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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745).

About this Item: 4 parts in 2 vols. 8vo (192 x 120 mm). Mit Frontispiz-Portrait von Gulliver, nach John Sturt radiert von Robert Sheppard und 6 Kupfertafeln mit Karten und Plänen nach H. Moll. XVI, 148 S.; [VI], 164 S.; [VI], 155 p.; [VIII], 199 S. Hellbraune Lederbände des 19. Jhs., signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883), Rücken über fünf erhabenen Bünden, mit Dreifachfilete in Goldprägung auf beiden Deckeln, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsätze. London, Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, [28 October] 1726. Erstausgabe des berühmtesten satirischen Werks der englischen Literatur. Zwischen dem 28. Oktober und Dezember 1726 wurde es durch Benjamin Motte in insgesamt drei Drucken erstmals veröffentlicht; das Portrait-Frontispiz des vorliegenden ersten Druckes liegt wie üblich in der zweiten Variante vor, mit dem Text innerhalb der ovalen Einfassung. Der unmittelbar einsetztende Publikumserfolg wird bezeugt durch John Gays Brief vom 17. November 1726 (in: Correspondence Bd. III, S. 182): "About ten days ago a Book was published here of the Travels of one Gulliver, which hath been the conversation of the whole town . From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery". Swift schrieb seinen von Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan beeinflussten utopisch-satirischen Reiseroman zwischen 1720/21 und 1726 in Irland, wohin er 1694 zurückgekehrt war. Um die Vorspiegelung tatsächlich unternommener Reisen glaubhaft zu machen, wurde das Buch mit sechs Landkarten, auf denen die beschriebenen Länder, meist in Verbindung mit wirklich vorhandenen, ausgestattet. Zusammen mit dem 1719 veröffentlichten und ebenfalls im Ich-Ton gehaltenen "Robinson Crusoe" von Daniel Defoe steht Swifts Hauptwerk am Anfang der Entwicklung des bürgerlichen Romans, der sich zur herrschenden Gattung herausbilden sollte. Swift bediente sich einer Gegenüberstellung von gesellschaftlicher Kritik und Utopie, wie sie durch die Reisen des recht naiven Helden Gulliver (von englisch "gullible" [=leichtgläubig]) in das Land der Zwerge beziehungsweise der Riesen symbolischer kaum sein könnte. Swift verstand sein Werk als harsche Kritik an Eitelkeit und Heuchelei jener Zeitgenossen, die er bei Hofe und in der Politik kennen gelernt hatte. Swifts fabulöses Buch fand dann allerdings bald auch Kritik, so u. a. durch Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Thackeray und Walter Scott. Die verwendeten Karten wurden nach Hermann Molls "A New and Correct Map of the Whole World Shewing ye Situation of its Principal Parts" von 1719 vermutlich von Sturt und Sheppard nachgezeichnet und gestochen. "These maps appeared in all the editions published by Motte; they were even reproduced in the pirated Dublin editions of 1727 . and they appeared in all the later 18th-century editions" (Frederick Bracher). - Ein frisches und schön gebundenes Exemplar. EINBAND: Hellbrauner geglätteter Kalbslederband des 19. Jhs. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit goldgeprägter Dreifachfilete, reicher Rückenvergoldung mit je 2 Rückenschildern, Steh- und reicher Innenkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt [signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883)]. Ralph Clutton (died 1888, bookplate). 0Teerink 289 A; Hubbard 27f.; PMM 185; Negley 1081; Lewis 185f.; Maslen, The printers of Robinson Crusoe, in: The Library, 5th ser 7 (1952), p. 124f.; Roberts, The History of Science Fiction (2006), p. 68ff.; Gove 254f.; Fortunati/Trousson 260; Davidson, A Books Collector's Notes (1970), 39f. ("Gulliver's Travels is an essential starting point for any collection of fictitious voyages to Australia"); Bracher, The Maps in Gulliver's Travels, in: The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. VIII (1944), p. 59f. First issue of the first edition (Teerink's "A" edition). It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnot and others formed the Scriblerus. Seller Inventory # B339032

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Lee Friedlander: Cherry Blossom Time in Japan: FRIEDLANDER, Lee

FRIEDLANDER, Lee

Published by Haywire Press, New City, New York (1986)

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About this Item: Haywire Press, New City, New York, 1986. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Please inquire. Pricing and availability are subject to change (price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply).PAYMENT: by check or wire transfer (please inquire about payment by credit card).SHIPPING NOTE: due to size and weight, additional shipping fees apply (calculated at actual cost).Special limited edition book of 50 signed and numbered copies, plus 5 artist's copies, with 25 bound-in photogravures. Housed in a pink cloth-covered slipcase. Each photogravure is signed and numbered in pencil on recto. Copyright stamp in black ink on verso. Images 8-1/2 x 12-3/4 inches, whether horizontal or vertical; sheets 15 x 20-1/4 inches. [Note: four photogravures not included in the book were issued as separate prints in an edition of 50 plus 6 artist's copies.] ABOUT THE BOOK: This special limited edition book is the first and only edition and printing. Hardcover. Pink cloth-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Designed by Katy Homans. Calligraphy by Shuntei Taniguchi. Richard Benson made the endpapers on his press, based on an old Japanese textile. Unpaginated (52 pp.), with 25 photogravures printed by Thomas Palmer, Rhode Island. 15-1/4 x 20-1/2 inches. [See: Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #22.]Lee Friedlander's work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive). Signed by Author. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive). Seller Inventory # 112039

