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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


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


Ko-Sometsuke (two volume set in slipcase with carton box) by Kawahara, Masahiko

Kyoto Shoin Co., Ltd., Japan, 1977 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Japanese and English text.; Hardcover (cloth without dust jacket - as issued) in slipcase with carton box.; 23 x 32 cm; 3.5 Kg; Colour illustrations throughout, each with caption ...

From Jorge Welsh Books


Masterpieces of Japanese Puppetry. Sculptured Heads of the Bunraku Theater by Seijiro, Saito

Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1958. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with only light traces of wear. The jacket is virtually complete, a small chip out of the top of the spine. Otherwise very good. Completely clea...

From Design Books



1946. [SKETCH TOUR GENRE] NAKAZAWA Hiromitsu, artist. SAIGOKU SAN-JÛ-SAN-SHO JUNREI EMAKI. Kyoto, Kanao Bun'endô, publisher. Shôwa 21 [1946]. Oblong folio of ôban size woodblock prints after designs by Hiromitsu, detailing th...

From Boston Book Company


Japanese Prints: A Collection of Hanga by Shiko Munakata. SIGNED. by Munakata, Shiko

Purple silk covered boards with gilt lettering to front; black title to spine & gilt decoration to rear. Includes a ten foot x 16.5 inch folded print entitled Daisekai no Saku "Ken" Kamigami Yori Jinrui E. Jacket has two closed tears; other wise a fine...

From William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA


[MASTERPIECES Of The Japanese Woodblock Print] [Cover Title in Japanese]

np: np, [c1900]. folio. 36 tipped-in colour woodblock prints after Isoda Koryusai, Hiroshige Ando, Shotei Watanabe, Tosa Mitsuoki, & others. tissue guards with legends in Japanese & English. original patterned silk, paper title label on cover (corners bi...

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



19. [COSTUME DESIGNS - NOH THEATER] NOH-KA GABI. Tokyo & Kyoto: Unsodo, n.d. [Showa 9, 1934]. Large brocade covered wooden box of 102 (of 100 - there are 2 extra plates not called for in the contents pages) plates of Noh costumes, patterns, masks, e...

From Boston Book Company


Masaharu Shimada by Matsumoto, Margarita M. Hiyama \(ed.\)

Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Mexico City: Inventa Communicacion S.A. de C.V., 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. THERE WILL BE A SHIPPING INCREASE ON THIS HEAVY BOOK - IN...

From Shawn Mooney Books


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


Courtyard Implements Pattern Book, Supplemented (Kotsubo kiku tsuika 小坪規矩 追加) by Unknown

1717 Japanese Samurai Illustrated Woodblock Carpentry Guide for Poor Pattern A rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of ancient Japanese Carpentry. This particular volume is a supplement to the 'Courtyard Implements Pattern Book' to give further in...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


"Christie's" 1766 to 1925: Christie's Auction House Records by Marillier, H.C

"CHRISTIE'S" 1766 TO !925. a VERY NICE COPY IN A RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Many Illustrations. Printed in Great Britain By Robert Maclehose and Co., Ltd., The University Press, Glasgow. Used. Very Good-/Good Original Dust Jacket. Very rare thus. 7 3/4 X ...

From Mary Riversong


Soka Hyakushu by Bairei Kono

Complete set Bairei Kono's Soka Hyakushu or Kusabana Hyakushu (One Hundred Varieties of Flowers), Tokyo, Yamada Unsodo, 1901-1904.231 color woodcut plates bound in 4 volumes, stored in a custom green-cloth slip-case. The woodblock plates printed with natu...

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...

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