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  • NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano NAMU DAI BOSA: TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA Limited Edition, Numbered, SIGNED with a CALLIGRAPHY Inscriptio
    Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano

    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book,…

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    NAMU DAI BOSA: A TRANSMISSION OF ZEN BUDDHISM TO AMERICA, by Nyogen Senzaki, Soen Nakagawa, and Eido Shimano.

    Zen Studies Society's Bhaiajaguru Series published by Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1976.

    SPECIAL LIMITED, NUMBERED and SIGNED EDITION. This is copy number 512 of only 1000 copies and has a sweeping CALLIGRAPHY SIGNATURE-INSCRIPTION by EIDO SHIMANO on the rear endpapers.

    From the Colophon page: "This book was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, Vermont...An edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies has been printed..."

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, spine titled in gilt, 6x9 inches. Pagination: xxix, 262 pages. Comes in a paper covered, heavy cardboard slipcase.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the rear cover has a few small black smudges, clearly a result of the bold black calligraphic inscription on the rear endpapers, perhaps the calligrapher's brush or inky fingers lightly touched the rear cover at a couple spots, anyway adds a few nice "touches" to the inscription; otherwise the book is sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a FAIR slipcase that is solid and doing its job well, but has staining to the spine, a couple scrapes, ghost of a removed sticker, and some soiling.

    About NYOGEN SENZAKI (from Wikipedia):

    ******Nyogen Senzaki, b.1876 d.1958, was a Rinzai Zen monk who was one of the 20th century's leading proponents of Zen Buddhism in the United States.******

    About SOEN NAKAGAWA (from Wikipedia):

    ******Soen Nakagawa, b.1907 d.1984, was a Taiwanese born Japanese roshi and Zen Buddhist master in the Rinzai tradition. An enigmatic figure, Nakagawa had a major impact on Zen as it was practiced in the 20th century, both in Japan and abroad.******

    About EIDO SHIMANO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Eido Tai Shimano (Shimano Eido), b.1932 d.2018, was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist priest. He was the founding abbot of the New York Zendo Shobo-Ji in Manhattan and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-Ji monastery in the Catskill mountains of New York; he was forced to resign from that position of 40 years after revelations of a series of sexual relationships with and alleged sexual harassment of female students.****** (Not very Zen!)

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  • VINTAGE ILLUSTRATED CHINESE TRADEMARK LABELS / LAO SHANG BIAO Chinese Graphic Design by Zuo Xuchu, compiler VINTAGE ILLUSTRATED CHINESE TRADEMARK LABELS / LAO SHANG BIAO Chinese Graphic Design
    Zuo Xuchu, compiler

    OLD TRADEMARKS / LAO SHANG BIO. Compiled by Zuo Xuchu. A book filled with reproductions of early Chinese trademark labels, each a work of art.

    Published by Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House, Shanghai, China, 1999. First edition, first printing. ISBN: 7805304580. This copy was originally purchased at the Shanghai Museum and has the museum's small bar code label on the back cover.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 8x11 inches, 176 pages. Illustrated with 100s of reproductions of colorful Chinese Trademark Labels. TEXT in CHINESE.

    VERY GOOD condition, the spine's plasticized overcoat has bubbling, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    From the Publisher (roughly translated by Google): "Old Trademarks was published by Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House…

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    OLD TRADEMARKS / LAO SHANG BIO. Compiled by Zuo Xuchu. A book filled with reproductions of early Chinese trademark labels, each a work of art.

    Published by Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House, Shanghai, China, 1999. First edition, first printing. ISBN: 7805304580. This copy was originally purchased at the Shanghai Museum and has the museum's small bar code label on the back cover.

    Softcovers, French flaps, 8x11 inches, 176 pages. Illustrated with 100s of reproductions of colorful Chinese Trademark Labels. TEXT in CHINESE.

    VERY GOOD condition, the spine's plasticized overcoat has bubbling, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    From the Publisher (roughly translated by Google): "Old Trademarks was published by Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House in January 1999. The author-compiler is Zuo Xuchu. The book displays the colorful illustrations of old Chinese trademarks. It also talks about the history of China's trademarks from ancient times to the present."

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  • XII OLYMPIAD Tokyo PHANTOM 1940 GHOST OLYMPICS Lost 1938 Official Report of the 12th Olympic Games Organizing Committee by Japanese Olympic Games Host Country Committee XII OLYMPIAD Tokyo PHANTOM 1940 GHOST OLYMPICS Lost 1938 Official Report of the 12th Olympic Games Organizing Committee
    Japanese Olympic Games Host Country Committee

    In the entire history of the modern Olympics only three Games were cancelled, Germany 1916, Japan 1940, and London 1944. The European Games were cancelled due to the First and Second World Wars. But in Japan's case, the Japanese military government forfeited their right to host the Olympic Games in favor of waging an imperialist war against China. Tokyo Olympic Officials worked for over two years on this Official Report which showcases in part how they chose to represent the Western rituals of the Olympics to the Japanese people and how they planned to package Japanese culture to the world.

