1. BLACK, J. R., ed./pub.  THE FAR EAST: A MONTHLY JOURNAL ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS, NEW SERIES VOL. 1 NO. 1 JULY 1876. Shanghai: Published at the "Celestial Empire" Office, 1876. Published simultaneously in Tokio, Shanghai and HongKong. 28 pp. + 6 pp. with mounted albumen print photographs, 5.5 x 8 inches. 4to., tan paper wrappers printed in black. Wrappers somewhat soiled, slightly chipped at spine area, corners. No text or decoration missing. Spine partially loose, fragile.  Photo mounts include Chinese characters and English text. Scenes from Shanghai and China. Photos clear, good condition with no foxing or creasing. THE FAR EAST was initially a fortnightly journal published in Yokohama 1870-1875, with a focus on Japan; after a brief publishing hiatus it resumed publication with a New Series (of which this is the first issue), 1876-1879, with a focus on China, ending in January 1879. John Reddie Black died shortly after publication ceased. In all, the series published nearly 1,000 photographs. Some of the photographers in China were Saunders, Fisler, Kung Tai, Child, Edwards and Black himself.  SOLD



2. Hamada R. (editor).  NIHON NO SHIKI [THE FOUR SEASONS IN JAPAN], Tokyo, 1977. Heavy folio in cloth, fine in folding box. 218 color plates by various photographers, bilingual captions. $135.00





3. Inn, Henry.  CHINESE HOUSES AND GARDENS.  Edited by Shao Chang Lee. New York: Bonanza, (1950).  Small folio, xii + 148 pp., 104 pp. being plates (black and white photographs and drawings).  Orange cloth, with light wear to spine and a little soiling; else fine.   $75.00





4. Irie Taikichi (photographer).  NARA NO SHIKI [FOUR SEASONS IN NARA], Tokyo, 1978. Folio. Fine, tan cloth in slightly rubbed and stained navy and silver slipcase. Bilingual captions and articles by various authors under the general editorship of Inukai Takashi. Profusely illustrated with color plates. SOLD







5. [KOBE EARTHQUAKE] AERA VOL.8 NO. 9.  RENZU GA NAITA   KANSAI DAISHINSAI SHASHIN KIROKU. Small folio. Remarkable color images and text concerning the Kobe earthquake, published as a special issue of the Asahi Shimbun weekly magazine AERA on 2/25/1995. 20 photographers contributed images of destruction and recovery. This slender and fragile collection is still in very good condition.    $35.00





532386. KRAUSS, Friederich S. DAS GESCHLECHTLEBEN IN GLAUBEN, SITTE, BRAUCH UND GEWOHNHEITRECHT DER JAPANER.  Leipzig: Ethnologischer verlag, 1911.  Beiwerke zum Studium der Anthropohyteia, volume 2.  Second edition, newly arranged.  With 256 illustrations.  314 pp.  4to., blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, patterned endpapers.  This is a clean copy; slightly over-opened in a few places in the section of illustrations; four of the illustrations are supplied in photographic facsimile and laid-in.  The cloth shows some rubbing and edge wear; the joints are just starting at the base of the spine;  the volume number for the series is written in yellow chalk on the spine.  A survey of sexual customs in Japan, illustrated with photographs of objects and people, and representations in art.  $275.00





7. [MANCHURIA] FUCHIGAMI Hakuyô, editor.  MANSHÛ NO KAISÔ. Tokyo, Keigadô, Shôwa 33 [1958] Folio, paper over board covers, pictorial dustwrapper. These "memories of Manchuria" from photos edited by Fuchigami focus on the many peoples who inhabited Manchuria during the time of the Japanese occupation. Very good.  SOLD






8. [NIKKO]  THE ALBUM OF TOSHOGU AT NIKKO.  [Tokyo: 1925].  Oblong folio, ribbon-bound in wrappers, with map and 29 halftone photographs.  Some wear and staining to covers, but the photographs are fine. $95.00






