido and Corresponding Taisho Era Photographs), Tokyo, Tokoen, 1918 (Taisho 7), oblong small 4to (12 x 8 7/8 in - 30 x 22.6 cm), decorated blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board, bound Japanese style and format (reads back to front) with heavy ribbon ties, color illustrated end papers at the front and rear, 55 black and white collotype reproductions of photographs, 1 black and white reproduction of monuments to Hiroshige, 58 color "off-set" plates, a total of 114 pages (112 numbered and 2 unnumbered) plus an additional 40 numbered pages of Japanese language text at the rear which contain 11 black and white text illustrations, 154 pages total. The color plates include a map of the Tokaido (two views on 1 plate, one current and one from earlier days), a compilation of Hiroshige's seals (1 plate), portrait of a man seated - probably Hiroshige (1 plate) and 55 reproductions of Hiroshige's prints. This book is a comprehensive comparison of Hiroshige's famous series of 55 woodblock plates recording the various stations on the Tokaido in the summer of 1832 with photographic views of the same locations taken ca. 1918. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. It is complete. While the binding is solid, the top ribbon tie is approximately 60% broken at the back. The corners are bumped and worn and there are several scrapes and discolored areas on the boards. It is unclear which of the preliminary plates had tissue guards, however, one plate (portrait) shows evidence that a tissue guard was present but is now removed. The book has moderate foxing and soiling and while most pages have a small-moderate amount, it is primarily in the margins. The foxing and soiling is move evident on the collotype plates than the color plates. Approximately 10% of the pages have small tears (less than 1/2 in) in the margins at the bottom or top edge. None of the tears enter the image area. The text pages at the rear are lower quality paper and while not brittle, they are aged/tanned.  #1918080120a - $1500.00

 
  $825.00 1918 - Illustrations of Japanese Life, 3 Different Books, K. Ogawa  #1918050520
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, 3 different books, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, Taisho 7 (1918), 12th Edition, 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in - 26 x 19 cm), bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, each book with 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper. Three different books with a total 36 (12 x 3) images/plates. This is three of the four 12 image/plate books that have been recorded in this series. Each book has 18 pages in total. This includes the covers (4 pages), the title and introduction pages (2 pages) and 12 pages of images. All pages are folded so the actual page count is 9 double folded pages. Each book features 12 hand colored collotypes of 19th century life and customs of Japan which show people in daily occupations and activities. The images in these books focus on people rather than scenery or sights. Each image has a caption and most have an informative narrative paragraph below the image. Descriptions/captions were provided by S. Takashima, Professor in the Higher Commercial College. Covers and the first image in the books are: #1 (Cover - Seated Woman/horizontal format) - "Carpenters at Work," #2 (Cover - Paper Lantern/vertical format) - "The Suwari-Odori" and #3 (Cover - Mount Fuji/horizontal format) "Mother and Her Baby." For more information on these books, click here.

Condition. All three books are in Very Good condition. There is light foxing on the covers. The cover edges have small chips and pieces missing. All the pages are unsevered. Very clean and attractive.   #1918050520 - $825.00

 
  $325.00 1919 - Japanese Views and Characters, 50 Plates, Extra Deluxe Edition, Takagi, Kobe   #1919110319a
Takagi Photo Co.:
Japanese Views and Characters, Kobe, Takagi Photo Co., no colophon - not dated but ca 1919, oblong 8vo (7 x 10 in - 18 x 25.2 cm), English descriptive captions, 50 hand colored collotype plates with captions, no tissue guards, padded boards in brocade silk type fabric, all edges gilt, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). Views of scenic spots throughout Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. Only occasional foxing/staining in the margins of plates. There is an undated manuscript gift inscription on the inside front cover. The inside front hinge is partially cracked.  #1919110319a - $350.00

