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OLIPHANT, Laurence

Published by Harper & Brothers, NY (1860)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, NY, 1860. First American edn. Large 8vo, pp. 645 + adv. Bound in publisher's cloth stamped in gilt and blind, faded and a couple of very small holes in the cloth; Former owner's name on end paper. Frontispiece in full color, & 60 wood-engraved text illus. (10 full-page). Sinica, 2376. Cordier, Japonica, 1735. On the early opening of the East to the UK and notes on the opium war, etc. Oliphant served as Elgin's secretary. He gives a first-hand account of the British bombardment of Canton and the siege of Tientsin. 175 pages are devoted to Japan. Bookseller Inventory # 55458

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Matsuda, Kiichi

Published by Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar 1965, Lisbon (1965)

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Item Description: Junta de Investigacoes do Ultramar 1965, Lisbon, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: VeryGood. Softcover. 12mo. White stiff wraps. Light rubbing and wear to wraps.Previous owner's bookplate on front cover verso. Else, clean and sound.Very Good to Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 31829

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Japanese Hand-Coloured Wood-Block Printing]; [Maps and Atlases]; [Tokyo Map] Hyoshiya Ichirobe

Published by Edo [Tokyo] Hyoshiya Ichirobe (Hayashi-shi Yoshinaga) First month, 1684 (But Third month, 1680) (1684)

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Item Description: Edo [Tokyo] Hyoshiya Ichirobe (Hayashi-shi Yoshinaga) First month, 1684 (But Third month, 1680), 1684. A large woodcut map of Edo (Tokyo) with fine handcolouring, on joined and folded paper. The map is breathtaking in its detail and features many paintings of important landmarks, temples, bridges and people, who are often pictured working or fishing from boats on the waterways running through Tokyo. A stunning and very rare woodblock map beautifully and unusually handcoloured. Roads, blocks, buildings, open areas, canals and waterways, are all vividly laid out on this huge and most impressive map. 123.5 by 149.5 cm., folded within paper covers, folds to 28 by 18 cm, now preserved in a fine clamshell box. A remarkably well preserved and very rare item, with some light rubbing due to age and as to be expected. A bit of old worming or light soiling and occasional small repairs, but in all quite astonishing in its quality and beautifully preserved with bright and vivid colour and detail. AN EXTRAORDINARY ITEM, REMARKABLE FOR BOTH ITS CARTOGRAPHIC DETAIL AND ITS ARTISTIC BEAUTY. The wood block printing shows land tenures of Daimyo and Hatamoto. It also shows temples and shrines, includes a distance chart and descriptive listing of Daimyo showing crests and halberds. There is also a inset of the eastern portion of Edo. Bookseller Inventory # 24285

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JAPAN AND CHINA] BRINKLEY, CAPTAIN F.

Published by Boston: J.B. Millet Co., 1901 & 1902 (1902)

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Item Description: Boston: J.B. Millet Co., 1901 & 1902, 1902. Fifteen volumes; 8vo; the first ten of which are devoted to Japan (dated 1901) and the remaining five to China (dated 1902). ÒOriental Series: Special Ex Libris, Monogram and Extra IllustratedÓ in each volume, below which is a space for the subscriberÕs name, but these are not filled in. This especially deluxe set might have been prepared speculatively. Printed on what appears to be Japanese vellum, it is profusely decorated with original water colors, paintings on silk and various additional illustrations. Uniformly bound by Riviere in full crimson morocco; top edge gilt; doublures inset with blue and yellow morocco and gilt decoration; raised bands; gilt spine lettering; bookplate in volume one of a prominent New England family; in fine condition. This cataloguer has always hesitated to use this term, but it seems appropriate, perhaps even unavoidable, to apply it in this case: this set is sumptuous. Bookseller Inventory # 35305

