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OGAWA Kazuma.; ITO Chuta

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About this Item: 1906. First edition. No. 245 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 2 volumes. 172 large lithograph plates with tissue guards incl. three folding panoramas. Large folio. Original embroidered silk portfolio in protective wooden case.A very good copy. Separate volume of text in English and Japanese (original cream wrappers).Tokyo, Ogawa Kazumasa Shuppanbu, [Together with:] Decorations of the Palace Buildings of Peking. No 189 a limited edition of 1000 copies. 80 large lithograph plates incl. 2 large folding maps (20 hand-coloured) together with 2 vols. of text (in English and Japanese). Large folio. Original embroidered silk portfolio in protective wooden case.A very good copy. 60(English text)pp.; 47(Japanese text)pp. Tokyo, Ogawa Kazumasa Shuppanbu, This work was produced as a result of the Commission sent by the Imperial University of Tokyo shortly after the Boxer Rebellion to investigate the arrangement, construction and decoration of the Palace Buildings in the Forbidden City. Superb, large-size lithograph plates by Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929), the first publisher of collotype books in Japan. The famous architectural scholar Ito Chuta (1867-1954) oversaw this project and was given unprecedented access to the palace. It is the first complete photographic survey of the Forbidden City as well as the adjacent palaces which had hitherto been kept secret to the outside world. This set is the rare de-luxe issue with embroidered silk bindings in wooden boxes. It is uniformly bound and it is rare to find both publications together. Provenance: Fred Rowntree Friba (1860-1927), the architect who in 1912 won the competition to design the West China Union University at Chengtu, Szechuan. Seller Inventory # 220878

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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the: SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745).

About this Item: 4 parts in 2 vols. 8vo (192 x 120 mm). Mit Frontispiz-Portrait von Gulliver, nach John Sturt radiert von Robert Sheppard und 6 Kupfertafeln mit Karten und Plänen nach H. Moll. XVI, 148 S.; [VI], 164 S.; [VI], 155 p.; [VIII], 199 S. Hellbraune Lederbände des 19. Jhs., signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883), Rücken über fünf erhabenen Bünden, mit Dreifachfilete in Goldprägung auf beiden Deckeln, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsätze. London, Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, [28 October] 1726. Erstausgabe des berühmtesten satirischen Werks der englischen Literatur. Zwischen dem 28. Oktober und Dezember 1726 wurde es durch Benjamin Motte in insgesamt drei Drucken erstmals veröffentlicht; das Portrait-Frontispiz des vorliegenden ersten Druckes liegt wie üblich in der zweiten Variante vor, mit dem Text innerhalb der ovalen Einfassung. Der unmittelbar einsetztende Publikumserfolg wird bezeugt durch John Gays Brief vom 17. November 1726 (in: Correspondence Bd. III, S. 182): "About ten days ago a Book was published here of the Travels of one Gulliver, which hath been the conversation of the whole town . From the highest to the lowest it is universally read, from the Cabinet-council to the Nursery". Swift schrieb seinen von Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan beeinflussten utopisch-satirischen Reiseroman zwischen 1720/21 und 1726 in Irland, wohin er 1694 zurückgekehrt war. Um die Vorspiegelung tatsächlich unternommener Reisen glaubhaft zu machen, wurde das Buch mit sechs Landkarten, auf denen die beschriebenen Länder, meist in Verbindung mit wirklich vorhandenen, ausgestattet. Zusammen mit dem 1719 veröffentlichten und ebenfalls im Ich-Ton gehaltenen "Robinson Crusoe" von Daniel Defoe steht Swifts Hauptwerk am Anfang der Entwicklung des bürgerlichen Romans, der sich zur herrschenden Gattung herausbilden sollte. Swift bediente sich einer Gegenüberstellung von gesellschaftlicher Kritik und Utopie, wie sie durch die Reisen des recht naiven Helden Gulliver (von englisch "gullible" [=leichtgläubig]) in das Land der Zwerge beziehungsweise der Riesen symbolischer kaum sein könnte. Swift verstand sein Werk als harsche Kritik an Eitelkeit und Heuchelei jener Zeitgenossen, die er bei Hofe und in der Politik kennen gelernt hatte. Swifts fabulöses Buch fand dann allerdings bald auch Kritik, so u. a. durch Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Thackeray und Walter Scott. Die verwendeten Karten wurden nach Hermann Molls "A New and Correct Map of the Whole World Shewing ye Situation of its Principal Parts" von 1719 vermutlich von Sturt und Sheppard nachgezeichnet und gestochen. "These maps appeared in all the editions published by Motte; they were even reproduced in the pirated Dublin editions of 1727 . and they appeared in all the later 18th-century editions" (Frederick Bracher). - Ein frisches und schön gebundenes Exemplar. EINBAND: Hellbrauner geglätteter Kalbslederband des 19. Jhs. über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit goldgeprägter Dreifachfilete, reicher Rückenvergoldung mit je 2 Rückenschildern, Steh- und reicher Innenkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt [signiert von Francis Bedford (1799-1883)]. Ralph Clutton (died 1888, bookplate). 0Teerink 289 A; Hubbard 27f.; PMM 185; Negley 1081; Lewis 185f.; Maslen, The printers of Robinson Crusoe, in: The Library, 5th ser 7 (1952), p. 124f.; Roberts, The History of Science Fiction (2006), p. 68ff.; Gove 254f.; Fortunati/Trousson 260; Davidson, A Books Collector's Notes (1970), 39f. ("Gulliver's Travels is an essential starting point for any collection of fictitious voyages to Australia"); Bracher, The Maps in Gulliver's Travels, in: The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. VIII (1944), p. 59f. First issue of the first edition (Teerink's "A" edition). It is uncertain exactly when Swift started writing Gulliver's Travels, but some sources suggest as early as 1713 when Swift, Gay, Pope, Arbuthnot and others formed the Scriblerus. Seller Inventory # B339032

