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About this Item: Young & Kollowratek 1929-1941]., [Grand Rapids & Flint, MI:, 1929. Four albums bound in three. Two large oblong folios (14.2 x 10.75 in.); Two folio albums bound together 12.5 x 14.5 in. 48; 48; 27; 29 leaves. Vol. I with 317 photographs ranging in size from 2.5 x 3.5 in. to 5.75 x 3.5 in. (there are a couple large studio portrait photographs), many with annotations printed, or in ink on versos of the photos -- including over 60 photos of China (32 colour tinted), 5 of Korea; 45 of Japan, 7 photo postcards, with captions printed in them (1 of them a paper engineered colour postcard of clock in Strasbourg); numerous receipts, clippings, and other ephemera; Vol. II with 271 photos ranging in size from 2.5 x 3.5 in. to 5.5 x 3.5 in. some with annotations on verso, several illustrated luggage labels, receipts, brochures, letterhead, and more; Vols. III & IV with 230 photos in varying sizes, 10 postcards (8 of them photo, 2 coloured), Menu for the S.S. Lurline, and several other period ocean liner menus, numerous receipts, stationary, clippings, etc., 2 tipped-in small souvenir flags, and more. Vols. I & II in uniform padded simulated white padded leather, elaborately embossed images of Asian temples on front covers in colours, original silk ties at the spine present, writing & labels by Kallowratek on covers & spines (some edgewear, soiling, some rubbing to corners); Vols. III & IV in embossed cream-coloured scrap books, brown silk braid at spine through rivets, writing & labels by Kallowratek on front cover & spines (minor shelfwear, occasional minor tear to a couple pieces), still an excellent set of albums in VG condition. These lavish photo travel albums with over 800 original photos and assembled by Eric M.L. Kollowratek and his wife Elvria Williams Young Kollowratek chronicle Elvira's travels through Japan, China, Korea, Hawaii & Europe during the roaring 1920s, as well as their extensive travels as a married couple through Borneo, Bali, Java, Balikpapan, the Philippines, Hawaii, and then back to the United States in 1939-1940. These travel photo albums offer a vivid portrait of travel by the "Smart Set" before World War II. The photo images in Volume I of China in 1929 show Shanghai Harbor, a funeral procession, a wedding procession, numerous images of the Forbidden City, the Ming Tomb statues, the Nine Dragon Screen (later destroyed), the Summer Palace of the Dowager Empress, and even side-wheeler steam ships on the Yangtze. There are photos of Koreans in traditional costume, Japanese families, rickshaws, geishas, tea gardens, Mt. Fuji, Japanese temples (such as Itsukushima Temple), and much more. There are also photos, postcards, and travel memorabilia for her trips in 1922 (on the S.S. Mauretania) and 1927 (S.S. Cedric) to Belgium, France, Strasbourg, Skiing in Norway & Switzerland, with photos of British Airways De Haviland Biplanes, golfing scenes, early automobile touring cars, trains, and numerous ship board photos on the Ocean Liners. There is a section on the Young family voyaging to Haiti, Panama, and other parts of the Caribbean, as well as a wonderful Jazz Age wedding photo. Elvira Kollowratek (1904-1975) traveled extensively with her family in the 1920s, as the daughter of Samuel D. Young, then President of Grand Rapids Show Case Company, a division of Grand Rapids Industries. Volumes II-IV focus on their return to the United States on the eve of World War II. The photos show their extensive travels through Bali with images of cock fights, natives, temples, Balinese children in traditional dress at festivals and folk dances, the Monkey Dance at Bedhoeloe, and even learning how to sail a Malaysian Prau. In addition, there are photos of traveling through Java by touring car, visiting the Hot Springs at Domas Crater, Tangkuban Prahu, native village photos, and more. The graphics on the travel labels, menus, and Hotel stationary of the Hotel Banjoewanji, Hotel Dieng, and the Grand Hotel Ngamplang revive the lost world of Colonial Southeast Asia. They include the menus and first cl. Seller Inventory # 46514

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Hawks, Francis L. And Perry, Commodore M. C.