    Report of the XII Olympic Games Organizing Committee, published Tokyo, 1938. First edition. Official report to the International Olympics Committee,…

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    In the entire history of the modern Olympics only three Games were cancelled, Germany 1916, Japan 1940, and London 1944. The European Games were cancelled due to the First and Second World Wars. But in Japan's case, the Japanese military government forfeited their right to host the Olympic Games in favor of waging an imperialist war against China. Tokyo Olympic Officials worked for over two years on this Official Report which showcases in part how they chose to represent the Western rituals of the Olympics to the Japanese people and how they planned to package Japanese culture to the world.

    Report of the XII Olympic Games Organizing Committee, published Tokyo, 1938. First edition. Official report to the International Olympics Committee, containing an historical overview of Japan's efforts to host the Olympics, copies of letters between Japanese officials and the IOC, and maps, photos, and blueprints of proposed venues. Hardbound in textured indigo blue cloth with 5 Olympic rings blind-stamped on front cover, title printed on spine in white, 10" x 7.7", 439 numbered pages plus 32 pages of b&w plates, additionally illustrated with numerous in text b&w portraits, photographs, drawings, schematics and diagrams of the sporting venues, athletes, Olympic committee members, and other details including the microphones. Text in Japanese. VERY GOOD CONDITION: light wear to the covers, some fading and light scraping to the spine, internally, a touch of toning and light wear, 3" closed tear on leaf 431/2, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Scarce. Only a few copies held in Japanese collections, one copy is held at the private Olympic Games Museum in Germany.

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  • SHOWA SHASHIN ZENSHIGOTO / PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE SHOWA ERA - The Complete Series of 15 MONOGRAPHS Tokyo 1982-1984 SHOWA SHASHIN ZENSHIGOTO / PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE SHOWA ERA - The Complete Series of 15 MONOGRAPHS Tokyo 1982-1984

    SHOWA SHASHIN ZENSHIGOTO (PHOTOGRAPHY of the SHOWA ERA).

    15 MONOGRAPHS presenting the work of 15 noted JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS of the Showa Era 1926-1989. A complete set of this important Japanese photography monograph series.

    Published by Asahi Shimbun Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 1982-1984. First editions. TEXT in JAPANESE.

    15 volumes. Softcovers / Wrappers with pictorial dustjackets, 9.5 x 11.75 inches (24 x 29.5 cm), approximately 125-150 pages per volume. Original obi bands are on 14 of the 15 monographs. FULLY ILLUSTRATED with b&w and color photographs.

    The 15 monographs are:

    Monograph (Series) 1: Shotaro AKIYAMA. Monograph (Series) 2: Yoshikazu SHIRAKAWA. Monograph (Series) 3: Tadahiko HAYASHI. Monograph (Series) 4: Shoji OTAKE. Monograph (Series) 5: Ken DOMON. Monograph (Series) 6: Yoichi MIDORIKAWA. Monograph (Series)…

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    SHOWA SHASHIN ZENSHIGOTO (PHOTOGRAPHY of the SHOWA ERA).

    15 MONOGRAPHS presenting the work of 15 noted JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS of the Showa Era 1926-1989. A complete set of this important Japanese photography monograph series.

    Published by Asahi Shimbun Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 1982-1984. First editions. TEXT in JAPANESE.

    15 volumes. Softcovers / Wrappers with pictorial dustjackets, 9.5 x 11.75 inches (24 x 29.5 cm), approximately 125-150 pages per volume. Original obi bands are on 14 of the 15 monographs. FULLY ILLUSTRATED with b&w and color photographs.

    The 15 monographs are:

    Monograph (Series) 1: Shotaro AKIYAMA. Monograph (Series) 2: Yoshikazu SHIRAKAWA. Monograph (Series) 3: Tadahiko HAYASHI. Monograph (Series) 4: Shoji OTAKE. Monograph (Series) 5: Ken DOMON. Monograph (Series) 6: Yoichi MIDORIKAWA. Monograph (Series) 7: Jun MIKI. Monograph (Series) 8: Masaya NAKAMURA. Monograph (Series) 9: Ikko NARAHARA. Monograph (Series) 10: Shoji UEDA. Monograph (Series) 11: Shiro SHIRAHARA. Monograph (Series) 12: Takamasa INAMURA. Monograph (Series) 13: Shinzo MAEDA. Monograph (Series) 14: Taikichi IRIE. Monograph (Series) 15: Shomei TOMATSU.

