Skip to main content

BYU Japanese Rare Books

When the Harold B. Lee Library purchased 255 Japanese rare books and manuscripts from San Francisco book dealer David Magee as part of a larger acquisition, no one imagined just how unique the collection would be. Spanning from the eighth to the early twentieth century, it includes early examples of printing in Japan, rare maps, and one-of-a-kind scrolls and manuscripts.



rss RSS

148
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 510

favorite 20

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 509

favorite 15

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 423

favorite 16

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 artist
texts

eye 776

favorite 38

comment 0

30 leaves : 23 cm
Topics: Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849, Samurai in art, Heroes in art, Soldiers in art, Heroes -- Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 616

favorite 23

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 406

favorite 18

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 509

favorite 13

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 497

favorite 13

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 912

favorite 27

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 author; 880-10 Sawada, Kichi, active 1687? Onna Imagawa
texts

eye 547

favorite 12

comment 0

Title from title piece
Topic: Women
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895 artist
texts

eye 680

favorite 35

comment 0

2 volumes : 25 cm
Topics: Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895, Flowers -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flowers in art
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 531

favorite 18

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 494

favorite 15

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 549

favorite 20

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
texts

eye 471

favorite 20

comment 0

3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kawamura, Bunpō, 1779-1821 artist, author
texts

eye 538

favorite 21

comment 0

31, 4, [1] leaves : 26 cm
Topics: Kawamura, Bunpō, 1779-1821, Landscapes in art, Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868,...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Imao, Keinen
texts

eye 560

favorite 25

comment 0

4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Saitō, Shūho, 1768-1859, artist
texts

eye 507

favorite 15

comment 0

21 leaves : 26 cm
Topics: Saitō, Shūho, 1768-1859, Samurai -- Portraits, Samurai -- Poetry
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Asai, Ryōi, 1612?-1691.
texts

eye 390

favorite 5

comment 0

Author's name taken from the preface; publisher and date mentioned on the last page of the text
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Eitaku, 1843-1890; Otsuka Zenigorō
texts

eye 474

favorite 19

comment 0

On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji)
Topic: Painting, Japanese
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Sakuma, Shunʼichirō author
texts

eye 208

favorite 2

comment 0

On double leaves, oriental style binding (yamatotoji)
Topics: Geography, Names, Geographical, Geography -- Japan, Names, Geographical -- Japan, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 artist
texts

eye 574

favorite 25

comment 0

19 leaves : 23 cm
Topics: Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849, Heroes -- Japan -- Portraits, Heroes -- China -- Portraits, Samurai...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 251

favorite 7

comment 0

2 v. : 24 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōoka, Shumboku
texts

eye 316

favorite 20

comment 0

3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōkan, Shiba
texts

eye 168

favorite 3

comment 0

5 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Izu (Japan) -- Description and travel, Atami (Japan) -- Description and travel, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 239

favorite 9

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 149

favorite 5

comment 0

1 map ; 67 x 90 cm., folded to 17 x 9 cm
Topics: Streets -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- Maps
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
texts

eye 482

favorite 12

comment 0

3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895 artist
texts

eye 346

favorite 24

comment 0

2 volumes : 25 cm
Topics: Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895, Flowers -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flowers in art
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 333

favorite 6

comment 0

2 v. : 24 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 189

favorite 5

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 125

favorite 5

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōoka, Shumboku
texts

eye 331

favorite 21

comment 0

3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōoka, Shumboku
texts

eye 269

favorite 14

comment 0

3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 193

favorite 6

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 590

favorite 8

comment 0

No author is mentioned. There is no date, no preface, no postscript
Topic: Japan -- History -- Period of civil wars, 1480-1603
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 226

favorite 7

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 646

favorite 20

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Taro, Okuroya
texts

eye 745

favorite 16

comment 0

Text in the Japanese alphabet
Topics: Art, Japanese, Art
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
texts

eye 331

favorite 8

comment 0

2 v. : 28 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kameda, Bōsai, 1752-1826
texts

eye 436

favorite 13

comment 0

[38] p. : 26 cm
Topics: Mountains in art, Mountains -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Painting, Japanese
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
texts

eye 125

favorite 4

comment 0

15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Imao, Keinen
texts

eye 404

favorite 12

comment 0

4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kishi, Chikudō, 1826-1897 artist
texts

