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ART TREASURES FROM JAPAN, Library Of Congress
1 ART TREASURES FROM JAPAN Library Of Congress
Wash DC Library of Congress 1965 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Japanese Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 196 pages; Laid in errata slip. Exhibition catalogue, very light water stains. Hundres of color and b/w photos of Japanese art. ; 0 26440 
Price: 23.45 USD
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CASTLES IN JAPAN., Schmorleitz, Morton S.
2 CASTLES IN JAPAN. Schmorleitz, Morton S.
Tokyo, JA Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1974 0804811024 / 9780804811026 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 188 pages; Glossary, & biblio, maps; 0 18124 
Price: 15.93 USD
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CULTURE SHOCK! JAPAN, Rex Shelley
3 CULTURE SHOCK! JAPAN Rex Shelley
Portland, Oregon Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company 1993 First Edition Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Culture Shock Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; Published 1993; 0 23666 
Price: 13.11 USD
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4 DAY ONE BEFORE HIROSHIMA Peter Wyden
May not be noted. 0671461427 / 9780671461423 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Day One Before Hiroshima, Peter Wyden, Simon and Schuster NY, 1984, 412 pages, hard cover with dustjacket in near fine condition. Factual account of events surrounding the Bomb. Inside cover shows map of target area. ; 0 6401 
Price: 13.11 USD
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DEMOCRACY IN PREWAR JAPAN GROUNDWORK OR FAÇADE?, Totten, George Oakley Iii
5 DEMOCRACY IN PREWAR JAPAN GROUNDWORK OR FAÇADE? Totten, George Oakley Iii
D. C. Heath & Company 1965 Presumed 1st Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages; 0 14731 
Price: 13.11 USD
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HOKKAIDO: ITS FACE AND HEART 1950 [Lbc], Hokkaido Shinbun
6 HOKKAIDO: ITS FACE AND HEART 1950 [Lbc] Hokkaido Shinbun
Sapporo Hokkaido Shinbun, 1951 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
PHOTGRAPHY; Advertising; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 2 color maps, numerous ads and photos. About 196pp. Various parts in Japanese or English. ; 6 32523 
Price: 46.95 USD
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INVITATION TO JAPAN. Ltd Issue, Shindo, Isao
7 INVITATION TO JAPAN. Ltd Issue Shindo, Isao
Kyoto, Japan May not be noted. 1970 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9"; Oblong brown leatherette with tie. Author's business card tape to front end paper (tape stain) , and signed along with his stamp on title page and also dedication (brief) , on last green endpaper. Plus laid in photo (of Tea Ceremony? ) labeled in Japanese by pencil; Signed by Author; 0 15952 
Price: 22.51 USD
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JAPAN IN A NUTSHELL : RELIGION, CULTURE, POPULAR PRACTICES, JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGY, TRADITION, CUSTOMS AND MANNERS, Sakai, Atsuharu
8 JAPAN IN A NUTSHELL : RELIGION, CULTURE, POPULAR PRACTICES, JAPANESE PSYCHOLOGY, TRADITION, CUSTOMS AND MANNERS Sakai, Atsuharu
Yokohama Yamagata Printing Co 1949 & 1952 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 + 255 pages; Orig wraps, secured with a tuck in the Japanese manner. Near fine books, one slightly darkened. Outer wrappers; one Good, one wrapper lacking spine and separated. ; 0 32621 
Price: 37.55 USD
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JAPANESE TOYS. PLAYING WITH HISTORY, Sakamoto, Kazuya; Charles A. Pomeroy, translator
9 JAPANESE TOYS. PLAYING WITH HISTORY Sakamoto, Kazuya; Charles A. Pomeroy, translator
Tokyo Japan/ Rutland VT Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha / Tuttle Company 1965 1st Thus Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Sonobe, Kiyoshi 
Toys; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; Thick 4to 11" - 13"; 516 pages; Numerous photo plates, basic maps of different districks, some color. Tipped in doation card from Japan to Hamilton Library. Usual library markings. ; 6 32855 
Price: 56.35 USD
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MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN, DURING THE YEARS 1811, 1812, AND 1813; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS, Captain Golownin (VASILII MIKAILOVICH Russian Navy)
10 MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN, DURING THE YEARS 1811, 1812, AND 1813; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS Captain Golownin (VASILII MIKAILOVICH Russian Navy)