Published by A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington D. C. (1856)

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About this Item: A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington D. C., 1856. Hard Covers. Condition: Good to Very Good. First American Editions. Newly professionally rebound Volumes 1 & 2 using a previously rebound copy of Volume 3 as model. Text block and illustrations showing offsetting from plates, toning to plate margins and recto; lower corner rear water wicking marks in Volume 1.Volume 2 paper toning, also lower rear corner at rear water wicking marks. All called for charts (VG) in Vol 2 have been assembled in a folder, to be laid in at rear of the volume, binding being adjusted for this accordingly. Volume 3 in darker pebbled cloth, "Observations on the Zodiacal Light' is published by Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer, also in 1856. Volume I has 5 charts (2 folding); and 89 plates (Cape Town Duplicated) and lacks 'Chinese Temple Macau'. but substitutes? an unlisted Plate 'Lew Chew view' (page 281). A few duplicated pages around plate(s) of Cape Town View duplication, but all text present. Of art plates 2 are folding. For Volume II, there are 6 Ornithology plates, 10 Natural History (apparently lacks Plates 4 & 8?) and 5 shells plates. All charts as called for (2 folding in text; 15 folded in separate folder. Heavy set requiring extra shipping. Rebound. Seller Inventory # 061840

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About this Item: Lodima Press, Revere, PA, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. B/W Photographs (illustrator). First Editions. Set of ten volumes (2005-2010); nine hardcover, Vol. 3 New York is the softcover edition. Limited to 100 numbered copies, these are all #64 (New York is 1/1000). Set includes: San Francisco; White Sands; New York: Twelve Photographs; Ten Photographs; Fifteen Photographs; Baja California; Fifteen Photographs of Japan; Europe; Oregon; and Portraits Of My Father. All are in Fine condition. Printed in 600-line screen quadrone on 200 gsm Job Parilux paper. Size: Folio - between 12" - 15" Tall. Seller Inventory # 00535196

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JAPAN -- PHOTO ALBUM]. [TAMAMURA, Kozaburo & KIMBEI, Kusakabe, OGAWA, Kazumasa, ENAMI, Nobukuni].

Published by n.p., ca. 1890]., [Kyoto, Yokohama & Tokyo: (1890)

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About this Item: n.p., ca. 1890]., [Kyoto, Yokohama & Tokyo:, 1890. Oblong folio. 14.5 x 10.75 in. [50 pp (unpaginated)], on thick cream-coloured boards, each mounted with white silk hinge at gutter margin, w/ 50 hand-coloured tipped-in albumen photos, 49 sized 8.25 x 10.5 in., most still preserving original protective tissue guard. Beautiful contemporary calf-backed black lacquer boards, Mother-of-Pearl & bone inlay on front cover depicting three Japanese Geishas,holding fans, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. (rebacked w/ black calf, minor edgewear, slight curving to textblock), still an excellent example, with the photographs unusually crisp and bright with fine colouring. This superb Japanese Export photo album filled with large hand-coloured albumen prints offers a vivid representation of people, life, and the architectural landscape of Meiji-era Japan. The album begins with a scene of Yokohama, the road from the race track in southern Yokohama to the fishing village of Negishi which was repeatedly photographed during the Meiji era, the stone steps at Negishi with elegant Japanese woman setting in Rickshaw at the base, with Japanese climbing the stairs, and more. There is a fine example of the Ginza Streetcars on Ginza Street in Tokyo which ran from 1882 through 1904, by Nobukuni Enami (often attributed to Kozaburo); there are a series of images taken in and around the Nikko Temple, the sacred bridge at Nikko, Wisteria Blossoms over an arbor in Tokyo, and an Iris Garden which are quite striking and were probably taken by Kozaburo Tamamura, and Kazumasa Ogawa respectively. There are also scenes such as farmer gazing at Mt. Fujiyama with lake stretching off in the distance, porters laboring to move Japanese travelers on the Road to Chiuzenji from Nikko, market scene showing very large ceramic pots and sealed containers, and more. Of particular interest are the scenes in the album devoted to life and people in Meiji-era Japan, including country folk laboring in the fields, traveling, Japanese girls standing outside on the balcony of a Japanese home, a number of scenes of Japanese women in beautiful kimonos preparing for tea ceremony, playing an instrument, and more. See: Metadata Database of Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period, Nagasaki University Library Collection (2006); Early Photography of Japan, Harvard College Library; Bennett, Photography in Japan 1853-1912 (2006); Old Photos of Japan. A Photo Blog of Japan in the Meiji, Laisho and Showa Periods. Seller Inventory # 50386

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Purnell, C. J. M.A.

