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The Anatomy of Dependence

The Anatomy of Dependence

by DOI, Takeo; John Bester, transl

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1973
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Tokyo: Kodansha, 1973. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Black cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 170pp. Small address label inside front cover, else a tight, clean and unmarked copy, Very Good or better. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $7.95 on front flap), slightly creased/rolled at spine ends, with small portion of lamination beginning to separate; Very Good. The… Read more about this item
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Fourteen Years of Diplomatic Life in Japan
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Fourteen Years of Diplomatic Life in Japan

by d'ANETHAN, Baroness Albert; H.E. Baron Kato, introd

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London: Stanley Paul & Co, (1912). Second Edition. Octavo. Publisher's embossed blue cloth, titled in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; 471pp; 48pp publisher's ads; gravure frontispiece portrait and 65 unnumbered leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Spine rubbed and sun-faded, else moderate rubbing and soil to cloth; internally clean, tight, and complete; Very Good. Ownership signature of a May… Read more about this item
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Twice in Two Thousand Years

Twice in Two Thousand Years

by [JAPAN] SHOLTY, Alva H; Sen. Raymond E. Willis, fwd

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(1946)
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Dayton: Otterbein Press, (1946). First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Red cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 220pp. Previous owner's ink note to front free endpaper, else tight, straight and unmarked, Near Fine. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $2.00 on front flap); slightly edgeworn with brief loss at crown of spine and a small triangular chip to rear panel; Very Good.… Read more about this item
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Perry's Expedition to Japan, 1853-1854

Perry's Expedition to Japan, 1853-1854

by ZABRISKIE, George A.

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1951
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Ormond Beach: The Doldrums, 1951. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Red cloth stamped in gilt; 26,[4]pp; black and white illustrations. Lightly rubbed, minor marks to rear board, generally Very Good or better. 750 copies printed. [62057].
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Prisoner of War. An exhibition of eighty drawings and three paintings in the Northcutt Gallery of Art..

Prisoner of War. An exhibition of eighty drawings and three paintings in the Northcutt Gallery of Art..

by STEELE, Ben

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1986
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Billings, MT: Eastern Montana College, 1986. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; viii,42pp; illus. Slight separation of covers at bottom 1" of text, else a clean, Very Good or better copy. Exhibition of drawings, caricatures and paintings by Benjamin Charles Steele, long-time Professor of Art at Estern Montana University and a former prisoner of war during WW2.
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Japan in Color: Noh Play

Japan in Color: Noh Play

by [JAPAN - PHOTOGRAPHY]

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1956
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Tokyo: Fuji Color Photo Company, Ltd, 1956. Edition and printing not stated. Octavo. Pictorial flexible boards; single leaf of text (bilingual, English & Japanese) with ten mounted 35mm color transparencies. About fine. Eighth in a series of similar photographic books from Fuji, each containing 10 color transparencies on a different theme. According to the rear cover, the… Read more about this item
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The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

by SINGER, Robert T. & Kawai Masatomo

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2019
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (31cm). Cloth hardcover in dustjacket; 323pp, illus. Fine in fine jacket; bookplate inside front cover of Smithsonian curator James G. Mead.
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João Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan

João Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japan

by RODRIGUES, João; Michael Cooper (ed.)

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2001
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London: The Hakluyt Society, 2001. First Edition. Octavo (25.5cm). Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped, in blue dust jacket; [xlii],428pp; black and white illus. Straight, sturdy, and bright, with spotting to top and fore-edges of textblock, not affecting interior: Very Good. Jacket lightly rubbed, Very Good or better. Hakluyt Society Series III Volume 7.
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Kagawa Calendar, 1940

Kagawa Calendar, 1940

by [KAGAWA, Toyohiko]

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[Delavan, WI: Delavan Republican (printers), 1940]. Square 16mo (13.5cm). Staple-bound, pictorial paper wrappers; [28pp]. Mild crease at upper portion of front cover, else Near Fine. Seventh in a series of devotional calendars published by the Japanese Christian evangelist, labor organizer, and promoter of ecnomic cooperation, Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960). Kagawa was a frequent lecturer in the United States,… Read more about this item
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Hokusai

Hokusai

by YONEMURA, Ann

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2006
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Washington DC: Freer Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2006. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Publisher's beige cloth, in dust jacket; xii,251pp; color plates throughout. Straight, fresh copy: Near Fine. Jacket lightly rubbed at edges, else Near Fine. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Freer and Sackler Galleries.
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The Samurai

The Samurai

by ENDO, Shusaku

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1980
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New York: Harper & Row, 1980. First American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm). Cloth-backed paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 272pp. Tight, straight copy, Near Fine, in price-clipped but otherwise Near Fine jacket. An attractive copy of Endo's critically-acclaimed sixth novel, winner of the 1980 Noma Literary Prize. Translated by Van C. Gessel, and including a brief Translator's Note by him.
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Horse hauling timber out of Hokkaido forest

