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Manuscript on high quality mulberry paper, entitled: NARABAYASHI, Chinzan

About this Item: A richly illustrated manuscript, important and influential in the history of medicine and surgery in Japan, revealing the introduction of European medical knowledge in Japan, through Ambroise Paré's Chirurgie, Scultetus's Armamentarium Chirurgicum, and Spigelius's Opera. This is a luxury copy (only one similar set survives, at Nagasaki), in oblong folio format, and written and finely illustrated on fine thick mulberry paper. Our manuscript contains 134 exquisitely drawn and richly hand-colored illustrations. Chinzan (or Eikyu) Narabayashi (1648-1711), belonged to a family of professional interpreters in Nagasaki and became proficient in the Dutch language. He had contact with several Dutch physicians on the island of Dejima and their influence inspired the young Japanese to forsake his profession to study medicine. By 1691, the shogunate offered him a position of "official physician." Narabayashi learned Western medicine from the Dutch doctors on Dejima and from them he acquired an edition of Paré's Chirurgie in 1688. That very copy remained in the family until 1891 when it was presented to Tokyo University Library. It was destroyed during the 1923 earthquake and fire. "Geka Soden" is based on the masterworks of Paré, Scultetus, and Spigelius and also took into consideration oral instructions given by Dutch physicians to Narabayashi, along with his own theories derived from his own surgical experiences. The text also reflects Chinese influences including the explanation of in-yo (the positive and negative) and applying prescriptions used in Chinese medicine. There are considerable similarities in structure in the first part to Chin Jikko's (or Chen Shigong, 1555-1636) Geka Seiso or Waike zhengzong [trans.: Principles of Surgery], first published in China in 1617. In 1706, Narabayashi's "Geka Soden" first appeared in manuscript in three parts or volumes and copies were immediately made (the original manuscript seems to not survive and the text was never printed). THE MANUSCRIPT: Our copy of "Geka Soden" is in three oblong folio volumes. The first volume - "Geka Soden" - is unillustrated. It is a general discussion on the pathology of diseases and their treatment. There is a Preface dated 1706 by Kaibara Ekiken (1630-1714), the most famous scholar in Japan at the time, and who was familiar with Western science, especially botany. The second volume is "Kinso tetsuboku-bu" and the text and illustrations clearly derive from Paré, Scultetus, and Spigelius along with information received from Dutch doctors on Dejima and readings of Chinese texts. The numerous illustrations are very finely drawn and are in rich fresh colors. There are illustrations of the opened skull, many kinds of saws and surgical instruments, a trepanned head from the front, a levatory placed on the trepanned head, the bandage of Galen, a dry suture to heal a facial wound, a patient with an eye injury, treatment of a hair lip, a bandage on a mutilated arm, dismembering knives, restorations of dislocated shoulders, restoration of a dislocated spine, extension of a broken humerus, surgical tools to remove bullets, amputation of a leg, removal of an arrow and a dart from the leg and thigh, more surgical tools, etc., etc. While the human figures in the illustrations are in Western dress, they have "orientalized" faces. The third volume is entitled "Orandakoku yaku yu shuge" - describes various medications and oils, many of which clearly come from Dutch pharmacopoeias. Others derive from Narabayashi's own experiences and from Chinese medicine. The name of each medicament is followed by its source, therapeutic effect, herbs and other materials used, and method of preparation. It is finely illustrated with depictions of distillation apparatus, furnaces, cooling vessels, and receiver and storing flasks which Narabayashi saw at Dejima. The distillation apparatus is clearly Western. Our fine and beautifully illustrated manuscript consists of three parts - the only texts ori. Seller Inventory # 5974

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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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Nippon. Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan und: SIEBOLD, P.F. VON.

About this Item: Leiden, Siebold 1832-1852, 1832. 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 text in one volume is slightly shorter, but the size of the 7 volumes is uniform. A very attractive set.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 r. Seller Inventory # 6049

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Rosser, S.F.:

Published by Philadelphia: Wagner & McGuigan, Lithographers, [1848]. (1848)