Published by The Eastern Press, London (1916)

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About this Item: The Eastern Press, London, 1916. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Reprinted from The Transactions of the Japan Society of London Vol XIII. Bookplate of United Services Club dated 1924 on pastedown (no other 'library' marks); and a personal bookplate on ffep. Frontispiece of the fleet of which Adams was pilot-major., and illustration of portion of logbook. Adam's Log Book is 79 leaves in the Bodlian Library at Oxford, bequeathed by Sir Henry Savile. Will Adams (Anjin-San later in Japan) was born in 1564 in Kent; apprenticed at 12 years of age for 12 years to a shipbuilder. Then served as Master & Pilot in Her Majesty's ships, and at the time of the Armada was captain of a 120 ton ship. He then served the Barbary Merchants company for 11 or 12 years until he hired himself in 1598 as Pilot-Major to a fleet of five ships setting out from the Texel. The voyage was a disastrous one; only the vessel Adam's was on reached Japan with twenty four survivors. He was released from prison and received in favour by the Shogun Iyeyasu, for whom he built two ships. He also instructed him in geometry and mathematics, receiving in return a yearly stipend and an estate. This log book throws no light on the first fourteen years of Adams' residency in Japan. It commences with a voyage to the Riu Kiu islands, then accounts and invoices, voyage to Cochin, Riu Kiu again, and then to Tonkin. Appendices of copies of letters, the two Saris's journals; and 7pp index. This is a bound (blue cloth) copy of the transactions paperback reprint, lightly bowed. UNCOMMON. Seller Inventory # 037648

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JAPANESE SILK -- PHOTO ALBUM].

Published by Spun Silk Association of Japan,, [Tokyo], Japan: (1948)

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About this Item: Spun Silk Association of Japan,, [Tokyo], Japan:, 1948. Oblong folio. 15 x 12 in. [35 leaves (unnumbered)], on thick black paper, with 35 silver gelatin photos, mounted with decorative corners, sized 4.5 x 5.25 in., typed paper label mounted on first leaf, all photos w/ typed paper labels mounted. Beautiful decorated silk binding, cover art of cranes and other Japanese motifs, sewn at gutter margin w/ purple silk braids, a.e.g., decorative Japanese paper endsheets (minor shelfwear, rubbing, slight fraying to fore-edges), still an excellent album. This decorative and interesting presentation photo album documents the determined efforts to revive the spun silk and Fuji silk industry in Occupied Japan following World War II. In December, 1947, the Occupying Forces sold off a number of companies as part of the campaign to recoup reconstruction funds poured into propping up failing industries. The shares recovered included the Japan Spun Silk Dealers Association, which immediately began working to attract investors, and further revive the industry. Prior to World War II, silk textiles were Japan's highest earning exports, and by the end of World War II, nearly 80% of Japan's factories and equipment were destroyed, many of them smelted into material for the failing war effort. In Japan, spun silk (tsumugi) was made from the loose outerlayers of left over cocoons, mixed together with imperfect ones and spun after cleaning and combing similar to the processes used for producing wool and cotton. Spun silk had traditionally been widely used in Japan after the passage sumptuary laws by the Tokugawa shogunate restricted the use of reeled silk. At that time tsumugi was worn by all classes and allowed the Japanese to enjoy invisible luxuries without breaking the bans. The first part of this album depicts the silk waste, scouring tank, the cleaning and washing of the fibers, the drying and dressing of the fibers, picking out impurities, and then the spinning, setting, spreading, and drawing of the spun silk fibers, and finally the massive ring spinning, doubling, twisting, and bundling into finished skein of spun silk yarn. The second part of the album focuses on the spun silk yarn threads being in turn woven into what has become known as Fuji silk, a high quality spun silk product which has a soft lustre similar to high quality suede, with a fluid drape. See: Naoko Inoue, Emergence of Japanese Silk Waste Industry in Global and Domestic Contest: from Late 19th Century to Early 20th Century; Beller, Only Silk is Silk: For the Student of Silk, International Silk Association; Summation No. 28, Non-Military Activities Japan, General Headquarters Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers for the Month of January, 1948, p. 277. Seller Inventory # 52068

