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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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  • 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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  • 1908 Two Volumes DICTIONARY of CHINESE-JAPANESE WORDS in the JAPANESE LANGUAGE by John Harington Gubbins 1908 Two Volumes DICTIONARY of CHINESE-JAPANESE WORDS in the JAPANESE LANGUAGE
    John Harington Gubbins

    A DICTIONARY OF CHINESE-JAPANESE WORDS IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE, by John Harington Gubbins. Published by Maruya & Co., Tokio, Osaka and Kiyoto; and Kelly & Walsh Limited, Yonkohama, Shanghai, Honkong, Singapore; 1908. Second Edition (first published in 1889-1891). TWO HARDCOVER BOOKS, original printed paper covered boards, cloth backed spine, 5x7.5". Part One A to J; Part Two K to R; Lacking Part Three S to Z. Pagination Part One: xx, 529 pages; Part Two: 356 pages (pages numbered 327-683. The pagination is supposed to be continuous, however the 1908 second edition pagination is skewed because the 1889 first printing of Part One had only 326 pages and the second edition of Part One was greatly expanded to 529 pages without…

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    A DICTIONARY OF CHINESE-JAPANESE WORDS IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE, by John Harington Gubbins. Published by Maruya & Co., Tokio, Osaka and Kiyoto; and Kelly & Walsh Limited, Yonkohama, Shanghai, Honkong, Singapore; 1908. Second Edition (first published in 1889-1891). TWO HARDCOVER BOOKS, original printed paper covered boards, cloth backed spine, 5x7.5". Part One A to J; Part Two K to R; Lacking Part Three S to Z. Pagination Part One: xx, 529 pages; Part Two: 356 pages (pages numbered 327-683. The pagination is supposed to be continuous, however the 1908 second edition pagination is skewed because the 1889 first printing of Part One had only 326 pages and the second edition of Part One was greatly expanded to 529 pages without correcting the continuous pagination in Part Two.) FAIR condition, the front cover of Volume I is detached, otherwise the hinges are fairly sturdy; the covers are soiled, the covers of Volume II has a coffee or other type spill stain (that fortunately does NOT affect the inner pages); the spine ends are chipped; the last page of Volume I (page 529) is very wrinkled; there are a couple of previous owner's relevant margin notations here and there; there is a red ink stamp on the endpapers in Japanese or Chinese; otherwise internally the books are very nice, with all the pages being tight, bright and clean. This important Chinese-Japanese language study is Hard-to-Find in its early 1908 printing, SCARCE even lacking Volume 3.

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  • 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu 1926 Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Toshi Boke Shozohin Nyusatsu

    TOSHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Osaka Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Osaka, Japan, 1926. First Edition.

    Softcover auction catalog, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 75 pages, fully illustrated with b&w plates and two tipped in color plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers are lightly soiled and toned with age, the spine covering has tears and chips, there is a small label on the front cover, the previous owner wrote prices realized by most of the items (which I think makes this catalog more interesting), otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1929 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku 1929 JAPANESE AUCTION CATALOG Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU Mokuroku

    KO HATANO SHOGORO-SHI AIZOHIN TOKOHAMA-SHI BOKE SHOZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog. Mokuroku.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1929.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm), approximately 120 pages consisting mostly of b&w plates. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, there is a label on the front cover, some corner wear, overall just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG 1934 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU Japanese Art AUCTION CATALOG

    KOSETSUSAI YAMAUCHI-SHI MOMIYAMA KEIKA-SHI ZOHIN NYUSATSU MOKUROKU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), Tokyo, 1934. TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 6, [130] of plates, some folded.

    GOOD condition, the rear cover has creases, chipping and tears (please see photo), otherwise lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu 1935 Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu JAPANESE ART AUCTION CATALOG Kuriyama-ke Aizohin Nyusatsu

    KURIYAMA-KE AIZOHIN NYUSATSU. Fully Illustrated Japanese Auction Catalog.