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Erin Aeran Chung

Published by Cambridge University Press (2010)

ISBN 10: 0521514045 ISBN 13: 9780521514040

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About this Item: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780521514040

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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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Lee Friedlander: Cherry Blossom Time in Japan: FRIEDLANDER, Lee

FRIEDLANDER, Lee

Published by Haywire Press, New City, New York (1986)

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About this Item: Haywire Press, New City, New York, 1986. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Please inquire. Pricing and availability are subject to change (price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply).PAYMENT: by check or wire transfer (please inquire about payment by credit card).SHIPPING NOTE: due to size and weight, additional shipping fees apply (calculated at actual cost).Special limited edition book of 50 signed and numbered copies, plus 5 artist's copies, with 25 bound-in photogravures. Housed in a pink cloth-covered slipcase. Each photogravure is signed and numbered in pencil on recto. Copyright stamp in black ink on verso. Images 8-1/2 x 12-3/4 inches, whether horizontal or vertical; sheets 15 x 20-1/4 inches. [Note: four photogravures not included in the book were issued as separate prints in an edition of 50 plus 6 artist's copies.] ABOUT THE BOOK: This special limited edition book is the first and only edition and printing. Hardcover. Pink cloth-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Designed by Katy Homans. Calligraphy by Shuntei Taniguchi. Richard Benson made the endpapers on his press, based on an old Japanese textile. Unpaginated (52 pp.), with 25 photogravures printed by Thomas Palmer, Rhode Island. 15-1/4 x 20-1/2 inches. [See: Peter Galassi, Friedlander. (New York: MoMA, 2005), "Books, Special Editions, and Portfolios" (pp. 444-459), #22.]Lee Friedlander's work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive). Signed by Author. As New (from Friedlander's personal archive). Seller Inventory # 112039

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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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Aquarelle. (Reise um die Erde nach der: Hildebrandt, Eduard

Hildebrandt, Eduard

Published by Raimund Mitscher (ca. 1880), Berlin (1880)

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About this Item: Raimund Mitscher (ca. 1880), Berlin, 1880. Imperial-Folio (57,5 x 47 cm). 68 Chromolithographien (meist 36 x 27 cm), montiert auf festem Karton, von R. Steinbock u. W. Loeillot nach Aquarellen von Eduard Hildebrandt lose in 2 OLwd.-Mappen (braun/rot) mit dekorativer Prägung in Gold, Schwarz u. 2 Farben. Thieme-Becker XVII, 74f. - Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869) unternahm als Königl. Preuß. Hofmaler auf Empfehlung Alexander von Humboldts im Auftrage Friedrich Wilhelms IV. mehrere Reisen, die er in Aquarellen dokumentierte. Nach seiner Weltreise 1862-64 stellte er im Anschluß 200 Aquarelle in Berlin aus, von denen eine Auswahl ab 1874 in Reproduktionen mit beschreibendem Text im Verlag Wagner, Berlin erschien. Nach drei Verlagswechseln vertrieb zuletzt R. Mitscher die Tafeln, die hier in sehr seltener Vollständigkeit mit allen drei Serien (ohne Text) vorliegen. Alle Tafeln rückseitig numeriert und betitelt. - Die Laschen der Mappen etw. lädiert. Taf. 1 im Rande stärker fleckig, sonst nur einige Fingerspuren im Rande der Kartons. Insgesamt ein außerordentlich wohlerhaltenes Ex. mit farbfrischen Lithos, in dieser Vollständigkeit und Erhaltung kaum noch einmal zu finden. *** Complete 3 Series of total 68 colour-printed lithographs after Hildebrandt. With views of architecture, landscape and street scenes of China, Egypt, India, Japan, North America, the Philippines, Europe etc. Mounted on cardboard with paper label on verso. Some spotting in the margins of the cardboards, very good condition. 16000 gr. Seller Inventory # 20244

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MONTANUS, Arnoldus (1625?-1683). - OGILBY, John (1600-1676).

Published by London: Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670. (1670)

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About this Item: London: Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670., 1670. Folio (16 x 10 2/8 inches). Engraved title-page, letterpress title-page printed in red and black, five fine large double-page folding engraved maps and views of Batavia and Japan (that of Iedo creased), 20 double-page views, plans and scenes of Japanese culture, illustrated throughout with engraved vignettes of life in Japan, head-pieces and initials. (some minor spotting, occasional marginal worming, repair to foot of 3D2). Late 19th-century half speckled calf (rebacked to style). First edition in English, "English'd, and Adorn'd with above a hundred several sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; Master of His Majestie's Revels in the Kingdom of Ireland." First published as "Gedenwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maetschappy in't Vereenigde Nederland aen de Kaisaren van Japan" published in Amsterdam in 1669, a year earlier in Amsterdam. An attractive copy of Montanus's rich cornucopia of accounts from emissaries of the Dutch East India Company, with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY THE TRANSLATOR JOHN OGILBY TO THE FIRST EARL OF SHAFTESBURY, THE LORD ASHLEY, dated October 15th 1670, laid down on the front paste-down: Received of the Right Honourable the Lord Ashley by the hand of Mr. Tho: Stimpson the fund of four pounds ten shillings being [some words obscured by Ogilby] for the 2 first volumes of my English Attlas, that is to say Affrica & Japan. I say received John Ogilby". Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1621-1683) was a prominent English politician in the interregnum period during the reign of Charles II. He was a patron of John Locke, who attended him initially as his physician, and as his secretary. In 1663 Ashley was one of the eight Lords Proprietors given the title to a large tract of land in North America that became the Province of Carolina. With Locke he co-wrote the "Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina" in 1669. "Exceedingly rare. The plates to this work represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century. Apart from these, this book remains one of the most curious of the numerous works of travel in the Orient during the 17th century" (Cox I:325). Cordier Japonica 384; Lowndes 4, 1719; Wing M-2485. Seller Inventory # 002168