9. OGAWA, K., photographer.  MILITARY COSTUME IN OLD JAPAN.  Tokyo, Japan: K. Ogawa, [1893].  15 b & w plates reproducing photographs taken by K. Ogawa, under the direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yu-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School), showing military costumes from the Fujiwara through Ashikaga periods (the 10th through 16th centuries).  English language text: a two-page preface preceding the plates and a brief, descriptive text printed below each photo.  The half-tone illustrations appear on rectos only and were printed by the National Chemigraph Company of St. Louis.  Folio.  13 3/4 by 10 3/8 inches (34.6 x 26 cm).  [34] pp. including plates.  Paper wrappers bound Japanese-style, side-sewn with new blue ribbon.  The top wrap is illustrated with a photo and surrounding decoration, and printed title.  Covers show general, light soiling and a bit of wear at corners, else clean within.  Very good overall. SOLD





10. ONCHI Kôshiro.  HAKUBUTSUSHI Zuihitsu Shashin. Tokyo, Genkôsha, Shôwa 17 [1942], 1 of 1500 copies. Cloth, printed in silver ink, large 8vo. Very unusual work by Onchi, combining his written thought on natural forms with reproductions of his photography (depicting plants, insects, animals). Interesting, scarce, here in very good condition in the original (repaired) dustwrapper, all in the original printed cardboard slipcase. [Urawa, p.51] Complete, thus.  SOLD






11. [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM - JAPAN]  30 Albumen Scenes around Nikkô. Small late 19th, early 20th century oblong 11.5 x 17.8 cm album of albumen photos of Nikkô, each about 9.5 x 14 cm. Simple lacquer covers. The images are black and white, with a bit of fading, as usual. The condition overall is very good.  $485.00





12. [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM - JAPAN] Kusakabe KIMBEI 50 HAND-TINTED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS. Each about 20 x 26 cm image size. A large size double-sided folding album, probably assembled in the 1880's. In a beautiful lacquer cover of a jinrikisha with a woman inside, drawn by a porter. The ivory inlay and gold tracery is intact. The photographs themselves are magnificent with Kimbei's fine attention to detail and expert artistic coloration (by the 1890's photo hand-coloration was done by assembly line, but here the skill is remarkable). Includes a large section on women and another on scenes in Yokohama, where Kimbei plied his craft. Very unusual group in a wonderful presentation. SOLD





13. [PHOTOGRAPH] WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd.  PHOTO OF WRIGHT'S IMPERIAL HOTEL , c.1960. 20.3 x 25.3 cm. A somewhat forlorn-appearing Imperial Hotel with a few late 1950's cars parked in front depicted on a gloomy day. The hotel would be demolished about a decade later. Good condition - interesting and evocative black and white image.  SOLD





8306814. [PHOTOGRAPHY - COLLOTYPE ILLUSTRATIONS].  OGAWA, K., publisher.  ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPANESE LIFE.  Described by S. Takashima.  Tokyo: Published by K. Ogawa, n.d. (circa 1892).  Additionally, "Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai and Singapore' are named as sole agents on the title page.  [2] ff. + 97 full-page color collotype illustrations reproducing photographic images of people and daily life in nineteenth century Japan.  In his preface, Ogawa thanks K. Tamamura, S. Kajima, and Prof. Burton for some of the images reproduced in the book.  Each image has a caption printed below it, often followed by a brief explanatory text.  Small folio.  36 x 26.8 cm (14 1/4" x 10 1/2").  Bound in elaborate boards composed of color illustrations printed on silk within patterned brocade frames and tied with purple ribbon.  Gold speckled endpapers.  A.e.g.  A fine copy, bright and fresh in all respects.  This title is seldom seen in this format and condition; it is more familiar in several smaller crepe paper versions, usually with only twelve illustrations in each, that bear the same title.  Housed in a contemporary (and possibly the publisher's) decorated paper-covered chitsu case which is split on one side and has some loss on one narrow panel. $3,750.00




