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Japanese Children's Books Original color plate Japanese Children's book from 1860-1950, with special emphasis on 1920-1950, the 'Golden-Age' of colorful Japanese children's books with large formats and creative images.
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[Japanese Children's Book] "Otsukisama ('The Moon')"
Tokyo: 1954. 4to. Cloth backed color pictorial wrappers. Part of the "Kinder-Book" series. Superb color illustrations throughout. Very good. (Item #175)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] "Otsukisama ('The Moon')"
[Japanese Children's Book] "Rika no Tomo"
Tokyo: n.d. ca. 1950. 12mo. Color printed wrappers. Charming Japanese children's book, some soiling to covers, internally very good. (Item #172)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] "Rika no Tomo"
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinder Book: King Book, Tanoshii Asobi uta (Fun Play Songs)
1954 (Show 28). 4to. Color pictorial paper covered boards, red cloth spine. Gorgeous full page color illustrations. Very good. (Item #494)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinder Book: King Book, Tanoshii Asobi uta (Fun Play Songs)
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinderbook: King Book, Haru ni Naru (Becoming Springtime)
1954 (Showa 28). 4to. Color pictorial wrappers, red cloth spine. Charming color illustrations throughout. Sl. wear, overall very good. (Item #497)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinderbook: King Book, Haru ni Naru (Becoming Springtime)
[Japanese Children's Book] Untitled
4to. Color illustrated wrappers. Front cover depicts bear, chipmunk and chirping birds around a 'clock' house. Superb color illustrations throughout, including many anthropomorphic renderings. Spine chipped, a few pages with tears, otherwise very good. (Item #176)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Untitled
[Japanese Children's Book] Untitled
ca. 1950. 8vo. Color illustrated wrappers. Superb anthropomorphic illustrations in color throughout. Spine sl. chipped, else near fine. (Item #180)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Untitled
[Japanese Children's Book] Ushi no Iroiro ("Many Kinds of Bugs")
1950 (Show 24). Color pictorial wrappers, full page color illustrations throughout of many different kinds of bugs in different settings. Quite nice. Spine has old tape applied, sl. worn. (Item #491)
Price: $95.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Ushi no Iroiro ("Many Kinds of Bugs")
[Japanese Children's Book] "Toyotomi Hideyoshi ('True Samarai Story')"
Tokyo: ca 1950. 8vo. Color illustrated wrappers. Color illustrations throughout, superbly depicting early battle scenes and decorative apparel. Fine. (Item #177)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] "Toyotomi Hideyoshi ('True Samarai Story')"
[Japanese Children's Book] George Washington
Tokyo: 1953 (Showa 27). Color pictorial paper covered boards, with original color pictorial wrapper. Near fine copy with charming illustrations. (Item #492)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] George Washington
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinder Book: King Book, Cute Dog
1954 (Showa 28). 4to. Color pictorial paper covered boards, red cloth spine. Very nice full page color illustrations. Bright, very good. (Item #493)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Kinder Book: King Book, Cute Dog
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukku: Ko-Uma no O-hanashi (King Book: Great Story of a Pony)
1940 (Showa 14). 4to. Color pictorial card wrappers. 16 pages of full color illustrations, story of a pony. Wear to spine esp., else very good. (Item #488)
Price: $175.00
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukku: Ko-Uma no O-hanashi (King Book: Great Story of a Pony)
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukkuu: Kinder-Book: Tsuchi (Soil)
Tokyo: 1958 (Showa 30). Superb square folio size. Color pictorial paper covered boards, red cloth spine. Delightful pictures of kids playing in dirt, etc. (Item #505)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukkuu: Kinder-Book: Tsuchi (Soil)
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukkuu: Umi no Hanashi (King Book: Story of the Sea)
