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41 The Honorable Picnic
Raucat, Thomas
New York The Viking Press 1955 Re-issue Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green marbled boards with clean yellow spine, green title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Red top-stained page edges. 319 pgs. Page decorations by Lorraine Combs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, hint of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Re-issue (originally published in France, with first U.S. edition published in 1927) of a novel centering on a festive outing at a Tokyo resort - involves a worldly Swiss diplomat in pursuit of amorous diversion, and, ultimately, seven Japanese. Each sees the day's adventure in the light of irony, farce, whimsicality, high comedy, or tragedy. 8vo. Fiction. 011478

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42 Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage
Reischauer, Haru Matsukata
Cambridge/London The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1986 0-674-78800-1 / 9780674788008 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with rust cloth spine, silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light corner wear, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Decorated endpapers. No names, bookplates or marks. 371 pgs. with index. Illustrated with lovely black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has been price clipped, two small (3/4" and less) closed edge tears, tiny chip at rear bottom edge (smaller than a pea), light rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Japan. 005394

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Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan, Rosenstone, Robert A.
43 Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan
Rosenstone, Robert A.
Harvard University Press 1988 0674576411 / 9780674576414 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped dust jacket. Rust brown cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. Clean, with no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with maroon endpapers (small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper and top edge of blank fly leaf). 315 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has some fading to spine background and upper left front corner, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027136

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Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany, Schott, Ben
44 Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany
Schott, Ben
New York Bloomsbury USA 2004 1582344205 / 9781582344201 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading 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. Sewn in ribbon page-marker. 159 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, neat price clip to lower corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Uncommon wisdom and knowledge from the world of food and drink - both the highly entertaining and the useful. Where else would you learn the best way to cook a swan (and why you aren't allowed to); the arcane methodology of the Japanese tea ceremony; how to plan the perfect dinner party; how Hemingway liked to mix his martinis, Samuel Johnson's comments on food and drink? 027054

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The Chinese Ginger Jars, Scovel, Myra (with Nelle Keys Bell)
45 The Chinese Ginger Jars
Scovel, Myra (with Nelle Keys Bell)
New York Harper & Brothers 1962 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
Association copy - Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Some wear to edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but have some underlining, with blank endpapers (light foxing to endpapers). Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "For Kathleen, The little girl I used to baby-sit, with much Love, Myra Scovel." Newspaper book review from the Cortland Standard (2003) laid in. 189 pages. Dust jacket has some creasing, short closed edge tears, foxing and corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024652

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Techniques of Japanese Embroidery, Shuji Tamura
46 Techniques of Japanese Embroidery
Shuji Tamura
USA Krause Publications 2004 0873416279 / 9780873416276 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Beautifully clean, as new large soft cover book - approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11". No fading, creasing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated in full color. 128 pages. A definitive technique and design source book for Japanese embroidery. Includes hints on different fabrics and threads plus framing instructions. Over 90 color photographs and 50 stitch techniques, including layering, holding, creating geometric effects, couching, padding, knots and braided cords. 025988

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The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan, Sitwell, Sacheverell
47 The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan
Sitwell, Sacheverell
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1959 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering on spine. Very slight browning to top front board edge, otherwise a clean book. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with photographs. 314 pages with index. Dust jacket designed by George salter is clean, not price clipped, has chipping up to 1" at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, nice photos on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautifully written account of the author's travels in Japan and the culture he experienced there. 027658

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The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan, Sitwell, Sacheverell
48 The Bridge of the Brocade Sash - Travels and Observations in Japan
Sitwell, Sacheverell
Cleveland, Ohio / New York, NY World Publishing 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with darker green decoration on cover, dark green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Pink endpapers are clean, with small tasteful previous owner bookplate in lower corner of front paste-down. No other marks. Illustrated with photographs (black & white and full color). 314 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean (slightly age-toned), tiny chip at one corner tip, very slight wear at spine ends, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025267

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A Chime of Windbells - A Year of Japanese Haiku in English Verse Translations with an Essay, Stewart, Harold
49 A Chime of Windbells - A Year of Japanese Haiku in English Verse Translations with an Essay
Stewart, Harold
Charles E. Tuttle 1970 Third printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
A beautifully printed and bound book with original publisher's banner and clean original slipcase. Clean beige and green cloth boards with two decorative fans on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 236 pages with index. Clean slipcase is solid and uncracked. A few tiny spots of light surface wear to front opening edge. 025926

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The Tea Ceremony, Tanaka, Seno
50 The Tea Ceremony
Tanaka, Seno
New York Harmony Books 1977 0517530392 / 9780517530399 First Paperback Very Good 
Clean large trade paperback (approx. size is 9" x 11"). Covers are clean, no chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean (slightly yellowed), with no previous owner markings. Beautifully illustrated, many full page color photographs. Foreword by Edwin O. Reischauer. 214 pages with index. 025867

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Rising Sun - The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945, Toland, John
51 The Rising Sun - The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945
Toland, John
New York Random House 1970 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean gold and burgundy cloth boards with metallic Japanese symbols on cover, metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright; small previous owner inscription on half title page. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with seven maps and over sixty photographs. 954 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027341

