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Meiji 1868 - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan, Akamatsu, Paul
1 Meiji 1868 - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan
Akamatsu, Paul
New York Harper & Row 1972 Stated First U.S. Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with small silver decoration on cover, bright stamped silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the French by Miriam Kochan. 330 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, very slight age-toning, vertical crease to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025632

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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
2 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

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The Lady of the Decoration, Anonymous
3 The Lady of the Decoration
Anonymous
London Hodder & Stoughton 1910 unknown Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Wakana Utigawa, Illustrator 
Pretty decorated cloth binding printed in London at the Edinburgh Press (lavender blue cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine). Very slight surface wear to spine corners. No fraying. Slight soiling (scattering of faint spots to cover). Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. no date, circa 1910. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Eight beautiful full color tipped in illustrations with clean printed tissue guards (illustrations in colour by Wakana Utigawa). 210 pages. 024633

Price: 25.00 USD
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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
4 Paradox Isle
Bache, Carol
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean teal cloth boards with illustration on cover and spine. No bumping, light wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, hint of soiling, 1/16" loss at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An absorbing and intimate record of fourteen years which an American woman spent in Japan as an agent of the Military Intelligence Division during the time leading up to our involvement in World War II. 014792

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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, Bradley, James
5 Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Bradley, James
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Edition, 7th Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with red spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 398 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of the fate of eight American fighter pilots who were captured by the Japanese during World War II. 8vo. World War II. 013417

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Japan, Bristol, Horace
6 Japan
Bristol, Horace
Japan East-West (Toppan Press) 1953 Third edition Very Good+ 
Unusual binding -- three blue silk cloth covered boards stamped with gold decoration with two small bone closures fold open to reveal lovely decorated endpapers and fourteen individually bound booklets (paper bound, matching the endpapers). Booklets contain text and large beautiful black and white photographs, each on a different subject pertaining tothe culture of Japan. Included are: Hot Springs, Pearls, Architecture, Geisha, Hatsushima, Rice, Crafts, Tokyo, Silk, Lacquer, Children, Pottery, Religion, and Tokaido. All booklets clean, tight and in excellent condition; no chipping or tears, no writing or marks; hint of age-toning at cover edges. Cloth board covering is unworn, but has fading to spine and edges. 022459

Price: 40.00 USD
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All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese, Dalby, Liza
7 All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
Dalby, Liza
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688025307 / 9780688025304 First Thus Paperback 
First Quill Edition, first printing with full number line. Very clean large paperback book (10" x 10"). Cover is clean and bright, no chipping, creasing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings in full color and black and white. 224 pages with index. Written by eight of the world's foremost experts, here is the ultimate guide to everything Japanese, including lifestyle, culture, or its tangible objects. Ranging from topics as diverse as ritual to collectibles, here are the objects of ceramics, theater, design, massage, sushi, transprotation, festivals, sumo wrestling, and even insect collecting. 024771

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8 A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West
Gamble, Adam & Takesato Watanabe
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Regnery Publishing Inc. 2004 0-89526-046-8 / 9780895260468 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Japan. 007507

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The Cheerful Heart, Gray, Elizabeth Janet
9 The Cheerful Heart
Gray, Elizabeth Janet
New York Viking Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Kazue Mizumura, Illustrator 
First Edition ("First published in 1959 by the Viking Press" on copyright page). Clean orange-brown cloth boards with red decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. hint of very slight wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 176 pgs. with illustrations by Kazue Mizumura. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Happy story of a young Japanese girl who, with her steadfast and cheerful heart, helped her family rebuild not only their home, but their very lives. 6" x 9". Children's. 017227

Price: 25.00 USD
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In Far Japan - Glimpses and Sketches, Hedges, Frank H.
10 In Far Japan - Glimpses and Sketches
Hedges, Frank H.
Japan Hokuseido Press 1946 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Very nice clean hardcover (pressed paper hardboard with clean unchipped paste-on labels on cover and spine), in original glassine wrapper. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Black and white illustrations. 330 pages. 024339

Price: 45.00 USD
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Hiroshima, Hersey, John
11 Hiroshima
Hersey, John
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Book club edition in clean original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with brown lettering and small decoration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 118 pages. Dust jacket is quite clean, unchipped, no tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025714