1941 (Showa 15). 4to. Color pictorial card wrappers, yellow cloth spine. Very nicely illustrated in color. Very good. (Item #500)
Price: $150.00
[Japanese Children's Book] KinguuBukkuu: Umi no Hanashi (King Book: Story of the Sea)
[Japanese Children's Book] Mushi no E-Monogatari (The Story of Bugs in Pictures)
1929 (Showa 3). 8vo. Color printed wrappers, blue cloth spine. 222p + 8 pp. at end. Over 31 colored plates. Some creasing, top of spine peeling, else very good. (Item #490)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Mushi no E-Monogatari (The Story of Bugs in Pictures)
[Japanese Children's Book] Sesshu
Tokyo: 1954 (Showa 28). Color pictorial paper covered boards, pictorial dust wrapper in color. Popular Japanese story book about a little Chinese boy, illustrated throughout in color. Very good. (Item #502)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Sesshu
[Japanese Children's Book] Zukou Asobi (Design Fun)
ca 1950's. Color pictorial paper covered boards; in original color dust wrapper. Very good. (Item #501)
Price: $125.00
[Japanese Children's Book] Zukou Asobi (Design Fun)
[Japenese Children's Book] Dama Oya no Kokkei (Funny Boss)
Tokyo: 1910 (Meiji 42). First edition. Color pictorial wrappers. 16pp. Superb color illustrations throughout. Early Japanese children's book with humorous renderings, somewhat grotesque or risqué. Very good. (Item #525)
Price: $225.00
[Japenese Children's Book] Dama Oya no Kokkei (Funny Boss)
Two Rice Paper Story Books, Wood Block Printed
Tokyo: n.d. [before 1867]. First Editions. 12mo. Offered here are two fragile Edo-Period Japanese Story Books, printed before 1867 with superb color woodblock printed covers. Both profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings. Very fine. Rare seen in this condition. (Item #171)
Price: $525.00
Two Rice Paper Story Books, Wood Block Printed. Japanese Children's Books.
"Anju Hime to Zushioumaru ('Princess Anju and Prince Zushioumaru')"
Tokyo: 1938. 8vo. Color illustrated wrappers. Striking pre-war publication fully illustrated in color showing beautiful Japanese decorative clothing, scenes rural and regal. Spine badly chipped, internally very good. A scarce and beautiful book. (Item #178)
Price: $325.00
"Anju Hime to Zushioumaru ('Princess Anju and Prince Zushioumaru')" Japanese Children's Book.
"Ikyuu san"
Tokyo: ca. 1938. 4to. Color printed wrappers, extensively illustrated Japanese children's book. Ikyuu san was the name of a famous priest boy in Japanese lore. Spine chipped, corner wear, occasional soiling, overall a very good copy of an interesting Japanese Pre-WWII children's book with a wide variety of stylistic art. (Item #132)
Price: $250.00
"Ikyuu san" Japanese Children's Book.
"Issun Boshi" (Fairy Tale)
1959. 8vo. Color printed card wrappers. Color illustrations every page, mostly classical scenes and garments. Spine worn, else very good. (Item #489)
Price: $95.00
"Issun Boshi" (Fairy Tale). Japanese Children's Book.
Kinder-Book: "Ame no Chibichan Tachi" (Children of the Rain)
Tokyo: 1957 (Show 31). Square folio, color pictorial wrappers, red cloth spine. Superb color illustrations every page of children playing in the rain. Very good or better. (Item #506)
Price: $165.00
Kinder-Book: "Ame no Chibichan Tachi" (Children of the Rain). Japanese Children's Book.
Kinderbook: King Book, "Suzume" (Sparrows)
ca. 1930 (showa era). 4to. Color pictorial wrappers, red cloth spine. A charming book with color illustrations every page. Very clean and bright, very good plus condition. (Item #496)
Price: $175.00
Kinderbook: King Book, "Suzume" (Sparrows). Japanese Children's Book.
"King Book"
Tokyo: 1938 (Showa 12). 4to. Color pictorial card wrappers, red cloth spine. Early King Book with 18 very nice full page color illustrations. Written in Katakana, simple grammar for kids. Wear to covers and spine, very nice internally. Scarce thus. (Item #499)
Price: $175.00
"King Book" Japanese Children's Book.
"Kintaro"
Tokyo: 1949. 8vo. Color illustrated wrappers, fully illustrated throughout in bold color. 56 pages of superb illustrative art, one of the most famous of all Japanese children's stories about an adventurous boy setting out on a quest, fighting bears and befriending wild beasts, fighting the dreaded "Oni" and finally being... (Item #179)
Price: $275.00
"Kintaro" Japanese Children's Book.


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