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[Two images of the execution of Sokichi.]
[Two images of the execution of Sokichi.]
[Photographs by Felice Beato.]
[n.d., c.1868.]
Two photographs and an engraved card description, each c. 110 x 150mm (4 x 6").
Sokichi, a 22-year old servant, was subjected to death by tied spread-eagled crucifixion and spearing for the killing of Mikisasuro, son of his master Nuiske, during a robbery. The upper image shows a close-up detail of the positioning of his body; the lower image shows a more general view of the place of execution, with an array of heads, laid out on tables, illustrating the practice of 'gokumon'. This was regarded as the severest of the beheading punishments, as the heads were skewered on specially constructed stands, displayed for several days before being thrown away. Felice Beato (1832-1909) took photographs during the Crimean War, India Mutiny and Second Opium War before moving to Japan in 1863, setting up a commercial studio in Yokohama.
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Fujima Hotel_ Miya Noshita_ Japan. [&] Entrance to Nagasaki harbour, Japan [&] Fujiyama. from Hakone Lake [&] Lake Biwa, Japan [&] Pass near Yokaichi, Japan.
Fujima Hotel_ Miya Noshita_ Japan. [&] Entrance to Nagasaki harbour, Japan [&] Fujiyama. from Hakone Lake [&] Lake Biwa, Japan [&] Pass near Yokaichi, Japan.
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887.]
Five pencil sketches, 85 x 35mm [3¼ x 1½"] (hotel), 90 x 205mm [3½ x 8"] (Nagasaki), 115 x 200mm [4½ x 8"] (Fujiyama, Lake Biwa, Yokaichi).
Five views in Japan, from an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
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A. Galera di Goa practicate dagli Portoghesi per transportare le Merci, e per guerreggiare.
A. Galera di Goa practicate dagli Portoghesi per transportare le Merci, e per guerreggiare. B. Barche Pescareccie di Goa, e di Cochin. A, Naviglio del Giappone detto Fayfena. B. Barca Chinese...
[Venice, c.1691.]
Copper engraving printed from three plates, with very large margins. Total 440 x 270mm (17¼ x 10½").
Two illustrations within a separately-printed frame-like border: a merchant's boat and a fishing boat, both of Goa; and the Japanese emperor's barge, a Chinese Junk and two Chinese river boats. This was published in Vincenzo Coronelli's 'Isolario dell'Atlante Veneto'. Coronelli (1650-1718), was Official Cartographer to both Louis XIV of France and the Doge of Venice, as well as being Father General of the Franciscan order.
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Barche Differenti praticate dalli Giapponesi sopra gli Fiumi.
Barche Differenti praticate dalli Giapponesi sopra gli Fiumi. A. Caracole, ó Caracore usate dagli Habitanti di Bantan, e di Fernati. B. Barche praticate da quelli Giava.
[Venice, c.1691.]
Copper engraving with very large margins, printed from three plates. Total 440 x 270mm (17¼ x 10½").
Two illustrations within a separately-printed frame-like border: river boats of Japan and general boats of Java. This was published in Vincenzo Coronelli's 'Isolario dell'Atlante Veneto'. Coronelli (1650-1718), was Official Cartographer to both Louis XIV of France and the Doge of Venice, as well as being Father General of the Franciscan order.
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Japan.
Japan. Der Hafen und die Bai von Nagasaki.
[Emil Wendt.][n.d.,c.,1850]
[Leipzig, Berlag von Dürffling und Frante.]
Engraving, platemark 270 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
A collection of vignettes of views of Japan arranged around a central view of the bay at Nagasaki, other views include 'Portraits von Japanesen', 'Festungswerke', 'Damen in Einem Garten'. A plate from Emil Wendt's 'Bilderatlas der Länderkunde...'
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Fac-simile of a Japanese Drawing.
Fac-simile of a Japanese Drawing.
T. Sinclairs lith. Phil.a
[1856.]
Chromolithograph. 286 x 431mm. 11¼ x 17". Vertical fold as published.
Passengers and crew aboard a small boat. Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) led a US government expedition designed to open up trade with Japan, which had been in self-imposed isolation for almost 200 years. The United States wanted to increase their trade routes in the western Pacific. They also wanted a coaling station for the new steam-powered ships of the US Navy. From the "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States, at his request, and under his supervision", by Francis L. Hawkes.
Library of Congress [book]: 01004228.
[Ref: 18877]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Japanese Girls, Before and After the First Importation of Crinoline.
Japanese Girls, Before and After the First Importation of Crinoline. [Some rubbed pencil detail.]
