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About this Item: Leiden, Siebold, 1832-1852. 7 parts bound in 7 volumes. Folio (370 x 275mm). With 364 (of 365) plates, many folding or double-page. 19th century half morocco (2 text volumes bound to match). First and only edition of this magnificent publication depicting for the first time on a large scale the ethnography and geography of Japan. The present copy has 29 plates and 227 text pages in the Ernst Wasmuth Verlag reprint of 1930 and has one plate not called for in the collation made by Bernard Quaritch in 1869, however lacks the frontispiece to the first volume as well as the 'Schilling-Cannstadt Denkmahl' plate. The following text is lacking: Abtheilung I one leaf 'Inhalt des ersten Heftes'; Abtheilung V pp. 45-186; Abtheilung VI pages 65-72; Abtheilung VII pp. 165-328.Not included in the total count of 365 plates are 19 appendix plates of Japanese text (1 plate in Abtheilung 5 and 18 numbered plates in Abtheilung 7), 25 numbered plates of Japanese text Wa Nen Kei "Annales Japonici" as well as 2 unnumbered plates belonging to this section and the lithographed title (Abtheilung 3). All these plates are listed in the Quaritch collation in the section plates 'Stein-tafeln' and for this reason there seems to be some confusion about the total number of plates. A few copies were issued on large paper, our copy is the normal issue.The work remained unfinished and 7 parts were published dealing with the following subjects: Mathematical and physical geography of Japan, hydrographical and geological maps, views and tables; People and state, a description of the inhabitants of Japan, their manners and customs, government and administration, with illustrations; Contributions to the history of Japan: mythology, history, archaeology, numismatics, with chronological maps, illustrations and tables; Arts and sciences, in particular the Japanese language and literature, with excerpts from original texts and illustrations; Religion: description of the deities, deified rulers, temples and monasteries, priests, monks and nuns, religious monuments, utensils and dress in Shintoism and Buddhism; Agriculture, industry and commerce with descriptions of related natural products and illustrations of commercial crops, animals, machines and implements; Neighbouring countries of Japan: Ezo with the Southern Kurile Islands, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.Von Siebold was the most important European scientist who almost single handedly put Japanese studies on the European academic map. In 1823 he was posted to Japan as a surgeon to the Dutch factory on Deshima. He played a significant role in introducing Japan to the West and in his introduction of Western science to Japan. For the illustrations of the present work use was made of Siebold's large ethnographical collection, some 4700 items, which was opened to the public in 1831 and bought by the Dutch government in 1837.The Dutch were the only western nation to trade with Japan from 1639 until the opening of Japan by Perry. Von Siebold (1796-1866) was a German surgeon in service of the Dutch East India Company. 'Despite the restrictions imposed on the freedom of movement of the inhabitants, Siebold found life on the settlement quite comfortable. Since the late eighteenth century, when it had become easier to import and read books in Dutch, groups of scholars had started to engage themselves in the study of Western medicine. Dutch became the medium for these 'Dutch Studies', Rangaku. The main activities of these scholars, 'Rangakusha', were centered around the capital Edo, but all over the country was a growing interest in Western sciences during Siebold's time on Deshima. Soon, Siebold started teaching on a regular basis, mainly on the subjects of the natural sciences and medicine. In return, his students taught him Japanese and a little written Chinese. In addition, his students helped him with his botanical research. Siebold had secured the help of the Japanese painter Kawahara Keiga (1786-1865?) to make visual reco. Seller Inventory # 5848

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About this Item: Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Joannes van Braam, Gerard onder de Linden, 1724-1726.5 parts in 8 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt and with black title-labels (later boards). With engraved allegorical frontispiece, printed title-page in red and black, folding portrait of Valentijn, 19 portraits of the Governors-General, and 326 illustrations, maps, plans, bird's-eye views and plates (most of them double-page or folding; including fragments of Javanese manuscripts).First edition. - One of the most extensive works on the history of the Far East (including Persia), which never can be superseded as many of the documents of which the author made use, do not longer exist. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church who lived for many years on Amboyna and Java. During this period he collected an enormous mass of information, especially in the fields of history, geography and ethnology, concerning all parts of the world where the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was active: Indonesia, with large parts on Batavia and the Moluccas, Persia, Malacca, Ceylon, India, Cape of Good Hope, Japan, China and Formosa. The work is profusely illustrated with fine engraved maps, plans, portraits and spectacular views. They are engraved by the best artists of the time like F. Ottens, J.C. Philips, G. Schouten, J. Goeree etc. mostly after designs by M. Balen. Apart from the fine engravings the work is of particular interest for its cartography. It contains interesting maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps now lost. For his descriptions of the natural history of Amboyna Valentijn used i.a. the unpublished 'Amboinsch Dierboek' by the famous naturalist Rumphius, of which the original manuscript has been lost. - (Not inserted and also not mentioned in the plate-index is the portrait of Governor General De Haan). - With bookplates of J.C. Pabst and A.A.H. Stolk. - A truely desirable copy.Tiele 1121; Cat. NHSM p.502; Landwehr, VOC, 467; Ruinen C 44; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1570; Cordier, Bibl. Japonica (and) Indosinica col. 426-428 (and) col. 927-930; Nissen, ZBI, 4213; SAB IV, p. 549. Seller Inventory # 33496

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Journael ende historis verhael van de reyse: BROUWER, Hendrik.