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet, Hoyt, Edwin P.
12 The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet
Hoyt, Edwin P.
New York Weybright and Talley 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying; light bump to base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; small previous owner name and date at top corner of title page. 314 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed review and related news clippings laid in. 8vo. World War II. 016754

Price: 30.00 USD
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What the Scarecrow Said, Ikeda, Stewart David
13 What the Scarecrow Said
Ikeda, Stewart David
New York Harper Collins/Regan Books 1996 0-06-039164-2 / 9780060391645 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean gold boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To Oliver - Best of Luck with your own writing & teaching - Keep the Faith! - SDI" and then flat signed below author's name: "Stewart David Ikeda - Feb. 14, 1998 - Phoenix." 445 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Epic novel of a Japanese-American family that begins with the birth of its hero aboard the ship that brings his parents to the United States and ends in the aftermath of a great national shame: the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. 8vo. Fiction. 015858

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Embracing Family, Kojima, Nobuo
14 Embracing Family
Kojima, Nobuo
New York Dalkey Archive Press 2005 1564784053 / 9781564784056 First U.S. Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. As new condition. Translation from the Japanese by Yukiko Tanaka. Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 161 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (21.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Set during the U.S. occupation following World War II, a novel of conflict between Western and Eastern traditions, between a husband and wife, between ideals and reality. 020141

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The Tale of the Shining Princess, Matsubara, Hisako
15 The Tale of the Shining Princess
Matsubara, Hisako
Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International Ltd. 1966 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Naoko Matsubara, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition, with publisher's original paper wrap-around band, in original slipcase. Clean orange textured fine paper covered boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Gorgeous decorated endpapers containing real pressed leaves. Featuring the unusual and fascinating woodblock-print artistry of Naoko Matsubara, one of Japan's most gifted artists. Prints are in both color and black and white. A treasure in terms of its importance to Japanese literature, the story is said to have been Japan's first prose fiction, an anonymous work dating back to the ninth century. 023129

Price: 45.00 USD
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16 In the Gray Rain
McCartney, Hazel Severson
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Michiko Honjo, Illustrator 
Clean green boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 246 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with a couple of small very faint stains. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Fascinating real-life stories of present-day Japan--its beauty, hardships, graciousness, determination, romance." -( from front cover of dustjacket). 8vo. Japan. 010101

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Decay of the Angel, Mishima, Yukio
17 The Decay of the Angel
Mishima, Yukio
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1974 0394466136 / 9780394466132 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with small metallic decoration on cover, blue metallic lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean brown top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 236 pp. + 3 pages about the author and translator at rear of book. Translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap). Slightest hint of superficial surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The fourth and final novel of "The Sea of Fertility" series of novels by Yukio Mishima. 020806

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, Naoko Chino
18 A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns
Naoko Chino
Kodansha International 2000 4770026080 / 9784770026088 Stated First Edition Paperback Fine 
First Edition, 2000 stated on copyright page. Clean bright trade paperback with French flaps, no creasing or wear - as new condition. Size approx. 5" x 7". Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 309 pages with index. Contains fifty of the most common basic patterns; sixty-nine variations of the basic patterns; formulas delineating basic pattern structure; definitions of terms used in the formulas; polite example sentences and dialogues, commentary on individual usages; all the basic patterns needed for Levels 3 & 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. 025783

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19 Storied Cities of Japan
Nishida, Kazuo
Tokyo John Weatherhill 1963 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with gold line and names of Japanese cities on cover, green silk cloth spine with bright gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name, address and date on front free endpaper (otherwise clean olive green endpapers). 300 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The colorful past and present of eight unforgettable Japanese cities. 8-1/2 x 5". Japan. 012043

Price: 15.00 USD
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Dear Miss Breed, Oppenheim, Joanne
20 Dear Miss Breed
Oppenheim, Joanne
Scholastic Nonfiction 2006 0439569923 / 9780439569927 Stated First edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean unclipped jacket. Glossy illustrated boards. Large book - 8-3/4" x 10-1/2". No wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, images and drawings. 288 pages. Clean crisp dustjacket is not price clipped (22.99 US on front inside flap), unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True stories of the Japanese American incarcerations during World War II and a Librarian who made a difference. 022032

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