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KNORR [Kapitän-Leutnant VON], Der japanisch-russischen Seekrieg von 1904-1906. Orig. edn.
Berlin, 1911 3 vols. orig. gilt stamped cloth. (vi), 257; (v), 263; (vi), 355pp. Tog. 39 ills. after drawings-on-the-spot.
An important work by a german naval observer of the Sea-war during the Russo-Japanese war, the first time in history that a far eastern power defeated a western one. I: Die bekämpfung der Russische Seekräfte in Ryojun; II: Das zusammenrischen der Flotte mit dem Landheere und die Operationen gegen das russische Geschwader in Wladiwostok vom Kriegsbeginn bis zum Ende des Jahres 1904; III: Die Schlacht in der japanischen See und die tätigkeit der Flotte bis zum Friedensschluss.

EUR 475.00

Book nr.: 41658

KNOX, Robert & H.A.I.GOONETILEKE, (Introduction), An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon in the East Indies. [Authentic Facsim. reprint after the the original edition London 1681; First edition, thus].
New Delhi, Navrang, 1984 Narrow small folio. Original glossy limp wrappers. Covertitle in bold type, monochrome portrait at tail. (xvi), 189, [2]pp. Monochrome facsim. title-print, portrait, ti.-p. and dedication, 15 captioned monochrome facsim. plates after original engravings featuring ethnic types, europeans and animals from 17th century Ceylon, printed marginalia, modern inroduction.
English language authentic facsim. edition after the 17th century description of Ceylon or Sri Lanka, by Robert Knox. Still of value and importance for its fundamental information about population, animals, politics, economy and position of Ceylon in the seventeenth century, under [dutch] colonial administration, e.g. the dutch East India Company, V.O.C. Very good copy. (spine reinforced with clearview plastic tape, ex-library stamp at tail of new fi.-p.).

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EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 55410

KOBE CITY CENTENARY COMMEMMORATION: A Centenary Tribute of Kobe [1889-1989]. [First edition].
Kobe, Kobe City Government, 1989 Large 8°. Original limp wrappers. Covertitle with two large coloured illustrations (detailed explanation on verso of ti.-p.). 127pp. Numerous ccaptioned coloured and monochrome illustrations, of which some full- and double-page, reproducted after original coloured woodblock prints and photographs featuring the topography of of old and modern Kobe city, extensive statistics (Major Indices), brief history in chronology, name list of Mayors of Kobe in japanese characters with stranscription in english, table of contents.
English language commemmorative volume celebrating the centenary of Kobe City, Japan. From its opening in 1889 to the rest of the worldin the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate regime. Very fine copy. large private inscruption in ink on verso of f.e.p.).

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EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 53826

KOKKA [= "FLOWERS OF THE NATION"], THE KOKKA: An illustrated Monthly Journal of the Fine and Applied Arts of Japan and other Eastern Countries. [First and only edition].
S.I., Kokka-sha (Kokka Publishing Co.], A Convolut of 13 odd issues. STOCKED: KOKKA No. 368 (January 1921); No. 369 (February 1921); No. 370 (March 1921); No. 371 ((April 1921); No. 372 (May 1921); No. 373 (June 1921); No. 374 (July 1921); No. 375 (August 1921); No. 376 (September 1921); No. 377 (October 1921); No. 378 (November 1921); No. 379 (December 1921); No. 380 (January 1922); No. 381 (February 1922). Tog. 13 odd parts. Folio. Original coloured and decorative stiff wrappers, stitched. Each part with original japanese label to front covers. Overall Japanese text, each part with [2]pp. of english descriptive text and list of plates. Fine collogype and chromoxylograph plates, monochrome illustrations in text.
Convolut of 13 odd issues of this famous japanese fine art monthly magazine. Good condition. SOLD AS A LOT. (some very occasional chipping to covers).

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EUR 425.00

Book nr.: 52216

KRAUSS, Friedrich S. Das Geschlechtleben in Glauben, Sitte, Brauch und Gewohnheitsrecht der Japaner. Zweite Neu bearbeitete Auflage (Second revised edition].
Leipzig, Ethnographischer Verlag, 1911 Small 4°., original cloth, gilded title on cover and spine. (viii), 226pp. 256 captioned monochrome illustrations after original japanese woodblockprints and photographs on 40 plates out-of-text, footnotes/references, decorative headpieces, index, supplementary note on [2]pp., original [4]pp. publ. advertism with reply-card bound-up at very end. Printed editors' notice on verso of ti.-p. in which sale to others than scientists is prohibited and will be penalized by law. ["Beiwerke zum Studium der Anthropophyteia, Jahrbücher für Folkloristische Erhebungen und Forschungen zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Geschlechtlichen Moral", Band II].
Scientific german language survey of traditional sex life in Japan, manners, morals, folklife and customary law. Published in a limited edition, this copy bears nr. 209. Still a great classic.