About this Item: Cordier, Japonica, cols. 354-355; Howgego, to 1800, B169, V63; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 372; Muller, America 358 ("of the highest interest"); Sabin 8427; STCN (7 copies). First edition of the account of the charting voyage by Maerten Gerritsz. Vries (1589-1646) to the north of Japan, together with the popular account of a Dutch West India Company voyage to Chile under Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Brouwer, one of the directors of the Dutch West India Company, acted as the commander of a fleet of six ships, specially sent to the western coast of South America to activate the trade between the Dutch and the natives. During this voyage, which resulted in the first place in a better knowledge of that coast, Brouwer died at Chiloe and was buried at Valdivia in August 1643. Appended to that journal is the very important account of a charting voyage to Japan. That same year (1643) Maerten Gerritsz. Vries, got "instructions from Governor Van Diemen . to examine the countries to the north of Japan and to assess their economic and trading potential, particularly with regard to mineral wealth" (Howgego). He visited Hokkaido (Yezo) and Sakhalin, discovered the islands Iturup and Urup and gave his name to the strait between those islands. La Pérouse considered him one of the most eminent seafarers of his time. A couple of leaves slightly browned and a few occasional spots and smudges, otherwise a very good copy. Seller Inventory # 5466

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About this Item: Morison, Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition Press and shipboard theatre, 1967, pp. 40-41; Yellin, "Mrs. Belmont, Matthew Perry and the 'Japanese Minstrels'", in: American Music, 14 (1996), pp. 257-275, at pp. 267-269 (including fig. 6); cf. Lovett, "The Japan Expedition Press", in: Harvard Library bulletin, 12 (1958), pp. 242-252, illustrating a similar programme for a concert on 26 May 1854. Second copy recorded of the printed programme (serving also as invitation) to a minstrel show performed on-board Commodore Perry's flagship by the "Japanese Olio Minstrels", comprising sailors from the ship's crew, many performing in black-face, but also with a few African-Americans. Perry made his expedition to Japan to deliver the American President Millard Fillmore's letter of friendship to the Emperor of Japan and negotiate the Treaty of Kanagawa. As the ship left Hong Kong for Japan in January 1854, it set up an on-board printing office with a small press that had been sent from America by the State Department. The treaty was signed on 31 March 1854 and after it was tested at Hakodate (Hakodadi) Perry invited various Japanese dignitaries to attend the minstrel show on-board his ship on 29 May 1854, at 7 pm. The only copy recorded in the literature belonged to the wife of Commodore Perry's grandson and passed to the Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland.The programme lists the pieces performed and gives the names of the crew members for each act. Programmes are known for three shows given on the ship, but only two were printed by the ship's own press. They are extremely rare.Somewhat foxed but in very good condition, with only a few folds and with the paper stretched apart at a couple points along the edge. A remarkable document of a unique American musical genre, as performed for Japanese on Commodore Perry's ship. Seller Inventory # F1AE361IF05P

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Yakuhin oshu roku.[Osaka], Oyobi, Bunsei 9 [=: SIEBOLD, Philipp Franz

About this Item: KVK & WorldCat (1 copy); Nihon kosho tsushin 74 (2009), no. 7, p. 36; Shiboruto to Nihon, no. 150; not in Von Hünersdorff. Very rare first and only edition of a small pharmacopoeia by Philipp Franz von Siebold, translated into Japanese by his student Ko Ryosai from Siebold's Dutch dictation, the only pharmacopoeia produced in Japan until 1886. After the title and a brief introduction on the first four pages, it lists 75 drugs and other medicinal preparations, each in a single column with a brief explanation. It also discusses the effects of the use of various medicines and the treatment of various ailments. It includes coffee, which was previously unknown in Japan. It serves as an important primary source for both the introduction of Western medical knowledge into Japan and for Siebold's teaching methods and his relations with his Japanese students. It probably had a small press run, for it was intended primarily for Siebold to present to physicians and others whom he met during his voyage. In very good condition, with only 2 tiny bits of paper stuck to the margins of the last page. The wrapper is slightly rubbed, with parts of the title-label lost, but still in good condition. Seller Inventory # H5KG074YYJ2T

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Japanese manuscript illustrating flags from all over: MANUSCRIPT - FLAGS].

