Results (1 - 29) of 29

Show results for

Product Type

  • All Product Types
  • Books (29)
  • Magazines & Periodicals
  • Comics
  • Sheet Music
  • Art, Prints & Posters
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Manuscripts &
    Paper Collectibles

Refine by

Condition

Binding

Collectible Attributes

Free Shipping

Bookseller Location

  • All Locations

Bookseller Rating

Kawanabe, Kyosai, -

New

Quantity Available: > 20

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: 2017. jpn. Book Condition: New. 30 Lang: - jpn, Pages 30, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2017 with the help of original edition published long back [1881]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: Softcover. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111008451372

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 1.

Kawanabe, Kyosai, -

New Hardcover

Quantity Available: > 20

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.86
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 30 Lang: - jpn, Pages 30, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2017 with the help of original edition published long back [1881]. This book is Printed in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. (Any type of Customisation is possible). Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: jpn. Bookseller Inventory # 1111008451372

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 2.

Kyosai, Kawanabe (Illustrator)/ Hunter, Jack (Editor)

Published by Shinbaku Books (2013)

ISBN 10: 1840683090 ISBN 13: 9781840683097

New Paperback

Quantity Available: 2

From: Revaluation Books (Exeter, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 25.61
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Shinbaku Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 10.75x8.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1840683090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 3.

Kawanabe Kyosai

Published by Shinbaku Books (2013)

ISBN 10: 1840683090 ISBN 13: 9781840683097

New PaperBack

Quantity Available: 3

From: Strand Book Store, ABAA (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 34.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Shinbaku Books, 2013. PaperBack. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 2303874

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 4.

Kyosai, Kawanabe

Published by Shinbaku Books

ISBN 10: 1840683090 ISBN 13: 9781840683097

New PAPERBACK

Quantity Available: 4

From: Russell Books (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 34.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Shinbaku Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1840683090 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781840683097

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 5.

Kyosai, Kawanabe (Illustrator)/ Hunter, Jack (Editor)

Published by Shinbaku Books (2013)

ISBN 10: 1840683090 ISBN 13: 9781840683097

New Paperback

Quantity Available: 1

From: Revaluation Books (Exeter, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 42.11
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Shinbaku Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 128 pages. 10.75x8.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-1840683090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 6.

R.T.V. Sales. [art, Oscar Kokoschka, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Tsugouharu Foujita, Joan Miro, Maurice de Vlaminck, Maurice Utrillo, Albert Marquet, Georges Roualt, Raoul Dufy, Amedeo Modigliani, Edward Hopper, Franz Marc, George Bellows, Paul Klee, Maurice Prendergast, William James Glackens, Paul Gauguin, George Benjamin Luks, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, CLaude Monet, Odilon Redon, Pierre August Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Luc-Albert Moreau, Eugene Boudin, William Robinson Leigh, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Kawanabe Kyosai,

Published by New York, R.T.V. Sales, 1966 (1966)

Used Soft cover

Quantity Available: 1

From: Joseph Valles - Books (Stockbridge, GA, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 88.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.95
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: New York, R.T.V. Sales, 1966, 1966. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1 v. (unpaged) 100 col. plates. 38 cm. large, 12" x 15" photogaphic plates ; LCCN: 67-5658 ; LC: ND1145; Dewey: 750 ; OCLC: 1134869 ; On spine: The book of the world's most beautiful paintings.; color photographic stiff paper wrappers ; the 100 artists featured are Oscar Kokoschka, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Tsugouharu Foujita, Joan Miro, Maurice de Vlaminck, Maurice Utrillo, Albert Marquet, Georges Roualt, Raoul Dufy, Amedeo Modigliani, Edward Hopper, Franz Marc, George Bellows, Paul Klee, Maurice Prendergast, William James Glackens, Paul Gauguin, George Benjamin Luks, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, CLaude Monet, Odilon Redon, Pierre August Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Luc-Albert Moreau, Eugene Boudin, William Robinson Leigh, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Kawanabe Kyosai, George Inness, Albert Bierstadt, Worthington Whittredge, Gustave Courbet, Jean Francois Millet, Currier & Ives, Thomas Chambers, Honore Daumier, George Caleb Bingham, Regis Gignoux, Seth Eastman, Koson, William Sidney Mount, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Thomas COle, Theodore Gericault, Eugene Delacroix, Thomas Sully, Thomas Birch, Edward Hicks, Joseph M W Turner, John COnstable, James Peale, Gilbert Stuart, Jean Honore Fragonard, Joshua Reynolds, Francisco Goya, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, Jacob Isaacsz Van Ruisdael, Francesco Guardi, Meindert Hobbema, Jean-Baptiste Simeon Charrdin, Judith Leyster, Jean Antoine Watteau, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Pieter de Hooch, Rembrandt, Canalleto, Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer, Anthony Van Dyck, Georges de la Tour, Peter Paul Rubens, Franz Hals, El Greco, Pieter Breughel the Elder, Veronese, Tintoretto, Correggio, Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Albercht Durer, Quentin Metsys, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci ; "Each painting in this collection was chosen as one of the most perfect representations of each great master's work. Each full color masterpiece has been accompanied by an explanation of the painting and infofrmation about the artist, helping you to a fresh understaning of the artist's intention and a greater appreciation of his achievement. It is the purpose of this collection to give you a brief history of art from the Early Renaissance to the present and to give you a 'grand tour' of the greatest art galleries in the world." - edge nicks to covers ; store stamp on inside front cover ; else VG. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 006540

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 7.

Jack Hunter and Kawanabe Kyosai

Published by Shinbaku Books (2013)

ISBN 10: 1840683090 ISBN 13: 9781840683097

Used Paperback

Quantity Available: 1

From: Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 110.12
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Shinbaku Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1840683090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 8.

A Japanese Menagerie. Animal Pictures. Rosina Buckland,: KYOSAI, Kawanabe.

KYOSAI, Kawanabe.

Published by British Museum Press. London (2006)

Used Hardcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Addyman Books (Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 166.06
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 12.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: British Museum Press. London, 2006. First Edition. DW. 4to. Colour illustrations throughout. Gift inscription to front pastedown and purple ink mark to outer margin of page 65, not affecting illustration. Wrapper is price clipped, spine is lightly sunned and the rear cover is slightly soiled near tail of spine o/w a lovely copy. VG+/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 67972

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 9.

