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Japanese Imprints

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Described on this page are copies of miniature books in the Smith Collection published by a press in a country other than the United States.

Japanese Imprints

Carved wooden woman on a silk cord. Possibly a book mark?

The Han-nya Singyo. Tokyo, Japan: 1980. #62 of 100 copies.

Tanizaki, Junichiro. Haha-o-kouru-ki. Tokyo, Japan: Bijou Book, n.d. #109 of 240 copies.

Holy Bible, King James Version. Japan: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., 1965. 29 pp. 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″. Red paper binding, mint.

Izu-dancer. Tokyo, Japan: Bijou Book, Hoshino, Kawabata, Yasunari, 1981.

The Kanashiki-gangu. Tokyo, Japan: Bijou Book, Hoshino, Ishikawa, Takuboku, 1982. #14 of 170 copies.

Andersen, Hans Christian. The Red Shoes. Tokyo, Japan: Bijou Book, Hoshino, 1982. Edition of 40 special copies and 150 regular copies.

-Shiklbu, Marasaki. A Tale of Genji. Tokyo, Japan: Addo-Rie Studio, 1979. 32 pp., 2 ½” x 1 3/4″. Colophon: #62 of 100 copies. 15 full page colored plates with colophon bound in accordion style. Printed and bound all done by nad at Addo-rie Studio, Tokyo. Cover paper: Torinoko paper dying in India marbling ink and decorated with some pieces of genuine gold and silver leaves. Title paper: Kohzei paper dyeing in pink. End paper: Torinoko dyeing with powder of mica. Text: Printed on Torinoko dyeing with powder of clam with colotype and colored with silk screen printing process. Folding case: Stiff boards covered with a sort of pure silk named Ohahima Taumugi, Tenpyo style dyeing with woodcut and wax. With a genuine ivory peg to close. First miniature book of Lilliput Miniature Book Oval Saloon. Writeen by Murasaki Shikibu-one of Japan’s earliest and famous female writers who lived in the 10th century.

Whitman, Walt. Anthology. Hoshino, Tokyo: Bijou Book, 1979.

Toppan Micro Trio. Tokyo, Japan: Toppan Printing Company, 1979-80. Edition of 100 sets. Set includes: Birth Stone, Language of Flowers, and The Zodiacal Signs and Their Symbols.

Onna-hen. 4 vol. Takamatsu City, Japan: Mokuranjiki, 1984. #10 of 288 signed by the artist, Katsuyasu Akiyama.

Onna-hen. 4 vol. Takamatsu City, Japan: Mokuranjiki, 1985. #8 of 288 signed by the artist, Katsuyasu Akiyama.

Flower Language. Japan: Sanrio Company, Ltd., 1976.

Uneda, Haruo. The Amuse for Collection. Japan: Bijou Book, 1983. Edition of 150 regular copies and 40 deluxe copies.

Coin, Old Coins of the World. Japan: 1977. Edition of 150 copies in Japan and 150 copies overseas, of which this is #177.

Hoshino, Asao. Ants. Tokyo, Japan: 1980. Edition of 200 copies.

Ichiaku No Suna. Tokyo, Japan: 1980. Edition of 200 copies, this is #28 of 44 copies in the special edition.

Tiny Egg with Five Minute Ivory Dice Hiramaki-e. (Japanese, early-twentieth century).

Dorin Calendar, 1908. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa.

-Edison, Julian I. Mamehon. Tokyo, Japan: Bijou Book, Hoshino, 1979. #98 of 150 copies.

Replica of Oriental Scroll. In red laquer case.

Not found as of November 7, 2006:

Mamehon Monji. Hikone, Japan: 1968.

Seven Silly Dwarfs. Japan: Sanrio Company, Ltd., 1979.

Calendar, 1909. (carnation shape)

Buddhist Prayer Book. Kyoto, c.1920.

Book of Bamboo. Masuda, c.1968.

Two Books of Bible Verses, one in Japanese.

Oh Sadaharu. Tokyo, Japan: Periodica Japanica, 1978. Edition of 1000 regular copies and 150 deluxe copies.

Sensai waka-shu. The Sensai Poetry Anthology. Kyoto, c.1717.

Shui waka-shy. The Shui Poetry Anthology. 1799.

The Lord’s Prayer. Tokyo, Japan: Toppan Printing Company, 1981. Edition of 200 regular copies for sale and a deluxe edition of 50 copies.

The New Testament. Tokyo, Japan: Periodica Japonica, Inc., 1982. 409 pp., 34mm x 27mm. Colophon: Black leather gilt-tooled. In a gold metal case. With a magnifying lens. Both contained in a case covered with red velvet. Printed and bound by Toppan Printing Co, Tokyo. Edition of 1000 copies.