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About this Item: London: Printed for the translator 1727., 1727. 2 volumes in one. Folio (13 4/8 x 9 inches). Additional engraved title-page, letterpress title-pages printed in red and black, list of subscribers, Appendix bound at end of volume 2 before the plates. Fine large engraved folding map of Japan, and 4 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE engraved plates, most double-page and or folding (one or two short tears). Contemporary speckled calf (rebacked preserving the original spine). First edition in English, and internally a FINE AND BRIGHT COPY. Kaempfer, originally from Lemgo in Germany, was an inveterate traveler from an early age. In 1681 he went to Sweden and joined a Swedish trade mission destined for Persia. He arrived in Isfahan in 1685. While the embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court, Kaempfer studied the language, geography, and plants of the region. Rather than return to Sweden with the embassy, Kaempfer joined a fleet of the Dutch East India Company and spent several years exploring Persia and Java. In 1690 he was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting "History of Japan." is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Sir Hans Sloane acquired Kaempfer's botanical specimens after the author's death, and had this translation by his librarian Scheuchzer prepared from the original manuscript. Cordier, Japonica p. 414-15; Cox I:332; Garrison-Morton 6374.11; See Nissen BBI 1019 note; Wellcome III:376. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 72lib32

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PERRY EXPEDITION - BLACK SHIP SCROLL] [A

About this Item: Landing scene dated: Kaei 7 [i.e. 1854], but possibly a slightly later Meiji period copy. Hand painted scroll ca. 338x26,2 cm. Ink and watercolour on rice paper, remounted. Occasional minor worm holes, several creases, but overall a beautiful scroll in very good condition. Rare beautiful hand painted ''Black Ship Scroll'' giving the pictorial record of the negotiation of the first American-Japanese Treaty of Kanagawa which was signed in Yokohama on March 31, 1854. The treaty was the result of Commodore Matthew Perry's two naval expeditionary missions to Japan (July 1853 and February-March 1854), and effectively ended 220-years of Japan's isolation from the western world. Perry first arrived to the Edo Bay in July 1853 and then returned in February 1854. He was allowed to land at Kanagawa, the site of modern-day Yokohama on March 8, 1854, where a special ''Treaty House'' was erected on shore. The negotiations lasted for almost a month, accompanied with the presentation of the gifts from the American President to the Japanese Emperor and vice versa, contests by sumo wrestlers, drills of American marines, banquets and many other activities between the Americans and the Japanese. After the Treaty was signed Perry and his ships cruised in the Edo Bay and departed for Simoda on April 11-18, 1854. The scroll consists of four sections opening with full-length portraits of ten members of the American delegation, including Commodore Perry himself, marines in their respective uniforms and the Chinese translator Luo Sen; the captions next to each figure read (i.e.): 'True image of an American Superior Officer'; 'Image of American Chief Soldier'; 'American Commanding Officer'; 'American Soldier'; 'Chinese Scholar Officer'; 'American Military Music Officer'; 'Same as the one to the right'; 'American Cannon Soldier'; 'American Black man - Lower Officer'; 'American Sailor'. The second scene is titled 'A View of Reception of the Envoy of American Republican Government Landing at Yokohama in 1854'. The watercolour shows the Americans disembarking at Kanagawa on March 8, 1854 for the first day of negotiations with nine 'black ships' in the background. Seven boats with American flags are landing at the shore, American marines are lined up in front of the specially constructed ''Treaty House'', as Perry and his retinue with an American flag walk to meet the Japanese commissioners. He is preceded with a group of Japanese officials leading him to the negotiation buildings. The third section titled ''Picture of troops' manoeuvres in Yokohama'' shows the American marines during drills performed for the Japanese on March 24. The final scene shows a group of sumo wrestlers tossing bales of rice (entertainment arranged by the Japanese on March 24, 1854, when the presents from the Emperor were handed to the Americans), and the miniature railway in action, which had been presented by the Americans to the Japanese Emperor on March 13. The captions to the scenes read: ''Picture of sumo wrestlers carrying 200 straw bags with rice which are one of our gifts'' and ''Picture of the trial of the engine train which was presented''. Most of the Perry scrolls date from after 1858 and many of them are crude and derivative copies. Ours is an artistically well executed - if slightly naive - copy that is however clearly based on contemporary eyewitness accounts. ''Universal concern bred a variety of means by which news of the Americans was spread throughout the land. One popular and attractive device was the painted pictorial with text done in scroll format. Many were produced, often in duplicate, and they circulated widely. The paintings are not high art; on the contrary, they are work of the artisan and not of the legitimate artist. The usage ''Black Ship Scrolls'' was coined subsequently and is a reference to the colour of Commodore Perry's ships. Not many Black Ships Scrolls have survived'' (The Black Ships Scrolls, p. [2]/ Perry in Japan: a Visual History). The bes. Seller Inventory # 394

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KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716); SCHEUCHZER, Johann Caspar (1702-1729), translator.

