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Japanese History and Culture

Japanese History and Culture

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An Easy English Course for the Use of Common Schools
1 An Easy English Course for the Use of Common Schools
Japan Softcover Good Softcover 16mo 
Lightweight paper dust jacket over plain paper bindings, rubbed and chipped and soiled, flaps detaching; a few small gouges to backstrip paper; some insect predation to top corner of back cover; some leaves bent at corners, edges slightly chipped; Japanese words inked on inside front cover; leaf edges, endpapers, some margins foxed and smudged, else a tight, clean instructional. In wraps; book info in Japanese, text of English words wit Japanese meanings. Appears to be circa early 1900s. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Sumo
Tokyo, Japan Nihon, 1959 Softcover Very Good Softcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Stapled paperback, unpaginated, undate, but ~20 pp., circa 1960s. Tons of black-and-white photographs, colorful pictorial covers. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Their Japan, being brief descriptions of noteworthy phases of Japanese life, of many of the customs, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese also descriptions of the principal places usually visited by tourists, besides places away from well-trodden trails, and numerous other subjects, de Garis, Frederic
3 de Garis, Frederic Their Japan, being brief descriptions of noteworthy phases of Japanese life, of many of the customs, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese also descriptions of the principal places usually visited by tourists, besides places away from well-trodden trails, and numerous other subjects
Yokohama Yoshikawa, First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy and quite attractive. Uniquely bound softcover copy, with maroon linen over flexible softpaper wraps, spine being bound in silver string, and with title and volume number on decorated paper label, slightly abraded. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Age-toning to pages, stuffed with black-and-white illustrations (389). 204 pp. Date of publication not stated, but appears to be the late 1930s. Comprises a general guide to Japan and Japanese culture, describing the cities, towns and history, as well as important cultural aspects. This includes music, the Samurai tradition, marriages, women, festivals, suicides, etc. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
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We Japanese, being descriptions of many of the customs, manners, ceremonies, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese besides numerous other subjects, Volume I, Second Edition, de Garis, Frederic
4 de Garis, Frederic We Japanese, being descriptions of many of the customs, manners, ceremonies, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese besides numerous other subjects, Volume I, Second Edition
Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan Fujiya Hotel, First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy and quite attractive. Uniquely bound softcover copy, with linen over flexible softpaper wraps, spine being side-bound in silver string, and with title and volume number on decorated paper label, neatly affixed. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Age-toning to pages, untrimmed, stuffed with black-and-white illustrations (355). Date of publication not stated, but appears to be mid-late 1930s, and Volume II was first published in 1937. 200 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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5 Faure, Pierre Le Kabuki, et ses Ecrivains, Suivi de la Traduction de la Piece de Kawatake Mokuami, Izayoi et Seishin
Paris L'Asiateque, 1977 Softcover Near Fine Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. French language text. Dealer stamp, neatly affixed. Lots of black-and-white illustrations. 162 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Complete Works of John Steinbeck, Vol. 8 (Sustainbekku Zenshu 8), Steinbeck, John (Sutainbekku, Jyon)
6 Steinbeck, John (Sutainbekku, Jyon) The Complete Works of John Steinbeck, Vol. 8 (Sustainbekku Zenshu 8)
Osaka, Japan Osaka Kyoiku Tosho, 1999 4271114189 / 9784271114185 First THUS Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Inscription on front free end page in ink; otherwise, the book is in mint condition. Book and slipcase are in Like New condition. Japanese text. This volume includes the novel and play edition of both The Moon is Down (Tsuki wa shizuminu: Shousetsu & Gikyoku) and Burning Bright (Ranran to moeru: Shousetsu & Gikyoku). Translated by Shiraga Eiko, Takamura Hiromasa, Nakashima Saikichi, Tanaka Keisuke. Inscribed to Professor (Tetsumaro) Hayashi, a leading Steinbeck scholar and one of his major biographers and bibliographers. Rice paper covering book, though somewhat frayed and tattered. Paper label title on slip-case cover, title in Japanese on spine of slip-case. Black-and-white photograph of Steinbeck with wife and child. 525 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Japan Today: a cultural guide, Taki, Shodo
7 Taki, Shodo Japan Today: a cultural guide
Tokyo, Japan Society for Japanese Cultural Information, 1947 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Blue linen over flexible softpaper wraps, red-lettered paper label affixed to front cover, with side-bound white linen string, frayed a bit. Age-toning to text, but clean and unmarked. Typical post-World War Two Occupied Japan item dating to immediate post-War period. Former price sticker adhering to front cover. Foxing to endpapers and throughout, and absolutely stuffed with black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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English and American of Today, Tomita, G.
8 Tomita, G. English and American of Today
Japan Hardcover Very Good- No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 
Light grey cloth bindings, rubbed at extremities, slightly cocked; backstrip browned; a bit of pale spotting to boards; owner's inked name and stamp on front free endpaper and title page. A few red-penciled margin notations; leaf edges, paste-downs, endpapers lightly foxed and smudged, else a tight, sturdy reference volume. Features word lists with comparative US/UK/Japanese meanings, phrases and literary passages similarly explained, indexed English/Japanese word list; book info and bulk of text in Japanese. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Strand of Pearls From Old Japan, Wyman, Bernice Bassett
9 Wyman, Bernice Bassett A Strand of Pearls From Old Japan
Boston The Christopher Publishing House, First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, red cloth, with gilt lettering to cover and to spine, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages clean and clear, if a bit age-toned. Yellow pictorial dust jacket, sunned, tanned, not price-clipped, fully intact. Inscribed by the author, "To My Good Friend, Mae MacIntyre Walter, Bernice Bassett Wyman." Fine and first-hand account of "Old Japan," through the 1930s. 128 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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