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Kaempfer, Engelbert 
THE HISTORY OF JAPAN, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THAT EMPIRE... TRANSLATED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED, BY J.G. SCHEUCHZER ... WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE TRANSLATOR, 1727
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Kaempfer, Engelbert 
THE HISTORY OF JAPAN, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THAT EMPIRE... TRANSLATED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED, BY J.G. SCHEUCHZER ... WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE TRANSLATOR, 1727
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Kaempfer, Engelbert 
THE HISTORY OF JAPAN, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THAT EMPIRE... TRANSLATED FROM HIS ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED, BY J.G. SCHEUCHZER ... WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE TRANSLATOR, 1727
2 volumes, folio (13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.; 340 x 225 mm). List of subscribers, titles in red and black, with 7 engraved maps (4 folding, 2 double-page), and 38 engraved plates and plans (6 folding, 27 double-page), plates 36 and 37 reversed but both present; occasional browning and foxing. Full brown calf, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, red and green morocco labels in second and forth, others with repeat overall decoration in gilt; repairs to joints, overall wear to extremities.   
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Literature

Cordier, Japonica p. 413-15; Cox I, 332; Garrison-Morton 6374.11; see Nissen, BBI 1019 note; Wellcome III, 376

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE OF THE FIRST SCHOLARLY TREATMENT OF JAPAN. This work provided encyclopaedic description of the Japanese flora and fauna, government and industries, offering an invaluable insight into life in Japan in the 18th century at a time when the islands were practically closed off to all Europeans.

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