About this Item: Japanese manuscript showing brightly coloured flags from cities and countries all over the world, mostly focussing on Europe and especially the Netherlands. It includes flags of Brazil, Chile, China, England, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States, etc, and often includes variant naval flags.The first page shows a large flag of the Netherlands (twice the size of the rest), with the coat of arms as used since 1815, combining the coat of arms of the House of Orange-Nassau and that of the former Dutch Republic. The flags in the manuscript all date from ca. 1827/37. The flag shown for the United States appears to be a misrepresentation of the design used in 1837-1848.With minor water stains throughout, only faintly visible on most pages. Wrappers rubbed and with a small restoration near the spine. Despite these flaws, still an attractive flag manuscript throwing light on many flags whose history remains obscure. Seller Inventory # F4FF3FYD4ZB1

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Ihan Teiko.Edo (Tokyo), 1805. 2 volumes: 3: UDAGAWA, Genshin.

About this Item: Goodman, Dutch impact on Japan (1987), p. 133; Ranzaburo Otori, "The acceptance of Western Medicine in Japan", in: Monumenta Nipponica XIX, 3/4 (1964), pp. 254-74. Extremely rare original edition of a highly influential Japanese medical text book, the Ihan Teiko, (General outline of medical precepts). The work contains the 3 parts summary of the Ensei Ihan (Medical precepts of the West), compiled by the celebrated Japanese physician and successful Rangaku-sha (Scholar of Dutch learning) Udagawa Genshin (1769-1834, or 1824/5?), first published in 30 volumes in the same year and containing translations and excerpts of imported Dutch books on anatomy and physiology.Owing to the vast volume of this book, his pupil Fujii Hohtei summarized it to the present 3 volumes. With these procedures, the book became widely known and read among physicians who had an interest in Dutch style medicine, especially the function of the organs, and tissue. Although this book shows some classical immaturities, it had great influence on Japanese physicians in promoting the level of knowledge from pre-modern to modern medicine, even in the time of the closed-door policy. The work has been of great service in diffusing Western medical knowledge The atlas-volume contains a foreword in which the engraver Aodo Denzen is praised. It is the first engraved anatomical atlas published in Japan. The engravings were printed on rice paper, and mounted on thick paper, with explanatory text on the opposite page. In 1808 a second, revised edition of the Ihan Teiko was published.Serious wormholes in the margins of the last half of the atlas volume. Good set of the rare first edition. Seller Inventory # 5406

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De Beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal: KAEMPFER, E.

About this Item: Amsterdam, Jan Roman de Jonge, 1733. Folio (335 x 210mm). pp. (4), 50, 500, with 48 engraved plates, many double-page including folding maps. Contemporary blind pressed vellum. Second Dutch edition of this great classic on Japan and the chief source of western knowledge on this country. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) was a German physician in the service of the Dutch East India Company. "He remained in Nagasaki from September 1690 to October 1692 and twice accompanied the chief of the factory at Deshima on his embassy to Edo (now Tokyo). In Nagasaki he made a profound study of Japanese history, geography, customs, and flora. it contains an account of his journey, a history and description of Japan and its fauna, a description of Nagasaki and Deshima; a report on two embassies to Edo with a description of the cities which were visited on the way; and six appendixes, on tea, Japanese paper, acupuncture, moxa, ambergris, and Japan's seclusion policy" (DSB). In November 1692 he left Japan for Java and Europe, and in October 1693 he landed at Amsterdam. Receiving the degree of M.D. at Leiden, he settled down in his native city, becoming also physician to the count of Lippe. He died at Lemgo on the 2nd of November 1716. The present work was first written in German but the English translation appeared first in print.Landwehr, VOC, 531; Cordier 418. Seller Inventory # 6871

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Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden: MEIJLAN, G.F.

About this Item: Amsterdam, M. Westerman & Zoon, 1830. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (14), 190, with charming handcoloured title-vignette heightened with gold and 2 folded aquatint plates. Later half green cloth, marbled sides. First and only edition. "Germain Felix Meijlan (1785-1831) entered the Dutch East India Company in 1806. From 1827 to 1830 he was the head of the company's factory in Nagasaki. It was during his period of office on Dejima that there occurred the notorious 'Siebold affair,' which called for the utmost discretion on his part in order to affect an amicable solution. Meanwhile he had begun to devote himself to a survey of Japanese foreign trade, the results of this study appearing posthumously in his 'Geschiedkundig oversigt van den handel der Europezen op Japan' (1833). It appears that he was contemplating a sequel to the present volume, this to center around impressions gained during his visit to Edo in 1830, but his untimely death thwarted any such plans.The present work was completed in the spring of 1829 and is concerned chiefly with the author's observations of life and conditions in Nagasaki. It is divided into fifteen chapters treating of such diverse topics as the government of the town of Nagasaki and that of Japan as a whole, the island of Dejima, Japanese religion and festivals and including a short sketch of the Japanese language" (Nipponalia, XVI).Alt-Japan-Kat. 1001; Cordier 486; Tiele, 754. Seller Inventory # 6869

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De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan,: CASEMBROOT, F. DE.