 
  $300.00 1919 - Japanese Views and Characters, 50 Plates, Deluxe Edition, Takagi, Kobe   #1919060325
Takagi Photo Co.:
Japanese Views and Characters, Kobe, Takagi Photo Co., no colophon - not dated but ca 1919, oblong 8vo (7 x 10 in - 18 x 25.2 cm), English descriptive captions, 50 hand colored collotype plates with captions, no tissue guards, boards in silk (padded), all edges gilt, folding case, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm. Views of scenic spots throughout Japan. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fine condition. The slip case is in Good condition. The book has some light fraying of the cloth covers along the edges. There is a gift inscription inside the front cover and a handwritten number inside the back cover. The plates are clean and free of faults. The slip case has substanital wear and the holders for the two fasterners are missing.  #1919060325 - $350.00

 
  $115.00 1919 - History of Japanese Pictorial Art, Collotypes   #1919040408
Akiyama, Aisaburo:
A Brief History of Pictorial Japan, Tokyo, 1919 (1916?), 14 collotype plates (2 fold-up), 8vo (6 x 9 in), hand colored (stenciled) covers, decorative string ties with leather eyelets, top edge in gilt, folded leaves, 2 page index of artists, 81 pp. The plates are not numbered but are included in the page count of 81 pp. Each plate has a descriptive caption. A concise history of pictorial art in Japan. Begins with 660 B.C. and ends with the close of the Meiji era (1912). During each era there is an introductory historical comment and this is followed by comments on the various Schools of pictorial art and the primary artists of the schools. Comments regarding the individual artists are generally brief, a sentence or two. The 14 black and white collotype plates depict key art during the various periods. There is ambiguity regarding dating the book. The title page states "1919" but the colophon lists Taisho 5 (1916) as the printing and publication date. The author's preface is dated 1916. Perhaps the date on the title page is an error. It appears there was only one edition of this book and the colophon lists only one printing.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The two decorative string ties are missing. However they are not critical to the binding and the book is solid and tight without them. I have noticed that these string ties tended to stain the book and were often removed to prevent damage. The book is very clean internally and I would rate it Fine were the string ties present.  #1919040408 - $115.00

 
  $65.00 1920 - Handbook of the Old Shrines and Temples and Their Treasures in Japan, with Dust Jacket  #1916131106a
Bureau of Religions:
Handbook of the Old Shrines and Temples and Their Treasures in Japan, 1920, Tokyo, Bureau of Religions, Department of Education, printed by Sanshusha, flexible blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, plain brown dust jacket with title in black on the spine, 12mo (5 x 7 1/4 in - 12.5 x 18.5 cm), i-xii ("Note," table of contents, list of "Block Plans," List of Illustrations," "Synopsis of the History of Japanese Art)," sketch maps/block plans (18) and 172 black and white half-tone reproductions of photographs on 60 plates (I-LX), large fold-out map (16nbsp;xnbsp;12 in) map tipped in at the rear, 144 numbered pages. The 60 plates are not include in the page count. In total there are 216 pages (i-xii, I-LX, 1-144 numbered text pages) plus the large fold-out map. To see the dust jacket, covers, title page and representative pages, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is solid and there is no foxing or staining or making to the pages. There is an extensive gift inscription on a front free page from a student at Meiji University. The book is seldom found with the original dust jacket. The dust jacket is present and in Good condition. The head and foot of the dust jacket are chipped and the spine is browned and has a stain spot.  #&1916131106anbsp;- $65.00

 
  $165.00 1920 - The Ceremonies of A Japanese Marriage, Seventh Edition, Takagi, Kobe  1920081143
Takagi, T. (Publisher):
The Ceremonies of A Japanese Marriage, Kobe, Takagi Photo Co, Taisho 9 (1920), 7th edition, oblong 8vo (7 x 10 1/4 in - 18 x 26 cm), English language, title page with red lettering only, no introduction, 20 hand colored collotype plates with captions, hard boards covered with silk type fabric, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). Pictorial depiction of several aspects of a Japanese marriage. Spans the sequence of events which include the male meeting with a "match-maker," the actual marriage ceremony (a series of several pictures) and the gifts. The colophon indicates this is the 7th edition (1920). For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The covers are heavily worn and foxed. The pages are aged light brown but supple and not brittle. There is scattered light foxing. Towards the rear of the book, particularly on the 15th and 16th plates, there is heavy staining in the margins and on the back. The binding is holding but slightly loose. The spine covering is 90% missing.  #1920081143 - $165.00