Kawanabe KYÔSAI

Published by Orbis Pictus Club

ISBN 10: 2360680129 ISBN 13: 9782360680122

Used Couverture souple First Edition

Quantity Available: 2

From: Okmhistoire (montrouge, France)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 182.49
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 30.73
From France to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Orbis Pictus Club. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Edition originale. Paris 2010. 1 Volume/1. -- Comme Neuf -- Broché. Type Leporello de 60 volets - Format 20,6 x 12,5 cm ( 640 cm déplié ). Impression sérigraphiée sous habillage cartonné avec titre + Livret de présentation et de traduction, par Christophe Marquet. Un des mille exemplaires de l'édition originale, numérotée, signée. ****************** Kawanabe Kyôsal ( 1831-1889 ) est l'un des peintres japonais les plus fascinants du XIXe siècle, qui s'est illustré notamment dans la veine comique et satirique. Cet artiste anticonformiste, précurseur des dessinateurs de manga actuels, a laissé d'innombrables créations débordantes d'énergie et d'invention, qui se distinguent par leur caractère excentrique et leur dimension parodique. L'Histoire illustrée des cent démons parut au Japon en 1889, quelques mois après sa mort. Cette oeuvre interprète librement le thème d'un rouleau enluminé du XVIe siècle, la Procession nocturne des cent démons, qui illustre une croyance populaire véhiculée par la littérature médiévale japonaise, selon laquelle certaines nuits de l'année une horde de créatures surnaturelles vengeresses envahit les rues de la capitale. Cette réédition, sous la forme d'un leporello de six mètres de long, a été sérigraphiée en sept couleurs afin de restituer la richesse et la profondeur des tons du tirage original gravé sur bois. Elle est accompagnée d'un livret de traductions et de textes de présentation. ""*****************************. Bookseller Inventory # od-504wr

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 10.

TYMOTHY CLARK / KAWANABE KYÕSAI

Published by British Museum Press, London (1993)

ISBN 10: 0714114626 ISBN 13: 9780714114620

Used Paperback, First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: EGIDIUS ANTIQUARISCHE BOEKHANDEL (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 273.73
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 17.13
From Netherlands to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: British Museum Press, London, 1993. Paperback, Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 192 pages, with 122 colour and 160 B&W illustrations. Kawanabe Kyõsai (1831-89) was one of the last great virtuosos of traditional Japanese painting. The 'Intoxicated demon of Painting' who could paint a 50-foot theater curtain in four hours after consuming several bottles of saké, was also a serious student of earlier styles and produced meticulous scrolls of beauties and Buddhist deities, and a comic artist of 'crazy pictures'. Timothy Clark is a curator in the department of Japanes Antiquities at the Brittish Museum. Size: 275 x 220 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 000499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 11.

Nihon no Yurei Meigashu: Yasumura, Toshinobu; Mizuki,

Yasumura, Toshinobu; Mizuki, Shigeru; Komatsu, Kazuhiko; Higashi, Masao, etc.

Published by Jinrui Bunka-sha, Tokyo (2000)

ISBN 10: 4756711936 ISBN 13: 9784756711939

Used Hardcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 345.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Jinrui Bunka-sha, Tokyo, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. Maruyama, Okyo; Kawanabe, Kyosai; Katsushika, Hokusai; Utagawa, Kuniyoshi, etc. (illustrator). First edition.. A first edition, first printing copy of this compilation of famous paintings and woodblock prints of ghouls by notable Japanese artists. The text includes contributions from Japanese literary figures such as `yokai` specialist Komatsu Kazuhiko, literary critic Higashi Masao, and `Gegege no Kitaro` author and artist Mizuki Shigeru. With 75 colour plates of the famous works included. Comes with original dust jacket, slipcase, and shipping box (complete with obi). Shipping box with corners a little bumped, obi with a few small tears to extremities, red pen line to foot. Book, dust jacket and slipcase in near perfect condition. 167 p. Text in Japanese. May require extra shipping due to size and weight. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 12.

Item Description: A MOST EXCELLENT & ECLECTIC COLOR REFERENCE ON HIS ART WORKSTokyo 1987, Riccar. Purple stiff wrs., as new copy, 110p.,32color, 119 b. w. illustrations, 15 figures, Japanese text,summary and list of exhibits in English, ca. 21 x 30 cm.a crisp and clean copy. S C A R C E FIRST AND ONLY EDITIONExcellent and valuable monograph on one of the Meijiperiod's most unusual, creative & most imaginative printartists. His magnificent woodcut prints and illustratedbooks, drawings and manuscripts have fascinated collectorsand curators for years. years. His diversity and pureimagination of demons and devils is unprecedented, andunsurpassed.*This copious reference book illustrates and discussingalmost everything published plus a large percent of hisdrawings and resulting prints. This work is therefore theclosest thing to a "Catalogue Raisonne" on Kyosai to date.Among some of the great entries, are the illustrations andreferences to his stunning and high-water mark set of threeillustrated wood-cut illustrated books on falconry: EHONTAKAKAGAMI: MIRROR OF FALCONRY, please inquire with us abouta copy of this stunning work, as well as requesting ourcurrent list of Kyosai items for sale.*An exceptionally useful reference for any collector, studentor curator of Kyosai.*L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.100.*BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: AnimalPictures of Kawanabe Kyosai.*Josiah Conder: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911.*. *** Color scans of this and most other items are postedto our website. Book description text protected byCopyright. Bookseller Inventory # 89039601

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 13.

Kyosai Suiga: Kawanabe Kyosai

Kawanabe Kyosai

Published by Matsuzaki Hanzo, [Tokyo] (1882)

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 475.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Matsuzaki Hanzo, [Tokyo], 1882. Softcover. Book Condition: Good. Kawanabe Kyosai (illustrator). 1st edition. Volume 1 of Kawanabe Kyosai`s Kyosai Suiga. Kawanabe Kyosai was a famous Japanese Edo/Meiji period woodblock print artist, who was an apprentice of Utagawa Kuniyoshi and pupil at the Kano School, and who often focussed on Japanese folklore in his artworks. Original orange covers heavily worn, binding thread cut at top. With original title plate. 18 leaves of Kyosai`s woodblock prints, lightly coloured in flesh tones, mostly depicting animals, people, and yokai (spirits). Contents in nice condition, with only a little wear and offsetting from Kyosai`s two red hanko name stamps. Text in Japanese. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 208

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 14.

Isaac Newton. Kawanabe Kyosai & Nakagane Masahira.