CASEMBROOT, F. DE.

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About this Item: s'Gravenhage, de gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. xii, (2), 150, with 5 folded coloured maps. Contemporary half red calf, gilt lettering on spine, sides gilt pictorial cloth, gilt edges (small repair to foot of spine). Rare first edition. A very interesting association copy with a warm and highly charming dedication from the author to his son: "Aan Leonard Willem de Casembroot van zynen hem hartelijk liefhebbenden vader, s'Hage 1865, 29 Aug." as well as a later dated note of 20 March 1897 that the book should now be kept for Robert's son on free endpaper, visiting-card of F. de Casembroot, Vice-Admiral e.r. Mauritskade 4, inserted, as well as a Japanese woocut map on Japanese paper, with English text, similar but not identical to the last map in the book, as well as newspaper cuttings dated 20 october 1865 describing the fighting of the 'Medusa' in Japan, also newspaper cuttings of 16 april 1895 concerning the death of F. de Casembroot."On 11 July 1863 the Dutch corvette 'Medusa', commanded by Lieutenant François Casembroot and on its way to Yokohama, was attacked as it passed through the Straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance of the Inland Sea. It was not the first time that the local daimyô of Nagato had fired on foreign shipping, but . until then there had been no casualties. This time, as a result of prolonged firing of cannons, during which the 'Medusa' was struck no less than twenty times, four members of her crew were killed and a further five injured. The 'Medusa' put up a brave fight, and managed to sail through the straits and on to her destinantion. This incident led to retaliative measures the following year by Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States, which succeeded in quelling the daimyô's ambition and securing a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Casembroot's own account of the incident and the measures taken to avenge the loss of Dutch lives was published on his return home in 1865. It may be taken as a fair sign of the indignation felt by the Dutch reading public concerning this incident that this slim book went into a second printing within the year of its first publication" (Nipponalia II, VII).The second edition has one frontispiece and only 2 maps.Nipponalia II, VII (second edition); Cordier 579 (second edition); Tiele 234. Seller Inventory # 6867

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JAPAN NATUONAL ARTS AND CRAFT TREASURES - MANICHI NEWSPAPERS,

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About this Item: S.I. [Tokyo], Manichi Newspapers, 1963. Large stout folio. 6 volumes of text in english and japanese, 6 plate volumes. Together 12 vols. Text bound in cloth each with a coloured large title label in japanese characters. Extensive preliminary english language text: table of contents with note to the reader on verso (explanation to orthography), list of illustrations, introduction, detailed introduction on the arts of each period described and discussed, detailed description to illustrations and plates followed by numerous monochrome illustration with japanese text. Plate-volumes bound in white calfbacked coloured decorative cloth with gilded narrow line border alongside upper and lower part of spines. Each volume with a coloured title label on spine. Ech volume with numerous coloured fine plates with english language captions on facing pp.Colophons in english and japanese tipped-in at fronts. Together 12 vols. stored in 6 original japanese style cloth boxes (each 420x320 mm.), with large coloured title labels on spines and front sides. Mammoth scientific and minitely detailed historic survey of the National [Art] treasures of Japan from Protohistoric to modern times, illustrating and describing in english and japanese languages: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Decorative Arts, Archaeology, Writings, etc., etc. Complete Set in superb condition. Rare. [MIND costs of shipping!]. Seller Inventory # 52923

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About this Item: Large Japanese watercolour with a charming scene in a Japanese bath house. The interior of the bath house shows seven women and four children washing themselves and dressing. One of the women is already fully dressed in a blue and green kimono. In good condition. Seller Inventory # D55FLLW1EWHE

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Bladen over Japan.The Hague, Belinfante brothers, 1852.: LEVYSSOHN, Joseph Henry.

About this Item: Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507; not in Nipponalia. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents.Spine tattered and some sewing supports broken, splitting the bookblock, otherwise in good condition, with only a few minor spots. Seller Inventory # G9JAO0TTFFQO

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About this Item: 40, half leather, 16 + 325 pp. Illustrated with 25 handcoloured lithographed plates. Some plates fortified. Slight browning and foxing on some of the pages. Titsingh was the formerly chief agent to the Dutch East India company at Nangasaki. Translated from the French, by Frederic Schoberl. With coloured plates "faithfully copied from Japanese Original Designs. Title of the plates: Residence of the Djogoun at Yedo, Earthquake & Eruption of the Mountain of Asama-yama, in the Province of Sinano, Earthquake, Volcanic Eruption & Indunation in the Province of Simahara, Plan of the Dutch Factory in the Island of Desima at Nangasaki, House of the chief of the Dutch Company, the Chinese Factory in the street of Teng-chan at Nangasaki, Founded in 1688, Several lithographes with house scenes, large folded one of the Funeral Procession of the Governor of Nangasaki and below the Funeral Procession of a superior civil officer (printed on linnen). With stamp at first page of the Free public library and museum Blackburn. B0443. Seller Inventory # 25087

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POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT, Johannes Lydius Catharinus.

