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Japan: travels and researches. Undertaken at the cost of the Prussian government. . Translated from the German. With twenty illustrations and two maps.London, Hodder and Stoughton (back of title-page: Butler & Tanner, The Selwood printing Works, Frome, and London.), 1888. 8vo. With 8 wood engraved plates, 3 lithographed maps, 4 small engravings in text and 5 black and white phototypes and 2 tinted, lithographed folding maps. Modern half morocco.
- Cordier, Japonica, col. 698; Wenckstern I, 49. Second edition of the English translation of a history of Japan by the German geographer Johannes Justus Rein (1835-1918). Rein made various travels in Europe, America and Asia, and wrote several works about his research there. This work starts with a detailed description of the physical geography and the natural history of Japan: covering the volcanoes, climate, islands, mountains, flora, fauna and more. The second part deals with the history and the people, including the different shogunates, costumes, customs, art and architecture, etc.The first edition of the English translation appeared in 1884. The German original Japan nach Reisen und Studien im Auftrage der K├Âniglich Preussischen Regierung dargestellt, was first published in 1881. A second volume to the German edition appeared in 1886. Some minor foxing through the text and plates. Overal a good copy.
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