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About this Item: Morison, Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition Press and shipboard theatre, 1967, pp. 40-41; Yellin, "Mrs. Belmont, Matthew Perry and the 'Japanese Minstrels'", in: American Music, 14 (1996), pp. 257-275, at pp. 267-269 (including fig. 6); cf. Lovett, "The Japan Expedition Press", in: Harvard Library bulletin, 12 (1958), pp. 242-252, illustrating a similar programme for a concert on 26 May 1854. Second copy recorded of the printed programme (serving also as invitation) to a minstrel show performed on-board Commodore Perry's flagship by the "Japanese Olio Minstrels", comprising sailors from the ship's crew, many performing in black-face, but also with a few African-Americans. Perry made his expedition to Japan to deliver the American President Millard Fillmore's letter of friendship to the Emperor of Japan and negotiate the Treaty of Kanagawa. As the ship left Hong Kong for Japan in January 1854, it set up an on-board printing office with a small press that had been sent from America by the State Department. The treaty was signed on 31 March 1854 and after it was tested at Hakodate (Hakodadi) Perry invited various Japanese dignitaries to attend the minstrel show on-board his ship on 29 May 1854, at 7 pm. The only copy recorded in the literature belonged to the wife of Commodore Perry's grandson and passed to the Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland.The programme lists the pieces performed and gives the names of the crew members for each act. Programmes are known for three shows given on the ship, but only two were printed by the ship's own press. They are extremely rare.Somewhat foxed but in very good condition, with only a few folds and with the paper stretched apart at a couple points along the edge. A remarkable document of a unique American musical genre, as performed for Japanese on Commodore Perry's ship. Seller Inventory # F1AE361IF05P

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KAEMPFER Engelbert

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About this Item: 1727. of its Temples, Palaces, Castles, and other Buildings; of Its Metals, Minerals, Trees, Plants, Animals, Birds and Fishes; Of The Chronology and Succession of the Emperors, Ecclesiastical and Secular; Of The Original Descent, Religions, Customs and Manufactures of the Natives, and of their Trade and Commerce with the Dutch and the Chinese. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. With the Life of the Author and an Introduction. First English edition. 2 vols. Engraved half-title to vol. 1, 45 engraved maps & plates, many folding. Folio. Original boards, rebacked in calf. An honest, unsophisticated copy in very good condition, plate 1 supplied from another copy. [xii], lii, 391, [iv](explanation of plates), [vi](index to both volumes)pp.; [iv], pp.393-612, 75, [iv](explanation of plates)pp. London, Thomas Woodward, Until the 19th century Kaempfer's 'History of Japan' was regarded as the single most important source about Japan. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716), a German doctor with an urge to travel, joined the Swedish embassy to Persia under Louis Fabricius in 1683. Rather than return home to Europe he travelled throughout Persia and India (1684-89) and eventually made his way to Java where he signed up with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who sent him to Nagasaki in 1690. Working as a surgeon he lived on Deshima island for close to four years and spent much of his spare time studying the language, history, medicine and botany of Japan. With the help of his interpreter Imamura Gen'eimon Eisei (1671-1736) he formed an important collection of books, maps, and artefacts which he managed to take back with him to Europe (the collection is now in the British Library). Twice he was allowed to make the journey to Edo on the annual mission (Edo sanpu) to visit the Shogun. He secretly took a compass which gave him the opportunity to collect the most accurate geographical information to date of the region along the Tokaido and parts of Kyushu. Amongst the beautifully engraved plates are nine section maps of the journey to Edo and it is the combination of these maps with the descriptive text that is of a precision and detail hitherto unknown. The 'History of Japan' was first published by C. Scheuchzer (1702-29), librarian to Sir Sloane (1660-1753) who had acquired Kaempfer's manuscripts as well as his collection after his death. It contains a wealth of information on Japanese customs, culture, medicine (acupuncture), and botany. The present first edition with the date of 1727 on the title is particularly rare. It does not include the 'Second Appendix' which was only issued in the following year. Cordier, 414-415; Streit VI, 1429; Laures, 594; Landwehr 530. Seller Inventory # 221583

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Hunter, Dard.

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About this Item: Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1932. Tall folio, 71 pp. with 15 specimens of paper made from bamboo, mulberry, china grass and mitsuma, 3 specimens of bark, and numerous color and black and white illustrations. Three quarter buckram and decorated paper boards, printed paper label to upper board, occasional light foxing and offsetting from specimens, light wear and toning to boards, else fine in original slipcase. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Dard Hunter. A monumental history of the early centuries of Eastern papermaking, unprecedented and impossible to reproduce. Hunter wrote: "It is hoped that the pictures and the comprehensive captions will serve to show the actual process of papermaking in the Orient in years gone by, the design being to enlighten by the use of illustrations and by actual specimens of paper rather than by extended comment." "The paper specimens, dating from the 14th through 18th centuries, are from China, Japan, Persia, and Tibet; the oldest were removed from block-printed books or scrolls. Each specimen is identified as to paper composition bamboo, mulberry, mitsumata. One is a leaf from from a gold-ruled 17th c. Persian manuscript on paper made entirely from China grass. The large Chinese characters and symbols were engraved by Lankes. Of the 200 copies printed, 50 were destroyed by fire." (The Veatchs) Hunter's work is of pivotal importance in the history of American book making. Immersed in the Arts and Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft company, Hunter went on to found the first handmade paper mill in America and to create arguably the world's first "one man" books: books he printed on paper he had made with a typeface he had designed, cut, and cast himself. In Chillicothe, Ohio, he founded Mountain House Press and for the next 46 years dedicated himself to the study of papermaking, travelling around the world for his research and authoring 20 books on the subject. Seller Inventory # 106963

