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Les produits de la nature japonaise et chinoise - Geerts, A. J. C. (Antonius Joh - 1878. [1200459]
Yokohama, C. Lévy 1878 - Two volumes bound in one. Crown quarto. Pp. xi, 84, 85-294; 298-662. Plus 29 (of 30) folding illustrated plates, one folding coloured engraved map, and 5 large folding tables. Two frontispieces as title-page in Japanese, two title-pages, two half-titles. Hardcover, exquisitely bound in recent black three-quarters calf and matching marbled boards, spine with raised band between compartments, black lacquered morocco lettering-piece in gilt; foxed, map bit frayed. In fine condition. A most attractive tome. ~ First edition. Antonius Johannes Cornelius Geerts' work in its completeness. A paraphrase and commentary on the mineralogical chapters of the Pen Ts'ao Kang Mu (Compendium of Materia Medica). It is based on Ono Ranzan's influential Japanese translation which appeared in 1783. Lacks one plate which apparently was never bound in this volume. It is provided herewith in facsimile for reference. From the private collection of Ing. P. L. W. Arts with his bookplate (triple). Faded, vague old institutional stamp to second title.
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