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Item Description: London Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, and are to be had at his House in White Fryers 1670, 1670. First Edition and the Earliest Major Work Ever to be Published about Japan. Decorated with a finely engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black, a superb copper engraved headpiece, two 9 line finely engraved and decorated initials, 70 half-page very fine, pictorially engraved copperplates, one large folding map of Osaka and one large folding view of the Temple with a Thousand Images. Folio in fours, very handsomely bound in three-quarter antique speckled calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands, contrasting red and black morocco lettering labels gilt, all edges marbled. [3 ff], 488 +[1] pp. A very handsome copy, finely preserved, the binding in very nice condition, the plates and textblock crisp and unpressed and generally very clean throughout. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAVEL WORKS EVER PENNED. A BOOK WITH REMARKABLE EARLY VIEWS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPAN. THE FIRST MAJOR WORK EVER TO BE PUBLISHED ABOUT JAPAN. "An exceedingly rare work. The plates to this work represent a high water mark in book illustrations of the seventeenth-century. Aside from the importance of the plates, this book remains one of the most curious of the numerous works of travel in the Orient during the seventeenth-century. Among the subjects discussed are the following: murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers and necromancers, burning of widows, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, Japanese wines, and whaling." Cox. Bookseller Inventory # 21954

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A new discovery of a vast country: Hennepin, Louis, [also

Item Description: London: M[rs] [Katherine] Bentley, J[acob] Tonson, H[enry] Bonwick, T[imothy] Goodwin, & S[amuel] Manship, 1698. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two octavo volumes in one., . First English edition, first "Bon" issue. A8, a4, B-T8, V4; Aa6, Bb-Ee8, eee2, Ff-Nn8, Oo6, X-Z8, Aa2. Frontispiece, one (of two) folding maps, six folding copper-plates. Contemporary calf, spine banded, repeated gilt ornament and rules, title in gilt on leather label, hinges cracked but holding, edges speckled red; armorial bookplate of Sir Alexander Don of Newton; contemporary amateur drawing on blank recto of frontispiece of armed Turkish (?) figure with turban which has bleed through (see note on blank verso of first text leaf); early ownership inscriptions on title-page of Kelso Library and Mary Carre; occasional stains and soiling, light browning, piece torn from bottom margin of F7 (slight loss); folding map of "Newly Discovered" with short tears in folds, and old repairs on verso with bleed stains from repair; plates at 28, 114 with old repairs on "Hennpin, explorer, born in Ath, Belgium, about 1640; died in Holland after 1701. At the battle of Senef, between the Prince of Conde and William of Orange, he was present as regimental chaplain, and in 1673 he was ordered to Canada. After preaching at Quebec for a time, he went in 1676 to Fort Frontenac, where he founded a convent. When La Salle undertook his expedition to the west, he solicited Recollet fathers as chaplains of the posts that he intended to establish. Among those assigned to him was Father Hennepin. The latter accompanied the Sieur de la Motte in a brigantine, reached the outlet of Niagara River, 6 December, 1678, and chanted a Te Deum in thanksgiving. After reaching Peoria, on the Illinois river, where La Salle built Fort Crevecoeur, Hennepin, by his orders, set out with two men in a canoe, 29 February, 1680, to ascend the Mississippi river. He descended the Illinois to its mouth, and, after sailing up the Mississippi till 11 April, fell into the hands of a large party of Sioux, who carried him and his companions to their country. Here he discovered and named the falls of St. Anthony. He spent eight months among the savages, when he was rescued by Daniel Greysolon du Lhut, who enabled him to reach Green Bay by way of Wisconsin River. He passed the winter at Mackinaw and returned to Quebec 5 April, 1682. Hennepin asserts that he descended to the mouth of the Mississippi, and explains that he did not treat his travels with sufficient detail in the first volume, because he did not wish to annoy La Salle or take from him during his life the glory of discovering the Mississippi." (Appleton's Encyclopedia). Wing H 1450. Pforzheimer 461. ESTC r6723. European Americana IV, 698-699 (incl. 698-695). Paltsis lix. Harrisse 181. Streit II, 2780n. Arents 433. JCB (4) 365-6. Field 685. Graff 1862. Howes H416. Sabin 31371. Church 772. Siebert 662. TC 3, 38. Bookseller Inventory # 621G

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Item Description: n/a, 1719. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB151719612946883 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB151719612946883

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Japan Views; Photography]; Ogawa Kazumasa

Published by N.P. [Tokyo] [K. Ogawa] N.D. [1907] (1907)