London Henry Colburn and Co. 1824 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Fur Trapping; HUNTING; Maritime; EXPLORATION; Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315; 356 [2]; lxxix, 302 pages; [Japan]. Captain Golownin. Memoirs Of A Captivity In Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812, and 1813; with Observations on the Country and its People. Complete in 3 Vols. , 1824. 8vo. Bound by Frost & Co. , Bath, England, in 3/4 crimson levant morocco leather with raised bands & red cloth, gilt-lettered 6-panels spines, teg. 2nd edition. Leavitt 221. OCLC no copies found. 4 copies found at auction since 1882. The most recent recorded sale was of the 1973 Oxford Reprint at Bloomsbury for $1000 in 2006. Smith 1433 locates one copy, that in the library of the University of Washington. The work gives an account of the voyages of Messrs. Chvostov and Davydov to the Northwest coast of America- which appears to have been added to this edition. The author also has much to say concerning Krusenstern, Langsdorf and Broughton. Quite Scarce. ; 0 26565 
Price: 1875.30 USD
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MEMOIRS OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF THE TOYO BUNKO (THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY) NO. 15, Various
11 MEMOIRS OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF THE TOYO BUNKO (THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY) NO. 15 Various
Tokyo Japan The Toyo Bunko, 1956 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329, ii pages; Grey light card covers, crisp and clean. Mixed English and Japanese text. Includes various papers; Dr Shiratori's life and works; Study on Tiao Chih; Chinese Ideas Reflected in the Ta-Chi'n; Geography of Western Region as Reflected by Ta-Chi'n; Attempt at solution of the Fu-lin problem.; 0 34662 
Price: 46.95 USD
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MEMOIRS OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF THE TOYO BUNKO (THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY) NO. 18, Various
12 MEMOIRS OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF THE TOYO BUNKO (THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY) NO. 18 Various
Tokyo Japan The Toyo Bunko, 1959 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages; Grey light card covers, crisp and clean. Mixed English and Japanese text. Photos of early manuscripts [15 plates]. ; 0 34661 
Price: 46.95 USD
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MIKADO: INSTITUTION AND PERSON: A STUDY OF THE INTERNAL POLITICAL FORCES OF JAPAN, Griffis, William E.
13 MIKADO: INSTITUTION AND PERSON: A STUDY OF THE INTERNAL POLITICAL FORCES OF JAPAN Griffis, William E.
London Princeton University Press 1915 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sino-soviet War; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 346 pages; Bound in original cloth burgundy with gilt lettering. A quite sound copy with very little wear, hinges and spine are intact and complete. Front end papers display two quaint period Christmas cards gifting the book to Miss Baldwin. The spine is lightly sunned and the front cover color has faded in a couple of spots. A monographic study of the constitutional Mikado or Emperor as an institution. ; 0 9346 
Price: 187.01 USD
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THE IDEALS OF THE EAST WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ART OF JAPAN., Kazakuzo Okakura.
14 THE IDEALS OF THE EAST WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ART OF JAPAN. Kazakuzo Okakura.
E. P. Dutton, Inc. 1904 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Art. Japanese; frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxii, 244, 4 pages; Just slightly cocked, small stain to rear cover. Contents very good. Philosophy, Art. ; 0 32334 
Price: 291.35 USD
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THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI, Storry, Richard
15 THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI Storry, Richard
U S A Mayflower Books / Orbis 1978 0831776757 / 9780831776756 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages; Beautiful color photography and art work delineating the cultural and military path of Japanese feudal barons throughout their long history . ; 0 26439 
Price: 23.45 USD
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16 TRAVELS IN THE LAND OF THE GODS. (1898-1907) . THE JAPAN DIARIES OF RICHARD GORDON SMITH. Smith, , Richard Gordon
Prentice Hall Very Good with no dust jacket 
Japan Travel; Japan Countryside; Japan Philospophy; Japan History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 224 pages; Oversized liberally illustrated edited tale of Smith's travels; 0 1911 
Price: 18.66 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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