Literature Japan Art

Literature on Japanese and Eastern Asian Art and Culture

History of Japanese and East Asian Art - General, Ukiyo-e:

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Rudolf Bernoulli, Ausgewählte Meisterwerke ostasiatischer Graphik in der Bibliothek für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe in Berlin. (Ostasiatische Graphik Vol. IV, Ed. Julius Kurth)
Plauen im Vogtland, C.F. Schulz, 1923. 110 pages, 40 plates with attached col. and b/w illustrations. Cloth binding with gold embossed title and book spine. Hardcover, 29,5 x 23,5 cm. Slight signs of usage.
sold

20)
Donald Jenkins, The Ledoux Heritage: The Collecting of Ukiyo-e Master Prints
n.pl. (New York), Japan Society Inc., 1973. Exhibition Catalogue. 163 pages, 62 full-page illustrations. (6 coloured). Softcover, 21 x 22 cm. Cover wavy, altogether in good condition.
sold

21)
H.M. Kaempfer/JHR. W.O.G. Sickinghe (Eds.), The Fascinating World of the Japanese Artist. A collection of essays on Japanese art by members of the Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts, The Hague, Netherlands
Los Angeles, Dawson’s Book Shop, 1971. 99 pages, numerous b/w and col. illustrations. Softcover. 24,5 x 18 cm. Cover with minimal signs of usage, otherwise very good.
€ 35,-

28) 
James A. Michener, The Floating World. The Story of Japanese Prints
New York, Random House, 1954 (4th ed.). 403 pages, 65 illustrations (40 col.). Cloth binding with gold embossed spine title. Original dust jacket, heavily damaged, with paper losses, trimmed. Good interior. Hardcover, 24 x 16 cm. Signs of usage.
€ 29,-

33)
Ukiyo-e Society of America, Inc. (Ed.), Selected Readings on the Art and Times of Ukiyo-e
New York, Ukiyo-e Society of America, Inc., 1974. 24 pages. Softcover,  21,5 x 14 cm. Perfect condition.
€ 8,-

34)
Frank Whitford, Japanese Prints and Western Painters
London, Studio Vista (Cassell & Collier Macmillan Publishers), 1977. 264 pages, numerous col and b/w illustrations. Cloth binding with silver embossed spine title. Original dust jacket. Hardcover, 28,5 x 23 cm. Slight signs of usage.
€ 70,-

Japanese Woodblock Prints , Ukiyo-e - Monographs :

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Elise Grilli, Sharaku (Art of the East Library)
London, Elek Books/Zokeisha, n.d. (c. 1960). 32 pages, 30 plates with full-page illustrations (mostly coloured). Cloth binding with gold embossed spine and front title. Hardcover,18 x 18,5 cm. Slight signs of usage on cover.
€ 18,-

63)
Michael Schott/Tomoko Kawanabe, Kuniyoshi. Taiheiki Eiyuden - Heldengeschichten/Heroic Stories
Munich, Monika Schmidt, Galerie am Haus der Kunst, 1992. 123 pages with 50 col.  and 5 b/w illustrations. Softcover, 16 x 11 cm. As new condition. Languages: German and English.
€ 28,-

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Gottfried Ruetz, Yoshitoshi Taiso. Fünfzig Helden des Suikoden
Munich, Galerie am Haus der Kunst, 1987. 55 pages with 50 col. and 2 b/w illustrations. Softcover, 18 x 24 cm. As new condition. Text Languages: German and English.
€ 28,-

65)
Lubor Hájek, The Osaka Woodcuts
London, Spring Books (Artia), n.d. (1959). 99 pages with 9 full-page b/w illustrations and 53 full-page col. illustrations. Japanese block-book binding with black linen slipcase. Slipcase with silver embossed spine title and silver embossed Mt. Fuji on front cover. 26,5 x 20 cm. Slight signs of usage.
sold

66)
Roger S. Keyes/Keiko Mizushima, The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints
Boston, David R. Godine/Philadelpia Museum of Art, 1973. 334 pages with numerous b/w illustrations and 10 colour plates. Cloth binding with original dust jacket. Hardcover, 29,5 x 23 cm. Cover with signs of usage, very good else. Very useful reference work with numerous signatures, actor and publisher listings.
€ 120,-

68)
Muneshige Narazaki, Early Paintings (Masterworks of Ukiyo-e, Vol. 1)
Tokyo/Palo Alto, Kodansha International, 1968. 96 pages with 59 full-page col. illustrations. Softcover with original dust jacket, 26 x 19 cm. Excellent condition.
sold

