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A collection of 74 unsigned water-colour paintings,: ANONYMOUS. (A Portfolio

ANONYMOUS. (A Portfolio of Water Colours).

Published by np. 1874-1905. (1905)

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Item Description: np. 1874-1905., 1905. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Various dimensions, average sizes 29cm x 23cm(11" x 9") to 12cm x 18cm (5" x 7"), The 74 paintings on water colour paper are mounted on stiff cards in atlas portfolio, 30x 41cm, many have loose tissue guards, in half black roan and brown pebbled cloth boards,spine cap want and replaced with library binding tape, some scattered foxing mounting boards and hinges, not affecting the plates.() An attractive series of water colours sketches, by an anonymous painter, of scenes in Scotland (Isle of Skye, Invernesshire 1874/75), Shropshire,Ireland (Fingal's Cave, Londonderry, Fermagh, The Erne 1900), Japan(1874), India (1905) and Canada 1879-1897). The Canadian scenes are of the Saguenay, the Saint Lawrence, Ste. Agatha des Monts, Sault Ste Marie(Hudson Bay Company fort), the Rockies, Brockville. Many of the scenes are of rivers leading one to suspect the artist was an angler. Two include anglers in the scenes. A few are quick sketches, in my opinion done by a better than average watercolourist. Bookseller Inventory # 36455

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Item Description: ABOARD THE USS NEW YORK, 1902. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is a superb, fascinating original soft bound 1902 China Station diary and personal log handwritten by Admiral Frederick W. Rodgers (1842 - 1917). Rodgers was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He fought in the American Civil War and ascended to be the last commander of the Asiatic Fleet. He was a grandson of U.S. Navy Commodore Matthew Perry. In May 1901, Rodgers became Senior Squadron Commander within the Asiatic Squadron. On March 1st 1902, he became the commander of the entire Asiatic Squadron, which was engaged in combat during the Philippine-American War at the time. He was the Squadron's last commander. At the end of his tour on 29 October 1902 the Asiatic Squadron was abolished and its responsibilities were assumed by the new United States Asiatic Fleet. This logbook documents his ship the U.S.S. New York while stationed in Amoy, China and Nagasaki Japan during a critical time in the area's history. The log begins March 27th with a final entry on - July 26th, 1902. The log recounts the daily workings of the ship, and personnel deployments, lists of repairs to various ships within the Asiatic Fleet. What is of real importance is Rodgers encounters with the Emperor of China and Prime Minister of Japan. He also mentions other naval vessels from Britain, Germany and Japan listing the ship's numbers and armaments. This log contains important information about the fleet in this very historical period when the United States emerges as a world naval power. The 60 pages of handwritten narrative and notes make for some revealing entries regarding American efforts at diplomacy in the area; Rodgers' diplomatic contacts with the Emperor and Dowager of China are well noted as are intelligence reports on fortifications in China. He mentions brief reports from missionaries concerning conditions in the interior of China, contact with British troops who are guarding parts of Peking. While in Peking Rodgers meets the British Foreign Minister and writes about the looting that took place at the summer palace blaming it on Russian and Italian troops during the Boxer Rebellion. Furthermore he discusses positioning gunboats along the rivers near Peking due to further disturbances. Rodgers also mentions meeting the Prime Minster of Japan encounters with the Japanese navy, and various dignitaries, princes, and barons. Here are some snippets: U.S.S. New York -March 27th, 1902 Cable arrived from Hong Kong French Cruiser Arriau called on the American Consul no information from him - he informed me that there was nothing new to report here. A missionary who had just returned from an extensive trip into the interior had informed the consul that he had been treated with much consideration. U.S.S . New York - March 31st, 1902 Woosung China - Visited Chinese Cruiser Hai Chai cable from Widdes asking change of officers from G.C.M. not practicable - one case of Cholera in Cavite - condition in Manila improving. Glaicer arrived Cavite - Drake commanding Muntrey officially visited ship brought in 3 cases for G.C.M. U.S.S. New York April 2nd , 1902 Left ship at 3 pm for Shaug Hai 30 min from ship to station Woosung road is bad anchorage . The tides were up to more than four knots - ships at single anchor are liable to drag. Went to French hotel De Collmines - it is fairly good but the rooms are most uncomfortable - Captain Tah of the Chinese navy accompanies us. Friday April, 1902 Intelligence reports from Monterey Fortifications of the Yangsee River - Forts on Silver Island Black Dragoon forts -Forts at Chu San Knan Forts at Kiaung Yri Required examination of the county between Woosung and Shanghi copy of railroad maps mark chart examination of Woonsung river regards fortifications. U.S.S. New York- April 22nd 1902 New York sailed for Yokahma at 9am Weather raining: A German steamer came in last night with Prince Imperial on board - made preparations for a national salute address ship but found steamer had carried no distinctive flag boardin. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002347

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The History of Japan, Giving an Account: Kaempfer, Engelbertus

Item Description: Translator, London, 1727. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. A magnificently bound complete first edition first issue, in folio, of Kaempfer's important work on Japan, one of the most influential histories to shape the West's conception of that country for over 150 years. The book contains all 45 plates called for, all in good condition, as well as both title pages and the additional title page containing symbols of various clans in Japan. It has been magnificently bound in beautiful full paneled calf, with period appropriate gilt work to the spines and morocco labels by a master binder. This is the scarce 1st edition 1st issue copy of 1727, which does not contain the "2nd Appendix" which was included in the 2nd issue of the work. The books are large folios measuring 15 x 9. They are magnificently rebound in full period calf leather with panels and blind tooling, five raised bands to the spines with era-appropriate gilt devices in the panels, red and green morocco labels, all in fine condition. End papers are renewed. The book is complete with all 45 plates as called for, many folding. Plates V and VI are out of order but still present. Both title pages are present as is the beautifully printed frontis title. Pagination is [12] Lii, 392 [4] 20 plates; [4] 393-612, 76, [4], 25 plates, [6]. One page has a short marginal tear, 2 pages have small marginal chips, page 39 of the appendix has a repaired tear at the top of the page with a small hole in the header, there is occasional browning and foxing, mostly at the beginning and end of the books, pages 241-245 have a bit more browning as well as some pencil notations. Throughout there is the slightest hint of browning/staining at the top edge - you can see this in the photos - but it is minor. Paper is crisp and wavy as is normal with this book. The plates are in good condition with just a bit of browning and age, the large folding map has the beginning of separation at the bottom gutter. Contains the list of subscribers, main titles in red and black. Binding is tight and firm. Engelbert Kaempfer (September 16, 1651 - November 2, 1716) was a German naturalist, physician, and writer known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. His History of Japan, published posthumously in 1727, was the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th and mid-19th centuries when Japan was closed to foreigners. At Kaempfer's death his mostly unpublished manuscripts were purchased by Sir Hans Sloane, and conveyed to England. Among them was a History of Japan, translated from the manuscript into English by Sloane's librarian John Gaspar Scheuchzer (1702-1729). It was first published at London, in 2 vols. , in 1727. The German version was not published until 50 years later, in 1777. A beautiful copy of this important and delightful work. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 6959