 
  $315.00 1920 - Characteristic Gardens in Japan, T. Takagi, Collotypes  #1920100529
Takagi Photo. Co.
Takagi, T (Proprietor):
Characteristic Gardens in Japan, Kobe, "Takagi Photo Co., T. Takagi Proprietor," Taisho 9 (1920), oblong 8vo (7 1/8 x 10 in - 18 x 25 cm), undecorated silk over cardboard, single string tie, English language, color lithograph inside cover, no title page, no introduction, 20 hand colored collotype plates with captions, no tissue guards, unpaginated. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in (10.5 x 15 cm). A pictorial record of important gardens. The gardens are primarily, but not exclusively, in the Kyoto area.. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers have scrapes and worn areas, primarily at the corners and edges. There is foxing on the inside cover and back of the colophon page. Internally clean with no foxing, staining or marking.  #1920100529 - $315.00

 
  $90.00 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type Ia, 15 Plates, Very Good  #1920131046a
Anonymous:
Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Japan, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 15 (book Type Ib) black and white collotype plates (3 of which fold out) with descriptive text printed on the plate, text pages printed in blue, large color fold-out map in pocket at the rear (19 x 14 7/8 in - 48.4 x 35 cm) of "Hakone District," 39 pp. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. It also has an insert of the area surrounding the hotel. For information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ (Near Fine) condition. No foxing, staining or markings. The map is fault free. The cover has minor edge scrapes.  #1920080807 - $90.00

 
  $75.00 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type IIa, 15 Plates, Good  #1920080807
Anonymous:
Fujiya Hotel, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, printed by the Tokyo Printing Co. LTD., a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 15 black and white collotype plates (3 of which fold out) with descriptive text and sometimes additional information printed on the plate, text pages printed in blue with key words highlighted in red, large color fold-out map in pocket at the rear (17 1/2 x 10 in - 44 x 25.6 cm) of "Hakone District," 19 numbered pages of text. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. It also has an insert of the area surrounding the hotel. For general information on this book, click here.

There are two slightly different versions of this book. Within the Type II there are two minor variations which I have designated Type IIa and IIb. This book is Type IIa.

Condition. The book is in Good condition. The book has foxing which is more pronounced at the front and back. Occasionally the foxing intrudes into the image area of the plates. The binding is solid. While all pages are present, the last four page are not in the correct order. They the last three pages are numbered 19, 18 & 17.  #1920080807 - $75.00

 
  $95.00 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type IIa Variety, 15 Plates, Very Good  #1920080807
Anonymous:
Fujiya Hotel, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, printed by the Tokyo Printing Co. LTD., a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 15 black and white collotype plates (3 of which fold out) with descriptive text and sometimes additional information printed on the plate, text pages printed in blue with key words highlighted in red, large color fold-out map in pocket at the rear (17 1/2 x 10 in - 44 x 25.6 cm) of "Hakone District," 19 numbered pages of text. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. It also has an insert of the area surrounding the hotel. For general information on this book, click here. For specific information on this book, click here.

There are two slightly different versions of this book. Within the Type II there are two minor variations which I have designated Type IIa and IIb. This book is Type IIa. In addition, it is a variety of that type with handstamped information on the front and rear covers.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The folding map in the rear pocket is in Fine condition.  #1920110230 - $95.00

 
  $55.00 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type IIa Variety, 14 Plates, Very Good  #1920120325
Fujiya Hotel, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, printed by the Tokyo Printing Co. LTD., a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 14 black and white collotype plates (2 of which fold out) with descriptive text and sometimes additional information printed on the plate, large color fold-out map "Hakone District," in pocket at the rear, 19 numbered pages of text. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. For general information on this book, click here. For specific information on this book, click here.

