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Tokyo: Takahashi, 1989. Text in Japanese and English. Foreword by Donald Keene and translated by Susan Tyler. Illustrated in color, some fold out plates. 221 pages, 4to, pale blue cloth with gilt stamped text, housed in slipcase. A fine copy in a very nice slipcase. The tale of Genji is sometimes called the world's first novel.
Paris: Henri Laurens, 1935. Translated from the Catalan by J. Viellard. Profusely illustrated with 701 in-text photographs and 5 folding maps. 516pp of text in French. Thick square 4to, rebound in plain black cloth with red spine label; original printed wrappers bound-in; uncut edges. Paris: Henri Laurens, 1935. A near fine and sturdy copy of this very uncommon book of European church architecture of the 11th century. Ownership signatures of art historian Meyer Schapiro.
London: Samson, Low Marston, 1872. Travels, Adventures, and Discoveries in Central Africa Including Four Months' Residence with Dr. Livingstone. 736pp., illustrated with maps and drawings by the author. Mounted sepia photograph of Stanley as frontispiece. Thick 8vo, beautifully rebound in 3/4 red morocco, spine with gilt decoration & raised bands; gilt top. London: Samson Lowe, Marston , 1872. First Edition. Inner front joint cracked, but otherwise fine.