1. ABE, Stanley K.  ORDINARY IMAGES. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2002. First edition. xxv + 373 pp. 8vo., black cloth with gilt spine lettering, in black/pictorial dust jacket. Fine. Sculpture, ceramics, religious imagery "produced for China's common classes from the third to the sixth centuries B.C." Halftone reproductions throughout. SOLD

2. [ADACHI INSTITUTE].  SELECTED MASTERPIECES OF UKIYO-E PRINTS. Meiji Shobô, 1956.  Edited by Kondo Ichitarô. A large tied navy blue cloth porfolio of 22 (of 24) facsimile woodcuts, recut and reprinted by hand at the Adachi Institute. Printed paper title label. With a laid-in 36 page English language text volume. The descriptions are by the most eminent scholars in Japan at the time. A useful and beautiful reference. Very slight browning, very good overall. Adachi/Meiji Shobô collaborative efforts are much sought after.  $1,250.00

3.  Adams, Celeste.  HEART MOUNTAINS AND HUMAN WAYS: Japanese Landscape and Figure Painting.  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1983). Very Good 4to Soft Cover.  SOLD

4.  Addiss, Stephen.  HAIGA: Takebe Socho and the Haiku-Painting Tradition.  Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond & University of Hawaii Press, 1995. Fine 4to Soft Cover. Inscribed by Addiss. SOLD

5. Addiss, Stephen.  A MYRIAD OF AUTUMN LEAVES: Japanese Art from the Kurt and Millie Gitter Collection.  New Orleans Museum of Art, 1983. Very Good 4to Soft Cover.  $25.00


6. AKIYAMA, Aisaburo.  BRIEF HISTORY OF PICTORIAL JAPAN. Tokyo: A. Akiyama, 1916. 81 + 2 pp. 8vo., brown patterened cloth covered boards, bound with two leather thongs. Ink gift inscription to front flyleaf dated 1918. Light wear/fraying to spine, cloth chipped at spine 1/2 inch at crown. Bound Japanese (accordion) style). Light foxing to endpapers, interior clean. B/w halftone illustrations. Very good.  $125.00

7. Akiyama, Terukazu; Soper, Alexander (translator)  ARTS OF CHINA: Buddhist Cave Temples. Kodansha America, NY, 1969. Fine folio buckram, very good dustwrapper. $75.00

8. ANDERSON, William.  JAPANESE WOOD ENGRAVINGS.  New edition.  London: Seeley and Co., 1908.  16mo., blue cloth decorated in gilt; 219pp. + ads.  Mild wear at boards, else good. $45.00

9. ANDERSON, William.  THE PICTORIAL ARTS OF JAPAN.  With a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts, and Some Remarks upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Korean.  London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, [n.d., circa 1890-1900].  79 (of 80) plates, some in color, plus numerous text illustrations.  Each plate has a guard which is printed with a line illustration on one side and descriptive text on the reverse.  Text is in five parts, with continuous pagination throughout; each part is separated by a section title which is not included in the pagination: xix,276 pp.  Folio.  Publisher's binding: pictorial green cloth, expertly rebacked in black morocco, with the original gilt-titled leather spine laid-down.  This copy lacks one plate (#40) and the half-title, and has a small amount of light foxing on a couple of pages of the plate list, else fine and fresh.  $385.00

10. ANDERSON, William.  THE PICTORIAL ARTS OF JAPAN.  With a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts, and Some Remarks upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Korean.  Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1886 Folio. Each plate has a guard which is printed with a line illustration on one side and descriptive text on the reverse. Publisher's morocco spine and pebbled cloth. xx, 276 pages, 80 plates, 16 of which are chromolithographs, 146 additional illustrations in the text.

"Gabriel Weisberg, in Japonisme, an Annotated Bibliography, referred to Anderson's book as 'a seminal work on the pictoral arts of Japan.' It is also certainly one of the most beautiful. The combination of chromolithography, collotype photographs and original Japanese woodblock prints are handsome. Anderson's text builds on the early writings by Jarves, Alcock, Audsley, and Bowes, and extends it with great expertise." [cit. BookPress]

The boards are worn, as is the spine; the boards are detached and affixed to the spine with black electrical tape. Exlibrary with usual markings. Half title is detached, laid in, with nicked edges. Complete, a fair to good copy with fine contents, needs work on the binding.  $400.00


