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  • BURTON, Percy
    A DAY DREAM IN JAPAN.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Luce, 1916. Octavo, [2], 63 pp. White cloth spine with blue cloth label, blue cloth sides decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, decorated Japanese paper endpapers. Light soiling to the white cloth spine and front cover; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover and foot of spine; slight toning to text paper; else fine, no owner names. Laid in is a printed "with compliments" slip from the author. A "poem-play" in three scenes. Author was a theatrical manager for Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, and Sir Herbert Tree, and others. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 20020
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  • SATOW, Ernest, Sir
    A DIPLOMAT IN JAPAN

    Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2006. pp (6), 472. Illustrations, glossary, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Originally published London, 1921. "The inner history of the criticial years in the evolution of Japan when the ports were opened and the monarchy restored, recorded by a diplomatist who took and active part in the events of the time, with an account of his personal experiences during that period."

    Book ID: 50557
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  • RICHIE, Donald
    A TRACTATATE ON JAPANESE AESTHETICS

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2007. Glossy card covers. pp (80). Fine copy. Inscribed by Michael Ondaatje as a birthday gift to his old friend Constance Rooke. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; 12mo

    Book ID: 53151
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  • ISHIGURO, Kazuo
    AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1986. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, cloth & boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a vertical ridge to front panel (manufacturing flaw), slight rubbing to surface gloss, near fine otherwise. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR for a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "Kazuo Ishiguro, 2/10/89" . Author's second book. Whitbread Book of the Year; Booker shortlist.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37814
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  • KEENE, Donald, editor
    ANTHOLOGY OF JAPANESE LITERATURE from the earliest era to the mid-nineteenth century. Volume I: Earliest era to mid-nineteenth century. Volume II: from 1868 to the present day. (two volumes in one)

    New York: Grove Press, 1955. Black and blue cloth. Page edges yellowed; sunning to spine and lower edge of covers, ink owner name at front. Jacket spine has a vertical crease, slight rubbing, shallow chips across head; short tears and rubbing to flap folds. 1.23 kg parcel.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 440 pages

    Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 54256
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  • PARABELLUM (pseud. of Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff, 1871-1935)
    BANZAI !

    Edition: First US Edition

    Leipzig / New York: Theodor Weicher / Baker & Taylor, 1909. Red cloth. pp (xii), 320 + frontispiece and 2 plates. Spine sunned with gilt lettering dull; bruises and small tears to lower edge of front cover; ink initials at front; page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. A yellow peril imaginary war novel involving a Japanese invasion of America in which the Pacific Fleet is destroyed and Japanese and Chinese-Americans rise up in rebellion. One plate shows American artillery vs Japanese dirigibles fighting it out over Oregon. A detailed, highly racist story according to Clareson. Reginald 6253, Bleiler (1978) p 154, Clareson, SF in America p. 134. Original German edition was in 1908.

    Book ID: 41780
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  • SCALAPINO, (Robert A.)
    DEMOCRACY AND THE PARTY MOVEMENT IN PREWAR JAPAN. The Failure of the First Attempt.

    Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1975. Reprint of the 1953 edition. Green cloth. (xvi), 471, (1) pp. Light damp stains to front cover; remainder stripe to top page edges; a few erasable pencil marks and one corner crease near centre; else a good, sound copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 10110
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  • Esthus, Raymond A.
    Double Eagle and Rising Sun: The Russians and Japanese at Portsmouth in 1905

    Edition: First printing

    Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1988. Black cloth. pp 266; notes, index. Ink owner name, owner blind stamp on title leaf, else fine in fine jacket.; Octavo 0822307782

    Book ID: 48114
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  • EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes) by FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
    FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
    EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes)

    New York / London: Stokes / Heinemann, 1921. Two volumes, original yellow cloth and light brown boards. pp [2], (xxxviii), 204; xiv, 235. Indexed, notes, glossary. Volume I has 99 plates (4 in colour), Volume II has 124 plates (11 in colour), the colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines lightly darkened; cloth splits to rear joint of Vol I neatly repaired; ink ownership name on each front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight pair. First published in 1912. A scholarly survey by an important author, formerly a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University in Tokyo and Commissioner of Fine Arts to the Japanese government. 2 kg parcel,; Quarto.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 21429
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  • ECKSTEIN, Gustav
    HOKUSAI: Play in Fourteen Scenes.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harper, 1935. Black cloth. (x), (192), (6) pp. Head of spine worn with a bit of sunning to the top two inches, VG o/w. Jacket spine has sunning to red lettering, top two inches lacking; bottom 1/4 inch lacking; chips to edges of panels; fair.

