January 29, 2019 eList: Asia
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n.p., n.d. . Oblong 4to, 10 leaves, 60 photographs (mostly 3½" x 5½" but also 4" x 6"), captions in Dutch; contemporary floral cloth; bound with a string of rawhide. Some of the photographs are dated as late as 1924. Contains views of Suez, Port Said, Padang, and Colombo, but the majority are in and around Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and its volcanos, notably the Tengger volcano of which there are several photographs, including a double page panorama (consisting of 4 conjoined photographs) of the famed the Tengger Sand Sea across which is the caldera of the ancient volcano, plus another of the Mount Bromo crater. Generally very good to fine.
Djakarta: Nusantara Publishing Co., 1958. First edition, 8vo., pp. 55; illustrations throughout; grey paper wrappers with pictorial paper dust wrapper. Small triangle shaped tear to dust jacket, otherwise fine. An account of the short-lived P.R.R.I uprising in Indonesia, as told by a field officer in Sukarno's nationalist army. The uncovering of CIA support for rebel activity resulted in Indonesia's long term shift towards China and the Soviet Union.
Geneva: P.S. King & Son, Ltd., 1938. 8vo, pp. vii, 331; Studies and Reports Series B (Economic Conditions) No. 26; Vietnamese library blind stamp on title page, paper label accession numbers on spine, pages toned, extremities toned and creased, spine ends lightly chipped, else good in original green printed wrappers. The report contains chapters on forced or compulsory labour, wage-paid employment, medical protection, morale, protection of peasants, and European labour to name a few.
New York: S. A. Rollo & Co., 1859. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xviii, - 531, ; inserted color lithograph frontispiece and title-p., double-p. lithograph map, 69 wood-engraved plates; original pictorial brown cloth, gilt-stamped on upper cover and spine; the whole a little dull, two signatures extended, else very good. Smith, American Travellers Abroad, I-2: "Big and gaudy, this book epitomizes the type of traveler and travel caricatured in Around the World in Eighty Days."
Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto: Shisho-do, 1871. Small 8vo (approx. 7"x 5"), 16 leaves plus printed endpaper folded and sewn in the Japanese manner, xylographically printed throughout, orig. blue paper wrappers, printed paper label (chipped and with some loss) on cover; wrappers spotted, but generally good and sound throughout, with one small illustration in the text showing the proper method of holding a pen. This copy preserves the separately printed wraparound sleeve. Includes 6 pp. of alphabets, 6pp. of Roman and Arabic numbers, and 18 pp. of penmanship and ligature examples all for the instruction of the Japanese student learning to write Western characters.
Tokyo, Osaka, & Kyoto: Shisho-do, 1871. Small 8vo (approx. 7"x 5"), 16 leaves plus printed endpapers folded and sewn in the Japanese manner, xylographically printed throughout, orig. gray paper wrappers, printed paper label on cover; wrappers worn, but generally good and sound throughout, with one small illustration in the text showing the proper method of holding a pen. Includes 6 pp. of alphabets, 6pp. of Roman and Arabic numbers, and 18 pp. of penmanship and ligature examples all for the instruction of the Japanese student learning to write Western characters.
Tokyo: the Japanese Government Railways, 1933. 16mo, pp. ccx, 506; frontispiece, maps, pictorial endpapers; original red cloth lettered in gilt in original printed tan board box; previous owner's name printed on title page, else a fine copy. A revision and condensation of Vols. II and III, dealing with Japan, of the Official Guide to Eastern Asia, 1914.
Tokyo: Aoyama-do, 1872. 8vo (approx. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4"), 17 leaves folded and sewn in the Japanese manner plus printed pastedown; xylographically printed throughout; generally fine in orig. green wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover. Includes 7pp. of alphabets, penmanship samples and 18pp. of simple vocabulary, English entries with Japanese equivalents and phonetics. Not found in OCLC. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 103.
Tokyo: Imperial Agricultural Experiment Station, 1931. First edition, 4to, pp. , 215; map, 97 figures, 88 tables, 29 plates (many in color); errata slip tipped to verso of the title page, xerox biography of the author bound in after the table of contents; original printed wrappers bound in later green cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, preserving the original publisher's slipcase.
Tokyo: Bureau of City Planning, 1998. Large oblong 8vo (approx 8½" x 11½"), 4 volumes; maps, photos, and diagrams in color; text in English and Japanese; fine in pictorial wrappers. Together with: Urban redevelopment projects, pp. 12; staple-bound in white wrappers, text in English and Japanese, focused on specific projects within greater metropolitan Tokyo. All in fine condition.
