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1 Fifth Grade Science [japanese Text] [Japanese Import]
Japan Kodansha 1986 4061909657 / 9784061909656 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; Tight bright and neat in uniformly bright crisp-edged dust jacket. Just light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges. Superficial toning to jacket flaps at edges. Sticker residue to front jacket. Superficial toning to white pages at edges. Profusely illustrated with drawings and diagrams in exaggerated cartoon style along with more technical illustrations. Fifth grade level science textbook in Japanese. Solid unmarked copy. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Alli, William Edward Too Young for a Forgettable War
Xlibris, Corp. 2009 1441510788 / 9781441510785 First Edition; First Printing Trade paperback Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Superb unread copy. Tight, bright and fresh. Feels and appears as new. Fine 
Price: 11.00 USD
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3 Bennet, Robert Ames & W. D. Goldbeck (Illust. ) The Shogun's Daughter; A Novel
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 420 pages; Soundly bound in original ribbed, purple cloth with pictorial title design in gilt to cover and spine; pictorial design to spine a bit rubbed and fading. Handsomely illustrated with 5 color plates from paintings by Goldbeck. Mild soiling top edge of page block and superficial pitting to front edge. Solid and attractive. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Bielefeldt, Carl Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation
Berkeley University of California Press 1988 0520060563 / 9780520060562 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and clean title lettered dust jacket. Original retailer price penned in small scrip to top corner of front endpage. Trace sunning to spine panel of jacket. Feels and appears unread. NF/VG++ 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 Corning, Gregory P Japan and the Politics of Techno-Globalism
Armonk, NY M. E. Sharpe // East Gate Book 2004 076560969X / 9780765609694 Hard cover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages; Good. No dust jacket as issued. Square snug copy. Reviewer's minimal pencil annotations to a small number of pages. Bright clean copy. VG- 
Price: 24.00 USD
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6 Covell, Jon & Yamada Sobin Zen at Daitoku-ji
Tokyo and New York Kodansha International 1974 0870112279 / 9780870112270 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
; Photographs & reproductions of period art; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 203 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Two tiny closed tears to jacket edges and trace shelf rub to top front corner of the rear panel. Contents exceptionally fresh and neat. Handsome copy is not far from as new. NF/NF . ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Davis, Oscar King At the Emperor's Wish; A Tale of the New Japan
New York D. Appleton and Company 1905 First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 149 pages; HC is square sound and clean in original ribbed gray cloth with delicate cherry blossom branch stamped in three colors to cover. The white title stamping to spine just a little rubbed. Corners lightly bumped. 4 attractive color illustrations including frontis and delicate period monotone illustrated endpages and chapter designs. Attractive and neat. Uncommon. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Glibota, Ante (Ed. ) Olympiad of Art - Olympiade Des Arts
Seoul Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee 1988 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Photographs; Square Folio; 841 pages; Massive, oversize, square format HC/DJ. Bright, tight and clean in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Profusely illustrated with vibrant color photographs. Text in French, Korean and English. Just superficial shelf evidence to jacket surfaces. NF/NF ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Hasegawa, T. & T. H. James (Trans. ) & Sensei Eitaku The Princes Fire-flash & Fire-fade Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 14
Tokyo Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho 1887 Second Edition Paperback Good 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; 1887 Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho. Tokyo. By appearances the 2nd edition with 1887 colophon and the 2nd format with larger and improved woodblock images. Small size 4 x 6 inches in crepe paper, bound with stabbed silk cord sewn thread. Front cover toned and soil darkened with illustration and title lettering dimmed and dulled. There are shallow/moderate sized chips torn from the lower front corner of the final 5 leaves - with some loss of a letter ot two to words in the final line or two of text on a page and some minor loss in the lower front corner of woodblocked images. Covers lightly rubbed at edges. An unusual example with publication and printing details conforming to an 1887 printing but bound in the crepe paper generally seen in printings of 1889/90. George Baxley has some reference work on an 1889 reprinting reusing the 1886 colophon and plates but generally bound western style and not stabbed as in this example. With damage to lower corner of last several leaves - thus Good only 
Price: 85.00 USD
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10 Hearn, Lafcadio Chita; A Memory of Last island
New York Harper & Brothers 1889 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; Soundly bound in original brown cloth with decorative patterned bordering and vignette to cover and spine. Title design dulled and faded at spine but still readily legible. Cloth rubbed at edges and spine ends with stress and superficial fray at spine tips. Binding moderately cocked in the spine. Small damp outline in the lower gutter edge of the first several pages; expected light toning to page stock. Partial split in the rear endpage hinge; prior owner name penned to margin of the title page. G+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Hearn, Lafcadio Kotto, Being Japanese Curios with Sundry Cobwebs