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Item Description: WASHINGTON DC USA, 1941. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is a super grouping of five [5] notebooks in three-ring binders detailing in superb detail the education and training and thoughts of a real life 'G-Man' as he trained for and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation mere days after the War with Japan was declared. Created, compiled and handwritten by Dennis E. McFeely, he describes specifics in his copious notes [two books are his personal notes and the other three are more course related] from addresses by the Director J. Edgar Hoover [Dennis states that one of the most memorable events that happened to him on his first day was getting to meet the Director] to the FBI's deepest concerns of dealing with home based Nazi efforts, Japanese propaganda and even the Communist threat. It is in many ways a chilling reminder in reading the books as they give a rare perspective into the Agency's fears, concerns and how the FBI was being trained for the terrible days ahead. Historians and researchers of law enforcement and the various threats America had to deal with in the war years will be delighted by the depth of knowledge McFeely was required to study and how seriously these threats were taken. This was the era of homeland spies, propaganda like Tokyo Rose and inside agitation on top of the FBI's traditional role of crime busting. Adding further depth to this unique group is a copy of Constitution of the Communist party in 1938 giving further evidence as to the preparedness the FBI was taking to understand and combat the creeping influence of Communism. Casual research finds that Dennis later became a State Police Officer and we believe he became the Chief of Police for Hoboken New Jersey. Overall G+. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002073

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Item Description: OCCUPIED JAPAN TOKYO, 1948. Book Condition: Good. On offer is a super, original 1948 - 1949 manuscript diary handwritten by an unidentified WAC [Women's Army Corps] while she was stationed in Occupied Japan. [The book proper is from 1945 has an ownership name stamped in gilt: James E. Barlow, perhaps a father or brother?] It appears she was a lieutenant in the Civil Intelligence Service, but was not happy with her job as a pool typist. She had been promised a different position and tried several times to be transferred, but that proved to be very difficult. Eventually she worked in the Motion Picture Division. The writer begins her service with travel on Oct 15, 1948 on the North Coast Limited to Seattle. After several days of rail travel and a stay in Seattle, the author left for Tokyo on Oct 26 aboard the General M. M. Patrick. She proves to be an excellent diarist making detailed descriptions of the people she met, her surroundings and intimate thoughts of post War Japan and the effort to rebuild its society. She has many unique insights into the effort given she was an officer in the typing pool but hobnobbing with high society. This is true throughout the journal. Her ocean voyage was not pleasant, she was seasick and described the terrible storm they encountered and the pitching of the ship which at times was dangerous. Here are some snippets: Oct 20 the talk of the train was a drunk who seemed almost crazy ("alcoholic psycho", an ex-army nurse & bride said - & she once worked in Norwich, Conn Hospital with the insane). I ignored him so he told me I was horrible - (He'd asked "Lemme talk to you, wouldn't you like to haf me talk to you?"). The dining room steward threatened to put him off the train & would have done it, he was so loud and incoherent & a pest - but he took reprimands so politely and apologetically & no one of the passengers would complain that they didn't do it. Even the Lt Col who had been his drinking buddy tried & tried to shush him. Oct 28 When I tried to go down the hall to bathe later, the man across the hall from me sat on the bed nearly naked, beer bottles around. I got Kathy to watch me in - luckily cause he tried to get friendly. Later knocked on my door and telephoned too. Glad he checked out very early. Nov 4 R.K. in our stateroom is the overbearing type of N Yawk - - - - with a greatly exaggerated opinion of herself. And she has a sweater with Hubba-Hubba above and below each breast and across the back. Nov 11 I didn't meet Helen Gibson's Major Kelly. The last I saw of the "leech" from Boston, she was snuggled up, pressed against one of the army officers on our ship and twisting a button on his chest & rolling her "bedroom" eyes at him (as Lana calls them) - oh yes, she had on her sexy shoes of course. I wonder where she'll wind up and how." The author is involved with a man named Bob, who was also in the army and stationed in Japan. They seem to be social with fairly high ranking officers and Japanese private citizens of some standing, often visiting their homes. They shop quite a bit in the Japanese markets, comparing prices to those in the PX. They seemed to be interested in purchasing items for their value, rather than souvenirs. She wrote about the army, and much of what she had to say was not very complimentary - the red tape, inefficiency, bad verdict in an army trial, pay reduction etc. On one occasion she saw General MacArthur: Nov 18 "On my way back, I saw a crowd gathered to watch MacArthur leave the Dai Ielia (?) Bldg - it was another half hour before he came out, but it was fun. All over quickly and away he went in a big black limousine - a few MPs clicking heels and Jap guards keeping crowd back, and Jap street sweepers getting leaves and dirt swept up in time. As a man beside me said, the "ceremony" is very important here and is less than any other country would do in similar circumstances. Yet it was "God descending from heaven and riding off in his chariot" The author made every effort to explore Japan whenever she had the ch. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002042

