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Southern Barbarians : the First Europeans in Japan

By Cooper, Michael editor. Michael Cooper, Arimichi Ebisawa, Fernando G. Gutierrez, Diego Pacheco

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 216 p. w/ color and b&w illustrations, footnotes, short bibliography, index. A study of the first years of European contact with the Japanese, focusing on the Portuguese, the Franciscans, the Jesuits, the English, and the Dutch.


Hired Swords : the Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan

By Friday, Karl F.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 265 p. w/ map, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Follows the evolution of state military institutions from the 7th to the 12th centuries.


Daily Life and Demographics in Ancient Japan

By Farris, William Wayne

Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. x, 137 p. w/ chapter endnotes, bibliography, index. A detailed discussion, using demographics exensively, that looks at daily life in Japan between 700 and 1150 a.d., a time of high mortality due to disease, famine, and war. It also begat chances in food supply and peace making that bore fruit in raising Japan's population later in the medival period .


Bluejackets with Perry in Japan. A Day-by-Day Account Kept by Master's Mate John R. C. Lewis and Cabin Boy William B. Allen.

By John R. C. Lewis and William B. Allen. Edited by Henry F. Graff.

New York: The New York Public Library, 1952. First edition thus. Library Binding. Fair. First edition thus. Fair. In cardboard library boards and cloth spine. Ex-library with all the usual flaws, marks, and stamps associated with that condition including a pocket and call number tag on the front cover. Wear and rubbing to edges of the covers with heavier wear to the corners of the covers including creasing to lower front corner. Covers are scuffed and moderately soiled . Pages are browned but not brittle. Few light pencil marks in margins and little underlining in text. 181 pages with 3 appendices (1. chronology of the Perry Expedition, 2. vessels of the Perry Expedition, 3. enlisted men mentioned in text) and footnotes. An interesting account of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry's expedition to Japan (1852-1854). Uncommon.


Japan's Budget Politics: Balancing Domestic and International Interests.

By Takaaki Suzuki.

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in maroon cloth binding without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with slight bumping to head and heel of spine and minor scuffing to covers. 284 pages with tables, notes, bibliography, and index. A look at Japan's budget policies from the 1970s to the 1990s.