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The Martyrs of Japan.: CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

Published by [France]: 1627. (1627)

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About this Item: [France]: 1627., 1627. Single sheet, float mounted and framed (sheet size: 6 5/8 x 4 ½ inches; framed size: 11 ¾ x 9 ½ inches). Extremely fine etching of the Martyrs of Japan, with faint but visible thread lines and a watermark of an anchor, signed and identified within the plate. Provenance: With the collector's mark of Robert Hartshorne (d. 1945) on the verso (Lugt 2215b), his sale, October 1945, Parke-Bernet. First edition, first state (of 2). L. 594. M. 155. A strong impression of Callot's famous depiction of the 26 Christian martyrs of Japan, produced on the occasion of their beatification. The martyrs are displayed on crosses, their sides pierced by a lance. In the foreground on the left is a man on a horse; to the right there are soldiers sitting in the shade. In the sky, cherubim are guided by St. John the Baptist, preparing palms and crows for the martyrs. In the left corner within the plate it is signed "Callot fec." Along the bottom margin it reads, "Le Pourtraict des premier 23 Martire mis en Croix par la predicaon. de la S. foy au Giappon | soubs l'Empe Taicosam en la Cité de Mongasachi, de lordre des freres mineurs Observantin de S. Francois." " [Emperor] Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-90) who had unified the country [Japan] in 1587, had suddenly issued an order to expel all foreign missionaries. Because Hideyoshi formerly had shown a favorable attitude towards the Kirishitan [Japanese Christian converts], this turn in policy after he had brought the country under a unified regime came like a bolt out of the blue. The town of Nagasaki was confiscated and put under the government's direct control. The expulsion order was not strictly followed, however, it forced the missionaries to avoid activities that might catch the public eye "In 1593 the Governor of the Philippines sent a group with the Franciscan friar Pedro Baptista (1545-97) as ambassadors to Japan. They met with Hideyoshi and received permission to build a monastery in Kyoto, while they were in Japan. While he was negotiating, Baptista was busy doing missionary work claiming that the expulsion order was issued against the Society of Jesus and, therefore, did not concern the Franciscan Order. At this time the Pope in Rome acknowledged the exclusive right of the Society of Jesus to do mission work in Japan. As a consequence, a confrontation began between the Society of Jesus that was under the patronage of the Portuguese monarch and the Franciscans and other mendicant orders who were under the patronage of the Spanish monarch. "Just at that time, in 1596, the Spanish ship San Felipe on a voyage from Manila to Mexico encountered a typhoon and became stranded at Tosa, the island of Shikoku. Hideyoshi, in need of resources for his Korean adventure, seized the rich cargo of the San Felipe. However, seizure of the ship's cargo was unlawful in terms of the Japan-Spain friendship treaty concluded between Hideyoshi and Baptista. In order to turn it into a lawful action Hideyoshi renewed his order to expel the foreign missionaries in 1587 and ordered that the leaders of the Kirishitan in Kyoto and Osaka be executed. "As a consequence of this, six priests and brothers, including Baptista, together with fourteen of their helpers, were arrested in Kyoto. In Osaka three members of the Society of Jesus were arrested, and this brought the total number of those arrested to twenty-four. They had their ears cut off and were sent off to Nagasaki after they had been paraded through the streets of Kyoto, Osaka, and Sakai as a warning. On their way there they were joined by two more. They were all crucified at Nishizaka in Nagasaki, on 5 February 1597. This is known as the martyrdom of the twenty-six Japanese Saints" (Mullins, ed., pp. 10-11). Callot "was one of the first great artists to practice the graphic arts exclusively. His innovative series of prints documenting the horrors of war greatly influenced the socially conscious artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. "Callot's career was divided into an. Seller Inventory # 72MMS260

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Japan - Korea - China) Reise-Erinnerungen 1903.: Ferenc, Hopp -

Ferenc, Hopp - János, Szinell)

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About this Item: 1903. Condition: In fine condition. 60 original vintage photographs (various sizes; approximately 150 × 105 mm), tipped on 30 album card leaves. Inscribed by János Szinell, Hopp's traveling companion. In contemporary, ornamented cloth. Ferenc Hopp (1833-1919) was a Hungarian traveler, collector of Oriental artifacts and founder of the museum, where his collection is exhibited. Hopp made five tours around the world, this photo album is showing the main stations of his third journey: "Ferencz Hopp's Travel Around the World through Siberia". The album contains photographs of the beginning of the travel on the streamer "Siberia" that he took in San Francisco to Japan, Yokohama. The core of the album are the images from Japan, showing the daily life of the people, markets, costumes, festive gatherings, the sacred architecture of Japan, and also pictures of the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition in Osaka. Hopp, according to his travelogue, visited Yokohama, Tokyo, Kamakura, Odawara, Hakone, Hamamatzu, Kobe and Nara. Travelled also to Kyoto where he made photos of a festive gathering on the street (it is also included into this collection). Hopp continued his travel on a streamer to Nagasaki. From Japan he went to Korea, arrived to Busan and than visited Seoul, the album also contains pictures of this part of the travel. From Korea Hopp went to China, Tianjin (Tientsin) and Beijing where he visited the Forbidden City, than to Shanhaiguan which is documented in this album too. Hopp continued his travel through Manchuria to Vladivostok where he took the Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow, and than back to Budapest. [Bibl.: Hopp Ferencz útazása a föld körül Szibérián át. In: Földrajzi Közlemények. Vol. 32. Budapest, 1904.]. In contemporary, ornamented cloth 60 original vintage photographs (various sizes; approximately 150 × 105 mm), tipped on 30 album card leaves. Inscribed by János Szinell, Hopp's traveling companion. Seller Inventory # 41

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Tindale, Thomas & Harriet R.

