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THRIVING CHOSEN: a survey of twenty-five years' administration
(Seoul, Korea): Government-General of Chosen, 1935.
Quarto, pp (4), 94 + large colour folding map at front + many photos,some printed in blue, and maps and charts. Original white boards printed in black and silver, ribbon tied, sewn in the Japanese manner. Sticker shadow to lower inner corner of front cover; mild soiling to covers; vertical crease to first two leaves caused by the folding map; bump to upper inner corner of front cover; tear to the silk guard at head of spine; yellowing to page edges, toning to text paper; compliments of the Government-General label affixed to top of spine; else a VG clean and tight copy. Japanese propaganda about their "benign" rule in Korea. Japan seized Korea in 1895 and treated the Koreans, who they regarded as an inferior race, very, very badly, as they did the Chinese and others. A scarce book today, informative and appealing.
$495.00 Book Number: 41994 Order / Enquire
ORIENTALS IN CANADA: the story of the work of the United Church of Canada with Asiatics in Canada
Toronto: oard of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada, 1929.
The paper issue in grey card covers, endpaper maps. pp , xiv, 222,  + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 7 double-sided plates. Spine faintly yellowed; a fine copy. Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian immigrants in Canada, all in need of Christianity, obviously. Size: Small octavo.
$75.00 Book Number: 45303 Order / Enquire
ARMSTRONG, Robert Cornell
LIGHT FROM THE EAST: Studies in Japanese Confucianism
Toronto: University of Toronto, Published by the Librarian / Forward Movement of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, 1914.
Brown cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), 326,  + 12 plates. A fine, mostly unopened copy, no owner names. University of Toronto Studies Philosophy series. Armstrong was a Canadian Methodist missionary to Japan. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$65.00 Book Number: 28390 Order / Enquire
Bartholomew, James R.
The Formation of Science in Japan: Building a Research Tradition
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
Black cloth. pp 369, indexed. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.
$19.95 Book Number: 47509 Order / Enquire
The Meiji Restoration
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1972.
Brown cloth. pp (xiv), 513. Map at front, notes, annotated bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Jacket has minor use, VG. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00 Book Number: 43879 Order / Enquire
BROADFOOT, Barry (Gwendolyn MacEwen)
YEARS OF SORROW, YEARS OF SHAME: the story of the Japanese Canadians in World War II
Toronto: Doubleday, 1977.
Grey boards. pp (xii), (370),  + plates. Small bruise to upper outer corner of covers, else fine. Dust jacket has rubbbing to ends of lightly sunned spine, VG otherwise. Ink gift inscription at front of Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen "To Bic (?) all my love, Gwendolyn / 78".
$30.00 Book Number: 44066 Order / Enquire
CANADA AND JAPAN. Drawings by D. Kondo
London: Ryerson, 1932.
Octavo, yellow cloth gilt. pp (viii), 86 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 13 other plates. Fine copy, no owner marks. A Vancouver schoolteacher was sponsored by the school board to tour Japan, and this is his account of seven weeks’ travel, focusing on education. AMICUS locates at LAC (3), U of T, and UBC. Uncommon book.
$35.00 Book Number: 33732 Order / Enquire
A DAY DREAM IN JAPAN.
Boston: Luce, 1916.
Octavo, , 63 pp. White cloth spine with blue cloth label, blue cloth sides decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, decorated Japanese paper endpapers. Light soiling to the white cloth spine and front cover; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover and foot of spine; slight toning to text paper; else fine, no owner names. Laid in is a printed "with compliments" slip from the author. A "poem-play" in three scenes. Author was a theatrical manager for Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, and Sir Herbert Tree, and others. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$14.95 Book Number: 20020 Order / Enquire
Taipei, Taiwan: Caves Books, 1981.
Thick octavo, beige cloth. Page edges yellowed, spine a bit concave, VG otherwise, no owner names. Jacket spine has a vertical crease and some sunning to the red lettering'; two inch tear to front panel; VG otherwise. Made photograpically from the US edition, with the jacket still carrying the Delacorte Press imprint and price. For once, an authorized Taiwan edition, published May, 1981, and intended for sale in Taiwan only (though considering their faillure to alter the jacket, one wonders 1.5 kg parcel.
$19.95 Book Number: 39017 Order / Enquire
THE FAR EAST UNVEILED. An Inner History of Events in Japan and China in the Year 1916.
London: Cassell, 1918.
Dark green cloth. (xiv), 304 pp, index. Bit of wear to tips of bit darkened spine and to outer corners of covers; text paper lightly yellowed; pencil owner name; a VG, tight copy otherwise.
$35.00 Book Number: 20153 Order / Enquire
COLLIER, Price (1860-1913)
THE WEST IN THE EAST from an American Point of View.
Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, 1911.
Dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp , (xii), 534. Bookplate on front free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.