Used

Quantity Available: 1

From: Richard Neylon (St Marys, TAS, Australia)

Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 529.68
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 31.00
From Australia to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Book Condition: very good. Tokyo, 1873 (Meiji 6). 230x155mm publisher's wrapper (missing the title label); two full page colour woodblock prints by Kyosai. Some smudges that suggest it may have read by a member of the working class; a bit of worming in early pages, nothing serious; a pretty good copy. Could there be a better portrait of Isaac Newton? I doubt it. Where else have you seen the fierce intellect and the majestic dignity of the warrior king of science so well embodied? In one piercing moment he has seen into the secret heart of all things, made his ruling and brought order to an unruly universe. Having decreed how that apple had moved through space and where it now rests he defies it to move again. The other picture is of the young James Watt making his first steam powered discoveries. The myth of child Watt and the kettle seems to date from 1839 with Arago's Eloge of James Watt and in picture a few years later; the earliest I found is an 1844 wood engraving in Jerrold's Illuminated Magazine illustrating a fanciful retelling by Angus Reach. Kyosai's picture is closer in form to Buss's 1845 painting than Marcus Stone's 1863 reworking of the story but it is clear that he has worked - as with Newton and the apple - from the story rather than any pictorial model. There is a complementary 1872 book with much the same title as this introducing the west but each is a complete and separate thing. OCLC finds only the Diet Library copy of this but Waseda University has a sadly chewed copy they illustrate online. Bookseller Inventory # 9843

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 15.

Kaika Mondo [Dialogue on Civilisation]: Ogawa, Tameji

Ogawa, Tameji

Published by Izumiya Kanemon et al. 1874-1875, Tokyo (1874)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 805.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Izumiya Kanemon et al. 1874-1875, Tokyo, 1874. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. Kawanabe, Kyosai (illustrator). Published as 2 v. in 4 pt. Original bindings, slightly soiled. Binding of v.1, pt.1 slightly foxed. Title slips with small nics, those of v.1 pt.1 and pt.2 with hand-writing on (hand-inscriptions to versos of v.1 pt.2 and v.1 pt.1 also). Light water-stains to volumes, particularly v.1 pt.1. `Kaika Mondo` was published as a text on the problems surrounding the great societal upheaval in Japan initiated by the Meiji Restoration (itself a consequence of the opening of Japan to US and foreign trade). Includes 8 colour woodblock-printed illustrations by Kyosai. Kawanabe Kyosai was a famous Japanese Edo/Meiji period woodblock print artist, who was an apprentice of Utagawa Kuniyoshi and pupil at the Kano School, and who often focussed on Japanese folklore in his artworks. Four volumes, complete, published as: V.1 (part 1, part 2) and V.2 (part 1, part 2). Text in Japanese. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 482

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 16.

Wadan Sansai Zue: Bunmeikaika: Mantei, Ouga

Mantei, Ouga

Published by Kobayashi Kiemon, Tokyo (1873)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 945.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Kobayashi Kiemon, Tokyo, 1873. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. No jacket. Kawanabe, Kyosai (illustrator). A `book of nonsense` (the title literally means `The Blossoming of Culturalisation` by Mantei Ouga, illustrated by the famous artist Kawanabe Kyosai. Published in the early Meiji era, just as Japan opened its ports to foreigners, it includes many caricatures of Japanese people displaying aspects of Western culture, as well as comedic wordplay and riddles, often making fun of aspects of the culture they viewed as strange. In other places, the wordplay seems to have no relation to Western culture, and is simply for amusement purposes. Original binding, with title plate slightly damaged. Dated to Meiji 6. With delicate repair with washi paper of minor wormholing. The copy is titled Volume 1, however volume 1 was the only volume ever published. It is split into 3 parts: nature, seasons (& holidays), and people and animals. A small brown stain on the second leaf. Otherwise printing bright and clean. Extremely rare and with beautiful and amusing illustrations by one of the Japanese masters of caricature. Text in Japanese. Japanese binding. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 214

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 17.

Tsuzoku Isoppu Monogatari: Aesop.; Watanabe, On

Aesop.; Watanabe, On

Published by Yamashiroya Sahei 1872-73, Tokyo (1872)

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,350.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Yamashiroya Sahei 1872-73, Tokyo, 1872. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. Fujisawa Bainan ; Sakaki Kouson ; Kawanabe Kyosai ; Bynan (illustrator). 1st ed.. A Japanese translation of 237 of Aesop`s fables, woodblock-printed with numerous Japanese and Western-style illustrations (the latter signed (in the block) `Bynan`). Translated by Watanabe On. Illustrations by Fujisawa Bainan, Sakaki Kouson, and Kawanabe Kyosai. All volumes with original title plates. Some soiling to bindings, esp. to the margins. Numerous ex-ownership stamps inside. Title pages present in v.1 and 4. Minor occasional ink stains but otherwise all volumes in nice condition. This book became a bestseller in Japan soon after publication. Text in Japanese. First ed. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 18.

Isaac Newton]. [James Watt]. - [Sekai Fuzoku: Kawanabe Kyosai &

Kawanabe Kyosai & Nakagane Masahira

Published by Kobundo 1873 (Meiji 6), Tokyo (1873)

Used Hardcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (Lockhart, TX, U.S.A.)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,980.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Kobundo 1873 (Meiji 6), Tokyo, 1873. Softcover. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. First Edition. Large 8vo (230 x 155mm), original "Fukuro toji" publisher's binding, stitched as issued, upper wrapper with title label. 53 double-leaves, including 2 full-page colour woodblock prints by Kyosai, the first of James Watt, the second of Isaac Newton. Some worming of the first five leaves, not terribly objectionable. Accompanied by the original printed outer wrapper. Preserved in a fitted cloth case. Highly curious Japanese work on World Customs which features two extraordinary color woodcuts of English and Scottish scientists, namely James Watt and Isaac Newton. The date of publication is important as it marks an intense period of "westernisation" in Japan; a presumed motive behind the publication of the present work was to encourage young Japanese to take up the mantle of Western luminaries. The first woodcut depicts a youthful looking James Watt in front of boiling tea kettle, overseen by his very wrinkly old aunt who rebukes him for his nonsense. According to the myth, Watt measured water drop by drop as it condensed from steam coming out of the spout of the kettle, supposedly in an attempt to produce steam-powered locomotion. D.P. Miller, in "Myths: James Watt's Kettle, His Condenser, and His Chemistry" (History of Science vol. 42, p. 336) reproduces a coeval Japanese woodcut of a much more mature James Watt with his younger-looking aunt, published by the Japanese Ministry of Education, likewise in the early Meiji period. "This was a time when Japan was opened up to Western science and technology, and evidently to its mythologies also." Miller cites the writings of Keiko Suzuki, who explains that the message of such "enlightenment pictures" (kaika-e) was also about persistence, and of difficulties overcome, and in doing so presented symbols of Western culture. Such is true with the second color woodcut, which depicts a very distinguished, almost regal-looking Isaac Newton as he stares intensely at a fallen apple. The portrait is rather anachronistic: as is well known, the so-called "apple incident" occurred in 1666 when Newton was but 24 at the time; the wise scholar that appears in the present woodcut seems to have been well in his fifties or even sixties. The present woodcuts appear to belong to a unique iconographic lineage; in other words, if our artist knew of other portraits of Newton and/or Watt, he certainly ignored them; and we have never seen them reproduced elsewhere. OCLC locates only the Diet Library copy, but we observe that there is a sadly chewed copy at Waseda University. There is a complementary 1872 work with much the same title introducing the West, but each is complete in itself. LITERATURE: See Keiko Suzuki, "Yokohama-e and Kaika-e prints: Japanese Interpretations of Self and Other from 1860 through the 1880s" in: New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan, ed. H. Hardacre and A. Kern, 1997, p. 683 and fig. 44. See also B. Marsden, Watt's Perfect Engine: Steam and the Age of Invention, 2002, p. 188). See also D.P. Miller, "James Watt, Chemist: Understanding the Origins of the Steam Age" 2016 (sic), p. 19. That our copy is complete with the original printed dust-wrapper is noteworthy; its presence must surely account for the particularly fresh condition. Very good antiquarian condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1571