Published by Rutland & Tokyo, 1952. (1952)

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About this Item: Rutland & Tokyo, 1952., 1952. 4 volumes plus envelope. 13 1/4 x 10/ 3/4. Japanese-style bindings of hand-stenciled wraps & boards. Volumes contained in a Shufi-covered folding case. Case worn and soiled. One volume has a dime-sized brownish area on fore edge, but volumes are fine. With prospectus. Signed by Tindale in 1952 in Korea. One of the finest studies on Japanese paper and a magnificent production. Text in English. Replete with specimens, including old and rare documented papers from the 8th and 9th centuries. Volume I gives the history and description of Japanese papermaking, with numerous photos of processes and a fold-out plate of mounted fibers. There is an exquisitely hand colored facsimile of the ancient manuscript "Kamisuki Taigai" (process of papermaking) with English translation. It is accompanied by an envelope containing five different papermaking fibers.The Seki Collection, Volume II, has 127 French-fold pages with 187 tipped-in specimens, 2 folding maps. These specimens span the Nara period (710-793) to the 1950s (with some extraordinary decorated papers). The source of the early papers (usually a manuscript or a printed book) is documented. Size of the original sheet is given.Volume III, the Contemporary Collection has xxvi pages and 136 specimens (10 x 13) with descriptions. The specimens, from twenty districts, include decorated and imbedded papers. Volume IV is the watermarks collection, with 20 elaborate pictorial light-and-shade watermarks, made by a hand rubbing process unknown in the West. Five text pages describe the broadsides. Schlosser (No. 63) says 250 copies were planned; as few as 150 may actually have been done. See Henry Morris' Japonica for a 12 page description of this major work. Seller Inventory # 15390

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Haveth Childers Everywhere 1/100 SIGNED on Imperial: Joyce, James

Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press, (1930)

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About this Item: Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press, 1930. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Joyce Haveth Childers Everywhere, number 37 of 100 copies printed on Imperial hand made iridescent Japan and signed by the author, printed in green and black, colophon and last two text leaves with a few tiny odd spots, else a remarkably fine and bright copy. Original printed wrappers, publisher's original glacine dust-jacket with a single chip to foot of lower panel (2 x 0.5 cm) otherwise very bright and clean, lacking the publisher's slip-case. [Slocum 41], folio, Paris, Henry Babou & Jack Kahane; New York, the Fountain Press, 1930.The work comprises a fragment of what would eventually become Joyce's final complete work, Finnegans Wake. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 106754

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Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder: HUYSSEN VAN KATTENDYKE,

About this Item: Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; map not in Walter; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. Author's presentation copy of the first and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and measurements of Von Siebold and recent measurements by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.With the author's presentation label on the inside of the front wrapper: "Present-Exemplaar van den Schrijver". Library stamps and labels on front cover, flyleaf and title-page. Book block detached, spine damaged, repaired with clear tape. With some occasional minor spots, but otherwise internally still a good copy. Seller Inventory # 23225

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Japan - a Chapter of Image. A: SMITH, W. Eugene.

SMITH, W. Eugene.

Published by Tokyo: Hitachi, 1963 (1963)

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About this Item: Tokyo: Hitachi, 1963, 1963. Quarto. Original textured navy blue boards, titles to upper board and spine in silver, black endpapers. Issued without dust jacket. Spine a little faded as usual, corners lightly bumped, but still a very good copy. Illustrated throughout in gravure after photographs by Smith. First edition, first printing. Signed by W. Eugene Smith on the title page and dated October 1964. A superb collection of images - stark at times, harsh even, but never prurient. Seller Inventory # 78775

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Nazraeli Press Six by Six (6 x: CALLIS, Jo Ann,

CALLIS, Jo Ann, DEMAND, Thomas, KAWADA, Kikuji, KENNA, Michael, MISRACH, Richard, MODICA, Andrea

