LOT 857

[Japan] Histoire du Japon

Ou l'on trouvera tout ce qu'on a pu apprendre de la nature et des productions du pays, du caractere & des coutumes des habitants, du gouvernement & du commerce (...) Pere de Charlevoix. [6 vols.]. Paris, Ganeau, Bauche, D'Houry, 1754.

Leather, small 8vo, 6 vols. uniformly bound, titles on spine in red and green with gilt stamping, marbled endpapers, 6x title with small vignette, (24),417,(1); LXXXV,(2),419,(1); (2),558,(1); (3),534,(1); (3),479,(1) and (2),372 pp. Complete with 56 copper engravings of maps, plans (all folding) and prints; the maps of Japan (2), Korea etc., plans of Osaka, Jedo, Nagasaki and the prints mostly of native plants. The large general map of Japan by Bellin, 1735. Spines with minor defects, incidental stains; else a good set of this 18th-century standard work on Japan. (total 6)

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