Nihon no Bijutsu 日本の美術. 7.3 x 9", 106 pp., numerous color and b/w illustrations, text in Japanese, paper, Tokyo, 1976. (o.p.; some wear).
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Frits Knuf B.V. 6 x 8.5", 127 pp., bibliography, appendix, paper, Netherlands, 1978. (o.p.; fine). Contents: Part One: History and Analysis Part Two: An anthology of Shamisen Kumiuta.
University of California Press. 8.6 x 11.2", 493 pp., numerous text figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, Berkeley, 1973. (o.p.; some wear to upper spine, light soiling to top edges).
6 x 8.5", 638 pp., some b/w illustrations, text in Burmese, hardboard, Rangoon, 1967. (o.p.; browning, some foxing and tears on a few last pages). This is an account of three modern masters of classical Burmese dance. Includes illustrations and biographical information.
St. Martin's Press. 8.75 x 11", 2nd ed., 116 pp., profusely illustrated with b/w illustrations and line drawings, index, cloth, d.j., New York, 1983. (o.p.; near fine).
Columbia University Press. 5.5 x 8.5", xl, 181 pp., frontispiece map, 13 b/w illustration, notes, cloth, d.j., New York, 1985. (o.p.; sl wear to d.j., inscription on front end paper, text near fine). Edited by Barbara Stoler and Mildred Archer.
6.25 x 9.75", 244 pp., some b/w illustrations, paper, London, 1993. A compilation of papers presented at a symposium on Indonesian performing arts held in 1990 at the SOAS, London.
Japan Travel Bureau. 5 x 7.5", first edition, xii, 164 pp., color frontispiece, b/w photographs, index, cloth, d.j., Tokyo, 1964. (o.p.; ex libris bookplate, rubbed d.j. back, text vvg to near fine).
Oxford University Press. 7.5 x 10.25", 2nd edition, xviii, 162 pp., 33 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations, 8 figures, glossary, bibliography, index, endpaper map, pictorial boards, d.j., New York, 1995. (o.p.; sl wear to d.j., text near fine). This is an updated edition of the classic history of Balinese dance...
Munshiram Manoharial. 5.5 x 8.5", reprint of 1977 ed., 82 pp., 7 b/w illustrations, index, cloth, d.j., New Delhi, 1995. This volume traces the most popular and common term 'raga', its origin, techniques and also the course of its development from the Vedic period to this modern age of science.
Munshiram Manoharial. 5.5 x 8.75", reprint of 1946 ed., xvi, 82 pp., 8 b/w illustrations, bibliography, index, cloth, d.j., New Delhi, 1995.
8.5 x 11.75", 251 pp., 221 color plates and 221 b/w illustrations, text in Chinese and English captions, cloth, d.j., slipcase, Beijing, 2000. This volume is a survey of ancient Chinese bronze bells from the Song dynasty to the Qing. These are not bells excavated from tombs, but those found...
9.25 x 8.5", unpaged, numerous illustrations, many in color, text in English and Hebrew, bibliography, paper, Haifa, 1989. (o.p.; sl wear to cover, text near fine). Includes the countries of China, India, Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, and Japan.
Tuttle. 9 x 12", 63 pp., illustrated, map on endpapers, cloth, d.j., Rutland, 1969. (o.p.; near fine). Compiled, arranged, and annotated by Donald Paul Berger, and illustrated by Yoshie Noguchi.
7.25 x 9.75", iv, 100 pp., appendix, index, cloth, d.j., Calcutta, 1968. (o.p.; vg).
Brill Academic Publishers. 6.25 x 9.25", 349 pp., 24 plates, 3 in color, cloth, Leiden, 1992. The ritual bedhaya dances of the Central Javanese courts form a highly valued expression of Javanese culture. These stately dance forms, comprising complex choreographies executed to the accompaniment of archaic songs and gamelan music...
KITLV Press. 6 x 9", 336 pp., numerous drawings and photos, paper, Leiden, 1995. The art of dancing, a treasure of Javanese culture, is rapidly developing entirely new forms of expression due to changing social contexts, which has caused a growing demand for reliable information on the classical performance tradition...
Harvard University Press. 6.25 x 9.5", xvi, 407 pp., preface, sm color frontis, 1 color plate, 143 b/w illustrations, appendixes, notes, bibliography, glossary, index, cloth, d.j., Cambridge, 1970. (o.p.; lacking small area to d.j. spine, some wear to d.j. edges, scatter foxing top edges, sm stamped blue star on front...
University of California Press. 8 x 9.5", xi, 184 pp., b/w illustrations, appendixes, notes, index, illustrated endpapers, cloth, d.j., Berkeley, 1977. (o.p.; first several pages has light crease marks, dampstain bottom spine area and some pages). Michio Ito (ca. 1892-1961), born of a samurai family in Tokyo, pioneered artistic dance...
Kent State University Press. 6 x 9.25", ix, 242 pp., b/w illustrations, appendixes, notes, bibliography, index, cloth, Kent, 1986. (o.p.; gilt lettering front cover, sunned spine/top cover edge, text near fine).
AMS Press. 6.25 x 9.25", xi, 155 pp., frontis map, 15 illustrations, appendix, bibliography, cloth, d.j., New York, 1977. (o.p.; near fine). The author presents a musico-linguistic study of a tradition that is slowly disappearing. Having placed the music and musicians in their sociological context, the author analyzes drum rhythms...
5.5 x 8", 115 pp., fully illustrations, text in Chinese, paper, Shanghai, 1983. (o.p., near fine).
John Day. 8.75 x 11.25", 64 pp., references, cloth, d.j., New York, 1943. (o.p.; parts of d.j. edges chipped, text vg).
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 8 x 9", 168 pp., fully illustrated in color, notes, glossary, map, further reading, suggested listening, index, paper, Boston, 2005. Explore the rich traditions of Asian music in this exhibition of intricately designed instruments from throughout the continentfrom Japan to Turkey, Tibet to Indonesia. The...
Oxford University Press. 6.75 x 10.25", 151 pp., notes, cloth, London, 1904. (o.p.; black lettering on spine, 2 large Chinese characters front cover, sl bumped corners, sl browning). Contents include Introduction, Translation of the Twelve Prefaces, Contents of the Songs (I-XCVII) and Translations of the Songs.