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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

Price: 15.00 USD
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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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My War With Japan, Alcott, Carroll
3 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)
4 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
5 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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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
6 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
7 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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Flyboys, Bradley, James
8 Flyboys
Bradley, James
Boston Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with clean red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. 398 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a group of American flyers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and held prisoner on Chichi Jima. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". World War II. 017003

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Kimono: Vanishing Tradition Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century, Cheryl Imperatore; Paul Maclardy
9 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
10 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
11 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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The Children, Fedorova, Nina
12 The Children
Fedorova, Nina
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with pink lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. 386 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, 2" closed tear at top rear spine fold, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel by the author of "The Family", this too is set in China, during the time of Japanese aggression, with White Russian refugees struggling for existence against hopeless odds. Explores the problems of youth under hardship, and the ties of human affection that are stronger than space and time. 017934

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A Diplomat's Wife in Japan - Sketches at the Turn of the Century, Fraser, Mary C.
13 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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14 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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Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves, Gifford, Barry
15 Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves
Gifford, Barry
New York Dutton 1980 0525143440 / 9780525143444 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Pale gray boards with white lettering on spine. Nice sharp unworn corners, slight bumping to spine ends. 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. 142 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, vertical creasing to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first full-length novel is an unusual, captivating exporation into the life of a single man. Written in the form used by the classic Japanese writer Sei Shonagon in her "Pillow Book"--short, essayistic stories or tales woven around a central moral--this landscape is the self-portrait of a man who, often swept away by passion in his youth, approaches his later years with increasing distance and an almost Zen-like tranquility. 027389

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Hiroshima Diary - The Journal of a Japanese Physician August 6-September 30, 1945, Hachiya, Michihiko, M.D.
16 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
17 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
18 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.
19 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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The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet, Hoyt, Edwin P.
20 The Battle of Leyte Gulf: The Death Knell of the Japanese Fleet
Hoyt, Edwin P.
New York Weybright and Talley 1972 First 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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