Asian Imports

 
Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine books in a Very Good+ clothbound traycase (the front of the box has a short tear in the cloth, general mild shelfwear), Japan, DigiCube Publishing, 2002, 1st, 4-925075-89-6, 12.75 inches, 12.25 inches, 704 pages, over 700 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial cloth, Japanese

This is the original Japanese edition from 2002! This comprehensive collection features over 700 mammoth pages of paintings and sketches that Amano did...

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Biten
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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear, flat tight, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1999, 1st, 978-4257035787, 11.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 176 pages, softcover, wraps

A collection of the artist's work from 1989 to 1999. Executed entirely in traditional media, nothing digital here. "Journey through Amano's imagination....

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (only light shelfwear), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps

Over 100 watercolor paintings as well as some 30 ink brush drawings. The text is in both English and Japanese. From the artist: This book is the...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1989, 2nd, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 126 pages, 134 illustrations, including 98 color plates, softcover, wraps, English

With a full page original ink drawing signed and dated 89 by the artist on the front free endpaper. From 1989, this collection of works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with obi band (light shelfwear, tight, bright, clean), Tokyo, Asahi Sonorama, 1984, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 106 pages, 63 color and 47 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

With a full page original ink drawing signed by the artist on blank backside of the first page. From 1984, Amano's first collection. Works in acrylic,...

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Yoshitaka Amano, Amano, Yoshitaka, Very Fine, Ten Production, Japan, 1990, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 24 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Mono 3 is a collection of ink drawings by Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. 23 black and white illustrations on color...

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Heaven Departed
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Marshall Arisman, VG+, Arisman, Marshall, Tokyo Designer School, 1989, 1st, wraps, Japanese, English

A series of dark paintings musing on the Pandora's box of nuclear weapons.

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Gary Baseman, Baseman, Gary, Inscribed and dated 2007 by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Taipei, 2005, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.1 inches, 80 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

With a wonderful full-page, 8x10 drawing in Sharpie signed by the artist and dated 2007. A special edition of the Taiwanese design & lifestyle...

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Mary Blair Schedule Book 2010
  $40.00
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Mary Blair, Blair, Mary, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Tokyo, 2010, 7.625 inches, 5.875 inches, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Published for the Mary Blair museum exhibition in Tokyo in 2010. This full-color, hardbound day planner is illustrated throughout with Mary Blair's concept...

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Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Delicatessen, Akiko Kawamura, Nico, Toko Ohmori, Tatsuya Oka, Hiroyuki Takeno, Kayano Wada, et al, Very Fine, Modena, Italy, HappyBooks, 2005, 2nd, 9788886416597, 11.25 inches, 9 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This is Delicatessen's second collection of cutting-edge Japanese fashion illustration. Eighteen artists with widely-divergent styles are represented by...

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Fish Wang, Fish Wang, Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine/Very Fine, Woo Woo, Taiwan, 2015, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 148 pages, color, Softcover, wraps

148 pages of comics by Taiwanese comics artist Fish Wang. Five stories. The text is all in Chinese, so I don't know what is going on. But the art is very...

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The Art of Daxiong Collection
  $45.00
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Fine/Fine, Daxiong Guo, Guo, Daxiong, Flag Studios, 2012, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards with dust jacket, English

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Red Colored Elegy
  $35.00
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Seiichi Hayashi, Hayashi, Seiichi, Fine, Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly, 2008, 1st, 978-1897299401, 9 inches, 6.5 inches, 296 pages, black & white, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Out of print in hardcover. From the publisher: Ichiro and Sachiko are young artists, temperamental and discouraged about what life has to offer them....

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Gantz/Osaka 2
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Fine/Fine, Oku Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Hiroya (Hiroya Oku), Oku, Shueisha, 2010, 9784087823547, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The series is known for its graphic violence, sex, and action. The series has sold...

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Huang-Jia Wei, Huang-Jia Wei, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket with bellyband as issued in original shrinkwrap, AWBooks, Seoul, 2013, 9788996755135, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 304 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Korean

This two book set collects works by Chinese comic artist Huang Jia Wei from the years 2009-2013. During this time, Huang Jia Wei illustrated his first...

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Hyung-tae Kim, Kim, Hyung-tae, Near Fine (light wear, very clean, bright, tight), Korea, 2004, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, 116 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards

This is the rare & out-of-print Korean art book "Oxide 2 Carta Numinous" by Kim Hyung-Tae. The art in this book is all for the video game Magna Carta...

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Miss Jisu: Drawing Book 1
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Jisu Kim, Kim, Jisu, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Seoul, Superani, 2018, 7.5 inches, 5.9 inches, 224 pages, over 225 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Jisu Kim majored in Comic Art and since 2012 has been working at Superani as an illustrator. She is known among her fellow artists for her precise and...