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Item Description: TOKYO KOBE GIFU JAPAN, SEOUL SOUTH KOREA, 1947. Book Condition: Good. On offer is a super relic of a fantastic and unique part of a United States soldier's military experience. This is the diary of a woman who traveled with an entertainment group on tours with the United Service Organization (USO). The woman's name is Sandy Grant and the group she traveled with was called the "Rhythm Rockets." She performed ballet (along with other forms of dancing) and her diary tells all about her trip with the Rockets to Japan in 1947. The tour lasts 5 months and they perform over 70 shows. The diary has about 120 pages and 70 of those are diary entries. The rest are itinerary, items purchased, remarks on the customs of Japan, autographs, and much more. Sandy's entries are fascinating. She talks of all the many different military bases and theatres they performed at, the unique and strange customs and culture of Japan, and times meeting, dining and seeing several different high-ranking Officers, including Five-Star General and Field Marshall Douglas MacArthur. She even writes of flying on the same plane as Shirley Temple whom she refers to as "The Little Colonel." Her trip begins in the July 1947 where she leaves her home in Hoboken, New Jersey taking the train west to California, then boarding a plane to Hawaii and then on to Japan. Her entries are brief on the way over but get very detailed while in Asia and also detailed while sailing home on board the "Admiral Mayo", returning home after a 5 month tour. "July 20th, Midnight in Reno Nevada. Wild open town. Lights galore. Very spectacular. Left 10 minutes later. California July 21st. Arrive Suisan. Fairfield Cal. 6 A.M. Waited 3 hrs. for Army Transportation to be Billeted. Processing all day. Sent 2 wires and cards."; "July 22nd. Did one show at the Suisun Fairfield Army Air Base. Went Beautifully." On July 29th, the day she leaves for Japan, she is meticulous with her itinerary, the miles between cities, and the time taken to get to each place: "July 29. Left Fairfield - Suisun. C-54 Plane, California to Japan - Flew to Honolulu to Jalusta Island - to Kwajalein to Guam to Iwo Jima to Tokyo."; "August 2nd, Met bus from airport. To terminal. Checked in with U. S. O. Went straight to Meiji (Mee Gee) Hotel. Met by Don Brynes and Norman Lessman and Miss Swanson. Showed us to the dining room immediately. To our rooms, 509. Showers. Small table, bed. Bar in hotel. Met other units, Merle, Andre, Vesper and gang."; "August 4th, First Show. Work tonight. First theatre date. Report. 1st show, 8th Cavalry 2nd Squadron. Show excellent."; "August 5th, 2nd show. Tech. Intelligence Detachment."; "August 13th. Gifu Japan. Wonderful resort place. Show tonight. No. 6. Took lots of pictures. Dining room and bar excellent. Scenery gorgeous"; "August 14th. Night fishing. Fascinating. Cormorant's birds. Bought souvenirs and postcards up the river." From August 15th to the 21st she is doing shows in Tsu and Kyoto. One of them is even a boat show. The tour keeps moving all around Japan at a fairly rapid clip. "August 26th, Kobe Japan. Shurakan Theatre No. 16"; "August 27th - 28th, Swimming at the Shoija Officers Club. The residence of James, English man. Gorgeous spot. Best I've seen so far. Salt water. Authentic Japanese gardens. Exquisite home and surroundings."; "August 29th - 31st, Arrived in Tokyo after all night trip from Kobe. Heard the sad news that China may be off our itinerary. Hope not. 30th, Tokyo Army Air Base, Supply Base. Show tonight. Fucho Camp No. 18. E-N-C-O-H! Club. Japanese floor show. 8 girls and principals. Very interesting.31st, Drake Theatre. 1st Cavalry No. 19. And Signal Corps. Buffet dinner and after show went to officers club. Beautiful place. Bought silk at their P.X. 6 yds. $1.25. 12 yds. $2.50. 16 weave. Saw Gen. MacArthur at the Dai-ichi Bldg. (5 star). 2:30 P.M. Great thrill. Gae, Mac. and I. Also Gen. Miller, 2 star general." She sums up September 1st thru the 11th on one page. She does "Shows No. 20 - 26," all of which occur in Toky. One day sh. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0009037

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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 026320

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Item Description: TOKYO, HONSHU ISLAND, AMERICAN OCCUPIED JAPAN, 1948. Book Condition: Very Good. On offer is a diary kept by United States Air Force Pilot on assignment to occupied Japan, only a few years after the end of World War 2. The diary begins in September, 1948 and continues till March, 1949. The author’s name was Roland W. Myers, a member of the 385th Bombardment Group/549th Bomb Squadron. Myers would stay in the Air Force from 1948 till 1964, retiring as a Major. Myers leaves his home and wife in San Rafael, California and sails for Japan on the USAT ‘Hope’. On the ship he gets his assignment. "In my orders I am being sent to the 13th Air Depot Honshu (Island) Japan." Arriving in Japan, Myers is assigned to "‘Air Control’ man power section which is headed by Lt. Col. Greck (who real seem like a nice guy though I don’t know much about it now.) Anyhow I have a nice desk job with good possibilities." In Japan, Myers has a good bit of trouble adjusting, and comments often on is observations of the Japanese people and their customs, especially when it comes to his experiences at church. His job in Tokyo seems to be mostly filing and processing requests. Though, being a trained Air Force pilot, he does occasionally go on long flights around Japan. In November, he is transferred to the Far East Air Force base in Tokyo. He writes, "my job will be TI & E [Troop Information and Education] officer." The job turns out to be quite a lot of work and he has a good deal of trouble at first. Myers keeps a somewhat detailed account of each and every single day. Occasionally, it is little more than a sentence stating he worked and how it went, but more often than not the entries contain a number of sentences about the day’s events, who he met, what he did at work, how long and where he flew, etc. He also writes that he acts as a Defense Council for soldiers being court martialled. In mid-January, Myers writes the his wife and children will be sailing to Japan to join him permanently. When she arrives about two weeks later, the diary ends: "March 5, 1948. Met Doris on the Sultan. Quite a boat. This line finishes this story for my life begins again with her and the children’s arrival." In the back of the book are monthly tallies of cash expenditures that show exactly what Myers brought in on income, what he spent on food, clothes, pleasure, dentist, etc. and the balance at the end of the month. It seems that his goal was to save $5000. The cash accounts go beyond the scope of the diary entries themselves, keeping stock of income and expenditures up until October 1953. There are also a few pages where Myers has recorded information about his flying habits. It shows the date, aircraft flown, station left from, number of landings, and time of flight. From 1948 to 1950, Myers flew dozens and dozens of times. The covers and spine are in good condition, showing only small amounts of wear on the soft black leather binding. The book is approximately 250 pages long, with roughly 90 pages of writing. The pages themselves are in good condition, showing little wear or discoloration throughout. The handwriting is clear and legible throughout, in a combination of blue and black ink (and occasionally pencil) which has not faded. OVERALL: VG. Text: "Sept. 4, 1948. Left the most wonderful wife in the world at 8:35 A.M. (Not too bad for I tried to arrange to get there at the last min so the good-by would not drag out.) Got on a bus and went into San Francisco where we got on the ship at Fort Mason (USAT [HS] ‘Hope’ is its name). Not too big a ship I am afraid to say. Our quarters are not too good. This ship is set up for Hospital patients and no room for luggage. Left the dock at 1200 noon. Had a fire drill at 1:00 and got under way about 2:00. The sea became choppy almost immediately. Had 2 good meals. Went to an outdoor show and finally to bed at 11:30 - Many sick. felt rather good 2 or 3 times but nothing happen so far. It really got rough tonight."; "Sept. 19. Saw land about 10:00 in the morning on the western side of Honshu the main island of J. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0009137

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JAPAN Described and Illustrated by the Japanese: BRINKLEY, Captain F.