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Item Description: N.P. [Tokyo] [K. Ogawa] N.D. [1907], 1907. First edition, rare complete copy. With 47 fine color-tinted collotype photographic plates of Japanese scenes and attractions by Japan’s leading contemporary photographer, they are printed on one side of heavy stock plates captioned in English, each with tissue guards, on the facing page is descriptive text in English, French and Russian, also with two color maps. Oblong folio, 250 x 360 mm., bound in green silk-covered boards embroidered with flowers and the work "Japan" on the upper cover in multiple colors, fine endpapers decorated with Japanese watercolours. 50 leaves, unpaginated. An especially fine copy, complete, the plates perfect with all tissue guards intact, no spotting whatsoever, the binding in lovely condition with just a touch of age evidence at the spine tips. RARE FIRST EDITION AND A beautiful early Japanese touring book produced for foreign visitors in order to promote Japanese tourism and featuring beautifully hand-tinted plates by Ogawa (1860-1929), Japan’s leading photographer of the period, as well as printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing at the Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. Bookseller Inventory # 23460

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Valentyn Francois

Published by Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes Van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden 1726 (1726)

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Item Description: Dordrecht & Amsterdam Joannes Van Braam & Gerard Onder de Linden 1726, 1726. Volume 5, Part 2. First Edition. With all plates present and ‘Directions to the Binder’ at end. Illustrated with 7 folding plates, 4 full page plates and 9 plates within text, all very finely engraved. The Cape of Good Hope section occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates. Folio, contemporary embossed vellum, raised edges, leather lettering label gilt titles on the spine, speckled edges. 116, 160, (36 pages), 2 pages misnumbered. Vellum missing from front cover, backstrip defective, internally very fine, very crisp and clean and bright, nearly pristine, plates in excellent condition, highly unusual thus. "One of the most important and comprehensive works on the East. It deals with the Dutch commerce in the Indies, as well as the natural history and the history of the places described. Sometimes called the Encyclopedia of the Dutch Indies, this volumes deals with Malabar, Japan Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius. Valentyn visited the cape in 1685, 1695, 1705, and 1714; he was supplied by the government with a great amount of information, including charts and copies of several important documents. Using this as a basis he added to it from personal observation and from communications, oral and written, from many of the principal residents of the colony." ‘The description of Japan occupies 166 pages in the volume with the very fine large folding map of Japan and two additional engravings while the description of the Cape of Good Hope occupies 170 pages including 7 maps and 11 copper plates, "worked into an admirable description of the country."’ PlatesMap of Japan (p.3) folding1/2 page plate Cooies and Sedan Chair p. 981/2 page plate Coolies and Sedan Chair p. 136Folding map of the Cape of Good Hope p. 2Folding map of Table Bay p. 5Folding plan of Cape Town and Mountain p. 7Folding view of Cape Town - Gezich van Kaap p. 10Folding plan of Companies Garden p. 291/2 page plate of Natives with Lion p. 98Full page plate of Hottentots p. 1121/2 page plate of Zebra p. 1142 plates of birds (ostrich and flamingo) p. 1151/2 page plate River in Madagascar p. 145Full page map of island Anzuary p. 1481/2 page plate Natives on Madagascar p. 1491/2 page plate Houses Settlement p. 150Folding map of Mauritius p. 1511/2 page plate fort on Mauritius p. 1511/2 page plate view of Harbor Maruritius p. 1521/2 page plate Fort Frederick Hendrik Mauritius p. 153. Bookseller Inventory # 22068

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Japan Views; Photography]; Ogawa Kazumasa

Published by Tokyo [Imperial Government Railways] N.D., circa 1910 (1910)

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Item Description: Tokyo [Imperial Government Railways] N.D., circa 1910, 1910. With 2 maps and 50 fine color-tinted collotype photographic plates of Japanese scenes and attractions by Japan’s leading contemporary photographer, they are printed on one side only of heavy stock plates. Each with descriptive captions below in English. Oblong, 270 x 370 mm., bound in modified Japanese-style in silk-covered board pictorially decorated by embroidery in colours on both covers, the upper featuring Mt. Fuji, bound together with purple ribbon at the spine, fine decorated silk-backed endpapers. A lovely copy with only occasional mild spotting or mellowing. A beautiful early Japanese tourism book produced for English speaking visitors. Ogawa (1860-1929) was a leading photographer of the period, as well as printer and publisher. He was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. In 1882, he moved to Boston where he took courses in portrait photography and the dry plate process. He also studied collotype printing in Albert Type Company. Returning to Japan in 1882, he opened the first photography studio in Tokyo. The work was reprinted throughout much of the 1910s in the more common formats with either all or most of the plates in black and white and in more traditionally Western styles of bindings. This is a scarce and beautiful collection. Bookseller Inventory # 23459