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About this Item: Leiden, Van den Heuvell & Van Santen, 1867-68.2 volumes. Contemporary half morocco, spines lettered in gilt (spines discoloured). With folding map of Japan (with tear), 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces depicting views of Nagasaki, 2 plates from drawings and 10 finely hand-coloured costume plates. XII,335; VI,357 pp.First edition. - In 1856 Jhr J.L.J. Pompe van Meerdervoort (1829-1908) joined the second Naval Detachment. He held three diffrent functions in Japan, he was surgeon of the Royal Netherlands Navy, government-surgeon in Japan and official for scientific research. His activities in the medical field involved both European and Japanese patients. Also including the complete texts of the various treaties concluded by Japan after Perry's expedition with the United States in March 1854 with England and the Netherlands. Very interesting description of Japan during the years the country was slowly opening up to the West for the first time. - With large stamp with Japanese characters on title-pages of the prison library Saibai kigyodan in Indonesia. - Age-browned, otherwise fine.Tiele 873; Cat. NHSM I, p.237; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 395; Cordier, B.J., col. 588; Lipperheide I, p.369. Seller Inventory # 5495

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About this Item: 2 vols.: XII 335, VI 357 pp. With two tinted lithographed titlepages, a large folding map of Japan and 10 handcoloured lithographed plates with Japanese costumes. Cont. morocco, with the original chromolithographed covers included. Light wear at the corners, else a very good copy of his rare publication on Japan. Added a manusript index of family names. Around 1850 the Tokugawa government decided to strengthen its national defense and invited naval officers and technicians to Nagasaki. One of them was J.L.C. Pompe van Meerdervoort (1829-1908), a naval surgeon from the Netherlands. He was asked by the Japanese authorities to establish a new system of medical education in Nagasaki, which resulted in the founding of a modern hospital and a medical school (now the Medical School of Nagasaki University). His achievements and the important role he played in the modernization of Japanese medicine are highly esteemed in Japan. Pompe van Meerdervoorts memoirs describe the changing international situation in East Asia, his medical activities and many other observations on the Japanese society in the middle of the nineteenth century. Seller Inventory # 24759

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Kai sen Shu (One thousand kinds of: HIRASE, Y.

HIRASE, Y.

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About this Item: Kyoto 1912-21. 4 volumes. 4to (250 x 180mm). With 400 beautifully hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary silk bound volumes, in a Japanese cloth case. A complete copy of this very scarce beautifully produced Japanese work on shells. Hirase Yoichiro (1859-1925), Japans most famous conchologist at the turn of the century, established his own Conchological Museum in Kyoto in 1936 and founded the short-lived 'Conchological Magazine' in 1907. He assembled the largest collection of shells in Japan. "Four silk-bound volumes of this unique conchological publication were issued, each containing many illustrations produced from woodcuts and coloured by hand in traditional Japanese style. almost single-handed, he placed his country on the conchological map." (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 181). "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of a rare book illustrating Japanese shells in a traditional Japanese manner. "Kai Sen Shu is unique among conchological publications and is highly prized by each fortunate owner of a copy" (Dance, Shells p. 126). The title of the book is commonly quoted as 'Kai sen Shu' but the correct title according to Mr. Paul Callomon is 'Kai Chigusa'.Dance 150. Seller Inventory # 9452

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About this Item: Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs, 1669.Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine with raised bands. With title-page printed in red and black, fine engraved allegorical frontispiece, large folding map, 24 folding or double-page plates (some margins restored; one plate damaged on the fold) and 71 half-page engravings in the text. (8),456,(16) pp.First and only Dutch edition. - A sumptuously illustrated account of the two Dutch missions of 1649 and 1661 to the shogun's court. After the expulsion of all foreigners from Japan, the Dutch were allowed to settle on the man-made island of Deshima in the bay of Nagasaki. The Dutch trading center there served not only commercial ends, but it was also Japan's window on the western world. In addition, it provided other countries with an avenue of approach to Japan. Thus, from 1637 to 1854, the Dutch alone were able to retain their trading rights. During this period they were able to exercise their mediating functions for other nations, as they did in preparing the way for America's admiral Perry. 'Some new information along with a lot of old material about Japan became available in 1669 with the publication of Montanus' Gedenkwaerdige gesantschappen. Ostensibly a description of several VOC embassies to the shogun's court after 1640, it is in fact an encyclopedia of things Japanese' (Lach, Asia in the making of Europe, III, p.488). With o.a. fine large views of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Including also a description of Batavia with double-page plan after Janssonius (see Brommer, Batavia, Bat K15). With strong impressions of the plates. - Fine.Tiele 762; Cat. NHSM I, p.499; Landwehr, VOC, 522; Cordier, BJ, col.383; Alt-Japan-Katalog 1049; Laures 496. Seller Inventory # 10706

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Bladen over Japan, . (Met eene afbeelding: LEVYSSOHN, Joseph Henry.