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 19.

KAWANABE, Kyosai.

Used

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,251.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: * * "THE RAREST OF KYOSAI'S BOOKS" * * [Tokyo 1881, Takeda]. Red silk spine, stiff wrs., 2 vols settitle labels, very clean, [36] double folded pages [18 pervolume], 33 double page color woodblock prints, 14 x 21.5 cmsolid,center gutter tight on a few pp. FIRST & ONLY EDITION*** *** ***. KYOSAI'S BOOK ON HOW TO DO EASY DRAWINGS. "THE RAREST OF KYOSAI'S BOOKS".***Kyosai's rarest illustrated book. This is a very nice copyof an exceptionally RARE work.The contents consists of various subjects from naturei.e.: fish, birds, geese, monkeys, turtles, foxes, mice,rabbits, bats, crayfish, fish, crabs, lobsters, insects,flowers, bamboo, landscapes, scholar's rocks, persimmon,fruits, snake, mole &c.*This is one of Kyosai's more obscure works & perhaps one ofhis last books. Kyosai has been widely collected by worldmuseums and especially appreciated in Japan,where there is amuseum devoted to him exclusively.*A charming and delicate work, done in pastel-colors,woodblock printed on hand made thin tissue type paper.The workwas roughly color printed, each painting covers twopages with a center fold, and is signed in the block bythe aritst.***INDIGO BLUE CLOTH CHITSU:A recent folding case is present in the best of condition.***CONDITION:By and large this work is in remarkably very good and cleancondition. Even though it was printed very fine, thin Washihand-made paper.Volume 2 has a few center gutters which are a bit stucktogether, this was common for books of this format and age.There were a couple of very small, closed tears, expertlymended from the verso, otherwise a very nice example.***BIBLIOGRAPHY:.MITCHELL, C.H. et al.: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA,MARUYAMA, SHIJO AND OTHER RELATED SCHOOLS OF JAPAN: ABibliography, p.113.*L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS p.100.*BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: AnimalPictures of Kawanabe Kyosai.*Josiah Conder: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911.*T. Clark: DEMON OF PAINTING: The Art of Kawanabe Kyosai,Londdon [1993], British Museum: illustrated on p.144, plate#97.*H. Kerlen: CATALGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS ANDMAPS.p.198, items #477 & 448.*BROWN, Louise N.: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION INJAPAN, p.196, she stated: "The rarest of Kyosai's books."*J. Meech-Pekarik: THE WORLD OF THE MEIJI PRINT*L. Dawes: CATALOGUE OF JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, p.93. **Riccar Art Museum's: EXHIBITION OF KAWANABE KYOSAI'S PRINTS& ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM FUKTOMI TARO COLLECTION: p.36-38,illustrating 4 pages from this work, 2 are in full color.*[KAWANABE KYOSAI MEMORIAL MUSEUM]. KAWANABE KYOSAI DOKU HON.***Mitchell [p.940] finds the RAKUGA "Kyosai's finest work inbook form", and Brown [p.196] "the rarest of Kyosai'sbooks". *** Color scans of this and most other items areposted to our website. Book description text protectedby Copyright. Bookseller Inventory # 85132001

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 20.

Kyosai Gafu: Kawanabe, Kyosai

Kawanabe, Kyosai

Published by Suharaya Sasuke, Edo (1860)

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Suharaya Sasuke, Edo, 1860. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. Kawanabe, Kyosai (illustrator). A book of 27 humourous coloured woodblock plates of Japanese people dancing, eating, drinking, fighting, cooking, and so on, by Kawanabe Kyosai. Re-bound. Some wear and thumbing to corners and margins. One corner has come away from the 3rd leaf. Minor creasing and markings to binding. Kyosai is considered by many to have one of the most `shocking` styles of painters in mid-19th century Japan. This is his rare magnum opus, and a nice printing. Comes with non-original slipcase. Text in Japanese. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 278

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 21.

KAWANABE, Kyosai. or KAWANABE KYOSAI SCHOOL.]

