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Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu (Illustrated Catalogue of Useful Plants) Volume 2 Only
Tokyo 1891 - c1891, 8vo (6 x 8 3/4 in), string tied, 43 folded pages for 86 pages total. This volume contains color woodblock illustrations 323-658 (Chapters XV~XXII). The plates illustrated are categorized as: Ch XV-textile plants, Ch XVI-paper manufacturing plants, Ch XVII-dye plants, Ch XVIII-fragrant plants, Ch XIX-medicinal plants, XX-poisonous plants, Ch XXI-timber trees & bamboo plants & Ch XXII-deciduous ornamental trees. Each plate is described in Japanese text and with the Japanese name translated into English. Latin names are also provided. The book does not have a colophon. This is one of 3 books with color woodblocks from a set of useful Japanese plates. The complete set also contains an index volume and 3 text volumes (7 volumes in total). ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The covers show have light foxing. An owners ink handstamp is on the back cover and scattered throughout the book in the margins of several (approximately 6) pages. Internally very clean. None of the folded pages are severed.
      [Bookseller: George C. Baxley]
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