DICK, Stewart

DICK, Stewart. Arts and Crafts of Old Japan

Edinburgh, T. N. Foulis, 1914.

£25

8vo, pp. 153 followed by 3 unnumbered pages of publisher’s catalogue. Issued as part of “The World of Art Series”. Red cloth with title and decorations stamped in black ink on covers and spine. With 29 black and white illustrations, and tailpieces showing equestrian figures, fans and crests. Untrimmed. Slightly faded areas on the binding. A very good copy.

HEARN, Lafcadio

HEARN, Lafcadio. Kokoro

Frankfurt am Main, Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loening, 1913.

£30

FIRST GERMAN EDITION (first edition published in Boston in 1896). 8vo, pp. 291.Volume no. 1 of a collection of 6. Pasteboard binding, black ink and gilt tooled borders and titles on front cover and spine. From the public library of Subotica in Serbia, as shown by the label on the front cover and the several library stamps repeated throughout. Charming illustrations, initials and vignettes, decorative title-pages, all by Emile Orlik, list of contents, [2] pp. of publisher’s list at end. The only authorised german edition translated by Berta Franzos.

 

NORMAN, Henry

NORMAN, Henry. The Peoples and Politics of the Far East. Travels and Studies in the British, French, Spanish and Portuguese Colonies, Siberia, China, Japan, Korea, Siam and Malaya.

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.

£100

FIRST EDITION. pp. xvi, 609, with half title and title, coloured frontispiece, four maps (two folding at the beginning) and sixty illustrations throughout. Untrimmed except for upper edge, gilt. Slightly yellowing to initial and final leaves. Red cloth, somewhat faded, gilt Japanese inscription on front cover. Gilt lettering to spine, worn and faded. A good copy.

WALDO BROWNE, George

WALDO BROWNE, George. Japan. The Place and the People

Boston, Dana Estes & Company, 1901.

£110

FIRST EDITION. 4to. Coloured frontispiece plate, title-page, 4 leaves (introduction, contents and list of illustrations) and 438 pages. With over three hundred coloured plates and half-tones, the full-page ones with tissue paper guards. Autograph of owner on verso of front free endpaper, dated “Christmas 1908”. Generally fine, just some very light age yellowing. half leather binding with buckram over boards, hinges and corners worn. Gilt tooling to spine and front cover. A good copy.

 

BAYARD, Taylor

BAYARD, Taylor. A Visit to India, China and Japan, in the Year 1853

London, Sampson Low, Sons & Co., 1856.

£150

8vo, pp. 539, illustrated frontispiece and title-page, both slightly dumpstained. Generally very clean and crisp throughout. Rebound in half calf and buckram over boards, marbled pastedowns, spine gilt divided in six compartments with raised bands, a.e.m.

BISHOP, Mrs. J. F..

BISHOP, Mrs. J. F.. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. A Record of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrines of Nikkô and Isé

London, George Newnes, 1900.

£65

Tall 4to, pp. 483, with map (folding plate attached to frontispiece) and fifty-six illustrations. Publisher’s binding, decorated dark blue buckram gilt, a little worn to corners and head and foot of spine. Hinges slightly cracked. A.e.g. A very good copy.

MITFORD, Algernon Bertram

MITFORD, Algernon Bertram. Tales of Old Japan

London, Macmillan, 1876.

£75

8vo, pp. 383, 28 plus 2 final leaves of printer’s catalogue. With illustrations drawn and cut on wood by Japanese artists. Frontispiece detached and with tissue paper guard. Green buckram, black-stamped tooling of decorations and framing on the front cover, gilt-tooled spine. In reasonable condition. Clean internally. Some pages detached and spine partially detached. 

TRISTRAM, Henry Baker

TRISTRAM, Henry Baker. Rambles in Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun

London, The Religious Tract Society, 1895.

£100

FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 304, with 45 illustrations (including frontispiece with tissue paper guard) by Edward Whymper from sketches and photographs. Green buckram, gilt-stamped everyday life scene with figures on front cover and gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt.

SLADEN, Douglas, and Norma LORIMER

SLADEN, Douglas, and Norma LORIMER. More Queer Things about Japan, to which are added A Précis of the Terms of Peace, and a Skeleton History of the entire War, specially compiled for this edition, entitled “The War at a Glance”.

London, Anthony Treherne, 1905.

£100

8vo, pp. 484, with ten double-page illustrations by the celebrated Hokusai and fourteen other double-page illustrations by Japanese artists. Autograph of owner on front free endpaper. Red buckram, gilt-tolled title on spine and front cover within a frame decorated with oriental dragons. Spine fragile and cracked, tender hinges. Generally, a good copy.