Used

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,800.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: * * KYOSAI'S COLOR PAINTINGS AND SKETCHES * * [Japan 1860], n.p. Large sheet, 96 x 1m 44cm., gouache,veryclean work no worming or other condition issues, painted on16 joined sheets of Washi paper to make one large sheet,finewater-color painting. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL PAINTED ART WORK*** *** ***. FROM JAPAN'S OLDEST MYTHOLOGY KOJIKI & NIHON SHOKI. THE ORIGINS OF THE EMPEROR. OTOHIME GYO RETSU ZU:. PROCESSION OF OTOHIME, DAUGHTER OF THE SEA GOD.***OTOHIME is a goddess in Japanese mythology and is featuredin the Kojiki as well as Nihon Shoki. Also known as"Luminous Jewel". A Japanese goddess, the beautiful daughterof the sea-king Ryujin. She married Hoori and gave birth toa son after which she turned into a dragon.*Per the Japanese text brushed on the verso upper leftcorner: "239 ban, [dated] Ansei 7th, Kanoe-Saru-doshi, 2gatsu jojun [end of February], OTOHIME GYO RETSU ZU".English: "#239, [dated] Ansei 7th, monkey zodiac year, endof Feb.: [1860].*PAINTING TITLE PER VERSO:"THE FIGURE OF PRINCESS OTOHIME'S PROCESSION, THE DAUGHTEROF THE SEA GOD"."Toyotama-hime" [Japanese for "Lady Bountiful Soul"], betterknown as Otohime, is a goddess in Japanese mythology and isfeatured in the Kojiki as well as Nihon Shoki. She is thebeautiful daughter of Ryujin, the "God of the Sea.".***A STUNNING ORIGINAL POLYCHROME GOUACHE PAINTING:.This original color watercolor painting shows the livelyprocession of OTOHIME and her hand maid. She is followed bya flag and umbrella bearer. Also following is a man witha pair of deer antlers [good omen], a man with a small redoffering table with peaches, the Wind God and histhunder-drum. Another flag bearer, his helper, followed bytwo others, one holds a staff, the other an offering ofgolden egg.The items carries are symbolic good fortune and wealth interms of deer antlers, peaches and the golden egg representancient Chinese [also used by the Japanese] of omens of goodfortune and good luck.***THE PAINTING:.Per the Japanese brushed text on the verso, there is anumber found, meaning this panel of several was part of alarger work, per the chronology found in Clark [see below].This panel of several paintings was part of a restorationof Zojo-ji [temple] in Shiba. In 1859, KANO Toei & Kyosai"participates in a repair project at the Zojo-ji temple."See Clark.Although Kyosai had officially left the Kano school in 1854,by participating in the restoration of Tokugawa's familytemple in Shiba, he was showing loyalty to the Tokugawafamily a good reason to volunteer his skills to the temple.It is also noteworthy that his mentor [Kano Toei] alsoparticipated in the restoration, and in all likelihoodKyosai joined his master in a sign of respect and loyalty tohim.Based on this chronology, it is clear Kyosai was one of thepainters who worked at Zojo-ji temple along with his mentorand master teacher, Kano Toei. It was not uncommon at thistime for schools to volunteer teachers and students to dotemple restoration, and art work, painting, replacing orenhancing paintings and large murals.This item's date matches the restoration dates for theZojo-ji temple, which began in 1859 and continued into 1860.This panel was unused, in the restoration, it may have beena precursor to the final painting which was actually usedin the restoration project. It matches the scenes foundin Zojo-ji temple restoration. The work is the exact styleof others painted by Kyosai and his genre. The caricaturesof the people in this painting reflect Kyosai's styleexactly, the theme of his eccentric humor, expressing hislove for creativity and the joy of painting.It is entirely within Kyosai's bizarre character toundertake and devote himself to such a project asillustrating the famous myth of OTOHIME in more than200 deluxe, extra large-size format paintings.This restoration project could also have been a 'paying job'for Kyosai as at that time, he did not seem to be employedbut in 1858 he began to design "Kyoga [crazy pictures]. Itwas in 1857 he married Okyo, the daught. Bookseller Inventory # 36023801

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 22.

Item Description: * KYOSAI'S MOST FAMOUS COLOR WOODBLOCK TREATISE ON PAINTING*[Tokyo 1887, Iwamoto]. Original stitched orange wrs., 4 volssome pages English subtitles, notes by Uryu, covers a bitdusty, bit scuffed, minor bit old worming else contents areclean, solid & complete, 17.5 x 25.5 cm. FIRST EDITION*** *** ***. KYOSAI'S FAMOUS BOOK ON HOW TO PAINT. IN VARIOUS STYLES.*Profusely illustrated in color & Sumi, with examples of thevarious "schools" of Japanese painting, & well known artistsboth classic & contemporary. Includes instruction in the art& genealogies of painters, etc. Also an interesting portionillustrating various incidents of Kyosai's life. He was anexceptionally talented & versatile artist of the 19thcentury. Very nice copy, in floral design Chitsu, pleaseinquire as we may variant copies in stock.*KAWANABE KYOSAI: The Artist:Liberally quoted or paraphrased from Roberts: A Kanopainter, printmaker, illustrator, son of a Samurai. Studiedunder the great Utagawa Kuniyoshi, then later under MaemuraTowa and Kano Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name Toikuwhen he was 19. Lived and worked in the Hongo area of Edo[old Tokyo]. Said to have done some of his best work whileunder the influence of Sake. Exhibited in ViennaInternational Exhibition in 1873, and again in Paris in1883. A distinguished painter, marked by a wild, eccentrichumor, left many sketches of great dexterity anddraftsmanship, and superb copies of other artist's work notas a form of fake or forgeries, but in tribute to theirgreat talent and style. This book for example is a tributeto a grand number of other artists, their style, and to hisown unique style of drawing. A marvelous artists and wellcollected by world museums, institutions and privatecollectors. His sense of humor is unmatched, and hisability to express his feelings in drawings was superb !.*This work shows a large variety of his works, Buddhistsubjects, icons, Samurai, ordinary people, landscapes,animals, ghosts & goblins, Gods, demons, festivals, artists,Zen priests, fish, birds, animals, cats, dragons, warriors,Buddhist saints, Samurai, ghosts, monkeys, insects, women,men, horses, court officials, Chinese heroes and otherfolk-lore, Geisha, prostitutes, anatomical drawings, Dharma,and a host of others.*What makes this book highly unusual and unique is not onlythe large number of drawings, but the accompanying Englishtext and captions telling of the style of different artiststhat Kyosai emulated. Few if any such resources exist fromthis time period in English that show the drawing andartistic styles of other Japanese [and a few Chinese]artists. The work is monumental, and shows the true sense ofgood humor Kyosai had. His light-hearted nature is reflectedin his caring exposition of art styles. No other single workby Kyosai is so diverse.*COMPLETE WORK:The complete work consists of 4 volumes:Naihen 2 volumes first series: part a.: 39 sheets; part b:40 sheets.Gaihen 2 volumes second series 2: part c: 36 sheets; partd: 36 sheets.Each "sheet" is a double-folded page. Nearly all of thepages are illustrated. Some are single images on a page,other pages have 2 or as many as 4 illustrations per page.The entire work was woodcut printed on hand-made Washipaper.*UNIQUE EARLY WORK WITH ENGLISH CAPTIONS:Josiah Conder [1852-1920], was a British subject, teacher inJapan taught at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyofrom 1877 and an architect who designed numerous publicbuildings in Tokyo. Condor developed a keen interest inJapanese arts, and after a long period of petitioning, wasfinally accepted to study painting with the artist KawanabeKyosai. He was given the name Akihide by his teacher.His studies led to a number of publications, among them 'THEFLOWERS OF JAPAN; THE ART OF FLORAL ARRANGEMENT; THE HISTORYOF JAPANESE COSTUME; and LANDSCAPE GARDENING IN JAPAN.He also wrote a stunning first western book on Kyosai:PAINTINGS AND STUDIES BY KAWANABE KYOSAI, Tokyo, 1911.This work reflected the respect and admiration he fel. Bookseller Inventory # 85001802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 23.