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88 HAND-COLORED 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN: PHOTO ALBUM

PHOTO ALBUM

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Item Description: 18. Book Condition: Very Good. [PHOTO ALBUM]. 88 HAND-COLORED 19TH-CENTURY ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN. The images, each of which is approximately 20.5 x 27 cm. (8 by 10.25 in.), cover the gamut of tourist scenes in and around Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Idzu, etc., but also include many unusual images that are not the standard fare. All but six of the photos have an English-language caption in the print that identifies the subject or view. Three images depict damage caused by the 1891 Mino-Owari Earthquake. One image, of the "Kioto Rapids", is present in duplicate. Photographers include Kinbei Kusakabe, Baron Raimund vov Stillfried, and Kihei Tamamura. The photographs are laid-down on heavy card mounts, one to a page, in a contemporary brown cloth album, [44] ff., 28.5 x 37 cm. (11.25 by 14.75 in.), with "JAPAN" stamped in gilt on the upper board. Some foxing to mounts and very occasionally, mildly to photos. The album has been professionally rebacked. A very good selection of photos in very good condition, attractively displayed. Bookseller Inventory # 87296

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Item Description: Petersbur, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1518991386948412 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1518991386948412

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Item Description: n/a, 1914. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1519141478735945 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1519141478735945

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Item Description: Petersbur, 1898. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1518983312060336 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1518983312060336

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Figure-Prints of Japan: Barnett, P. Neville

Barnett, P. Neville

Published by Beacon Press, Sydney, Australia (1948)

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Item Description: Beacon Press, Sydney, Australia, 1948. Folio. 53pp. One of forty deluxe copies, signed by the author. A lovely production, illustrated with thirty-six color plates. The plates are genuine prints: beautifully made modern reproductions of the originals, done in Japan. The text traces the rise and fall of the Ukiyo-ye school of Japanese wood-engraving, from its origins with the artist Moronobu in the seventeenth century, to its decline under Western influences in the nineteenth century. Ukiyo-e is translated as "pictures of the floating world," and prints of this genre depict the carefree pleasures of life: a world of entertainment and beauty, beyond mundane, everyday concerns. Ukiyo-ye challenged the traditional aristocratic and courtly schools of painting, and the plates depict people of the lower classes, including actors and courtesans, the finely-dressed beauties of the city, and tea-house waitresses. Artists of this school featured in Barnett's work include Utamaro, Shunsho, Harunobu, and Kiyonaga. Sumptuously bound in silk brocade, backed in gilt-ruled vellum. The endpapers bear prints of a woman carrying an umbrella, surrounded by borders of red maple leaves. A few very faint spots of offsetting from the plates, else a very fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett and a small, unobtrusive bookseller's label to front paste-down. An enchanting introduction to the art form. Bookseller Inventory # 24112

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Item Description: Paris, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1518911257826656 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1518911257826656

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Item Description: Petersbur, 1905. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1519053932592315 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1519053932592315

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Item Description: Tokyo., 1910. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB151910518434784 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB151910518434784

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Item Description: Moscow, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1519043010147332 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1519043010147332

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Item Description: Warsaw, 1914. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1519143869811622 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1519143869811622

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He, Wenkai

Published by Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge (2013)

ISBN 10: 0674072782 ISBN 13: 9780674072787

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Item Description: Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 313pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 069128

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JAPANESE POSTER] O^saka Mainichi Shimbunsha