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About this Item: Raymond & Whitcomb Co., 1931]., [Boston:, 1931. Archive of 112 items. 1st -- Tall 8vo. 80 pp. With large folding frontisp. pictorial map, numerous photo illustrations & maps, colour-illustrated softcovers (slight shelfwear) NF copy, w/ ownership signature at upper corner; 2nd -- 8vo. [16 pp (unpaginated)], ivory-coloured printed softcovers, yapp edges (minor dustsoiling); 3rd -- 4to. 36 leaves. Numerous text illustrations & cartoons throughout, w/ front printed softcover showing the German Greyhounds on front cover, sewn w/ red silk ribbon (chipping, edgewear, w/o rear cover); 4to -- 4to. 28 leaves, illustrated throughout, unbound issues of the Circumnavigator onboard paper; 5th -- Information - Tall 8vo. 16 pp. Self-printed softcovers, printed on blue-tinted paper (1 very small tear lower right front corner); 6th -- Seven menus: 3 tall 8vo. [4 pp (unpaginated)], colour lithograph covers by Felix Schwarmstadt (1870-1938), 1 small 8vo. [4 pp (unpaginated)], Art Deco cover art of horse-drawn snow sledge, all sewn with colour silk braids, 1 4 x 6 in. Japanese colour woodcut menu for the Kyoto Hotel, 2 for the C.F.M. Company Madeira, at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay; 7th -- 5 Columbus Jockey Meeting programs, colour lithograph cover art of the SS Columbus, SS Bremen, & SS Europa; 8th -- 32 Shore Arrangement programs from Raymond-Whitcomb, most printed sheets, some 4-16 pp. printed programs, maps, many with pencil annotations and corrections by Ms. Bristol, many printed on blue, green, pink, tan, or other colour-tinted papers, a few with printed softcovers; 9th -- 2 telegrams, both with envelopes, 1 of them a colour-printed Bon Voyage telegram dated Jan. 20, 1931; 10th -- 2 Jaipur Hotel luggage labels, Rajputana, India, 3 Japanese luggage tags, 5 photos of Buddhas in Views of Kamakura envelope, 1 Luxor, Egypt Bazaar receipt for antique ring; 11th -- Continental Savoy, Cairo, Egypt souvenir, 12mo. [8 pp (unpaginated)], printed in red & black, 1 large folding center piece map, gray, black & red printed softcovers; 12th -- Queen's Hotel Kandy, Ceylon Souvenir booklet, colour and black & white text illustrations, blue-printed softcovers, gilt embossed & raised lettering, yapp edges, NF; 13th -- 3 leaves of North German Lloyd letterhead, 1 an ALS dinner invitation with the Dufauts on B Deck; 14th -- 14 shuffleboard, deck tennis, and ping pong tournament invites, 1 silver gelatin photo of the Lion Gate, Mycenae in southern Greece, and 3 other miscellaneous invitations. This wonderful archive of travel brochures, menus, souvenirs, maps, photographs, and more chronicle the halcyon period of the very popular Raymond & Whitcomb Co. "Round the World Cruises" which flourished during the Jazz Age, up into the years just on the eve of World War II. The famed tour and travel organizers would often charter ocean liners either from the Hamburg American Line, and their main rival the Norddeutscher Lloyd line, often because of the luxurious accommodations, and the speed of the German liners. The SS Columbus was an especially popular liner as the first of the three Greyhounds of the North German Lloyd fleet, and recently refitted in 1929 to more closely resemble her sister ships the Bremen and the Europa, and increased her speed to 20 knots. The SS Columbus was also very popular for the strict separation of first class, tourist class, and 3rd class decks, facilities, was one of the first ocean liners to feature an outdoor swimming pool on the top deck, and platform for night-time dancing. Ms. Bristol (1906-1992), was the daughter of Edgar Hiel Bristol, founder of the very successful Industrial Instrument Company which would eventually become the Foxboro Company, still operating today, and traveled with her parents and siblings on this luxurious 108 day Round the World Cruise in 1931. The SS Columbus left New York harbor on Jan. 21, 1931, and would stop in Madeira, Gibraltar, Mycenae, Egypt, India, Ceylon, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Java, Celebes, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Peking, Japan, Hawai. Seller Inventory # 52142

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Lee Rochwerger; John Beatty

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ISBN 10: 1468118536 ISBN 13: 9781468118537

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About this Item: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Seller Inventory # G1468118536I3N00

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Published by Cengage Gale

ISBN 10: 0899084192 ISBN 13: 9780899084190

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About this Item: Cengage Gale. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0899084192I5N00

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Rein, J.J.

Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London (1888)

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About this Item: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1888. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Collectible-VG. No Jacket. Second English Language Edition. In English, translated from the original German. A thorough description of all aspects of Japan, based on a nearly two year residence in that country. Includes numerous illustrations, including full page hors texte photos and steel plates. From the collection of Wayne Prescott Suttles, renowned anthropologist, scholar, and linguist regarding many Pacific cultures, and especially the U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. His stamp to the half title. Provenance provided upon request. Condition notes: 543 numbered pp +4 pp reviews and ads; HB. Pages: clean, bright, tight, f.e. deckled, black eps, large engraved frontis w/ tissue guard; a.e. tanned, a few early pp wrinkled at edge w/ sm tears. Cover: black, red/white ornamentation + gilt titles front/spine; moderate shelfwear, extrems well worn, head/tail have numerous nicks, v lt rubbing, spine mildly sunned. Seller Inventory # 035760

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JAPAN -- RED CROSS]. MAKATO DEN.

Published by Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, 1934]., [Tokyo, Japan: (1934)

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About this Item: Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, 1934]., [Tokyo, Japan:, 1934. Oblong 4to. 12.25 x 9 in. [62 pp (unpaginated)], title in red & black on thin coated paper, remaining leaves of thick gray card stock, with 60 original silver gelatin black & white photographs mounted, sized from 4 x 5.5 in. up to 4 x 6 in., and all with printed captions below each image. Original padded decorated silk post binder, punch sewn at gutter margin w/ white silk braids in Japanese style, silk on spine, a.e.g., patterned endpapers (minor edgewear, slight rubbing, very minor wear to corners), still a VG copy, presented to L. Laback at the Overseas Telephone Office, Tokyo, from T. Fujimoto June, 1948. This superb souvenir photo album was intended to offer participants in the XVth International Red Cross Conference an idyllic view of Japan. The Conference in Japan centered around controlling tuberculosis, and organizing campaigns to convince the skeptical Japanese public of possible epidemics whose contagions could not be seen by the naked eye, as well as establishing "Safe Zones" for civilian refugees under the rules of "Warfare." The conference was presided over by Prince Tokugawa Iyesato, president of the Japanese Red Cross, and inspired an entire souvenir, or "Gift" memorabilia industry, even establishing a museum in Japan afterwards to highlight these items. It opens with an excellent image of the Japanese Red Cross headquarters, with flag hanging outside, and dignitaries cars parked in the courtyard, but then moves onto photos around Japan. There are shots of Yokohama harbor, the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, the Jingu Stadium complex which would have been the site of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics, together with photos of a tea ceremony, sumo wrestling match, a Kabuki play, and a Noh drama. There are also fine images of a display for the Girl's Doll Festival in Japan, the Boys' Kite festival, a Japanese golf course, night fishing on the River Nagara, skiing on Mt. Norikura in the Japanese Alps, along with cotton-spinning mills, shipyards, locomotive repair facilities, and concluding with an interior view of a Japanese Government Railways observation car. Worldcat locates 3 copies (including UBC, Huntington); See: Gregory DePies, Humanitarian Empire: The Red Cross in Japan, 1877-1945 (2013); Marcia Ristaino, The Jacquinot Safe Zone: Wartime Refugees in Shanghai, pp. 64-66. Seller Inventory # 52435

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JAPAN]. MORTON-CAMERON, W.H. (Comp.), FELDWICK, W. (Ed.)

Published by The Globe Encyclopedia,, London, Chicago, Yokohama, Shanghai: (1919)

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About this Item: The Globe Encyclopedia,, London, Chicago, Yokohama, Shanghai:, 1919. Tall thick 4to. [6], 931, [1] pp. Photo frontisp. of Japan's Emperor & Empress, photo-illust. half-title, decorated title bordered in gilt & blue, numerous colour plates (tissue guards), 100s of photo & text illustrations (many colour-tinted, some large double-page), 1 large folding colour map. Publisher's full brown calf over beveled boards, gilt & black globe on front cover, raised bands on spine, gilt ornamented borders, spine, gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. (hinges nicely repaired, minor shelfwear, wear to corners), still a VG bright copy, w/ bookseller's label on rear flyleaf. First edition of this massive, and lavishly illustrated history of Taisho-era Japan on the eve of the Jazz Age, and filled with 100s of photos of Japanese cities, including Tokyo & Yokohama before the massive 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Along with the many articles on the countryside, cultural history, economic growth and industries, there are a number devoted to specific cities in Japan including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Yokahama, Nagasaiki, Moji, Shimonoseki, and Tokyo. Of particular interest is the substantial portion devoted to Kwantung (Guangdong), a territory in the southern part of the Liadong Peninsula controlled and ruled by Japan until 1945; Korea, or Chosen as it was referred to by the Japanese filled with many photographs, and Taiwan (Formosa), as well as the southern half of Sakhalin Island called Karafuto, but was retaken Russia after World War II. Seller Inventory # 50553

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NOZAKI, Kiyoshi.