eye 90

favorite 5

comment 0

2 volumes (double leaves) : 28 cm
Topic: Kishi, Chikudō, 1826-1897
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 229

favorite 8

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
texts

eye 118

favorite 5

comment 0

15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
texts

eye 784

favorite 22

comment 0

14 v. (on double leaves) : 23 cm
Topics: Drawing, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Arisawa, Takesada, 1639-1715
texts

eye 555

favorite 8

comment 0

On double leaves, oriental style
Topics: Military art and science, War games
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kawa, Bumpō
texts

eye 346

favorite 17

comment 0

3 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- To 1868 -- Specimens, Painting, Japanese -- To 1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yamaguchi, Soken, 1759-1818
texts

eye 432

favorite 9

comment 0

3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Occupations -- Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Pictorial works, Japan -- Social life and customs...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
texts

eye 243

favorite 3

comment 0

6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 434

favorite 9

comment 1

1 scroll : 44 x 1525 cm
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Ghosts -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
texts

eye 137

favorite 4

comment 0

15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 178

favorite 3

comment 0

2 v. : 26 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895 artist
texts

eye 523

favorite 26

comment 0

2 volumes : 25 cm
Topics: Kōno, Bairei, 1844-1895, Flowers -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flowers in art
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
texts

eye 311

favorite 16

comment 0

3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kishi, Chikudō, 1826-1897 artist
texts

eye 104

favorite 5

comment 0

2 volumes (double leaves) : 28 cm
Topic: Kishi, Chikudō, 1826-1897
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōkōchi, Mozaemon, 1536-1598
texts

eye 543

favorite 1

comment 0

Title page contains the author's name, the title and the publisher
Topics: Korea -- History -- Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598, China -- Foreign relations -- Japan, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 142

favorite 7

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
texts

eye 104

favorite 3

comment 0

15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 143

favorite 6

comment 0

3 scrolls : 28 x 806 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Karino, Sukekawa
texts

eye 46

favorite 2

comment 0

2 scrolls : 27 x 1212 cm
Topics: Gold mines and mining -- Japan -- Sado-shi -- Pictorial works, Silver mines and mining -- Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 149

favorite 2

comment 0

This is a set of five scrolls. The sizes of these scrolls are as follows: Scroll No. 1: 27 x 547 cm. Scroll No. 2: 27 x 473 cm. Scroll No. 3: 27 x 534 cm. Scrool No. 4: 27 x 650 cm. Scroll No. 5: 27 x 423 cm
Topics: Fire extinction, Fire fighters
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kawa, Bumpō
texts

eye 349

favorite 10

comment 0

3 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- To 1868 -- Specimens, Painting, Japanese -- To 1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 164

favorite 9

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kaibara, Ekiken, 1630-1714
texts

eye 151

favorite 5

comment 0

[46] p. : 28 cm
Topics: Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868, Japan -- Description and travel
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 200

favorite 11

comment 0

1 map ; 55 x 95 cm., folded to 27 x 23 cm
Topics: World maps -- Early works to 1800, Science -- Japan -- History -- 18th century
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 65

favorite 4

comment 0

1 map ; 118 x 144 cm., folded to 24 x 19 cm
Topics: Buddhism -- Asia -- History, Asia -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Karino, Sukekawa
texts

eye 125

favorite 2

comment 0

2 scrolls : 27 x 1212 cm
Topics: Gold mines and mining -- Japan -- Sado-shi -- Pictorial works, Silver mines and mining -- Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Nagakubo, Sekisui, 1717-1801
texts

eye 108

favorite 3

comment 0

1 map : 68 x 98 cm., folded to 23 x 19 cm
Topic: Japan -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
texts

eye 109

favorite 5

comment 0

15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
texts

eye 146

favorite 3

comment 0

6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
texts

eye 174

favorite 7

comment 0

5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610
texts

eye 98

favorite 3

comment 0

1 map : 160 x 321 cm, on sheet 170 x 362 cm
Topic: World maps -- Early works to 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
texts

eye 152

favorite 5

comment 0

1 map ; 70 x 164 cm., folded to 23 x 14 cm
Topics: Rice -- Japan -- History, Japan -- Maps -- Early works to 1800