There are two slightly different versions of this book. Within the Type II there are two minor variations which I have designated Type IIa and IIb. This book is Type IIa with 14 plates. In addition, it is a variety of that type with handstamped information on the front and rear covers.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. There is light foxing to the plates. There are pencil "X" (5 of them) on 5 of the 19 text pages. This book does not contain the Kanaya Hotel which is the last plate in some books.  #1920120325 - $55.00

 
  ~Sold~ 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type IIb, 15 Plates, Very Good  #1920100845
Anonymous:
Fujiya Hotel, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, printed by the Tokyo Printing Co. LTD., a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 15 black and white collotype plates (3 of which fold out) with descriptive text and sometimes additional information printed on the plate, text pages printed in blue with key words highlighted in red, large color fold-out map in pocket at the rear (17 1/2 x 10 in - 44 x 25.6 cm) of "Hakone District," 19 numbered pages of text. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. For general information on this book, click here.

There are two slightly different versions of this book. Within the Type II there are two minor variations which I have designated Type IIa and IIb. This book is Type IIb.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding is solid. It is free of marking or foxing. There is toning on many of the plates but it is on the back or outide the image area.  #1920100845 - ~Sold~

 
  $90.00 1920 - Fujiya Hotel (Guide Book), Type IIb, 15 Plates, Very Good-  #1920120828
Anonymous:
Fujiya Hotel, Japan, Fujiya Hotel, printed by the Tokyo Printing Co. LTD., a guide book published by the hotel, undated but ca 1920, small 18mo (4 1/4 x 6 in - 10.6 x 15 cm), lithographed illustrated card wraps, spine covered, string tied, 15 black and white collotype plates (3 of which fold out) with descriptive text and sometimes additional information printed on the plate, text pages printed in blue with key words highlighted in red, large color fold-out map in pocket at the rear (17 1/2 x 10 in - 44 x 25.6 cm) of "Hakone District," 19 numbered pages of text. The color map shows topographic details to include contour lines, roads, railway stations and railways. For general information on this book, click here.

There are two slightly different versions of this book. Within the Type II there are two minor variations which I have designated Type IIa and IIb. This book is Type IIb.

Condition. The book is in Very Good- condition. The binding is solid. There is a 1/2 inch piece missing at the head of the spine covering. One page has a check mark. There is toning on many of the plates but it is on the back or outide the image area.  #1920120828 - $90.00

 
  $25.00 c1920 - Miniature Print, "Seta Omi," T. Hasegawa  #1920120113
Hasegawa, T:
Miniature print (post card size) titled "Seta Omi". To see this print, click here.

Condition. The print has a manuscript entry on the back.  #1920120113 - $25.00

 
  $295.00 c1920 - Process of Wood-Cut Printing Explained, Shimbi Shoin, Type IIIa, VG+  #1920140909
The Shimbi Shoin, LTD:
Process of Wood-Cut Printing Explained ("On a Boat by Kiyonaga"), Tokyo, Shimbi Shoin, Ltd, undated but ca 1920, 16mo (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in (12.2 x 17.6 cm) string tied, stiff wraps with a color woodcut on the front cover, 47 pp (4 page introduction in English, 2 pages of introduction in Japanese, 1 title page, and 40 pages of woodcuts). The woodcut pages were printed on single sheets and then joined along the outside edge with glue. A step by step illustrated guide to how color woodcut prints are made. Using a single print as the basis for the guide, as you go through the book a color woodblock (woodcut) print progresses through it's various manufacturing stages to become a completed image. Each color (even shades of the same color) requires a different block and this is demonstrated step by step. The book contains a 4 page (double folded pages) introduction in english, a 2 page introduction in Japanese (6 numbered pages in total), a title page and the balance consists of 20 woodcuts on the left page and the resulting cumulative state of the woodblock print on the right page. The introduction is printed on thinner paper than the pages with the actual woodblock illustrations. The woodcuts are printed on thick high quality tannish hosho paper. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The covering on the spine is complete. The covers have light but toning. The pages are clean and free of faults.  #19201409096 - $295.00

