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Theater in Japan  

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Eight Volumes on Japanese Theater

Various authors

Various places


Various dates


Group of illustrated books about Japanese plays and theater. 12¾x8" or smaller.


  • Perkins, P.D. & Francis Haar. Geisha of Pontocho. Illus. from photographs of geishas, including on stage, and folding color map of Pontocho. Jacket. First Edition. (Jacket well chipped; bronwining to spine ends, bookplate & inscription, else very good in good jacket). Tokyo: Tokyo News Service, 1954.
  • Yuzo, Yamamoto. Three Plays: Lord Dewa, Chink Okichi, Crown of Life. Illus. from photographs of costumed actors. Pictorial cloth. First Edition in English. Cloth torn at spine head, darkening to spine; foxing, else good. [Tokyo]: Hokuseido Press, [1935].
  • Minagawa, M., trans. Four No-Plays. Illus. from photographs of stage productions. String-bound pictorial pochoir wraooers, paper cover label. (Foxing, else very good). Tokyo: Sekibundo, c.1930's.
  • Kawatake, Shigetoshi. Development of the Japanese Theatre Art. Illus. from photographs. Dec. wrappers. First Edition. (Very good). Tokyo: Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1935.
  • Umemoto, Rikuhei & Yutaka Ishizawa. Introduction to the Classic Dances of Japan. Illus. from photographs. Gilt-lettered boards. First Edition. (Very good). Tokyo: Sanseido, 1935.
  • Miyajima, Tsunao. Theatre Japonais de Poupees. Illus. from photographs. Pictorial wrappers. Third Edition. (Rubbing to extremities, tears to spine wrappers, general shelf wear, about very good). Kyoto: 1931.
  • Haar, Francis. Japanese Theatre in Highlight: A Pictorial Commentary. Noh, Bunraku, Kabuki. Illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. (Signed by author. Jacked chipped & pieces lacking, else very good in good jacket). Tokyo: Tuttle, 1952.
  • Beck, L. Adams. The Ghost Plays of Japan. Illus. with color plates, incl. tipped-in frontis. Boards, paper cover label. First Edition. (Irregular darkening to covers, spine ends rubbed; scattered foxing, very good). NY: Japan Society, 1933.

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