    CONDITION: The issues and their dustjackets are all in VERY GOOD condition, the inner hinge of a few issues has split where the issues were over-opened but the signatures are sewn bound and always holding well; otherwise the issues are bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The obi bands are all in GOOD condition, with some general wear and a few creases and closed tears here and there; one obi band is lacking as noted above. Overall a lovely, complete set.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This collection of 15 monographs is very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • MOUNT OMEI - NEW EDITION of the OMEI ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK Szechwan, China 1936 by HUANG SHOU-FU and T'AN CHUNG-YO MOUNT OMEI - NEW EDITION of the OMEI ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK Szechwan, China 1936
    HUANG SHOU-FU and T'AN CHUNG-YO

    MOUNT OMEI. A NEW EDITION of the OMEI ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK by HUANG SHOU-FU and T'AN CHUNG-YO A. D. 1887-1891, with an English Translation by Dryden Linsley Phelps.

    ILLUSTRATED with WOODBLOCK PLATES redrawn from the ORIGINAL PLATES by YU TZU-TAN.

    Published by West China Union University - Harvard Yenching Series, CHENGTU, SZECHWAN, 1936. First edition, first printing of this English translation.

    Wrappers, lacking front wrapper, sewn binding, 454 pages (227 double leaves), 7.25x12.75 inches (18x32 cm). Bound in sewn-on contemporary silk covered boards with a silk brocade decoration on the front cover, and partial of the front wrapper (title portion) glued to the inside front cover.

    Condition: The front and rear silk covered boards that are sewn on over…

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    MOUNT OMEI. A NEW EDITION of the OMEI ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOOK by HUANG SHOU-FU and T'AN CHUNG-YO A. D. 1887-1891, with an English Translation by Dryden Linsley Phelps.

    ILLUSTRATED with WOODBLOCK PLATES redrawn from the ORIGINAL PLATES by YU TZU-TAN.

    Published by West China Union University - Harvard Yenching Series, CHENGTU, SZECHWAN, 1936. First edition, first printing of this English translation.

    Wrappers, lacking front wrapper, sewn binding, 454 pages (227 double leaves), 7.25x12.75 inches (18x32 cm). Bound in sewn-on contemporary silk covered boards with a silk brocade decoration on the front cover, and partial of the front wrapper (title portion) glued to the inside front cover.

    Condition: The front and rear silk covered boards that are sewn on over the original work are coming loose, hanging on with just a few threads, and the silk brocade on the front board has some loose threads; the front original wrapper is only partially present as noted above, the rear wrapper is present and has a few inch closed tear and some edge chips, the blank front free endpaper has creases, chips, and a previous owner's lovely bookplate (Hazel Rhodes), otherwise the inner pages are very nice, just a bit of corner and edge wear here and there, overall complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The illustrations are gorgeous.

    RARE and BEAUTIFULLY BOUND COPY of the 1936 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.

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  • TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION Award Winning Japanese Woman Author PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA by TSUNEKO NAKAZATO TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION Award Winning Japanese Woman Author PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA
    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG Award Winning Japanese Female Writer - PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA Kanagawa Museum 1989

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG including Manuscripts, Books, Photos, and Personal Memorabilia. The exhibition, THE HEART OF THE STORY, was held at the Kanagawa Modern Literature Museum in 1989. The catalog was published by the Kanagawa Literature Promotion Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches, 32 pages. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About TSUNEKO NAKAZATO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Tsuneko Nakazato, b.1909 d.1987, was the pen name of a novelist in Showa period Japan. Her real name was Nakazato Tsune.

    Nakazato was born in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture and graduated from the Kanagawa Girls' Higher…

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    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG Award Winning Japanese Female Writer - PHOTOS, MANUSCRIPTS, MEMORABILIA Kanagawa Museum 1989

    TSUNEKO NAKAZATO EXHIBITION CATALOG including Manuscripts, Books, Photos, and Personal Memorabilia. The exhibition, THE HEART OF THE STORY, was held at the Kanagawa Modern Literature Museum in 1989. The catalog was published by the Kanagawa Literature Promotion Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition. First Edition. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches, 32 pages. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    About TSUNEKO NAKAZATO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Tsuneko Nakazato, b.1909 d.1987, was the pen name of a novelist in Showa period Japan. Her real name was Nakazato Tsune.

    Nakazato was born in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa prefecture and graduated from the Kanagawa Girls' Higher School. When she was 17 years old she met Tatsuo Nagai and started writing, publishing multiple novellas before her marriage at age 19.

    In 1938, Nakazato became the first woman to win the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, with her short story Noriai bashi. After World War II, she came to be known for a number of works addressing the issue of international marriage, including Mariannu monogatari (Maryann's Story, 1946) and Kusari (Chain, 1959), which were drawn from her own daughter's marriage to an American. Her novel Utamakura (Song Pillow, 1973) was awarded the Yomiuri Prize. In 1974, she received the Japan Art Academy Prize, and became a member of that institution in 1983.

