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JAPANESE PAINTINGS - CHILDREN'S SPORTS
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JAPANESE PAINTINGS - CHILDREN'S SPORTS

JAPANESE INTEREST. JAPANESE PAINTINGS. CHILDREN'S SPORTS. Tokyo: Hakubunsha 1888. Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9"), cloth covered boards with paper label on cover, minor wear, Fine condition. This is a panorama (bound accordion style) of 12 mounted, wonderful color woodblock prints of children playing a variety of games with different toys, with an additional full page color woodblock of a variety of toys. The quality of the printing was important to the publisher and he succeeded in producing color illustrations that appear to be hand colored. Laid-in is a 4 page folder with short descriptions of the games and toys, and how they are played. Includes Battledore and Shuttlecock, Playing With Tops, a form of Backgammon, Playing at War, Hunting Grasshoppers, Making Snow Men and more.

$1850.00

EIGHT LITTLE JAPS

By PINKNEY, ERNEST

COLSON, HAROLD. JAPANESE INTEREST. EIGHT LITTLE JAPS by Ernest Pinkney. Chicago: Reilly and Britton 1911. Oblong narrow folio (14 1/2 x 8 1/4"), cloth backed stiff pictorial card covers, some wear to edges and corners and repair to 2 hinges, VG+. The text in verse is a variation of the Ten Little Niggers rhyme. 8 of the 10 leaves of the book (printed on heavy card paper) are incrementally shorter than each succeeding page. The front of each page has the illustration with the verse on the back. By turning the page you reveal the next illustration which is hidden when closed. The clever part is that although one section changes with each leaf the illustration still remains pertinent to the text. Brightly illustrated in color by Harold Colson showing the exploits of a troupe of performing vaudevillian Japanese men. Rare.

$1250.00

KWAIDAN
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KWAIDAN

By HEARN, LAFCADIO

BATCHELDER, WARREN. HEARN,LAFCADIO. KWAIDAN. Tustin: Garden View, (1969). 2 1/4 x 2", embroidered silk covers, fine in cloth wrap-around case with clasp. One of 200 copies printed by Frank M. Cushing on handmade Japanese paper, and illustrated in color by Warren Batchelder.

$250.00

[RUSSO - JAPANESE WAR]
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[RUSSO - JAPANESE WAR]

JAPANESE. [RUSSO - JAPANESE WAR]. Tokyo, 1903. Oblong 8vo (8 3/4 x 6"), pictorial cloth, ribbon ties, near fine condition. This is a detailed account of the Russo Japanese War written in Japanese. Not illustrated but with a folding chart at the back of the book.

$75.00

WARRIOR AND THE WISE MAN
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WARRIOR AND THE WISE MAN

By WISNIEWSKI, DAVID

WISNIEWSKI, DAVID. WISNIEWSKI,DAVID. THE WARRIOR AND THE WISE MAN. NY: Lothrop Lee Shepard (1989). Oblong 11 x 9 1/2", pictorial boards, As New in as new dust wrapper. Stated first edition, 1st printing with 1-10 code. This was the Caldecott Award winning illustrator's first book. Set in Japan, this is the tale of a father's challenge to his two sons. Every page is covered with stunning color cut paper illustrations by Wisniewski.

$60.00

JAPANESE FAIRY TALES
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JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

By HEARN

HEARN,LAFCADIO. JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES rendered into English by Hearn. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, no date, circa 1915. There are 5 volumes of Japanese fairy tales, each 5 1/2 x 7 3/4", bound with silk ties and printed on crepe paper. They are housed in the publisher's folding cloth case with pictorial lining and ivory clasps. The spine of the case is faded and the two joints on either side of the backstrip are neatly reinforced. The case is sound and complete with the ivory clasps. Without exception, each book is in FINE bright condition with the delicate silk ties intact and they all have their ORIGINAL RICE PAPER SLEEVES. Each of the 5 volumes has beautiful color woodblock illustrations on creped paper. Included are the following titles (all large paper copies): The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Goblin Spider; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; The Fountain of Youth and Chin Chin Kobakama. Although not first issues, this is an amazing set of Hearn's titles. See BAL v. 4 p.75 and #'s 7930, 7932. 7937, 7939, 7975.

