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1 Gift-Giving in Japan: Cash, Connections, Cosmologies Rupp, Katherine
Stanford, CA, U.S.A. Stanford University Press 2003 0804747032 / 9780804747035 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2003. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "30 September 2003 Dear Mimi, Thank you for going to the mat for me! Best, Kathy". 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. From the publisher: "Gift-giving is extremely important in Japanese society, not only at personal and household levels, but at the national and macroeconomic levels as well. This book is the first in English to document the extraordinary scale, complexity, and variation of giving in contemporary Japan. Gift-Giving in Japan is based on eighteen months' fieldwork in the Tokyo metropolitan area, as well as short-term research in other parts of Japan. The core of the study is the experience of family representatives of different ages, classes, genders, occupations, neighborhoods, and religions. The author also interviewed experts, including the author of gift-giving etiquette books, Buddhist and Shinto priests, department store and funeral home employees, and workers at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market. She participated in neighborhood festivals, election rallies, house-building rites, and other ceremonies of which gift-giving was an integral part. Recent anthropological interest in drawing a strong contrast between commodities and gifts both reflects and reinforces the conception of the gift as part of the giver and the related distinction between the realm of the gift and the realm of the marketplace. The author argues that Japanese practices of giving and receiving challenge assumptions related to this idea of the gift." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Little Oh - COLOR POSTER (NOT A BOOK), Melmed, Laura Krauss - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
2 Little Oh - COLOR POSTER (NOT A BOOK) Melmed, Laura Krauss - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Lothrop Lee & Shepard 1997 Limited Edition Very Good+ LaMarche, Jim Signed by Author and Illustrator
This is not a book. It is the poster (signed, limited edition) that was issued by the publisher in connection with the publication of the book. The poster is signed by both the author, Laura Krauss Melmed, and the illustrator, Jim LaMarche. The bottom left corner of the front of the poster states that it is number 146 of 500 copies that were signed by the author and illustrator. This beautifully designed glossy color poster is in Very Good+ condition: very light wear; slight wrinkling at a couple of places on the edge; no folds; no pinholes. Photograph available. It measures 24" wide by 18" high and is a full bleed (i.e., no border). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Masterpieces of Japanese Prints: The European Collections Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum Faulkner, Rupert
Kodansha International 1991 4770016131 / 9784770016133 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Kodansha International, 1991. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition: slight shelf wear; no tears or chips. From the dust jacket: "The present volume highlights over 130 outstanding examples from the vast holdings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Strikingly original and sumptuously colored, the ukiyo-e in these pages recapture the spirit of the period in which they were created. Here can be found the glamorous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, the flamboyant vigor of kabuki theater, and the eloquence and drama of Japanese landscape." Book has 152 pages of which 95 pages consist of color plates. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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4 Pontypool and USK Japanned Wares with the Early History of the Iron and Tinplate Industries at Pontypool John, W. D.; Simcox, Anne
Newport, England The Ceramic Book Company 1966 0900272058 / 9780900272059 Reprinted with Additional Illustrations Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket as Issued Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Author
The Ceramic Book Co., Newport, Englamd, 1966. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf (flat-signed meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). This title was first published in 1953; this is the 1966 reprint edition with additional illustrations and was limited to 1,000 copies. Book is 88 pages, with 60 illustrations; Affixed to the front flyleaf is a thank you card from 23 individuals. Laid in are (1) a postcard dated in 1978 that appears to be from a person in a tour led by or involving the author, W. D. John (it begins "Hello-- a Lovely morning with Mr. John. The tour is going very well [and then addresses the weather] . . . ." (2) a receipt for the book from the publisher for $21.75 and a typewritten note from the publisher describing the availability and price of the book; (3) a tracing of a bowl of fruit from the thank you card affixed to the front flyleaf; and (4) the publisher's flyer for this book; and (5) the publisher's flyer for another book by W. D. John entitled "Paktong". Book is in Very Good+ condition: top edge of front board has light bumping; lower right corner of front board bumped; prior owner's name and address stamp on half title page; slight discoloration on top edge; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean. No dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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5 Six Masterpieces of Twentieth Century 9th September - 5th October 1991 Zen International Fine Art
Tokyo, Japan Zen International Fine Art 1991 Hard Copy Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Zen International Fine Art, Tokyo. Book is in Near Fine condition: the suede boards have a few very light impressions; light corner wear; bindingi is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Sokaiya: Extortion, Protection, and the Japanese Corporation Szymkowiak, Kenneth
Armonk, New York, U.S.A. M E Sharpe Inc 2002 0765607794 / 9780765607799 Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
M E Sharpe Inc, Armonk, NY, 2002. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight shelf wear; binding is tight, and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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7 Songs of a Cowherd Ito, Sachio
Boston, MA U.S.A. Marshall Jones Co. 1936 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed by Translator
Marshall Jones Co., Boston, 1936. Signed by translator Shio Sakanishi on the front free end page with the date Nov., 1936. Stated 1st edition. 74 pages. Book is in Very Good+ condition: spine very slightly cocked; corner wear; binding is tight, and pages are clean. Modern Japanese Poets Series volume 3. This is a book of poetry by Sachio Ito, and includes a 19-page introduction, probably by the translator. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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