 
  $295.00 ca 1922 - The Boy Who Drew Cats, T. Hasegawa, Fairy Tale, No 23, Reprint   #1922120626
Hasegawa, T. (Publisher)
Hearn, Lafcadio:
The Boy Who Drew Cats, Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 23, Rendered into English by Lafcadio Hearn, Tokyo (17 Kami-Negishi), T. Hasegawa, Meiji 31 (c1922), small 12mo (5 x 6 3/4 in - 12.8 x 17.3 cm), medium size for a Hasegawa book, creped paper in folded sheets, spine covered, silk stab ties, 24 pages (12 folded pages) including the covers. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in As New Condition. No faults. The new issue thin rice paper wrap is present.  #1922120626 - $295.00

 
  $135.00 1923 - Earthquake Pictorial Edition, Parts 1 and 2, Osaka Mainichi  #1923131205
Osaka Mainichi:
Earthquake Pictorial Edition, Parts 1 & 2, Published by the Osaka Mainichi, Osaka, September 23, 1923, large horizontal 8vo (8 1/4 x 12 in - 21 x 30.2 cm), cord tied (top and bottom ties), stiff wraps, Japanese format reading back to front, each part with 40 plates. The plates are halftone reproductions of photographs. Most plates reproduce two or more photographs. There is a table of contents in English and one in Japanese. Each photograph contains descriptive captions in English and Japanese. This is an important and comprehensive pictorial account of the great Kanto earthquake. There is one two fold out plate which is a panoramic view of the destruction in Yokohama. On September 1, 1923, a massive earthquake (8.3 magnitude) hit the densely populated and industrialized Kanto plain devastating Tokyo, Yokohama and the surroundings areas. There is a third part to this set but it is not in this unit. To see the covers and colophon, click here - Part 1 and here - Part 2.

Condition. Both parts have a manuscript ink inscription on the top of the front cover reading "from EH Summers, Kobe." Part 1 is in Very Good- condition. The covering of the spine is broken and partially has pulled away from the upper cover. Because of this the front and back covers slip back and forth. There is a stain at the middle bottom of the front cover and there is a chipped/broken area alone the outside edge of the front cover. Part 2 is in Very Good+ condition with solid covers and minor breaks in the spine covering at the top and bottom of the spine. Both parts are clean with no staining or faults internally.  #1923131205 - $135.00

 
  $50.00 1923 - Earthquake Pictorial Edition, Part 1, Osaka Mainichi  #1923101217b
Osaka Mainichi:
Earthquake Pictorial Edition, Part 1, Published by the Osaka Mainichi, Osaka, September 23, 1923, large horizontal 8vo (8 1/4 x 12 in - 21 x 30.2 cm), cord tied (top and bottom ties), stiff wraps, Japanese format reading back to front, each part with 40 plates. The plates are halftone reproductions of photographs. Most plates reproduce two or more photographs. There is a table of contents in English and one in Japanese. Each photograph contains descriptive captions in English and Japanese. This is an important and comprehensive pictorial account of the great Kanto earthquake. There is one two fold out plate which is a panoramic view of the destruction in Yokohama. On September 1, 1923, a massive earthquake (8.3 magnitude) hit the densely populated and industrialized Kanto plain devastating Tokyo, Yokohama and the surroundings areas. There are two other parts to this set but they are not in this unit. To see the covers and an example of the plates, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The covers have staining and chipping. The front cover has a heavy vertical crease. The covering of the spine is broken and partially missing. Because of this the front and back covers slip back and forth.  #1923101217b - $50.00

