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Title: De Beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat ryk, van deszelfs tempels paleysen, kasteelen en andere gebouwen...benevens eene beschryving van het Koningryk Siam...
Description: 0. Amsterdam, Arent van Huissteen en Jan Roman de Jonge, 1733, in-folio, 33,2 x 21 cm, 50 + 500 pp + 45 engraved plates or maps h.t. (mostly double-page)(complete), contemporary full calf, raised back with gilt decoration and title label, marbled edges, (some wear at hinges, corners, and top and end of spine has been expertly restored), one small library stamp on title. Clean and crisp interior. Dutch translation of the first English edition ( London 1728). Good copy of a rare and very interesting book, the first authoritative description of Japan in the western world. The second edition is divided in five books and an appendix on the natural history of Japan. It also contains a biography of the author by J.Scheuchzer . (Cox I 332 for the English edition). .


Price: EUR 15000.00 = appr. US$ 16302.70 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 16740