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Fifth Grade Science [japanese Text] [Japanese Import]

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Japan, Kodansha: 1986

Seller ID: 27897

ISBN: 4061909657

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; Tight bright and neat in uniformly bright crisp-edged dust jacket. Just light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges. Superficial toning to jacket flaps at edges. Sticker residue to front jacket. Superficial toning to white pages at edges. Profusely illustrated with drawings and diagrams in exaggerated cartoon style along with more technical illustrations. Fifth grade level science textbook in Japanese. Solid unm... View more info

Too Young for a Forgettable War

By: Alli, William Edward

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14693

ISBN: 1441510788

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Superb unread copy. Tight, bright and fresh. Feels and appears as new. Fine View more info

The Shogun's Daughter; A Novel

By: Bennet, Robert Ames & W. D. Goldbeck (Illust. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32240

Condition: Very Good-


Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 420 pages; Soundly bound in original ribbed, purple cloth with pictorial title design in gilt to cover and spine; pictorial design to spine a bit rubbed and fading. Handsomely illustrated with 5 color plates from paintings by Goldbeck. Mild soiling top edge of page block and superficial pitting to front edge. Solid and attractive. VG- View more info

Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation

By: Bielefeldt, Carl

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 33802

ISBN: 0520060563

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and clean title lettered dust jacket. Original retailer price penned in small scrip to top corner of front endpage. Trace sunning to spine panel of jacket. Feels and appears unread. NF/VG++ View more info

Japan and the Politics of Techno-Globalism

By: Corning, Gregory P

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe // East Gate Book: 2004

Seller ID: 14095

ISBN: 076560969X

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages; Good. No dust jacket as issued. Square snug copy. Reviewer's minimal pencil annotations to a small number of pages. Bright clean copy. VG- View more info

Zen at Daitoku-ji

By: Covell, Jon & Yamada Sobin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Tokyo and New York, Kodansha International: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 27713

ISBN: 0870112279

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


; Photographs & reproductions of period art; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 203 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Two tiny closed tears to jacket edges and trace shelf rub to top front corner of the rear panel. Contents exceptionally fresh and neat. Handsome copy is not far from as new. NF/NF . ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international ... View more info

At the Emperor's Wish; A Tale of the New Japan

By: Davis, Oscar King

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1905

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 24740

Condition: Very Good+


Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 149 pages; HC is square sound and clean in original ribbed gray cloth with delicate cherry blossom branch stamped in three colors to cover. The white title stamping to spine just a little rubbed. Corners lightly bumped. 4 attractive color illustrations including frontis and delicate period monotone illustrated endpages and chapter designs. Attractive and neat. Uncommon. VG+ View more info

Olympiad of Art - Olympiade Des Arts

By: Glibota, Ante (Ed. )

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Seoul, Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee: 1988

Seller ID: 21339

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Photographs; Square Folio; 841 pages; Massive, oversize, square format HC/DJ. Bright, tight and clean in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Profusely illustrated with vibrant color photographs. Text in French, Korean and English. Just superficial shelf evidence to jacket surfaces. NF/NF ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Princes Fire-flash & Fire-fade Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 14

By: Hasegawa, T. & T. H. James (Trans. ) & Sensei Eitaku

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 31580

Condition: Good


24mo 5" - 6" tall; 1887 Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho. Tokyo. By appearances the 2nd edition with 1887 colophon and the 2nd format with larger and improved woodblock images. Small size 4 x 6 inches in crepe paper, bound with stabbed silk cord sewn thread. Front cover toned and soil darkened with illustration and title lettering dimmed and dulled. There are shallow/moderate sized chips torn from the lower front corner of the final 5 leaves - with some loss of a l... View more info

Kotto, Being Japanese Curios with Sundry Cobwebs

By: Hearn, Lafcadio

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1902

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21159

Condition: Very Good-


Woodcuts and lithographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; 1902 MacMillan. HC 1st edition, 1st state. In publisher's decorative pictorial olive green cloth. Pictorial elements to cover and spine in gold, black and forest green. Single black rule border to cover board. 1st issue/state with pictorial overlay on title page misprinted upside down. Generally neat and sound with mild shelf soiling to boards and light foxing to the recto of the frontis photo illustration. ... View more info