72)
Helen Merritt/Nanako Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975
Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1999. 365 pages. Softcover ,25 x 17,5 cm. Only minimal signs of usage. Standard reference work, with artists dictionary, numerous signatures and seals.
sold

Textiles:

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Tsutomu Ema, A Historical Sketch of Japanese Customs and Costumes (KBS Publications, Series B. No. 24)
Tokyo, Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1936. 41 pages, including 18 pages with b/w photographic images and one col. illustration (frontispiece). Gold embossed title on the front cover. Hardcover,26,5 x 19,5 cm. Signs of usage, paper age-tanned. Rare.
€ 25,-

85)
Dale Carolyn Gluckman/Sharon Sadako Takeda, When Art Became Fashion. Kosode in Edo-Period Japan
New York, Tokyo, Weatherhill/Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992 (1. ed.). 351 pages, numerous illustrations (b/w and col.). Cloth binding with gold embossed title on front cover and spine.Original dust jacket. Excellent condition.
€ 50,-

Japanese art and antiques - Various:

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Fumio Miki, Haniwa. The Clay Sculpture of Protohistoric Japan
Rutland, Vermont und Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1960 (1. ed.). 160 pages, 80 full-page b/w illustrations and 12 full-page col. plates. Cloth binding with gold embossed title on the back cover, original dust jacket and slipcase. Hardcover, 29 x 22 cm. Excellent condition.
sold

Travel, Cartography etc.:

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Michael Cooper, S.J. (Eds.), They Came to Japan. An Anthology of European Reports on Japan, 1543-1640
London, Thames and Hudson, 1965 (1. ed). 439 pages. Cloth binding with original dust jacket. Hardcover, 23,5 x 16,5 cm. Signs of usage.
€ 40,-

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(Schwabe, J.J. ) (Hrsg.), Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen (...) durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen, und aus demselben und dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt. Elfter Band (Vol.11)
Leipzig, Arkstee and Merkus, 1753. 712 pages, 27 copper engravings, including 10 maps and 17 plates. Leather binding with gilded spine. Hardcover, 25 x 21 cm. Detailed Japan section (p.501-712), partly after  Kaempfer. Incl. a folded map of Japan by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (cf. Walter 81-83) and city-maps of Kyoto, Edo, Nagasaki. Graesse III, 307. Altjpapan 1373. Rare.
€ 1.600,-

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Lutz Walter (Ed.), Japan. A Cartographic Vision
Exhibition catalogue, Japan Society Gallery New York 1994. Munich, New York, Prestel, 1994. 232 pages with 140 colour plates and 82 b/w illustrations. Softcover, 31 x 24 cm. As new. Standard reference work.
€ 40,-

 

Regional Studies, Photography, Travel guides:

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Martin Hürlimann, Japan. (Orbis Terrarum)
Zürich/Freiburg i.Br., Atlantis Verlag, 1970. 283 pages with numerous photographies b/w and col.(by René Burri and others). Cloth binding, gold embossed front title and spine. Original dust jacket. Hardcover,. 31 x 25 cm. Mint condition.
sold

Theatre, Literature:

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Gunhild Avitabile / Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (Eds.), Japan - Theater in der Welt/Japanese Theater in the World
Munich, catalogue Museum Villa Stuck, 1998. 275 pages with numerous b/w illustrations and 83 colour plates. Softcover, 30 x 23 cm. Mint condition. English text with german appendix.
€ 56,-

116)
Gunhild Avitabile/Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker (Hrsg.), Japan - Theater in der Welt/Japanese Theater in the World. Deutscher Anhang.
Munich, Museum Villa Stuck, 1998. 76 pages, numerous b/w illustrations. Softcover, 30 x 23 cm. Mint condition. German language
€ 15,-

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Yonezo Hamamura/Takashi Sugawara et al., Kabuki
Tokyo, Kenkyusha, 1956. 163 pages including 23 pages with b/w photographies and one col. illustration (frontispiece). Cloth binding with original dust jacket. Hardcover, 22 x 16 cm. Dust cover with signs of usage and repairs. Else very good copy.
€ 25,-

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Howard Hibbett, The Floating World in Japanese Fiction
London, Oxford University Press, 1959. (1. ed.). 232 pages with 24 b/w illustrations. Blue cloth binding with gold embossed title on spine. Original dust cover. Hardcover, 22 x 15 cm. Excellent condition.
sold

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Howard Hibbett, The Floating World in Japanese Fiction
New York, Oxford University Press, 1959. 1. US ed.). 232 pages with 24 b/w illustrations. Grey cloth binding with red embossed spine spine title and front cover. Hardcover, 22 x 15 cm. Minimal signs of usage.
€ 25,-