11. [ARCHITECTURE] Kôyôsha, publisher.  Kenchiku Shashin Ruishû MON  3 vols.. Tokyo, Kôyôsha, Shôwa 2 [1927] Reprint of a series originally published from 1916-21. 3 small tied portfolios 19 x 13.3 cm. 150 photographic plates depicting contemporary and traditional gates and doors. Fascinating resource for the architectural taste of the period. About good condition, complete as issued.  SOLD




12. ARMBRUSTER, Gisela.  DAS SHIGISAN ENGI EMAKI.  Ein japanisches Rollbild aus dem 12.Jahrhundert.  Hamburg, 1959.  Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens e. V., Hamburg.  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens e. V., Tokyo.  Kommissionsverlag Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden.  Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Natur- un Völkerkunde Ostasiens (OAG).  Band XL.  76 pp. of illustrations, some of which are folding plates.  290 pp. text, + 34 pp. notes, + illus.  8vo., printed paper wrappers.  Ink ownership to front wrapper.  This is a very good copy which shows only light soiling to wrappers and sunning to spine.  The author's dissertation, University of Heidelberg. $45.00

13.  [ART - JAPAN]  ONE HUNDRED MASTERPIECES OF FAMOUS UKIYOYE. Tokyo: Takamizawa Colour Print Studio, 1937. 106 pp. 4to., red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Corners and spine frayed, joints worn. Ex-library with usual markings (none on prints). Grey paper fan-folded text pages printed in dark blue; 100 pages are slit to hold a postcard-size woodblock print, each one different, with brief English captions and notes on Japanese. Prints in excellent condition. Various artists, including Okamura Toshinobu, Torii Kiyonobu, Suzuki Harushige, Toshusai Sharaku, Utamaro, Kabukido Enkyo, Chokosai Eisho, Hokusai and others.  SOLD

14. [ART].  GEORGE TSUTAKAWA.  Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1990.  4to., illustrated paper wraps.  Illustrated with colour photographs throughout.  A fine copy.  $30.00

5793215.  ASAI Chu. MOKUGO NIHONGA SHÛ. Kyoto: Unsôdô, (1909) 1927. Printed paper covers, tassel bound. This tall 4to sized volume (37 x 25.5 cm) which is an epitome of Asai Chu's "Japanese-style" painting is a companion to the MOKUGO TOAN-SHÛ, which focussed on his design work.

Asai is famous as one of the most important Japanese Western-style painters of the the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was also an accomplished tradition painter as well, as this study shows.

In the early years of this century after his return from several years in France and before his premature death in 1907, Asai taught design and painting in Kyoto and influenced some of the most important Japanese artists of the later 20th century. This work, published posthumously by his friends, is masterfully printed by Unsôdô and includes 8 pages of color woodblock prints after his paintings and 37 pages of collotypes. This copy has been well loved - the covers are quite worn and there is a bit of thumbing and soiling internally. Nonetheless, a very scarce and important work on a neglected aspect of Asai Chu's work. This is the second printing of this work, but Unsôdô printing runs were notoriously small. $1,350.00


16. ASANO, Shugo, & Timothy Clark.  THE PASSIONATE ART OF KITAGAWA UTAMARO. London: British Museum Press, 1995.  Two volumes: volume 1 text, volume 2 plates.  Illustrated, some color and some folding plates.  Dual language text, Japanese and English.  Quarto, illustrated paper wrappers, in publisher's color-printed cardboard slipcase.  Catalog of an exhibition at the British Museum, 31 August - 22 October, 1995, and the Chiba City Museum of Art, 3 November - 10 December, 1995.  This copy of the  catalog was prepared for the Japanese tour of the exhibit and lacks the shunga section that appears only in copies of this catalog prepared for the British tour.  Fine.SOLD

17.  [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  BIBLIOTHOQUE DE LIVRES JAPONAIS ILLUSTRÉS APPARTENANT A M. ÉMILE JAVAL, 2 volumes. Paris: M. Charles Vignier, 1927. 45 pp. + 12 b/w plates/55 pp. + 6 b/w plates. Folio, grey wrappers printed in dark blue. Good, some sunning and edgewear to wrappers, acetate tape on spines, first volume missing rear cover; second volume with two rear covers. Edges of some plates nicked. Over 390 items.  $250.00

18. [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE LIVRES JAPONAIS ILLUSTRES APPARTENANT A. M. ULRICH ODIN. Geneva: Minkoff Reprint, 1973. 57 pp. + viii b/w plates. 4to., green imitation leather with gilt spine lettering. Fine. Originally published in Paris by Charles Vignier in 1928. $47.50