$2500.00

OSAKA WOODCUTS
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OSAKA WOODCUTS

By HAJEK, LUBOR

JAPANESE INTEREST. THE OSAKA WOODCUTS with text by Lubor Hajek. London: Spring Books, no date, circa 1965. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4" string bound, flexible pictorial card covers, 99p., Fine in folding cloth slip case with wooden and string closure (case a bit faded on edge). 74 pages of text followed by 53 annotated color plates reproducing the woodcuts.

$35.00

PLENTY TO WATCH
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PLENTY TO WATCH

By YASHIMA, MITSU

YASHIMA, TARO. (YASHIMA,TARO)illus. PLENTY TO WATCH by Mitsu & Taro Yashima. NY: Viking 1954. 4to (8 x 10"), cloth, Fine in price clippedd dust wrapper repaired on verso. 1st edition. INSCRIBED BY YASHIMA WITH A WATERCOLOR DRAWING! The book is an interpretation of the author's childhood in Japan, featuring very beautiful color lithographs on every page. See Bader p.446.

$400.00

HIROSHIMA NO PIKE
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HIROSHIMA NO PIKE

By MARUKI, TOSHI

MARUKI, TOSHI. WORLD WAR II. HIROSHIMA NO PIKA by Toshi Maruki, NY: Lothrop Lee & Shepard (1980). 9 3/4 x 9 1/4", pictorial boards, Fine in fine dust wrapper. Stated first edition, first printing with 1-10 code. The author tells the story of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima through the eyes of 7 year old Mii and her parents. Illustrated with lovely, sensitive, almost primitive color illustrations throughout.

$125.00

PLENTY TO WATCH
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PLENTY TO WATCH

By YASHIMA, MITSU

YASHIMA, TARO. (YASHIMA,TARO)illus. PLENTY TO WATCH by Mitsu & Taro Yashima. NY: Viking 1954. 4to (8 x 10"), cloth, Fine in chipped dust wrapper with pieces missing at spine ends. Early edition. This copy is INSCRIBED BY YASHIMA WITH HIS CHOP AND WITH A BEAUTIFUL FULL PAGE WATERCOLOR OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT OVER A NEST WITH EGGS IN A TREE! The book is an interpretation of the author's childhood in Japan and features beautiful color lithographs on every page. See Bader p.446.

$275.00

SEASHORE STORY
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SEASHORE STORY

By YASHIMA, TARO

YASHIMA, TARO. YASHIMA,TARO. SEASHORE STORY. NY: Viking (1967). Oblong 11 x 9 1/4", cloth, Fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. First edition. Yashima retells the ancient tale of a Japanese fisherman, with beautiful illustrations in color. THIS COPY IN INSCRIBED BY YASHIMA ACCOMPANIED BY A 6" HIGH COLOR DRAWING OF THE FISHERMAN FROM THE STORY.

$275.00

KAMISHIBAI MAN
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KAMISHIBAI MAN

By SAY, ALLEN

SAY, ALLEN. SAY,ALLEN. KAMISHIBAI MAN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 2005 (2005 1-10 code). 10 x 11", cloth backed boards, as new in as new dust wrapper. 1st edition. 1st printing. This is the story of a story teller in Japan who longs to tell stories again. Lovely color illustrations by Say. LAID IN IS A LOVELY ORIGINAL PEN DRAWING OF AN OLD MAN, unsigned, offsetting from glue, measuring 3 1/2 x 4".

$80.00

MIEKO
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MIEKO

By POLITI, LEO

POLITI, LEO. POLITI,LEO. MIEKO. San Carlos: Golden Gate Junior Books (1969). 8 1/2 x 11 1/2", pictorial cloth, Fine in slightly worn, near fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. Mieko is a Japanese American girl living in Little Tokyo who dreams of becoming the queen of the Nisei festival. Illustrated in color. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY POLITI EMBELLISHED WITH FLOWERS, DATED 1969. Despite its somewhat late date, this is a very uncommon Politi book.