    Nakazato was a resident of Zushi, Kanagawa from 1932 until her death due to colon cancer in 1987. Her grave is at the temple of Engaku-ji in Kamakura.******

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  • SAIGON, VIETNAM - 16 Unused REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS c.1965 SAIGON, VIETNAM - 16 Unused REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS c.1965

    Sixteen Unused Photo Postcards showing scenes from SAIGON and a few from other areas of VIETNAM. Some are in color. Circa (1965?)

    VERY GOOD condition.

    WYSIWYG.

    Thanks for looking.

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  • DEJA-VU Photography Quarterly 15 - TOKYO DIARIES Araki Nobuyoshi, Nan Goldin DEJA-VU Photography Quarterly 15 - TOKYO DIARIES Araki Nobuyoshi, Nan Goldin

    DEJA-VU Photography Quarterly No. 15. TOKYO DIARIES. Photography by Kineo Kuwabara, Osamu Kanemura, Nan Goldin, Kyoji Takahashi, and Araki Nobuyoshi.

    Intimate photos of life in Tokyo by several great contemporary Japanese photographers, and Nan Goldin too.

    Published by Photo-Planète, Tokyo, 1994. ISBN 10: 4309903355 / ISBN 13: 9784309903354.

    Glossy Japanese Photography Quarterly, softcovers, 9x12 inches, 168 pages.

    FINE condition, sharp, bright, clean and clear; smooth spine, feels unread.

    One of the more difficult to find issues of Deja-Vu.

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  • BILINGUAL CHINESE IMMIGRANT'S EXPERIENCE of MADNESS / FÊNG-K'UANG - PhD Thesis by Ching King Chieng BILINGUAL CHINESE IMMIGRANT'S EXPERIENCE of MADNESS / FÊNG-K'UANG - PhD Thesis
    Ching King Chieng

    A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY of the FIRST-GENERATION, BILINGUAL CHINESE IMMIGRANT'S EXPERIENCE of FENG-K'UANG (or MADNESS), by Ching King Chieng.

    Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, California, 1994.

    Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards, spine titled in silver, 8.5x11 inches, ix, 180 pages, pages printed on one side only.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Dr. Ching King Chieng is currently a Clinical Psychologist practicing in Massachusetts.

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  • COSMOSCO Photographs by NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - Japanese Photobook with Nudes 1998 by NOBUYOSHI ARAKI COSMOSCO Photographs by NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - Japanese Photobook with Nudes 1998
    NOBUYOSHI ARAKI

    COMOSCO, by Nobuyoshi ARAKI. A book of photographs of Comosco in b&w and color, including many nude and semi-nude photos. Printed holographic text by Araki and Comosco, in Japanese, accompanies the photos.

    Published by Shogakukan Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1998.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 7.5x9.5 inches, approximately 110 unnumbered pages.

    NEAR FINE book, a touch of wear to the spine ends, in a NEAR FINE dustjacket that has some light rubbing to the spine ends, folds and corner tips. A lovely, very presentable copy.

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  • 1997 HONG KONG LAST DAY & FIRST DAY STAMP COVERS in COMMEMORATIVE FOLDER by Hong Kong 1997 HONG KONG LAST DAY & FIRST DAY STAMP COVERS in COMMEMORATIVE FOLDER
    Hong Kong

    GOLD PEAK 1997 SPECIAL STAMP PACK Commemorating the JULY 1, 1997 HANDOVER of HONG KONG to CHINA.

    A lovely hardcover folder with art on the front panel opens to display a LAST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED HONG KONG / JUNE 30, 1997 and a FIRST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED JULY 1, 1997. June 30, 1997 was the last day that Hong Kong was governed by the United Kingdom, and the last day that stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth were usable. July 1, 1997 was the first day that Hong Kong was governed by China, and the first day that the new Hong Kong stamps could be used.

    The folder measures 8.5x14.5 inches, the front panel has a lovely art design. The…

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    GOLD PEAK 1997 SPECIAL STAMP PACK Commemorating the JULY 1, 1997 HANDOVER of HONG KONG to CHINA.

    A lovely hardcover folder with art on the front panel opens to display a LAST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED HONG KONG / JUNE 30, 1997 and a FIRST DAY STAMP COVER POSTMARKED JULY 1, 1997. June 30, 1997 was the last day that Hong Kong was governed by the United Kingdom, and the last day that stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth were usable. July 1, 1997 was the first day that Hong Kong was governed by China, and the first day that the new Hong Kong stamps could be used.