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About this Item: Philadelphia: Wagner & McGuigan, Lithographers, [1848]., 1848. Two folio lithographs, each 17 x 21 1/2 inches, matted to 22 x 26 inches. First lithograph with several minor neatly repaired tears; expertly backed with heavier paper. Second lithograph with some very minor wear and soiling. Very good. This extremely rare pair of lithographs is one of the very few printed records of the first official American expedition to Japan, the diplomatic mission of Commodore James Biddle which attempted to establish formal relations between the United States and Japan in 1846. Although overshadowed by the famous and successful mission of Commodore Matthew Perry seven years later, the Biddle expedition deserves far greater fame. It was, in fact, the first official contact between America and Japan, and certainly a necessary precursor to Perry's breakthrough of 1853. This graphic representation of the events of the visit, with the extensive textual gloss accompanying each plate, given the dearth of written accounts by the key figures, is the most important published record of the Biddle expedition. The prints depict Biddle's ships, the Columbus and the Vincennes, in Tokyo Bay during Biddle's visit of July 20 to 29, 1846. Commodore James Biddle, a distinguished naval career officer and scion of a noted Philadelphia family, served his country in a diplomatic capacity on various occasions. Because of this, he was a reasonable choice in 1845 to head a mission to exchange ratifications of the first treaty between the United States and China, after which he was to attempt to negotiate a treaty with Japan. Biddle sailed from New York in June 1845, concluding the treaty with China early in 1846 and cruising along the Chinese coast throughout that spring. In early July, Biddle proceeded to the next part of his mission, sailing for Japan on the 7th. Rather than sail for the open port of Nagasaki, he decided to make directly for Yeddo (modern-day Tokyo), arriving there on July 20, mindful of his instructions to "ascertain if the ports of Japan are accessible," but "not in such a manner as to excite a hostile feeling or a distrust of the Government of the United States." Biddle's ships moved up Tokyo Bay on July 21, 1846, but were stopped by numerous small vessels carrying armed soldiers. His ships remained at anchor about fifteen miles below Tokyo for the duration of their visit. After an initial confrontation in which Japanese officials demanded that the Americans surrender their weapons, peaceful relations were established and numerous Japanese visited the ships, bringing many supplies as gifts. The first of the lithographs depicts the American warships at anchor, surrounded by many smaller Japanese vessels. Biddle continued negotiations to be received on shore, without success. Finally it was arranged that he would present an address to suitable Japanese officials on board a Japanese vessel, and he arrived in full uniform for the occasion. However, upon boarding the boat, the Commodore was deliberately knocked over by a common sailor. The Japanese officials professed to be mortified, and Biddle accepted their apology without insisting on harsh punishment for the offender. Subsequently there was much debate over whether Biddle had helped or hurt the American position by losing face or being magnanimous, depending on one's point of view, and this dialectic is still pursued by historians today. In any case, much of Commodore Perry's behavior in Japan seven years later was designed to avoid such an incident. Feeling that he had carried out his instructions as far as they could be pursued, Biddle accepted from his reluctant hosts both supplies and a tow out to sea to catch the wind. For their part, the Japanese were happy to aid him in departing. A small fleet of rowboats towed the American warships from their anchorage, and this scene is the subject of the second lithograph. After the departure on July 19, Biddle made for Hawaii, where he learned of the outbreak of the Mexican War. As a result, instead of heading h. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 46683

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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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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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Japan das Kernland Grossostasien. Ein Bildbuch. Herausgegeben: Matin Schwind und

About this Item: Rütten Loening,, Potsdam, 1944. 33 x 25 cm. 95 S. ISBN: Keine. Kartoniert / Soft cover. Ungebundenes nicht beschnittenes Exemplar, nicht geheftet- einzelne Lagen lose / Probedruck??? No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Einige Lagen wasserwellig / Papier brüchig - gebräunt / Einzelne Seiten mit Randeinrissen. Immer noch ein gutes Exemplar dieser so seltenen Ausgabe. 1. Auflage. Sprache: de. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! Ein Buch das nicht im KVK - Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog für Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich zu finden ist. Ebenfalls kein Eintrag im Katalog der Parlamentsbibliothek in Tokyo. Die "Japan-Bibliografie" von Hadamitzky verweist auch nicht auf den Titel. Ein Buch das an seiner historischen Brisanz nicht zu übertreffen ist.Achtung die Scans stammen von geringfügig, verkleinerten Kopien. Gf1 (MGT). Jpg. Seller Inventory # MGT422

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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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Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige: Valentyn François