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About this Item: Nazraeli Press, Portland, Oregon, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. IMPORTANT NOTE: These publications are only available in this complete limited edition subscription series (i.e., trade editions will not be printed). Individual titles or Sets will not be sold separately (all titles are only available through a Subscription for the full Series; no exceptions will be made to this policy).SUBSCRIPTION: An order for one Set requires purchase of all six Sets in the Series to be published over a seven-year period from 2010-2016. By subscribing to the Series, you are committing to purchase all six Sets over the seven-year period they will be released. Should you decide to cancel your subscription at any time, you must offer the Sets you purchased back to us for a full refund of the purchase price (assuming they are in Mint condition). Future Sets will be released approximately every 9-12 months (Set Six will be released in Spring 2016).PRICING & EDITION NUMBER: Please inquire for current pricing (promotional discounts do not apply). Subscribers will automatically receive subsequent Sets for the same price. Each Subscription order will be filled with the same edition number for all six sets. RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you become dissatisfied with the series (through the first three Sets of 18 titles) and would like to return it, we will purchase back your complete Series to-date through March 2012 (the first 3 of 6 Sets published), provided all Sets were purchased directly from us and are in As New condition.Please inquire for more information. Sets One through Five (items 107746, 108056, 109664, 109822, 110463) can ship immediately, or we can arrange a flexible plan that spreads out purchases of the Sets over time. New in publisher's original packaging. ABOUT THE SERIES: Over a seven-year period, the Six by Six Series will include editions by some of the most important contemporary photographers working today (please contact us for additional information regarding artists planned for future Sets). First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, and 36 artist's proofs, all of which will be given to the 36 participating "Six by Six" artists. Each Set (of six Sets) is comprised of six volumes, each with an original, signed and numbered print (Type-C print, gelatin silver print, platinum print, or archival pigmented inkjet print) on 11 x 14-inch paper (image sizes vary) laid into the book in an archival protective clear polyester film (Mylar) sleeve. The six volumes and accompanying prints are contained in a custom black Japanese cloth-covered slipcase, with the series title debossed on one side.Each of the volumes shares the following format: Hardcover. Fine Japanese cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Each book will be signed and numbered on a small printed paper, which will be tipped in a debossed area of the book's rear cover. Unpaginated, with approximately 24 black-and-white (a special viscous "Daido black" ink and varnish are used) or four-color offset plates (varies between 16 and 33 plates), exquisitely printed on Nazraeli's special exclusive heavyweight Japanese paper. 15 x 12 inches. [All six Sets will share this same design and format, and will be housed in matching slipcases.]SET FIVE: Volume One: Jo Ann Callis: Performance. Includes a pigmented inkjet print (image size 10 x 12-1/2 inches). Unpaginated, with 23 four-color plates. Volume Two: Thomas Demand: The Stove. Includes a Type-C print (image size 12-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches). Unpaginated, with 19 four-color plates. Volume Three: Kikuji Kawada: Japan 1951-1960. Includes a pigmented inkjet print (image size 12-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches). Unpaginated, with 25 black-and-white plates. Volume Four: Michael Kenna: Confessionali. Includes a gelatin silver print (image size 8-3/8 x 8 inches). Unpaginated, with 26 black-and-white plates. Volume Five: Richard Misrach (Swimmers). Includes a pigmented inkjet print (image size 10-1/8 x 13-3/8 inches). Unpaginated, with 16 four-color plates. Vo. Seller Inventory # 110463

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Die Preussische Expedition nach Ostasien während der: Spiess, Gustav.

Spiess, Gustav.

Published by Berlin & Leipzig, Otto Spamer (back of title-page: printed by B. Teubner, Leipzig), 1864. (1864)

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About this Item: Berlin & Leipzig, Otto Spamer (back of title-page: printed by B. Teubner, Leipzig), 1864., 1864. 8vo. X, [2],"428" [= 430] pp. With wood engraved frontispiece, 8 wood engraved plates, and 111 wood engravings in text (8 single leaf). Publisher's original brown cloth, gold-blocked on front board and spine, marbled edges. First edition of a work on the Prussian expedition, also called the Eulenburg Expedition (1859-62), to the Far East. The expedition was commissioned by Emperor Wilhelm I and led by Friedrich Eulenburg, and aimed at establishing economic and diplomatic relations with Japan, China and Siam. "With the opening of the Far East to foreign trade, Prussia sought to claim a stake in the region." (Howgego). In July 1860 a large party arrived in Ceylon, one of the members being the physician Gustav Adolf Spiess (1802-1875). Spiess talks about his experiences and the events during his stay in Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Siam, paying a lot of attention to the economic (dis)advantages of the different regions. They managed to ascertain several trade treaties, the one with China happened to be signed two days before the death of the emperor. Spiess gives an idea of the attitudes of the locals towards the Europeans and reversed, as he shows both. The text is illustrated with numerous wood engravings, showing views, costumes, ceremonies, etc. - Binding slightly worn and discoloured. Frontispiece detached from book block, some foxing throughout; a good copy. Cordier, Indosinica, col. 989; Cordier, Japonica, col. 558; Cordier, Sinica, col. 2522; Howgego, 1850-1940, E19. Seller Inventory # 45602

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Six by Six (6 x 6) Subscription: CALLIS Jo Ann,
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About this Item: Nazraeli Press, Portland, Oregon, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a subscription for the whole series and sold as such, sets numbers 1-6. Number 6 will be out toward the end of 2016. Total cost is $25,200 for all six sets. Total cost until set number 6 is out is $21,000, the remainder of $4,200 will be paid when set number 6 is out. Seller would not sell separate sets.** 14 1/4 x 11 inches, cloth, Dust Jacket, This limited edition publication is only sold through subscription for a complete group of six sets scheduled for completion in 2014. Jo Ann Callis: Performance; Thomas Demand: The Stove; Kikuji Kawada: Japan 1951-1960; Michael Kenna: Confessionali; Richard Misrach: Misrach (Swimmers); Andrea Modica: L'amico del cuore. First Edition, Limited edition: No. 87 of 100 copies numbered in pencil in the colophon. Six volumes each containing an 11 x 14 pigment prints titled, numbered and signed by six photographers comprising this set. All volumes housed in cloth slipcase. Housed in original shipping carton. New.edition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000066

