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Memoires et anecdotes sur la dynastie regnante des djogouns, souverains du Japon, avec la description des fetes et ceremonies observees aux differentes epoques de l'annee a la cour de ces princes, et un appendice contenant des details sur la poesie des Japonais, leur maniere de diviser l'annee, etc; ouvrage orne de planches gravees et coloriees, tire des originaux Japonais par M. Titsingh; publie avec les notes et eclaircissemens par M. Abel Remusat.
. Paris, A. Nepveu, 1820. 8vo. xxviii, 302 pp., one hand-coloured folded frontispiece, one engraved folded table, five hand-coloured folded plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine rich gilt including empire vignettes and a red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled.l Isaac Titsingh (1745-1812) was a Dutch surgeon, scholar, merchant and ambassador. During a long career in East Asia, Titsingh was a senior official of the Dutch East India Company including the position, between 1779 and 1784, of head of the factory in Japan, then the only "eye" between Japan and the rest of the world. 18th and early 19th century Japan was much of a mystery to foreigners. This work unveils some its secrets. However, it does not only deal with the Japanese and their customs, but also reports on the geology of the country and in particular on the active volcanos. Two of the large, hand-coloured folded plates depict eruptions, of the Asama-Yama, and of a volcano in the Simahara district. The first of these plates, as well as a view on the island of Deshima with the Dutch factory were used again in Titsingh's "Byzonderheden over Japan", volume II (1825), see Landwehr. This edition is the first one published, being edited after Titsingh's death in Paris by the French sinologist Jean Pierre Abel Remusat (1788-1832). An English translation was published in 1822 and that again formed the basis of a translation (back?) into Dutch. Boards slightly rubbed, caption of one plate shaved with some small loss of text, otherwise a fine copy of this very rare work. Brunet V, 28316; Landwehr 456 (not this work, but "Byzonderheden over Japan", see above)..
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