BRINKLEY, Captain F. [Frank Brinkley, Francis Brinkley]

Published by J. B. Millet Company (1897)

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Item Description: J. B. Millet Company, 1897. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Folio, pp. 382. The complete set, bound in brightly coloured floral brocaded silk, with varying patterns, and paper label to front board. The editor of this set, Francis Brinkley (1841-1912), was born in Ireland and educated at Trinity College, before moving on to a military career beginning with his accepance at the Royal Military College, Woolwich, where he trained as an artillery officer. After graduation, he was invited by his cousin, then the Governor of Hong Kong, to serve as his aide-de-camp and adjutant. In 1867 he was attached to the British-Japanese Legation and, still being an officer in the Royal Artillery, served as assistant military attache to the Japanese Embassy. In 1871, he resigned his commission and began studying the Japanese language and culture in earnest. Eventually, he married a Japanese woman, with whom he had three children. He also owned and edited the "Japan Mail" which became the most influential English language newspaper in the far East. This set, the Yedo Edition, is designated no. 482 of only 1,000 issued, and presents a stunning portrayal of Japanese life, customs, cities, and the countryside. Each of the large volumes contains numerous black-and-white photos, and three delicately-coloured coloured albumen photographs by Tamamura Kozaburo, each with explanatory tissue guard (thirty in total). There are also five collotype flower plates (by K. Ogawa). Each volume bound in the Japanese style. Condition varies as amongst the volumes. Five are in very good condition; five have a foredge stain affecting extreme outer margin of pages. The binding of volume III is very soiled. All bindings tight. Some albumen photos have lightened. The flower colour plates still quite vivid. The "Yedo" Edition: a numbered set of ten volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 042808

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Item Description: Japan, 1917. Leather. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is an original manuscript 1917 travel diary handwritten effort by 'Remy' Raymenton, the husband of Hazel, travelers with a propensity for world travel during World War I. This 1917 diary dated May 19th 1917 through November with 89 pages of entries is entirely about their time in Japan save for the trip home to America. ***However one must note the book begins stating it is volume two of the Japan trip; volume one is absent and missing and thusly there is a gap between the Philippines trip we list separately and the missing book January 18th 1917 through May 19th 1917, otherwise complete.*** This travel diary is exceptional in its detail but not uncontroversial. Remy is on a return trip to Japan and is determined to do this trip in meticulous fashion from the top tourist destinations to tiny out ports on the sea. With clarity and intelligence he explains the sights and their cultural signifigance; he compares Japanese and Chinese differences as if he was a studied Orientalist; but to the dismay of some readers he bristles at times with racism and one feels he would be happier if the beauty of Japan was not marred by the Japanese people. [His two page description of Japanese eating habits might have had him removed from the country.] This reader feels that more than innate racism Remy may have had some 'issues' with Japanese peoples as we have not seen this racism in his other travel writings. Given the historical backdrop of strained Japanese and American relations over China maybe this was understandable for the times but shocking for the contemporary reader. Ephemera and some tipped in magazine pictures of their tourist destinations add a depth and substance to the narrative. Premium leather 9.5 x 8 inch notebook is G+. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0001233

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Published by ENGLAND TO CANADA JAPAN CHINA MALAYSIA (1906)

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Item Description: ENGLAND TO CANADA JAPAN CHINA MALAYSIA, 1906. Book Condition: Very Good. On offer is an original early 20th Century, superbly detailed 33 page travel diary titled "My Notes on Canada, Japan & China, 1906-7." of an unusual east to west world voyage with succinct descriptive entries handwritten by an unknown diarist. Our traveller is an Englishman who begins by crossing the Atlantic to America, and then an almost 3000+ mile train crossing the width of Canada via Canadian Pacific Railway, then a further two months in Japan [a mere year after the Russo-Japanese War], then one month in Shanghai's International Settlement, a short stop in Hong Kong, then a British Crown colony, and a week in Malaysia. The 67¼ day tour is minutely logged and a factual treasure trove of travel and adventure details making for a unique telling of this England through Canada and then the Far East trip from 10 August 1906 to 22 January 1907 without missing a day. The exceptional attention to numerical detail, even noting room numbers, arrival times and minutes delayed, temperatures and distances by the 70 year old traveller whose [his birthday is the day before they land in Québec], includes an itinerary of the journey on front endpaper, and concludes with the total distance travelled, 22,507 miles, noting of course that the latter does not include extracurricular excursions. The 7 x 4½ inch brown cloth book is slight fraying to front lower edge, otherwise very good condition and internally clean. Overall VG. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002019