F. Stocks del. Lithographed & Printed by C.J. Culliford, 22, Southampton St. Strand.
London, W.H.J. Carter, Printseller, Bookseller & c. 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall. [n.d. c.1850.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 254 x 356mm. 10 x 14". Trimmed. Some scuffing around the edges.
Crinoline did not appear in the England until c.1830, but by 1850 it had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or a rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman's dress into the required shape. It was around this time, the mid 19th century, that Japan began to emulate Western fashion, and to slowly present the many styles and fashions to Japanese society.
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Officier Japonais. Costume de Ville, Province de Yedo. Costes. Etrangers.
Officier Japonais. Costume de Ville, Province de Yedo. Costes. Etrangers.
extrait de la Collection de Mr. Jubin. 1868. Hipte Pauquet.
Pauquet freres, editeurs. Imp. Prieur Rue de Lourcine, 96. 27me. Liv. No.54. Bureaux des modes et costumes historiques Rue d'Enfer, 83 et Rue de Beaune 14.
Hand-coloured engraving and stipple. 292 x 222mm. 11½ x 8¾".
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Femme Japonaise Cosutme de Ville. Province de Yedo. Costes. Etrangers.
Femme Japonaise Cosutme de Ville. Province de Yedo. Costes. Etrangers.
extrait de la Collection de Mr. Jubin. 1868. Hipte Pauquet.
Pauquet freres, editeurs. Impe. Prieur, Rue de Lourcine, 96. 27me. Liv. No.53. Bureaux des modes et costumes historiques Rue d'Enfer, 83 et Rue Richelieu, 14.
Hand-coloured engraving and stipple. 292 x 222mm. 11½ x 8¾". Patched tearing.
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Japan. Jeddo. [No 23. Japanische Dschunke.]
Japan. Jeddo. [No 23. Japanische Dschunke.]
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromofacsimilirt nach der Aquarelle aus der Sammlung 'die Reise um die Erde'.]
[Verlag von R.Wagner, Berlin Zimmerstr. No.92/93.] [n.d., 1871-4.]
Finely coloured chromolithograph. Image 240 x 340mm (9½ x 13½"), trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued, title label on reverse as usual.
Junks in the harbour of Ezo, Japan, one with the Rising Sun flag on its sail. After a watercolour by Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-69). Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt travelled constantly, including visits to the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolours, and his paintings were exhibited in London in 1866 and at the Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. A folio of chromolithographs, mounted in imitation of watercolour presentation, was published as 'Reise um die Erde', (Journey around the World).
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Japan. Jeddo.
Japan. Jeddo.
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromolithographed by R.Steinbock.]
[Published by R. Wagner, c.1865.]
Chromolithograph. Image 275 x 380mm (10¾ x 15"), trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued. Board spotted.
Junks in the harbour of Ezo, Japan, after a watercolour by Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt travelled constantly, including visits to the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolours, and his paintings were exhibited in London in 1866 and at the Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. A folio of chromolithographs, mounted in imitation of watercolour presentation, was published as 'Reise um die Erde', (Journey around the World).
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[Kyoto] Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'autres Particularitiez du Pais.
[Kyoto] Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'autres Particularitiez du Pais.
[Amsterdam, Henri Abraham Chatelain, c.1715.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 395 x 505mm (15½ x 19¾") very large margins.
An early prospect of Kyoto, a plan of Nagasaki and four other illustrations including how the Japanese tortured and executed Christians, with engraved text in French. From Chatelain's seven-volume 'Atlas Historique', published between 1705 and 1720.
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Japon. Nagasaki. [No. 19. Nagasacki. Der Hafen.]
Japon. Nagasaki. [No. 19. Nagasacki. Der Hafen.]
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromofacsimilirt nach der Aquarelle aus der Sammlung 'die Reise um die Erde'.]
[Verlag von R.Wagner, Berlin Zimmerstr. No.92/93.] [n.d., 1871-4.]
Chromolithograph. Image 275 x 360mm (10¾ x 14¼"), trimmed to image and mounted on card as issued, title label on reverse. Board soiled.
The port of Nagasaki, Japan, after a watercolour by Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt travelled constantly, including visits to the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolours, and his paintings were exhibited in London in 1866 and at the Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin. A folio of chromolithographs, mounted in imitation of watercolour presentation, was published as 'Reise um die Erde', (Journey around the World).
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View of Nagasaki.
View of Nagasaki.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 148 x 232mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Cut to image and around title.
A view of the town of Nagasaki, Japan, from the river, including various traditional vessels on the water in the foreground, and hills in the distance. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived in Japan in 1804, hoping to re-establish diplomatic ties between Rusia and Japan, but the Rusians were denied entry and all their requests were refused. Nagasaki was then the only port open to westerners, mainly Dutch traders. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Rusian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume two of his 'Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806'.
