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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.



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BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Tozawa, Morinori, calligrapher.
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Hand-colored illustrations; codex-book format
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Topics: Flags, Emblems, Banners
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Arisawa, Takesada, 1639-1715
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On double leaves, oriental style
Topics: Military art and science, War games, War games
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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No author is mentioned. There is no date, no preface, no postscript
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Arisawa, Takesada, 1639-1715
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On double leaves, oriental style
Topics: Military art and science, War games, War games
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Arisawa, Takesada, 1639-1715
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On double leaves, oriental style
Topics: Military art and science, War games, War games
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Arisawa, Takesada, 1639-1715
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On double leaves, oriental style
Topics: Military art and science, War games, War games
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōkōchi, Mozaemon, 1536-1598
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Title page contains the author's name, the title and the publisher
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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No author is mentioned. There is no date, no preface, no postscript
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Asai, Ryōi, 1612?-1691.
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Author's name taken from the preface; publisher and date mentioned on the last page of the text
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yamaguchi, Soken, 1759-1818
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Occupations -- Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Pictorial works, Japan -- Social life and customs...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kawamura, Bunpō, 1779-1821 artist, author
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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 Saitō, Shūho, 1768-1859, artist
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21 leaves : 26 cm
Topics: Saitō, Shūho, 1768-1859, Samurai -- Portraits, Samurai -- Poetry
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yamaguchi, Soken, 1759-1818
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Occupations -- Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Pictorial works, Japan -- Social life and customs...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kameda, Bōsai, 1752-1826
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[38] p. : 26 cm
Topics: Mountains in art, Mountains -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Painting, Japanese
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yamaguchi, Soken, 1759-1818
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Occupations -- Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Pictorial works, Japan -- Social life and customs...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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1 scroll : 44 x 1525 cm
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Topic: Ghosts -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kawa, Bumpō
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3 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- To 1868 -- Specimens, Painting, Japanese -- To 1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Imao, Keinen
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4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Ōoka, Shumboku
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
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by Ōoka, Shumboku
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
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by Ōoka, Shumboku
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3 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Specimens, Painting, Chinese -- Ming-Qing...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
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2 v. : 28 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Imao, Keinen
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4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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Title mentioned in the table of contents. The publisher and date of publication taken from last page
Topic: Costume
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by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
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by Imao, Keinen
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4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
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Title mentioned in the table of contents. The publisher and date of publication taken from last page
Topic: Costume
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by Imao, Keinen
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4 v. : 37 cm
Topics: Flowers -- Japan, Birds -- Japan
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by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
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by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
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by Kawa, Bumpō
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3 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- To 1868 -- Specimens, Painting, Japanese -- To 1868
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
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2 v. : 28 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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3 v. : 23 cm
Topics: Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works, Flower -- Japan -- Pictorial works
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by Kawa, Bumpō
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3 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- To 1868 -- Specimens, Painting, Japanese -- To 1868
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1 scroll : 44 x 1525 cm
Topic: Ghosts -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
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by Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
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[110] p. : 26 cm
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2 v. : 26 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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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
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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 Kōkan, Shiba
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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
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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
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[46] p. : 28 cm
Topics: Japan -- History -- Tokugawa period, 1600-1868, Japan -- Description and travel
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2 v. : 26 cm
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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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 Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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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 Hayashi, Yoshinaga
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1 map ; 124 x 165 cm., folded to 24 x 16 cm
Topics: Buddhism -- Japan -- Kyoto -- 18th century, Shinto shrines -- Japan -- Kyoto, Kyoto (Japan) -- Maps...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōkan, Shiba
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5 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Izu (Japan) -- Description and travel, Atami (Japan) -- Description and travel, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Nagakubo, Sekisui, 1717-1801
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1 map : 68 x 98 cm., folded to 23 x 19 cm
Topic: Japan -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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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
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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
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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
by Kōkan, Shiba
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5 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Izu (Japan) -- Description and travel, Atami (Japan) -- Description and travel, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kōkan, Shiba
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5 v. : 28 cm
Topics: Izu (Japan) -- Description and travel, Atami (Japan) -- Description and travel, Japan --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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5 v. : 26 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Europe -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and...
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3 scrolls : 28 x 806 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works
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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
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3 scrolls : 28 x 806 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works
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by Shiba, Kōkan, 1738?-1818
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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 Hayashi, Yoshinaga
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1 map : 125 x 150 cm., folded to 25 x 19 cm
Topic: Tokyo (Japan) -- Maps -- To 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Yōshunʼan Shūka, active 17th century
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6 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Yoshino (Japan) -- Description and travel, Yoshino (Japan) -- History
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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1 map ; 70 x 164 cm., folded to 23 x 14 cm
Topics: Rice -- Japan -- History, Japan -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
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15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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3 scrolls : 28 x 806 cm
Topics: Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868, Birds -- Japan -- Pictorial works
BYU Japanese Rare Books
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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 Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
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1 scroll :[bill. (some col.) ; 31 x 1337 cm
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2 scrolls : 26 x 1190 ; 26 x 1257 cm
Topics: Hatamoto -- Japan -- Early works to 1800, Samurai -- Japan -- Early works to 1800, Samurai --...
BYU Japanese Rare Books
by Kanaya, Heiemon
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15 v. : 27 cm
Topics: Kyoto (Japan) -- Description and travel, Kyoto (Japan) -- Social life and customs, Kyoto (Japan) --...