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Hashimotoya Shiraito no Hanashi (The Story of Shiraito of Hashimoto-ya)

Hashimotoya Shiraito no Hanashi ["The Story of Shiraito of Hashimoto-ya"]

[Tsukioka], Yoshitoshi [illustrated by].

Bakurochō, [Tōkyō]: Tsunajima Kamekichi, Meiji 19 [1886].


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Shinpan Katsura-e (Illustrations of Wigs, Newly Published)

Shinpan Katsura-e ["Illustrations of Wigs, Newly Published"]

[Utagawa], Yoshikazu [illustrated by].

[Edo (Tōkyō)]: Shiba Sen'ichi, Kaei 6 [1853].


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Shinha Shinengeki Segidan Ichiza Hamuretsuto (Hamlet, Staged by the New School New Theatre Justice Troupe)

Shinha Shinengeki Segidan Ichiza Hamuretsuto ["Hamlet, Staged by the New School New Theatre Justice Troupe"]

Shakespeare, William [original text by]; Yamagishi, Kayō, Doi, Shunsho [translated by].

[Japan: creator unidentified, ca. late Meiji period (before 1909)].


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Tōsei Karitaku Saiken Kagami (Mirror of a Guide to Temporary Lodgings)

Tōsei Karitaku Saiken Kagami ["Mirror of a Guide to Temporary Lodgings"]

Chōkarō [Ochiai/Utagawa], Yoshiiku [illustrated by].

[Edo (Tōkyō)]: [Ōtaya] Takichi, Bunkyū 2 [1862].


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Noshi Shinpon (New Book of Noshi)

Noshi Shinpon ["New Book of Noshi"]

[Compiler unidentified].

[Japan, ca. early Meiji period (1870-90s)]. 


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Danjo Dōkenron (On Equal Rights for Men and Women)

Danjo Dōkenron ["On Equal Rights for Men and Women"]

Miru [Mill, John Stuart] [original text by]; Fukamauchi, Motoi [translated by].

Tōkyō: Yamanaka Ichibē, Meiji 11 [1878].


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Majinai Hyakkajo (One Hundred Charms)

Majinai Hyakkajo ["One Hundred Charms"] 

[Author/s and illustrator/s unidentified].

[Japan: publisher unidentified, ca. late Edo period (1840-60s?)].


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Shukenron: Eikoku gakushi Hobbusu-cho (Theory of Sovereignty: by the English Scholar Hobbes)

Shukenron: Eikoku gakushi Hobbusu-cho ["Theory of Sovereignty: by the English Scholar Hobbes"]

Hobbes, Thomas [original text by]; Monbushō [edited by].

[Tōkyō]: Monbushō Henshū-kyoku, Meiji 16 [1883].


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Kyōka Zuan (Designs from the Capital)

Kyōka Zuan ["Designs from the Capital"]

Hasegawa, Keika, Furuya, Kōrin [illustrated by].

Kyōto: Yamada Naosaburō, Yamada Unsōdō, Meiji 31-38 [1898-1905]. 


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Kisō Tenrai (Inspired and Bizarre Ideas)

Kisō Tenrai ["Inspired and Bizarre Ideas"]

Miyatake, Gaikotsu [edited by]; [Kitagawa], Utamarō, Hishikawa, Moronobu ... [et al.] [illustrated by].

Ōsaka: Miyatake Gaikotsu, Gazoku Bunko, Meiji 43 [1910].


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Reishin Gajō (Album of Beautiful New Illustrations)

Reishin Gajō ["Album of Beautiful New Illustrations"]

Matsui, Yūkoku, [Furuya, Kōrin] [illustrated by].

Kyōto: Honda Ichijirō, Honda Shoten, Meiji 33 [1900].


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Seiei (Essence)

Seiei ["Essence"] 

Ueno, Seikō ... [et al.]; Yamada, Naosaburō [edited by].

Kyōto: Unsōdō Gōmei Gaisha, Meiji 40 [1907]. 

