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1 BEASLEY, W[ILLIAM] G[ERALD]. The modern history of Japan.
New York Praeger, 1943 Hard Cover 
352 pages, 12 plates, cloth, very good. 
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2 BIEDA, K[EN]. The structure and operations of the Japanese economy.
Sydney, John Wiley & Sons, [1970]. 
xx,292p., tbls., cloth. ex-lib. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Blyth, R. H. [Reginald Horace] Japanese Humour [2nd Edition] Tourist Library Vol. 24
Tokyo Japan Travel Bureau 1961 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
184 pages, illustrations, tan cloth, spine frayed, front hinge a little loose, text and illustrations are very good. Small red mark on front blank endpaper. Second edition. From Wikipedia: "Reginald Horace Blyth (3 December 1898 – 28 October 1964) was an English author and devotee of Japanese culture. ~ Having returned to Seoul in 1936, Blyth remarried in 1937, to a Japanese woman named Kijima Tomiko, with whom he later had two daughters, Nana Blyth and Harumi Blyth. He moved to Kanazawa, D. T. Suzuki's home town, in Japan, and took a job as English teacher at the Fourth Higher School (later Kanazawa University). When Britain declared war on Japan in December 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing Japan into World War II, Blyth was interned as a British enemy alien. Although he expressed his sympathy for Japan and sought Japanese citizenship, this was denied. During his internment his extensive library was destroyed in an air raid. In the internment camp in Kobe he finished his first book Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics and wrote parts of his books about haiku and senryu. He also met in the camp Robert Aitken, later Roshi of the Diamond Sangha in Honolulu. After the war, Blyth worked diligently with the authorities, both Japanese and American, to ease the transition to peace. Blyth functioned as liaison to the Japanese Imperial Household, and his close friend, Harold Gould Henderson, was on General Douglas MacArthur's staff. Together, they helped draft the declaration Ningen Sengen, by which Emperor Hirohito declared himself to be a human being, and not divine. By 1946, Blyth had become Professor of English at Gakushuin University, and became private tutor to the Crown Prince (later emperor) Akihito until the end of his [Blyth's] life. He did much to popularise Zen philosophy and Japanese poetry (particularly haiku) in the West. In 1954, he was awarded a doctorate in literature from Tokyo University, and, in 1959, he received the Zuihosho (Order of Merit) Fourth Grade. " 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 BOARD OF TOURIST INDUSTR Japanese Drama.
Japan, Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, 1935 Cloth 
86 pages, 3 color plates (1 folding), pictorial boards, ex-library, rebound, text v.g. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 BORTON, HUGH Japan's modern century.
New York Ronald Press Company, 1955 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
524 pages, 8 plates, 8 maps, tables, cloth, dust jacket, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "This book presents the enigmatic and complex story of Japan's phenomenal transformation clearly and concisely. The book is an interpretive account, showing how Japan developed and where it is likely to go." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 BROWNE, COURTNEY Tojo: the last banzai.
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
260 pages, 8 plates, cloth, very good. 1st edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Caskey-Lees / Sha-Dor The Fall New York Arts of Pacific Asia Show 2000 Preview
Topanga Caskey-Lees / Sha-Dor 2000 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
50 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, very good. ; 50 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Chamberlin, William Henry Japan over Asia.
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Xii, 395 pages, 16 plates, maps, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, covers scuffed otherwise very good. "The first half of the book deals with Japan's adventures abroad - its advances to the south and east as well as in Manchuria and China; the concluding chapters give a sketch of Japan at home, especially treating those tendencies which have been most marked during the last few years. " B36; Ex-Library; 395 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 CLAPP, PRISCILLA and, HALPERN, MORTON H. (editors). United States - Japanese relations: the 1970's.
Cambridge Harvard University Press, 1974 Hard Cover 
234 pages, tables, cloth, very good. 
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10 CLOSE, UPTON [pseudonym for HALL, JOSEF WASHINGTON] Behind the face of Japan.
New York D. Appleton-Century Co. , 1942 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii,427 pages, map endpapers, cloth, dj, very good. From the archives of Time Magazine: "Nov. 28, 1960. Died. Upton Close (real name: Josef Washington Hall), 66, retired war correspondent, author and radio commentator, whose obsessive orientalism led to his dismissal from NBC in 1944 because he demanded that U.S. put Asia first on list of wartime targets (rather than Europe); in the collision of his auto with a train; near Guadalajara, Mexico. A prescient analyst of Far East developments in the 1930s. Close predicted Japanese war aims and the rise of Red China. In the 1940s he helped organize reactionary American Action, Inc., bitterly opposed the U.N. ("All this idealism is the bunk")." From the dust jacket: "Mr. Close gives a full-length portrait of what lies behind the celebrated 'face,' the 'so-sorry' attitude of Japan. He reveals the Japanee philosophy, gives thumbnail portraits of important personalities, and without a doubt supplies the Western world with one of the best background books of the War in the Pacific now available. 
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11 CRAIG, WILLIAM The fall of Japan.
New York, Dial Press, 1967 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
368 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, frayed dust jacket otherwise very good. From the DJ: : THE FALL OF JAPAN tells for the first time the exciting and often incredible story of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific. Making use of personal interviews with key figures here and in Japan, unpublished diaries, memoirs and newly discovered official documents, Craig has masterfully reconstructed the tumultuous military and diplomatic events which signaled the end of the Japanese Empire. 
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12 CRAIG, WILLIAM The Fall of Japan.
