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MOMOYOGUSA by Kamisaka SEKKA, artist

[DESIGN BOOK] Kamisaka SEKKA, artist. MOMOYOGUSA. Kyoto: Unsôdô, Meiji 42-43 [1909-10]. 3 volumes. 30.1 X 22.5 cm. Most consider it the finest Japanese design book of all time, this exquisite suite of 60 double-page color-printed woodblocks is print...

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$57,500.00


HONSO ZUFU 本草図譜. by Iwasaki Tsunemasa

[EHON - Botanical] Iwasaki Tsunemasa. HONSO ZUFU 本草図譜. 25.6 X 17.5 cm. Taishô 5 - Taishô 10 [1916-21]. String-bound Japanese- style fukuro toji, with printed paper title labels. Complete in 95 vols. with the 2 volume supplementary index. The cla...

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$27,500.00


[ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING] by Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎

1919. Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎. [Abstract Oil Painting]. Oil painting approx 41 x 32 cm in image size, an abstract(ish) still life with an apple, done while Onchi was quite young in about 1919. It is signed by him ...

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$25,000.00


TAIGADŌ GAFU. 大雅堂図譜 by IKE NO TAIGA, artist

[EHON] IKE NO TAIGA, artist. TAIGADŌ GAFU. 大雅堂図譜. [Kyoto], Prefatory date of Kyôwa 3 [1803], no colophon, like the Mitchell copy at page 509. 30.0 x 19.2 cm. Orihon folding album in rubbed tan covers with the original printed title label. Pro...

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$25,000.00


TSUKUBAE 月映, #5. by ONCHI Koshiro, et al

ONCHI Koshiro, et al. TSUKUBAE 月映, #5. Tokyo, Rakuyôdô, Taishô 4 [March, 1915]. It would be hard to overestimate the importance of TSUKUBAE, not just to Onchi's career (many judge the production his best - "from the cradle") but to the history of J...

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$24,000.00


TOKAIDÔ GOJÛSAN-TSUGI EMAKI by [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Ôtani Sonyû & Iguchi Kashû

1919. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Ôtani Sonyû & Iguchi Kashû, artists. TOKAIDÔ GOJÛSAN-TSUGI EMAKI Kyoto Taisho 11 [1922]. Eight handscrolls with woodcut coloring over collotype, complete. The scrolls have bone jiku with brocade ...

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$18,500.00


PLANTAE OFFICINALIS oder Sammlung Officineller Pflanzen by NEES VON ESENBECK, Theodor Friedrich Ludwig

1828. ENRY, Aime. NEES VON ESENBECK, Theodor Friedrich Ludwig. PLANTAE OFFICINALIS oder Sammlung Officineller Pflanzen mit Lithographirten Abbildungen von A. Henry, und Beschreibungen von M.F. Weyhe, J.W. Wolter, und P.W. Funke. Fortgesetzt von Dr. Th. ...

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$17,500.00


TSUBAME NO SHO 燕の書  by TOLLER, Ernst. (Murayama Tomoyoshi, trans

[MAVO] TOLLER, Ernst. TSUBAME NO SHO 燕の書 . Tokyo: Chôryûsha Shoten, 1925. Translated by Murayama Tomoyoshi. Illustrated by Okada Tatsuo. 8vo., printed decorated wrappers. Contains 15 full-page original linocuts by Okada, one of a very few works wi...

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$16,000.00


LEVIATHAN, OR THE MATTER, FORME, AND POWER OF A COMMONWEALTH ECCLESIAS by HOBBES, Thomas

1651. HOBBES, Thomas. LEVIATHAN, OR THE MATTER, FORME, & POWER OF A COMMON-WEALTH ECCLESIASTICALL AND CIVILL. London: Andrew Crooke, 1651. First edition, first issue (with typographical "head" ornament on title-page: winged head with scr...

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$15,000.00


SHIKEI SENKOKU by HAGIWARA Kyôjiro

[MAVO] HAGIWARA Kyôjiro. SHIKEI SENKOKU. Tokyo, Taishô 14 [1925]. Prelims, 11pp, 6pp., 161pp., 5pp., finals. Profusely illustrated throughout in linocuts by Okada Tatsuo, Toda Tatsuo, and Yabashi Kimimaro. Wrappers designed by Okada. INCLUDES THE OKADA-...

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$14,000.00


Zoku Koya Bunko 続姑射文庫, 5 vols. by Chō Gessho 張月樵 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, artists

Chō Gessho 張月樵 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, artists. Zoku Koya Bunko 続姑射文庫, 5 vols. Nagoya, Kansei 寛政 10 [1798]. 5 volumes 27 X 18cm string-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. Original format with original covers and title labels, ...

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$14,000.00


SHIKEI SENKOKU by [MAVO] HAGIWARA Kyo^jiro

1925. [MAVO] HAGIWARA Kyôjiro. SHIKEI SENKOKU. Tokyo, Taishô 14 [1925]. Prelims, 11pp, 6pp., 161pp., 5pp., finals. Profusely illustrated throughout in linocuts by Okada Tatsuo, Toda Tatsuo, and Yabashi Kimimaro. Wrappers designed by Okada. INCLUDES TH...

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$14,000.00


Zoku Koya Bunko 続姑射文庫, 5 vols by Chō Gessho 張月樵 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, artists

1768. Chō Gessho 張月樵 and Kazaore Yūjo 風折有丈, artists. Zoku Koya Bunko 続姑射文庫, 5 vols. Nagoya, Kansei 寛政 10 [1798]. 5 volumes 27 X 18cm string-bound,...

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$14,000.00


Shûgyoku SANPÔ DÔJIMON 5 vols by [MATHEMATICS] Murai Chûzen

1784. [MATHEMATICS] Murai Chûzen. Shugyokû SANPÔ DÔJIMON [CHILDREN'S QUESTIONS ABOUT MATHEMATICS] 5 vols. Kyoto, Tennojiya Ichirobei, Temmei 4 [1784]. 22.9 x 15.9 cm. Uniformly bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji with original...

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$12,500.00


FINNEGANS WAKE by JOYCE, James

1939. LIMITED SIGNED FINNEGANS WAKE JOYCE, James. FINNEGANS WAKE. London & New York:: Faber and Faber/Viking press, 1939. First Edition (limited). large octavo, red buckram. Number xxx of 425 numbered copies specially printed and bound. Signed by ...

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$12,500.00


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