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Item Description: PACIFIC THEATER SOUTH PACIFIC, 1942. Book Condition: Good+. On offer is a fascinating, original 1942 - 1945 World War II manuscript diary handwritten by an American Army Air Force radioman Sergeant E.H. Withington who ultimately ends up in the Pacific theatre. Not a combat soldier the diary is a well-written, insightful, personal commentary on his call up all the more poignant as he begins on his honeymoon and then his adjustment to war. Historians and researchers of World War II will appreciate the very frank, sometimes very critical comments and observations that Sgt. Withington shares in his uncensored and sometimes provocative writings; the inducement phase fascinates as he shares his feelings and emotions of the imminent call up and the effects on his nuptials, honeymoon and initial weeks prior to service. The journal, [marked volume II on the cover but states end of Volume I at the end] begins with his honeymoon to eastern Canada in June of 1942, with Withington's imminent induction into the service hanging over all their time together. He was quite complimentary about the scenery, the people and their experiences in land and river travels to Manor Richelieu, Murray Bay, Quebec, Seymour, Pointe au Pic, Bagotville, the St. Lawrence River. Here are some snippets: "The overwhelmingly commercial taint of the R.C. church was in evidence everywhere. Salvation at a price." He wrote personal reflections as he and his fiancé were jolted back to reality: ".and we heard the sound of bands. we were in time to see a detachment of Canadian soldiers go swinging by. That was all. But we had managed to forget till then my own imminent departure and indeed the war itself. (We hadn't seen a newspaper since the wedding.) It hit us both between the eyes and we couldn't say anything for a while." [He reports for duty two months later.] He makes poignant and well-written observations: on the St. Lawrence River one night, he was " watching the dark river shore as it glided by.and suddenly there was a pulsating noise which grew rapidly louder. Suddenly we were passing a brightly-lighted passenger boat going the opposite way. There was a chorus of cheers from the late stayer-uppers on the top decks of both ships, and then she was gone, leaving the river dark and silent again, silent except for the delicious and lulling sound of water rushing along the ship's side. In the same way, immediately after, we met an ocean-going freighter heading for a convoy, a romantic sight in the summer night. Her dull-painted sides faintly reflected our brightness. Perhaps she was one of the three merchantmen sunk shortly after in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by a submarine. I hope not." Later he admits: "The waiting [for induction] is beginning to get on my nerves a little. After you've accepted.a complete change in your life you become impatient to get on with it." [Fort] Deven: ".an unhappy and unlovely place." He was not told what branch of service he was headed for, but deduced it was the Air Corps because the officers on the troop train to Miami were Air Corps. He was picked for radio operator-mechanic because of high marks on code aptitude test. While waiting in a plush Miami hotel for first orders: "This Miami Beach is a fake paradise. It's just Broadway [NYC] and all, transported to the tropics with a dash of 1939 N.Y. World's Fair." Regarding his adjustment to his new military career: "I am rather proud of myself. at 30.getting used to this business of never being alone, and never being free of military supervision. What it amounts to. is a loss of my freedom.I may yet go nuts." Training: "They have spent more time warning us against venereal disease.than anything else it seems.I think even the smartest smart aleck.should hesitate now before lifting an unknown girl's skirt." "This basic training is a touch-and-go proposition, designed to hit only the high spots.there is a hopeless feeling of not assimilating anything, and we are not told to take notes." "Retreat [bugling at the end of day] . .the most impressive moment. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002138

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Item Description: OKINAWA JAPAN, 1945. Book Condition: Good. On offer is a fascinating, original 17 page manuscript and relic of mid 20th Century medicine titled "Study of Leprosy" handwritten by Dr Hiroshi Hagata director of the Airakuen Sanatorium in Okinawa during WWII. He was noted for allowing the patients to leave just before fierce fighting overtook the sanatorium. Overall G. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0002162

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Item Description: INDONESIA JAPAN SINGAPORE CHINA HAWAII USA, 1927. Book Condition: Good. On offer is a sensational, original manuscript relic of extended global travel handwritten by a super diarist only identified with the initials "G.H.C." but whose last name we suspect is Cella as per some financial notes. With absolutely no other information one cannot wonder with a more than casual reading that the author was a known and maybe an historical figure on an unusual voyage through Asia and beyond not retold in a tourist like fashion. They certainly travel and tour and visit in a socially and economically elite manner. Beginning in Hobart Australia, GHC is quitting the company he's working for, selling off and packing all of his belongings and heading to America but not before stopping in some fabulous ports of call. On the first page of his diary he says "Sunday night arrive Hobart. Spent until morning of Wednesday July 13th packing up, selling off livestock and finalizing sale of home to Co." Fascinatingly GHC provides two pages of lists of the belongings they are taking by trunks and boxes and then all the things unsold. On July 16th, 1927 they board the steamship Tasman and sail for Makassar Indonesia. They spend a good deal of time in Indonesia and then on to Japan, Singapore, China, Hawaii, and finally the states arriving in San Francisco on October 17th. It doesn't stop there either, as they travel to Yosemite and then board a train to head east. The diary ends on November 20th on the way back to the West Coast. We note with interest that when he arrives in the East his mother meets him in Culpeper Virginia perhaps a clue to his origins. The diary is chock full with approximately 130 pages of wonderful anecdotal entries. Given the scarcity of diaries detailing sub continental trips to places like Indonesia, Japan, China and Hawaii collectors and researchers will find treasure trove of great writings. Here are some snippets from his arrival in Makassar: 1927 "August 2nd, Arrived Makassar at 7 A.M. Had early breakfast and motored to waterfall 25 miles into country Bantimurung thru markets at Maros. Took photos and bought bananas. Batimurung was very pretty, high overhanging limestone cliffs. Back to boat for lunch. Country low and swampy, rice and corn seemed main crops. Visited Chinese Cemetery in Makassar, also few shops but made no purchases. After lunch drove up to Hotel and walked back to ship thru Chinese quarter. Took snap shots. Saw lots of interesting things including stacks of tamarind pods in a store along street front. Met Wilson and Cahill on bikes seeing sights. Back to ship and sailed at 4 P.M." "August 4th, Arrived Surabaya 7 A.M. Michael Mgr. Java Motor Car Co. met us at boat with 4 Studebaker cars. To hotel (Oranje). Walked about bazaar nearly bought topi. Measured by Chinese tailor for white suit. Lunch. Walked about. Had good sleep. Then for drive at 5 P.M. Saw Chinese quarter, then Dutch homes, school etc. Dutch homes all open and a glare of lights. Looked very attractive. Dinner 8:30 P.M. Evening meal in Java, always late. 8:30 up to 10 or 11 P.M. Walked about shops, saw Cabaret and movie house. Very quiet. Ice ream at soft Dutch place then hotel and bed." "August 5th, Up at sic for 8 A.M. start to Tosari. Our car No. 51 with Michael as guide, Moore driver, Miss Harris, Adelaide, Mr. Capron, Perth (Govt. Rep) and (GHC)2. Splendid drive up thru rice, sugar, corn and tapioca fields. Climbed up 6,000 ft to Hotel Tosari reaching there at noon. 72 miles drive. Sharp turns and steep grade. Our room, same cottage as Mr. and Mrs. Meeks and Mr. and Mrs. Butler (Perth). After lunch slept until four then went for pony rides up to beyond Bromo Hotel which several hundred feet higher than Sanatorium where we stayed. Back at 5:30. Played tennis, later cards until dinner at 8:30." "August 6th, Up at 3 A.M. Had coffee and toast set out t 3:30 for Bromo Volcano on ponies with native for each to lead when necessary. Breakfast was carried over native's shoulders in tin boxes. One sedan chair carried by 8 na. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 0001883

