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JAPAN: TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES UNDERTAKEN AT THE COST OF THE PRUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.
New York 1884, Armstrong. Brown pictorial cloth, 543p.,index 22 illustrations & tipped-in photos, rebacked using the old spine, solid copy, 18 x 26 cm., 5 photo types tipped in,with recent endpapers. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE . . . FIRST ORIGINAL EDITION . . . WITH 5 TIPPED IN PHOTOTYPE PHOTOGRAPHS . . * A superb and excellent primary work, performed in the early 1880's. A comprehensive scholarly study on physical geography, topography, flora, fauna & ethnography of Japan. . * A most copious reliable resource, addressing in much detail the situation, size and divisions of Japan, coast line, parts of the sea, currents, geological conditions, volcanoes hot springs, earthquakes. Orography: mountains, islands of Yezo, Kyushu, Shikoku et al. Hydrography of the country, rivers and lakes, climate. Flora: duration of vegetation, forests. Fauna: mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes et al. . * The Japanese people: their history, civilization, social conditions, Ainos, dress, habitations, tattooing. Geishas, Yoshiwaras, or the prostitution quarters, calendar, festivals, religion, language. Topography & the provinces. . * A truly fascinating early resource on Japan. It provides much detail on the country & people as they were during this period of time. Enhanced with lovely woodcut engravings. . *** .
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