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Japanese History

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Ainu Life and Legends, Kindaiti, Kyosuke (D. Litt)
1 Kindaiti, Kyosuke (D. Litt) Ainu Life and Legends
Tokyo, Japan Tourist Library 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a small trade paperback sized book with cardstock covers and a sewn binding. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The limp cardstock covers have some light wear, bumping and rubbing along with a couple of smallish patches fading. The front cover of the book has a square pictorial pastedown which is in very good condition, with only a couple of small spots of rubbing to the bottom edge. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and photographs. There is a full color photographic frontispiece. This book is part of the Japanese Tourist Librar (volume 36) and covers the ethnically separate group of people on the Japanese Islands called the Ainu. This group had it's own language, in fact, a language that so far cannot be connected to any other language (a language Isolate). This guide gives a detailed description of the characteristics of the people, some information about their living arrangments and culture, their ceremonies, languages and legends, and more. This particular guide in the series has become rather scarce. ; Vol. 36 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Human Bullets A Soldier's Story of Port Arthur, Sakurai, Tadayoshi  (with an introduction by Count Okuma) (translated by Masujiro Honda and edited by Alice Mabel Bacon)
2 Sakurai, Tadayoshi (with an introduction by Count Okuma) (translated by Masujiro Honda and edited by Alice Mabel Bacon) Human Bullets A Soldier's Story of Port Arthur
Boston, MA Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1907 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some foxing and spotting. Included is a full color frontispiece. "Recently a retired officer of the Russian army and a correspondent of the Russ came to call upon me. When war broke out between Russia and Japan he was at Harbin; soon afterward he was summoned to Port Arthur and set out thither." "The Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 5 September 1905) was fought between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria, and the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea. Russia sought a warm-water port on the Pacific Ocean for their navy and for maritime trade. Vladivostok was operational only during the summer, whereas Port Arthur, a naval base in Liaodong Province leased to Russia by China, was operational all year. Since the end of the First Sino-Japanese War in 1895, negotiations between Russia and Japan had proved impractical" 
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The Japs at Home Fifth Edition: To Which Are Added for the First Time Some Bits of China, Sladen, Douglas
3 Sladen, Douglas The Japs at Home Fifth Edition: To Which Are Added for the First Time Some Bits of China
London, England Ward, Lock & Co., Limited 1900 5th Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and bumping to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some light but noticeable toning and beginning foxing. There is a bookseller's ink stamp on the front endpaper along with a previous owner's inked name. "This volume contains all that was in the first four editions of The Japs at Home with the addition of seven chapters of Bits of China, picked up during a brief sojourn among the Celestials. These chapters are illustrated with numerous pictures by a brilliant Japanese artist." "Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (5 February 1856, London-12 February 1947, Hove) was an English author and academic. Educated at Temple Grove School, East Sheen,Cheltenham College, and Trinity College, Oxford, in 1879 Sladen migrated to Australia, where he became the first professor of history in the new University of Sydney. Subsequently he traveled much and settled in London as a writer. Poems by Margaret Thomas were included in a work in the 1880s." 
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Japanese Gardens Tourist Library Volume 5, Tatsui, Matsunosuke
4 Tatsui, Matsunosuke Japanese Gardens Tourist Library Volume 5
Tokyo, Japan Japan Travel Bureau 1952 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. Volume 5 of the Tourist Library Series. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and chips. "Japan's natural beauty is her proud heritage. The Japanese know therefore how to enjoy land and water, and they are used to a keen and sensitive observation of nature. It is the hands of such people that have evolved Japanese art as it is today." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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