Selected Bibliography of Korean Studies. Compiled by the Academy of Korean Studies.
(Seoul: Korea Foundation, 1995.) First edition.
Large format paperback,
396pp. A nice copy.
Behind the Screens An Englishwoman's Impressions of Japan.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sosn, 1910. First edition.
orig. dark blue pictorial cloth,
277pp. Name o/w a nice copy.
A "record of the observations of six years" that the author spent in Japan, focusing on Japanese society and culture.
Nihongi, Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697. Translated from the Original Chinese and Japanese by...... In: Transactions of The Japan Society, London: Supplement I, Volumes I and II. (1896).
London: Published for the Society by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1896.
bound in the original printed wrappers, which have been laid into publishers cloth covers,
xxii, 407, 443pp. The most of the spine of the original wrapper of volume one has been chipped away, the spine of volume two in mostly present however the string holding the pages together has broken so it has separated into two part, there has been a tear in the top of the spine of the cloth cover of volume I repaired, rubber stamps on the prelims and upper wrappers, o/w a very nice copy of a scarce item.
The Deer Cry Pavilion. A Story of Westerners in Japan 1868-1905.
London: Macmillan, 1968. First edition.
282pp. Fine in a near fine d/w.
Story of western settlements in Japan and the westerner's increasingly fruitful contact with the Japanese.
BRINKLY, F. (etal).
Boston & Tokyo: J. B. Millet Company, (1901-1910). In twelve volumes. "Ambassador's Edition" limited to 750 copies.
orig. publishers flexible leather, gilt stamping on the spine,
various paginations. A touch of rubbing to the tops of some spines but in fact a fine set.
This set is comprised of Brinkley's "Japan Its History, Arts and Literature," "China Its History, Arts and Literature," Mrs. Campbell Dauncey "The Philippines," R. Talbot Kelly's "Burma," and Angus Hamilton "Afghanistan."
BROWNE, T. Waldo.
Japan The Place And The People. With an Introduction by The Hon. Kogoro Takahira. Illustrated with over Three Hundred Coloured Plates and Half-Tones.
Boston: Dana & Estes, (1904). First edition.
orig. red cloth with a flag in red and white in the corner of the upper cover,
438pp. Bookplate o/w an about fine copy.
The Heart of Japan.
New York: Knopf, 1961. First edition.
(298), (x)pp. Fine in a near fine d/w.
An account of the authors travels in Japan.
CARON, Francois and Joost Schouten.
A True Description of the Mighty Kingdoms of Japan and Siam.
Amsterdam: N. Israel, (1971). Reprint of the 1935 Argonaut Press edition.
cxxix, 197pp. Fine.
Reprinted from the Argonaut Press edition of the 1663 English edition. With a lengthy introduction, detailed notes, bibliography and indexes. A 17th century view of Japan and Siam (Thailand); the authors served in the Dutch East India company, 1629-1642.
CHAMBERLAIN, Basil Hall.
Things Japanese Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for the Use of Travellers and Others.
London: John Murray, (1905). Fifth edition, revised.
vi,522pp. Spine very slightly faded o/w a near fine copy.
A standard work on all aspects of Japanese culture. "A compendium of miscellaneous data about Japanese history, customs and manners by a distinguished 19th century British resident."
CLEMENT, Ernest W.
A Handbook Of Modern Japan. With Two New Maps,....and Seventy Two Illustrations from Photographs.
Chicago: A.C. McClurg &Co., 1905. Sixth edition, thoroughly revised and with an additional chapter on the Russo-Japanese War.
orig. medium green pictorial cloth,
xviii, 423pp. Name of former owner, inner front hinge cracked o/w a near fine copy.
CLEMENT, Ernest W.
A Handbook Of Modern Japan. With Two New Maps....
Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1904. Third edition.
orig. green pictorial cloth,
xvi, 395pp. Fine.
CRAM, Ralph Adams.
Impressions of Japanese Architecture And The Allied Arts.
New York: The Japan Society, (1930). First of this edition.
242pp. Bookplate o/w fine in a near fine d/w.
Japan: Portrait of Paradox.
New York: Nelson, (1962). First U.S. edition. (published in Britain as "A Curse of Blossom.")
256pp. A nice copy in a chipped but very good d/w.
The author resided in Tokyo and Kyoto and tells of his life there and his travels throughout Japan.
De FOREST, John H.
Sunrise in the Sunrise Kingdom.
New York: The Young People's Missionary Movement, (190-?) Thirteenth thousand.
233pp. Very good.
The Japanese A Critical Evaluation of the Character & Culture of a People.
New York: Hart Publishing, (1972). First edition in English.
300pp. Fine in d/w.
Discussion of Japan's industrial boom after the war.
In Peace Japan Breeds War.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1943). First edition.
xiv, 326pp. Very good in a chipped and worn d/w.
In spite of its title, this book is as much an account of Eckstein's travels in Japan (beginning in 1924) as it is a political analysis; and surprisingly sympathetic to the culture given the date.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1955. First edition.
316pp. Fine in a worn d/w.
Story of a Japanese family that had settled in California at the turn of the century and was interned during the second world war.
The World of Dew Aspects of Living In Japan.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1955. First edition.
216pp. Name o/w fine in a near fine d/w.
"A poet and novelist, he makes no claim to the comprehensiveness or the scientific detachment of the sociologist or economist, yet his account of the aspects of living Japan is both a vivid picture and an illuminating contribution to the understanding of post-war Japan."
The Emperor's New Clothes.
London: Burke, (1955). First edition.
192pp. Fine in a nice d/w/.
An account of post war Japan.
|| ETTER, Carl.
Ainu Folklore Traditions and Culture of the Vanishing Aborigines of Japan.
Chicago: Wilcox & Follett, (1949). First edition.
Bookplate o/w fine in an about fine d/w.