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Ansei San Heishin-reki (Calendar for Ansei Three)
A deluxe Ise calendar for 1856, Ansei 2 (1855).
US$280.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Eiwa Tsūshin (English-Japanese Transmissions)
A miniature book for English learners, Meiji 20 (1888).
US$280.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Manji (Quicksand)
A lesbian romance written with a stream-of-consciousness technique inspired by Joyce's writings, Shōwa 6 (1931).
US$850.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Hamaogishū (Collection of Seashore Reeds)
A short selection of poems, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 18 [1885].
US$350.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Minken Hizakurige (A Journey Through Civil Rights)
One of the most overtly political works Kyōsai illustrated, Meiji 15 [1882].
US$1,650.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Kaika Shindai Toppyō Shiwa (Outrageous Poems and Stories: New Titles for a Civilised Age)
Humorous poems illustrated with comical and risqué scenes by Kyōsai, Meiji 13 [1880].
US$1,650.00
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Ukiyo Karakuri Seiyō Megane (The Machinations of the Floating World Through Western Lenses)
A little-known collaboration between Robun, Kyōsai, and Oka Jōki, [preface dated Meiji 6 (1873)].
US$2,150.00
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Taiyō Shinwa: Tako no Nyūdō Uo Sekkyō (The Bald Octopus's Sermon to the Fish: A New Story from the Ocean)
An apologue by Robun and Kyōsai, [preface dated Meiji 5 (1872)].
US$2,150.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Zushū Shuzenji Onsen Meisho Kaisei-zu (Revised Map of Famous Places in Shuzenji Onsen, Zushū)
A map of famous places in Shuzenji Onsen, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 14 [1881].
US$450.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Shuzenji Onsen Meishoki (Famous Places in Shuzenji Onsen)
A guidebook to Shuzenji Onsen, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 13 [1880].
US$250.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Katsuron Gakumon Suzume (A Vigorous Debate by the Sparrows of Learning)
Ōga's response to Fukuzawa Yukichi's Gakumon no Susume, Meiji 8 [1875].
US$2,500.00
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Seijin Kimotsubushi: Kengu Shinbun (The Thunderstruck Sage: The New Culture of the Wise and the Foolish)
A Kyōsai-Ōga work on the superiority of practical knowledge, [preface dated Meiji 5 (1872)].
US$2,350.00
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Hōnen Gokoku Matsuri: Rikai Shinbun (A Five-Grain Festival for the Abundant Harvest: Understandings of the New Culture)
One of the earliest Kyōsai-Ōga novels, on the importance of agriculture, Meiji 5 [1872] - [Meiji 6 (1873)].
US$2,350.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Dōjo Hayagakumon (Fast Learning for Young Girls)
On gender equality, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 8 [1875].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Baka no Daimyōyaku (The Idiot's Great Wonder Drug)
Three Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi on the story of a quack doctor, [Meiji 7 (1874)] - Meiji 12 [1879].
US$2,500.00
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Shōbatsu Tenkarafuru (Reward and Punishment: Fall from Heaven); Bikkuri Chōmenbako (The Surprise Box of Punishment)
Two Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi bound in one, Meiji 8 [1875].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Magobē Kakkeiron (Magobē the Manager); Kyōjin Bikkuribako (The Prideful Person's Box of Inevitable Fear)
Two Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi bound in one, Meiji 7-8 [1874-1875].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Kanegura Sandaiki (Three Generations of Treasuries)
A Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi on a family's economic struggles, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$2,150.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Chie no Hakari (The Scales of Wisdom)
Three Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi on Westernisation, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$2,500.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Kyōjin Bikkuribako (The Prideful Person's Box of Inevitable Fear)
On the pitfalls of a life of luxury, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Tanemaki Gonbē no Atotsugi: Tarobē Mizukakeron (Tarobē the Waterer, Successor of Gonbē the Sower)
A three-issue parody of a family history, by Ōga and Kyōsai, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Chūrui Daigiron (The Insects' Great Debate)
On the Dragon King and his insect subjects, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$1,750.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Seirō Hankatsū (Poseur of the Bordellos)
A satire set in Yoshiwara, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 7 [1874].
US$2,500.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Dai-hiden Hakusajin-shū (Collection of People of the White Sand: Extremely Secret Transmissions)
Secret transmissions on haikai poetry from Matsuo Bashō, ca. mid to late Edo period (1720-1850s)?
US$680.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Saisei (Record of the Prosperous Age)
A parody ranking of ukiyo-e artists, Yoshiwara-style, Keiō Kinotoushi (1865).
US$2,860.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Makuragoto yume no kayoiji (Bedside koto: the passage of dreams)
Illustrated by Sadahide, Tenpo 6 (1835).