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Oh, Nippon! (Oh, Japan!): Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki

Published by Miki Shuppan (1971)

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About this Item: Miki Shuppan, 1971. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Araki's virgin (i.e., first) commercially published work. The condition of this copy is particularly fine. Includes purchase slip, full-page signature and caricature by Araki. An exceptional copy. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # ABE-5588411947

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Martin Parr: Cherry Blossom Time in Tokyo,: PARR, Martin

PARR, Martin

Published by eyestorm, London (2001)

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About this Item: eyestorm, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 30, this being #7/30, numbered and signed by Parr on the vellum-like cover page. Custom-designed cherry-pink silk-covered hand-made and hand-bound book with 20 mounted original color photographs, all of which feature fake cherry blossoms seen in situ in Japan's capital city. Book of original mounted color photographs is enclosed in a cherry-pink silk-covered Japanese-style hand-made four-sided hinged case (shiho chitsu, top cover and all four corners fold out when 'bone-like' clasps are removed). Four-sided hinged case size is 10-5/8 x 14-1/4 inches, book size is 10-1/2 x 13-7/8, matte size is 10 x 13-5/8 inches and print size is 7 x 10 inches. Out of print. Very scarce. New in publisher's packaging. This special edition book was exclusively produced for eyestorm. From the publisher: "'Cherry Blossom Time in Tokyo' is Martin Parr's personal view of the complex mixture of ancient and modern, authentic and artificial that is modern Japan. Only those flowers in the background of the first image are real: the successive images all feature fake blooms in locations that are progressively distanced from the natural world. Seen looped around shop displays of laptops, mobile phones, cameras and necklaces, these flowers soften, and are in striking contrast to, the bright, colorful world of commerce that is focused on in the photographs. displaying Martin Parr's sharp eye for absurdity and abundant humor." Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 100913

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Tokyo: KLEIN, William.

KLEIN, William.

Published by Paris: Delpire, [1964] (1964)

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About this Item: Paris: Delpire, [1964], 1964. Folio. Original black and red laminated boards, black endpapers. Head of spine expertly repaired otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated throughout with monochrome photographic reproductions. First edition, first printing, French issue (both the French and Japanese issues were printed in Japan and issued apparently simultaneously). An important association copy, with Klein's contemporary signed presentation inscription on the half title to his friend Germano Facetti, and his wife, "to Germano, man of the future, noblest Roman of them all, and Mary, con tante cose, Bill." Facetti is most famed for his re-design of Penguin Books in the 1960s. He also took part in the landmark exhibition "This is tomorrow" in 1956 and appeared as himself in Chris Marker's cult science-fiction film, La Jetée (1962). Klein also appeared in that film, as a "Man of the future". Seller Inventory # 115928

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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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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 24112

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Hunter, Dard.

Published by New York: Pynson Printers (1936)

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About this Item: New York: Pynson Printers, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. First edition. Limited edition. No. 161 of 371 copies, signed by Hunter and by the publisher Elmer Adler. Approx. 9 in. x 11 ¼ in., 148 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Includes an index. Black leather spine and hinges, with gilt titling and red designs stamped on the spine. Decorated brown paper over boards. 50 examples of paper tipped in at the back of the book. In a slipcase covered with brown paper, with title and author printed in silver and "No. 161" hand-written in white ink on the spine. A non-authorial gift inscription appears on the front free end-paper. Otherwise an exceptionally fine copy in a fine slipcase. Weighs 4 lbs. Postage may be extra. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # L-429

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Mishima, Yukio (Introduction); Tamotsu Yato (Photographs).

Published by Tokyo: John Wetherhill, Inc. (1966). (1966)

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About this Item: Tokyo: John Wetherhill, Inc. (1966)., 1966. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First English edition; preceding the much more common Grove Press edition. Photographs by Tamotsu Yato; Introduction by Yukio Mishima; Essay by Hitoshi Tamari; Edited by Keizo Aizawa. 4to. Frontispiece photograph. x, 75 pp. Bound in black and in brown cloths with Japanese character boldly stamped in black front cover. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Translated from the original Japanese, with slight adaptations to make them clear to the Western reader, by M. Weatherby and Paul T. Konya. INSCRIBED in English by Mishima: "To Yutaka (Kosaihira) with the best wishes of Yukio Mishima April 69." Kosaihira is one of the bodybuilders photographed in the volume. This is a fine book in a price clipped very good plus DJ with several small edge chips/tears top. Mishima's signature has become very scarce on the market in recent years. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 9548

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Tokyo (Deluxe Signed Limited Edition with Signed: Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

Published by Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam (2003)

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About this Item: Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. This is a signed deluxe limited edition of Tokyo published by Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam in 2003 with a limitation of 40 this being number 33. Included with the book is an original silver gelatin print that is hand-numbered and signed in English by Daido Moriyama on the verso. The deluxe limited edition should not be confused with the trade edition that had a limitation of 1,000 without the signed print. The book is packed with the Artists trademark full-bleed black and white photographs. It also includes an essay by Marcel Feil, examining Moriyamas career and his relationship with the city. Measuring approximately 9.5 x 7.75 inches, the book is a hard cover with obi that is housed inside a specially made clamshell box with a fuchsia velvet coating. The silver gelatin silver print is on 8 x 10 inch paper, with the image being 7.75 x 9.75 inches. The photograph is replicated in the book on pages 56-57. The print is signed and numbered by Daido Moriyama on the verso. The print is housed in a special black archival paper folio, with the title Tokyo stamped in fuchsia in Kanji characters and is housed in the clamshell box. The book, print, and slipcase are in MINT condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000026

