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Juko Jushi...
Juko Jushikei Hakki.
Juko Jushikei Hakki. Three parts in one volume. Kyoto (?), Enami Jinbee, Genroku 8 (= 1685). 4to size (27.0 x 19.0 cm). Xylographically printed on 69 double leaves folded in an accordion, or oriental, style, with 16 full-page woodcut plates. Original blue paper wrappers with xylographic text vignette on front. Contained in a modern blue cloth box made in Japanese style.
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Very rare illustrated work on acupuncture.
Japanische Vogelstudien. 12 Blätter.
Wien, K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum, 1895. Folio (45.0 x 33.0 cm). Lithographed pictorial title, and 12 full-colour mounted lithographs. Portfolio with pictorial boards.
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A rare work, showing the influence of Japanese Art on western design during the Art Nouveau - Jugendstil period
Der deutsc...
Haushofer, K.
Der deutsche Anteil und der geographischen Erschließung Japans und des Subjapanischen Erdraums, und deren Förderung durch den Einfluß von Krieg und Wehrpolitik.
Erlangen, Junge & Sohn, 1914. 8vo (24.2 x 16.0 cm). 110 pp., two folded maps, several text figures and maps. Original printed wrappers.
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Early thoughts on Japanese and German expansion politics
Origami mo...
Kawarasaki, K.
Origami moyo.
Kyoto: Unsōdō, Shōwa 10 [1935]. Two volumes [complete] with 30 colour woodblock-printed designs. Orihon accordion style binding (leporello). In original oblong linen-covered slipcase (25.5 x 38.1 cm).
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Origami at its best, an excellent example of Kodo Kawarasaki's wonderful art
Japan. Voo...
Meijlan, G. F.
Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat rijk bijzonder over de Ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.
Amsterdam, J. H. Tobiäs & M. Westerman & Zoon, 1830. 8vo (20.5 x 11.9 cm). Half-title, title page with hand-coloured engraving, [10], 190 pp., two large folding plates. Later contemporary style half calf with marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands with gilt decorations and letterings.
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Only two auction records in the last 30 years
4 Monate K...
[Pfanner, P.]
4 Monate Krieg [Four Months War] Shanghai 1937 [Original photos]
Shanghai, unpublished, 1937. Oblong folio (18.1 x 26.5 cm). 44 pp., each with one to four original photos, for a total of 102 photos (ca 9.0 x 6.0 cm), mounted and tissue-guarded. In Chinese embroided cloth binding with Chinese characters.
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Unique photographic eyewitness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
Pilsbry, H. A.
Catalogue of the marine mollusks of Japan with descriptions of new species and notes on others collected by Frederick Stearns.
Detroit, Frederick Stearns, 1895. 8vo (22.7 x 14.6 cm). viii, 196 pp., 11 lithographed, engraved, and phototype plates. Publisher's green full cloth with gilt title on the front board. Floral patterned endpapers.
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A very good copy of the rare, elegantly bound edition
Seemann, A.
Japanische Färbeschablonen. Hundert Muster kleineren formates. In Originalgrösse herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung versehen von Artur Seemann.
Plauen im Vogtland, Christian Stoll, 1899. Folio (42.0 x 27.5 cm). Title page with 2 pp. introduction; two loose sheets with Japanese text; 85 (of 100) coloured prints with Japanese stencil designs. In original red cloth portfolio with pictorial front cover mounted.
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A rare set of Japanese stencil designs reminiscent of Art Nouveau
Fauna Japo...
Siebold, P. F. von
Fauna Japonica sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata. Pisces.
Leiden, A. Arnz, [1842]-1850 [REPRINT Tokyo, after 1945]. Folio (37.0 x 29.2 cm; box size: 45 x 32.5 x 10 cm). Decorated title page, 2, 345 pp.; 161 mostly coloured plates. Original half calf over red cloth boards. Spine with six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt title. Top edge gilt. Preserved in a burgundy cloth clamshell box with printed title (in Japanese) on marbled paper, pasted on the top board, and a second label tipped in inside on the bottom.
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The also rare, finely coloured Japanese reprint of one of the rarest work on Japanese fish