 
  $65.00 1923 - Souvenir Album of the Great Earthquake and Fire in Japan, September 1, 1923  #1923101217c
Undetermined:
Souvenir Album of the Great Earthquake and Fire in Japan, September 1, 1923, large horizontal 8vo (9 x 12 in - 23 x 31 cm), cord tied (top and bottom ties), decorated cardboard boards covered with paper, Japanese format reading back to front, approximately 188 plates, 1 map. The plates are halftone reproductions of photographs. Plates include a map in color, 6 double page fold out plates (printed one side only) and 182 (184) numbered single page plates (4 in color, 178 black and white) printed front and back, There is a table of contents in Japanese only. The Japanese preface gives the date of Taisho 12 (1923).11.1. Each plate contains descriptive captions in English and Japanese. A comprehensive pictorial account of the great Kanto earthquake. The plates included many before and after views. To see the covers, title page and preface, click here. The table of contents is here. For examples of the plates, click here.

Condition. The book is in Fair condition. The covers are stained and badly scraped. Internally clean. It appears that pages at the back are missing. The last page is numbered 182. The index lists 184 plates. There is no colophon at the rear and that is probably missing along with the two plates (1 page printed front and back).  #1923101217c - $65.00

 
  $175.00 1923 - US Naval Hospital, 99 Bluff, Yokohama, Before and After the Great Kanto Earthquake  #1923131020
US Naval Hospital, Yokohama:
This unit consists of photographs of the US Naval Hospital (USNH), Yokohama, before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and one shows the spot where the hospital stood immediately after the earthquake and resulting fire-storm that obliterated the structures on the Bluff as well as in the foreign settlement area below.

The unit consists of 6 black and white 3 x 5 inch photographs. Three of the photographs show the USNH before the Great Kanto Earthquake and one shows it after the Earthquake. Two other photographs show the devastation to the foreign settlement section of Yokohama in the area below the Bluff.

To see the photographs, click here.

Condition. The photographs in Very Good condition with no significant faults. They have manuscript annotations on the backs.  #1923131020 - $175.00

 
  $195.00 1924 - Ainu Fireside Stores Translated by John Batchelor  #1924091124a
Batchelor, John:
Uwepekere or Ainu Fireside Stories, As Told by One of Themselves, Translated by Ven. Dr. John Batchelor, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyobunkwan, 1924, 12mo, gray paper covered boards with paste on black and white half-tone photographic image, three text illustrations, 104 pp. The text is presented in two columns. The left column is the actual Ainu story written in the Roman alphabet (transliterated into English). The right column is Dr. Bachelor's translation into English. The book contains 50 numbered Ainu stories such as "About worshipping trees [#3], "The feast for the dead" [#34] and "The empty-house-demon" [#44]. To see the covers, click here.

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The spine covering is badly chipped/cracked and pulling away at several places. The joints are weak but not broken. The inside of the front cover and adjoining free page are heavily toned. The text is clean and free of faults.  #1924091124a - $195.00

 
  Sold 1924 - Fujiyama, The Sacred Mountain of Japan, Frederik Starr  #1924150301
Starr, Frederick (September 1858 - August 1933):
Fujiyama, The Sacred Mountain of Japan, Chicago, Covici-Mcgee Co, printed by W.F. Hall Printing Co., 1924, 8vo (6 1/8 x 9 in - 16 x 23.5 cm), black cloth with gilt title and decoration on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge trimmed and stained black, right and bottom edges untrimmed, color illustration inside front and back covers extending onto the adjacent free end page, frontispiece photograph of Frederick Starr and Shibata Reiichi, 41 additional plates of black and white half tone illustrations which reproduce photographs, drawings and woodblocks, 158 pp. For more information on this book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards have several scuffed, faded and discolored areas. The head and foot of the spine are soft and lightly frayed. The gilt lettering on the front cover is not complete. The gilt on "Fujiyama" is entirely gone and approximately 1/2 of the gilt on the blindstamped decoration at the bottom is missing. The guilt lettering on the spine is present but fading. Internally the book is clean and free of markings, writing, foxing or stains. A coupe of pages have small, less than 1 cm, foredge tears.  #1924150301 - Sold