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EUR 295.00

Book nr.: 8090

KREINER, J. & H.-D. OELSCHLEGER De Ainoe. Jagers, Vissers en Plukkers uit Noord-Japan.
Brussel, Gemeentekrediet, 1989 4°. Original coloured limp wrappers. Covertitle in bold black type with a large coloured illustration. 165pp. Numerous coloured and monochrome plates and illustrations featuring the cultural heritage of the Ainu people of North Japan, folk arts and crafts, photographs of ethnic types (men, women and children), traditional and ceremonial dress, household utensils, hunting and fishing gear, shoes and boots, cutlery and knives, descriptive catalogue of boject exhibitedbibliography in european languages, table of contents, colophon.
Lavishly illustrated and well groomed catalogue of an exhibition kept at Brussels and other cities in 1989, being a display and introduction of the cultural heritage, history, domestic life and means of susistence, traditional and ceremonial clothing, shoes, hunting gear, weapons and other decorative arts of the Ainu or Aino people, an indigenous tribe from Japan (Hokkaido and northeastern Honshu). Very fine copy.

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EUR 75.00

Book nr.: 55916

KUMATARO TSUJIKO [author/publisher], [Japanese Life. I: Heaven; II:Earth; III: People].
Osaka, Yosuke Ooshima [printers], Meiji 23 [....], August 1, 1891 3 vols. tall slim 12°.[12x8cm.]. Original coloured illustrated and lettered thin paper wrappers, japanese binding, original stitching. (35), (34), (34)pp. Each volume with an extending handcoloured original woodblock print, with captions in japanese charcters and english, num. handcoloured full-page original woodblock prints, also with captions in japanese and english.
"These books are not only designed to please children but to show the manners and customs of the ancient and modern people of Nippon. The fine illustrations afford an important aid in this respect. It is through the Eye that the understanding itself is most quickly reached" (cf. preface to volume I). Signed in print at tail: "N.T.". Osaka, Aug. 2, 2550. A good and well preserved set of an extremely rare publication. (lower outer wrapper to volume III gone, some minor skilful restorations with clearview acidfree tape to extremities of pp.).

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EUR 1,250.00

Book nr.: 45937

KÜMMEL, OTTO (Preface), Japanische Landschaften in Farbholzschnitten. [Original Ausgabe; Original edition].
Baden-Baden, Woldemar Klein, 1953 Small 8°., original blank stiff wrappers, dustjacket. 19pp. of introductory text by Otto Kümmel, 10 fine coloured plates, of which 1 extending, reproduced after original Japanese colour woodblok prints, list of plates. ["Der silberne Quell"].
Concise german language expert introduction into art and cultural value of japanese landscape in coloured woodblock prints. (spine-ends with some minimal wear).

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EUR 15.00

Book nr.: 50318

LEQUIN, F., Isaac Titsingh (1745-1812). Een passie voor Japan. Leven en werk van de grondlegger van de Europese Japanologie. Orig. edn.
Alphen a.d. Rijn, Canaletto/Repro-Holland, 2002 orig. cloth, title in gilt on upper boards and spine, pict. col. dustjacket. 290pp. Num. text-ills, incl. portrs., of which facsims. after original documents/engravings, some in colour, full-p. plan of the Paris cemetery "Père Lachaise", indicating location of Titsingh's grave, double-p. track-map with legenda, being Titsingh's journey 1765-1812, list of abbrev. used, marginal indexing, so-called "Bijlagen", I-VII, bibliogr. of Titsingh, notes, list of published and unpublished sources used, index.
The first biography of Isaac Titsingh, life and work of the founder of European Japanology, 500 copies printed only. MINT copy.