Published by Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1961. (1961)

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About this Item: Tokyo: Hokuseido, 1961., 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 235 pages. Hardcover. Very Good + in Very Good dust jacket - light wear and creasing to d.j. edges & sunned at spine, slight water stain to d.j. & boards at lower spine corner. In protective mylar. Review copy (slip pasted to title page requesting ‘Please mention the agent.’ SIGNED by the author on bookplate with hand character stamp & the words ‘With Compliments’ pasted to inner front board. Cloths boards with gilt lettering on spine; color frontispiece; illustrated with 75 drawings, b&w & color plates, some with captioned tissue guards. at desk. Seller Inventory # 1812

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About this Item: N.P., 1955-1956]., [N.P.:, 1955. Thick 4to. [112 pp (unpaginated)], on thick blue paper stock, w/ white paper extensions at gutter margin. With 239 tipped-in original silver gelatin photos, ranging in size from 2 x 2 in. to 8 x 10 in., currency, several colour printed postcards, 1 tipped-in 4 pp. brochure for the Japanese Nara Temple complex, annotations identifying locations and captions throughout. Blue cloth 3-ring binder, silver lettering stamped on front cover (occasional soiling to a few leaves, minor damage to couple corners), still VG exemplar. This photo album supplies an excellent visual and historical record of the USS Bennington modernized attack aircraft carrier after her rebuild in 1955. The Bennington had been rebuilt after damage sustained from a catapult explosion, and boiler explosion in 1954. She participated in operations with the US Atlantic fleet including a shake-down cruise to Guantanamo Bay Cuba with ATG-201, and then sailed around Cape Horn to San Diego, then onto Hawaii, and over to ASia where she served with the Pacific Fleet. These images show the USS Bennington under steam, with F9F jets, F2H Banshees, and AD-6 Skyraiders taking off from the decks, setting on the decks, and even a Banshee lost overboard. The photos also depict shipboard life, hijinks during the crossing of the equator in 1955, visits to theaters, street scenes in Hong Kong, Chinese junks, the famed Tiger Balm Garden in Hong Kong which was demolished for redevelopment in 2004, poverty of residents in the countryside, as well as views of the Philippines. The section on Japanese nightspots, the red-light district, theatre, cultural spots, and a number of images on the temple complex at Nara are included. The USS Bennington was later involved in the Sydney, Australia incident in May, 1957 when ten Univ. of Sydney students dressed as pirates boarded the ship, entered the bridge, and set of an incident by claiming they had captured the ship. The carrier was on hand for the 1960 Laotian crisis, served three tours in the Vietnam War, and was the recovery vessel for the Apollo 4 mission in November, 1967. She was decommissioned in 1970, and sold for scrap in 1994. Seller Inventory # 53079

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Jien;Brown, Delmer Myers;Ishida, Ichiro

Published by University of California Press (1979)

ISBN 10: 0520034600 ISBN 13: 9780520034600

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About this Item: University of California Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. hardback book in very good condition,dust jacket is good to very good,lightly soiled.signed by the author[to noah with thanks delmer december,1980]. Seller Inventory # 31501

