Japan [Dupont Only]
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Tokyo: Kyobunkwan, 1927. First Edition. Octavo, 448 pages; VG-; fully bound in blue cloth; spine has gilt lettering, front cover has embossing and gilt tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild fraying at the top of the spine, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning and minor scratch marks along the top edge, have occasional minimal detachment, ffep has creasing; occasionally illustrated; shelved Case 7.
[Toyko]: Hokuseido, 1952. Early Editions. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG/Fair; in original beige dust jackets depicting scenes, black lettering; dust jackets in varying condition, all protected in mylar, volume 1 lacking spine, numerous tears and chips, volume 2 and 3 with mild chipping, primarily to heads and tails of spines, corners, volume 4 lacking head of spine, some chipping; browning to pages, as usual; Text is primarily in English and Japanese; Volumes I and III have colored frontispieces; AM consignment; shelved above espionage.
Boston and Tokyo: J. B. Millet, 1901. Large Octavos, 12 volumes; VG; bound in publisher's 1/4 white paper imitation vellum, handmade brown paper boards; green, brown, and gilt lettering and decoration to spine; top edges of text blocks gilt; some mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines; glue-stains to front pastedowns from removed bookplates; partial set, lacking the remaining 9 volumes on the Philippines, Burma, Afganistan, India, Persia, Turkey, and Russia; shelved above England.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1857. Early Reprint. Octavo, 624 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, spine paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; some repair to tail end of front hinge; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; marbled text block and endpapers; sticker to front pastedown; some water-staining along edges of text block; with 9 folding maps; numerous full-page tinted lithographs and in-text woodcuts; lacking the suppressed "Public Bath at Simoda" plate at p. 408; shelved case 9.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. First Edition. Octavo, 305 pages; VG/VG; in illustrated bright green hardcovers with faded green DJ in brodart; spine discolored with brown letters and minor shelf wear on edges; binding strong; deckle edges; contains 6 plates of illustrations on glossy paper including frontispiece; contains series of stories, folklore (Buddhist names of plants and animals), and other studies (in a Japanese hospital); YF Consignment; shelved case 9.
Limited Editions Club, 1983. Limited Edition, #1456/1500. Quarto, unpaginated VG; bound in full black aniline leather, title stamped in blind to front cover; housed in publisher's black slipcase, in black on spine; black text block edges; very slight rubbing and scuffing to slipcase; Signed on the colophon by John Hersey, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert Penn Warren, #1456/1500; with eight original silkscreens by Lawrence printed in eleven colors, with tissue guards; shelved case 7.
Tokyo, Japan: The Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1913-1914. First Editions. 10mos., 2 volumes; G+; bound in publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering; top edges of text blocks gilt; mild rubbing and fraying, including creases to spine, wear to head and tail of spine; volume 1 illustrated with 17 color folding maps, numerous black and white plates, a folding map in rear pastedown pocket, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume 2 illustrated with a color reproduction of woodcut by Shimbi Shoin, 15 color maps (including 10 folding), black and white plates, and maps pasted to endpapers; volume one leaf 207/208 and accompanying map loose but present, gutter visible; volume 2 title page through vi loose but present; small bookseller sticker to front pastedown of volume 1; with ownership name on title pages of Gertrude Emerson; shelved case 9.