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Item Description: 1936. Paperback. [JAPANESE POSTER] Osaka Mainichi Shimbunsha. KAGAYAKU NIPPON DAIHAKURANKAI [THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF BRILLIANT JAPAN] & KAGAYAKU NIPPONHAKU Annaiki. The poster was printed by Osaka Seihan printing company in their patented high-quality "HB" process, which they used to reproduce the effect of color woodblock, etc. With an (unread) artist's seal. Dated on the recto April/May 1936 this large poster (60.8 X 107 cm.) displays bold colors and near abstract design which shows the progress of Japanese industry as a freighter ship evolves pictorially in ascent through a great gear wheel, to an airplane, and then a skyscraper with pennants, all mediated by repeated circular images of a golden sun and red sun akadama images from the national flag. Considering its size, the fragility of the paper and its age, the edgewear and creasing, along with a bit of foxing, leaves this piece still unusually clean and bright with older backing and color restoration. Presents very well. Perhaps the most interesting and arresting piece of industrial art design from its time we have seen in a poster format. The accompanying large 8vo. brochure in color wraps is the guidebook for the Exposition. Printed as a revised edition at the time of the show, 1936. Illustrated internally with b+w photo illustrations of exhibits, ceremonies, etc., etc. The rear cover reproduces the very poster that we are offering here. The guidebook is quite worn, with some paper repairs. Very scarce and interesting combination of these ephemeral items from Japan's prewar golden age of design. Bookseller Inventory # 85308

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Item Description: n/a, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB1519042966615437 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Bookseller Inventory # ALB1519042966615437

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Published by various, various (1970)

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Item Description: various, various, 1970. Book Condition: Good. We offer a large archive of fireworks labels dating to the 1970s, including 175+ labels collected from various manufacturers and countries, mostly India and China, but with a few from Japan and even America. The archive is contained in two binders labeled "FIREWORKS LABELS ALBUM NO. 3" (containing 82 labels mostly of Indian origin), and "FIREWORKS LABELS ALBUM NO 4." (99 labels, mostly of Chinese/Macau origin with a few from Japan and America). The archive was collected in the 1970s (presumably by someone in the fireworks business), and placed in old photograph albums with the "magnetic glue" format which has unfortunately transferred to the backs of many of the labels, and in some cases is visible on the front of the labels. We've left the labels in the albums as is, partly because there are some penciled notes on some pages indicating a date or (in album 4) "PGII CONV" presumably for the Pyrotechnics Guide annual conventions. They are easily removable, but we feel the choice of what storage to transfer them to was best left to the next owner. Label artwork ranges from very ornate to very plain. Names are as varied as the marketers could make them - and the graphics vary from beautiful girls (as often on the Indian labels) to "American themes" reflecting the marketing target. The names are as creative as the images and evoke their use: "Mines", "Aerial Colored Flares", "Flower pots", "Flash Ray Gun", "Crackers", "Square Bombs", "V-2 Rocket, "Neptune Rocket", "Cable Car", "Electric Sparklers", "Flaming Torches", etc. These labels represent a wonderful piece of American Cultural History and conjure images of kids with family, bright smiles and loud booms on the 4th of July, a uniquely American phenomena. The fact that someone collected these is a boon. By definition after the BOOM, the rest of the packaging isn't very useful to most. And some of the labels in Album #4 show the results of use (with occasional charring). Checking various online auction sites, we find labels selling from a few dollars for modern labels to many hundreds for earlier ones. A more detailed listing is available upon request to interested buyers. A highly visual collection, this archive would provide a nice basis for a larger collection in the area. Bookseller Inventory # 24038

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Perry, Matthew C.; Compiled by Francis L. Hawks

Published by Washington: 1856 (1856)

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Item Description: Washington: 1856, 1856. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 3 volumes, 4to. Ninety tinted lithographic plates, maps (some folding), and numerous in- text woodcut illustrations. Original cloth, stamped in blind. A constructed set, all with original House of Representatives bindings, but with somewhat different different coloring and degrees of fading, though this actually makes for an attractive appearance. All three volumes are quite clean internally, with a few scattered stains. Volume I has two loose signatures. This copy contains the suppressed nude bathhouse plate opposite page 408 (first volume), which is not included in the list of illustrations and which is lacking from most copies. Overall, this set probably grades out at very good. Perry was named head of a naval expedition in 1852 to establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan. Hill 1332. Sabin 3095. Bookseller Inventory # 002730

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MEIJI-TAISHO ERA FAN ALBUM FROM KYOTO: FAN ALBUM]