Item Description: A ZANY PICTORIAL VIEW OF SEX ORGIES IN FULL COLOR ! Japan n.d. ca 1900-10. Silk-brocade outer hand-scroll,paintein colors on paper, backed with cloth, carved ends, silk-ribbon tie with a bamboo clip, 23.5 x 240 cm. long, eachpainting is 50 x 19 cm, the paintings are 19 x 209 cm. RARE!*** *** ***. KYOSAI'S ZANY PERSPECTIVE ON LOVE-MAKING.*This work consists of four very zany views.This is a spring-time celebration and Hana-mi or theCherry Blossom viewing festival time. It shows a curtainedarea within the blossoming cherry trees, and a smallgroup of people who have had more than enough to drink. Themen display pinkness in his face, as do the women.After drinking several bottles of hot Saki [rice wine] thecelebratory mood has drifted into a sexually chargedatmosphere, as the blossom viewers engaged in group sexplay.THE SCENES:1. The scene of three men and four women each sexuallyengaged with partners, while the group shares the heat ofecstasy and carnal pleasures. Those partially clothedexpose their genitals, kiss, embrace, make wild andpassionate love.2.Illustrates a group of six men as they ravish a blissfulwoman. She eagerly and joyfully submits.3. This shows five women as they joyfully ravage a man. Theengages each woman by all means: hand, foot & penis. Eachwoman flushes pin, in an orgiastic state.4. Exhibits a wayside tea shop for exhausted travelers.It was notorious that many of the girls working in suchroad-side shops were willing prostitutes for thesestrangers.This fascinating scene shows three traveling men who havestopped for tea and rest. Three tea-maids willingly availthemselves by opening their Kimono revealing no undergarments, the excited men display erect penis.Two couples engage in love making and fore-play on theTatami-covered benches. The third young man, apparentlyquite drunk sports the "Hi no Yoshin" ["fire watch" pouch],while he thumbs her the third tea-maids anal orifice whilemaking love to her.The lovely spring time scenery and season clearly noted bya hanging flag.***Spring or Haru, also that character read as Shun relates tothe awakening of the erotic feelings and name-sake ofSHUN-GA "Pictures of Spring.".*KAWANABE GYOSAI aka. later as KYOSAI 1831-89]:As usual, this erotic work is not signed by the artist.Erotic works were banned by the Shogun and jail time wasrequired for anyone caught painting, printing or publishingsuch 'banned works.' It lacks the censor's Kiwame [seal],indicating a book on the black market.The work is clearly done in Gyosai's firm, steady hand,in his unmistakable and eminent style with flair, humor andzest.The work is a delight, representing his personalcharacteristics, illustrating humor, joy, pleasure and funseeking entertainment. Kyosai was one of the leading artistof zany subject matter and most skilled and admired painterand woodblock print-maker of the period.*This and all other Shunga are unsigned, artists commonlyused ironic, 'play-on-word' or fake "Go" [studio names] toconfuse the Shogunate censors.This work is either that of Kyosai, or his star pupil ManoKyotei who worked between ca. 1890-1910, and was well-knownfor his Kyosai copies, some were just plain fakes ! Done inthe name of "adoration and respect" for his teacher.*A superbly fascinating work !.***NOTE: Please visit our website for books & prints by booksabout Kyosai. Also posted to our website are a number ofShunGa or Shun Bon [erotic Japanese books and prints].***BIBLIOGRAPHY:.BUCKLAND, Rosina. et al. A JAPANESE MENAGERIE: AnimalPictures of Kawanabe Kyosai.*KAWANABE Kyosao [later known as Gyosai]:Is well collected by world museumshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawanabe_Ky%C5%8Dsai*Wikipedia stated about this title:: "The most important workabout Kyosai's art and life was written by himself: KyosaiGadan, or "Kyosai's Treatise on Painting", halfautobiography and half painting manual.*WESTERN APPRECIATORS:Many westerners came to visit Kyosai, and their memoirsabout the artist are valuable. The two important ones, bot. Bookseller Inventory # 22058301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 24.

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5,100.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: KYOS FAMOUS COLOR BOOK ON JAPANESE GHOSTS, GHOULS & DEMONS [Tokyo 1895, Ogawa]. Blue boards, accordion folded, 12 x 21cm., signed Shoojoh Kyosai Ga, "Drawn by Shojoh Kyosai," onthin slighly browned paper, title slip, edge wear contentsvery clean, 25 double-leaves, color illustrations, 27 double*** *** ***. KYOSAI'S MOST BIZARRE AND STUNNING BOOK OF GOBLINS.CONTINUED: pages in all.A superbly marvelous look at the various kindsof devils, demons & ghosts found not only in Gyosai'simagination but within Japan's long tradition ofsupernatural devils and mythological creatures thatpopulate the genre.*This period work covers the gambit of one-eyed, three-eyedghouls, Tengu, horned creatures, all sorts of Buddhistmonsmonsters, phoenix, dragons, musicians, thunder Gods,skulls & skeletons, female ghosts, goblins, magical animals,fabulous creatures &c. Organized in a horizontal scrollpainting format.*The scroll begins with a group of people seated around theHibachi, in the evening, many are hiding under theKotatsu blanket in fear, as one person dressed in a blackKimono gestures while telling a the Hyaku-Monogari [THE ONEHUNDRED GOBLIN STORIES.*The next page shows a person holding a lamp, with ahorizontal scroll, which is probably a selfportrait ofKyosai, as he he peeks under a cloud to see a group ofhorrible skeletons and images of death goblins. So thestory continues.*Its full of various grotesque and very sick-morbid goblinsand ghosts, some with one large or three strange eyes, andweird shapes. Loaded with demons, ghouls, King of Hell,King of Freaks, haunted animals, tonsured monsters, theugly, horrible, the bizarre, monsters of the free WalpurgisNight as they are engaged in a "hundred monsters" and manyother scary things found during the "Obon Festival" inAugust, or the return of the dead souls.*The work of a very creative and unique [and sick !] andtalented artistic mind ! An illustration from this book isfound without tribute or citation but we did recognize itimmediately.*An exceptionally fine and most RARE ANDIMPORTANT example of some of Kyosai's most imaginative andsuperb artistic work found.*WHO WAS KAWANABE GYOSAI [1831-1899]:Kyosai [later known as Kyosai] was a great & famous Kanostyle painter, print & book-maker, illustrator, who studiedunder Utagawa Kuniyoshi and others.*REFERENCES:.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawanabe_Ky%C5%8DsaiWikipedia stated about this book: "The most important workabout Kyosai's art and life was written by himself: KyosaiGadan, or "Kyosai's Treatise on Painting", halfautobiography and half painting manual.*WESTERN APPRECIATORS:Many westerners came to visit Kyosai, and their memoirsabout the artist are valuable. The two important ones, bothrare, were: Émile Étienne Guimet, Promenades Japonaises,Paris, 1880.*Josiah Conder: "Paintings and Studies by Kawanabe Kyosai,"Tokyo, 1911. Conder was a serious student of Japanese art;after some initial rejections, he was accepted as Kyosai'spupil, and accompanied him for ten years until the master'sdeath.*Timothy Clark, Demon of painting: the art of KawanabeKyosai, p.186 chronology, and the drawing #21, p.58 is verysimilar to the pose found in our painting of OTOHIME[Toyotama-hime], both in pose, facial quality, hair styleand the general perspective.*ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS:PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, PRINTS, LACQUER, p.100,stated of him: [Kyosai] ".was marked by a wild, eccentrichumor.caricatures of full of fantasy and invention."*BROWN, Louise N.: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION INJAPAN. She lists several entries for Kyosai.*Nikolas Kiej'e:JAPANESE GROTESQUERIES, p.148, #82.He stated ".To draw an extremely ugly misshapen demon asthe servant of these unwholesome looking women is such aninstance of [Japanese] fascination with the grotesque."*K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESEILLUSTRATED BOOKS, lists several Kyosai entries.*ROBERTS, Laurance P.: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS:PAINTING, SCULPTURE, CERAMICS, P. Bookseller Inventory # 23027701