About this Item: Dordrecht-Amsterdam, J. Van Braam - G. Onder de Linden, 1724. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dordrecht-Amsterdam, J. Van Braam - G. Onder de Linden, 1724-1726. 5 parts in 8 vols. Folio (34 x 22,3 cm), 19th cent. black half calf, gilt spines, engraved frontisp., portrait, 268 maps and plates of views, costume, natural history subjects, etc., and portraits of Dutch navigators and administrators, some double page, many folding + 84 textills. (incl. 3 woodcuts) + folded tables. Some library stamps, occas. waterstained in upper margin, some pages age-toned/ foxed. Overall a good set with some minor defects. Landwehr (VOC), 467; A monumental work on the history of the Far East (including Persia), especially on the navigations of the Dutch in the East Indies, which is unlikely to be superseded as many of the documents which the author made use of are no longer available. It gives an extremely detailed historical information and descriptions of not only the Dutch East Indies, but also of Japan, Formosa, Indochina, Ceylon, India and Cape of Good Hope. François Valentijn, a clergyman, made two voyages to the East Indies staying for several years and collecting material for this work. Apart from its fine engravings the work is of particular interest cartographically, containing remarkable maps of Australia, probably drawn after manuscript maps, now lost. Also included is an account of Tasman's voyages illustrated with small charts adapted from Tasman's diaries. Seller Inventory # 1658

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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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Graphic scenes in the Japan Expedition.comprising ten: Heine, Wilhelm

Heine, Wilhelm

Published by G. P. Putnam & Co, New York (1856)

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About this Item: G. P. Putnam & Co, New York, 1856. Large folio (approx. 20½ x 15"), consisting of a title page, and introduction leaf, and 10 leaves of descriptive text to accompany each of the 10 plates, of which one is a lithograph portrait of Commodore Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, 2 chromolithographs, 7 lithographs printed in 2 colors on India paper and mounted (as issued), original pictorial wrappers with the title enclosed by 8 vignette scenes and an American eagle at the top, the wrappers backed in blue cloth; the whole in the publisher's quarter green morocco lettered in gilt on upper cover; some soiling of the front wrapper and title page a little spotted, but over all very good or better. Bennett, p. 53: "The plates are very beautiful Japanese scenes and places of special interest, many times finer than the plates in the three-volume regular account of the Perry Expeditionose in the regular account of the Perry expedition." Heine (1827-1885) was the official artist on Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. The sketches he produced of the places he visited and the people he encountered there, together with the daguerreotypes taken by his colleague Eliphalet Brown Jr., formed the basis of the official iconograhy of the American expedition to Japan which remains an important record of the country as it was before the foreigners arrived in force. Upon his return to New York in 1855 he published several books: a collection of prints entitled Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition; and the 400 sketches which were included in Perry's official report, as well as his memoirs, Reiss um die Welt nach Japan (Leipzig, 1856). Bennett, p. 53: "The plates are very beautiful Japanese scenes and places of special interest, many times finer than the plates in the three-volume regular account of the Perry Expedition." McGrath, American Color Plate Books 123. Seller Inventory # 46791

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Miyako Meisho Zue, " Illustration des sites: AKISATO, Rito Shoseki.

About this Item: 1788. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. Edition originale de la plus grande rareté de ce superbe ouvrage illustré de 418 gravures sur bois représentant Kyoto deux ans seulement avant sa destruction par le terrible incendie de 1788. Osaka, 1786-1787. Osaka, Kawachiya Tasuke, [Tenmei 6 (1786)] - Tenmei 7 (1787).11 volumes in-4 imprimés sur papier japonais de riz ou de mûrier. Texte en sino-japonais. Tampon circulaire au début de chaque volume. 327 gravures sur double-page et 91 gravures à pleine page. Conservés dans leurs brochures d'origine bleu pâle cousues à la manière chinoise. Sutures renouvelées. Volumes anciennement numérotés à l'encre sur la couverture avec des chiffres chinois. Etui de toile bleue moderne. Reliure de l'époque.270 x 186 mm. / Extremely rare first edition of this superb work, illustrated with 418 woodcuts representing Kyoto two years only before its destruction by the terrible fire of 1788. Osaka, 1786-1787. [Tenmei 6 (1786)] - Tenmei 7 (1787). 11 volumes 4to [270 x 186 mm] printed on Japanese mulberry or rice paper. Sino-Japanese text. Circular stamp at the beginning of each volume. 327 double-page engravings and 91 full-page engravings. Preserved in their original pale blue wrappers sewn the Chinese manner. Stitches renewed. Volumes formerly numbered in ink on the cover with Chinese numerals. Modern blue cloth protecting chemise. Contemporary binding. Seller Inventory # LCS-8156

