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Kapitel: Japan

An Official Guide to Japan. With preparatory explanations on Japanese customs, language, history, religion, literature, fine art, architecture, music, drama, etc., etc. Tokyo, Japanese Government Railways, 1933. Small thick 8vo. Red cloth, very fine copy in original dust jacket and box. 360,00 EUR
"With 36 specially drawn maps [many folding], 10 illustrations and 14 plans." Color endpapers after prints by Hiroshige.
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Kaempfer, Engelbert. Histoire Naturelle, Civile et Ecclesiastique de L`Empire du Japon: Composeé en Allemand … & traduite de Jean-Gaspar Scheuchzer. The Hague: P. Gosse, & J. Neaulme 1729. 2 volumes: 5 unnumbered pages, LII pages, 217 pages; 2 unnumbered leaves, 313 pages, 96 pages, with engraved frontispiece, title pages printed in red and black, 45 engraphed plates, maps and plans (43 double-page or folding), contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt, folio (36 x 24 cm). 6.850,00 EUR
First edition in French. "cet ouvrage très estimé". Brunet III, 638; Chadenat, 6020; Cox I, p. 333; Cordier Japonica, 416; Rahir 477; Landwehr, VOC 532. Published two years after the first edition which was published in English. In his lifetime Engelbert Kaempfer (1651 - 1716) published nothing of his travels in the Far East; it was not until his natural history collection and literary remains were purchased by Sir Hans Sloane in 1723-5 that this account, written shortly before his death, was translated into English by Johann Gaspar Scheuchzer and prepared for publication. Thereafter this encyclopaedic description of Japanese flora and fauna, religion and customs, government and industries remained "the chief source of Western knowledge of Japan" (Landwehr). Hinges of vol. II neatly repaired, otherwise fine copy.
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Siebold, Philipp Franz von. Four original color lithographs representing Ainu and Siberian people. Extracted from his "Nippon." 600,00 EUR
Atlas folio. Abtheilung II, to which these plates belong, appeared ca. 1832 and dealt with the inhabitants of the Japanese islands. Plates 145-147 depict the Ainu of Ezo (Hokkaido), plate 147 show the Orok and Nivkh ("Orotsko" and "Smerenker") of Karafuto (Sakhalin). Untrimmed, slight marginal tears and soiling, chip in lower margin of pl. 147. Captions in Dutch and German.
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