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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
KYOTO WOODCUTS., Matsubara Naoko.  Foreword by Fritz Eichenberg.  Introduction by Bunsho Jugaku.
2 Matsubara Naoko. Foreword by Fritz Eichenberg. Introduction by Bunsho Jugaku. KYOTO WOODCUTS.
Tokyo Kodansha 1978 0870113348 / 9780870113345 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Matsubara Naoko. Signed
Unpaginated, 12" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board. Publisher's beige cardboard slipcase with black lettering on front panel and spine. One original signed and numbered print (number 1439/3000) on mulberry paper (kozo) bound in at front of book + 31 single and double page colour reproductions. The artist has also signed the half title page in red ink (no inscription). English text at front of book, Japanese text at rear. "Naoko Matsubara is an internationally renowned woodblock artist whose works hang in such distinguished settings as the White House, the United Nations, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Vienna's Albertina Collection. (In this book, Kyoto's) shrines and temples are prominently featured, but Matsubara gives equal emphasis to (its) cultural role. The Kabuki theater and geisha dancing, No drama and rollicking street festivals are all splendidly brought to life by her bold lines and her exquisitely Japanese sense of color. The pictures are complemented by the perceptive text of Bunsho Jugaku, an authority on handmade Japanese paper." Light vertical waviness to free front endpaper, light toning to edges of half-title page. Dust jacket has price-clipped and has very minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has light toning to some edges. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Orion Press, (1960), first edition. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Here, written by an expert for non-experts, is a fascinating account of the history and role of the geisha in Japan: a role that has frequently been misunderstood by Westerners. The author describes the historical development of the geisha, the social background which surrounds her, her training and accomplishments, her costume and hair style. He discusses the famous geisha of the past and the organization of the geisha system today, with special reference to postwar developments. Thus the reader is led to a proper understanding of this unique and highly accomplished social class which has no counterpart in the West." Onr leaf with small corner creases; small light stains on pages 198-200, on verso of page 201, and on page 203; light edge wear to boards; small stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, tiny chip/tears/creasing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, one small closed tear. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD

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