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 25.

Item Description: THE MOST MAGNIFICIENT SINGLE RESOURCE ON JAPANESE FALCONRY [Tokyo 1877-79, Nakamura]. Stitched yellow wrappers, titleslips,issued in 2 parts:I:vols.1-3; II:vols.1-2, very clean,111 woodblock illustrations, some double-page, contents veryclean & solid, covers bit darkened. FIRST EDITION*** *** ***. JAPAN'S PREMIER SINGLE RESOURCE ON FALCONRY.*A major resource on Japanese falconry, the capture, taming &teaching of falcons, the grooming, feeding and culture ofthe bird of prey. Wonderful illustrations of falcons, theassociated tools & equipment, stands, methods of warming inwinter before the hunt, winter hunting, respect for. On theflushing to expose game birds to be hunted by the falcon,the kill, capture of the quarry. How to tether, hoods,master's gloves and other accoutrements, field work,breeding, bathing &c.*FIRST AND ONLY EDITION:This magnificent work was issued once in a single FIRST ANDONLY EDITION, and is complete in five volumes. The firstseries: 3 vols. were published in 1877, followed by thesecond series consisting of 2 volumes in 1879. Each volumehas identifying title slips with: series 1: volumes jo, chu,ge in 3 parts]; series 2: the supplement jo, ge in 2 parts.*PRINTING TECHNIQUE:This marvelous work uses crushed mica as an integral partof the hand-made Washi paper. These tiny flecks of micagive a sparkle to the illustrations, and are especiallyeffective on the feather portion of the falcons. Mica givesa realistic and "high-tech" touch to the wood-cut printingtechnique. Printed by hand.*Per Dr. Shigeru Oikawa, the eminent scholar on Kyosai, in aletter from him to us in 1998, he discusses the dates of theset. He stated: "Takakagami was, I think, first published in3 volumes with the title .cover was blue or black. Thencame the last 2 volumes .this time the.color was yellow.The exact date is not known but the first edition in 3volumes [first series in vols. 1,2,3,] could be 1860's andsome examples of the full set in 5 volumes has the date of1875. Kyosai had finished all of the drawings in 1860's butthe publication seemed to be delayed.".We have not found any supporting evidence to the abovenor are these color covers cited in any bibliographies orother reference books stating any information about any 1875edition. We have only found the 1877-79 edition. If the 1875edition actually existed, by now it would have been listedin bibliographies.***KAWANABE KYOSAI: ARTIST & AUTHOR:*Per Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.196.Kawanabe Kyosai aka.: Gyosai [1831-89] was a Kano painter,printmaker, illustrator, the son of a Samurai. Studied as achild under Utagawa Kuniyoshi, then in Tokyo under MaemuraTowa, later under the most celebrated Kano Tohaku Chinshinwho gave him the name Toiku at 19 years old. Loved drinkingSake, did some of his best work while under the influence,exhibited a the Vienna Intl. Exposition in 1873 & in Parisin 1883, where the West recognized his greatness. Seebelow.*Josiah Conder recognized his great talent & wrote a grandreference book on him: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911.His famous KYOSAI GADEN, [L. Dawes p.92] was widelyappreciated in Europe, it even had English captions for theforeign market! This was Kyosai's attempt to show the worlda wide variety of ancient Japanese & Chinese paintingstyles; it is a magnificent set.*COLLATION & SPECIAL ILLUSTRATING TECHINIQUES:None of the above reference books list details of a full setwhich was issued complete in 5 volumes: 3 + 2 vols.supplement. The full list of the set titles appears in theback of vol. 5 where a catalogue of Kyosai's titles arelisted by the publisher. This title was issued as a serialin 1877,the supplemental 2 volumes in 1879.*The collation of the set is: vol. 1,3,4,5, each have 10p.;vol. 2 has 11p. Every page is nicely illustrated, itcontains some 111 illustrations in all. Most copies havemica-flecked paper that gives a sparkle and sheen to thebird's feathers. This technique is difficult to create andis exceptionally and RARE !.*THE. Bookseller Inventory # 96026802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 26.

Ehon Taka Kagami [Illustrated Guide to Falconry]: Kawanabe, Kyosai

Kawanabe, Kyosai

Published by Kinkado 18--?, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Used Softcover

Quantity Available: 1

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5,800.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.50
From Japan to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: Kinkado 18--?, Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Softcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Kawanabe, Kyosai (illustrator). A set of five woodblock-printed books on falconry by Kawanabe Kyosai, with illustrations of different species of falcon, types of feathers, hunting with falcons, falcon training and care, and general anatomy. Kyosai is considered by many to have one of the most `shocking styles of painters in mid-19th century Japan. Original wrappers, minor wear, creases, and occasional small stains. Slight wear and small marks to contents, as usual. A few ex-ownership stamps to contents. A very clear and bright printing. Text in Japanese. Comes in non-original slicpase. Used book. Bookseller Inventory # 462

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 27.