US$280.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Zhu shi jiao zheng Hua Ying si shu (The Four Books in Chinese and English, annotated and corrected)
James Legge's translation of the Four Books, ca. early 20th century?
US$540.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Light in darkness
On the loss of sight, by an American missionary, Meiji 39 [1906].
US$90.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Shozōki (Miscellaneous notes)
A bibliographically interesting manuscript, ca. Meiji period (1880-1900s)
US$205.00
▶ Japanese Literature
On the origins of Edo's pleasure quarters
Hokujoryo kigen shōsho (Origins of the northern pleasure district, abridged), ca. Ganji period (1864-1865)
US$2,385.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Ataru Taishō roku-nen shichi-gatsu kyōgen sujigaki (Sellout July 1917 Kyōgen: play scenario) (with) Taishō roku-nen ku-gatsu kyōgen sujigaki (September 1917 Kyōgen: play scenario)
A set of colourful synopses for kyōgen plays, Taishō 6 [1917].
US$205.00
▶ Japanese Literature
On the Jesuits, Organtino, and Fabian Fucan
Kirishitan Kikigaki [A Verbatim Account of the Christians], [Ca. late Edo to early Meiji period (1850-70s)?].
US$685.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Santō kokkei monzen [A collection of Santō's comical writings]
A parody of the Chinese classics, by Santō Kyōden, [preface dated Kansei 2 (1790)].
US$1,915.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Hobby Cocktails
An Early Japanese Cocktail Book, 1933
US$1,525.00
▶ Japanese Literature
On the True Spirit of Europe
On the History of Christianity in Europe, 1885
US$105.00
▶ Japanese Literature
Naniwa Shinbun (News from Naniwa)
A woodblock used to print a counting song, ca. early Meiji period (1860-80s)?
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▶ Japanese Literature
Kikkyō Kafuku Hitorihandan: Ekigaku Benmō (Judgements on Good and Bad Fortunes: A Primer on the Study of Divination)
A fortune-telling kit based on the I Ching, Meiji 19 (1886).
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▶ Japanese Literature
Shinsaku Dodoitsu: Rokoku Seibatsu (New Dodoitsu Poems on the Crushing Defeat of Russia)
Poems in various styles on the Russo-Japanese War, Meiji 37 (1904).
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▶ Japanese Literature
Shina Taiji: Nihon Ryūkōbushi (Popular Japanese Songs on the Extermination of China)
On the First Sino-Japanese War, illustrated by Kiyochika, Meiji 27 (1894).
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▶ Japanese Literature
Ushiya Zōdan Aguranabe: Ichimei Doronken (Beef-Shop Small-Talk: Cross-Legged (at a Beef) Pot)
Robun's famous satire on Western customs, [preface dated Meiji 4 (1871)].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Renpō Shōritsu (Commercial Law of the Federation)
By Harvard law professor Theophilus Parsons, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 6-7 [1873-1874].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Tsūzoku Isoppu Monogatari (Aesop's Popular Fables)
The most widely known Japanese version of the Aesopica, Meiji 5-6 [1872-1873].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Kappa Sōden Kyūrizukai (A Kappa's Talks on Science: How to Use Cucumbers)
A parody of Fukuzawa Yukichi's Western science textbook, [preface dated Meiji 5 (1872), but printed Meiji 15 (1882)].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Seiyō Dōchū Hizakurige: Bankoku Kōkai (Shank's Mare Round the West: A Voyage to All Countries)
A complete set of Robun and Kyōsai's most well-known work, Meiji 3-9 [1870-1876].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Ōdontaku Shinbun Kidan (Great Sunday Newspaper: Stories of Demons)
A Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi on the exploits of two monks, Meiji 5-6 [1872-1873].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Kanegura Sandaiki (Three Generations of Treasuries)
Three Kyōsai-Ōga zasshi on a family's economic struggles, Meiji 7 [1874].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Shinsei Tobi Dango (Consultation with a Beautiful Rabbit: A New System)
A story of greed, illustrated by Kyōsai, Meiji 6 [1873].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Tōsei Rikō Musume (A Clever Woman of the Present Day)
A response to Fukuzawa Yukichi's Katawa Musume, [Meiji 6 (1873)].
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▶ Japanese Literature
Katawa Musume (The Deformed Girl)
An extremely scarce Fukuzawa-bon, Meiji 5 [1872].
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▶ Japanese Literature
(Shinpan) Kannin goryō kogane no kotonoha ((Newly published) Profit from perseverance: golden phrases)
A collaboration between Bakin and Shigemasa, Kansei 8 (1796).
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