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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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About this Item: 1938. which were given to the Canadian Ambassador, (Thomas Clayton DAVIS Ambassador to Japan from June 1954 until March 1957. He also held posts in Australia and Germany), the Emperor and Empress and three quarter length she is wearing traditional Japanese dress and he is wearing a suit, each in sterling silver frames with the Imperial Crest in gold at the head, 9" x 6" in frames 15" x 12", with their original wooden boxes, no place, c. The 124th Emperor of Japan, in direct lineage and the first Japanese Prince to visit the West (in 1921). He acceded in 1926 and his reign was marked by rapid militarisation and the aggressive wars against China and the USA ending with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Under American occupation, in 1946, the Emperor renounced his legendary divinity and most of his powers to become a democratic constitutional monarch. Thomas Clayton Davis (1889-1960) was a lawyer, judge, diplomat and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Prince Albert in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1925 to 1939 as a Liberal. Seller Inventory # 26100

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Nihon Kaisan chôriku zu. (Map of the: Ishikawa Ryusen. Woodblock-printed

Ishikawa Ryusen. Woodblock-printed map which introduced Japan to the West

Published by Edo, Sagamiya Tahe (1691)

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About this Item: Edo, Sagamiya Tahe, 1691. Soft cover. Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. (JAPAN)Ishikawa, (Tomonobu Toshiyuku) Ryusen. Nihon Kaisan chôriku zu. (Map of the Seas, Mountains, and Lands of Japan) Edo, Sagamiya Tahe (publisher) Genroku 4. 1691. Handcoloured woodblock-printed map of Japan (overall size 104 x 181cm; print area 81 x 167.5cm), made up of individual sheets. Folded in original blue paper wrapper decorated with plant motifs on soft cardboard (27 x 18.5cm); calligraphic title label; edges worn; rubbed. Preserved in stiff cloth folder. A superb large travel map of Japan, innovative for the wealth of additional detail contained. Charted are the provinces of ancient Japan, its fortified towns, land and water routes, post stations and ferry crossings. The size of the map allowed the inclusion of travel itineraries for the main highways, shipping and sea routes, as well as images of temples, shrines and other places of interest, The area covered extends from Ryuku (Okinawa) in the south west to Tsushima in the north and Matsumae (Hokkaido) in the north east; Korea and the sea of Busan feature in the northwest . The principal nautical routes are indicated; a table in the upper margin gives distances from Nagasaki (then the only port open) to China (Nanjing & Fukien), Indonesia (Jakarta), Vietnam (Tonkin), Cambodia, and Thailand. Numerous ships, decoratively depicted, are shown sailing from the west to the southern seas. A striking feature of the map are multiple squares in various sizes giving the locations of the castles of the Daimyo, or regional lords, sometimes with sketches of buildings and surrounds, and values of their fiefs with details of income from rice cultivation (koku-daka) Ishikawa (fl. 1680-1713), commercial cartographer, woodblock master, book illustrator and printmaker, created useful travel guides by re-designing and improving earlier shogunate maps with the latest available information on the country; his map of Japan was first published in 1689. He is thought to be a pupil of Hishikawa Moronobu. The German naturalist, Engelbert Kaempfer, acquired a copy of an Ishikawa map during his visit to Japan in 1692, and adapted it for his History of Japan published in 1727, the first western book on Japan. As the country was generally closed to foreigners at that time, Kaempfer’s version of the Ishikawa map remained the chief source of western knowledge of Japan, as it was successively plagiarized by French, Dutch, English and German mapmakers throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries. Some light wear, intersectional folds with occasional staining, a few minor repairs without loss, but generally in good, original condition. References: Lutz Walter,Japan, illustration no 65 & pp64-67 & 195-6; University of California, Berkeley, Japanese historical maps, C a 6; See also: Marcia Yonemoto, Mapping Early Modern Japan; Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), pp98-100. Dutch invasion of Brazil. Seller Inventory # ABE-18058210815

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Sketches in China and Japan 1866 to: BUTT, JAMES H.,

BUTT, JAMES H., LIEUTENANT

Published by Various places, 1866-70 (1866)