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About this Item: Eugene R. Ellis, 1947-1953]., [Portland, OR:, 1947. Oblong folio. 14.5 x 11 in. [84 pp (unpaginated)]. With 381 tipped-in original photos, most snapshots, but many Navy and Studio photographs as well (9 in colour), ranging in size from 2 x 2 in to 10 x 12.5 in., currency, Reserve cards, Marine Corps certificates & official orders, clippings, notes, business cards, beer bottle labels, and more all tipped-in, most with descriptive captions in white lettering below the images, and as headings on the pages. Beige-coloured padded cloth post-binder, brass post screws (occasional rubbing, some creasing to occasional photos some removed, minor wear & rubbing), still a VG- exemplar. This photo album supplies an excellent visual and historical record for the career of a young Marine Corps Sergeant during the Korean War era. The images encompass his time at Camp Pendleton, on leave at Knotts Berry Farm in 1950, training at Parris Island, SC, on liberty in New Orleans in 1951 with numerous shots of the camp, the city of New Orleans, beach antics while on liberty, and then sea duty on USS Philippine Sea from 1951 through 1952. The USS Philippine Sea was an Essex Class Carrier who flew squadrons of SB2C-5 Helldivers, P9F Panther jet fighters, and AD-4 Skyraiders. The photos contained in the album include pictures of the Carrier, the Panther jet aircraft, many of the squadrons preparing for flight operations while she was providing support operations attacking Sui-ho Dam, and sending aircraft against targets in Pyongyang. The snapshot images include pictures of her time while stopping over in Pearl Harbor before her second tour in Korea, her stopover in Yokosuka, Japan with many images of Japanese people and life in the cities and countryside, along with Marines standing in Review and more. A shot of the the USS Philippine Sea fighting through heavy snow and icy weather in Jan, 1952 is particularly nice. He was then promoted and assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 at Cherry Point, NC, which provided helicopter support of the Fleet Marine Force Units on the East Coast during the War. There are many images of the choppers, personnel, his family life while stationed there, leave activities, and more. Ellis (1929-1984), married Virginia Brittan in 1948, attended Lewis & Clark College, and then WSU, in Pullman before being activated for duty during Korea. Seller Inventory # 48435

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Bruno Taut

Published by Sanseido Co. Ltd. (1958)

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About this Item: Sanseido Co. Ltd., 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Later Edition. ISBN Hardback. First Printing of this Revised edition of 1958. Very Good to Near Fine condition book in a Very Good to Near Fine condition dustjacket. Tight, bright, attractive copy with no markings to the book. Seller Inventory # 54527

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Stevens, Thomas

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY (1894)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1894. Hardcover. Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Hardback in Very Good+ condition without dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 477 pages; Light rubbing along board edges; small scuff to lower front cover. Volume 2 only. Seller Inventory # 40936

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Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders (signed by Doolittle, author.: Carroll Glines

Carroll Glines

Published by D. Van Nostrand Company (1964)

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About this Item: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. This is a very nice, near fine copy of this first edition book that has been signed by the author, James Doolittle and 19 other raiders. One of those raiders apparently was the owner of this book is there his ownership stamp in addition to his signature. The price-clipped jacket has a tape repair and light overall wear. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-16747740094

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Murata

Published by Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN 10: 0312414285 ISBN 13: 9780312414283

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About this Item: Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Seller Inventory # G0312414285I3N00

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Longley, Michael

Published by Jonathan Cape, London (2000)

ISBN 10: 0224060430 ISBN 13: 9780224060431

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About this Item: Jonathan Cape, London, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. As new book in as new dust-jacket. Number 101 of a signed, limited edition of 150 copies. Photographs available upon request. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 1707

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Miyoshi, Prof. M.

Published by Maruzen-Kabushiki-kaisha, Tokyo, Japan (1910)

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About this Item: Maruzen-Kabushiki-kaisha, Tokyo, Japan, 1910. S 1/2 Leather. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 35 Plates and 102 Illustrations (illustrator). F First Edition. Tokyo, Japan: Maruzen-Kabushiki-kaisha. 1910. F First Edition. S 1/2 Leather. Good. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE - Worldcat records no surviving examples of this work. Bound in publisher's half brown morocco over green cloth, spine and covers decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt (3 leaves at front are lacking the upper half of the leaf - with loss). Still apparently the only surviving copy of this work. "Japanese botanist Manabu Miyoshi served as Professor of Botany at the University of Tokyo (1895-1939) and became the second director of the university’s botanical gardens (1922-1924). He published works on the Japanese iris (Iris ensata Thumb.), Japanese cherry (Prunus species) and sweetflag (Acorus calamus L.). His Atlas of Japanese vegetation, illustrated with photographs, appeared in 1905-1909. A keen conservationist, he promoted the idea of ‘natural monuments’ for preservation."(JSTOR). Notes: Added t.p. and text in Japanese. Description: 4, 14, 740 pages, plates (some color) : illustrations ; 23 cm Responsibility: by Prof. M. Miyoshi. Seller Inventory # 00521422