15. [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM - JAPAN]  ALBUM OF 85 SNAPSHOTS OF JAPAN 1916 – 1923, FUJIYAMA AND MORE, PLUS SIX LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS AND A PHOTO POSTCARD. 5 1/2 x 8 inch flexible black cloth covers, cord-bound, with "Photographs" in gilt on front cover. Black paper mounts, neatly captioned in white ink, mostly in English with some Japanese. Images are black and white, sepia or color (only two are in color) and range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches. The majority (63) are the smaller size. The album is in good condition as are the page mounts, and the photographs are in very good condition. The loose photographs range in size from 2 1/4 x 3 inches to 4 x 6 inches and are sepia or black and white. They are captioned in ink on the reverse. Most of the album photos depict expeditions to climb Fujiyama and various of the Japan Alps, with scenes along the way of people and places - ecstatic pilgrims, the Imperial bodyguard, women's groups, schoolchildren and the photographer and his many climbing companions, foreign and Japanese. The owner is not identified, although some of his companions are: Arnold Bauer, Charles W. Copp, Harry Collins, Professor Fujimura, McKinnon etc., along with a group of boys from Matsumoto High School and several others. Excellent and interesting group of photos of the breathtaking mountain scenery of Japan. Mountaineering was and is a defining interest of the Japanese - there are still gods in those mountains.    $985.00




16. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] NOGAMI Yoshio.  SHIKISHIMA SHÔKAN. Osaka, Kôbe & Tokyo, Meiji 35 [1902]. Oblong folio 30.7 x 39.5 cm., cord-bound in brocade covers with printed silk title label. 55 full-page black and white collotypes of Japanese scenes. This is a very unusual example of the collotype album genre. Each photo plate faces a full page of explanatory text in Japanese. Near fine.  SOLD








17.  [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] Shimizu Roku.  FUGAKU SHINKEI   ONE HUNDRED VIEWS OF FUJIYAMA Tokyo, Shôwa 10 [1935] Oblong tassel-bound album in green cloth-covered boards, 28.6 x 39 cm, with 100 black and white and greyscale collotype photos of Fuji from many different perspectives, locations, seasons, etc. A worthy successor to the long tradition of Fuji depictions. Bi-lingual English-Japanese captioning throughout. In fine condition in the original publishers clasped case chitsu with printed paper title label.  SOLD






18. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] ARAKI Nobuyoshi.  SHASHIN SHIJÔ SHUGI. Tokyo, 2000, Heibonsha. 4to., boards in dustwrapper and bellyband. Extensive work by this important artist. Signed by Araki. Fine. SOLD







19.  [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] DÔMON Ken.  Nikon Salon Books 2 KODOMOTACHI. Tokyo, Naikoru Kurabu, Shôwa 51 [1976]. Hibaihin - "Not for Sale". 4to., flexible covers in pictorial dustwrapper. Wonderful Dômon black and white images, many full page, of children: at play, at school, happy, sad, at ease, formal... Descriptive text in Japanese. Dômon is, quite simply, the most influential Japanese photographer of the post-war period in Japan. Fine.  SOLD







20. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE].  EIKOH HOSOE. Aperture, 1999. Black cloth, square 8vo., in illustrated dustwrapper. 95+ pp. From the Aperture "Masters of photography" series. Signed by Hosoe Eikoh on the ffep. Fine copy.  SOLD








21.  [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] FUJIWARA Shin'ya.  SHÔNEN NO MINATO. Tokyo, Switch Corp., 1992. Folio, wrappers in dustwrapper and bellyband. Signed by Fujiwara. Very fine. For more on the artist, see www.fujiwarashinya.com. $225.00