    The folder measures 8.5x14.5 inches, the front panel has a lovely art design. The folder opens to present the first day and last day covers that are loosely mounted with clear corner holders. Laid-in the folder is a letter from Victor Lo, the Chairman & Chief Executive of Gold Peak Industries, a Hong Kong based international battery and technology company. The letter describes the "1997 Collectors' Stamp Presentation" which "are issued in a very limited edition".

    All is in NEAR FINE condition, lovely.

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  • ILLUSTRATED GUIDE for MAKING HERBAL MEDICINAL WINES, TEAS & ELIXIRS Chinese Book ILLUSTRATED GUIDE for MAKING HERBAL MEDICINAL WINES, TEAS & ELIXIRS Chinese Book

    An Illustrated Chinese book on Medicinal and Healthy Wines and Teas.

    Softcovers, 7.5x10 inches (15x26 cm) 96 pages. Illustrated throughout.

    Google roughly translated some of the front cover as follows: "MEDICINAL WINES / HEALTH TEAS / Family LIfe Series 6 / Strengthening the Body and Curing Diseases, Beautifying and Nourishing the Skin / SANSHANG CULTURE / Zhang Weiqian, Editor."

    Published by the Sanshang Culture Publishing House, Taipei, Taiwan, 1979.

    VERY GOOD condition, creasing to the cover corners, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • LU FANG - CHINESE PRINTMAKER - KNIFE MARKS & WATER MARKS - COMPILATION of HIS PRINTS with 62 COLOR PLATES Hangzhou, China by LU FANG, et al LU FANG - CHINESE PRINTMAKER - KNIFE MARKS & WATER MARKS - COMPILATION of HIS PRINTS with 62 COLOR PLATES Hangzhou, China
    LU FANG, et al

    KNIFE MARKS AND WATER MARKS - A COMPILATION of LU FANG'S PRINTMAKING WORKS.

    Published by Lealea Hotels & Resorts, Chaptel Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China, undated, circa 2016.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket 10.5x11.5 inches (27x29 cm). ILLUSTRATED with 62 reproductions of LU FANG prints, each printed on one side only. The book also contains photos of Lu Fang at work, his printmaking studio, the Lu Fang museum, etc.

    Text primarily in Chinese and English.

    NEAR FINE condition, a bit of shelf rubbing to the dustjacket, overall sharp-cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

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  • SEKAI TOJI ZENSHU: CATALOGUE OF WORLD'S CERAMICS ***14 VOLUME SET*** with 1800+ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES 1955-1958 by Edited by Fujio Koyama, Sakutaro Tanaka, et al SEKAI TOJI ZENSHU: CATALOGUE OF WORLD'S CERAMICS ***14 VOLUME SET*** with 1800+ PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES 1955-1958
    Edited by Fujio Koyama, Sakutaro Tanaka, et al

    ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PUBLISHED WORKS ON EAST-ASIAN CERAMICS.

    SEKAI TOJI ZENSHU - CATALOGUE OF WORLD'S CERAMICS. Edited by Fujio Koyama, Sakutaro Tanaka, Ryoichi Fujioka, Tadanari Mitsuoka, and Seiichi Mizuno.

    FOURTEEN VOLUMES, No. 1 - No. 14.

    Published by The Zauho Press & The Kawade Shobo, [Tokyo, Japan], 1955 - 1958.

    Fourteen Hardcover Books, cloth covered boards, front covers blind embossed with a floral design, 8.5x12 inches, approximately 280 pages per book. No slipcases.

    Each volume is ILLUSTRATED with approximately 140 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES in b&w and color, plus approximately 140 pages of text RICHLY ILLUSTRATED with numerous in-text b&w photographs and drawings.

    Text in Japanese. However, an English language pamphlet is laid-into each Volume except…

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    ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PUBLISHED WORKS ON EAST-ASIAN CERAMICS.

    SEKAI TOJI ZENSHU - CATALOGUE OF WORLD'S CERAMICS. Edited by Fujio Koyama, Sakutaro Tanaka, Ryoichi Fujioka, Tadanari Mitsuoka, and Seiichi Mizuno.

    FOURTEEN VOLUMES, No. 1 - No. 14.

    Published by The Zauho Press & The Kawade Shobo, [Tokyo, Japan], 1955 - 1958.

    Fourteen Hardcover Books, cloth covered boards, front covers blind embossed with a floral design, 8.5x12 inches, approximately 280 pages per book. No slipcases.

    Each volume is ILLUSTRATED with approximately 140 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES in b&w and color, plus approximately 140 pages of text RICHLY ILLUSTRATED with numerous in-text b&w photographs and drawings.

    Text in Japanese. However, an English language pamphlet is laid-into each Volume except Volumes 4 and 13, that provides a Table-of-Contents, Introduction, Descriptions of the Colour Plates, and Descriptions of the Monochrome Plates.