    Published by Tokyo Bijutsu Kurabu (Fine Arts Club), 1935.

    Softcover auction catalog, Japanese string binding, 7.5x10.5 inches (18.5x24 cm). Pagination: 19, [64] pages of plates (some folded). TEXT IN JAPANESE.

    GOOD condition, the covers have a couple small scrapes, there is a label on the front cover, otherwise just light use and age, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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  • 1940 DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN Pre WW2 Propaganda Meant to Generate Sympathy Towards Japan 1940 DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN Pre WW2 Propaganda Meant to Generate Sympathy Towards Japan

    DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN.

    Twenty-two (22) Full Color Plates, each tipped onto its own 10x10.5 inch card stock mounting board. The mounting boards are printed at the bottom with the name, age, and location of the child artist (e.g. Mr. Masao Koike, 6 yrs old, Koichi). The drawings were originally drawn in crayon, watercolor, and ink by Japanese children aged 6 to 13. There is also a single fold, 4 page introductory sheet that describes the drawings and the reason they were gathered in this publication.

    The 22 mounted plates are loose and contained in a fold-open portfolio. The folder is constructed of cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, it has a gilt titling on the front…

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    DRAWINGS BY JAPANESE CHILDREN.

    Twenty-two (22) Full Color Plates, each tipped onto its own 10x10.5 inch card stock mounting board. The mounting boards are printed at the bottom with the name, age, and location of the child artist (e.g. Mr. Masao Koike, 6 yrs old, Koichi). The drawings were originally drawn in crayon, watercolor, and ink by Japanese children aged 6 to 13. There is also a single fold, 4 page introductory sheet that describes the drawings and the reason they were gathered in this publication.

    The 22 mounted plates are loose and contained in a fold-open portfolio. The folder is constructed of cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, it has a gilt titling on the front cover and spine.

    Condition: The folder is in FAIR condition, sunning to the margins, scrapes and rubs to the boards, a couple small holes, and a previous owner's ink stamp on the inside front cover. The 4 page introductory sheet has creases and signs of handling. The 22 plates and their mounting boards are in GOOD condition, the boards have some areas of age toning and most have very two very tiny pin holes at the top corners, the plates are all bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    Published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai [The Society for International Cultural Relations], Japan, 1940. This collection of drawings by Japanese children was likely propaganda meant to generate sympathy for Japan at a time when it was becoming increasingly aggressive and imperialistic.

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  • 1964 Hartwell SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY 618-1368 *SIGNED & INSCRIBED* by Robert Hartwell 1964 Hartwell SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY 618-1368 *SIGNED & INSCRIBED*
    Robert Hartwell

    A GUIDE to SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY A.D. 618-1368, by ROBERT HARTWELL. Published by the Committee on Far Eastern Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1964. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author on the title page: "To Mr. Ang / With Best Wishes / Robert Hartwell". "Mr. Ang" is "Melvin Thlick-Len Ang", a Far Eastern scholar and colleague of Robert Hartwell. Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 257 pages. Includes numerous abstracts of economic documents by T'ang (A.D. 618 to 906), Sung (A.D. 960 to 1279), Chin (A.D. 1115 to 1234), and Yuan (A.D. 1260 to 1368) authors. GOOD condition, the rear cover has a 2 inch closed tear that has been repaired with clear tape that extends over the spine…