$200.00

CHIUSHINGURA OR THE LOYAL LEAGUE: A JAPANESE ROMANCE
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CHIUSHINGURA OR THE LOYAL LEAGUE: A JAPANESE ROMANCE

By DICKINS, FREDERICK

JAPANESE INTEREST. CHIUSHINGURA OR THE LOYAL LEAGUE: A JAPANESE ROMANCE translated by Frederick Dickins with an introduction by Hoffman Atkinson. NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1876. Oblong 8vo (9 x 6 1/8"), cloth backed boards embossed in gold, leather label, 213 + [7]p., small chip on corner of cover, some mild shelf wear, VG+. This traditional Japanese romance was translated from the original 11 books as close to the original as possible. Featuring 29 lovely full page color woodblocks drawn and engraved by Japanese artists and printed by Japanese printers on rice paper (although the plate list indicates that illustrations are on pages 17 and 19, there is only 1 illustration with 2 lines of description). At the end of the book are samples of the text in Japanese and a translation of the Ballad of Takasago. Scarce in this 1876 edition.

$600.00

JAPANESE FAIRY TALES: THE WOODEN BOWL
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JAPANESE FAIRY TALES: THE WOODEN BOWL

By JAMES, KATE

JAPANESE INTEREST. JAPANESE FAIRY TALE: THE WOODEN BOWL translated into English by Kate James. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, no date. 8vo (5 3/8 x 7"), crepe paper bound with silk ties, except for toning on first page, a near Fine copy. The story line follows the life of a beautiful child whose parents force her to wear a wooden bowl to conceal her beauty. Illustrated with beautiful hand printed color woodblocks. This is scarce in the larger format.

$750.00

SHOGAKU JINSHIN SHURI [A FIRST STUDY OF THE HUMAN BODY]
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SHOGAKU JINSHIN SHURI [A FIRST STUDY OF THE HUMAN BODY]

JAPANESE. SHOGAKU JINSHIN SHURI [A FIRST STUDY OF THE HUMAN BODY] translated by Matsuyama and Morishita. Tokyo, Meiji 11 (1878). 8vo (6 x 8 3/4"), green wraps string bound, approx. 100 pages, cover label worn off in some places, old and small repairs to cover and first 2 leaves otherwise clean and VG. Printed on rice paper and illustrated with black and white vignettes.

$85.00

GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES
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GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

By GRACE, JAMES

GOBLE, WARWICK. (GOBLE,WARWICK)illus. GREEN WILLOW AND OTHER JAPANESE FAIRY TALES by James Grace. London: Macmillan & Co. 1910. Large, thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), publishers full vellum binding, silk ties, top edge gilt, 281p., some soil and rubbing to vellum, internally clean and fine and overall VG+. DE LUXE LARGE PAPER EDITION (LIMITED TO 500 COPIES). Featuring 40 magnificent tipped-in color plates with printed guards by Goble. The illustrations are mounted on heavy stock brown paper and are perfectly suited to the tales. This limited edition is rare.

$2000.00

FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN
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FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN

By MOSEL, ARLENE

LENT, BLAIR. (LENT,BLAIR)illus. THE FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN retold by Arlene Mosel. NY: E. P. Dutton (1972). Oblong 9 3/4 x 9 1/4", cloth, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw VG, with seal, frayed at spine ends and corners). Stated 1st edition. The story is an old Japanese tale retold by Mosel and with great color illustrations by Lent. CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY LENT.

$400.00

JAPANESE BOOK OF TOYS
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JAPANESE BOOK OF TOYS

JAPANESE INTEREST. JAPANESE BOOK OF TOYS. Offered here is a large panorama of toys. It measures 15 1/2" wide x 10 3/4" high, pictorial paper covers. Faint corner stain on front cover and some loss of plain paper on rear cover else VG+. Published in Tokyo circa 1930. Folded accordion style, there 12 large and very fine color woodblock illustrations of a variety of toys from tops and dolls to flower carts. Each color page faces a full page illustrated in line. The images are large and striking.

$1850.00

POETICAL GREETINGS FROM THE FAR EAST
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POETICAL GREETINGS FROM THE FAR EAST

By FLORENZ, KARL

SHOSO. JAPANESE INTEREST. POETICAL GREETINGS FROM THE FAR EAST: JAPANESE POEMS adapted from the German of Dr. Karl Florenz by A. Lloyd. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa (1896). 8vo (5 7/8 x 7 5/8"), silk ties, light crease on first two leaves else Fine in pictorial case with ivory clasps (case is unobtrusively re-lined with restored spine and original laid-down). The text is an anthology of Japanese poems for any age, mainly from the 8th century. Bound with frenchfold pages, every page is completely illustrated with beautiful color woodblock prints by Japanese artists SHOSO, KWA-SON, YOSHIMUNO, HANKO and SADAHIKO.

$450.00

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