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Item Description: Japan, USA, 1935. Book Condition: Very Good+. Super archive lot of WWII ephemera and documents including soldier's diary and memorabilia from 1935 to 1955. Serving in IE SHIMA JAPAN and includes a signed document letter From Harry Truman. The group comes directly from the Brookfield, Illinois estate of General Gene Grazzini born 1919. He served in the Armed Forces 1944 - 1946. (Due to the extensive contents we inventory the group as items 1 thru 8. Item 1 - Folder and mailing envelope (as found) containing all the memorabilia included in this auction. The detailed map on the cover was hand drawn by Gene. Map is titled "51 Days Aboard The U.S.A. T. Aconcagua - Seattle to Ie Shima. Map depicts a U.S. soldier surrounded by battle ships, bombers, aiming fire at Japan. Gene appears to have been somewhat of an amateur artist specializing in "line ink" drawings. Map is intricately detailed, very good condition, measures 8.5 x 11". Item 2- Pencil and ink drawings done by Gene during his high school years, signed and dated by Gene 1935/36. The four ink drawings are titled and identified by authors: Christmas Eve by Christopher Morley, The World Is Full of Roads by Lucy Spraque Mitchell, Woodland Whispers by Clinton Scollard, The Fishermen by John Greenleaf Whittier. Also included is a pencil drawing of Geoffrey Chaucer who wrote The Canterbury Tales. Item 3 - 4 Documents: 1) 9 page, manually typed day by day personal diary (written by Gene) of Gene's departure from Washington to Japan. Excerpt from first page: Then came the great day May 30, 1945, Memorial Day. We piled all our stuff in duffel bags and full-field packs and lined them up in platoon formation in the usual falling-out area. Around 1000 hrs. we picked up our packs, rifles, steel helmets and took off for the train. An unforgettable sight during that long march was the long train of cars carrying the wives of some of the men. They edged along with the men and the tears flowed as they got that one last look at their soldier-husbands. They waved and threw kisses until we finally started moving to the tune of "Don't Fence Me In" played by the Fort Lewis military band. We completed the 50 mile trip to Fort Lawton, Washington, our Port of Embarkation. This was IT. Remaining 8 pages speak of his time aboard ship, Seattle to Honolulu. 2) Gene's Personal IE SHIMA DIARY - Manually typed 27 pages ( each page is typed front and back). Beginning January 24th ending Sept. 2. This diary is rich in very detailed historical encounters with the enemy! Excerpts: April 4 - Sixth Marine Division moves onto Motobu peninsula, 4000 yards off Ie Shima, thereby denying the peninsula as a support position for Ie Shima resistance. April 16 - Terrific aerial and navel bombardment was laid on Ie Shima from 0730 to 0800. At 0801 the 305th and 306th U.S. Infantry Regiments landed on Green and on Red One and Two beaches. The Japs opened fire with rifles and machine-gun's.3) The Battle of Okinawa dated Feb. 12, 1946 written by Sgt. H. Goodhew. OPERATION ICEBERG - 5 page (manually typed, front and back of each page) documentation by a Sgt. including hand drawn map & documentation of bombardments by day, Japs final retreat. 4) FINAL SOUVENIR EDITION NEWSLETTER by USS Adm. Rodman, Monday May 13th, 1946, 25th Day Out. Back side of newsletter shows a map titled "Cruise of the U.S.S. Admiral Hugh Rodman - Trip Mileage: Okinawa to Hawaii 4104, Hawaii to Balboa 4483, Balboa to Colon 48, Colon to New York 1974. Front of newsletter sends Good Luck and thank you to the soldiers. Photo 4 - Seven of Gene's personnel documents from the Armed Forces: 1.Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, Brigadier General U.S. - Congratulatory Letter upon completion of military mission. 2.Application For Servicemen's Readjustment Allowance 3/4.Gene's Honorable Discharge Certificate/Documentation (Negatives of originals). 5. Commendation Certificate Oct. 18, 1945, for especially meritorious and outstanding service with Army Garrison Force. 6/7. Selective Service System 1946 Welcome Home Veteran le. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 000069

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Kaempfer, Engelbert

Published by James MacLehose and Sons, Glascow (1906)

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Item Description: James MacLehose and Sons, Glascow, 1906. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Three volumes. Limited Edition on handmade paper; this set being # 75/100. Volume 1: 337 pages. Volume 2: 397 pages. Volume 3: 386 pages. Pages are in very good condition; clean and white. Small stain on the bottom edge of front endpapers in Volume 3. Previous owner's name and address on the fep of all three volumes and small embossed stamp on the title pages. Many illustrations and maps; several are fold-outs. Top edges gilt. Quarter bound with vellum over red cloth. Gilt titles and decoration on the spines. Gilt emblem on the upper covers. Spines are a little darkened, with a few small stains. Some minor rubbing and stains on the cloth. Corners are bumped and a little frayed. Bindings all tight. Beautiful set. VERY GOOD. Bookseller Inventory # 206766

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Item Description: Japan, 1917. Book Condition: Very Good. On offer is a very unique archive of correspondence between Charles Copp and his family back home in the USA. Spanning the years 1917 through 1936, Copp apparently was an American living in Japan as an English teacher. The letters are long and full of content about the life of this man in pre-war Japan. Charles has definitely embraced the Japanese culture and his letters are very instructive in culture, manners and his detailed observations of the Japanese. He lived in Hiroshima, Yokoyama, Matsumoto and other cities. There are at least 40 full pages over 17 handwritten and typed letters which easily are woven into a rare manuscript peek of a foreigner in early modern Japan. While the vast majority of the letters are addressed to the 'Homefolk' there is one letter, signed, in response to Charles which is from the American Ambassador to Japan in 1918 speaking of immigration for a Japanese youth to America. VG. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 000803

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Carey, Peter

Published by Random House of Canada, Limited, Mississauga, ON, Canada (2006)

ISBN 10: 0679313486 ISBN 13: 9780679313489

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Item Description: Random House of Canada, Limited, Mississauga, ON, Canada, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Softcover. first softcover, first printing full number line, almost like new, corners turning up a bit. no writing or marks. a tour of Japan for father and young son with a focus on son's interests. manga, anime and the like. Bookseller Inventory # 002371