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    A GUIDE to SOURCES of CHINESE ECONOMIC HISTORY A.D. 618-1368, by ROBERT HARTWELL. Published by the Committee on Far Eastern Civilizations, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1964. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Author on the title page: "To Mr. Ang / With Best Wishes / Robert Hartwell". "Mr. Ang" is "Melvin Thlick-Len Ang", a Far Eastern scholar and colleague of Robert Hartwell. Softcovers, 6x9 inches, 257 pages. Includes numerous abstracts of economic documents by T'ang (A.D. 618 to 906), Sung (A.D. 960 to 1279), Chin (A.D. 1115 to 1234), and Yuan (A.D. 1260 to 1368) authors. GOOD condition, the rear cover has a 2 inch closed tear that has been repaired with clear tape that extends over the spine and the front cover, the spine has a crease, the front cover has a couple small pen marks,and there are light signs of handling including creases, bends, overall a solid copy with pages that are tight, bright, clean and clear. About ROBERT M. HARTWELL, b. 1932 d. 1995 (from a Harvard University website): ******From the beginning of his career at the University of Chicago and continuing during his tenure at professor of Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and into his retirement in Wyoming, the late Robert M. Hartwell was intensely concerned with the study of social and economic change in Chinese history. Working mainly with middle-period sources (mid-Tang into Yuan), he produced a number of unusually helpful research aids and a series of influential research articles. Readers of Hartwell's work will immediately notice that his research involved the citation of an unusually large number of sources on any given point and the collection of a considerable body of supporting data. Hartwell preferred to rely upon the preponderance of evidence; he rarely argued from the isolated example. He was in fact devoted to the collection of large sets of data and, finding a lack of this kind of research in the scholarly literature, he set out to create a body of extensive data sets himself. By the mid-1970s he had defined a program to amass the most extensive prosopographical data set ever created for the study of Chinese history for any period, and he continued his work with the help of students and especially his wife and collaborator Marianne Carlson Hartwell until his untimely death in 1995. The Hartwells willed their estate to the Harvard-Yenching Institute, in the conviction that Harvard would see to the preservation and dissemination of their research.******

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  • 1966 BANGKOK-SARABURI HIGHWAY Dedication Ceremonies Program w/ MAP & PHOTOS Vietnam War Era Item 1966 BANGKOK-SARABURI HIGHWAY Dedication Ceremonies Program w/ MAP & PHOTOS Vietnam War Era Item

    Program for Dedication Ceremonies of the BANGKOK - SARABURI HIGHWAY. Provides a history of the construction of the Thailand highway. TEXT in THAI and ENGLISH.

    One of the main speakers at the dedication ceremony was the American Ambassador Graham Martin. Did the involvement of the U.S. have something to do with the fact that the Bangkok-Saraburi Highway was built in the midst of the Vietnam War? Hmmmm. Nothing of the sort is mentioned, of course, but I would say YES.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 8x11 inches, 20 pages including covers PLUS a fold open map.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner area, light creases overall from handling, and handwritten comments in Chinese on the blank…

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    Program for Dedication Ceremonies of the BANGKOK - SARABURI HIGHWAY. Provides a history of the construction of the Thailand highway. TEXT in THAI and ENGLISH.

    One of the main speakers at the dedication ceremony was the American Ambassador Graham Martin. Did the involvement of the U.S. have something to do with the fact that the Bangkok-Saraburi Highway was built in the midst of the Vietnam War? Hmmmm. Nothing of the sort is mentioned, of course, but I would say YES.

    Booklet, paper covers, side stapled, 8x11 inches, 20 pages including covers PLUS a fold open map.

    GOOD condition, there is a crease to the upper corner area, light creases overall from handling, and handwritten comments in Chinese on the blank part of the inside front cover (probably relevant, perhaps interesting, no idea), otherwise solid, bright and clean.

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  • 1968 ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL for the FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL in COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (CEYLON) 1968 ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL for the FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL in COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (CEYLON)

    ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOTEL IN COLOMBO, CEYLON. (The Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo, later named the Ceylon Continental Hotel, and now called THE KINGSBURY HOTEL.) From the Background section: ******Shortly after the Ceylonese elections of 1965 and the appointment of the present Ceylonese Cabinet, a study in some depth was initiated by the Government on the foreign exchange earnings potential of the travel industry and the desirability of allocating a relatively high investment priority to the development of tourism in Ceylon... This Architectural, Engineering and Operational Report and Recommendations was contracted for by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (a public limited partnership). The Report and Recommendations, if approved, are to be implemented by the…