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About this Item: Various places, 1866-70, 1866. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated Edition. VOYAGE TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN FINE ENGLISH WATERCOLORS. This is a splendid collection of original watercolors by British naval officer James Butt, a skilled draughtsman and keen observer traveling in China and Japan in the 1860s. The subjects of these finely rendered watercolors include ruins, temples, residences, panoramic city views, and landscapes in China and Japan. As trade with Japan was opened to the West in 1853 after two centuries of limited access, this is an early collection of original views of Japan by a westerner. The splendid, wide-ranging China views include sites in Canton, Formosa, Shanghai, Amoy, and Foochow. Many of the watercolors include people and animals, giving these delightful images a great deal of vitality. Butt’s varied palette and imaginative choice of subjects has produced a captivating and varied suite of views. The drawings, each identified with a contemporary manuscript caption on the mount, are: Cape Town from Table Bay Botel Tobago off Formosa, China Sea Sulfur Mines, Formosa San-o bay, Formosa. E coast Canton from the heights Burning house for the bodies of priests. Honam temple Canton Temple at Canton. Buddha, Past, Present, & Future Pagoda anchorage. Foo-chow (tea district) Amoy. China Porcelain Tower at Nankin. Height 261 feet. Destroyed Ancient tombs at Shanghai Chinese Junks Near Aberdeen. Hong-Kong Kigatsu. Hirado. W. coast Japan On the West Coast of Japan “Furuye’ Japan West Coast Taske harbour. Hirado W. coast Priest’s house. Hirado Japan W. coast Entrance to Nagasaki Nagasaki Japan “Waka Miya” Temple at Nagasaki Tycoon’s Palace. Yedo. Inside the outer moat Tombs of the Ronins. Yedo Tycoon’s Castle Osaka 1868 Simoda Japan south coast At Yokohama Japanese Junks “Home at Last” 28 watercolors (approx. 18 x 25 cm to 13 x 20 cm), mounted. Calligraphic manuscript title-page. Mounts fragile with some chipping, not approaching the watercolors. Contemporary brown roan with intricate blind strapwork design, rebacked in brown morocco, later paper endpapers, preserving watered silk endpapers. The watercolors are in excellent condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-12590420619

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Japanese Hand-Coloured Wood-Block Printing]; [Maps and Atlases]; [Tokyo Map] Hyoshiya Ichirobe

Published by Edo [Tokyo] Hyoshiya Ichirobe (Hayashi-shi Yoshinaga) First month, 1684 (But Third month, 1680) (1684)

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About this Item: Edo [Tokyo] Hyoshiya Ichirobe (Hayashi-shi Yoshinaga) First month, 1684 (But Third month, 1680), 1684. A large woodcut map of Edo (Tokyo) with fine handcolouring, on joined and folded paper. The map is breathtaking in its detail and features many paintings of important landmarks, temples, bridges and people, who are often pictured working or fishing from boats on the waterways running through Tokyo. A stunning and very rare woodblock map beautifully and unusually handcoloured. Roads, blocks, buildings, open areas, canals and waterways, are all vividly laid out on this huge and most impressive map. 123.5 by 149.5 cm., folded within paper covers, folds to 28 by 18 cm, now preserved in a fine clamshell box. A remarkably well preserved and very rare item, with some light rubbing due to age and as to be expected. A bit of old worming or light soiling and occasional small repairs, but in all quite astonishing in its quality and beautifully preserved with bright and vivid colour and detail. AN EXTRAORDINARY ITEM, REMARKABLE FOR BOTH ITS CARTOGRAPHIC DETAIL AND ITS ARTISTIC BEAUTY. The wood block printing shows land tenures of Daimyo and Hatamoto. It also shows temples and shrines, includes a distance chart and descriptive listing of Daimyo showing crests and halberds. There is also a inset of the eastern portion of Edo. Seller Inventory # 24285

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Heine, Wilhelm:

Published by New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856. (1856)

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About this Item: New York: GP Putnam & Company, 1856., 1856. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. Twelve leaves letterpress text. Ten lithographic prints: one tinted portrait of Perry from a daguerreotype by P. Haas; nine views by Heine (two of them chromolithographed, seven printed in two colors on india paper mounted); all printed by Sarony & Co. Folio. Original wrappers bound into 20th-century three- quarter maroon morocco and paper boards, titled in gilt on spine. Near fine. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, probably the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves.none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" - Introduction. Copies were produced tinted on regular paper, as in the present copy, and handcolored. The plates are numbered and titled as follow: [1) portrait of Perry] 2) "Macao from Penha Hill" 3) "Whampoa Pagoda" 4) "Old China Street, Canton" 5) "Kung-kwa at On- na, Lew-Chew" 6) "Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama [sic]" 7) "Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda" 8) "Street and bridge at Simoda" 9) "Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda" 10) "Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge" Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. BENNETT, p.53. McGRATH 123. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 39487

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A remarkable scroll consisting of 32 sheets: FALCONRY SCREEN DESIGNS

