[Nara: c. 1800]. Woodcut book of the samurai armor at the Kasaga Shrine, Nara Prefecture, "A fine illustrated... Read More about Kasaga Shrine Samurai Armor collection
New York: Hobart Co, 1904. Read More about In Beautiful Japan. A Story of Bamboo Lands
London & New York: Harpers, 1899. Admiral Beresford (1846-1919) devotes a chapter XXVIII to his visit to the Japanese boatyards, etc. Read More about The Break-up of China with an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies,...
np: nd. RARE SIGNATURE OF PERRY'S PRECURSOR. Commodore James Biddle (1783-1848) made the first attempt to establish formal relations between the United States and Japan in 1846. Biddle, a distinguished naval officer from Philadelphia, and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, set out from New York with two warships, the..... Read More about Signature clipped from a document [with] an engraving of Biddle
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press, 1933. First. Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley, MC (1892-1970), a British army officer, lived in Japan in the early 1930s, and was considered by Westerners at that time to be a preeminent source of knowledge on the area, proving to be erroneous on whether the Japanese were..... Read More about A Japanese Omelette. A British Writer's Impressions on the Japanese Empire
Paris: Larousse, c1920. Read More about Le Japon Illustré
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Second edition. Read More about Around the World through Japan
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889. First Edition. Fine modern binding. An important, first-hand account of an Englishman of his visits to Japan over a period of time in the 1860s. This books remains in print. Read More about Gleanings from Japan
[New York: [Privately printed by the De Vinne Press], 1887. Inscribed, Privately Printed. Privately printed account of a world tour by a wealthy family in 1875-76, liberally illustrated with beautiful photographs. The author travelled through China, Japan, Siam, Ceylon, India, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Great Britain.The flyleaf..... Read More about Across the Meridian and Fragmentary Letters
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. New Edition in One Volume. Written by a British Diplomat's wife who spent 3 years in Japan. Read More about Letters from Japan. A record of Modern Life in the Island Empire
[Japan: 1934]. Presented to Lou Gehrig from the Children of Japan. Gehrig barnstormed around Japan in 1934, joined by Babe Ruth, his manager Connie Mack and a dozen other players. Gehrig brought his wife Eleanor, intending the trip to be the first leg of their delayed honeymoon. Gehrig and Ruth..... Read More about Autograph Letter in Japanese calligraphic script to Lou Gehrig, from "the Children of...
Leiden: Deventer and Groningen, bij D. Du Mortier en Zoon, 1810. [But Edo; Kaei 1 (1848)]. The scarce first syntax of the Dutch language printed in Japan, here with the woodcut text in italic freehand. Genpo was a well known Dutch scholar who introduced Dutch learning to Japan, this printed..... Read More about Syntaxis of Woordvoeging der Nederduithe Taal, uitgegeven door de Maatschappij tot nut van 't...
New York: Crowell, [September, 1907]. First edition. Read More about The Japanese Nation in Evolution
New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. First edition. Read More about Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks. Japanese Feats of Attack and Defence in Personal Encounter
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1902. First edition. Read More about Japan and Her People
Philadelphia: The Johns C. Winston Co. The International Press, . First edition. Read More about Japan and Her People
New York: D. Appleton. and Company London: Trübner & Co, 1856. First One Volume Edition. This is an abbreviated version of the 3 volume set, without the scientific data. Read More about Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, performed in the...
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. First Edition. The text is based on the lecture notes kept by Hearn’s students. Read More about Appreciations of Poetry. Selected and Edited by John Erskine
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1898. Read More about Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1915. First Edition. Read More about Interpretation of Literature. Selected and Edited with an Introduction by John Erskine
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. First edition Later Impression (November 1904). Read More about Japan An Attempt at Interpretation
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910. First Trade Edition. Read More about The Japanese Letters of Lafcadio Hearn. Edited with an Introduction by Elizabeth Bisland
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917. First Edition. William Lyon Phelps’s Copy. Inscribed to William Lyon Phelps: “To Wm. Lyon Phelps/Christmas 1917/ from Dodd Mead & Co.”. Read More about Life and Literature by . . . Selected and Edited with an Introduction by John Erskine