19.  [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  COLLECTION CH. GILLOT, 2 volumes. Paris (n.p.), 1904. 298/158 pp. Folio, wrappers (Vol. I embossed stiff wrappers in brick red with gilt cover title, prancing horse vignette; Vol. II tan wrappers stamped in grey yellow and green, floral vignette on front cover). 128 plates total, most in b/w, 9 are heliogravures and 1 is a folding color plate. Plates in very good to excellent condition. Vol. I wrappers somewhat edgeworn, interior fine. Vol. II has rubbed tan cloth tape spine, worn wrappers, some blue pencil notes in text, a few loose signatures, shaken spine. Over 3400 items.  SOLD

20. [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  COLLECTION HAYASHI: OBJETS D'ART DU JAPON ET DE LA CHINE, 3 VOLUMES. Paris: Les Galeries de MM. Durand-Ruel, 1902. var pp. 4to., red cloth with gilt spine lettering, original wrappers bound in. 190 plates total;  1 color plate, 73 heliographs/116 photo reproductions. Beautiful three-volume set. Volume I: Peintures, Livres; Volume II: Dessins, Estampes Livres illustrés; Volume III: Objets d'Art, Duexieme partie. Color plate in volume II split at crease. Cloth bright, spines slightly sunned, interiors fine.  $1,200.00

21. [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  COLLECTION P. BARBOUTAU PEINTURES - ESTAMPES ET OBJETS D'ART DU JAPON, 2 VOLUMES IN 1. Paris: Chez S. Bing/Chez l'Auteur, 1904. var pp. Folio, half dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, rebacked; red pebbled cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Over 1,000 b/w reproductions. Tight, solid; spine slightly chipped. No. 556 of 1,000 copies.  $975.00


22. [ASIAN ART - AUCTION CATALOGUE]  COLLECTION S. BING: OBJETS D'ART ET PEINTURES DU JAPON ET DE LA CHINE. Paris: Les Galeries de MM. Durand-Ruel, 1906. var pp. Folio,  six volumes in identical grey wrappers printed in red and black with Mount Fuji woodblock print in red on front covers. Joints tender. Interiors in excellent condition. Housed in an olive green, cream and black patterned folding paper covered portfolio with 3 ties at edges. Corners of portfolio slightly bumped, spine and rear board scraped, spine title (paper label) chipped. A monumental reference.  SOLD

23. [ASIAN ART]  MYTHOLOGIE ASIATIQUE ILLUSTRÉE. Paris: Librairie de France (1931). Later printing. x + 432 pp. 4to., quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled paper covered boards. 14 of 15 color plates (missing plate facing p. 236), 23 b/w plates and b/w reproductions in the text. In French. Originally published in 1928. Bottom 3" of spine detached.  $125.00

24.  [ASIATIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN]  TRANSACTIONS. December 1926.  Second Series Vol.III.  With Frederick Starr's "Japanese Toys and Toy-Collectors."  8vo., blue cloth-backed, grey paper-covered boards; 179pp.  Slight soiling and wear, else very good. $45.00

25. AUBERT, Louis.  LES MAITRES DE L'ESTAMPE JAPONAISE.  Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1914.  First edition. Large 8vo, 284 pp., 55 plates inserted. Front wrapper bound in to green cloth binding with leather title label. Near fine.  $110.00

26. AUBOYER, Jeannine.  LES INFLUENCES ET LES RÉMINISCENCES ÉTRANGORES AU KONDO DU HORYUJI.  Paris: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Guethner, 1941.  MinistPre de l'Éducation Nationale et des Beaux-arts, Publication du Musée Guimet, Documents d'Art et d'Archéologie.  Tome Second.  48 b & w plates.  xiii, 140 pp.  8vo., printed paper wrappers.  Laid-in is a contemporary review of the book by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. of Harvard University.  Pencil ownership to ffep. and faded stamp to front wrapper.  The text paper has browned.  The wrappers are sunned and chipped at spine ends.  This is a good copy which is mostly unopened.  $35.00

27. [AUCTION CATALOGUE]  THE HELEN AND FELIX JUDA COLLECTION OF JAPANESE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY PRINTS. SALE #8862, WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL 1998. New York: Christie's, 1998. 233 pp. Small 4to., color illustrated wrappers. Near fine, minor rubbing and tiny crease to rear cover. Contents fine. Color photo reproductions. $125.00

28. [AUCTION CATALOGUE]  JAPANESE AND CHINESE CARVINGS.  J.C. Morgenthau & Co, 1932.  8vo, wrappers; 43pp. with b&w ills.  Light external soiling, else very good. $25.00