[Tokyo]: Ryoko Do, [1896-1906]. Approx. 36.5 x 25 cm; 7 color woodblock prints; Japanese text on upper and side margins; all images have rectos and versos of the dolls and clothing designed to be cut out and made into three-dimensional dolls; 1)"Dolls with changes of clothing", Kyoiku ningyo kisekae. Meiji 29 (1896), features a young boy and girl doll with numerous outfits and hats. 2) "Fashionable changes of clothing" [n.d.], boy and girl dolls, perhaps teen-aged, with numerous outfits, some elaborate and Western as well as more traditional kimonos with accessories. 3)"Big sister's wardrobe changes", Kyoiku onesama kisegae. Meiji 37 (1904), features female doll with diminuitive version as well as traditional outfits, with umbrella, flowers, books, tea chest and hairstyles, along with an accessorized dog. 4) "Changes of clothing in the new mode", female doll with 3 different outfits, some with Western influences, along with various items such as books, necklace/watch, clock, and a chair. 5)"Changes of clothing for the fashionable wife", Meiji 39 (1906), female doll with 3 outfits and accessories. 6)"Changes of clothing for the young lady." Meiji 41 (1908), features a young woman doll and little boy, with several outfits for her, as well as a ball, a rice bowl with drink, and a cat. 7)"Changes of clothing for the toddler", Meiji 41 (1908), little boy and girl dolls, with several outfits and toys; all in all, some light edgewear, else very good and bright. Often used for hands-on educational purposes, Omocha-e prints were also designed to be played with, cut out and contructed. The images are a unique look into the Japanese trends and styles of the Meiji period.
Tokyo: K. Ogawa [printed by C. B. Woodward, St. Louis], . First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp.  plus 17 plates;  plus 15 plates; the 32 photographs by K. Ogawa, under the direction of Ko-yu-kai; original illustrated cardstock covers with original silk ties largely perished; covers lightly soiled with occasional wrinkles, very slight dampstaining, not affecting images; overall a good, complete set. Ogawa (1860-1929) was "a pivotal figure in early Japanese photography. He adapted cutting-edge Western technology in photo-printing processes to produce numberous half-tone and collotype publications which transformed the market which had previously concentrated on the more expensive souvenire albums. Ogawa's publications were also instrumental in introducing Japanese art and culture to a mass international audience. He built one of the most successful photographic businesses in late-Meiji Japan. He opened his first portrait studio in Tomioka, Gumma Prefecture, in 1877."
Osaka: Poole Women's College, [i.e. 1890]. A delicate and magnificent Japanese rarity in fine condition: 3 volumes, contained within a printed wrap-around band, together in a single pictorial sleeve, each volume approx. 4½ x 3¼", printed and bound in the Japanese manner in decorative paper wrappers, each with a double-page folding color woodblock panorama (The Daimyos Procession, The Procession of the Mikado, and The Bridal Procession of the Common People), and each followed by 26 (for a total of 78) color woodblocks of samuris, court officials, nobles, servants, merchants, girls of high and low station, nurses, weavers, cooks, soldiers, courtiers, fishermen, etc., indeed, the entire panoply of Japanese society. From the Preface, "These books are not only designed to please children, but to show the manners and customs of the ancient and modern people of Nippon. The fine illustrations afford an important aid in this respect. It is through the eye that the understanding itself is most quickly reached."
Yedo [i.e. Tokyo]: . Slim 12mo, pp. , 76; orig. blue cloth-backed drab wrappers, printed paper label on upper cover; spine worn and partially perished, some chipping to the cover label (minute loss to border), occasional spots and stains; good copy. Text consists entirely of an English-Japanese vocabulary divided into 5 sections based on subjects. Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue of Dutch and English Studies, C-11; Harvard and the National Diet Library only in OCLC.
Numadz: Itiro W.N. & Co., Meiji 4th, [i.e. 1872]. Second and last edition, small 8vo (approx. 7" x 4 3/4"), pp. , 42 plus printed pastedowns (the first the title-p. in Japanese), 3 red chopmarks on title-pp. (one of them Shogo, who amassed, I am told, a famous collection of language books in Tokyo), text in Roman letter throughout and printed from metal type; orig. blue wrappers sewn in Japanese manner, printed paper label on upper cover; externally worn, and with some limpness to the wrappers, all else very good and sound. Not in OCLC. A Critical Bibliography of Materials for English Studies in Japan. Collected by Osaka Women's University, 1962, no. 97. The text contains 7 brief histories, including Columbus Discovers America, History of Isaac Newton, Washington's Regard for his Mother, and Alfred and his Mother.
[Tokyo: Aoyama-do, 1872.]. First edition, slim 12mo (180 x 120 mm.),  pp. bound in the Oriental style; with 4 Roman alphabets (upper and lower case and 2 styles of script), and a vocabulary in English with Japanese equivalents and pronunciations, all designed for the elementary Japanese student of the English language; orig. pink paper wrappers, printed label in Japanese on upper cover, sewn in the Oriental manner; some wear and soiling, early owner's annotation on rear cover and flyleaf; good copy.
n.p., n.d. [probably Tokyo], [ca. 1900]. Small 8vo, (approx. 7" x 5"), pp. 69; orig. stiff cream paper wrappers backed in black cloth, printed paper label on upper cover; mild dampstaining to covers but generally very good. Without a title-p., as issued. Text in English throughout. Not located bibliographically.
London: W. Clowes & Sons; Numadz: reprinted by W. N. & Co., 1870. 2 vols., 8vo, pp. 344 (continuous); printed title in Japanese on front pastedown, as issued; original buff wrappers sewn in the Japanese manner, printed paper labels on both upper covers; wrappers soiled, ink stamps on title-p.; a good copy. Contains 85 chapters of English history, from Ancient Britain, to William the Fourth. Published under the joint sanction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and of the Committee of the National Society. Not found in OCLC.