New York, Dial Press, 1967 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
368 pages, 16 plates, map endpapers, cloth, frayed dust jacket otherwise very good. Third printing. From the DJ: : THE FALL OF JAPAN tells for the first time the exciting and often incredible story of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific. Making use of personal interviews with key figures here and in Japan, unpublished diaries, memoirs and newly discovered official documents, Craig has masterfully reconstructed the tumultuous military and diplomatic events which signaled the end of the Japanese Empire. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Crocker, W. R. [Walter Russell] The Japanese Population Problem. the Coming Crisis.
New York Macmillan Company 1932 Hardcover Very Good 
240 pages, cloth, paper label, very good. From the Wikipedia website: Sir Walter Russell Crocker KBE (25 March 1902 - 14 November 2002) was an Australian diplomat, writer and war veteran. He was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, the eldest son of Robert Crocker and Alma Bray. He served in World War II with the British Army, becoming a Lieutenant Colonel. He was ambassador or high commissioner to eleven countries, including India, Indonesia, Canada, Italy, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. He was a Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia. SR109A ; 240 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 Derby, Harry The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan.
Charlotte, NC Derby Publishing Company 1981 0940424002 / 9780940424005 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Xx, 283 pages, well illustrated (a few in color) , tables, cloth, very good. 8 by 11 inches. Signed and dated on the title by the author. From the foreword by Joseph Schroeder: "Because of the wealth of background material Harry was able to uncover and incorporate in these pages, the reader of The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan will find himself learning a good deal about both civilian and military life, as well as how Japanese industry functioned, during the past century or so. All that, of course, in addition to the central theme of the hand cannons themselves." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Derby, Harry The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan. [Limited Edition of 400]
Charlotte, NC Derby Publishing Company 1981 0940424002 / 9780940424005 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Xx, 283 pages, well illustrated (a few in color) , tables, cloth, small spot on front cover otherwise very good. 8 by 11 inches. Stated limited edition of 400. From the foreword by Joseph Schroeder: "Because of the wealth of background material Harry was able to uncover and incorporate in these pages, the reader of The Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan will find himself learning a good deal about both civilian and military life, as well as how Japanese industry functioned, during the past century or so. All that, of course, in addition to the central theme of the hand cannons themselves." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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16 Dilley, Roy Japanese Army Uniforms and Equipment 1939-1945.
London Almark Publishing 1970 0855240059 / 9780855240059 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
48 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. From the introduction; ': The object of this book therefore is to give a concise idea of the Japanese Army's background, together with details of dress and infantry weapons, etc." From the collection of Laurence Dring and with his business card "Soldier of fortune . . . You call we maul ". From the Soldier of Fortune obituary by Jim Graves: "Lawrence W. Dring II, whose almost legendary career in Special Forces was described in a three-part Soldier of Fortune magazine series - February, March and April 1982 - died 25 August 1983 of a seizure and heart attack caused by complications from wounds he suffered in Vietnam. In four tours in Vietnam - most of it with MIKE Forces (Mobile Guerrilla Force) in the Central Highlands - Dring carved out a career as a soldier that frankly, I don't know who could match. Dring started out as an enlisted man and came out in 1968 as a captain. Along the way he earned, among other decorations, many of the medals grunts have respect for: two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, two Soldier's Medals, the Cambodian Medaille Militaire, four Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry and five Purple Hearts." U3 ; 48 pages 
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17 Dollinger, Hans The Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. a Pictorial History of the Final Days of World War II.
New York Crown Publishers 1968 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
432 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, dust jacket chipped and frayed otherwise very good. 7 by 10 inches. Dr. Hans-Adolf Jacobsen, Technical Advisor & Arnold Pomerans, Translator. Foreword by Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker (Ret. ) From the DJ: Here is a completely objective account in picture and prose of the deciding final days of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. First-hand accounts, messages, diary-entries, letters and other papers by Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton, Ridgway, Montgomery, Alanbrooke, Roosevelt, Churchill, De Gaulle, Stalin, Truman, Halsey and many other leaders, together with eye-witness reports, serve to enhance and document the narrative and analysis. ; 432 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Earle, Joe Lethal Elegance. the Art of Samurai Sword Fittings.
Boston MFA Publications 2004 0878467750 / 9780878467754 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
256 pages, well illustrated in color, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. Contents: Function and display : Japanese sword fittings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century -- Uchigatana mounting with floral designs -- Iron tsuba from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century -- Decoration in the Goto style -- The Machibori tradition -- New materials and techniques -- Later Machibori artists -- Masters of the Meiji Era -- Japanese signatures. From the publisher: “As the soul of the samurai, the sword is famously both the symbol and the instrument of Japanese military prowess. Less known, at least in the West, is its role as a fashion accessory or status symbol. And more than the weapon itself, it was the sword’s metal fittings that reflected the complexities of samurai life, from codes of honor to flamboyant leisure - and that remain among the most sophisticated and accomplished metalwork ever created. LETHAL ELEGANCE presents 150 of these remarkable sword fittings, and is one of the few books in a western language to focus on their styles and techniques. It discusses the visual effects achieved with different alloys, the evolution of fittings following changes in warfare, the symbolism of motifs, and standards for connoisseurship. Nearly all these fittings were once owned by trained swordsman, and the weapons they ornamented could surely inflict fatal wounds. But their extraordinary variety and beauty also reveal them as wonders of self-expression and personal style." Over 300 color illustrations. ; 9.45 X 8.35 X 0.87 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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19 ELISSEEFF, VADIME Japon immortel texte par Vadime Elisseeff.
Paris, Del Duca Editeur, (Ca. 1950) Hard Cover 
78 pages, well illustrated (many in color), boards, dj, v.g., 8" x 10 1/2". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 FEIS, HERBERT Contest over Japan.
New York W. W. Norton & Co. , 1967 Hard Cover Very Good 
187 pages, cloth. 1st edition, very good, dust jacket. Soviet post WWII clashes with the U.S. over the occupation of Japan. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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