22.     [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] HAMAYA Hiroshi.  SUMMER SHOTS ANTARCTIC PENINSULA   NANKYOKU HANTÔ NATSU KESHIKI. Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1979. Large oblong 8vo., wrappers in printed slipcase. Inscribed by Hamaya, an important photographer in Japan from 1933 until his death in 1999. Very good.  SOLD







23. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] HANZAWA Katsuo, photographer.  HUMAN SPICE  1988 On the American Road. Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st printing. White paper-covered boards in pictorial dustwrapper. Oblong small folio. Interesting portraits from the American southeast. SOLD





24. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] INOUE Hisashi & MITOME Tadao. KOKUGO JIKEN SATSUJIN JITEN. Tokyo, 1982. Square 8vo., Photos by Mitome, the winner of the first Ken Domon Photography Prize and text by Inoue. The title reveals all, but it is a very complex pun, untranslatable with our poor skills. A "kokugo jiten" is a dictionary of a given language; a "satsujin jiken" is a murder. Reversing the euphonic words creates an ironic and deliberate Spoonerism. An interesting and powerful look at the outrages of violence perpetrated across the contemporary world and the words used to describe them. Printed boards, fine in illustrated dustwrapper and bellyband. Text in Japanese. $95.00







25. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE]  ISHIMOTO Yasuhiro.  IRO TO KATACHI [COLOR AND FORM]. Tokyo, Nikon Salon Books #30. Square 4to., 130pp. +, black and white and color images throughout. White softbound covers in printed dustwrapper. Fine.SOLD








26. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] KANNO Jun.  UMI TO NO AI   THE SEA AND ITS LOVE. Tokyo, Little More, 1997. Large square 8vo., wrappers. Original publisher's bellyband, glassine. Illustrated throughout with color photos by Kanno of Japanese at the beach - not a common subject and one handled here with considerable gentle humor. A very fine copy.  $65.00







27. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] KURIHARA Tatsuo.  OKORI O HIBI NO KATE NI Gakusei Tôsô no Kiroku. Tokyo, Tojusha, 1969. Large 8vo., wrappers in pictorial dustwrapper. On the scene report on the student uprising in Japan. A few tears to the jacket, else very good. Very unusual. Text by Nakajima Makoto. $150.00






28. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] Moriyama DAIDÔ.  IMITATION. Tokyo, Taka Ishii Gallery, 1995. Boards, large 8vo., 18/500 copies. Daido's inimitable juxtapositions of form, human and otherwise. Fine. Signed by the master, Daidô.  SOLD





8332429. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] Moriyama DAIDÔ.  DAIDO  hysteric no.6 1994. Tokyo, hysteric glamour, 1993. Large square folio, illustrated wrappers, 177 images (many double page) over 360 pages. Limited edition. This copy has a bit of mild creasing marks to the covers but overall in very good condition. Remarkable work in black and white - dark, grainy and ominous - certainly not a tourist's brochure view of Japan. Daidô is among the most important of Japan's contemporary photographers. Hysteric Glamour, the publishers, have produced a seminal series of monographs all through the 90's and to the present day, capturing the essence of the latest trends in Japanese photography and presenting them with great sympathy and skill. $975.00





30. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] MURAI Osamu, photographer. REMEMBRANCES IN STONE   ISHI NO KIOKU Tokyo, 1989. Square 4to. Metallic foil/paper over boards, in pictorial dustwrapper. Prelims, 96+ pp. Lovely black and white images throughout. In the oddest way, it does capture the "soul" of the stones, natural and carved, within. About fine condition. SOLD








31. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] NAITÔ Tadayuki.  SAKURA-COSM. Tokyo, Switch Corp., 1990. Folio, with publisher's bellyband, all in dustwrapper, Fine. Signed by Naitô. $175.00






32. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] Narahara IKKO.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE IKIRU YOROKOBI. Tokyo, Asahi Shimbunsha, 1972. Small 4to, printed wrappers. A bit faded and rubbed, very good. Bilingual text. A wonderful collection of images of a 1972 rock concert attended by Ikko and his wife, which was held in the middle of nowhere in midsummer heat in the wilds of Louisiana. Sex, drugs and rock and roll through Ikko's talented eye - unique. SOLD







33. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] Narahara IKKO.  POCKET TOKYO  POKETTO TOKYO. Tokyo, Creo Corporation, 1997. 4to., Blue boards in printed wrappers. Fine. Wonderful series of richly colored fragments of Tokyo. A celebration of form, texture, color, abstracted from the urban wilderness.  SOLD






34. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] NARAKI Itsuro.  THE DANCERS. Osaka, Country Press, 1990. One of 1000 copies published. Printed boards in dustwrapper. 4to. Signed by Naraki. Beautiful images of exotic dancers in Osaka - humanized but not sanitized - very powerful.  Fine copy.   SOLD








35. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] NARAKI Itsuro.  NOMADS. Osaka, Country Press, 1994. One of 500 copies published. Printed boards in dustwrapper. 4to. Beautiful images of Osaka street people, each person identified and hence, made human again. Fine.  SOLD






36. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE].  NEW JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY.  Edited by John Szarkowski and Shoji Yamagishi.  New York: The Museum of Modern Art, (1974).  4to., pictorial paper wraps.  A very good copy.  Small spot of tape residue on ffep.  SOLD






37. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] NIIKURA Takao.  NEW YORK  1995-2002. Tokyo, Bijutsu Shuppansha, 2003. Black cloth in printed dustwrapper, square 4to. Wonderful images of the city from the eye of the other. Very fine condition.  SOLD






38. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] ÔKURA Shunji, photograph.  MUSASHINO. Tokyo, Single Cut Inc., 1997. 4to., interesting black and white images of Tokyo's western suburbs. Japanese text with an English translation laid in. Near mint.  $95.00






39. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] SAITÔ Kôichi.  SHANGHAI '92-'93. Tokyo, 1993. Small folio, black cloth, fine in a very good dustwrapper (some sunning to spine and along top-edge). A wonderful photo-essay on Shanghai in the early days of the remarkable (counter?) revolution that still sweeps all before it. An emphasis on the people and their daily life. Sensitive and fascinating. 170 pp. of images, plus a caption section (in Japanese). SOLD








40. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] SAKATA Eiichiro.  AMARANTH. Tokyo, Asahi Shinbun, 1995. Folio, white, paper-covered boards in pictorial dustwrapper. Many interesting celebrity portraits. Inscribed by Sakata. Slight jacket soiling, else fine. $135.00









41. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] SANAI Masafumi.  IKITE IRU.  Kyoto, Seigensha, 1997. Large square 4to., illustrated soft covers. "LIVING" is the title - a series of fragmentary images of urban life, mostly in color. A mixture of the solemn and the silly captured with a penetrating eye. Provokes a real feeling of deja vu in the viewer. $175.00







42. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE].  SHASHIN TOSHI TOKYO  TOKYO, CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHS. Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1995. 4to in illustrated wrappers. A very interesting collection of images from some of the best of Tokyo's photographer's including Daidô, Ikkô, etc. Also fascinating are the bilingual essays by the photographers themselves on photogenic Tokyo. About fine. SOLD








43.   [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE].  SHINJUKU GRAND PALACE. Tokyo, Shinchôsha, 1998. Oblong 4to. Boards in illustrated dustwrappper. 13 photographers capture Shinjuku as transportation hub, entertainment venue, party-district, etc., etc. Vignettes of full bore urban life. Fine. $75.00







44.  [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE]  TANAKA Ichirô.  SHASHIN NICHIJÔ 1935-1990. Takayama City, Heisei 3 [1991], Tanaka Studio. 4to., paper over boards in glassine, all in slipcase. Signed by Tanaka. Fine condition. SOLD







45. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] TANAKA Kôtarô.  YUME SENYA  THE WORLD OF KÔTARÔ TANAKA  TANAKA KÔTARÔ SHASHINSHÛ. Ôsaka, 1990. Large folio, boards in slipcase. Signed by Tanaka, whose color exposures of fireworks' displays are quite interesting. Bilingual text. Fine.  $125.00







46.  [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] TANUMA Takeyoshi.  NINGEN BANZAI HANDS AND VOICES  Photographs by Takeyoshi Tanuma. Tokyo, Creo Corporation, 2000. Folio, boards, illustrated throughout with color photos taken all over the world by Tanuma. Signed on the ffep by Tanuma. Fine condition in dustwrapper.  $150.00







47. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] TANUMA Takeyoshi.  TOKYO NO NAKA NO EDO. Tokyo, Shogakkan, 1982. Small folio, green cloth over boards, in illustrated dustwrapper and publisher's bellyband. Collection of black and white and color photo images of old Edo living in the midst of the modern city of Tokyo.  SOLD





48. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] TERAJIMA Akiyoshi.  TERAJIMA AKIYOSHI – SAKUHINSHÛ. Tokyo, TB Design, 1979, oblong 8vo [24 pp.] Boards, in cardboard slipcase, one of 1000 copies. Signed by Terajima. About fine.  $150.00







49.   [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] TOMATSU Shomei.  HAIEN  RUINOUS GARDENS. Tokyo, PARCO, 1987. Large square 8vo. 105pp. Original bellyband. A mix of black and white and color images in a dark sinuous style by this master of modern Japanese photography. Bilingual text. One corner slightly bumped, else about fine. SOLD







50. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] USUI Kaoru.  Shashinshû Shôwa 22-nen - 32 Nen  SENGO WO IKITA KODOMOTACHI. Nagoya, Shôwa 63 [1988]. 4to., boards in pictorial dustwrapper and slipcase, inscribed by Usui. Powerful images of children in the immediate post-war period of great hardship and squalor - a subject largely ignored by prosperous modern Japan, the leaders of which were largely brought up in those days. Fine. SOLD








51. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPANESE] YAMAMOTO Masao.  E.  Tucson, 2005. Large folio, boards and cloth in dustwrapper. One of 2500 copies. This copy is signed by Yamamoto. Very fine. SOLD







52. [PHOTOGRAPHY - JAPAN] Endoo Ryooshin. HONGANJI SHASHINCHO. Kyoto, 1928. 37.8 x 28 cm. Cord-bound in an oblong format. Wood-block printed crepe paper over stiff boards. With 26 beautiful full-page black and white photogravures of sights in the temple complex of Honganji, the captions of which are printed in Japanese and French. Published by Shimada Tominosuke, the covers are a bit soiled, else near fine in a chipped folding box with a paper label and clasps. An unusually lovely album.  $125.00





53. STRATZ, C. H.  DIE KÖRPERFORMEN IN KUNST UND LEBEN DER JAPANER.  Stuttgart: Verlag von Ferdinande Enke, 1925.  Fourth edition.  Illustrated with four colorplates and 152 text illustrations.  xii,235 pp., + [16] pp.  Octavo.  Beige cloth, title printed in brown to spine and to upper board, with author's name in gilt on a black rectangle to upper board.  Binding is slightly darkened at spine and lightly soiled all over.  Faint foxing to exposed edges of bookblock, but clean within.  A very good and solid copy. $185.00





54. Tabuchi Yukio (photographer).  NIHON ARUPUSU [JAPAN ALPS], Tokyo, 1975, (1978). Folio, tan cloth, fine in blue and silver slipcase. Many color photo illustrations, bilingual captions and articles by various authors, under general editorship of Imanishi Kinji. Published by Kokusai Johosha.  SOLD








55. [TIBET]  TIBET: The Sacred Realm.  Photographs, 1880-1950.  (Miller­ton, NY): Aperture, (1983).  First edition, hardbound.  159 pp. Fine, in the dust jacket.  $45.00