With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.



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1 Bostwick, Lieutenant F. M. Artist unknown. Kohana San
Tokyo; Yokohama T. Hasegawa; Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. 1892 Crepe Paper bound with ribbon Very Good 
19 pp. With a song about a geisha written by a naval officer, Ensign, then Lieutenant, F. M. Bostwick, who was in Japan for a three-year tour of duty beginning in 1886. Enthralled by the society around him, Bostwick contributed two musical manuscripts to Hasegawa, the first being Lyuchasan. A bit of departure for Hasegawa, the two works nonetheless sold extremely well for many years after. Sharf 32-3. Minor edge creasing of a few leave corners and slight bunching of the fabric by the front cover joint. Small stamp on p. 1 from presumably first bookseller. The first internal leaf has light foxing and p. 3 has light soiling by the joint. Otherwise bright and clean. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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