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Rare Japanese Art Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Fans of Japanese art will love our selection of rare books about Japanese Art in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From gorgeous woodblock paintings to ornate books on Japanese art and culture, there is a wide variety of rare Japanese art books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are so many rare and antique Japanese art books to choose from, and they are sure to increase the value of your rare and antique book collection.

Honzo Zufu: Tsubaki by Kan'en Iwasaki

Rare volume on camellias from Kan'en Iwasaki's multi-volume botanical series Honzo Zufu (Iconographia Plantarum), originally compiled in 1828 and later published in 92 volumes. This volume, number 88 in the series, includes 10 pages of text and index of c...

From Florilegius


Enchuro-ryu Soka Zue by Shuei Shounsai, Hakusui Kikunsai

One volume only from the 8-volume series of guidebooks to the Enchuro School of ikebana or flower arrangement first published in Tokyo in 1807. 8 pages of text and 52 pages of woodcuts of ikebana featuring flowers in vases on tables, in hanging baskets, e...

From Florilegius


The Pictorial Arts of Japan, with a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts, and Some Remarks Upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Koreans by Anderson, William

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Book. Very Good-. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Oversize hardcover approx. 16" x 12" x 3". Boards are covered in olive-green cloth with red and gilt ...

From The Old Sage Bookshop


Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Strange Pictures by Anno, Mitsumasa

Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Not a First. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Mitsumasa Anno. Tokyo, Japan: Fukuinkan-Shoten, 1971. Copyright date is 1968, this copy dated 1971. Gift inscription on inside of front cover reads, "To B. M., Thi...

From Black River Books


Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller Richard; Gregory Ron

England: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Small amount of foxing on one preliminary page other wise spotless. Dust Jacket in clear mylar cover. ...

From The Last Word


Kaishien Gaden by [Wang Gai]

Kaishien Gaden (Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden) is an Edo-Era Japanese edition of the very popular Chinese painting guide Jieziyuan Huazhaun by Wang Gai, first published in the Qing Dynasty in China (1701). The manual was reprinted many times from 1748...

From Florilegius


Fables choisies de J.-P. Claris de Florian, illustrées par des artistes japonais sous la direction de P. Barboutau. Première série. Deuxième série. by Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de - Barboutau, Pierre (ed.) - Ka-no Tomo-nobou ; Kadji-ta Han-ko ; Kou-bo-ta To-soui (ill.)

Tokyo: Marpon et Flammarion, 1895. Livre. Illus. by Ka-no Tomo-nobou ; Kadji-ta Han-ko ; Kou-bo-ta To-soui. Très bon. Cartonnage Editeur. 1ère Édition. Paris - Tokio [Tokyo], Librairie Marpon & Flammarion / Kané-mitsou Masa...

From Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)


HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE by [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endô, publisher

1916. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE A folding album of 24 (of 30) prints - oban size color woodcut, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi and published by Kanao Bun'endô in 1916,17. The finest of all of Bun...

From Boston Book Company


Moko Shurai Ekotoba by Beisai Kubota

Woodblock reprint of two famous Japanese picture scrolls which recorded the unsuccessful Mongol invasions of Japan in the 13th century.The scrolls were originally drawn between 1275 and 1293 for the samurai Suenaga Takezaki to record his battlefield valor...

From Florilegius


The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a brief historical sketch of the associated arts, and some remarks upon the pictorial art of the Chinese and Koreans. by Anderson, William

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition, folio, pp.xix, 276, 80 plates, 146 text illustrations. A very good copy in original decorated cloth, morocco spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spine. Occasional light foxi...

From John Randall (Books of Asia)


Japan: Its History Arts and Literature [and] China Its History Arts and Literature [12 volumes] Oriental Series. Author's Edition by Brinkley, Captain F [Francis]

Boston and Tokyo 1901 and 1902: J. B. Millet, 1901. First Edition Thus . Red Cloth. Near Fine. 9 3/8" Tall. Photographs Throughout. Teg. 12 Volumes: Eight Volumes On Japan, Copyright 1901, And 4 Volumes On China, Copyright 1902, In Original Matchin...

From Arroyo Seco Books


Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints by BARNETT, P. Neville

Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publis...

From Rare Illustrated Books


Ikebana-Tsu by Shinshintei Ryuka

Rare guide book to the Shinshintei school of Ikebana published in Tokyo, 1835.4 pages of text on color woodcut pages, 16 full-color woodcuts of flower arrangements, 20 b/w woodcuts of flower arrangements, and 6 text pages.Rare to find 19th century ikebana...

From Florilegius


Philipp Franz Von Sebold's Ukiyo-e Collection (3 Volume set in Original Clamshell cases) in Original Shipping Cartons by Siebold, Philipp Franz Von; Willem r Van Gulik

Tokyo; (1978): Kodansha. Folio. In three volumes. The Ukiyo-e or Pictures of the Floating World is a uniquely Japanese art form. This set is a marvelous representation of Sebold's outstanding collection of Japanese woodblock art. Captions in Japanese & E...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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