Issue 14 of the design periodical Seiei produced by the famed Kyoto-based zuan publisher Unsōdō. The issue features an index and ten stunning double-page woodblock-printed designs by acclaimed graphic designers and artists including Ueno Seikō (1871-1943). A very crisp and clean impression.
Issue 14. One orijō (concertina-folding) volume, complete, bound in original boards lacking original paper wrappers. Abrasion to board extremities. Very light occasional fading to gutters. Some leaves mellowed, with a few minor marks and creases internally. [11 unnumbered leaves]. 25.1 x 18.1 cm. 

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Shamisen sekai no zu (Illustration of the Shamisen World)

Shamisen sekai no zu ["Illustration of the Shamisen World"]

[Utagawa], Yoshifuji [illustrated by].

[Japan: publisher unidentified, ca. late Edo period (1860s)?].


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Kyōto zuan (Kyoto designs)

Kyōto zuan ["Kyoto designs"] 

Okada, Shikō, Shimomura, Gyokukō [edited by]; 

Kyōto: Kyōto Zuan Zasshi Hakkō-bu, Meiji 43 [1910]. 


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Kanamegusa (Vital grasses)

Kanamegusa ["Vital grasses"]

Harada, Fumito [created by].

Tōkyō: Kumagai Daijirō, Meiji 19 [1896].


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Makuragoto yume no kayoiji (Bedside koto: the passage of dreams)

Makuragoto yume no kayoiji ["Bedside koto: the passage of dreams"]

Ryūtei, Senka [text by]; Ryūtei, Tanehiko [proofread by]; Utagawa, Sadahide [illustrated by].

Edo [Tokyo]: Tsuruya Kiemon, Tenpo 6 [1835]. 


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Zhu shi jiao zheng Hua Ying si shu (The Four Books in Chinese and English, annotated and corrected)

Zhu shi jiao zheng Hua Ying si shu ["The Four Books in Chinese and English, annotated and corrected"]

Legge, [James] [translated by].

[Shanghai?]: Shang wu yin shu guan, [ca. early 20th century?]. 


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Zuanchō (Album of designs)

Zuanchō ["Album of designs"] 

[Takada, Kakushū (illustrated by)?].

Kyōto: Misona, [ca. late Meiji to early Taishō period (1900-10s)?]. In manuscript.


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Gibun kihan: haikan hikkei (Examples of humorous writing: an essential manual of folk rumours)

Gibun kihan: haikan hikkei ["Examples of humorous writing: an essential manual of folk rumours"] 

Okamoto, Takejirō [edited by]; Suita, Dōshi [inspected by]; [Tsukioka], Yoshitoshi [illustrated by].

Tōkyō: Katō Shōshichi, Meiji 16 [1883].


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Kokkei zuan (Humorous designs)

Kokkei zuan ["Humorous designs"]

Kamisaka, Sekka [illustrated by]. 

Kyōto: Yamada Naosaburō, Yamada Unsōdō, Meiji 36 [1903].


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Designs inspired by butterfly wings, by Shimomura Gyokuko

Kochōshiki ["Expressions of butterflies"]

Shimomura, Gyokukō [Tamahiro] [illustrated by].

Kyōto: Honda Ichijirō; Gōmei Gaisha Unsōdō, Meiji 45 [1912].


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An untitled set of fan designs

[An untitled set of fan designs] 

Inouye, Toshio [produced by].

Kyōto: Toshio Inouye, [ca. late Meiji to early Shōwa period (1900-20s)?].


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Amerika-koku Jokisha Orai

亜墨利加國蒸氣車往来 [Amerika-koku Jōkisha Ōrai, “The Transit of an American Steam Locomotive”]

Issen [Utagawa], Yoshikazu [illustrated by].

[Tōkyō: Maruya Jinpachi, Bunkyū Gannen (1861)].


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Charming designs by Ogawa Usen, ca. early to mid-Shōwa period (1930-40s)?


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