About this Item: Alt-Japan-Katalog 838; Cordier, Japonica, col. 507. First and only edition of a collection of various short texts (new articles, excerpts, transcriptions of letters etc.) concerning Japan and in particular Dejima and Dutch-Japanese relations, collected by Joseph Henry Levyssohn (1800-1883), who was the chief official ("opperhoofd") of Dejima, the Dutch trading post in Japan, from 1845 to 1851. It is divided into 4 parts: the first covering the Dutch-Japanese relations and Japanese polity; the second particularities during Levyssohn's stay in Japan; the third the American-Japanese trade relations; and the fourth various topics (including an extensive, 39-page bibliography of books concerning Japan). Levyssohn provides introductory remarks and commentaries and includes transcriptions of previously unpublished documents. Slightly browned, a few spots, a couple annotations in the margins, and the map mounted on Japanese paper (restoring old tears), with a small tear in a fold, otherwise still a good copy. Rebacked with some wear to the corners. Seller Inventory # H7KGCW9XPBLH

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Bijzonderheden over Japan behelzende een verslag van: TITSINGH, Isaac.

About this Item: Cordier, Japonica, col. 451; Landweh & V.d. Krogt, VOC, 538; Tiele, Bibl. 1096. First Dutch edition of Titsingh's Illustrations of Japan (1822). Isaac Titsingh (1745-1812) was head of the Dutch trading post at Dejima and spent in total some 44 months in Japan. He collected material for a monumental work on Japan, but published only some brief essays during his lifetime. Nepveu posthumously issued two volumes of selections from Titsingh's papers, translated into French: Cérémonies usitées en Japon pour les mariages et les funérailles (1819) and Mémoires et anecdotes de la dynastie regnante des Djogouns (1820). These were translated into English by Frederic Shoberl and published in one volume as Illustrations of Japan (1822), the basis for the present Dutch translation. It consists of essays on Japanese marriage and funeral ceremonies and some other topics, including seppuku (ritual suicide), and a series of anecdotes about the shoguns.Last page with contemporary owner's entry of "F.E. de Zoete senior". Some browning, a few spots, bindings slightly dirty, overall in good condition. Seller Inventory # H7FCBFETIKOX

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Report of the first scientific expedition to: TOKUNAGA, Shigeyasu (editor).

About this Item: BMC NH supp., p. 1315 (lacking 4 volumes). The fifth section, on zoology, of a general report concerning the research of the Japanese in Manchuria. The complete work is divided into six sections with a general report, geology, geography, botany, zoology and anthropology, but the present is the largest and most important section, nearly as large as the other five together. The articles thoroughly treat the fish, birds, mammals, insects, spiders & scorpions, reptiles & amphibians, crabs, molluscs, etc. of Manchuria. The research for at least the present part was undertaken primarily in the province of Jehol in the southwest part of the Manchurian state established by the Japanese, now parts of Hebei, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia, northeast of Beijing. The articles were written by numerous important Japanese scientists and naturalists, and appear here in English and (apparently somewhat abridged) in Japanese. By the present section V, the articles were printed haphazardly, making it difficult to find the section complete.Very good copies, spine of some volumes damaged. List with details of the collation available. Extremely rare reports on the zoological research of the Japanese during their controversial occupation of Chinese Manchuria. Seller Inventory # S1771

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Herinneringen aan Japan.Haarlem, heirs of François Bohn,: DOEFF, Hendrik.
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About this Item: Alt-Japan-Katalog 422; Cordier, Japonica, col. 488; Tiele, Bibl. 318. First edition, in the original Dutch, of Hendrik Doeff's recollections of Japan. Doeff was chief factor of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Dejima from 1803 to 1817. Well-versed in Japanese (he is known to have written Haiku), Doeff had a unique insight into Japanese culture, and his recollections are an important record of the Dutch-Japanese relations in a turbulent period, marked by English, Russian and French attempts to break the Dutch trade monopoly in Japan. Title-page restored, some spotting, neatly rebacked, as noted, overall in good condition. Seller Inventory # H7FCBYB5RWI3

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YAMAMOTO [Also referred to as YAMAMOTO STUDIO; PHOTOGRAPHER] - UCHIDA KUICHI (Photographer),

