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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
1 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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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, Ames, Kenneth
2 Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture
Ames, Kenneth
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1992 1566393337 / 9781566393331 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition large trade paperback (approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11"). Covers are clean, uncreased, unchipped. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with fascinating photographs of various aspects of society during the Victorian age. 265 pages with index. 026656

Price: 22.00 USD
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Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan, Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi (Translators)
3 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
4 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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Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan, Awret, Irene
5 Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan
Awret, Irene
New York Schocken Books 1984 0-8052-3923-5 / 9780805239232 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 245 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A memoir capturing the personalities and traditions of Jewish-Tunisian culture. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". Biography. 017034

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6 Christian Missions and a New World Culture
Baker, Archibald G.
Willett, Clark & Co. 1934 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
322 pgs. VG+ Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. BInding tight & square. Pages & edges clean. P/O bookplate inside front cover. Very small white paper label near base of spine.Christian. 003137

Price: 10.00 USD
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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
7 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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New Native American Cuisine - Five-Star Recipes From The Chefs Of Arizona's Kai Restaurant, Betancourt, Marian; with Executive Chef Michael O'Dowd and Chef de Cuisine Jack Strong
8 New Native American Cuisine - Five-Star Recipes From The Chefs Of Arizona's Kai Restaurant
Betancourt, Marian; with Executive Chef Michael O'Dowd and Chef de Cuisine Jack Strong
Globe Pequot Press (Three Forks) 2009 0762748958 / 9780762748952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in dust jacket, SIGNED with Executive Chef's business card laid in. Boldly inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "Cindy, Please enjoy our journ and what our culture is all about - 2010 - M." Pale lavender cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very slight soiling to bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are strong. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with bright red endpapers. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs of food, and the chefs! 136 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, has a couple of spots of soiling at bottom edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book brings ancient cuisine into the modern spotlight with classical culinary techniques with more than 50 delectable recipes from Arizona's Kai Restaurant--the only Native American restaurant in the nation to have achieved AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star status. 026092

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Mama's Way, Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
9 Mama's Way
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with golden brown cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very slight bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. No other marks. 214 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight wear at corner tips and spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nice clean book & dustjacket, signed by author -- gift quality. 8vo. Scandinavia. 011589

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Japanese Enlightenment - A Study of the Writings of Fukuzawa Yukichi, Blacker, Carmen
10 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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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
11 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

Price: 15.00 USD
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Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series), Brennan, Georgeanne
12 Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series)
Brennan, Georgeanne
Time-Life Books 1999 0737020199 / 9780737020199 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in very clean unclipped dust jacket. Large format - approx. size is 9" x 13'. Clean ivory boards with black cloth spine, ivory lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with awesome photography of both recipes and scenery. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A trip not only to the French table, but to the very heart of French culture, with amazing recipes. 027672

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Maps & Dreams, Brody, Hugh
13 Maps & Dreams
Brody, Hugh
New York Pantheon 1982 0-394-52104-8 / 9780394521046 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark to top page edges. 297 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Eighteen-month journey into the Canadian sub-arctic, exploring the culture of the native people as well as the geography. 8 vo.. Adventure. 007860

Price: 12.00 USD
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Black Ship to Hell, Brophy, Brigid
14 Black Ship to Hell
Brophy, Brigid
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 492 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book which analyzes the origins, history, and manifestations of the destructive impulse that exists in human beings. 018509

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Deep Song - Adventures with Gypsy Songs and Singers in Andalusia and Other Lands, Brown, Irving
15 Deep Song - Adventures with Gypsy Songs and Singers in Andalusia and Other Lands
Brown, Irving
New York Harper & Brothers 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 355 pages with index. Dust jacket is price clipped, has corner chipping, edge wear, closed tears, ink stamped "Release Date for Review MAR 13 1929". Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For fifteen years the author travelled with gypsies of every continent, and in his picturesque account of these wanderings he shows every phase of gypsy life from birth to death. Many of the songs were included here for the first time, and their background is shown in the amazing personalities and customs of their singers. 027716

Price: 100.00 USD
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Old Creole Days - Together with Scwenes of Cable's Romances by Lafcadio Hearn, Cable, George Washington
16 Old Creole Days - Together with Scwenes of Cable's Romances by Lafcadio Hearn
Cable, George Washington
New York Heritage Press 1943 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket John O'Hara Cosgrave II, Illustrator 
Very clean unworn book in original slipcase, with Heritage Press "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Clean decorated boards with rust brown cloth spine. No fading, bumping or wear. 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. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. With a Prologue by Edward Larocque Tinker. 224 pages. Clean sturdy black paper-covered slipcase has a couple of very small edge chips. 027329

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East Meets West, South of the Border, Canfield, D. Lincoln
17 East Meets West, South of the Border
Canfield, D. Lincoln
Carbondale and Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slight fading at extreme upper edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed in Spanish and signed, dated on front free endpaper by author. Previous owner name and date below. 137 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small spot on front panel near fold edge (smaller than a dime); one 1/16" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Latin America. 016230

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kimono: Vanishing Tradition Japanese Textiles of the 20th Century, Cheryl Imperatore; Paul Maclardy
18 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children, Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
19 Shen of the Sea - A Book for Children
Chrisman, Arthur Bowie
New York E. P. Dutton 1938 Twenty-second printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Lovely, clean later printing of the first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering and illustration of children flying a kite on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with over fifty silhouettes by Else Hasselris. 252 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chips at upper edge of rear panel (under 1/8"), slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Awarded the Newbery Medal on October 4, 1926. A series of fascinating Chinese stories in which the author has caught admirably the spirit of Chinese life and thought. 026885

Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Civilisation - A Personal View
Clark, Kenneth
New York Harper & Row 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, very slight fading at top board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with black and white and full color plates. 359 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has very slight edge wear and one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the fall of the Roman Empire to present times, the author explores our history and culture through the diverse creative works of Western man. A must-have book for any history buff. 027207

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