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Rare Japanese Photobooks

Japanese photography is one of the most vibrant genres in the rare book world. The photobooks of Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama and others provide thought-provoking visions of Japan and the world beyond.

Modern Photography in Japan 1915-1940 by Kaneko Ryuichi & Deborah Klochko One by Ken Ohara Pari by Ihei Kimura Kamaitachi by Eikoh Hosoe Children in Chikuho by Ken Domon

 

Collectable E. Nesbit
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

Though best known for The Railway Children, E. Nesbit's writing went beyond children's books to adult novels, political writing, and even poetry. She is a talent not to be missed.

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Dario Ustino: Master Bookbinder
The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini

When it comes to the treasured art of bookbinding, Dario Ustino is a true master. Working out of his shop in Venice, Italy, Ustino restores rare books with stunning customized bindings.

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Unusual Bindings
The Professor at the Breakfast-table; with The Story of Iris by Oliver Wendell Holmes

As if books weren't interesting enough already, these volumes skip leather and cloth in favour of extraordinary methods and materials. Creative bookbinders have explored some unlikely media.

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Edwardian First Editions
Before Adam by Jack London

Defined as the reign of King Edward VII, the period of 1901-1910 was filled with adventure, social change, and amazingly beautiful book covers, from Beatrix Potter to Zane Grey.

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