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A selection of over 90 of the most attractive, remarkable, and historically significant European and Japanese maps of Japan. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. Colour maps, some folding. ISBN: 0834801841. Foxing to text block, contents clean. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to half-title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
I-400 JAPAN'S SECRET AIRCRAFT-CARRYING STRIKE SUBMARINE: OBJECTIVE PANAMA CANAL
Written by Henry Sakaida; Gary Nila; Koji Takaki.
Stock no. 1825227
Published by Hikoki Publications. 1st 2006. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
In mid-1944, the General Staff of the Imperial Japanese Navy tasked the I-400 and its sister boats with a secret mission to attack American cities and to destroy the Panama Canal... Large format. Blue boards, silver title to spine. B/w and a few colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781902109457. Horizontal edges of boards lightly rubbed. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased.
Written by Nobuyoshi Araki; Akiko Miki; Yoshiko Isshiki; Tomoko Sato. Illustrated by Nobuyoshi Araki.
Stock no. 1824155
Published by Phaidon Press. 1st 2005. Slightly better than very good condition.
Nobuyoshi Araki is on eof Japan't most celebrated photographers both at home and abroad. His photographs are highly controversial and often regarded as enigmatic. They incorporate a wide range of images: scenes from his own honeymoon, including sexual acts; enlarged photographs of genitalia and flowers; bondage scenes of trussed up women hanging from the ceiling; Tokyo street scenes and more. Special luxury edition limited to 3,000 numbered copies. Textured soft white leather, blind titles. Colour & b/w photos throughout. Published to coincide with the exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery 6 October 2005 - 22 January 2006. ISBN: 0714845760. This is copy 0862 of 3,000.White leather boards just a little grubby. Contents are clean. Original clear plastic dustwrapper is torn to top front edge. Contained in original publisher's card slip jacket which is a little grubby and is split to one edge. Very heavy.
Medium 8vo edition. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and gilt vignette to front cover. 16 exquisite illustrations in colour. 232 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. A few tiny indentations to rear cover. Frontis is MISSING. Light foxing to textblock. Contents clean.
JAPAN CRAFTS SOURCEBOOK: A GUIDE TO TODAY'S TRADITIONAL HANDMADE OBJECTS
Written by Diane Durston.
Stock no. 2140813
Published by Kodansha International Ltd.. 1st JAPAN 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Glazed boards. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 4770020732. Wrapper has some light edge-creasing.
THE POTTER'S BRUSH: THE KENZAN STYLE IN JAPANESE CERAMICS
Written by Richard L. Wilson; Saeko Ogasawara.
Stock no. 2140811
Published by Merrell Publishers Limited. 1st 2001. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. Colour photos. Produced to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Freer Gallery of Art. ISBN: 1858941571. A few light marks to covers. Contents are fine!
FISH DIVERSITY OF JAPAN: EVOLUTION, ZOOGEOGRAPHY, AND CONSERVATION
Written by Yoshiaki Kai; Hiroyuki Motomura; Keiichi Matsuura.
Stock no. 2140432
Published by Springer. Circa 2022. Fine condition.
This book reviews and summarizes the studies on the fish diversity of Japan. ISBN: 9789811674266. Still in original shrink wrap - UNREAD.
ADAPTIVE FISHERIES GOVERNANCE IN CHANGING COASTAL REGIONS IN JAPAN
Written by Akiko Ikeguchi; Takafumi Yokoyama; Seishiro Sakita.
Stock no. 1323039
Published by Springer. Nearly fine condition.
International Perspectives in Geography AJG Library 13. Presenting the historical and spatial dymanics of coastal fisheries resource governance in response to different environmental changes. Glazed boards. ISBN: 9789813342392. Slight bumping to corners. Still in original shrinkwrap.
THE CONCISE GUIDE TO AXIS AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II
Written by David Mondey.
Stock no. 2139309
Published by Temple Press. 1st 1984. Very good condition.
An Illustrated Handbook To the Warplanes of Germany, Italy and Japan During World War II. Pictorial card wraps. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0600350274. Some light browning and grubby marks to covers.
RISING SUN AND TUMBLING BEAR - RUSSIA'S WAR WITH JAPAN
Written by Richard Connaughton.
Stock no. 1322602
Published by Cassell. 1st thus 2003. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A major revision of the author's earlier work "The War of the Rising Sun and the Tumbling Bear". Red boards, gilt title to spine. 367 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 0304361844. A few small marks to textblock. Dustwrapper is worn at top of spine with minimal loss.
American edition. Large format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. This work covers nearly 400 types of Japanese aircraft. ISBN: 1557505632. A few knocks to cover edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a faded spine.
HOKUSAI: PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WOODCUTS
Written by J. Hillier. Illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai.
Stock no. 1822331
Published by Phaidon. 3rd 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Third edition with extended bibliography. Hokusai is one of the few Japanese artists whose appeal is not restricted to those who understand and appreciate the Eastern idiom in painting. This book is one of the most comprehensive and fully illustrated works on Hokusai published in English, the author describes the slow unfolding of the artist's gifts as print designer and book illustrator... Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. ISBN: 071481833X. A few small marks to lower edge of front board. Light browning to top edge of boards. Text block lightly browned, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and top edges, rear panel lightly scuffed.