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BRINKLEY, CAPTAIN F.; OKAKURA, KAKUZO

Published by Folio Society, London (2012)

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Item Description: Folio Society, London, 2012. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine/As New. Limited. Limited to 980 numbered copies and 20 lettered copies. This is copy number 10. In two volumes. Full cloth boards with a design by Neil Gower based on an original edition of the book. The endpapers are original Chiyogami paper, hand-printed in Japan. This set printed by Butler, Tanner & Dennis, Frome, Somerset, on natural evolution paper and bound by Beltz Fine Books, Germany. A wonderful production in 2 volumes. Books and slipacese are fine/ like new. All edges gilt. Folio edition text is based on the ten-volume "de luxe" edition. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 20585

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Item Description: 1944. Book Condition: Fair. On offer are two (2) original authentic World War II ship combat log books from the USS WORTHINGTON (PC-1137). Included are a small number of ephemera pieces; a Fuel and Water Report dated 28 September 1944 indicating the number of gallons of Fuel and Water taken on, a chart indicating the speed of the ship based on the engine(s) RPM's, and Liberty Rosters with the names of the ship's crew and the names of those on duty watch. These are fastened inside one of the logs and some are torn and creased. The logs are dated from 18 May 1944 - 30 September 1944 and 1 October 1944 - 19 November 1944. Both books have seen better days as they have broken bindings, stained cloth covers, a torn back page but all entries are legible. Entries include the ship's location, General Quarters, when the Captain had the Conn, when the ship was zig-zagging, inventories itemizing food re-supply, RADAR contacts, ships escorted, names of anyone that came aboard (including War Correspondents), when rounds were fired, the names of those brought onboard for medical treatment, when waves departed to hit the beaches, all the islands they were near, list by name and the weapons and ammunition they departed the ship with, flares and gun fire seen from the ship, and even a Captain's Mast held on STM 1/C Walter THOMPSON 6374406 who was placed on report and charged with refusal to wash Officer's personal clothes. He was awarded 100 hours of extra duty to be worked out on deck and much much more. Here are some details of the USS WORTHINGTON (PC-1137): was a patrol craft in the United States Navy. PC-1137 was laid down on 29 December 1942 at the Defoe shipbuilding company in Bay City, Michigan launched on 29 March 1943; towed down the Mississippi river to New Orleans for outfitting and acceptance trials; and commissioned there on 23 October 1943, with Lieutenant George D. Lewis, USNR, in command. After shakedown training out of the Submarine Chaser Training Center at Miami, Florida, PC-1137 headed for the southwestern Pacific late in November. She transited the Panama Canal on 5 and 6 December 1943, and arrived at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on 18 February 1944. Assigned to Task Group (TG) 35.6, the ship spent the next five months escorting convoys among various American bases in the southwestern Pacific and conducting anti-submarine patrols from bases throughout the Solomons chain. On 26 July 1944, she concluded that duty and began training to prepare for the invasion of the Western Carolines. Those preparations lasted until 4 September 1944, at which time she departed Guadalcanal in the screen for LST Flotilla 13, bound for the Palaus. During the initial assault on Peleliu between 14 and 16 September 1944, she served as forward control and reference ship for the landings on Orange Beach 3. On the 16th, she completed that assignment and began screening the operational area against Japanese submarine attack. She remained occupied in this task until 15 November 1944 when she received orders assigning her to TG 96.3 at Eniwetok Atoll and signaling a return to convoy escort duty. Between 23 November 1944 and 3 March 1945, PC-1137 traveled the circuit between Eniwetok, Ulithi, Guam and Saipan, screening supply and reinforcement convoys. On 4 March 1945, PC-1137 set a course for Pearl Harbor. She arrived at Oahu on 13 March 1945 and began a seven-week repair period during which she was converted to a combat communications control ship. She completed repairs and conversion near the end of the first week in May 1945 and then spent the following week in amphibious training exercises at Maui. On 21 May 1945 PC-1137 put to sea with LST Flotilla 35 en route to the Mariana Islands. She arrived at Saipan on 10 June 1945 and reported for duty as a convoy escort. For the remainder of the war, she made the convoy run between the Marianas and Okinawa in support of the final campaign of World War II and conducted anti-submarine patrols out of Apra Harbor, Guam. On 20 August. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 000134

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GOLOWNIN, Vasily Mikhailovich

Published by London. Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. 1824. (1824)

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Item Description: London. Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. 1824., 1824. 8vo, 21cm, second edition, in 3 volumes, iv,315 & 356,(2) & viii,lxxxix,302.[2] pp., ads., in contempoary half tan calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt centre and border decorations in the panels, double gilt leather labels, double rule borders on the boards, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, some wear on the edges, small chip on the top corner spine edge of volume two, hinges worn but holding, engraved bookplate, a very good sound set, very scarce. (cgc) Captured while carrying out a survey of Russian America and Kamchatka, Captain Golownin (1776-1831) writes of a his two years captivity by the Japanese on the Island of Hokkaido. An astute observer, he writes all aspects of Japanese culture and traditions. Published in Russia in 1816, the book was noted as shaping Russian views on Japan for a whole generation. This also has added "An Account of the Voyages of Messrs. Chwostoff and Dawidoff" involving the survey of Russian America. The English edition also has an added Introduction in Volume 3, on the history of English commerce with Japan. ~ Cf. Lada-Mocarski. No. 82. Golovnin. [Voyage around the world] in Russian, 1822. "Golovnin, one of the outstanding Russian naval officers of the nineteenth century, made several voyages to the North Pacific and to the northwest coast of America. ." same, p296. Bookseller Inventory # 37177

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A HISTORY OF BANKING IN ALL THE: Thirdteen Authors
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Item Description: Editor of The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin, New York, 1896. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. Binding and top edge a bit worn (leather dirty). Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. Spine missing. Internally very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 006142

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F Brinkley

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Item Description: Folio Society, London, 2012. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj. Folio 2 vols, decorated cloth, hand-printed Chiyogami endpapers, all edges gilt, folio, 304 + 312 pp, profusely illustrated in colour. With Essays on Japanese Art by Kakuzo Okakura, Director of the Imperial School at Tokyo, Japan and a new Essay for the Folio Society edition by David Perkins. This Folio Society limited edition is the first. book. Bookseller Inventory # 171941