About this Item: A remarkable survival: twelve original and highly finished drawings of falcons and hawks on their perches, with instructions on coloring and rendering, in preparation for creating a Japanese folding screen (byobu e). We have never encountered such a collection of drawings for a folding screen, revealing a Kano school artist at work. Because of the close association over the centuries to the shogun and aristocrats, Kano School artists had access to the government's mews where the falcons resided (bakufu taka beya). The sport of falconry has had a long history in Japan, beginning in the 4th century. With the succession of Yoshimune Tokugawa (1684-1751), in 1716, the sport of falconry became highly fashionable, an expensive and prestigious activity. It became one of the primary outlets for the militaristic energies of the samurai class during the long period of peace. With this new prestige, many paintings and screens featuring falcons and hawks were commissioned. This scroll contains 12 panels of highly finished preliminary paintings by a very accomplished artist - a member of the Kano School - for a yet unidentified screen. Each panel features a falcon or hawk on its perch. Many of the birds are rendered fully drawn and colored using highly skilled and intricate brush techniques, with notes by the artist on what colors to use for the perches, decorative braids, and background. Some of the colors include gold, pale peach, green, yellow, etc. The plumage of other birds are not fully colored and the artist has left very explicit and complicated notes about what coloring is required, how to execute certain effects by using certain kinds of white powder or paste, etc. Each perch has an elaborately knotted kumihimo, a braid to leash the falcon to its perch. Again, the artist has left elaborate instructions on how to color these braids, clearly intending them to be highly ornamental and beautiful. Background fabrics are depicted with embroidery or elaborate motifs, some already colored in green wash in several shades and some with instructions for coloring. The old label on the outside of the scroll states: "Twelve images of falcons for the screen painting (byobu e), an heirloom of the Kano Family. Old Images." The Kano Family School, the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history, existed from the 15th century into modern times. It was a hereditary assemblage of professional, secular painters with a broad range of painting styles, pictorial themes, and formats. Animals were a favorite theme of the School and the various artists painted many screens and doors. We have not yet identified the screen for which these preliminary drawings were executed - we leave it to the next owner to solve that mystery. Seller Inventory # 6089

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Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition: HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

HEINE, Wilhelm (1827-1885)

Published by GP Putnam & Company, New York (1856)

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About this Item: GP Putnam & Company, New York, 1856. Folio. (20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 12 ff. letterpress text. 10 lithographic prints (one tinted portrait of Perry on india paper mounted from a daguerreotype by P. Haas, nine hand finished views by Heine [two of these chromolithographed, seven printed in two colours on india paper mounted]), all printed by Sarony & Co. Expertly bound to style in half purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards. An important work recording Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. William Heine was the official artist on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan in 1853-54. On returning to the United States he produced several series of prints commemorating the trip. A group of six elephant-folio prints appeared in 1855, and the following year the present volume was issued, in a smaller format, with different images and with explanatory text. Both projects employed the New York lithographic firm of Sarony, among the best lithographers in the United States at that time. "As artistic productions, the pictures speak for themselves . none superior to them have been executed in the United States, and they have no cause to shun comparison with some of the best productions of Europe" (Introduction). Copies were produced tinted (though with some plates with several colors) on regular paper [as in the present copy] and a deluxe hand-coloured issue on card. The plates are numbered and titled as follows 1. [portrait of Perry]; 2. Macao from Penha Hill; 3. Whampoa Pagoda; 4. Old China Street, Canton; 5. Kung-kwa at On-na, Lew-Chew; 6. Mia or road side chapel at Yokuhama; 7. Temple of Ben-teng in the harbor of Simoda; 8. Street and bridge at Simoda; 9. Temple of the Ha-tshu Man-ya-tshu-ro at Simoda; 10. Grave yard at Simoda Dio Zenge. Bennett describes the plates as "many times finer than those in the regular account of the Perry expedition." His remarks on the work's great rarity are confirmed by its absence from both of Cordier's Japanese bibliographies. Bennett, p.53; McGrath American Color Plate Books 123. Seller Inventory # 25141

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Four large woodblock-printed acupuncture charts, entitled: "Gyojin: ACUPUNCTURE CHARTS