 
  $75.00 1924 - Japan, Korea & Formosa, Holmes Travel Series  #24020150
Tietjens, Eunice
Wheeler, William (editor)
Holmes, Burton (editor):
Japan, Korea and Formosa, Burton Holmes Travel Series, A Series of Informational Silent Readers, Chicago, Wheeler Publishing Company, 1924, dark blue cloth boards, front board with gilt title and inlaid picture, back board with embossed profile, title on spine in gold gilt, end papers are maps, large 12mo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 14 x 19 cm), 404 pp. The Burton series was intended provide "upper elementary grades" supplemental information in the study of geography. This book is not a numbered book in a series set. It is a stand-alone volume on Japan. The sections on Korea and Formosa are very short (less than 1/10 of the book). This book is well illustrated with 145+ black and white photographic plates. Of these illustrations, 66 are full page plates. I have seen this book listed as having a first printing of 1925 and described very similar to this. It could be that this book of 1924 is the first printing. For more information on this specific book, click here.

Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. There is some light softness at the head and foot of the spine. The corners are lightly bumped. There are 4-5 areas around the inlaid picture on the front board where it is chipped. The gold gilt title on the spine is barely visible. There are two dings on the outside edges of both the front and back boards. Contents are tight and clean. No dust jacket and I believe none was issued.  #1924020150 - $75.00

 
  $1850.00 1924-5 - Okinawa Photograph Albums (Collotype Plates)  #1924100232
Sakaguchi Soichiro:
Okinawa Shashincho, Dai Isshu (Vol I) and Dai Nishu (Vol II), Wakayama (Vol I) and Osaka (Vol II), Taisho Shashin Kogeisho, Wakayama (Vol I) and Osaka (Vol II), Taisho 14 (1924), horizontal 8vo (6 x 9 in - 15 x 22.5 cm), stiff decorated wraps, string ties, text entirely in Japanese, Japanese language colophon at the rear, each book with 50 black and white collotype plates from photographs and descriptive text page. The first volume contains a frontispiece plate so there are a total of 101 plates in the two volumes. Second and third printings of Volume II in 1925 have been confirmed. For more information on this book set, click here.

Condition. The books are in Good+ condition. The bindings are solid. The covers have light soiling and scrapes and small edge tears. Sections (less than 1 inch) of the spine coverings are missing. Internally the books are in clean and in Very Good condition. There are no markings. Foxing and toning is primarily confined to the front and rear of the volumes.  #1924100232 - $1850.00

 
  $850.00 c1924 - Folio of Twenty Two Plates with Folding Case, Shimbi Shoin  #1924130847
Shimbi Shoin:
While most Shimbi Shoin art reproduction plates are found bound into books, or extracted from books, the company did market color woodcut reproduction plates individually. The basic plate is thick high quality card stock. The plate size is 12 3/4 x 19 in - 32.5 x 48 cm. The art reproduction color woodcblock prints are tipped to the plate. They cover from 50% to 80% of the plate. These plates are from the Shimbi Shoin "A" ("Buddhistic and Human Figures") series and "D" ("Genre") series.

There are twenty-two plates housed in a folding case in this unit.