    ASSOCIATION COPY: This set was previously owned by WINFIELD SCOTT WELLINGTON, b.1897 d.1979, with his bold and florid signature on the front pastedown of volumes 2-9. Wellington was a noted San Francisco Bay Area Architect, Museum Director, Artist, and Professor of Decorative Arts at UC Berkeley. He was also a noted collector of ceramics.

    Each volume covers a different period in East-Asian Ceramic History:

    (1) Japan: Pre-Historic, Proto-Historic and Early Historic Periods. (2) Japan: Ceramics in the Nara to Muromachi Periods. (3) Japan: Ceramics in the Momoyama period. (4) Japan Ceramics in the Edo Period (part I).

    (5) Japan: Ceramics in the Edo period (part II). (6) The Edo period (part III). (7) Tea Ceremony Implements. (8) From Ancient China to Six Dynasties. (9) China: Sui and Tang Dynasties. (10) China: Sung and Liao Dynasties. (11) China: Yuan and Ming Dynasties. (12) China: Ch'ing Dynasty and Annamese and Thai Ceramics. (13) Korea: Pre-Koryo and Koryo Periods. (14) Korean Ceramics in the Li Dynasty.

    Volumes 15 and 16 which ARE NOT part of this set, were the only volumes not related to East-Asian ceramics. Volume 15 is on the ceramics of "Europe & Others" and. Volume 16 is on Contemporary Ceramics (mainly non-Asian). As a collector of indigenous East-Asian ceramics perhaps this is why Professor Winfield Scott Wellington was not interested in those last two works.

    CONDITION: Volume 1 is in GOOD condition: The back cover of has the ghost of a large sticker that was removed, the front and rear covers have some small stains, and there is a bump to the top of the spine; internally, there is some waviness to the bottom margin of the first few pages, and there are small rust stains and light offsetting to the rear endpapers from the laid-in English language booklet, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    VOLUMES 2-14 are in VERY GOOD condition, just a bit of soiling to some of the covers; tissue guards have been removed from most of the frontispieces, else tight, bright, clear, clean and unmarked.

    ALL THE PLATES (1800+ in the 14 volume set) are brilliant.

    A couple of the laid-in booklets are wavy, and a couple have pulled from their staples but are complete.

    Considered to be one of the most extensive published works on East-Asian ceramics.

    About WINFIELD SCOTT WELLINGTON (from the University of California "In Memoriam" website):

    ******Winfield Scott Wellington, b.1897 d.1979, was an architect, collector, and esteemed Professor of Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Berkeley from 1937 until his retirement in 1965. He had a "hands on" approach in his teaching, his popular classes in materials required students to examine and handle the beautiful objects from his ever expanding personal collection. He was chairman of the U.C. Berkeley Art Gallery from 1946 to 1962.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This 14 Volume set is very heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges.

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  • MODERN UTOPIAN COMMUNES, JAPAN Illustrated RARE 1972 by Richard Fairfield MODERN UTOPIAN COMMUNES, JAPAN Illustrated RARE 1972
    Richard Fairfield

    MODERN UTOPIAN: COMMUNES, JAPAN. By Richard Fairfield, with Photographs by Consuelo Sandoval, Sankichi Nomoto & Mamo Kato.

    "Material on Japanese communes was compiled from personal experience and interviews in the communes themselves with added material and insights from other writers and visitors, including Meyer Steinbach, M.D.; Noboyoshi Tezuka, Michael Howden, and staff of the Japan Kibbutz Association."

    Japanese Communes in this book include: Itto-en Community; New Village; Ohoyamato Ajisai; Shinkyo Commune; Yamagishi-kai Association; Hokkaido Yamagishi-ism; The Tribe; and more. (I wonder if Haruki Murakami based the commune in his book 1Q84 on one of these?)

    Published by Alternative Foundation, San Francisco, 1972. First Edition. ISBN: 0912976020

    GOOD condition, the covers have some light toning and corner creases; internally just lightly…

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    MODERN UTOPIAN: COMMUNES, JAPAN. By Richard Fairfield, with Photographs by Consuelo Sandoval, Sankichi Nomoto & Mamo Kato.

    "Material on Japanese communes was compiled from personal experience and interviews in the communes themselves with added material and insights from other writers and visitors, including Meyer Steinbach, M.D.; Noboyoshi Tezuka, Michael Howden, and staff of the Japan Kibbutz Association."

    Japanese Communes in this book include: Itto-en Community; New Village; Ohoyamato Ajisai; Shinkyo Commune; Yamagishi-kai Association; Hokkaido Yamagishi-ism; The Tribe; and more. (I wonder if Haruki Murakami based the commune in his book 1Q84 on one of these?)