About this Item: A handsome and complete set of four woodblock-printed acupuncture charts, created in Japan for the medical profession. These are very rare and are based on various texts which were introduced into Japan from China in the beginning of the 17th century. The chief source for the woodcuts is Dou's Shinkan Kotei meido kyukyo [trans.: The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Moxibustion], published several times in Japan in the first half of the 17th century. It is a rare collection of dissertations on moxibustion and acupuncture. This work is a commentary and explanation of the Ling-shu, which "formed [along with the Su Wen] the theoretical basis of classical Chinese medicine?the Ling-shu?discusses mainly therapy - mostly centered on medicinal prescriptions, but also including physical therapies such as bonesetting and breathing exercises, and stimulation treatments such as acupuncture, moxibustion and massage."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, p. 85. The charts were designed to be hung on walls for reference, each with names and locations of meridians printed at top: 1. "Gyojin meido no zu" [trans.: "Front View Human Profile 'Ming tang' Acupuncture Theory"]. Highlighted in yellow, brown, blue, and white. 2. "Sokujin meido no zu" [trans.: "Side View Human Profile 'Ming tang' Acupuncture Theory"]. Highlighted in yellow, brown, blue, and white, with names of the pressure points. 3. "Fukujin meido no zu" [trans.: "Back View Human Profile 'Ming tang' Acupuncture Theory"]. Highlighted in yellow, brown, blue, and white. 4. "Jinshin Gozo No Zu" [trans.: "Illustrations of Human Internal Organs"]. Depicts the five main organs of the abdomen, hand-painted in white, brown, pale blue, dark blue, yellow, orange, green, and pink. There are red-painted dots to warn the practitioner when not to use moxibustion and red-painted triangles to inform the doctor when not to employ acupuncture. In fine condition. Minor wrinkling and a few minor wormholes. Seller Inventory # 6088

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

About this Item: Printed for the Translator, 1727. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. London, 1727. First Edition. Volume I and II complete. Title continues : "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 Chinese. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam". Fine condition. Rebound in full modern padded calf with red and black labels; raised bands, ornaments based on original 18th century design by master binder Vernon Wiering. Folio, 12" to 15" tall; numerous fold-out maps and plates; pages wavy; Volume I, 392 pages followed by "Explanation of Plates" and plates; Volume II, starting with continuation of "Explanation of Plates", paginated 393-602; followed by Appendix of 75 pages; Index of 6 pages, then plates. Seller Inventory # SKU1059394

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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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A collection of 74 unsigned water-colour paintings,: ANONYMOUS. (A Portfolio

ANONYMOUS. (A Portfolio of Water Colours).

Published by np. 1874-1905. (1905)

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About this Item: np. 1874-1905., 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Various dimensions, average sizes 29cm x 23cm(11" x 9") to 12cm x 18cm (5" x 7"), The 74 paintings on water colour paper are mounted on stiff cards in atlas portfolio, 30x 41cm, many have loose tissue guards, in half black roan and brown pebbled cloth boards,spine cap want and replaced with library binding tape, some scattered foxing mounting boards and hinges, not affecting the plates.() An attractive series of water colours sketches, by an anonymous painter, of scenes in Scotland (Isle of Skye, Invernesshire 1874/75), Shropshire,Ireland (Fingal's Cave, Londonderry, Fermagh, The Erne 1900), Japan(1874), India (1905) and Canada 1879-1897). The Canadian scenes are of the Saguenay, the Saint Lawrence, Ste. Agatha des Monts, Sault Ste Marie(Hudson Bay Company fort), the Rockies, Brockville. Many of the scenes are of rivers leading one to suspect the artist was an angler. Two include anglers in the scenes. A few are quick sketches, in my opinion done by a better than average watercolourist. Seller Inventory # 36455

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A Treatise of Japaning and Varnishing, Being: STALKER, John; and

About this Item: Printed for and sold by the Authors, Oxford, 1688. Folio. (14 1/4 x 9 inches). [8], 84pp. 24 engraved plates. (Old repair at lower edge of one plate, minor age toning). Expertly bound to style in period calf, covers bordered with a gilt double fillet, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Very rare complete copy of an early English pattern book of Oriental designs. This pattern book for decorating furniture and "smalls" contains a comprehensive account of lacquering techniques of the period and a suite of twenty-four plates by an anonymous artist, engraved with over sixty designs of flowers, birds, insects, and landscapes in the Oriental manner. The work was an important source book for early ceramic designs, particularly Viennese porcelain, and includes a comprehensive account of the techniques to be employed in japaning, gilding, burnishing, the production of glass-prints, varnishing and various trompe-l'oeil techniques amongst others. "We have laid before you an Art very much admired by us, and all those who hold any commerce with the Inhabitants of Japan; but that Island not being able to furnish these parts with work of this kind, the English and the Frenchmen have endeavored to imitate them, that by these means the Nobility and Gentry might be compleatly furnisht with whole Setts of Japan-work, whereas otherwise they were forc't to content themselves with perhaps a Screen, a Dressing box, or Drinking-bowl, or some odd thing that had not a fellow to answer it: but now you may be stockt with entire Furniture, Tables, Stands, Boxes and Looking-glass-frames, of one make and design, or what fashion you please; and if done by able hands, it may come so near the true Japan, in fineness of Black, and neatness of Draught, that no one by an Artist should be able to distinguish 'em" (Epistle to the Reader and Practicioner). Three variants are recorded without priority, each with slightly varying imprints and some without Parker's name on the title: this issue with Parker's name and both the Parker and Stalker imprints. The work is rare and copies are frequently incomplete owing to the common practice of removing such patterns for use as transfers. A fine copy with all plates present. ESTC R229848; Wing S5187A; Hofer, Baroque, pl. 17; Percival "A Treatise on Japaning" in The Connoisseur (1929) 84:153-163; Rostenberg English Publishers in the Graphic Arts, p. 98, no. 54. Seller Inventory # 30589

