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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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
5 Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century
Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
Honolulu University Press Of Hawaii 1981 0824806921 / 9780824806927 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean light gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white plates, some are fold-outs. 356 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has slightest hint of edge wear, one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025954

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Japanese Enlightenment - A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi, Blacker, Carmen
6 The Japanese Enlightenment - A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi
Blacker, Carmen
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Frontispiece photo portrait of Fukuzawa in 1898. Illustrated with 2 additional black & white plates. 186 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with price intact (6.00 on front inside flap) is unchipped, no tears, has very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025897

Price: 25.00 USD
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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, Bradley, James
7 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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Japan, Bristol, Horace
8 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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Japanese Art of War, Cleary, Thomas
9 Japanese Art of War
Cleary, Thomas
Boston / London Shambhala 1992 0877736537 / 9780877736530 1992 Paperback Near Fine 
Later printing, very clean nice condition. Trade paperback has no wear, fading, or creasing. Very small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of half-title page. No other marks. 131 pages with index. 025953

Price: 10.00 USD
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All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese, Dalby, Liza
10 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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A Diplomat's Wife in Japan - Sketches at the Turn of the Century, Fraser, Mary C.
11 A Diplomat's Wife in Japan - Sketches at the Turn of the Century
Fraser, Mary C.
John Weatherhill, Inc. 1982 0834801728 / 9780834801721 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, 1982, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown silk cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Green endpapers, with previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Edited by Hugh Cortazzi. Illustrated with map, full color wood block prints. 351 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025923

Price: 20.00 USD
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12 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Cheerful Heart, Gray, Elizabeth Janet
13 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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Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen
14 Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan
Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1968 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black letterin on spine. Tiny pin-head spots of wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tiny previous owner last name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Small circular blind-stamped embossment of initials in corner of title page. Introduction by Joseph R. Strayer. 396 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, very small shallow chips at top spine edge, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025959

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Japanese Character - A Cultural Profile, Hasegawa, Nyozekan
15 The Japanese Character - A Cultural Profile
Hasegawa, Nyozekan
Tokyo Kodansha International Ltd. 1966 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean dust jacket plus original glassine wrapper. Very clean green boards with gold Japanese vertical writing on cover, unfaded black cloth spine with bright gold English lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated by John Bester. Frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated with black and white plates. 157 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, in unworn translucent glassine wrapper. A lovely copy. 025899

Price: 25.00 USD
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In Far Japan - Glimpses and Sketches, Hedges, Frank H.
16 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
17 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.
18 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
19 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Embracing Family, Kojima, Nobuo
20 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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