$40.00 Book Number: 11073 Order / Enquire
COLLIER, Price (1860-1919)
THE WEST IN THE EAST FROM AND AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW
London: Duckworth, 1913.
pp , (xii), 534, . In a nice full red calf school prize binding (St. John’s College, Rupert’s Land), spine with two labels, elaborate gilt decoration, sides with decorative gilt borders, gilt arms of school on front cover, marbled endpapers and page edges, bound-in ribbong marker. 1914 ink prize inscription at front; a fine copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.
$75.00 Book Number: 27598 Order / Enquire
THE JAPANESE SEIZURE OF KOREA: 1868-1910. A study of realism and idealism in international relations
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1960.
Brown cloth, endpapers maps. pp 544 + plates. Bibliography, index. Some pencil scoring and annotations in text, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 43927 Order / Enquire
HOKUSAI: Play in Fourteen Scenes.
New York: Harper, 1935.
Black cloth. (x), (192), (6) pp. Head of spine worn with a bit of sunning to the top two inches, VG o/w. Jacket spine has sunning to red lettering, top two inches lacking; bottom 1/4 inch lacking; chips to edges of panels; fair.
$18.00 Book Number: 39279 Order / Enquire
FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes)
New York / London: Stokes / Heinemann, 1921.
Two volumes, original yellow cloth and light brown boards. pp , (xxxviii), 204; xiv, 235. Indexed, notes, glossary. Volume I has 99 plates (4 in colour), Volume II has 124 plates (11 in colour), the colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines lightly darkened; cloth splits to rear joint of Vol I neatly repaired; ink ownership name on each front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight pair. First published in 1912. A scholarly survey by an important author, formerly a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University in Tokyo and Commissioner of Fine Arts to the Japanese government. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$195.00 Book Number: 21429 Order / Enquire
Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich
The Frigate Pallada. Translated by Klaus Goetze
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Cloth & boards, endpaper maps. (xxii), (650) pp, full page illustrations in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. Goncharov's novel OBLOMOV (1859) is one of the great classics of Russian literature. "In 1852, prior to the writing of OBLOMOV, Goncharov - seeking adventure and wishing to broaden his horizons - signed on the accompany the frigate 'Pallada" on her long voyage to open Japan to Russian trade for the first time. The result was this book, a beautifully written, lovingly detailed account of a long and difficult journey through the Atlantic, around Europe and the tip of Africa to the Indian Ocean, through to Singapore and Japan, and finally overland back through Siberia." - jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 25753 Order / Enquire
THE BEAR-WORSHIPPERS OF YEZO and the Island of Karafuto (Sagkalin), or The Adventures of the Jewett Family and their Friend Oto Nambo.
Boston / New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1884.
Tall octavo, red morocco grain illustrated cloth stamped in black and gilt, grey floral endpapers. pp (xiv), (305) + frontispiece. 180 text illustrations by Rinzo and Ichiske Hamada. Cover illustration by the author. Shine has nicks and mild wear at ends, lightly darkened, with gilt panel dulled; old inept repairs to inner hinges removed, showing holes, now stabilized with rice paper making hinges sound; page edge yellowed; else a VG, tight, clean and unworn copy. A book about the hairy Ainu of Hokkaido (Northern Japan) and Sakhalin Island, written for younger readers, but quite detailed in describing their ways of life, with which he was personally familiar, having lived in Japan for 11 years. A relatively early account in English. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$195.00 Book Number: 36138 Order / Enquire
TOLD ROUND A BRUSHWOOD FIRE. The Autobiography of Arai Hakuseki. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Joyce Ackroyd.
Princeton, NJ / Tokyo: Princeton University Press / University of Tokyo Press., 1979.
Octavo, hardcover, blue and white cloth. xii, 347 pp. Fine in jacket, no previous owner marks. "The celebrated Confucian scholar Ara Hakuseki (1657-1725) holds a prominent position in Japanese history as the influential adviser to Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu and his successor Ietsugu...[this book] was the first Japanese autobiography and is often singled out as the most outstanding. As primary source material for the first half of the Tokugawa period, it constitutes a unique historical supplement t o the official records." - jacket.
$30.00 Book Number: 17553 Order / Enquire
AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD.
London: Faber, 1986.
Black boards. Text paper a little yellowed, as always, else fine. Jacket has light rubbing to surface gloss, half inch closed tear to front panel, else fine, flap price intact. This is the second issue, printed by Richard Clay. Author's second book, winner of the Whitebread Award, Booker Prize shortlist. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To____, very best & thanks. Kazuo Ishiguro 23/10/87 Toronto". The inscribee is a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front.
$175.00 Book Number: 37750 Order / Enquire
AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD
New York: Putnam's, 1986.
Octavo, cloth & boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a vertical ridge to front panel (manufacturing flaw), slight rubbing to surface gloss, near fine otherwise. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR for a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "Kazuo Ishiguro, 2/10/89" . Author's second book. Whitbread Book of the Year; Booker shortlist.
$95.00 Book Number: 37814 Order / Enquire