Abbey Travel 1.
[Ref: 32409]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Crossing the Oho-E-Ga-Wa. [Province Suraga.]
Crossing the Oho-E-Ga-Wa. [Province Suraga.]
T. Sinclairs lith. Phil.a
[1856.]
Chromolithograph. 286 x 437mm. 11¼ x 17¼". Vertical fold as published.
Nobles being carried over the water on litters, and in one case on a man's shoulders. Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) led a US government expedition designed to open up trade with Japan, which had been in self-imposed isolation for almost 200 years. The United States wanted to increase their trade routes in the western Pacific. They also wanted a coaling station for the new steam-powered ships of the US Navy. From the "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States, at his request, and under his supervision", by Francis L. Hawks.
Library of Congress [book]: 01004228.
[Ref: 18878]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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De Stadt Saccai. The Citty Saccai.
De Stadt Saccai. The Citty Saccai.
[London, John Ogilby, c.1670.]
Engraving. 260 x 340mm, 10½ x 13½". Repaired tear, creased as normal.
Sakai in Japan, an illustration from Johan Nieuhof's account of his travels in the East with the Dutch East India Company, 1665-7. This example comes from John Ogilby's edition of Montanus's 'Atlas Japanensis' with the English words added to the title and key. A later edition was published 1698.
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Bijwijven van den [Mikado] - Nebenweiber des [Mikado].
Bijwijven van den [Mikado] - Nebenweiber des [Mikado].
T. Ernleben
[P. Fr. B. Von Siebold. Leiden 1832-52.]
Lithograph. 235 x 324mm. 9¼ x 12¾". Cut.
Servants of a Mikado, a Japanese Imperial head of state. Von Siebold was born in Würtzburg, in Germany, and worked for the Dutch government as a doctor in Java. In Japan, where Von Siebold arrived in 1823 at the age of 27, he demonstrated his skills in medicine. His reputation allowed him to go beyond Deshima and to buy a house outside Nagasaki. Published in "Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und dessen Neben- und Schutzländern: jezo mit den südlichen Kurilen, Krafto, Koorai und den Liukiu-Inseln, nach japanischen und europäischen Schriften und eigenen Beobachtungen bearbeitet," a publication depicting for the first time on a large scale, the ethnography and geography of Japan.
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Chanteuse Japonaise.
Chanteuse Japonaise.
G. Bigot.
[n.d., c.1900.]
Etching with some hand colour. Printed area 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), with old cord taped on reverse for hanging, large margins. Some spotting.
A female Japanese singer in traditional dress, lit by a lantern. Georges Bigot, a French painter and sketch artist, resided in Japan from 1882-99.
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Xogun, Empereur du Iapon, Region fort Spatieuse Et - Estendue Consistant en tres grand nombre dIsle divisees...Mais aussij il y en a eu tres grandes quantite quij ont souffert le martyr pour la foy, de Jesus Christ, &.
Xogun, Empereur du Iapon, Region fort Spatieuse Et - Estendue Consistant en tres grand nombre dIsle divisees...Mais aussij il y en a eu tres grandes quantite quij ont souffert le martyr pour la foy, de Jesus Christ, &.
[Engraved by De Larmessin].
AParis Chez P Bertrand Rue St. Iacques a la pomme dOr proche St Seuerin, Avec Privil du Roy, [n.d. c.1685].
Engraving with large margins. Plate 234 x 159mm. 9¼ x 6¼".
Portrait of a Tokugawa Shogun, bust-length, turned to the right, wearing turban, cape trimmed with pearls, and embroidered tunic; in oval frame with ribbon tied in the upper part, and coat of arms in the lower part. Portrait of Tokugawa Ietsuna (1639-1680, shogun from 1651) or Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646-1709, shogun from 1680) - ?. From a large series of portraits, all following the same composition.
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Japan. Yokohama. [No. 20. Strasse in Jokohama.]
Japan. Yokohama. [No. 20. Strasse in Jokohama.]
E. Hildebrandt. [Chromofacsimilirt von R.Steinbock nach der Aquarelle aus der.Sammlung 'die Reise um die Erde'.]
[Verlag von R.Wagner, Berlin Zimmerstr. No.92/93.] [n.d., 1871-4)
Chromolithograph. Image size: 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"). Laid on card as issued.
A view in Yokohama, Japan, from a collection of chromolithographs after Hildebrandt's watercolours, published as 'die Reise um die Erde'. Edward Hildebrandt (1819-1869), travelled in the Americas in the 1840s and the Far East in the 1860s.
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