Published by London: Printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII [1727]. (1727)

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About this Item: London: Printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII [1727]., 1727. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 volumes, folio (34 x 23 cm.): [12], lii, 391, [5], [2], 393-612 pages; Appendix: 75, [3], 11, [1], 11, [5] pages. Title page in red and black, preceded by engraved title page in Latin ("Historia imperii Japonici"); list of subscribers; 7 engraved maps (4 folding, 2 double-page) and 38 engraved plates and plans (6 folding, 27 double-page), plates 37 and 37 reversed by both present (occasional browning and foxing). Bound in contemporary full brown calf, spines gilt, raised bands in seven compartments, red and green morocco title and volume number pieces, housed in custom clam-shell box (old repairs to joints, overall wear to extremities). PROVENANCE: 19th century armorial bookplates of the Heathcote family of Hursley Park, Hampshire, with motto "Deus prosperat justos." Remainder of title: ".of its temples, palaces, castles and buildings; of its metals, minerals, trees, plants, animals, birds and fishes; of the chronology and succession of the emperors, ecclesiastical and secular.together with a description of the Kingdom of Siam. Written in High-Dutch by Engelbertus Kaempfer, M.D., physician of the Dutch Embassy to the Emperor’s Court; and translated from his original manuscript, never before printed, by J.G. Scheuchzer, F.R.S. and a member of the College of Physicians, London." FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE OF THE FIRST SCHOLARLY TREATMENT OF JAPAN IN ANY LANGUAGE. Kaempfer, originally from Lemgo in Germany, was an inveterate traveler from an early age. In 1681 he went to Sweden and joined a Swedish trade mission destined for Persia. He arrived in Isfahan in 1685. While the embassy waited for over a year to be recognized at the Persian court, Kaempfer studied the language, geography, and plants of the region. Rather than return to Sweden with the embassy, Kaempfer joined a fleet of the Dutch East India Company and spent several years exploring Persia and Java. In 1690 he was appointed a member of a Dutch trade mission bound for Japan. His resulting work, The History of Japan, is an encyclopaedic and profusely illustrated description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, and it remained the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan for over a century. Sir Hans Sloane acquired Kaempfer’s botanical specimens after the author’s death, and had this translation by his librarian Scheuchzer prepared from the original manuscript. REFERENCES: Cordier, Japonica pp. 413-15; Cox I:332; Garrison-Morton 6374.11; Nissen BBI 1019 note; Wellcome III:376. Book. Seller Inventory # 72JFP043

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The History of Japan. Giving an Account: Engelbert Kaempfer

Engelbert Kaempfer

Published by J.G. Scheuchzer (1728)

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About this Item: J.G. Scheuchzer, 1728. In Folio, 707 pp., 45 beautiful engraved plates and maps. Cm 35,5x7,5x24; Kg 6,5.The 2 volls are bound together in an elegant hard cover on brown carboard and leather, in fine conditions except a very minor consumption on edges. Internally, flyleafs on brown marbelised paper.The front and rear plate of cover are decorated Japanese-style using emperial japanise symbols on each angle. Spine with 6 nerves, with title and year of publication engraved in gilt.Double frontispiece, the first of 1727 edition with letters in black, the second of the 1728 one, with letters in black and red showing some note in ink (particularly a date, "1753", close to the title). Version of 1728 of the first edition of this important account of Ancient and Present (XVII-XVIII century) State and Government of the Empire of Japan, the first complete of the second Appendix by Simon Dilboe, Hamond Gibben and William Ramsden. Excellent conditions, with just some minor stains on last pages of the Appendix. Tables in truly fine conditions, with very fresh printing line and excellent conditions of sheets. Seller Inventory # J-27299

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The History of Japan.Giving an Account of: Kaempfer, Engelbert

Kaempfer, Engelbert

Published by Printed for the Publisher (1728)

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About this Item: Printed for the Publisher, 1728. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Folio. 2 vols. 3 ff., lii pp. (some incorrect collating), 2 ff., 392 pp., 2 ff., engraved title-page and 20 plates (No. 1-20); 2 ff., 393-612 pp., 75, (1; blank) pp., 1 ff., 11, (1; blank) pp., 2 ff., 25 plates (No. 21-45), 3 ff. Internally somewhat foxed throughout, and the plate No .10 ink stained, No. 20 marginal repaired, the page just before the plates in vol. 2 marginal torn. Contemporary gilt decorated calf, spine gilt lettered, in a box. [Cordier 414; Alt-Japan-Katalog 709]. Seller Inventory # KS11939

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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 Medusa in de Wateren van Japan,: 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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Mayers, William Frederick / N. B. Dennys / Charles King.