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About this Item: Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Oct., 1920 -- Oct., 1921., Tokyo:, 1920. Nine vols. [Approx. 650 pp (each vol. separately paginated)]. 100s of photo illustrations, text illustrations, illustrated ads, maps, diagrams. Colour-illustrated softcovers, decorative cover art of colour-tinted printed photos and illustrations on front covers, black & white ad for Toyo Kisen Kaisha Oriental Steamship Co. on the back covers (occasional soiling, faint tide marks at gutter margins of a couple issues, some minor creasing, shelfwear), still a VG set, w/ ownership markings on lower front covers. First editions of these very scarce well-illustrated travel magazines promoting the sights of Japan and China visited by the famed steamship line, the Toyo Kisen Kaisha. The North American Line traveled from San Francisco to Asia, stopping in Japan, China, the Philippines, and throughout Southeast Asia. They maintained a fleet of passenger liners which included the SS Siberia Maru, SS Seiyo Maru, SS Tenyo Maru, SS Taiyo Maru, and the SS Shinyo Maru. Steele (b. 1875) was originally an editor and publisher in Del Monte, CA, and then was engaged by the Toyo Kisen Kaisha steamship company in 1916 when he was hired to take over the editing and advertising of their tourism magazine. Seller Inventory # 50410

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Nishimura, Shinji

Published by The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo (1936)

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About this Item: The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo, 1936. Hard Cover/Slipcased. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Despite the title 'Ancient Ships of Japan' the author does not confine himself to Japan, includes Korea. And indeed has photograph plates of the Korean and Japanese fisherwomen divers. Seller Inventory # 080229

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Brautigan, Richard

Published by Delacorte / Seymour Lawrence, New York (1980)

ISBN 10: 0440087708 ISBN 13: 9780440087700

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About this Item: Delacorte / Seymour Lawrence, New York, 1980. Hardcover. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. 131 chapters which are short stories written by Brautigan from 1976 to 1978, during a period when he was dividing his time between Japan and his ranch house in Montana. A crisp, unread, near new copy in a similar dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 13352

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The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita: Impey, Oliver

Impey, Oliver

Published by Oxford University Press

ISBN 10: 0198263708 ISBN 13: 9780198263708

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About this Item: Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0198263708 Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Clean jacket with no tears, just moderate edgewear (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Light wear to the boards; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Good binding with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5" - 9.75" tall); Dark blue jacket with photo of ceramic plate & title in white lettering; 1996, Oxford University Press; 240 pages; "The Early Porcelain Kilns of Japan: Arita in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century (Oxford Oriental Monographs ; New Series)," by Oliver Impey. Seller Inventory # SKU-S5001807025

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The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama,: C. H. Mitchell

C. H. Mitchell

Published by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles (1972)

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About this Item: Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. With the assistance of Osamu Ueda.Part 1 of this work appeared in a tenative and less complete form in 1968. 623 pages. The blue cloth boards show a litle wear with a bit more at the spine tips. The hinges and the spine are very good. The inside pages are bright and look unmarked. Part 1 is the Alphabetical Listing of the Artists. Part II is the Alphabetical Listing of Books. Pages 567-582 are black and white illustratiions of various books from the authors collection. Includes 3 appendixs at the end of the book and a reference bibliography. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 001494

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Kawashima, Chuji

Published by Kodansha, Tokyo, New York and London (2000)

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About this Item: Kodansha, Tokyo, New York and London, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Fine, As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, As New. First Printing. 260 pages with glossary and index. Profusely illustrated. Maps on endpapers. Scarce. First printing in this format. Seller Inventory # 22255

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Nishimura, Shinji

Published by The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo (1936)

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About this Item: The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo, 1936. Hard Covers. Condition: Very Good. First Editions. Sec I : 1934, iii, 86pp 7 b/w plates ( 1 tipped in) ; Sec II : 1936. iv, 87-128pp, 5 b/w plates Sec III : 1936 129-162pp 6 b/w plates, folding map. A total of 33 illustrations in the texts. Note the paginations. Despite the title 'Ancient Ships of Japan' the author does not confine himself to Japan, includes Korea. And indeed has photograph plates of the Korean and Japanese fisherwomen divers. Desirable set. Seller Inventory # 039449

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Nishimura, Shinji

Published by The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo (1925)

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About this Item: The Society of Naval Architects, Tokyo, 1925. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 27 plates and 65 text figures. Uncommon. Seller Inventory # 039450

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