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Japan. Voorgesteld in schetsen over de zeden en gebruiken van dat ryk, byzonder over de ingezetenen der stad Nagasaky.Amsterdam, M. Westerman & son, 1830. 1830. 8vo. With engraved title-page with hand-coloured vignette heightened with gold and 2 folding aquatint plates. Somewhat later green half cloth.
- Alt-Japan-Katalog 1001; Nipponalia I, XVII & 1941; Tiele, Bibl. 754; Cordier, Japonica, col. 486. First and only edition of an account on 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). Shaved manuscript notes on p. 11, slightly browned, minor dampstain throughout in the lower margin and some occasional thumbing; good copy.
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