Published by London & Hong Kong, Trübner and Co. / Shortrede and Co., 1867. (1867)

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About this Item: London & Hong Kong, Trübner and Co. / Shortrede and Co., 1867., 1867. 8vo. VIII, (2), 668, (2), XLVIII, (2), 26, (2) pp. With 29 mostly folded maps and charts, block-printed in colour. Recent half morocco with gilt lettering on spine. First edition; the scarce original printing. - As trade between the East and the West grew in the mid-19th century, increasing numbers of westerners travelled to China and Japan, and in 1867 this guide to the key port cities such as Hong Kong and Nagasaki was published in both Hong Kong and London. Its editor, Nicholas Belfield Dennys (ca 1813-99), claimed it was the first such comprehensive handbook printed for public distribution. Intended for visitors and new residents, the guide was originally typeset in China, allowing place names and other words to be printed in Chinese characters. The specially commissioned maps were also engraved in China. The book includes physical descriptions and brief histories of over twenty cities, details of schools and libraries, population statistics and much practical information, as well as a list of other publications on China and Japan. It is a valuable historical source on East Asia during a period of rapid change. - Includes appendices, folding maps, a folding illustration of "Japanese Coinage", and one page "Reference to Map of Peking" (complete as called for in the Table of Contents, "List of Maps, &c". Stamp of the Danish Royal Navy Library ("Marinens Bibliothek") and Officers' School on title-page. Internally clean and fine. Seller Inventory # 48426

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The History of Japan, Giving an Account: Kaempfer, Engelbertus

About this Item: Printed for the Translator, London, 1727. Full-Leather. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. A magnificently bound complete first edition first issue, in folio, of Kaempfer's important work on Japan, one of the most influential histories to shape the West's conception of that country for over 150 years. The book contains all 45 plates called for, all in good condition, as well as both title pages and the additional title page containing symbols of various clans in Japan. It has been magnificently bound in beautiful full paneled calf, with period appropriate gilt work to the spines and morocco labels by a master binder. This is the scarce 1st edition 1st issue copy of 1727, which does not contain the "2nd Appendix" which was included in the 2nd issue of the work. The books are large folios measuring 15 x 9. They are magnificently rebound in full period calf leather with panels and blind tooling, five raised bands to the spines with era-appropriate gilt devices in the panels, red and green morocco labels, all in fine condition. End papers are renewed. The book is complete with all 45 plates as called for, many folding. Plates V and VI are out of order but still present. Both title pages are present as is the beautifully printed frontis title. Pagination is [12] Lii, 392 [4] 20 plates; [4] 393-612, 76, [4], 25 plates, [6]. One page has a short marginal tear, 2 pages have small marginal chips, page 39 of the appendix has a repaired tear at the top of the page with a small hole in the header, there is occasional browning and foxing, mostly at the beginning and end of the books, pages 241-245 have a bit more browning as well as some pencil notations. Throughout there is the slightest hint of browning/staining at the top edge - you can see this in the photos - but it is minor. Paper is crisp and wavy as is normal with this book. The plates are in good condition with just a bit of browning and age, the large folding map has the beginning of separation at the bottom gutter. Contains the list of subscribers, main titles in red and black. Binding is tight and firm. Engelbert Kaempfer (September 16, 1651 - November 2, 1716) was a German naturalist, physician, and writer known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. His History of Japan, published posthumously in 1727, was the chief source of Western knowledge about the country throughout the 18th and mid-19th centuries when Japan was closed to foreigners. At Kaempfer's death his mostly unpublished manuscripts were purchased by Sir Hans Sloane, and conveyed to England. Among them was a History of Japan, translated from the manuscript into English by Sloane's librarian John Gaspar Scheuchzer (1702-1729). It was first published at London, in 2 vols. , in 1727. The German version was not published until 50 years later, in 1777. A beautiful copy of this important and delightful work. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall. Seller Inventory # 6959

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About this Item: London Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, and are to be had at his House in White Fryers 1670, 1670. First Edition and the Earliest Major Work Ever to be Published about Japan. Decorated with a finely engraved frontispiece, title-page printed in red and black, a superb copper engraved headpiece, two 9 line finely engraved and decorated initials, 70 half-page very fine, pictorially engraved copperplates, one large folding map of Osaka and one large folding view of the Temple with a Thousand Images. Folio in fours, very handsomely bound in three-quarter antique speckled calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands, contrasting red and black morocco lettering labels gilt, all edges marbled. [3 ff], 488 +[1] pp. A very handsome copy, finely preserved, the binding in very nice condition, the plates and textblock crisp and unpressed and generally very clean throughout. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAVEL WORKS EVER PENNED. A BOOK WITH REMARKABLE EARLY VIEWS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF JAPAN. THE FIRST MAJOR WORK EVER TO BE PUBLISHED ABOUT JAPAN. "An exceedingly rare work. The plates to this work represent a high water mark in book illustrations of the seventeenth-century. Aside from the importance of the plates, this book remains one of the most curious of the numerous works of travel in the Orient during the seventeenth-century. Among the subjects discussed are the following: murder in Japan, Japanese wrestlers, Japanese baths, jugglers and necromancers, burning of widows, Japanese tortures, boiling waters of Singok, Japanese wines, and whaling." Cox. Seller Inventory # 21954

