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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 CHORONOLOGY AND SUCCESSION OF THE EMPERORS, ECCLESIASTICAL AND SECULAR; OF THE ORIGINAL DESCENT, RELIGIONS, CUSTOMS, AND MANUFACTURERS OF THE NATIVES AND OF THEIR TRADE AND COMMERCE WITH THE DUTCH AND CHINESE. TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM

Kaempfer, Engelbert 1651-1716; Scheuchzer, John Gaspar 1702-1729)

Publication Date: 1929
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Kyoto 1929. Originally written in Dutch, translated to English and published in 1727. This is the 1929 reprint by Koseikaku. Limited edition of 150 but this copy is stamped No. 186. 2 volumes in one. Lg.4to., title page in Volume 1: HIstoria Imperii Japanoica, Londini, MDCCXXVII, title page in English in red and black ink, 10pp., LII, 612pp., 75pp., 6pp., 45 plates many of which are foldout or doublepage, full leather with gilt decorated spine and mounted red leather spine label. Near Fine internally (wrinkle on second title page and two small pieces of adhesive tape on initial pages.) Binding is secure but hinges cracked on outside and leather boards worn - leather rubbed off boards edges but boards themselves not too worn. Nice full gilt spine with raised bands. Scarce history of Japan. Overall Near Good. Bookseller Inventory # a60826

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Title: HISTORY OF JAPAN, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ...

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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