Horse hauling timber out of Hokkaido forest

by GIFFORD, Barry

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1979
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Santa Barbara: Christopher's Books, 1979. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Pictorial glossy card wrappers; [24pp]. Small spot of discoloration to rear cover, else Near Fine. Gifford's seventh published book, a collection of short lyrics mostly composed in Japan in 1975.
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Sun at Midnight: Poems and Sermons [Advance Uncorrected Proof]

Sun at Midnight: Poems and Sermons [Advance Uncorrected Proof]

by SOSEKI, Muso; W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu, trans

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1989
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Berkeley: North Point Press, 1989. Advance Reading Copy. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's white printed card wrappers; xxvi,[2],175pp.; double-page chart in rear. Wrappers a bit worn at extremities and the whole rather dust-soiled, else Very Good and sound. Advance uncorrected reading copy with promotional literature laid in. Collection of poems and sermons by the 14th-century Japanese Buddhist monk.
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The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present

The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present

by WANDYCZ, Piotr S.

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1992
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London: Routledge, 1992. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 330pp; illus. Tight, unmarked, Near Fine copy in crisp, unworn dustwrapper; near-new.
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Wind Bell, Vol. XIX, no. 1, Summer, 1985

Wind Bell, Vol. XIX, no. 1, Summer, 1985

by [BUDDHISM] BAILEY, Peter et al, eds

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1985
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[San Francisco]: Zen Center, 1985. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 51pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Brief biopredation to upper cover slightly touching text without loss of sense, some uneven toning, else Very Good. Contents include lectures by Dainin Katagiri-roshi, Tenshin (Reb) Anderson, Sojun Mel Weitsman, and Shunryu Suzuki-roshi.
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Twelve Poems of Menke Katz

Twelve Poems of Menke Katz

by KATZ, Menke

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1967
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Tokyo: Subterraneans Books, 1967. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pictorial card wrappers; 15pp. Inscribed on title page: "For my great friend Harry Smith / Menke," dated 1967 and with a small doodle of some flowers. Small scuff and a bit of dusting to wrappers, else Near Fine. Twelve short pieces by the Lithuanian-born Yiddish poet. Bilingual text in facing English… Read more about this item
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30 Years Later from Around the World People Will Gather to Demand: No More Hiroshima's! No More Nagasaki's!

30 Years Later from Around the World People Will Gather to Demand: No More Hiroshima's! No More Nagasaki's!

by PEOPLES ACTION UNION

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[Los Angeles: Peoples Action Union, n.d. but 1975?]. First Edition. Narrow octavo; single sheet folded into eight-panelled pamphlet; illus. and text printed in brown. Light wear from handling, extremities a bit toned, else Very Good. Brochure promoting the upcoming 21st World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of March,… Read more about this item
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Tohoku: The Scotland of Japan

Tohoku: The Scotland of Japan

by NOSS, Rev. Christopher

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1918
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Philadelphia: Board of Foreign Missions, Reformed Church in the United States, 1918. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm); blue cloth, stamped in gilt; 292pp, frontis., 36 plates, 2 fold-out maps. Spine and portion of rear panel sunned; dampstains and light soiling; leading corners bumped. Textblock top edge stained blue, faded; damping and toning throughout; pastedowns wrinkled. Else, Very Good. The… Read more about this item
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Nihon no Sekijuji; Japanese Red Cross [Text primarily Japanese, with some English]

Nihon no Sekijuji; Japanese Red Cross [Text primarily Japanese, with some English]

by [Japanese Red Cross Society]; Ichiro Hatoyama and Tadatsugu Shimadzu (forewords)

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1958
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Tokyo: Nihon Sekijuji-sha, 1958. Later printing. Heavy quarto (30cm); dark red cloth, stamped in white and gilt, slipcover presumed missing; pictorial endpapers; 269pp. Rubbing and material chipping to extremities, with very small gouges along lower rear edge; cloth "bubbled" on rear board; mild wear and soiling. Textblock edges soiled (especially top); interiors toned with some offsetting and light foxing… Read more about this item
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High Coup

High Coup

by YOSHIDA, Katsu

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1985
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Tokyo: Kodansha, 1985. First Edition. Quarto (25.5cm); pictorial paper wrappers, in identically illustrated dustwrapper; [319pp]. Wrappers soiled, smudged and worn; top edges creased, rolling slightly; pages toned along margins; overall Very Good, sound. Katsu Yoshida, described within as "Japan's Top Illustrator", named the English version of his art book High Coup, as a pun on the word "Haiku".… Read more about this item
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