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Very Fine in Very Fine box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2007, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 1000 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

 Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is the first of his three massive self-published sketchbooks that everyone has...

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Very Fine in Very Fine box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2011, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean, English

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his massive self-published sketchbook that everyone has been talking about. You...

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Very Fine in Very Fine custom cardboard box, Kim Jung-Gi, Kim, Jung-Gi, Superani, 2013, 9788995973226, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 688, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Korean, English

Kim Jung-Gi is a Korean art instructor, cartoonist, and animator. This is his newest self-published sketchbook, made up primarily of drawings and sketches....

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Hiyoko Voice
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Hiyoko Kobayashi, Kobayashi, Hiyoko, Very Fine/Very Fine, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2000, 978-4063351101, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

Japanese good girl art of the highest order. Color illustrations and comics featuring luscious, beautiful girls with big eyes. "Hiyoko Kobayashi is known...

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Vision: Kurtz & Friends
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Very Fine, Bob Kurtz, Kurtz, Bob, Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1980, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 84 pages, Over 300 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

"Special Issue on the Work of Kurtz & Friends." Kurtz commercial animation company created the ubiquitous Chevron Oil dinosaur spots of the seventies...

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God (Japanese edition)
  $75.00
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VG+ (two bottom corners bumped otherwise Fine), Peter Max, Max, Peter, Hayakawa Shobo, 1970, 1st thus, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese, English

Psychedelic pop art by the iconic seventies artist Peter Max. With the words of Swami Sivananda, Himalayas. Text in English and Japanese.

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Sentinel II
  $295.00
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Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light shelfwear otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Tokyo, Kodansha, 1987, 1st, 4062034522, 11.5 inches, 11.5 inches, 116 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English Japanese

An incredible copy of this slightly revised and updated reprinting of the original Sentinel - the very first retrospective of this visionary designer and...

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Near Fine/Near Fine, Syd Mead, Mead, Syd, Oblagon, 2001, 1st thus, 4048533886, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

This precursor to the recent Sentury II (2011) covers Mead's career up through 2001 in these six areas: industrial design, entertainment design, motion...

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The Art of Spirited Away
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Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Hayao, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Japan, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.5 inches, 240 pages, 1000s of color illustrations, softcover, wraps, Japanese

Preproduction art, character designs, backgrounds, frames. Some text in English including the introduction by Miyazaki. Most text in Japanese.

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Very Fine/Near Fine with Near Fine obi (a few light edge nicks), Moebius (Jean Giraud), Jodorowsky, Alejandro, Moebius (Jean Giraud), ShoPro Books, 2011, 9784796870832, Hardcover, boards, Japanese

The Japanese-language hardcover edition of The Incal: Classic Collection. With these extras only in the Japanese edition: an Introduction by Kosei Ono;...

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Superflat
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Takashi Murakami, Murakami, Takashi, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Tokyo, Madora Shuppan, 2000, 2nd, 9784944079209, 11.75 inches, 9.25 inches, 172 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps

Superflat is a term of Takashi Murakami's creation which refers to a tendency towards two-dimensionality in Japanese visual art, animation, graphic design,...

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Very Fine in a Fine box, Range Murata, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2000, 1st, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese

This is the half-size reprint of the full-size first edition published in 1997 (both long sold-out) of Range Murata's first professionally published...

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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase in a Fine box, Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 2003, 1st, custom binder, Japanese

Range Murata's second professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 2003. (It was reprinted in a revised,...

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Like A Balance Life
  $450.00
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Range Murata, Very Fine in a Near Fine box (mild crease to the top of the box lid), Murata, Range, Wanimagazine, 1997, 1st, wraps, Japanese

Range Murata's first professionally published collection of artwork. This is the full-size first edition published in 1997. (It was reprinted in a half-size...

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Re Futurhythm - Standard Edition
  $120.00
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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Fine in a Fine slipcase, Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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Range Murata, Murata, Range, Near Fine in a Fine slipcase (corners lightly rubbed from sliding in and out of slipcase), Wanimagazine, Tokyo, 2004, 9784898298985, 11.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 200 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

A superbly printed collection of color illustrations by artist/illustrator Range Murata. Over half the book (120 pages) is devoted to full-page color...

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Fine/Fine, Yoshitomo Nara, Nara, Yoshitomo, Little More, 2001, 1st, 11.75 inches, 8.4 inches, 144 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, Dutch

The original Japanese edition published by Little More, July 2001. Cardstock stiff covers with rounded corners. Contains page after page of colour drawings,...

