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Medium 8vo edition. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and gilt vignette to front cover. 16 exquisite illustrations in colour. 232 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed, light dusty patch to top corner of front cover. Tiny nick in cloth to top edge of rear cover. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Light foxing to endpapers and text block. Front joint (between frontis and title-page) is cracked. Contents clean.
Colour photographic boards. Full of colour photos. ISBN: 4893669303. Covers are edge rubbed. Glassine wrapper is rubbed and lightly scratched.
Blue decorated cloth, gilt titles to spines. Foreword by Dobson. Colour frontis to each volume. B/w and colour photos and illustrations. A few very light marks to covers. Contents are excellent! Slip case is near fine - a few small knocks to a couple of corners.
HOKUSAI: LIFE AND WORK
Written by Richard Lane. Illustrated by Katsushika Hokusai.
Stock no. 2134635
Published by Barrie & Jenkins. 1st 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Japanese artist and print-maker, is now recognised as one of the great masters of the ukiyo-e print, illustration, sketch and painting. Large format. Dark blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and a few colour. 320 pages including index. ISBN: 0712625062. A couple of small knocks to top and tail of spine. Pale page edge browning.
MILITARY SWORDS OF JAPAN 1868-1945
Written by Richard Fuller; Ron Gregory. Illustrated by Richard Fuller.
Stock no. 1821894
Published by Arms & Armour Press. 1988. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A survey of the many types and styles of Japanese military swords that the collector may find today. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and line drawings. ISBN: 085368796X. Reprint. Text block lightly browned. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Large format. Colourful pictorial boards. In 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji' Hokusai (1760-1849) created an iconic work that includes universally recognized and beloved images of the Japanese landscape. The same broad perspective and attention to detail is brought to bear in this monumental book that follows the full spectrum of Hokusai's life and work. From his first prints to his most accomplished productions, including drawings and paintings, each stage of Hokusai's artistic development is presented within the context of Japanese cultural history. ISBN: 9783791344386. Plain front endpaper is lightly creased. Else contents fine. Matt pictorial boards are slightly grubby.
This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave' 2017. Draws on the finest collections of the artist's work from Japan and around the world. Large format. Covers depict Hokusai's 'Under the wave off Kanagawa' detail in blue and grey. Colour illustrations throughout. 352 pages including index. ISBN: 9780500094068. Reprint. Wrap-around band with title still present.
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NAZI GERMANY AND IMPERIAL JAPAN
Written by Hans Dollinger.
Stock no. 2133088
Published by Gramercy Books. 1st USA 1995. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. A Pictorial History of the Final Days of World War II. Black cloth spine, gilt title; red covers. B/w photos. ISBN: 0517123991. Wrapper has some browning to edges and spine.
Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. When the author joined the Royal Navy in 1940, he could never have imagined the nightmare experiences that lay ahead of him. ISBN: 9781848840034. Couple of tiny knocks along edges of covers.
Card wraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0195544269. Browning to covers.
Dark yellow cloth. Pictorial front cover. 6 plates. Grubby marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Browning and some foxing to pages.
The Sinking of the S.S. Khedive Ismail In the Sea War Against Japan. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1900289105. SIGNED by author to title page. Light bumping to spine. A few small indentation marks to covers.