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Seven albums of magnificently finished paintings, employing: YAMAMOTO, Akio (or

About this Item: The beautifully rendered illustrations in these seven albums were most likely executed by Akio (or Keigu) Yamamoto (1827-1903), Confucian scholar, doctor, botanist, and highly gifted artist. He was born in Kyoto, the son of the prominent doctor and botanist Boyo Yamamoto who specialized in materia medica (honzo). Keigu travelled widely throughout Japan, drawing plants and animals. He also wrote several standard works on materia medica and left many sketchbooks which entered the Kyoto rare book trade in 1932; some of these were published only in the 1980s. All of his sketchbooks offered valuable and unique information regarding native plants and plants which had been introduced into Japan. The paintings in our seven albums are clearly by a master and they very closely resemble the albums of Yamamoto's drawings preserved in the Iwase Bunko Library in Aichi Prefecture (see their webpage), in style and format. The artist demonstrates his great skill with brush, watercolor, and Japanese pigments. The illustrations are highly accurate and vivid. The coloring is rich and fresh. Much of the paper used is mica paper. The seven albums are divided by subject as we learn from the inscriptions on the lower edges: 1. Trees and flowers. Each brilliantly colored drawing is dated 1890 with the month and sometimes the place. The illustrations depict camellias, magnolias, cherry blossoms, willow, plum trees, chrysanthemums, narcissus, peach, pear, etc. Many of the pages contain extra depictions of the developing blossom, sometimes ten different stages. The artist also provides notes on appearance and scent. 2. Vegetables and fruits, dated 1890-93. Cucumbers, eggplants, pumpkins, herbs, red radish, peppers, scallions, plums, apricots, pomegranates, pears, gingko, yuzu, persimmon, etc. On the final leaf of Vol. II, the collector has written his signature "Kansai Sawawatari." 3. Trees and flowers, dated 1890. Rhododendrons, maples, iris, wild orchid, peonies, lilies, roses, beans, wheat, dandelion, etc. Some of the illustrations extend beyond the double-page openings. Towards the end of this volume, there are four black ink & brush drawings and one color drawing on tissue paper pasted-in. Written on the color drawing is "Teacher Akio Yamamoto's sketches copied." 4. Plants and flowers, dated 1890. Hydrangea, cucumber, several kinds of lotus, dahlia, pepper, hosta, pumpkin, beans, morning glories, clematis, etc. Yamamoto has also indulged in nature printing by inking a number of leaves and pressing them on to the pages. 5. Plants and flowers, dated 1890-91. Marigolds, lilies, morning glories, maples, plums, quince, cherry, apricot, etc. 6. Illegible title. With a thirty plant manuscript index. Dated 1891. Narcissus, camellia, peonies, fiddle fern, iris, poppies, plums, iris, gardenias, lilies, morning glories, dogwoods, etc. 7. Plants and flowers, dated 1891. Iris, orchid, willow, peonies, wild orchid, narcissus, clover, holly, pine, wild orchid drawn in the Chinese style, etc. On the final leaf, the collector has written his signature "Kansai Sawawatari." ? S. Kitamura, "Phonzoshaseizufu by Keigu Yamamoto," an on-line article from the Japanese Society of Plant Systematics, Acta. Phytotax. Geobot, Vol. XXXI, Nos. 4-6 (Nov. 1980), pp. 195-200 (the correct title is Honzo shasei zufu). Seller Inventory # 6091

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Private Photo Album of Rare Diseases and: Mr. Matsuda
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About this Item: 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Mr. Matsuda (illustrator). An extremely rare medical photography collection containing 80 original silver gelatin prints mounted, plus 2 sheets of albumen prints, of patients with various diseases and deformities. Velvet Japanese binding. Disease names hand-written in ink in German. Minor wear to edges of pages and occasional stains to contents, as to be expected. Never published - a doctor`s private notes. Used book. Seller Inventory # 285

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

Kaempfer, Engelbert

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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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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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