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KAEMPFER Engelbert

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About this Item: 1727. 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, Ecclesiastical and Secular; Of The Original Descent, Religions, Customs and Manufactures of the Natives, and of their Trade and Commerce with the Dutch and the Chinese. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. With the Life of the Author and an Introduction. First English edition. 2 vols. Engraved half-title to vol. 1, 45 engraved maps & plates, many folding. Folio. Original boards, rebacked in calf. An honest, unsophisticated copy in very good condition, plate 1 supplied from another copy. [xii], lii, 391, [iv](explanation of plates), [vi](index to both volumes)pp.; [iv], pp.393-612, 75, [iv](explanation of plates)pp. London, Thomas Woodward, Until the 19th century Kaempfer's 'History of Japan' was regarded as the single most important source about Japan. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716), a German doctor with an urge to travel, joined the Swedish embassy to Persia under Louis Fabricius in 1683. Rather than return home to Europe he travelled throughout Persia and India (1684-89) and eventually made his way to Java where he signed up with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who sent him to Nagasaki in 1690. Working as a surgeon he lived on Deshima island for close to four years and spent much of his spare time studying the language, history, medicine and botany of Japan. With the help of his interpreter Imamura Gen'eimon Eisei (1671-1736) he formed an important collection of books, maps, and artefacts which he managed to take back with him to Europe (the collection is now in the British Library). Twice he was allowed to make the journey to Edo on the annual mission (Edo sanpu) to visit the Shogun. He secretly took a compass which gave him the opportunity to collect the most accurate geographical information to date of the region along the Tokaido and parts of Kyushu. Amongst the beautifully engraved plates are nine section maps of the journey to Edo and it is the combination of these maps with the descriptive text that is of a precision and detail hitherto unknown. The 'History of Japan' was first published by C. Scheuchzer (1702-29), librarian to Sir Sloane (1660-1753) who had acquired Kaempfer's manuscripts as well as his collection after his death. It contains a wealth of information on Japanese customs, culture, medicine (acupuncture), and botany. The present first edition with the date of 1727 on the title is particularly rare. It does not include the 'Second Appendix' which was only issued in the following year. Cordier, 414-415; Streit VI, 1429; Laures, 594; Landwehr 530. Seller Inventory # 221583

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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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Nihon sankai meibutsu zue [trans.: Illustrated Famous: HIRASE, Tessai, author

HIRASE, Tessai, author & HASEGAWA, Mitsunobu, artist

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About this Item: Numerous full-page & double-page woodcut illus. in the text. Five vols. 8vo, orig. semi-stiff wrappers (rubbed), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers (rubbed), new stitching. Osaka, Edo, & Kyoto: 1754. First edition of this finely and richly illustrated work describing the leading arts and industries of Japan; it was the principal such survey of the 18th century. Hirase (active 1754-80), was a publisher and author in Osaka. The artist, Mitsunobu Hasegawa (active 1721-55), "was the leading Ukiyo-e artist of the Kamigata area and, in fact, had few rivals as a book-illustrator even in Edo, apart from Toyonobu? "It was during this period that Mitsunobu was called on to illustrate a book [the present work] that took stock of the nation's industry and crafts?It is a book notable for its matter-of-fact record of the manufacture of what we call consumer goods, of effective methods of farming and fishing, of mining and metal-founding, house- and ship-building. It reveals a pride in the advance of modern Japan and in the industry, artistry and ingenuity of the Japanese people. At the same time, of course, it offers an insight into how the Japanese tilled the land, cultivated trees for lacquer and silkworms, fished the seas and rivers, mined the rocks for minerals and refined and worked metals."-Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, pp. 181-83. Vol. I is entirely devoted to mining and metallurgy. There are descriptions of mining gold, silver, copper, lead, and iron throughout the islands. The numerous woodcuts depict miners and metallurgists at work (and at play). Several of these woodcuts offer unique records of metallurgical activities in a depiction of a bellows (tatara) and the tools used in the mines themselves. Vol. II is concerned with dyes, taking resin from trees to make glue, agricultural techniques, making charcoal, lumbering, textile manufacturing, growing and harvesting tea leaves, drying and grinding the tea leaves, the trade in citrus fruits in Edo, etc. Vol. III describes and depicts the making of laquerwares, a horse auction, papermaking, the making of mothballs, the catching of crabs, making charcoal, clamming, knife making, harvesting seaweed, weaving silk, harvesting lacquer resin, candy making, frolicking kappa seen by villagers, manufacturing roof tiles, salt making, making sugar, etc. Vol. IV shows and describes the making of somen noodles, harvesting burdock and kelp, making ink, an auction of cattle, pottery making, a large market, basket weaving, bleaching linen, harvesting leaves for moxibustion, fan making, papermaking, an auction of mushrooms, etc. Vol. V is largely devoted to products of the sea: shrimp harvesting, clamming, catching octopus, female divers, various netting techniques for catching fish, whale hunting, etc. Fine set. Seller Inventory # 6108

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VOYAGE ROUND THE world FROM 1806 TO: Campbell, Archibald.
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About this Item: Edinburgh ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY:, 1816. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., 276pp., half-title, engraved folding map, partially hand-coloured; offsetting of map, some spotting. Contemporary speckled calf, red lettering piece, marbled endpapers, a fine copy. First edition of campbell's calamitous voyage around the world containing an early and valuable account of Hawaii in a fine contemporary binding. 'Campbell's account of his stay in Hawaii (where he was sent to recover from frostbite) is of the greatest importance, being the first narrative from the viewpoint of a resident rather than as a visitor. His keen first-hand observations on the social structure and agricultural practices of Hawaiians are of great importance' (Forbes). Campbell was a young, poor Scottish seaman, who by a series of strange and disastrous events voyaged around the world. Bound as an apprentice to the master of a ship aged 13, a string of coincidences conspired to take him to China, Japan, and the Russian coast by the time he was only 20. During his voyage from the Kamchatka Peninsula to American his vessel was shipwrecked off the coast of Alaska, leaving only five survivors, and causing him to lose both his feet to frostbite. Building a new vessel from the wreckage they made their way to Kodiak Island near Alaska during which they were once again shipwrecked. Campbell went on to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) and South America before finally being able to return to his native Scotland in 1812. Included is a detailed account of the Sandwich Islands and a phrasebook of their language. Hill 244; Forbes 448. Seller Inventory # 90229

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The Martyrs of Japan.: CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635).