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    ARCHITECTURAL, ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOTEL IN COLOMBO, CEYLON. (The Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo, later named the Ceylon Continental Hotel, and now called THE KINGSBURY HOTEL.) From the Background section: ******Shortly after the Ceylonese elections of 1965 and the appointment of the present Ceylonese Cabinet, a study in some depth was initiated by the Government on the foreign exchange earnings potential of the travel industry and the desirability of allocating a relatively high investment priority to the development of tourism in Ceylon... This Architectural, Engineering and Operational Report and Recommendations was contracted for by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (a public limited partnership). The Report and Recommendations, if approved, are to be implemented by the Ceylon Hotels Corporation or a subsidiary of that organization.****** Sections include: Central Bank of Ceylon 1966 Annual Report, Ceylon's GNP / Money Supply / Balance of Payments / Foreign Loans / Other Financials., Geography and History of Ceylon, Tourist Attractions of the Island of Ceylon, Tourist Numbers and Patterns, Market Potential, Existing and Planned Hotel Accommodations, Description of Proposed Hotel Inter-Continental Colombo,

    Hotel Inter-Continental Fact Sheet (252 Guestrooms, Restaurants, Bars, Ballroom, Banquet Facilities), Financial Plans, and MUCH MORE. There is a copy of the HOTEL LEASE dated June 4, 1967, between Ceylon Hotels Corporation, the Lessor, and Intercontinental Hotels Corporation, the Lessee,.at the end of the report. This original 1967 lease is 35 pages long. "WHEREAS, the Lessor plans to construct and equip a modern hotel on a tract of land in the City of Colombo, Ceylon..." Heavy stock vanilla colored paper covers, velo binding, paper title label on the front cover, 8.5x11 inches, photocopied pages, unpaginated (150 pages?), pages printed on one side only (i.e. blank versos). This report is a text report, giving a full description of the project, its potential for success, earnings projections, financial backing, etc. There are just a few simple line drawings illustrating the site and a basic floor plan. This Plan for the creation of SRI LANKA'S FIRST FIVE STAR HOTEL is a HISTORIC DOCUMENT that marks the Nation's INITIAL STEPS in becoming a MAJOR TOURIST DESTINATION. VERY GOOD CONDITION, lightly used with a bit of age toning, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. From the estate of Roger Owen Boyer, a San Francisco Bay Area architect whose firm designed a San Francisco skyscraper (456 Montgomery Street, San Francisco) and homes in Carmel, California, among many other projects. His personal and company stamp are both on the first page, his company stamp is on the top and front page edges, and there could be one of his stamps in couple other places that I missed. About THE KINGSBURY HOTEL (from Wikipedia): ******The Kingsbury Hotel (formerly the Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo and the Ceylon Inter-Continental Hotel), is a hotel building with 9 stories in the city center of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was built by construction magnate, Mr. U. N. Gunasekera. The hotel was the first five star hotel to be built in Sri Lanka. The hotel is located about 100 yards away from the waterfront, just west of the World Trade Center and offers 250 rooms plus suites. U.N. Gunasekera (b. 1922 d. 2008), was a Sri Lankan civil engineer. A construction magnate, he is considered one of the most prolific civil engineers of the 20th century in Sri Lanka. He revolutionized engineering in Sri Lanka through his construction of highrise buildings, including Sri Lanka's first five star hotel (the Ceylon Inter-Continental, now the Kingsbury Hotel) and its largest five star hotel (the Cinnamon Grand), among various other projects.******

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  • 1971 FEMMES DE COREE / COMMUNIST WOMEN OF NORTH KOREA Rare Illustrated Magazine 1971 FEMMES DE COREE / COMMUNIST WOMEN OF NORTH KOREA Rare Illustrated Magazine