Price: 35.00 USD
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Story of Yamada Waka From Prostitute to Feminist Pioneer, Tomoko Yawazaki
52 Story of Yamada Waka From Prostitute to Feminist Pioneer
Tomoko Yawazaki
Kodansha America 1985 0870117335 / 9780870117336 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright unchipped dust jacket. Very clean burnt orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 159 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Around the turn of the century, a young Japanese girl from a village near Yokohama was sent to America and enticed into white slavery. She was, of course, not the only one to suffer this fate, but this woman was Yamada Waka and her life story is more incredible than fiction. 025932

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The Rape of St. Clare, Trewinnard, Philip
53 The Rape of St. Clare
Trewinnard, Philip
London New English Library 1986 0450061310 / 9780450061318 First Unknown Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean navy blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 255 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Riotous satire ensues as a Japanese/British conglomerate (Pirana House Investments) set up operations in an obscure rural location (a tiny fishing village on the southwestern tip of Cornwall) to develop their secret experiments. 027275

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Japanese Cooking A Simple Art, Tsuji, Shizuo
54 Japanese Cooking A Simple Art
Tsuji, Shizuo
Kodansha International 1980 0870113992 / 9780870113994 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, 1980 in unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean pale blue-green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and full color plates. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. 517 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, one very short closed edge tear, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Over 220 recipes with 510 sketches, 16 color pages. Chart of North American and Japanese fish. Extensive lists of shops in North America where ingredients can be purchased. Calorie and weight chart of typical Japanese foods, metric conversion tables. 028050

Price: 75.00 USD
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Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99 - The Recollections of Captain John Baxter Will, Sailing-Master and Pilot, Will, Captain John Baxter (George Alexander Lensen, Editor)
55 Trading under Sail off Japan 1860-99 - The Recollections of Captain John Baxter Will, Sailing-Master and Pilot
Will, Captain John Baxter (George Alexander Lensen, Editor)
Tokyo Sophia University (In cooperation with the Diplomatic Press, Tallahassee, Florida) 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Beautiful book in original dust jacket. Golden beige cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight rubbing to red title box background. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean patterned endpapers. Previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top edge of half-title page. Frontispiece is a Japanese drawing of Captain Will, used by him as his bookplate. Lovely illustrations, many of them fold-out. 190 pages with index. Clean dust jacket with price intact (12.50 on upper corner of front inside flap), small clip to lower corner of front inside flap, no chips, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025893

Price: 45.00 USD
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Torpedo 8 - The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron, Wolfert, Ira
56 Torpedo 8 - The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron
Wolfert, Ira
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1943 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Collectible condition hardcover book with original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black letering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned, as most wartime books were made from slightly inferior paper). Very clean bright color illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Copright 1943; no date on title page. 127 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), some very tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Photo of Swede and his wife on rear panel. Revenge was sweet after the Japanese took out the United States Navy Torpedo Squadron 8 in a few minutes in the Battle of Midway, and Swede Larsen led the charge. 027403

Price: 50.00 USD
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Bonchi, Yamasaki, Toyoko
57 Bonchi
Yamasaki, Toyoko
Honolulu, Hawaii University Press of Hawaii 1982 0-8248-0794-4 / 9780824807948 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded maroon boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean maroon endpapers. Translated by Harue and Travis Summersgill. Small neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of title page. Jacket and title page illustrations by Teii Nakamura. 404 pages. Clean dust jacket is unfaded, unchipped, no tears, hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025933

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kyoto and Nara, Yanagishima, Hikosaku
58 Kyoto and Nara
Yanagishima, Hikosaku
Kyoto, Japan Ranshobo Company, Ltd. 1996 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Sosei Kudzunishi, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green-gold and blue green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean photo-illustrated dustjacket with gold lettering is unchipped, has hint of edge wear at spine corners, several closed edge tears at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 7-1/2" x 10-1/4". 017312

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Silent Traveller in Japan, Yee, Chiang
59 The Silent Traveller in Japan
Yee, Chiang
New York W. W. Norton 1972 0393086429 / 9780393086423 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with bright blue Japanese lettering on cover, bright blue title lettering on English on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Very slight dust-speckling to top text block edges. Written and illustrated by Chiang Yee. 430 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one tiny closed edge tear at top rear spine fold, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Japan's customs and rituals, dress and language, poetry and drama, painting and sculpture, kites and carp, trees and flowers, everything is revealed to us in Mr. Chiang's inimitable text and delightful drawings. 028056

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Heike Story, Yoshikawa, Eiji
60 The Heike Story
Yoshikawa, Eiji
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Kenkichi Sugimoto, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red cloth spine, small black illustration on beige cloth with blind-stamped Japanese symbols on red cloth, bright gold lettering on spine. No 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. Illustrations by Kenkichi Sugimoto. Translated from the Japanese by Fuki Wooyenaka Uramatsu. 627 pages. Clean dust jacket (jacket painting by Fumi Komatsu) is not price clipped, unfaded, has several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A medieval epic novel on a heroic scale, full of splendor and pageantry and surging narrative power. 026300

Price: 75.00 USD
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