29. [AUCTION CATALOGUE]  JAPANESE PRINTS.  Primitives from 1680 to 1764, Full Color Prints from Harunobu to Utamaro and Toyokuni, 1765-1805, Landscapes from 1820 to 1850.  The noted collection of Gilbert Fuller.  New York: Parke-Berne, 1945.  Large 8vo., wrappers taped into plain foam-core backing; 104pp. with 138 items catalogued, b&w ills..  Includes prices realized.  Good.  $50.00

30. [AUCTION CATALOGUE]  RARE AND VALUABLE JAPANESE COLOR PRINTS.  The famous collection of the late Alexis Rouart.  together with a selection from the collection of the Vicomte de Sartiges.  Catalogue by Frederick W. Gookin.  New York: American Art Association, (1922).  Large 8vo., wrappers; 268pp. with 999 items catalogued, b&w illustrations.   Acetate sheet taped to wrappers, else very  good.  SOLD

31. [AUCTION CATALOGUE]  RARE ASIATIC ART.  The Heeramaneck Collection.  New York: American Art Association, 1929.  Small 4to., blue wrappers; 115pp.  with 310 items catalogued, many illustrated in b&w.  Wrappers worn at edges and chipped at spine.  Good.  SOLD

32. [AUCTION CATALOGUES]  "RARE JAPANESE COLOR PRINTS". 3 vols. Tall 8vo. An interesting group of early 20th century sales catalogues bound in three uniform green cloth volumes. The catalogues include the Hirakawa collection of 1917, auctioned at the American Art Galleries and the following Sotheby's sales: An anonymous sale of January 1911; the Miller sale of the same year and the Swettenham sale of 1912. All the catalogues are heavily illustrated. There are over 100 pages of plates in all. Annotated throughout with prices realized. An extremely useful set, somewhat edgeworn, in very useable condition. SOLD

33. AUDSLEY, George Ashdown, and BOWES, James Lord.  KERAMIC ART OF JAPAN.  London: Henry Sotheran & Co, 1875.  First edition, in 7 parts. Folio. In total: lxxi + 61pp. with 12 plates (plate "J" not included, as usual);  50 (of 51-- plate #35 missing) plates with accompanying text (missing text page for plate 50) + list of marks and monograms, with 4 plates.  66 plates in all.   Overall, a very good set.   Some plates show light soiling at and along the edges as wells as a few nicks.  The wrappers, (all are present) are either separated or quite worn at the folds and the contents are extracted from each one.  All plates and text pages are loose.  Internally, there is only occasional foxing and/or a touch of soil but overall it is a clean, bright, and pleasing example of this magnificent Victorian color plate book in an unusual format. A copy of the prospectus (folio size) is included.  $1,750.00

34. AUDSLEY, George Ashdown.  THE ORNAMENTAL ARTS OF JAPAN.  London: Sampson Lowe, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1882,4.  Three volumes, Folio. 70 chromolithographic plates, plus 28 black & white plates (as called for in the plate list). The lithographs are clean, sharp, and quite striking. A Victorian masterpiece of Japanism.

Though internally clean, this magnificent set calls out for re-binding, as the original half leather binding is breaking, covers loose, etc. Complete, but in need of care and priced accordingly.  SOLD

8445435. AUDSLEY, George Ashdown.  THE ORNAMENTAL ARTS OF JAPAN.  London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1882.  This copy is no. 22 of 50 artist's proof copies issued to English subscribers; it is signed by Audsley on the limitation page.  70 chromolithographic plates, plus 31 black & white plates, showing drawings and paintings, embroidery, textile fabrics, lacquer, cloisonné enamel, etc.  Two folio volumes in strikingly tooled and gilt green, full leather bindings by Birdshall & Son, with gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.  The spines have faded to brown and show superficial rubbing on raised bands and joints.  Text leaves show light foxing, mostly in the top margin.  Two of the chromo illustrations have slight nubby adhesions from facing tissue guards; and two other tissue guards are torn.  Overall, the illustrations are clean, sharp, and often quite striking.  This is a Victorian masterpiece of Japanism in beautiful, original condition. SOLD


36. AVITABILE, Gunhilde.  EARLY MASTERS: UKIYO-E PRINTS AND PAINTINGS FROM 1680 TO 1750. New York: Japan Society Gallery (1991). 139 pp. 4to, grey pictorial wrappers. Fine. Color and b/w reproductions. SOLD