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Live In Japan [Deluxe, and only, edition]: Harrison, George (Foreword,

Harrison, George (Foreword, Eric Clapton)

Published by Genesis Publications (1993)

ISBN 10: 0904351432 ISBN 13: 9780904351439

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About this Item: Genesis Publications, 1993. Full Leather. Condition: Fine. Limited Numbered First Edition. A handsome Genesis production of the limited numbered edition, signed by Beatle George Harrison in black ink on the limitation page and numbered 969 of 3500 Limited Edition sets, includes the padded black leather-bound folio-size book, the separate matching portfolio with two CD's and ephemera, all housed in a magnificent black slipcase with a slot for each. The separate matching portfolio is titled "The Recordings," includes: 1) Two CDs with two printed pages of disc song titles; and 2) A glassine envelope with an "After Show" ticket, a metal chain that holds an "All Access" pass, and four guitar picks. The 2 "Live In Japan" CDs feature 19 live recordings each printed with a specially prepared image unique to this set, and have been played to ensure they are in fine condition -- with an especially rousing version of "Roll Over Beethoven!."The 274-page book is in fine condition and is printed in full color and gold and red tooling on the black leather covers and includes almost 500 previously unpublished photographs with a Foreword by Eric Clapton and written contributions by George Harrison and each member of Eric Clapton's band. The slipcase is in fine condition with a George Harrison/Eric Clapton Tour '91 label on the front and an attached silk lift-up ribbon. A magnificent set and quite heavy. Seller Inventory # 4263

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Nippon Gekijo Shashincho -- Japan, A Photo: Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

Published by Muromachi-Shobo (1968)

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About this Item: Muromachi-Shobo, 1968. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Moriyama's first commercially published work, from 1968. This copy is signed by Moriyama, together with his mentor Hosoe, and dated Jan. 10, 1969. The book itself is in good condition, with some fading to spine, as is typical for this title, but no other major issues. The fragile slipcase has one nick on the obverse, otherwise no major issues. Also includes original postcard insert. Needless to say, a copy with a contemporaneous signature by Moriyama, with Hosoe, is rare and very desirable. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-14070693104

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Daido Moriyama

Published by Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam (2003)

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About this Item: Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: As New. First edition. As new. One of a stated 40 copies in this edition. Book is fine; no jacket, as issued; obi is present. Print is fine; clamshell is fine. A fine copy of this title, reflecting the influence of Tokyo on the photographer's practice and craft. A beautiful production and a very handsome print as well. Seller Inventory # 01352

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Audsley, George Ashdown

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1884)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1884. leather_bound. Folios, 16 1/2 x 13 inches. Limited edition: Artist's Proof Copy, 48 of 60 for America, signed by Audsley. Two frontispieces, 70 chromolithographs and 35 heliogravure plates, all with tissue guards. There are nine sections which cover: Drawing, Painting, Engraving & Printing, Embroidery, Incrusted Works, Metal, Cloisonné Enamel, Modeling & Carving, Heraldry. He and his brother William were successful British architects, George held Ruskin's aesthetic in great esteem, and was one of the earliest British authorities on Japanese art publishing. Watered silk endpapers, joints and extremities rubbed, backstrips, interior contents clean, backstrips blistered and desiccated. Orig. decorated and richly gilt purple-brown morocco. Very good. 2 vols. Seller Inventory # 20409

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SMITH W. Eugene

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About this Item: 1963. First Edition. SMITH, W. Eugene. Japan a Chapter of Image. (Tokyo: Toppan Printing Co., 1963). Large quarto, original blue paper boards. $3000.First edition of this photographic essay on Japanís industrialization, inscribed by W. Eugene Smith on the title page: "To Jim, Well, here this one isóall crept over with errors and faults, and a few passable things, Iím learning.óGene."From 1961-1962, W. Eugene Smith worked for Hitachi Corporation in Japan, ostensibly to document the companyís activities. Instead, Smith created this photo essay that emphasizes the impact of rapid industrialization on Japanese laborers. This was Smithís first exposure to the theme that he would build upon 10 years later in his poignant work about mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan. In this essay, Smith includes for the first time the phrase that would later become closely identified with his work and artistic philosophy, and was chosen as the title of the famous 1970 retrospective of his photographs: "Let truth be the prejudice." Only very slight sunning and minor wear to extremities of boards, small tape repair to front board. Photographs lovely and fine. An extremely good copy. Signed. Seller Inventory # 45272

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Manuscript Journal of an Imperial German Marine: Johann Heinrich Hermann

Johann Heinrich Hermann Neubauer, Imperial German Marine Volunteer

Published by Kiel [Northern Germany], 1896-1899. (1896)