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Item Description: 19. Book Condition: Very Good. [FAN ALBUM] MEIJI-TAISHO^ ERA FAN ALBUM FROM KYOTO. Fan albums are an interesting genre. Created as marketing tools for deluxe fan makers, they are a compilation of a season's available designs, commissioned from some of the most eminent artists of the day. Once the season was over, the sample books were sold - a very limited production. They have largely disappeared from the market, almost before anyone noticed how interesting they really are. 1) Tachika Chikuson. Chinese Coastal Scene [dated 1918] 2) Tachika Chikuson. Pine Sprouts 3) Imao Keinen. Pine Tree, River & Mountain 4) Kikuchi Keigetsu. Flowers 5) Tomioka Tessai. Chinese figures & poems 6) Kawabata Gyokusho. Fishing in Winter 7) Bokko [picture]; Kakuko [inscription] Lake scene with willows [dated 1917] 8) Konoshima Okoku. Lakeside village 9) Suzuki Shonen. Mt. Fuji & travelers 10) Tomioka Tessai. Hyotan (gourd for drinking) Basket & poem. 11) Inogai Shokoku. Palace figures watering a pine sapling. 12) Konoshima Okoku. Pine sprouts and flowing water. 13) Toyonaka? Stone, Bamboo (in red) & poem. 14) Abe Tansai. Woodsman & fisherman discuss Confucius 15) Kakuko. (see number 7) 16) Hokei. Coastal scene. 17) Iguchi Kashu. Cormorant Fishing. 18) Signed Shisho-dojin; sealed Taiotsu. Hotei/Daitoku figure, with inscription. 19) Konishi Fukunen. Coastal village. 20) Kawabata Gyokusho. Snowscape. Poem signed Taiotsu-dojin, sealed Taiotsu. (see number 18) 21) Matsumura Keibun (Edo period artist). Boat-pullers; Taisho calligraphy by ? 22) Konoshi Fukunen, poem by the same calligrapher as number 21. 23) Kawamura Kogai. Autumn scene. 24) Nishimura Goun. Mountain temple. 25) Hiroshige Tokaido scene. 26) " " " This particular example is probably from the late teens. Lovely printings and colors, good to very good condition, In a custom-designed sensu-shaped clasped case. Bookseller Inventory # 84044

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American Baptist Committee for Foreign Missionaries

Published by Boston: 1881 (1881)

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Item Description: Boston: 1881, 1881. Wall Map. 84x125 cm. Uncolored missionary map of Southern Japan, south and west of Tokyo) printed on linen. Certain town names have been underlined in blue (crayon?), including Osaka, Yokohama and Kioto. There are also some manuscript notations of western names and some small towns not printed on the map. A large, fascinating view of Japan just 25 years after Cmdr. Perry established a relationship. Bookseller Inventory # 002461

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Beschryving van Japan: Kaempfer, Engelbert

Kaempfer, Engelbert

Published by Amsterdam (1729)

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Item Description: Amsterdam, 1729. Book Condition: Fair. Original full leather, poor. An incomplete copy of the first edition of this classic work on Japan, sold only as a collection of plates and maps. Lacks title page and first 13 pages of text. Engraved title, 14-50, 500 pp. 20 plates (most double-page), 9 maps. Bookseller Inventory # 2956

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Sam Hunter

Published by Abbeville Press, NEW YORK. (1990)

ISBN 10: 0896599493 ISBN 13: 9780896599499

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Item Description: Abbeville Press, NEW YORK., 1990. Book Condition: Very Good PLUS. Dust Jacket Condition: VERY GOOD PLUS. First Edition.. LARGE HANDSOME VOLUME.TIGHT CLEAN COPY COPIOUSLY ILLUSTRATEDE IN COLOR.BRIGHT CRISP CLEAN DUSTJACKET. Bookseller Inventory # 32912

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TAISHO ERA FAN ALBUM FROM KYOTO: FAN ALBUM]

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Item Description: 192. Book Condition: Good. [FAN ALBUM]. TAISHO ERA WOODCUT FAN ALBUM FROM KYOTO. Fan albums are an interesting genre. Created as marketing tools for deluxe fan makers, they are a compilation of a season's available designs, commissioned from some of the most eminent artists of the day. Once the season was over, the sample books were sold - a very limited production. They have largely disappeared from the market, almost before anyone noticed how interesting they really are. This particular example is very nice, with 57 prints in all - by such important artists as Seiho, Taikan, Tessai, etc., plus a number of unsigned and quite striking abstract designs, as well. Probably created in the 1920s. Lovely printings and colors, generally good condition, one or two of the prints are damaged, a few others are a bit foxed and browned. Brocade covers nibbled at a corner. Bookseller Inventory # 84620

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