    FEMMES DE COREE (WOMEN OF KOREA) Issue NUMBER 1, 1971. The First and apparently Only Issue of this magazine on NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST WOMEN. Features North Korean Women singing the praises of Kim Il Sung and Communism, 1971. Produced and Published by Le Comite Central de l'Union Democratique des Femmes (Central Committee of the Democratic Union of Women), PYONGYANG, KOREA, 1971. Magazine, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 64 pages. TEXT IN FRENCH. Illustrated with photographs, including an 8 page photographic section and other in text photos. Includes an eight page section of photographs of women singing (literally) the praises of Kim Il Sung and the communist dictatorship, lots of parades too. GOOD condition, some light creases and general signs…

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    FEMMES DE COREE (WOMEN OF KOREA) Issue NUMBER 1, 1971. The First and apparently Only Issue of this magazine on NORTH KOREAN COMMUNIST WOMEN. Features North Korean Women singing the praises of Kim Il Sung and Communism, 1971. Produced and Published by Le Comite Central de l'Union Democratique des Femmes (Central Committee of the Democratic Union of Women), PYONGYANG, KOREA, 1971. Magazine, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 64 pages. TEXT IN FRENCH. Illustrated with photographs, including an 8 page photographic section and other in text photos. Includes an eight page section of photographs of women singing (literally) the praises of Kim Il Sung and the communist dictatorship, lots of parades too. GOOD condition, some light creases and general signs of handling, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Sections include: Rapport d'Activité du Comité Central au IVe Congrès de L'Union Démocratique des Femmes de Corée (Report of the Activities of the Central Committee at the Fourth Congress of the Democratic Union of Women of Korea); L'Appel Lancé Aux Femmes Sud Coréennes (An Appeal to South Korean Women); La Lettre à l'Adresse des Femmes Coréennes Résidant au Japon (Letter Addressed to Korean Women Living in Japan); L'Atrocité Diabolique du Loup, Impérialiste Américain (Diabolical Atrocities of the Wolf, the American Imperialist); and more. SCARCE. This is the only copy I have ever seen.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. JAPAN NAIKAI (Inland Sea) HIROSHIMA WAN - APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA. From Japanese surveys to 1947, with additions from Japanese Charts to 1963. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Third Edition 1970, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through 1972. "Reproduction of Chinese Chart No. 341A, edition of Mar. 1969, with minor modifications in accordance with agreement of 1968 between the Republic of China Naval Hydrographic Office and the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office." GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 97269 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map KAO-HSIUNG KANG Taiwan West Coast 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map KAO-HSIUNG KANG Taiwan West Coast 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. Taiwan West Coast KAO-HSIUNG KANG. From surveys by the Hydrographic Department of Japan, 1938, with additions to 1966. Inner harbor surveyed by the Kao-hsiung Harbor Bureau in 1968. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Fourth Edition 1970, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through Feb. 1972. GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 94083 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. China East Coast LIEN-YUN CHIANG. From a Japanese survey in 1938. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Revised Edition 1968, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through Feb. 1972. GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 94281 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map SAN-TIAO CHIAO TO HUA-LIEN Taiwan East Coast 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map SAN-TIAO CHIAO TO HUA-LIEN Taiwan East Coast 30x42"

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  • 1979 ENGLISH - CHINESE PLANT NAMES, BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE / YING LA HAN ZHI WU MING CHENG 1979 ENGLISH - CHINESE PLANT NAMES, BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE / YING LA HAN ZHI WU MING CHENG

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    An ENGLISH - CHINESE BOOK of PLANT NAMES / BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE. Cover titled in Chinese and Pinyin. Inner pages with plant names in English / Latin / Chinese, arranged alphabetically A to Z. Published in Beijing, China, 1979. Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 5x7.5 inches, 396 pages. GOOD condition, the covers' corners are bumped and worn through, the covers' edges are scraped and worn through at places, there is a small scrape and a couple scotch tape remnants at the bottom of the spine, the front free endpaper has a rectangular red stamp with English and Chinese lettering, there is circular blind embossed stamp on each of the first few pages ("Library of JPA Inc.", a landscaping firm I believe), the pages are lightly toned, otherwise a solid, presentable copy that remains bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Out of Print and Hard to Find.

