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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.


Chicago: The Ralph Fletcher Seymour Co., 1912. Tan Japanese paper over boards, lettered in dark blue, with abstract Crane device stamped in olive green. Fibrous Japanese paper endsheets. Neatly rebacked in tan paper board. Boards slightly smudged and lig...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Floral Art Of Japan: Being A Second And Revised Edition Of The Flowers Of Japan And The Art Of Floral Arrangement by CONDER, Josiah [1852-1920]

Tokyo: Printed By The Shiuyei Sha; Published By Kelly And Walsh Limited, Yokohama, Shangai, Hongkong, And Singapore, 1899. Second Edition of the first book in English on ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arrangement. British architect Josiah Conder cam...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


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


Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collection Of Rare Japanese Color Prints The Property of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, Of Moline, Illinois, To Be Sold At Unrestricted Public Sale, On May 15-16, 1919, At The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York by Metzgar, Judson D

The American Art Association, NY, 1919; 8vo, 118 pages; illustrated. Original 1919 auction catalogue for the historic sale of the private Japanese print collection of J.D. Metzgar (1869-1958), distinguished American scholar, collector, authority on Japa...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


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


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...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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


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


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


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


The Ornamental Arts of Japan, in Four Portfolios by Audsley, George Ashdown

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Book. Good. Hardcover. Limited Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Four very large portfolios with loose pages inside, as produced. Each volume with two or three sections. All hard portfolios in fair or so...

From The Old Sage Bookshop


Collection J. Garié. Objets d'Art et Peintures du Japon et de la Chine dont la vente aura lieu du Lundi 5 Mars au Samedi 10 mars 1906 inclus à l'Hotel Drouot, Salle No 7.

1906 Commissaire-Priseur: Me Lair-Dubreuil; Expert: M. M. Bing. Couverture récente en parfait état, couverture d'origine conservé. Les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription,...

From Louis Caron


[ALBUM OF 22 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS, ON SILK, OF BIRDS AND LEPIDOPTERA] by [Japanese Watercolors - 19th century]

[Japan, 1810. Folio (33 x 27.5 cm). Late 19th or early 20th century marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt extra, gilt label, a.e.g., with watercolor river scenes on paper onlaid as doublures. Binding extremities rubbed, images offset a bit to interleave...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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