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Image for Two Chinese Family and University Photo Albums, Pre- and Post-Cultural Revolution [Photo Album, China, Vernacular Photography]

Two Chinese Family and University Photo Albums, Pre- and Post-Cultural Revolution [Photo Album, China, Vernacular Photography]

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: np, nd

Seller ID: 3240

Condition: Very Good


The photographs are housed in two spiral-bound, magnetic photo albums made by Seagull (Shanghai) and Flying Eagle (Tianjin). The first album, featuring a river scene on the cover, measures 25 by 30 cm, and has 10 leaves (20 pages) with 151 photographs. It has light edge wear and chips and the hinges have small cracks. The second album, featuring a gymnast on the cover, measures 28 by 24.5 cm, and has 10 leaves with 85 photographs. Faint wear to the cover. The “magnetic” pages in both albums are yellowed. The “river” album is more of a family album. It is full of portrait... View more info

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The Art of East Asia

By: Fahr-Becker, Gabriele, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Könemann (Tandem Verlag): 2006

Edition: Single-volume edition

Seller ID: 2891

ISBN: 3829017456

Condition: As New


Hardcover with dust jacket, single-volume edition, 739 pp., heavily illus. As new in the publisher’s shrink wrap, though some of the plastic wrap and split and torn. An in-depth analysis of East Asian art including China, Indonesia, the Champa Kingdoms, the Khmer, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Japan, and Korea, as well as jade, calligraphy, and textiles. View more info

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Chinese Houses and Gardens [Signed]

By: Inn, Henry; Shao Chang Lee, ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House Publishers: 1950

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Inscription: Author and Editor

Seller ID: 3273

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, green cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and decorations, 23.5 by 31 cm, xii 148 pp., illus. The hardcover has only minor wear at the edges and corners; the jacket has heavy yellowing, several small tears, and large chips, especially on the top edge of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed and signed by the editor – Lee – on the half-title page. From the front flap: “Henry Inn of Honolulu, art collector, designer, and photographer, has here produced a collection of Chinese architectural pictures that is extraordinary. Prob... View more info

Image for Japanese Prints and Their Creators: A short story of Japanese colored prints - - the lives and the works of the great masters of the Ukiyo-Ye School

Japanese Prints and Their Creators: A short story of Japanese colored prints - - the lives and the works of the great masters of the Ukiyo-Ye School

By: Leibowitz, Adolphe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Chicago], Printed by The Shoreline Press [for the author]: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2925

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, light brown paper over boards over brown cloth spine, paper cover labels, 13 by 19.5 cm, 64 pp. including one color and three black and white plates. Some rubbing at the extremities, light wear to the boards, and a couple of faint drip marks on the front cover. Inscribed and signed on the dedication page, dated 1941, with the author’s address and phone number (just call Albany 8704) in pencil on the rear free endpaper. Includes a history of Japanese colored prints, the Ukiyo-e period and a list of its artists and the years they lived and worked, the process of Japanese woodbloc... View more info

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A Descriptive Catalogue of an Exhibition of Japanese Figure Prints from Moronobu to Toyokuni - Custom Bound Hardcover

By: Louis V. Ledoux

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1924

Edition: First edition, limited

Seller ID: 313

Condition: Fine


First edition limited to 300 copies. Hardcover, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2-inches, color frontis, xiv, 89 pp., 28 black & white plates. This copy has been expertly rebound by master bookbinder Vernon Wiering (Grand Rapids, Michigan); cream laid paper over a black Japanese cloth spine and paper spine label that resembles the original, and cream laid endpapers. Contents are complete and in fine condition. A truly beautiful copy. More than a handlist, this illustrated edition not only describes, but expounds on the prints and artists included. A fine addition for the collector of Japanese prints. View more info

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Chinese Graphic design in the Twentieth Century [Signed]

By: Minick, Scott; Jiao Ping

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3020

ISBN: 0500235988

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt Thames and Hudson device on front cover, 22.8 by 26 cm, 160 pp., illus. Near fine with minor bumping to the upper corners, in a very good jacket. Inscribed, signed, and dated (1991) in English and Chinese, with chops, on the ffep. From the publisher: “In the twentieth century, in the wake of the fall of the Qing dynasty, Chinese traditions were exposed to dramatic influences from outside the country, as well as rapid modernization from within. The book is built around an astonishing collection of graphics, brilliantly u... View more info

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Inferno Punx: Japanese Underground Hardcore Punk Scene 1989-2003

By: Mitsuru, Jhonio and Jacky, eds.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Kyoto, Yumikes/MCR Company: 2003

Edition: first printing

Seller ID: 3411

Condition: Near Fine


Card wraps with French flaps and obi, 21 by 29.7 cm, [80] pp., heavily illus. (7 pp. in color, the remaining in black and white). Near fine. An amazing collection of photographs chronicling the hardcore, anarcho-punk, crust punk scene in Japan. Absolutely packed with images of flyers and photographs (mostly live shots) of Ability, Abraham Cross, Age, Agree to Differ, Anti Authorize, Argue Damnation, Asphyxia, Atrocity Exhibition, Carnage, C.F.D.L., Chaos C.H., Collapse Society, Condemned, Contrast Attitude, Corrupted, Crocodile Skink, Crusade, Death Agony, Deceiving Society, Deconstruction,... View more info

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Bushido: The Spirit of the Samurai

By: Nitobe, Inazo; William Elliott Griffis, intro.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Shambhala Publications: 2005

Edition: second printing of this edition

Seller ID: 2786

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 11.5 by 17.8 cm, xix 145 pp. plus list of publisher’s books. Fine, unread copy in fine jacket, except there is a previous owner’s bookplate of the front pastedown (dated 2010, it celebrates reaching Shodan - 1st degree black belt - and features an image of Chojun Miyagi, founder of Goju-Ryu). “There are eight virtues of Bushido, the code of the samurai: justice, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty, and self-control. These virtues comprise the essence of Japanese cultural beliefs, which are still present today.” View more info

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Craft Traditions of the World: Locally Made, Globally Inspiring

By: Sentence, Bryan and Polly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2009

Seller ID: 3074

Condition: New


Hardcover with dust jacket, 25 by 28.6 cm, 240 pp., illus. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. From the publisher: “The diversity of the crafts included here is truly astonishing: Berber flatweaves, North African amulets, Tibetan tiger rugs, Japanese kokeshi dolls, Aborigine microlith tools, Maori fish hooks, North American carved gourds, Amazonian pottery, Hungarian painted eggs, Venetian glass beads, German and French tin-glazed ceramics, Pacific totem poles, Shaker boxes… The book is organized geographically?North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and A... View more info

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Prints by Utagawa Hiroshige in the James A. Michener Collection, Volumes 1 and 2

By: Tadashi, Kobayashi; Howard A. Link

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts: 1991

Seller ID: 2867

Condition: Very Good


Wraps, two volumes in matching slipcase, 21 by 29.5 cm, 167; 64 pp., Vol. 1 illustrated in full color, Vol. 2 illustrated in black and white. Both volumes are very good with only minor rubbing and edge wear; the slipcase—with bright gilt spine and cover titles—is very good with some very light scratches and minor edge and corner wear. “The crown jewel of the [Honolulu Academy of Art] museum’s Japanese art holdings is its collection of more than 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, approximately half of which were donated by James A. and Mari Michener […] Michener, a prominent ... View more info