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A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection
1 A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection

San Francisco Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1976 First Soft Cover Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality. No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean. Softcover book with illustrated cover. No creasing, chipping or rubbing. The Avery Brundage Collection. 191 pgs. 8-1/2" x 11". . WARD01740

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Meiji 1868 - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan, Akamatsu, Paul
2 Meiji 1868 - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Japan
Akamatsu, Paul
New York Harper & Row 1972 First 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
3 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 First 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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My War With Japan, Alcott, Carroll
4 My War With Japan
Alcott, Carroll
New York Henry Holt 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed on front free endpaper by author: "Faithfully - Carroll Alcott - June 1943." Very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 368 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. American newsman and radio broadcaster in the Far East, Carroll Alcott conducted a fierce one-man war against the Rising Sun for fifteen years. This book is what he knew about the Japanese enemy at the time. 023497

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Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan, Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi (Translators)
5 Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan
Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi (Translators)
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1920 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean brown paper-covered boards with beige cloth spine. Gold Japanese lettering on cover, gold lettering in English on spine. Small spots of wear-through to lower corner tips, very small spots of wear to lower spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name ink-stamped at top of front free endpaper and front paste-down. With an Introduction by Amy Lowell. Illustrations in black and white and full color, including lovely color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 201 pages with Appendix. 027046

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Saints and Samurai: The Political Culture of American and Japanese Elites, Austin, Lewis
6 Saints and Samurai: The Political Culture of American and Japanese Elites
Austin, Lewis
Yale University Press 1975 0300018614 / 9780300018615 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. 197 pages with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The effects of traditionally conditioned Japanese attitudes and expectations about hierarchy, personalism, and community--and of the American biases toward equality, legalism, and personal isolation--are explored in the patterns of group behavior and decision-making that predominate in each culture. 027042

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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
7 Paradox Isle
Bache, Carol
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First 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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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
8 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

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The Japanese Enlightenment - A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi, Blacker, Carmen
9 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

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Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
10 Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1938 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Deluxe Limited Edition (this being number 487 of five hundred copies) SIGNED by the author and in original dust jacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Errata sheet laid in. With one hundred twenty full page reproductions of the author's photographs and five itinerary maps. Photographs are gorgeous, clean and sharp, and are accompanied by clean printed tissue guards. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, and enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. Printed with the finest materials and containing full page photos of unusual beauty, this highly readable illustrated travelogue covers author's diverse travels around the world from Japan to Moscow to the Himalayas and beyond. As a visiting philosopher, he gets the people's views and reactions to foreign exploitation and their thoughts on religion as he mingles with the low castes of India, the coolies of China, and the poor of Japan. Dr. Bradshaw observes life as he found it among the people, and reported it faithfully without a preconceived agenda. 023463

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Kimono: Vanishing Tradition Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century, Cheryl Imperatore; Paul Maclardy
11 Kimono: Vanishing Tradition Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century
Cheryl Imperatore; Paul Maclardy
Atglen, Pennsylvania Schiffer Publishing 2001 0764312286 / 9780764312281 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unworn glossy illustrated boards. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, all pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page: "Cheryl Imperatore". Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout. 255 pages with glossary. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027707

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Japanese Art of War, Cleary, Thomas
12 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

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All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese, Dalby, Liza
13 All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
Dalby, Liza
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688025307 / 9780688025304 First 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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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
14 Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Sincerely, Sister Maria del Rey." 308 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Very clean unchipped jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge (1/2" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters is our guide in this grand tour across the world. Always her description is full of humor and anecdote as she visits Tanganyika, Ceylon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Africa and more. 019201

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West of the Dateline, Duffus, R. L.
15 West of the Dateline
Duffus, R. L.
New York W. W. Norton 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean green boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 191 pgs. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped on front flap but price is still present; no chipping, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Retired from his post as editorial writer on the New York Times, the author and his wife set off on a Pacific journey, visiting the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Hong Kong, Manila, Samboanga, Port Moresby, Australia, and New Zealand. "In his characteristic style, Mr. Duffus writes with wit, enthusiasm, an insight about their companions, the people they met and fondly remember, the charm and surprise of new places and different societies." 8vo. Adventure. 012037

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A Diplomat's Wife in Japan - Sketches at the Turn of the Century, Fraser, Mary C.
16 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

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17 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 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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Hiroshima Diary - The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6-September 30, 1945, Hachiya, Michihiko, M.D.
18 Hiroshima Diary - The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6-September 30, 1945
Hachiya, Michihiko, M.D.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina University of North Carolina Press 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, translated and Edited by Warner Wells, M.D. (University of North Carolina School of Medicine). Written by Michihiko Hachiya, Director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital. In clean unclipped original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover,m gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings or bookplates. 238 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Photo of author and his family on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Probably the first intimate book-length eye-witness account of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath. 026097

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Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen
19 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

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The Japanese Character - A Cultural Profile, Hasegawa, Nyozekan
20 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

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