New York MacMillan 1902 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Woodcuts and lithographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; 1902 MacMillan. HC 1st edition, 1st state. In publisher's decorative pictorial olive green cloth. Pictorial elements to cover and spine in gold, black and forest green. Single black rule border to cover board. 1st issue/state with pictorial overlay on title page misprinted upside down. Generally neat and sound with mild shelf soiling to boards and light foxing to the recto of the frontis photo illustration. Top edge gilt; untrimmed front edge with some several pages opened a little roughly. Prior owner's large engraved pictorial bookplate to front pastedown, partailly atop a small morocco bookplate. An unexplained small ink stamp to the rear pastedown - "General Literature" - but otherwise clean and unmarked. Light crimping to cloth at crwon of the spine; one or two mild gaps between signature in the internals. Illustrated with woodcut impressions in-text and lithographs on glossy stock. Uncommon 1st state. VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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12 Hibino, Yutaka & A. P. McKenzie (Trans & Intro. ) Nippon Shindo Ron Or, The National Ideals of the Japanese People
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1928 First English Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; HC soundly bound in original blue cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Text clean with no marks observed, but with ex-library indications including remnants of a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Light shelf stress to cloth at spien ends and corners. Snug with clean text; condition graded down to reflect prior institutional ownership indications but generally near VG. G+ thus 
Price: 17.50 USD
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13 Hiroki, Nishiura Ainu, Ima; [Kitaguni No Senjushatachi]
Tokyo Shinsensha 1997 4787784188 / 9784787784186 Paperback Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial dust jacket. Bright, tight and neat. Inscription with drawing to front endpage, possibly authorial. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text in Japanese. F/F. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Jwa, Sung-Hee A New Paradigm For Korea's Economic Development: From Government Control to Market Economy
New York Palgrave Macmillan 2001 0333760638 / 9780333760635 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Studies in the Korean Economy; Charts & Graphs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; 2001 Palgrave macmillan HC/DJ Appears unread and unused. As new 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Kase, Toshikazu and David Nelson Rowe (Ed. and Foreword) Journey to the "Missouri"
New Haven Yale University Press 1950 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Photo frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages; HC/DJ 2nd printing of the original edition. Sound unmarked copy in original photo illustrated dust jacket. Text clean and unmarked. Mild shelf bump top front corner. Mild foxing to endpages. Dust jacket is a little ratty at the edges with nicks and small chips. Small damp stain at base of spine leaves a superficial red offset stain base of rear cover but is not apparent to boards or contents. Uncommon, especially in dust jacket. VG/G+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Ludwig Bemelmans; Teiji Seta (translator) Genkina Madeline
Tokyo Fukuinkan 2012 4834003620 / 9784834003628 reprint Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize HC/DJ. Bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Japanese edition of Bemelman's timeless classic. Superb copy. F/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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17 Marion, John L. (Chairman and President) Important Japanese Works of Art; Sotheby's Catalogue for May 1981 Sale 4599Y
New York Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. 1978 Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; Bright, tight and unmarked. Trace soiling to the covers. Spine slightly sunned. Illustrated with B&W photographs of the lots. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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18 Murasaki, Lady & Arthur Waley The Sacred Tree; Being the Second Part of the Tale of Genji
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Bound in publisher's green quarter cloth over patterned yellow and green paper boards. Paper title label to spine. Top edge with publisher's green top stain; other edges untrimmed. Trace foxing to the top edge of the half-title page. In original metallic gold colored dust jacket with pictorial designs and lettering in black. Publisher's $3.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with shallow nicks at spine ends and corner tips. Original owner has added very small reinforcing pieces of archival mending paper to the nicks at spine ends and corners. NF/VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Naito, Akira & Takeshi Nishikawa (Photos) & Charles Terry (Trans) Katsura; A Princely Retreat
Tokyo and New York Kodansha 1977 0870112716 / 9780870112713 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author & Illustrator
Oblong Folio 13" - 23" t; 182 pages; Massive, oblong format folio HC/DJ in teal colored slipcase. 1st edition and printing. Inscribed and signed by both author and photographer in Japanese to the half-title page. Folding color plan of Katusra palace and garden is immaculate and laid in at front. Just trace stress imperfections to the surfaces of the color pictorial dust jacket with price apparently clipped from the top corner of the front flap. Yop front corner of the page block is slightly bumped with an almost imperceptible stress crease to top corner of the first 1/3 of the pages. Profusely illustrated with color photographs on heavy glossy stock. Slipcase is bright and fresh. Handsome copy with authorial inscriptions and signatures. NF/ NF jacket and slipcase. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
Price: 110.00 USD
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20 Oliphant, Laurence and M. Guizot (Trans [French]) Le Japon, Raconte Par Laurence Oliphant Traduction Publiée Par M. Guizot
Paris Michel Levy 1875 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Woodcuts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 379 pages; 2nd edition, thus after the original 1860 edition. Translated into French by Guizot. Snugly bound and bright in original publisher's trade cloth with elaborate, detailed decorative borders and patterns with inset titles to cover and spine in black and gilt. All edges gilt; armorial bookplate of Collemant Delamarre mounted to front pastedown. Light shelf bumping to boards at corners with trace fray to cloth at tips and spine ends. Superficial vertical stress crease to cloth at spine. Profusely illustrated with woodcut engravings, may full page on plates. Foxing to front and last few pages is moderate to heavy; lighter foxing in the primary areas of the text is largely confined to the plates and adjacent pages. Solid and attractive. VG- 
Price: 95.00 USD
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