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19th Century Japanese flowers: Philipp Franz von Siebold "Flora Japonica" (1984)
Vary good. With a box. Philipp Franz von Siebold "Flora Japonica" (Tokyo: Obunsha, 1984) Siebold was a German physician, botanist. In 1820s, he entered then-closed Japan as a doctor for the Dutch East India Company. Besides introducing western medicine to Japan, he studied and collected Japanese fauna and flora. He ordered Japanese painters to create botanical illustrations, contained in this book. The book is a collector's edition in a box. 347 pp. The text is Japanese, although, in these days, you can take photo on your smartphone and read in translation.
Bookseller: nannichi [Yamato, Japan]
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