Ehon Taka Kagami [or Picture-Book Mirror of: KYOSAI (Toiku Kawanabe)

KYOSAI (Toiku Kawanabe)

Published by [Tokyo] 1866-80 (1866)

Used Softcover First Edition

Quantity Available: 1

From: Bruce Marshall Rare Books (Cheltenham, United Kingdom)

Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,642.29
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Item Description: [Tokyo] 1866-80, 1866. [Tokyo, 1866-80],First edition,small 4to,(230 x 160mm.) 5 vols., (part 1, vols. 1-3: part 2, vols. 1-2), stitched Japanese-style into orig. yellow paper wrappers, each vol. with a white paper title-slip printed in red,illustrated throughout with Kyosai's magnificent woodcuts, the pict. woodcut titles of the first and fourth volumes on blue paper, the pasted-down leaves at the beginning and end of each vol. (with the exception of the two blue paper title-pages) being of mica-flecked Washi paper, stitched Japanese-style into orig. yellow paper wrappers, each vol. with a white paper title-slip printed in red, contained in a half tan morocco case. ".The book was published at Tokyo and the editor's name was Nakamura Sasuke. The 'Mirror of Hawks' is certainly a very comprehensive and instructive treatise on falconry. It is rare, only seven complete and incomplete copies having been traced in European libraries". Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) was a Kano painter, printmaker, and illustrator, the son of a Samurai. At the age of six he entered the studio of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and from the age of nine became a student of the academic Kano school, studying under Maemura Towa and then Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name "Toiku". He exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873, and at the first and second Paris Japanese Art Exhibitions of 1883 and 1884. In the early years of the Meiji period (1868-1912) he attained considerable popularity with his political caricatures, for which he was arrested and imprisoned in 1870. His famous "Kyosai Gadan" (1887), an attempt to show a variety of traditional Japanese and Chinese painting styles, was widely appreciated in Europe, and was issued with English captions for the export market. Kyosai's "Ehon Taka Kagami" is the major resource on Japanese falconry, with wonderful woodcuts of hawks, field work, breeding, hoods, gloves, and other associated tools and items of equipment. It records the ancient Japanese methods of care, raising, and training of the Siberian Goshawk, considered the best variety for use in falconry since ancient times. Harting 371. Schwerdt III p. 245. Bookseller Inventory # 6033

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 28.

Item Description: THE MOST MAGNIFICIENT SINGLE RESOURCE ON JAPANESE FALCONRY [Tokyo 1877-79, Nakamura]. Stitched yellow wrappers, titleslips,issued in 2 parts:I:vols.1-3; II:vols.1-2, very clean,111 woodblock illustrations, covers & contents exceptionallyclean, solid, in cloth Chitsu foldin case. FIRST EDITION*** *** ***. JAPAN'S PREMIER SINGLE RESOURCE ON FALCONRY.*A major resource on Japanese falconry, the capture, taming &teaching of falcons, the grooming, feeding and culture ofthe bird of prey. Wonderful illustrations of falcons, theassociated tools & equipment, stands, methods of warming inwinter before the hunt, winter hunting, respect for. On theflushing to expose game birds to be hunted by the falcon,the kill, capture of the quarry. How to tether, hoods,master's gloves and other accoutrements, field work,breeding, bathing &c.*FIRST AND ONLY EDITION:This magnificent work was issued once in a single FIRST ANDONLY EDITION, and is complete in five volumes. The firstseries: 3 vols. were published in 1877, followed by thesecond series consisting of 2 volumes in 1879. Each volumehas identifying title slips with: series 1: volumes jo, chu,ge in 3 parts]; series 2: the supplement jo, ge in 2 parts.*PRINTING TECHNIQUE:This marvelous work uses crushed mica as an integral partof the hand-made Washi paper. These tiny flecks of micagive a sparkle to the illustrations, and are especiallyeffective on the feather portion of the falcons. Mica givesa realistic and "high-tech" touch to the wood-cut printingtechnique. Printed by hand.*Per Dr. Shigeru Oikawa, the eminent scholar on Kyosai, in aletter from him to us in 1998, he discusses the dates of theset. He stated: "Takakagami was, I think, first published in3 volumes with the title .cover was blue or black. Thencame the last 2 volumes .this time the.color was yellow.The exact date is not known but the first edition in 3volumes [first series in vols. 1,2,3,] could be 1860's andsome examples of the full set in 5 volumes has the date of1875. Kyosai had finished all of the drawings in 1860's butthe publication seemed to be delayed.".We have not found any supporting evidence to the abovenor are these color covers cited in any bibliographies orother reference books stating any information about any 1875edition. We have only found the 1877-79 edition. If the 1875edition actually existed, by now it would have been listedin bibliographies.***KAWANABE KYOSAI: ARTIST & AUTHOR:*Per Brown: BLOCK PRINTING AND BOOK ILLUSTRATION, p.196.Kawanabe Kyosai aka.: Gyosai [1831-89] was a Kano painter,printmaker, illustrator, the son of a Samurai. Studied as achild under Utagawa Kuniyoshi, then in Tokyo under MaemuraTowa, later under the most celebrated Kano Tohaku Chinshinwho gave him the name Toiku at 19 years old. Loved drinkingSake, did some of his best work while under the influence,exhibited a the Vienna Intl. Exposition in 1873 & in Parisin 1883, where the West recognized his greatness. Seebelow.*Josiah Conder recognized his great talent & wrote a grandreference book on him: PAINTINGS AND STUDIES, Tokyo 1911.His famous KYOSAI GADEN, [L. Dawes p.92] was widelyappreciated in Europe, it even had English captions for theforeign market! This was Kyosai's attempt to show the worlda wide variety of ancient Japanese & Chinese paintingstyles; it is a magnificent set.*COLLATION & SPECIAL ILLUSTRATING TECHINIQUES:None of the above reference books list details of a full setwhich was issued complete in 5 volumes: 3 + 2 vols.supplement. The full list of the set titles appears in theback of vol. 5 where a catalogue of Kyosai's titles arelisted by the publisher. This title was issued as a serialin 1877,the supplemental 2 volumes in 1879.*The collation of the set is: vol. 1,3,4,5, each have 10p.;vol. 2 has 11p. Every page is nicely illustrated, itcontains some 111 illustrations in all. Most copies havemica-flecked paper that gives a sparkle and sheen to thebird's feathers. This technique is difficult to create andis exceptionally and RARE. Bookseller Inventory # 96026801

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question 29.

Results (1 - 29) of 29