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EUR 85.00

Book nr.: 40335

LESOUËF, A., éCatalogue des Livres et Manuscrits Chinois collectionnés par A. Lesouëf Membre de la Societe des Etudes Japonaises et Chinoises. [Edition originale; First original edition].
Leyde, Imprimerie Orientale E.J. Brill, 1886 Medium 8°. Original publ. wrappers. Frontcover title in bold monochrome type, printed within a chromolithographed tinted decorative panel. French title ()verso with provenance of limitation). Chinese style red and white coloured "Tjap" on ti.-p., repeated in monochrome and white on verso of final page. 39pp. 1 very fine captioned chromolithographed plate, 3 captioned monochrome lithographed plates, lithographed by Blondet, Paris. Some chinese character-printing in text, List of chinese printers in french, preceded by chinese characters, Concordance, in french and chinese, classification of books in french and chinese, overall text in french, incl. preface. Copy presented to W. Bierens de Haan, with dedication by Lesouëf, in ms. in ink at upper margin of front cover. Limited and numbered edition of 100 copies only, printed on Vergé de Hollande , this copy bears no. 5.
French and chinese language Auction Catalogue listing and describing 100 lots, Chinese and Japanese books and printes, collected by A. Lesouëf, printed by Messrs. E.J. Brill, Leyden. Untrimmed copy printed on special dutch paper. Rare. (spine with a modern cloth strip, french title foxed, stain to tail of inner central joint in first few pp., front cover brown at front margin, margin of lower outer cover damage with small parts gone).

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EUR 250.00

Book nr.: 56326

LUCARDIE, W.J., Rond de Stille Zuidzee. Overzicht van de ontwikkeling der verhoudingen en gebeurtenissen in Oost-Azië. Introd. by E. Moresco. [Eerste druk/first edn.].
Bandoeng, Vorkink, [....], 1923 Private qtr. clothbacked marbled boards, front part of original dustjacket laid-down on front boards. 263pp. Footnotes, appendices I-XXI, table of contents. ["Indische Krijgskundige Vereeniging", no. 60].
Reviews political and military events and development in the Pacific and its impact on dutch colonial Indonesian government, from the Russo-Japanese war up till the so-called Pacific Conterence (Washington D.C.) 1922 and its aftermath, e.g. arrival of western powers, incl. the dutch, in the Pacific, the Russo-Japanese war up till the outbreak of the first world war (1905-1914), events in the Pacific from 1914 up till the Pacific Conference 1922: Japan's military intervention in China, Russo-Japanese treaties 1915 & 1916, U.S.A. and the Philippines, Japanese-U.S. treaty 1917, Japanese intervention in Siberia, Japan's attitude during the first world war, the Versailles treaty and Eastern Asia in relation to problems with Shantung and Yap island, Wold economic depressio and preliminaries to the Pacific Conference, the Pacific conterence. Appendices supply information on various treaties between western powers and Japan. Still of historical interest. good copy. (circular paper ex-lib. label at tail of spine, some ex-lib. stamps in margins, binding a bit dull).

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EUR 45.00

Book nr.: 47048

LUDLOW BROWNELL, C[larence], Japansche karaktertrekken. Glimpen uit het leven en de natuur ver van de gewone reisroute in het Land van de Rijzende Zon. [First dutch language edition, translated from the original english by J.G. van Riemsdijk].
Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1905 Recent clothbacked marbled boards, new endpapers, orig. illustrated front wrapper laid-down on recte of new f.e.p. 309pp. Frontispiece, ills. on 20 photo-plates, footnotes,
General popular description of Japan and the Japanese. Good copy. (rebound).

EUR 65.00

Book nr.: 46435

LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER, D.F., Japans Porselein met blauwe decoraties uit de tweede helft van de zeventiende en de eerste helft van de achttiende eeuw. [Eerste druk; First edition, thus].
S.I. [Amsterdam], s.n., [circa], 1970 Large 8°. Original glossy limp wrappers, covertitle with a large coloured illustration. 116pp. Numerous captioned coloured illustrations on 32 plates at rear end (p.53-116), 14 captioned monochrome figures in text, notes/references, english summary by Patricia Wardle, table of contents.
Still important dutch language expert investigation into Japanese porcelain with blue decorations from the secondpart of the 17th. and the first part of the 18th. century, compared between dutch and foreign collections. Also published in Communications 64/65, Society of Friends of Ceramics. Good to very good copy. (Introduction with marginal annotations in ink, some underlinings).

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EUR 35.00

Book nr.: 53233

[M'LEOD, John], [Mr. GILBERT, et.al.], The Shipwreck of the Alceste an English frigate, in the Straits of Gasper, also the Shipwreck of the Medusa, a French Frigate on the coast of Africa; with observations and reflexions thereon. [Abridged edition].
Dublin, C. Bentham [TYP.], 1821 Two parts in onel 24°. (13.5x8.5 cm.). Original calfbacked boards, spine with title-label. (vi), 178pp. Engraved captioned monochrome frontispiece ("A Chief of Loo Choo"), 5 captioned engraved monochrome plates (3 costume plates of natives of Loo Choo), one view of Fort Maxwell and one featuring the Raft of the Medusa, table of number of settlers with professions sailing on the Medusa in text. LIPPERHEIDE Le. 28 (Costume plates).
Two narratives bound together of the shipwrecks of the English trigate Alceste in the Straits of Gasper) (in the course of an Expedition of 1816-1817 to deliver the Amherst Embassy to China and exploring the China Sea with extended visit to Okinawa and Loo Choo Islands), which includes a Farewell (by Mr. Gilbert, one of the officers of the Alceste) on leaving the hospitable people of Loo Choo on pp.175-178. The second division, p. 99-174, narrates the shipwreck of the Medusa, a French frigate sailing with a number of settlers (viz. table on page 100-101), that ran aground on the Arguin Bank, off the west coast of Africa; only 15 persons survived, the rest having fallen victim to the sea and cannibalism. Two very interesting narratives. (covers heavily stained, especially lower outer cover, heavy black staining to recte/verso of ti.-p. and top-margins of p. 175-178 and recte of lower inner cover; original final blank removed but skilfully replaced by a modern one in matching old paper).