Published by [France]: 1627. (1627)

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About this Item: [France]: 1627., 1627. Single sheet, float mounted and framed (sheet size: 6 5/8 x 4 ½ inches; framed size: 11 ¾ x 9 ½ inches). Extremely fine etching of the Martyrs of Japan, with faint but visible thread lines and a watermark of an anchor, signed and identified within the plate. Provenance: With the collector's mark of Robert Hartshorne (d. 1945) on the verso (Lugt 2215b), his sale, October 1945, Parke-Bernet. First edition, first state (of 2). L. 594. M. 155. A strong impression of Callot's famous depiction of the 26 Christian martyrs of Japan, produced on the occasion of their beatification. The martyrs are displayed on crosses, their sides pierced by a lance. In the foreground on the left is a man on a horse; to the right there are soldiers sitting in the shade. In the sky, cherubim are guided by St. John the Baptist, preparing palms and crows for the martyrs. In the left corner within the plate it is signed "Callot fec." Along the bottom margin it reads, "Le Pourtraict des premier 23 Martire mis en Croix par la predicaon. de la S. foy au Giappon | soubs l'Empe Taicosam en la Cité de Mongasachi, de lordre des freres mineurs Observantin de S. Francois." " [Emperor] Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-90) who had unified the country [Japan] in 1587, had suddenly issued an order to expel all foreign missionaries. Because Hideyoshi formerly had shown a favorable attitude towards the Kirishitan [Japanese Christian converts], this turn in policy after he had brought the country under a unified regime came like a bolt out of the blue. The town of Nagasaki was confiscated and put under the government's direct control. The expulsion order was not strictly followed, however, it forced the missionaries to avoid activities that might catch the public eye "In 1593 the Governor of the Philippines sent a group with the Franciscan friar Pedro Baptista (1545-97) as ambassadors to Japan. They met with Hideyoshi and received permission to build a monastery in Kyoto, while they were in Japan. While he was negotiating, Baptista was busy doing missionary work claiming that the expulsion order was issued against the Society of Jesus and, therefore, did not concern the Franciscan Order. At this time the Pope in Rome acknowledged the exclusive right of the Society of Jesus to do mission work in Japan. As a consequence, a confrontation began between the Society of Jesus that was under the patronage of the Portuguese monarch and the Franciscans and other mendicant orders who were under the patronage of the Spanish monarch. "Just at that time, in 1596, the Spanish ship San Felipe on a voyage from Manila to Mexico encountered a typhoon and became stranded at Tosa, the island of Shikoku. Hideyoshi, in need of resources for his Korean adventure, seized the rich cargo of the San Felipe. However, seizure of the ship's cargo was unlawful in terms of the Japan-Spain friendship treaty concluded between Hideyoshi and Baptista. In order to turn it into a lawful action Hideyoshi renewed his order to expel the foreign missionaries in 1587 and ordered that the leaders of the Kirishitan in Kyoto and Osaka be executed. "As a consequence of this, six priests and brothers, including Baptista, together with fourteen of their helpers, were arrested in Kyoto. In Osaka three members of the Society of Jesus were arrested, and this brought the total number of those arrested to twenty-four. They had their ears cut off and were sent off to Nagasaki after they had been paraded through the streets of Kyoto, Osaka, and Sakai as a warning. On their way there they were joined by two more. They were all crucified at Nishizaka in Nagasaki, on 5 February 1597. This is known as the martyrdom of the twenty-six Japanese Saints" (Mullins, ed., pp. 10-11). Callot "was one of the first great artists to practice the graphic arts exclusively. His innovative series of prints documenting the horrors of war greatly influenced the socially conscious artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. "Callot's career was divided into an. Seller Inventory # 72MMS260

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Japan - Korea - China) Reise-Erinnerungen 1903.: Ferenc, Hopp -

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About this Item: 1903. Condition: In fine condition. 60 original vintage photographs (various sizes; approximately 150 × 105 mm), tipped on 30 album card leaves. Inscribed by János Szinell, Hopp's traveling companion. In contemporary, ornamented cloth. Ferenc Hopp (1833-1919) was a Hungarian traveler, collector of Oriental artifacts and founder of the museum, where his collection is exhibited. Hopp made five tours around the world, this photo album is showing the main stations of his third journey: "Ferencz Hopp's Travel Around the World through Siberia". The album contains photographs of the beginning of the travel on the streamer "Siberia" that he took in San Francisco to Japan, Yokohama. The core of the album are the images from Japan, showing the daily life of the people, markets, costumes, festive gatherings, the sacred architecture of Japan, and also pictures of the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition in Osaka. Hopp, according to his travelogue, visited Yokohama, Tokyo, Kamakura, Odawara, Hakone, Hamamatzu, Kobe and Nara. Travelled also to Kyoto where he made photos of a festive gathering on the street (it is also included into this collection). Hopp continued his travel on a streamer to Nagasaki. From Japan he went to Korea, arrived to Busan and than visited Seoul, the album also contains pictures of this part of the travel. From Korea Hopp went to China, Tianjin (Tientsin) and Beijing where he visited the Forbidden City, than to Shanhaiguan which is documented in this album too. Hopp continued his travel through Manchuria to Vladivostok where he took the Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow, and than back to Budapest. [Bibl.: Hopp Ferencz útazása a föld körül Szibérián át. In: Földrajzi Közlemények. Vol. 32. Budapest, 1904.]. In contemporary, ornamented cloth 60 original vintage photographs (various sizes; approximately 150 × 105 mm), tipped on 30 album card leaves. Inscribed by János Szinell, Hopp's traveling companion. Seller Inventory # 41