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About this Item: S.I., s.n. [Studio S. Yamamoto', approx. 1870-late, 1875. Large oblong 8°. Harmonica bound between origin wooden covers, with a cloth spine. Album with together 26 occasionally captioned original monochrome photographs of which a small number with delicate and professional handcolouring. Each sized 260x200mm. Pictures illustrating topography, environmental sceneries, local population, cultural topics as a tea-ceremony, a Samurai Cavalcade, some Geisha girls. This Album includes a photograph of a Bridge of "Terry Bennetts Photography in Japan, positively attributes this image to Uchida Kuichi, titled "Yokohama Railway Station", Circa 1873. He also says this image was later obtained by Kusakabe Kimbei, retitled, and appears in many Kiumbei Albums. The very detailed and very clear photographs illustrate in detai: japanese women, in groups or single: a Geisha playing the Samisen, another illustrating a group of 3 Geishas, one shows bare breasts, a group of men and women in a small sampan, 1 a Samurai with a small group of armend followers, Shinto-priests in front of a temple, others with topographical views, including a survey of Yokohama Harbor. Photographs in excellent condition. A rare Album. Seller Inventory # 56459

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Mijn verblijf in Japan.: ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH,

ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH, C.T. VAN.

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About this Item: Amsterdam, gebroeders Kraay, 1856. 8vo (230 x 130mm). pp. (2), vi, 180, with illustration on title. Later half cloth, marbled sides. First and only edition. "Cornelis Theodoor van Assendelft de Coningh (1824-1890) had been in Japan in 1845 while serving as a junior officer on board a ship of the Dutch East India Company. Although on that occasion scarcely even setting foot on shore, he nevertheless seems to have gained a most favourable impression of the land. It was thus, he writes, with great pleasure that in May of 1851, now captain of the Joän and based in Surabaya, he received orders from the Dutch government to sail once more for Japan. He arrived in Nagasaki in August and stayed for three months, during which time he not only made the notes which form the basis of the present work, but did a small amount of research into records concerning the strange and elusive figure of Count Benyowsky. He is also author of two volumes of memoirs.The present work, a slim volume in paper covers, is as the title suggests a journal of the author's stay in Japan. It is perhaps chiefly of interest for the side-glances it affords on relations between the Dutch in Dejima and the officials of the bakufu" (Nipponalia. Books on Japan in European languages in the library of the Kyoto University of foreign studies, no. xix).Small dampstain to lower magin of title. A fine copy of this rare item.Provenance: Bookplate of C.C. Krieger.Cordier 522. Seller Inventory # 6866

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Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden: Meijlan, G. F.
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About this Item: Amsterdam, J. H. Tobiäs & M. Westerman & Zoon, 1830. 8vo (20.5 x 11.9 cm). Half-title, title page with hand-coloured engraving, [10], 190 pp., two large folding plates. Later contemporary style half calf with marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands with gilt decorations and letterings.l The first and only edition. Germain Felix Meijlan (1785-1831) headed the VOC factory on the tiny island of Deshima, near Nagasaki, from 1827 to 1830. For more than two centuries this trading post was the only connection between Japan and the outside world. Next to nothing was known about Japan and the Japanese and this book provided some very interesting, not previously reported insights. Inscribed on half-title: "W. Schmidt / 1e Smith / Zwolle, November 1845." Landwehr, "Dutch books with coloured plates", p. 377, lists the author as "Meylan". Only two auction records in the last 30 years. Binding later but attractive, small expert repairs to title page, otherwise a very good copy of this rare publication. Landwehr, 376. Thiele 754; Cordier, 486. Seller Inventory # 52300

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Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863). Bijdragen tot: POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT,

POMPE VAN MEERDERVOORT, J.L.

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About this Item: Leiden, Van den Heuvell & Van Santen, 1867-1868. 2 volumes. 8vo (245 x 160mm). pp. xii, 335, (i); pp. vi, 357, (i), with 2 coloured frontispieces, 12 plates of which 10 coloured and 1 coloured folding map. Publisher's pictorial wrappers (spines repaired). First and only edition. During the 1850s the Tokugawa government decided to strengthen its national defense and invited naval officers and technicians to Nagasaki. One of them was J. Pompe van Meerdervoort, a naval surgeon from the Netherlands. He was asked by the Japanese authorities to establish a new system of medical education in Nagasaki. Assisted by Matsumoto Ryôjun and Shiba Ryôkai he established a western style hospital with 124 beds and a medical school. When Pompe left Japan England, France and the USA were already strengthening their pressure on Japan to open up the country, and the Dutch influence, that had continued for 250 years, gradually began to decline. Nevertheless Pompes achievements and the outstanding role he played in the modernization of Japanese medicine are highly esteemed in Japan.Later in 1865 the school's name was changed to Seitoku-Kan and after the Meiji-Restauration, it became the origin of the Medical School of Nagasaki University. Pompe's memoirs "Five years in Japan" describe the changing international situation in East Asia together with his medical activities and many observations on the Japanese society at his time.Pompe also experimented with photography, collaborating with some pupils he had taken over from his predecessor, Dr. J.K. van den Broek. Van den Broek was the first to introduce photography in Japan during the years he practised there (1853-1857). Under his tuition, a Japanese doctor, Keisai, was learning to take photographs using the daguerreotype process invented in 1839.Among Pompe's students was the first professional photographer in Japan, Ueno Hikoma. He opened a photographic studio in Nagasaki in 1862. Another of Pompe's students, Uchida Kyuichi, became famous as the first photographer ever to photograph the Emperor and Empress.Most plates show Japanese people in costumes, the frontispiece in vol. 1 shows the bay of Nagasaki and the frontispiece in vol. 2 shows the medical hospital at Nagasaki.Provenance: Bookplate of C.C. Krieger.Cordier 588; Tiele 873; Landwehr, 'Dutch Books with coloured plates', 395. Seller Inventory # 6870