    Published by Alternative Foundation, San Francisco, 1972. First Edition. ISBN: 0912976020

    GOOD condition, the covers have some light toning and corner creases; internally just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    RARE and interesting look at the Japanese Utopian Communes of the early 1970s.

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  • MY EZO STORY Tanaka Chuzaburo COLLECTION of EZO CULTURAL ARTIFACTS Japanese Book AOMORI, JAPAN Illustrated by TANAKA CHUZABURO MY EZO STORY Tanaka Chuzaburo COLLECTION of EZO CULTURAL ARTIFACTS Japanese Book AOMORI, JAPAN Illustrated
    TANAKA CHUZABURO

    MY EZO STORY, by TANAKA CHUZABURO. An exhibition displaying Chuzaburo's collection of Ezo artifacts.

    Published by Kitano Machisha, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, Showa 54th Year (1979). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 157 pages. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with b&w photographs.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a FAIR dustjacket that has wear, creases and closed tears to its edges, corners and spine ends; rubbing, scratches and some scrapes to its front and rear panels and spine; and some clear tape reinforcement to its backside; nonetheless the dj is complete and doing it job.

    About the Ezo collection of Takaka Chuzaburo (roughly translated from the Japanese by Google):

    ******Ethnologist and Aomori native Tanaka Chuzaburo…

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    MY EZO STORY, by TANAKA CHUZABURO. An exhibition displaying Chuzaburo's collection of Ezo artifacts.

    Published by Kitano Machisha, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, Showa 54th Year (1979). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 8.5x11 inches, 157 pages. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with b&w photographs.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a FAIR dustjacket that has wear, creases and closed tears to its edges, corners and spine ends; rubbing, scratches and some scrapes to its front and rear panels and spine; and some clear tape reinforcement to its backside; nonetheless the dj is complete and doing it job.

    About the Ezo collection of Takaka Chuzaburo (roughly translated from the Japanese by Google):

    ******Ethnologist and Aomori native Tanaka Chuzaburo spent his life researching and documenting the culture of his home. This book features implements and clothing from the collection Tanaka spent his life amassing and introduced the culture and lifestyles developed by the people of Aomori to survive the region's long, harsh winters. In an age of rampant cheap and disposable consumption, this book provides an opportunity to trace the handicrafts and way of life of people who truly cared for their belongings through tireless maintenance and repurposing.******

    About EZO (from Wikipedia):

    ******Ezo is the Japanese term historically used to refer to the lands to the north of the Japanese island of Honshu. It included the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, which changed its name from Ezo to Hokkaido in 1869, and sometimes included Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.******

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  • The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog The Noble Path: EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS Christie's Catalog

    TREASURES OF THE NOBLE PATH - EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM JAPANESE COLLECTIONS.

    Christie's Auction Catalogue for the Auction that took place in New York on September 14, 2017.

    An amazing collection of rare and rarely seen Buddhist Art.

    Softcover Auction Catalog, 8x10.5 inches, 95 pages.

    40 lots, each fully described and illustrated with one or more color photographs.

    This AUCTION CATALOG is in FINE condition, looks and feels unused, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    An important and wonderful reference to Buddhist Art.

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  • MOKU-ZOGAN LACQUER INLAY WOODCRAFT ART of JAPAN Female Artist JAPANESE BOOK MOKU-ZOGAN LACQUER INLAY WOODCRAFT ART of JAPAN Female Artist JAPANESE BOOK

    ILLUSTRATED JAPANESE BOOK on a Female Japanese Woodcraft Artist practicing Moku-Zogan / Lacquer Inlay Art.

    Japanese book, text entirely in Japanese. Published in Japan but I can't determine the date, circa (1980?)

    Softcovers, French flaps, 107 pages including 20 pages of COLOR PLATES.

    Near Fine condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    I do not read Japanese so hopefully the photographs give you a good idea of the book and its contents.

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  • 1712 SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA of TEXTILES, GARMENTS and FOOTWEAR Illustrated / WAKAN SANSAI ZUE by Ryoan Terashima 1712 SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA of TEXTILES, GARMENTS and FOOTWEAR Illustrated / WAKAN SANSAI ZUE
    Ryoan Terashima

    ILLUSTRATED SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA, This Volume on TEXTILES, GARMENTS, CLOTH, CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR.

    WAKAN SANSAI ZUE, by Ryoan Terashima.

    Published in Japan, circa 1712 (presumed first edition). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    This is ONE VOLUME from the Illustrated Sino-Japanese encyclopedia published in 1712 during the Edo period. The entire work consisted of 105 volumes in 81 books. This book contains chapters 27-30, describing and depicting textiles, clothing, footwear and headwear.

    Blue paper covered flexible boards, stab-stitched, paper label on front cover 102 pages. Illustrated with b&w drawings.