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La Nuit et ses Filles.Eins von nur: Masereel,Frans
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About this Item: Vorms,Belvès, 1959. Hardcover. Condition: Sehr gut. 1. Auflage. Douze Bois Gravés. Mit 1 monogr. Orig.-Tuschfederzeichnung und 12 signierten Orig.-Holzschnitten von Frans Masereel. Belvès, Vorms 1959. Folio. 2 Bl. (Titel u. Druckvermerk),13 Bl. lose in Orig.-Halbleinenmappe mit Deckelschild (dies mit 4 Holzschnitt-Vignetten) u. Schließbändern.Erste Ausgabe.Sehr gutes Exemplar.-Schönes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Holzschnittfolge. - Eins von nur 5 (mit B-F bez.) Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan ( Japon Torinoko Kozu A ) mit einer monogrammierten großformatigen (25 x 19 cm) Original-Tuschfederzeichnung (Exemplar Nr. F). - Gesamtauflage der besonderen Vorzugsausgabe: 6 Expl., davon das Exemplar A mit den 12 Vorzeichnungen zu dieser Folge. - Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert, die Blätter im Stock monogrammiert und jeweils betitelt sowie einzeln bezeichnet (F) und mit vollem Namenszug signiert. - Insgesamt betrug die Auflage 63 Exemplare, davon kamen jedoch nur 57 in den Handel. - von der Gabelentz B 47. - Ritter Ba 52. - Tadellos erhalten. Seller Inventory # 1251838

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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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Nihon Kokon zeika Zukai]. Short Biographies of: MIKI, TEICKI (TEIICHI)
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About this Item: 1887, 1887. Large 8vo. Lvs 22 + 22, folded in the Japanese manner (fukuro-toji). Text in English and the illustrations have captions in English and Japanese (Kanji). With twenty double page colour woodcut prints. Original Japanese wrappers, printed paper labels on upper covers. First edition. According to the preface the editors originally planned to print ten volumes in this series but us we can understand only these two volumes were published. Another issue (two volumes) with bilingual text was published simultaneously. A collection of twenty biographies of famous people, for example: Iwakura Tomomi (19th century important statesman and ambassador); Murasaki Shikibu (10th century, famous authoress of The story of Genji); Sugawara no Michizane (9th century, learned scholar and statesman, worshipped as the god of literature); Prince Shotuko (died A.D. 620, great statesman and invented the first laws of Japan); Saigo Takamori (19th century samurai of the Satsuma daimo); Minamoto no Yoshiie ( 11th century, governor general of Mutsu); Takenouchi no Sukune (born in the first century, held various officies for more than 244 years) and; Empress Jingu Kogu (regarded as superhuman). Each story accompanied with an interesting and beautiful double page illustration. A lovely copy. Not in Cordier. Seller Inventory # 100071

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Haveth Childers Everywhere 1/100 SIGNED on Imperial: Joyce, James

Joyce, James

Published by Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press, (1930)

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About this Item: Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane / New York: The Fountain Press, 1930. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Joyce Haveth Childers Everywhere, number 37 of 100 copies printed on Imperial hand made iridescent Japan and signed by the author, printed in green and black, colophon and last two text leaves with a few tiny odd spots, else a remarkably fine and bright copy. Original printed wrappers, publisher's original glacine dust-jacket with a single chip to foot of lower panel (2 x 0.5 cm) otherwise very bright and clean, lacking the publisher's slip-case. [Slocum 41], folio, Paris, Henry Babou & Jack Kahane; New York, the Fountain Press, 1930.The work comprises a fragment of what would eventually become Joyce's final complete work, Finnegans Wake. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 106754

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Francis L.Hawks

Published by Washington (1856)

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About this Item: Washington, 1856. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Original Black Cloth with Minor Re backing First Editions. All Three Volumes Including Maps to Volume2 First Editions. Lacks Bathing Plate. All binding faded at Spines. Rare in this Condition.Exquiste Plates. Seller Inventory # 010919

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Seki, Yoshikuni. \[reference Thomas Tindale and Dard Hunter\]

Published by Privately Printed, Tokyo (1965)

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About this Item: Privately Printed, Tokyo, 1965. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. first edition. Tokyo: Privately Printed, 1965. Near Fine/near fine. The earliest sample here is of Japanese paper from the year 730 and the earliest printed fragment is from a book printed at the Kyoto Monastery in 1349. Many of the papers were made in the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi, and Edo periods. The paper samples are arranged chronologically. Also includes samples of palmleaf paper, papyrus stalk, etc. Each samples identified in both Japanese and English under the sample. 181 samples, all present. The second volume is a beautifully illustrated history of papermaking. Both volumes in the traditional Japanese string bindings with paper labels over beautiful hand-made paper covers. Both volumes fine. Set comes in a blue folding cloth folder (near fine) with traditional clasps. This set sold new in Tokyo in 1965 for $400 (about $3000 today). A great book about paper. The paper samples in the classic Thomas Tindale book, Handmade Papers of Japan (1952), came from the Seki colleciton. This is Mr. Seki's self-published work on the same topic. There is a pleasant simplicity about the presentation here that is very appealing. Seller Inventory # 3797

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