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1 WE JAPANESE Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese Besides Numerous Other Subjects. (3 Books - Combined Edition)
Japan Fujiya Hotel 1950 First Edition Softcover 
This is a books with handsome cloth, flexible covers and a hand sewn binding using silk cord in the Japanese style. The cloth has brown and gilt ink design. The contents contain three books, each with variable reprinting dates - ninth, sixth, second printings all with the latest printings from 1950. The book is printed on delicate paper that is in fine condition. Each oblong piece of paper used in the book was bound at the open ends so that a fold is at the front edge (fore-edge) which provides strength. Illustrated in black and white line drawings and photos in half-tone process, some with poor distinction due to rerprintings. All illustrations are within the text. The title page references 889 illustrations. The book is 600 pages - the book is about 1 1/2" thick. Quarto = 8 3/8" tall. The covers are delightfully fresh as are the pages. There is a hint of a vertical crease in the center of the front cover. There is thread wear on the rear upper corners and the top of the spine. The book comes in a soft paper floral book cover that shows wear with some tears and chips. Charming publication. The contents emphasize the culture, customs, arts, objects, and short bits of history. ; 8vo 
Price: 45.00 USD
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New York, NY H M Caldwell Co. 1896 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket (as issued) . The cover is brown suede with slight cushioning and a gilt title with gilt decorative tobacco leaves and an emblem flourish. The gilt is bright, the suede is clean with barely any wear. . The book has been well cared for. The end papers are coated with a gold and inked pattern. There is slight chipping to the fore-edges of the end paper. The interior pages are clean. There are small black and white in-text illustrations. The top edges of the pages are gilt. The first chapter is by Sir Walter Raleigh. Other chapters are The Discovery of Tobacco, A Few Words about Tobacco, Origin of Tobacco, and the Philosophy of Smoking. There are sayings, poems, and writings by some known writers and other afficianados. Gift condition. ; 8vo; 143 pages 
Price: 115.00 USD
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