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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.
Die Preuss...
Berg, A.
Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1.
Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by 6 plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.
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A very rare series of much larger, elephant folio size views
Index moll...
Dunker, G. [= W. (B. R. H.)]
Index molluscorum maris japonici. Conscriptus et tabulis iconum xvi illustratus.
Casselis Cattorum [Kassel], Theodor Fischer, 1882. 4to (27.3 x 22.1 cm). vii, 301 pp., 16 finely lithographed plates of which 13 superbly hand-coloured. Near contemporary grained blue half cloth over grained burgundy cloth. Script title on the spine.
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The first major work on Japanese Mollusca, with fine plates
[Japanese fabric design] Hasegawa, K.
Keikazuan. [Illustrated book of fabric designs in three volumes].
Kyoto, Keika Hasegawa, 1905. In three volumes. Large 8vo size (24.1 x 16.4 cm). 60 [20; 20; 20] folded leaves, each with two (recto, verso) or more hand-coloured illustrations, several heightened with silver. Original near uniform hand-coloured pictorial soft covers.
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Every page turn a surprise in shapes and colours
[Japanese fabric design] Rindo, F.
Sekiminzukan. [Illustrated "lexicon" of fabric designs].
Tokyo and Kyoto, Yamada Naosaburo and Fujii Rindo, 1899. In four parts. Large 8vo size (24.2 x 16.5 cm). 95 pp. Original near uniform colour-printed pictorial soft covers.
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A very nice and rare catalogue of Japanese decorarive designs
Senshoku T...
[Japanese fabric design] Tsuji, S. (ed.)
Senshoku Taikan Ori no bu san [Great encyclopedia of dyeing and weaving].
Kyoto, Taisho, 1914. In two volumes (of ten). Large 8vo size (25.0 x 18.1 cm). 42 [21; 21] leporello "pages", each with pochoir illustrations, several heightened with silver, and either double-sized, covering two pages, one page sized, or smaller, with two or more on one page, for a total of 78 [39; 39] different designs. Original near uniform printed soft covers, heightened with silver and gold.
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Unique collection of inspiring Japanese pochoir illustrations
Hana fukus...
[Japanese fabric design] Yamada, N. (ed.)
Hana fukusa.
Kyōto, Geisōdō, Meiji 38 [1905]. Folio (30.8 x 21.1 cm). Limp boards with handwritten title. Three pages with text and 46 with colourful pochoir illustrations.
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Batik, Japanese style: exceptionally nice examples of Japanese pochoir illustrations
De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
The Snake....
Matsui, T. (ed.)
The Snake. Volumes 1-11.
Nittagun, The Japanese Snake Institute, 1969-1979. 11 volumes in 20 issues. Large 8vo (26.0 x 18.4 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Full colour pictorial wrappers.
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A nice set of THE snake periodical
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
Kumno Zui...
Nakamura, T.
Kumno Zui Taisei Kyûkôdô.
Kyoto, [1789]. Illustrated encyclopaedia for young people. 21 parts in 10 [all published]. 8vo size (21.9 x 15.4 cm; box 23.6 x 17.0 x 8.8 cm). Text in Japanese with 150 wood engravings. Original blue stiff stitched paper wrappers. Contained in a nice recent drop back box with copied illustrations from the book.
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Willemoes-Suhm’s copy bought and inscribed by him... one of the last things he ever wrote
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