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Chameleon
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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Very Fine/Near Fine (slightest rubbing to dustjacket otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Tokyo, Graphic-Sha, 2000, 1st, 978-4766111415, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps

The book contains page after page of color illustrations of female human/creature character designs along with his annotations including the amount of time...

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Fine in near fine dust jacket, Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1994, 2nd Edition, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English, Japanese

"2 & 3 Dimensional Works: Original Demons & Monsters." 3D Works: sculptures, models, and design drawings for Phantom Core #1 and #2 as well as...

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Doesn't
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Near Fine (slightest rubbing to one corner otherwise Very Fine, tight, flat, clean), Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, WaniMagazine, 2003, 1st, 4898298885, 11.75 inches, 8.3 inches, 154 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, Japanese, English

Original comics and newly painted sculptures and illustrations by Nirasawa.A collection of ten comic stories (1994-1997), color photographs of sculptures,...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, Nirasawa, Yasushi, A presentation copy inscribed with a drawing by Nirasawa in gold and silver ink to a famous American comic book creator, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelf wear, dustjacket edges lightly chipped), Tokyo, Hobby Japan, 1998, 1st, 9784894251908, 12 inches, 8.5 inches, approx. 200 pages, over 200 color photographs, Hardcover, pictorial boards, Japanese

Nirasawa designed creatures for the Guillermo del Toro film Hellboy. This book is inscribed by Nirasawa to Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. An incredible...

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Yasushi Nirasawa, A presentation copy inscribed and with a drawing by Nirasawa in silver ink to a famous American comic book creator., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with Near Fine bellyband (light shelf wear, tight, flat), Nirasawa, Yasushi, Hobby Japan, 1998, 2nd, Japanese

An incredible association copy of Nirasawa's third art book. A presentation copy inscribed by Nirasawa in silver ink to comic book creator Mike...

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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine in Near Fine printed plastic sleeve, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 063050041, 11.5 inches, 11.25 inches, 178 pages, Over 200 color and black and white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A first printing of the first art book from the world famous Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) covering the years of 1971 to 1989! This book features examples from...

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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Very Fine in Very Fine printed plastic sleeve, Tokyo, Kodansha, 1989, 1st, 9784063050042, 4063050041, 11.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 177 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards

A first printing of the first art book from the world famous Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) covering the years of 1971 to 1989! This book features examples from...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, PIE International, 2014, 1st, 9784756244475, Softcover, wraps, English, Japanese

Otomo Katsuhiro is one of the most respected and influential Japanese artists/storytellers in the history of modern comics. He has also worked extensively...

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The Art of Steamboy
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Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo, Katsuhiro, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Kodansha, Tokyo, 2004, 1st, 10.7 inches, 11.9 inches, 272 pages, over 500 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards

A collection of artwork from the production of Steamboy, Katsuhiro Otomo's 2004 animated film, his second major anime release, following Akira.  Ten...

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Salmon
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JaeKwang Park, Park, JaeKwang, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, in publisher's shrinkwrap, Seoul, Superani, 2015, 12.2 inches, 9.25 inches, 40 pages, black & white with 2 pages in color, Hardcover, pictorial cloth, Korean

This book includes the 22-page comic story and 14 pages of the original pencil pages. Salmon is a graphic novel by award-winning comic artist JaeKwang...

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Fushigi Circus
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First printing limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, Very Fine, Mark Ryden, Ryden, Mark, PIE Books, 2006, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English, Japanese

"Mysterious Circus." A beautifully produced, clothbound collection of the works of Mark Ryden. A survey of 55 of Ryden's most impressive works from...

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Highschool of the Dead Color Omnibus, Book 1
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Daisuke Sato, Shouji Sato, Sato, Daisuke, Sato, Shouji, Yen Press, 2011, 1st, 978-0316201049, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 704 pages, color, Hardcover, Japanese English

Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato's bestselling Highschool of the Dead series, remastered in full color for this handsome deluxe hardcover edition! A mysterious...

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Highschool of the Dead Color Omnibus, Book 2
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Daisuke Sato, Shouji Sato, Sato, Daisuke, Sato, Shouji, Yen Press, 2013, 1st, 978-0316250863, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 608 pages, color, Hardcover, Japanese English

Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato's bestselling Highschool of the Dead series, remastered in full color for this handsome deluxe hardcover edition! This...

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Giovanni Segantini
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Fine/Fine, Giovanni Segnatini, Segantini, Giovanni, Shandong Fine Arts Publishing, 1999, 9787533013516, 7533013514, 14.25 inches, 10.75 inches, 118 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, cloth, Chinese

A large format art book (10 x 14 inches) with over 150 color and black & white illustrations. Gatefolds. Short introduction. Chronology. All the text is...

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