Chita; A Memory of Last island

By: Hearn, Lafcadio

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25088

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; Soundly bound in original brown cloth with decorative patterned bordering and vignette to cover and spine. Title design dulled and faded at spine but still readily legible. Cloth rubbed at edges and spine ends with stress and superficial fray at spine tips. Binding moderately cocked in the spine. Small damp outline in the lower gutter edge of the first several pages; expected light toning to page stock. Partial split in the rear endp... View more info

Nippon Shindo Ron Or, The National Ideals of the Japanese People

By: Hibino, Yutaka & A. P. McKenzie (Trans & Intro. )

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1928

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 33623

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; HC soundly bound in original blue cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Text clean with no marks observed, but with ex-library indications including remnants of a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Light shelf stress to cloth at spien ends and corners. Snug with clean text; condition graded down to reflect prior institutional ownership indications but generally near VG. G+ thus View more info

Ainu, Ima; [Kitaguni No Senjushatachi]

By: Hiroki, Nishiura

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Shinsensha: 1997

Seller ID: 20140

ISBN: 4787784188

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial dust jacket. Bright, tight and neat. Inscription with drawing to front endpage, possibly authorial. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text in Japanese. F/F. View more info

A New Paradigm For Korea's Economic Development: From Government Control to Market Economy

By: Jwa, Sung-Hee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 2001

Seller ID: haz.al4014

ISBN: 0333760638

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Studies in the Korean Economy; Charts & Graphs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; 2001 Palgrave macmillan HC/DJ Appears unread and unused. As new View more info

Journey to the "Missouri"

By: Kase, Toshikazu and David Nelson Rowe (Ed. and Foreword)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1950

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15044

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Photo frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages; HC/DJ 2nd printing of the original edition. Sound unmarked copy in original photo illustrated dust jacket. Text clean and unmarked. Mild shelf bump top front corner. Mild foxing to endpages. Dust jacket is a little ratty at the edges with nicks and small chips. Small damp stain at base of spine leaves a superficial red offset stain base of rear cover but is not apparent to boards or contents. Uncommon, especially in du... View more info

Genkina Madeline

By: Ludwig Bemelmans; Teiji Seta (translator)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Tokyo, Fukuinkan: 2012

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 19931

ISBN: 4834003620

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize HC/DJ. Bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Japanese edition of Bemelman's timeless classic. Superb copy. F/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Important Japanese Works of Art; Sotheby's Catalogue for May 1981 Sale 4599Y

By: Marion, John L. (Chairman and President)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.: 1978

Seller ID: 19184

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; Bright, tight and unmarked. Trace soiling to the covers. Spine slightly sunned. Illustrated with B&W photographs of the lots. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Sacred Tree; Being the Second Part of the Tale of Genji

By: Murasaki, Lady & Arthur Waley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22365

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bound in publisher's green quarter cloth over patterned yellow and green paper boards. Paper title label to spine. Top edge with publisher's green top stain; other edges untrimmed. Trace foxing to the top edge of the half-title page. In original metallic gold colored dust jacket with pictorial designs and lettering in black. Publisher's $3.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with shall... View more info

Katsura; A Princely Retreat

By: Naito, Akira & Takeshi Nishikawa (Photos) & Charles Terry (Trans)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Tokyo and New York, Kodansha: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 27741

ISBN: 0870112716

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Oblong Folio 13" - 23" t; 182 pages; Massive, oblong format folio HC/DJ in teal colored slipcase. 1st edition and printing. Inscribed and signed by both author and photographer in Japanese to the half-title page. Folding color plan of Katusra palace and garden is immaculate and laid in at front. Just trace stress imperfections to the surfaces of the color pictorial dust jacket with price apparently clipped from the top corner of the front flap. Yop front corner ... View more info

Le Japon, Raconte Par Laurence Oliphant Traduction Publiée Par M. Guizot

By: Oliphant, Laurence and M. Guizot (Trans [French])

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Paris, Michel Levy: 1875

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 28706

Condition: Very Good-


Woodcuts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 379 pages; 2nd edition, thus after the original 1860 edition. Translated into French by Guizot. Snugly bound and bright in original publisher's trade cloth with elaborate, detailed decorative borders and patterns with inset titles to cover and spine in black and gilt. All edges gilt; armorial bookplate of Collemant Delamarre mounted to front pastedown. Light shelf bumping to boards at corners with trace fray to cloth at tips an... View more info