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EUR 475.00

Book nr.: 51585

M'LEOD, John, Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew; with an account of her subsequent Shipwreck. [Second enlarged edition].
London, Murray, 1818 Small 8°., private recent galfbacked marbled boards. Gilded spine in compartments with red coloured morocco gilded title label. Hftitle. (3), 323pp. Engraved frontispiece (portrait of Captain Murray), 5 very fine chromolithographed plates, of which 3 with images of 'natives' in in tribal costume, e.g. Islanders of Sir James Hall Group, a local Korean ruler and an Attendants of a local Lewchew Ruler, 2 topographical views of Fort Maxwell and the Garden of LewchewTemple. CORDIER, BS 2107 and BJ 468; LIPPERHEIDE Le. 28 (Costume plates).
Narrative of an Expedition of 1816-1817 to deliver the Amherst Embassy to China and exploring the China Sea with extended visit to Okinawa and Loo Choo Islands, including an account of the shipwreck in the Straits of Gasper. Very good copy, plates in excellent condition, very fresh colouring. (Professional rebound copy with new endpapers; small unobtrusive ownership's entry in ink on french title).

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EUR 850.00

Book nr.: 51584

MAITRE, CL.=E., L'Art du Yamato. [Separated from:"Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne"]. [First edition, thus].
Paris, Librairie de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, [circa], 1935 Small folio. Original wrappers. Front cover title in bold green type. Hftitle (verso with provenance). Large decorative device on ti.-p., repeated on lower outer cover. 43pp. 8 fine captioned monochrome plates with tissue-guards, featuring the Grand Buddha at Kamakura, Gods and Goddesses, worldly statues, double-page plan with extensive legenda at tail, featuring the Galleries of Kon-dô Tô (Pagoda). Daï-Kô-Dô (Temple), etc., many captioned illustrations in text featuring other works of art, french languate information about Yamato art on first unnumbered page printed within a broad decorative floral borderextensive footnotes and refrences. Limited and numbered edition of 200 copies only, this copy bears nr. 95 (provenance on verso of french title).
Ample illustrated french language cultural-historic survey of Yamato-e, is a style of Japanese painting inspired by T'ang Dynasty paintings and fully developed by the late Heian period. It is considered as the classical Japanese style. Good untrimmed copy. (hftitle foxed, occasional foxing to margins, mainly of versos of plates, spine with a modern cloth strip, all in all a reasonable copy of a rare work).

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EUR 225.00

Book nr.: 56233

MAKAY, J., The Allied Japanese Conspiracy. First edn.
Edinburgh=Cambride-Durham, Pentland Press, 1993 Orig. boards, title in gilt on spine, dustjacket. (xvii), 238pp. Full-page portrait, table of contents, acknowledgements.
A historic overview of Japan's infame foreign policy that has led to the attack on Pearl Harbour, the outbreak of the Second World War in the Pacific, General Hideki Tojo's role, the conquest of Asia and the story of Asia's forgotten Army, the Allied victims of Japanese war crimes, whose experiences have been largely overlooked by the international community in the years since the end of the war. An interesting and controversial theory. Very fine copy, WITH dustjacket.

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EUR 95.00

Book nr.: 46671

MARSHALL, GEORGE C. (General], Biennal Report of the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George C. Marshall (July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1945) to the Secretary of War.
Washington D.C., United States News, 1945 Original coloured wrappers, stapled. 122pp. Frontispiece, portrait of George C. Marshall, many sketch-maps in text, full-page and double-page with legenda of the war theatres Europe and Japan, table being order of Battle European Theater of of Operations (as of 7 May 1945), table of contents, introduction. ["The United States News", Extra Nmber october 10, 1945].
VE- and VJ day reports, the strategy, army operations and the occupation of both Germany and Japan. Good copy. (a little bit of dog=earing).

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EUR 40.00

Book nr.: 47487
     

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