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JAPANESE CINEMA

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1 Akutagawa, Ryunosuke. (Text) Kuwata, M. (Illustrations) Kojima, Tokashi. (Trans.) RASHOMON AND OTHER STORIES.
NY LIVERIGHT. 1952 First Edition. Fine 
First photoplay, and first printing in English of the story "In A Grove." About fine in green cloth in a near fine dj. (1/2"-inch tear at base of front panel of dj., alongwith a 1/4"-inch tear at head of front panel. Tiny chip at rest of spine on dj. A few other small edge nicks in dj) Bright copy with the mention of Kurosawa's great film at the bottom of front cover. (O) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Galbraith IV, Stuart. JAPANESE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR FILMS.
JEFFERSON MCFARLAND. 1994 First Edition. Cloth Fine No Dust Jacket. 
Fine in green cloth without dj. as issued. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Grilli, Peter. (Introduction) THE JAPAN FILM CENTER PRESENTS KUROSAWA A RETROSPECTIVE.
NY JAPAN SOCIETY. 1981 First Edition. 
Near fine in stapled pictorial printed wrappers. (80pp.) (10 3/4" X 8 1/2") (Trace of faint rubbing to rear cover) Numerous b&w photo illustrations accompanying text. Several articles detail the director's life and 26 films are profiled. (G) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Ichiyanagi, Toshio. (Subject) TOSHI ICHIYANAGI: AN INDEX OF HIS WORKS APPEARING IN THE CATALOGUES OF SCHOTT JAPAN COMPANY LTD.
TOKYO SCHOTT JAPAN COMPANY LTD. 1991 First Edition. Fine 
Fine in stapled printed wrappers. (39pp.) Catalogue covering the composers various works, including a brief biography. Text in Japanese & English. (G) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Kirihara, Donald. PATTERNS OF TIME. MIZOGUCHI AND THE 1930S.
MADISON WISCONSIN. 1992 First Edition. Fine No Dust Jacket. 
About fine in oversize brown cloth covers, without dj. as issued.(9 3/4" X 9 3/4") (Couple mild spots of creasing in text) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Kurosawa, Akira. IKIRU.
NY SIMON & SCHUSTER. 1968 First Edition. 
First American Edition. A trade-size paperback original. Near fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (Hint of faint shelfsoiling on covers) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Kurosawa, Akira. RASHOMON.
NY GROVE PRESS. 1969 First Edition. Very Good 
First American Edition. A paperback original. Very good+ copy in pictorial printed wrappers. (Faint shelfsoiling & some fading to author's printed name on spine) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Kurosawa, Akira. SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
NY KNOPF. 1982 First Edition. Fine 
First American Edition. Close to fine in a like dj. (Slight bumping to tips of boards. Neat ink stamp of a well known Hollywood bookshop on front endpaper) (G) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Kurosawa, Akira. SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
NY KNOPF. 1982 First Edition. 
Fine in a fine dj. (Mild crease at bottom tip of front dj. flap) Laid-in is a holiday greeting card boldly SIGNED (not inscribed) by director Akira Kurosawa. (B) 
Price: 650.00 USD
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10 Kurosawa, Akira. (Subject) Richie, Donald. (Text) THE FILMS OF AKIRA KUROSAWA.
BERKELEY CALIFORNIA. 1968 First Edition. Fine 
SIGNED & dated in year of publication by Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa in English and in Kanji on the half-title page. Fine in a very good+ dj., enclosed in the publisher's plain card slipcase which is in poor condition. (Orange & purple hues on titles at spine discolored. A few edge tears, and a chip at base of spine on dj.) Kurosawa's signature in books is most uncommon. (LR) 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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11 Richie, Donald. (Ed.) Kurosawa, Akira. (Director) RASHOMON.
NEW BRUNSWICK RUTGERS. 1987 First Edition. 
Fine in tan cloth covers, without dj. as issued. 500 copies printed in cloth. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Takemitsu, Toru. (Subject) TORU TAKEMITSU: AN INDEX OF HIS WORKS APPEARING IN THE CATALOGUES OF SCHOTT JAPAN COMPANY LTD.
TOKYO SCHOTT JAPAN COMPANY LTD. 1995 First Edition. Fine 
Fine in stapled pictorial printed wrappers. (66pp. Including a sheet of addendum printed on both sides) Features a short biography and listings for various works. Takemitsu's film scores include such notable pictures as "Kwaidan", "Harakiri", "Woman in the Dunes" & "Ran." Text in Japanese & English. (G) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Teshigahara, Hiroshsi. (Screenplays Adapted from the Novel By Kobo Abe) Knight, Arthur. (Preface) WOMAN IN THE DUNES. THE SCREENPLAY.
NY PHAEDRA. 1965 First Edition. 
A paperback original. Close to near fine in mass market-size pictorial printed wrappers. (95 pp.) (Light traces of shelfwear on covers) Black & white photo insert. Cannes Film Festival winner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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