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MEIJLAN, Germain Felix.
Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat ryk, byzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.Amsterdam, M. Westerman & son, 1830. 8vo. With engraved title-page with hand-coloured vignette lightened with gold and 2 folding aquatint plates. Modern green half cloth, with the front of the original letterpress-printed wrappers mounted on front board and the back wrapper loosely inserted.
, . . Nipponalia I, XVII & 1941; Tiele, Bibl. 754; Cordier, Japonica, col. 486. First and only edition of an account of various aspects of Japan and Japanese life. "Germain Felix Meijlan (1785-1831) entered the Dutch East India Company in 1806. From 1827 to 1830 he was opperhoofd of the company's factory in Nagasaki. ... The present work was completed in the spring of 1829 and is concerned chiefly with the author's observations of life and conditions in Nagasaki. It is divided into fifteen chapters treating of such diverse topics as the government of the town of Nagasaki and that of Japan as a whole, the island of Deshima, Japanese religion and festivals and including a short sketch of the Japanese language" (Nipponalia).Back of the original wrapper slightly soiled and a few stains on the front, some spots throughout and some thumbing to the first three leaves, otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed, with all deckles intact.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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