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  • 1989 ROADS TO KYUSHU Exhibition Catalog ASIAN-PACIFIC EXPO held in FUKUOKA JAPA 1989 ROADS TO KYUSHU Exhibition Catalog ASIAN-PACIFIC EXPO held in FUKUOKA JAPA

    ROADS TO KYUSHU / COMMUNICATION IN KYUSHU. ASIAN-PACIFIC EXPOSITION / FUKUOKA 1989.

    EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of the EXPOSITION that took place in Fukuoka, Japan, from March 17 to September 3, 1989.

    Illustrated Softcovers, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 175 pages.

    TEXT IN JAPANESE, with a few explanatory pages in English.

    RICHLY ILLUSTRATED throughout with a wide variety of archeological artifacts that show the diversity of people and objects that made there way to and through Kyushu by land and by sea routes. Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan and was a stopping point for traders from throughout Asia.

    TEXT IN JAPANESE, but with an ENGLISH introduction and brief English descriptions beneath the illustrated artifacts.

    VERY GOOD condition, the…

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    ROADS TO KYUSHU / COMMUNICATION IN KYUSHU. ASIAN-PACIFIC EXPOSITION / FUKUOKA 1989.

    EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of the EXPOSITION that took place in Fukuoka, Japan, from March 17 to September 3, 1989.

    Illustrated Softcovers, 8.5x11.5 inches (22x28.5 cm), 175 pages.

    TEXT IN JAPANESE, with a few explanatory pages in English.

    RICHLY ILLUSTRATED throughout with a wide variety of archeological artifacts that show the diversity of people and objects that made there way to and through Kyushu by land and by sea routes. Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan and was a stopping point for traders from throughout Asia.

    TEXT IN JAPANESE, but with an ENGLISH introduction and brief English descriptions beneath the illustrated artifacts.

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers have some light corner tip wear and a bit of rubbing, overall just very gently used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely, presentable copy.

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  • 1990 CERAMICS OF LIEN PAO-TSAI Noted TAIWAN Ceramacist / Artist SIGNED and INSCRIBED in CHINESE by LIEN PAO-TSAI 1990 CERAMICS OF LIEN PAO-TSAI Noted TAIWAN Ceramacist / Artist SIGNED and INSCRIBED in CHINESE
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    THE CERAMICS OF LIEN PAO-TSAI. Published by National Museum Of History, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990. First Edition. Boldly SIGNED and INSCRIBED in CHINESE by the CERAMACIST on the blank prelim page. Softcover

    Book, 9.75x10.25 inches, 59 pages. Text in Chinese with 6 pages of English text. Illustrated throughout with Color Photographs of CERAMIC ART by the renowned Taiwanese Artist Lien Pao-Tsai. VERY GOOD condition, a bit of wear to the cover spine ends and corner tips, a few small scratches to the covers, overall tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • 1991 KISHIN SHINOYAMA PHOTOGRAPHS of JAPANESE ACTRESS NITANI YURIE in NEW YORK by Kishin SHINOYAMA, Nitani YURIE 1991 KISHIN SHINOYAMA PHOTOGRAPHS of JAPANESE ACTRESS NITANI YURIE in NEW YORK
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    NITANI YURIE : NYNY. A Book of PHOTOGRAPHS by KISHIN SHINOYAMA of Lovely Japanese Actress Nitani Yurie, taken during her stay in New York City. A great outsider look at New York seen through the lens of the great photographer Shinoyama and the eyes of Nitani Yurie. Published by Watanabe Music, Japan, (1991). Large Format Hardcover Book in clear plastic protective wrapper, as issued, 8.5x11", unpaginated (150 pages?). A book of color photographs with some accompanying text in JAPANESE. GOOD condition, the covers bottom front corners are bumped and its bottom edges have some scrapes, otherwise the book and its clear plastic wrap are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy. . A beautiful Japanese actress in the Big Apple. She doesn't seem Lost In Translation.

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