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Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder: HUYSSEN VAN KATTENDYKE,

About this Item: Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; map not in Walter; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. Author's presentation copy of the first and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and measurements of Von Siebold and recent measurements by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.With the author's presentation label on the inside of the front wrapper: "Present-Exemplaar van den Schrijver". Library stamps and labels on front cover, flyleaf and title-page. Book block detached, spine damaged, repaired with clear tape. With some occasional minor spots, but otherwise internally still a good copy. Seller Inventory # 23225

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Japanische Meeres-Conchylien. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der: LISCHKE, C.E.

About this Item: Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1869-1874. 3 volumes. 4to (290 x 225mm). pp. (4), 192; (4), 184; 123, with 37 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf (a bit rubbed). The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells. Published 8 years after Dunker's pioneering work 'Mollusca Japonica', a small work with 36 pages and 3 plates. The first volume of Lischke's work is dedicated to him. Apart from shells collected by von Siebold of which only a small number was described by von Martens in the 'Malakozoologischen Blätter', the shells described in Perry's 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan' and the above mentioned work by Dunker, very little was known of Japan's rich shell fauna. The colouring of the plates is beautiful showing sometimes one shell to more than 20 on a plate. Volume II with some light staining at the lower margin.Provenance: Name of P. Leop. Hacker on titles.Nissen ZBI, 2423. Seller Inventory # 8674

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Uittreksel uit het dagboek van W.J.C. Ridder: HUYSSEN VAN KATTENDYKE,

About this Item: Cat. NHSM, p. 478; Cordier, Japonica, col. 552; for the author: NNBW V, col. 254. First and only edition of a description of Japan by the Dutch naval commander Willem Johan Cornelis Huyssen van Kattendyke (1816-1866), recording events of his service in Nagasaki and surroundings in 1857, 1858 and 1859. It is a revised excerpt from his diary, with a lithographed map by H.O. Wichers, based on the maps and surveys of Von Siebold and recent surveys by Huyssen van Kattendyke's colleagues. The author went to Japan to deliver the steamship Japan, built for the Japanese emperor, and to relieve the Dutch navy unit that had been stationed there since 1855. During his stay in Nagasaki he recorded information about the people he met, the expeditions he made to surrounding islands, etc. It describes the last years of Japan's sakoku policy.Faint browning along the extremities, first blank slightly foxed, and the map mounted on Japanese paper restoring a tear, with some spots; good copy. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and the head of the spine slightly damaged, otherwise good. Seller Inventory # H7LBT9LSNJM4

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De Medusa in de wateren van Japan,: CASEMBROOT, François de.

About this Item: Cat. NHSM, p. 480; Cordier, Japonica, col. 579; Nipponalia III, p. xviii; Tiele, Bibl. 234; Wenckstern, p. 44. First edition of an account of the battle that nearly ended the voyage of the Dutch corvette Medusa on its way to Yokohama, written by the commander of the ship François de Casembroot (1817-1895), captain-lieutenant in the Royal Dutch Navy. On 11 July 1863, the Medusa was attacked by the ships and batteries of the daimyo of Chôshû, Mori Takachika, as she passed through the straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance to the Inland Sea. The Chôshû were resentful of the official policy to welcome foreigners in Japan and attacked the Dutch ship. Although the crew bravely fought back, Medusa was struck 20 times and four members of the crew were killed. The following year this incident lead to the so-called Shimonoseki Campaign in which Dutch, French, British and American ships retaliated and secured a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water.Fair copy, spots throughout (including the maps), the sides of the first and last three leaves lined with tape and a few other small repairs with tape as well. The original wrappers are soiled and damaged at the corners, and mounted on modern paper. The modern binding fine. Seller Inventory # H7EDQ7S9UCWU

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