    Book ID: 39279
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  • MASUDA, Koh, editor
    KENKYUSHA'S NEW JAPANESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

    Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 1993. 4th edition, 27th printing. Green boards. pp (xii), (2111). Fine copy in very nearly fine jacket in VG+ card slipcase. 2.725 kg parcel; Thick quarto

    Book ID: 54191
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  • ARMSTRONG, Robert Cornell
    LIGHT FROM THE EAST: Studies in Japanese Confucianism

    University of Toronto, Published by the Librarian / Forward Movement of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, 1914. Brown cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), 326, [2] + 12 plates. A fine, mostly unopened copy, no owner names. University of Toronto Studies Philosophy series. Armstrong was a Canadian Methodist missionary to Japan. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Quarto

    Book ID: 28390
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  • Dobson, Sebastian ; Anne Nishimura Morse; Frederic Sharf
    Much Recorded War: The Russo-Japanese War In History And Imagery

    Boston: MFA Publications, 2005. Card covers. pp 92. Colour and b&w illustrations. Fine copy. ; Oblong quarto 0878466924

    Book ID: 48703
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  • CLAVELL, James
    NOBLE HOUSE

    Edition: First of this edition

    Taipei, Taiwan: Caves Books, 1981. Thick octavo, beige cloth. Page edges yellowed, spine a bit concave, VG otherwise, no owner names. Jacket spine has a vertical crease and some sunning to the red lettering'; two inch tear to front panel; VG otherwise. Made photograpically from the US edition, with the jacket still carrying the Delacorte Press imprint and price. For once, an authorized Taiwan edition, published May, 1981, and intended for sale in Taiwan only (though considering their faillure to alter the jacket, one wonders 1.5 kg parcel.

    Book ID: 39017
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  • ORIENTALS IN CANADA: the story of the work of the United Church of Canada with Asiatics in Canada

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Board of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada, 1929. The paper issue in grey card covers, endpaper maps. pp [2], xiv, 222, [2] + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 7 double-sided plates. Spine faintly yellowed; a fine copy. Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian immigrants in Canada, all in need of Christianity, obviously. Size: Small octavo.

    Book ID: 45303
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  • SHIKATANI, Gerry and David Aylward, editors.
    PAPER DOORS. An Anthology of Japanese-Canadian Poetry. With Translations by David Aylward.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Coach House Press, 1981. aper covers with flaps and with a circular die-cut window to the front panel. Book a wee bit leaned, else fine.; Octavo

    Book ID: 14724
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  • HARGREAVES, Reginald
    RED SUN RISING: the siege of Port Arthur

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962. Red cloth, pp 210, notes, bibliography, index. Ink owner name, very nearly fine otherwise. Jacket has short tears, sunning to red portions of spine, VG otherwise. Great Battles of History series.Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.; Octavo

    Book ID: 47954
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  • TERRY'S JAPANESE EMPIRE, including Korea and Formosa, with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A guidebook for travellers. With 8 specially drawn maps and 21 plans by TERRY, T. Phillip
    TERRY, T. Phillip
    TERRY'S JAPANESE EMPIRE, including Korea and Formosa, with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A guidebook for travellers. With 8 specially drawn maps and 21 plans

    Edition: First UK issue

    London: Constable, 1914. Thick 16mo, red cloth gilt lettered, endpaper ads, sprinkled page edges and rounded corners. pp (cclxxxiv), 799, (61, ads) + 8 colour maps and 21 plans (all but frontispiece folding). Memorial bookplate of Ross H. Macdonald on verso of front free endpaper, two short tears to first folding map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape, light sticker stain to lower spine, else a fine copy. Prof. Macdonald, of Victoria College, University of Toronto, taught the first course on Korean culture (1971-72) at a Canadian university; an undergraduate scholarship in East Asian studies is awarded by the University of Toronto in his memory.

    Book ID: 41944
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  • OKAKURA, Kakuzo
    THE BOOK OF TEA. Foreword and Afterword by Soshitsu Sen XV

    Tokyo: Kondansha International, 1990. 2nd prnting. Cloth and boards. pp 160 + colour photos included in the pagination. Fine in fine slipcase.; Octavo

    Book ID: 51774
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  • OPPENHEIM, E. Phillips
    THE DUMB GODS SPEAK

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1937. Blue cloth stamped in light blue. (xii), 304, [4] pp. Light yellowing to text paper; soft bruise to upper outer corner of about half the text; a bright, very nearly fine copy otherwise, no owner names. In t he scarce dust jacket (art by Bip Pares) - white spine is browned with chips at foot; nicks and tiny chips at head; panels have short creased tears; light rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to rear panel; VG otherwise, the pictorial front panel bright, flap price intact. A future (1947) war novel - the Japanese attempt to capture the Philippines but a single US ship knocks out the entire Japanese fleet with the aid of a…

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    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1937. Blue cloth stamped in light blue. (xii), 304, [4] pp. Light yellowing to text paper; soft bruise to upper outer corner of about half the text; a bright, very nearly fine copy otherwise, no owner names. In t he scarce dust jacket (art by Bip Pares) - white spine is browned with chips at foot; nicks and tiny chips at head; panels have short creased tears; light rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to rear panel; VG otherwise, the pictorial front panel bright, flap price intact. A future (1947) war novel - the Japanese attempt to capture the Philippines but a single US ship knocks out the entire Japanese fleet with the aid of a whiz-bang weapon. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 72. Clarke, Voices P rophesying War (1992), p. 241. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 11011.

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    Book ID: 20063
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