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Published by [Yokohama] c 1890 (1890)

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Item Description: [Yokohama] c 1890, 1890. Book Condition: very good. Oblong, accordion style folding photo album, brown silk brocade bound on bevelled edged wooden boards, 7" X 4 3/4" X 1 3/4". Contains 50 original handtinted images of Japan, each with interleaving tissue guard. Pattern brown brocade rubbed through to wooden boards in a few places along extremities. Interior album pages and images are clean. very good A delightful collection of 50 handtinted albumen images, displayed back to back in a folding album. A fine selection of views, activities and industries. Images are approx 5 1/4" X 3 1/2". Images include silkworm farming, silk manufacture, musical instruments, views of Tokio [Tokyo], street performers, a barber, broom maker, Singing girls, Vegetable vendors, and a wonderful image of a group of ten Ainu people from Northern Japan. Bookseller Inventory # 123648

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A Round Robin to the Junior Auxiliary.: Roberts, John; Amelia

Roberts, John; Amelia Ives; William Nichols; Mrs. Buford; R.W.B. Elliot; A. Cleveland Coxe; Anthon T. Gesner; Ethelbert Talbot; Hugh Burleson; Elliston Perot; A. Mc. D. Gardiner; John Chapman; Edmund Joyner

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Item Description: Junior Auxiliary Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticut. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A collection of fifteen booklets bound together in a single volume by Hartford book binder W.H. Talcott & Bro. in an attractive half cloth and marbled boards binding. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Original wraps not included in this binding; each retains original frontispiece. Previous owner's name and binder's ticket to feps. All except two of the publications are from the "Round Robin to the Junior Auxiliary" series. One is from the "Soldier and Servant" series. All are undated and appear to have been published in the mid 1890s. The collection includes the following titles: Roberts, Rev. John; Destchewa, The Young Arapahoe. 7pp. Ives, Miss Amelia; Angelique. 12pp. Nichols, Rt. Rev. William F.; Beginnings of the Church in California. 16pp. Buford, Mrs.; Aunt Sally. 12pp. Elliott, Rt. Rev. R.W.B.; Bishop Patteson. 25pp. Coxe, Rt. Rev. A.Cleveland; Recollections of Bishop Hobart. 11pp. Gesner, Anthon T.; Indian Missions Part I.16pp. + fldg map. Gesner; Indian Missions Part II The Sioux of South Dakota. 18pp. Talbot, Rt. Rev. Ethelbert and Burleson, Rev. Hugh E.; Indian Missions III. 16pp +adv. Perot, Rev. Elliston A. and Gardiner, Prof. A. McD.; Japan. 20pp. + map. Chapman, Rev. John; Our Mission in Alaska. 18pp. Gesner, Anthon T.; Western Missions. + Western Colorado Clergy list, 4pp. + fldg. map. Greece, Haiti and Mexico. 18pp. Joyner, Ven. Edmund N.; Missions to Colored People in the South. 18pp. + fldg. map. Africa. 18pp. Size: 12mo., boards. Bookseller Inventory # Books009867

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Published by GURIN, MANCHURIA, REPUBLIC OF CHINA (1928)

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Item Description: GURIN, MANCHURIA, REPUBLIC OF CHINA, 1928. Book Condition: Good. On offer is a unique and rare black-and-white photograph, taken in 1928 in the Chinese region of Manchuria in Northeast Asia. The photo was taken just three years before the Japanese would invade Manchuria and declare and proclaim it to be Manchukuo, a puppet state under the control of the Japanese army. The photo is of a family of six, a father and mother and their four young children, standing in front of what appears to be a fence surrounding their modest property. The back of the photograph states some background information on the photograph: "In Gurin Manchuria taken in 1928 some of the Chinese from interior China. Memory of a very interesting trip while aboard SS Mobile City." The ‘SS Mobile City’ was a cargo ship built in 1920 by the Chickasaw Shipbuilding Company for Isthmian Steamship Company, a shipping company founded by US Steel in 1910. It’s home port was New York City. The photo appears to be a gelatin silver print. It is fairly washed out, with some detail being slightly blurry, especially in the faces. This could be because of an improper print procedure or through age and bad storage conditions, it is unknown. The photograph is pasted onto a piece of white board. The handwriting on the back is clear and legible. Overall: G Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Photograph. Bookseller Inventory # 0009119

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Item Description: Springer. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 3642083285 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9783642083280

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The Painters of Japan: MORRISON, Arthur

MORRISON, Arthur

Published by T. C. & E. C. Jack, London and Edinburgh (1911)

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Item Description: T. C. & E. C. Jack, London and Edinburgh, 1911. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 2 vols. xiv, 153; x, 127 p. 57 plates in volume one and 65 in volume two. A few in each are colour. "Edition de Luxe" limited to 150 copies signed and numbered, of which this is no. 132. A few library marks on front loose endpapers. Vol. 1 has slight soiling on page 145 and vol. 2 a thumb mark on its illustration list. Arthur Morrison (1863 - 1945) wrote short stories, books and plays and collected a large number of Japanese prints, now in the British Museum. In his later years he was an acknowledged international authority on Oriental art. Bookseller Inventory # 102729

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Okiyama, Muneo (editor)

Published by Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan (1988)

ISBN 10: 4486009371 ISBN 13: 9784486009375

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Item Description: Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. xii, 1154 pp. Profusely illustrated. Text in double columns. Small tear in bottom edge of jacket. Black embossed cloth with gilt lettering. In slipcase. Text is mainly Japanese. List of references and index in English. Japanese index as well. Bookseller Inventory # 106786

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Duff, Louis Blake

Published by Research Institute for Natural Resources, Tokyo (1969)

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Item Description: Research Institute for Natural Resources, Tokyo, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. 455 pp. (+ colophon). 149 plates. Special Publications of the Research Institute of Natural Resources, No. 4. Signed by the author on title-page. Blue cloth with glassine jacket. Slipcase. Text is mainly Japanese. Summary in English. Added title-page in English. Appendices. 1: Key to the species and subspecies (adult) of cyprinid fishes in Japan. 2. Key to identify the eggs of cyprinid fishes of Japan. 3. Meristic counts and morphometric measurements on the species and subspecies of cyprinid fishes of Japan. IV. Two species and one subspecies of cyprinid fishes of Japan which are not dealt with in the present article. A revision of the author's thesis, Ky sh University. Bookseller Inventory # 106824

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