    FAIR condition: The covers are worn, with scrapes, areas worn through the blue paper, and much chipping to the original paper labels; otherwise these original covers are still sturdy and doing their job. Internally, there…

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    ILLUSTRATED SINO-JAPANESE ENCYCLOPEDIA, This Volume on TEXTILES, GARMENTS, CLOTH, CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR.

    WAKAN SANSAI ZUE, by Ryoan Terashima.

    Published in Japan, circa 1712 (presumed first edition). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    This is ONE VOLUME from the Illustrated Sino-Japanese encyclopedia published in 1712 during the Edo period. The entire work consisted of 105 volumes in 81 books. This book contains chapters 27-30, describing and depicting textiles, clothing, footwear and headwear.

    Blue paper covered flexible boards, stab-stitched, paper label on front cover 102 pages. Illustrated with b&w drawings.

    FAIR condition: The covers are worn, with scrapes, areas worn through the blue paper, and much chipping to the original paper labels; otherwise these original covers are still sturdy and doing their job. Internally, there is worming throughout, heaviest at the gutter area and the bottom margin, but also with worm holes and long worm lines on the face of some pages; nonetheless the pages are quite legible (except maybe some characters) and the drawings and printing are sharp and clear.

    An original 1712 volume of the Wankan Sansai Zue.

    About WAKAN SANSAI ZUE (from Wikipedia)

    ******The Wakan Sansai Zue (Illustrated Sino-Japanese Encyclopedia) is an illustrated Japanese leishu encyclopedia published in 1712 in the Edo period. It consists of 105 volumes in 81 books. Its compiler was Terashima or Terajima (Terajima Ryoan), a doctor from Osaka. It describes and illustrates various items and activities of daily life. As seen from the title of the book (wa), which means Japan and (kan), which means China), Terajima's idea was based on a Chinese encyclopedia, specifically the Ming work Sancai Tuhui ("Pictorial..." or "Illustrated Compendium of the Three Powers") by Wang Qi (1607), known in Japan as the Sansai Zue. Reproductions of the Wakan Sansai Zue are still in print in Japan.******

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  • 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO 15 Vintage Issues THE BIJUTSU KENKYU Journal of ART STUDIES Japanese & Asian Art 1939-40 ILLUSTRATED Published in TOKYO

    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these…

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    Fifteen Issues of THE BIJUTSU KENKYU - The JOURNAL of ART STUDIES, 1939-1940.

    The Bijutsu Kenkyu was, and still is, an important journal for the study of Japanese and Asian Art, and European and American art as it relates to Asian Art. The early issues are rather hard to find.

    The issues in this lot are Numbers XCIV - CVIII (94 - 108). Fifteen issues. Published by The Institute of Art Research, Tokyo, Japan, 1939-1940.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), approximately 40 pages of text with in text b&w illustrations and 10 plates per issue (the number of text pages and plates does vary from issue to issue). Each issue came with a thin glassine overwrap, these have been removed from about half of the issues.

    ILLUSTRATED with PLATES, including one tipped in color plate at the beginning of each issue.

    Text in JAPANESE, but the rear wrapper of each issue gives a brief English description of the plates within.

    These copies were presented "With the Compliments of PROFESSOR YUKIO YASHIRO", with his presentation card laid on top of the first issue. (Yukio Yashiro, b.1890 d.1975, was a Japanese academic, art historian, Botticelli scholar and Director of the Institute for Art Research in Tokyo. - Wikipedia.)

    GOOD Condition: The glassine overwrap was removed from about half the issues, the glassine on the other issues has yellowed with age (it can easily be removed if desired); the spines have some wear and chipping; there is light dampstaining to the wrappers and on some of the inner pages of a few issues; overall the issues remain tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Fifteen presentable copies. Great references.

    A sampling of articles in the first few issues: Tthe Technique of Shitogwa (Finger-Drawing); Antonio Fontanesi and His Works in Japan; Panel Paintings of Kichijoten Shrine of Joruriji Temple; Five Hundred Arhats, by Ikeno Taiga; Study on Portraits of Goto Yujo and His Descendants; Study on the Biography of Uragami Gyokudo; Landscape of Four Seasons on Su Tung-P'o's Poems, by Shih-T'ao; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Fragment of Wall-Painting of Fukiji Temple; Yashiro Yukio; Ise Monogatari Painted by Sotatsu.

    About the Bijutsu Kenkyu Journal of Art Studies:

    Published since 1932, the Bijutsu Kenkyu journal, edited by the Department of Art Research, has published monograms, research notes, explanations of plates, book reviews, exhibition reviews, and materials for art research, primarily pertaining to Japanese and East Asian classical art, but also European and American art that relates to modern and contemporary Japanese art. In its early years it was published monthly, but is now published three times a year.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot of 15 issues is heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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