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NISHIKAWA, Joken. Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries. No place, 1708. Five volumes bound as one.

First edition of this early description of Japanese knowledge of the West, illustrated with some of the earliest Japanese images of Indians, the Dutch, Western ships, a map of the known world including the Americas (with California labeled as both an island and part of the continent), and a detailed map of China. $9800.

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19TH-CENTURY JAPANESE EROTIC BOOK WITH TWELVE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY TOMIOKA EISEN

EISEN, Tomioka. Yakumo no Chigiri. Tokyo, circa 1890.

Early printing of this 19th-century Japanese color woodblock print “pillow book,” graphically depicting erotic material, complete with 12 exceptional double-page full-color woodblock prints (each 13 by 9-1/2 inches) by celebrated Meiji era artist Tomioka Eisen. $5800.

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FOLIO SET OF BRINKLEY’S JAPAN, IN DECORATED SILK BINDINGS, WITH 30 MOUNTED HAND-COLORED ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS

(JAPAN) BRINKLEY, Capt. Frank. Japan. Boston, 1897-98. Ten volumes. Yedo edition of Brinkley’s extensive work on the history and culture of Japan, number 33 of 1000 sets, illustrated with ten color collotype frontispieces, 30 mounted hand-colored albumen photographs, and approximately 260 halftone reproductions. $4500.

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EXQUISITE 19TH-CENTURY JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM

JAPAN. Photograph Album. Japan. Japan, circa 1890.

Original 19th-century Japanese Photograph Album, with 50 vintage hand-colored albumen prints, each mounted on heavy card stock in an elegant leporello (accordion) binding, this unique album with splendid images of richly attired geishas, teahouse women and much more, representing a golden age of Japanese portraiture, original wooden beveled boards in elegant period-style cloth. $3500.

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"WIDOW'S DREAM, AMERICAN BEAUTY, BIG BAD WOLF, YOKOHAMA, SHANGHAI, PARISIAN BLONDE, KAPPA SPECIAL OLD FASHIONED"

(COCKTAILS) KAPPA, pseudonym. Bartenders Guide to the Best Mixed Drinks. Tokyo, 1953.

Revised edition of this dual-language (English and Japanese) bartender's guide containing virtually every classic mid-century cocktail and a few cross-cultural oddities. $750.

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