127)
Zoe Kincaid, Kabuki. The Popular Stage of Japan
New York, Benjamin Blom, 1965 (Reprint of the first edition 1925). XIV, 385 pages plus 49 extra pages with b/w plates (photographies). Cloth binding with gold embossed title on book spine and gilded ornamental embossing on the front cover plus original dust jacket. Hardcover, 26 x 18 cm. Dust jacket with slight signs of wear, else very good. Rare.
sold

128)
Ruth M. Shaver, Kabuki Costume
Rutland/Tokyo, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1966 (1. ed.). 396 pages, with 142 b/w and 110 colour illustrations by Sôma Akira and Ôta Gakô. Cloth binding with gold embossed spine title and decoratively embossed cover. With original dust jacket and cardboard slipcase. Hardcover, 28 x 20 cm. Minor signs of usage.
sold

Auction catalogues:

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Sotheby & Co., Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part II
London, Sotheby & Co., London 1975. 442 pages, cloth binding with original dust jacket. Hardcover, 30 x 22,5 cm. Signs of usage.
€ 68,-

167)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and Paintings. “Tsubaki”
London, Nov. 10, 1982. 68 pages, softcover, 24 x 18 cm. 2 col. and numerous b/w illustrations plus list of auction results.
€ 8,-

169)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Paintings and Screens and Chinese Paintings. “Shakunage”.
London, May 18, 1983. 74 pages, softcover, 24 x 18 cm. Numerous b/w illustrations and list of auction results.
€ 9,-

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Sotheby’s, Japanese Works of Art, Prints and Paintings. “Omoto”
London, July 27, 1983. 32 pages, softcover, 24 x 18 cm. 15 pages with b/w illustrations and list of auction results.
€ 7,-

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Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and Paintings. “Sumire”
London, November 9, 1983. 78 pages, softcover, 24 x 18 cm. 6 col. and numerous b/w illustrations plus list of auction results.
€ 10,-

172)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Paintings and Screens. “Ayame”
London, April 26, 1984. 74 pages, softcover, 24 x 18 cm. 3 col. and numerous b/w illustrations plus list of auction results.
€ 9,-

174)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Porcelain, Prints and Paintings, Works of Art, Netsuke and Swords
London, December 12, 1984. Unpaginated, 497 numbers. 7 col. and numerous b/w illustrations, softcover, 27 x 21 cm.
€ 12,-

175)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Works of Art. “Kaki”
London, March 6, 1985. 110 unpaginated pages, 6 colour plates and numerus b/w illustrations, softcover, 27 x 21 cm, plus list of auction results.
sold

176)
Sotheby’s, Japanese Works of Art. “Kuri”
London, July 24, 1985. 50 unpaginated pages, 15 pages with b/w plates, softcover, 27 x 21 cm plus list of auction results.
€ 11,-

177)
Sotheby’s, Hiroshige Prints. The Collection of Salvatore J. Tarantino, and Fine Japanese Prints, Property of Various Owners
New York, November 6/7, 1985. unpaginated, 446 numbers, 18 col. and numerous b/w illustrations, softcover, slight signs of usage.
€ 18,-

181)
Sotheby’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Paintings and Screens. “Hokusai”.
Including the Collection of Japanese Prints from The British Rail Pension Fund and others. London, December 8, 1987. 165 pages, numerous col. and b/w illustrations plus list of auction results.
€ 19,-

182)
Sotheby’s, Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and Paintings. “Satsuki”
London, May 16, 1988. 70 pages, 10 col. and numerous b/w illustrations plus list of auction results.
€ 9,-

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Sotheby’s, Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books
London, December 18, 1991. 94 pages, numerous col. and b/w illustrations, softcover, 27 x 21 cm.
€ 17,-

187)
Sotheby’s, The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Inro and Lacquer
London, June 18, 1997. 87 pages, hardcover, 28 x 21,5 cm. 141 Lots, all illustrated in colour and thoroughly described.
€ 23,-

188)
Sotheby’s, Japanese Works of Art
New York, September 18, 1998. 152 pages, numerous col. and b/w illustrations, softcover, 27 x 21 cm.
sold

190)
Christie’s, Fine Japanese Prints, Paintings, Screens and Works of Art. From the Collections of Kimiko and John Powers u.a.
New York, September 22/23, 1983. 209 pages, numerous col. and b/w illustrations, softcover, 25 x 20 cm. Signs of usage.
€ 18,-

193)
Christie’s, Japanese Works of Art
London, March 6/7, 1989. 214 pages, numerous col and b/w illustrations, softcover, 25 x 20 cm, plus list of auction results.
€ 15,-