The History of Japan, Giving An Account of the ancient and present State and Government of that Empire; of Its Temples, Palaces, Castles and other Buildings; of Its Metals, MInerals, Trees, Plants, Animals, Birds and Fishes; of The Chronology and Succession of the Emperors, &tc., &tc., Illustrated with many Copper Plates.(Historia Imperii Japonici), I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

Kaempfero, Engelberto (Engelbert Kaempfer), Johannes Casparus (John Gasper) Scheuchzer.

Editorial: Kyoto, Koseikaku, 1929
Librería: Librarium of The Hague (The Hague, Holanda)

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Two volumes bound in one, paginated consecutively. Thick royal quarto 35x24 cm. Pp. (x), lii, 392, (3); (ii), 393-612, 11. Plus numerous folding engraved plates to each volume. Two title-pages printed in red and black, the first is preceded by a preliminary illustrated title-page incorporating woodcut and letterpress. Imprimatur, dedication to the King. Hardcover, recently bound in pristine full calf antique style, spine with large raised bands between compartments, crimson morocco lettering-piece in gilt in second compartment, blind decoration to each of the remainders, sides ruled in blind; small hole at inner blank margin of title-page neatly repaired. In fine condition. Imposing, most attractive tome. ~ Photomechanical reproduction of the 1727 edition. Printed in a limited edition of 150 copies, this is copy no. 26. Kaempfer (1651-1716), a surgeon with the Dutch East India Company, arrived in Japan in 1690 at Nagasaki and stayed there for almost 4 years. His account of that stay, first published in Britain in 1727, has long been recognized as the most authoritative guide to virtually all aspects of Japan and the Japanese at that time. From the private collection of Ing. P. L. W. Arts with his bookplate. N° de ref. de la librería 6968

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Título: The History of Japan, Giving An Account of ...

Editorial: Kyoto, Koseikaku

Año de publicación: 1929

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