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About this Item: Kiel [Northern Germany], 1896-1899., 1896. Fair copy manuscript account written by Johann Heinrich Hermann Neubauer (born 1874) who was a volunteer in the German Imperial Navy, recounting his numerous voyages and service in vast corners of the globe including China, Japan, Russia, the Phillipines, Brazil and Patagonia, over a period of seven years, looking back to his naval training in April 1892 and leading up to December 1899. Especially captivating are the descriptions of China and South America. With frontis portrait photograph of the writer in navy attire, taken in Nagasaki, and manuscript dedication to adjacent leaf dated 18 December 1896 when he began the work. Text is in German. With tipped-in manuscript message by a Navy Captain on the stationery of the SMS Gefion pertaining to 13 July 1896, and a tipped-in German newspaper printed in Tsingtao 29 March 1899. 8vo. 271 in manuscript. Brown cloth boards, original endpapers. Significant wear to tipped-in newspaper, volume lacks spine, otherwise very good condition, internally crisp and bright, a pleasing naval memoire in a fine hand, centered largely on China. German imperialism is the distinct theme in this manuscript volume, which features naval service during the occupation of Kiautschou Bay, and foremost German colonial influence over Tsingtao as its primary East Asia trading and naval post, while offering detailed observations of the Tsingtao in particular. Up and coming German colonies in Brazil also appear in the journal as the writer served on a vessel sent to quell the Brazilian Naval Revolts (Revoltas da Armada) in Rio de Janeiro in 1893. A voyage was further made to Manila in an effort to secure German colonial possessions in the Philippines. Replete with adventure as he sailed around the world observing and participating in colonial Germany's foreign expansion and commerce, particularly in China. Following a briefing of his earliest voyages, some twenty-five pages describe his adventures with SMS Alexandrine in South America. In 1893 this vessel was sent to Brazil where the Revolta da Armada (Revolt of the Fleet), though not a direct attack, did threaten German interests. Continuing with SMS Alexandrine, the writer would find himself in Japan, the ship and her captain being commissioned to monitor the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. Inscribed and Signed By Author. Manuscript. Seller Inventory # 026320

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A PAPERMAKING PILGRIMAGE TO JAPAN, KOREA AND: Hunter, Dard

Hunter, Dard

Published by Pynson Printers, New York (1936)

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About this Item: Pynson Printers, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fine condition. First Edition. 148 pages of text, plus the colophon and 51 annotated specimens of hand-made paper collected on the journey. Illustrated with plates. Original black leather spine with gilt lettering and red decoration in almost new condition. Original decorative paper covered boards in new condition. Original slipcase with lettered and hand-numbered spine is slightly rubbed and shelfworn, with a few minor scuffs, and one seam split less than an inch. This copy is number 139 of 370 issued, and is signed on the colophon by both the author Dard Hunter and the printer Elmer Adler. A few specimens are lightly creased and one has minor foxing at the fore edge. A beautiful copy of this scarce publication. Included is the 4 page Shogun Paper specimen sheet and brochure, and a four page prospectus for this book, printed by Dard Hunter. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to). Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # 016259

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Hunter, Dard.

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About this Item: New York: Pynson Printers, 1936. Quarto, 148, (4)pp., plus 51 paper specimens. With frontispiece, three woodcut and 65 photogravure illustrations. Quarter leather with paper over boards printed in gilt from 18th century wood blocks acquired by Hunter in Korea, backstrip tooled in red and lettered in gilt, insignificant wear to backstrip and bottom corners, near fine with prospectus and receipt of order laid in. One of 370 numbered copies signed by Dard Hunter and Elmer Adler of Pynson Printers. A landmark book on hand papermaking in Asia, richly illustrated with paper specimens collected by Hunter on his travels and with photographs showing the papermills, tools, moulds, and materials he saw and the artisans he met. Hunter's work is of pivotal importance in the history of American book making. Immersed in the Arts and Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft company, Hunter went on to found the first handmade paper mill in America and to create arguably the world's first "one man" books: books he printed on paper he had made with a typeface he had designed, cut, and cast himself. In Chillicothe, Ohio, he founded Mountain House Press and for the next 46 years dedicated himself to the study of papermaking, travelling around the world for his research and authoring 20 books on the subject. This is the first of Hunter's limited edition books to be entrusted to any press other than his own. Seller Inventory # 106961

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Toshio Shibata: "Totsuka Interchange, Daisan Kaihin Expressway,: SHIBATA, Toshio

SHIBATA, Toshio

Published by Museum of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College, Chicago (2004)

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About this Item: Museum of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College, Chicago, 2004. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. An original, matted gelatin silver print, "Totsuka Interchange, Daisan Kaihin Expressway, Japan, 1982," limited edition of 50 copies (this being #28/50). Numbered and signed in pencil by Shibata verso. Image size 9 x 11-1/4 inches; paper size 11 x 14 inches; mat size 16 x 20 inches. Published in 2004 as part of the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Fine Print Program. Fine. From MoCP: "Early in his career, Toshio Shibata used a large-format camera with black-and-white film to photograph a number of Japan's expressways at night (1982-86). These atmospheric images of rest-stop service areas and tollbooth plazas, including Totsuka Interchange, Daisan Kaihin Expressway, Japan (1982), show the preliminary signs of Shibata's interest in manmade constructions, along with an emerging form of Shibata's artistic sensibility: beautifully printed, meticulously detailed, yet minimal images imbued with a sense of tranquility. In a 2008 interview Shibata described the development of his early work: '[In] Tokyo I felt that there was too much chaos. I was trying to find something common, like a highway, something that is the same all over the world. Many times I found that while driving in Belgium I could have been in Japan. I wanted to use this sensation in my work, so I started taking night photographs on highways? It was travelling around Japan that I finally found my subject: infrastructure.'" Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 110869

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