  1. A34 Nakihira Going to Azuma, Korin (1658-1716)
  2. A43 Leading a Monkey, Okyo (1733-1795)
  3. D1 Looking at Maple-Leaves, Sueyori (17th Century)
  4. D2 Scenes in a Green Room, Morobobue (1618-1694)
  5. D5 Seven Beauties in a Bamboo Groove, Soken (1779-1818)
  6. D6 Two Beauties Reading a Book, Shunsho (1726-1792)
  7. D8 Ladies Playing Cards, Masanobu (1690-1768)
  8. D12 Sukeroku and Agemaki, Kyoden (19th Century)
  9. D18 Beauty Admiring Her Face in a Mirror, Hokusai
  10. D19 Beauty and Girl with Cat, Masanobou (1690-1768)
  11. D20 Beauty in Autumn, Shinsai (19th Century)
  12. D22 Men and Women Amusing Themselves, Soukenobu (1671-1751)
  13. D23 Beauties Looking at Cherry Blossoms, Soukenobu (1671-1751)
  14. D29 Man and Woman in the Snow, Koryusai (18th Century)
  15. D31 Beauty Dressing in Summer, Utamaro (1753-1805)
  16. D38 Beauty and Girl by the Screen, Eishi
  17. D53 Beauty and Reeds, Sukenobu
  18. D57 Beauties Playing Cards, Isshu (19th Century)
  19. D65 Young Man and Girl, Kwaigetsuda (18th Century)

  20. [Lady by Screen]
  21. [Man with Tourch]
  22. [Men and Women]

For more information on this unit, click here.

Condition. Plates. The tipped to plate color woodblock prints are clean and free of marking, toning, staining or foxing. The actual plates are clean but some show overall toning/aging. However, the paper is supple and not brittle or damaged. Plate D53 appears to have been mounted and displayed in light. The plate shows moderated toning except along the edges where the mount would have covered it. This condition is not seen in any of the other plates. The edges/seams have been crudely repaired with transparent tape. This is a heavy unit and postage will be quoted based upon the destination.  #1924130847 - $850.00

 
  $900.00 c1924 - Folio of Twenty Four (24) Plates with Wooden Case, Shimbi Shoin  #1924140419
Shimbi Shoin:
While most Shimbi Shoin art reproduction plates are found bound into books, or extracted from books, the company did market color woodcut reproduction plates individually. The basic plate is thick high quality card stock. The plate size is 12 3/4 x 19 in - 32.5 x 48 cm. The art reproduction color woodblock prints are tipped to the plate. They cover from 50% to 80% of the plate. These plates are from the Shimbi Shoin "A" ("Buddhistic and Human Figures") series and "D" ("Genre") series.

There are twenty-four plates housed in a folding case in this unit.

  1. A22 Chinese Beauty, Genki (1750-1797)
  2. B12 Cherry Tree on the Beach, Hoitsu (1761-1828)
  3. B24 Maple Under the Moon, Hoitsu (1761-1828) - second paste on lable "By Hotsu Sakai (1761-1821)"
  4. B28 Cock and Hen Under Plum Blossoms (no lettering),
  5. B44 Morning Glories and Sparrows, Rosetsu (1755-1799)
  6. B50 Peacock, Tessan (1775-1841)
  7. B62 Lotus and Herons, Chikuto (1776-1853)
  8. B64 Autumnal Foliage and Doves, Yamamoto Baiitsu (1790-1857) Benjin School (handwritten number)
  9. B98 Sparrows Among Bamboos, Rosetsu (1755-1799)
  10. C1 Landscape, Sesshu (1420-1506)
  11. C11 Landscape, Motonobu (1476-1559)
  12. C16 Toyemmei (Chinese Tao - Yuan-Ming) Returning Home], Buncho (1776-1843)
  13. C30 Landscape, Sesshu (1420-1506)
  14. D8 Ladies Playing Cards, Masanobu (1690-1768) dup
  15. D40 Beauty Standing, Choshun Miyagawa (1682-1752), Ukiyoye School
  16. E3 Landscape, Go Doshi (Wu Tao-tzu), Tang
  17. E9 Lotus Flower and Herons, Jo Ki (Hsu Hsi) Sung
  18. E10 Lotus Flow