24 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu Mokuroku Oyobo Sakuin: or Contents of and Indices to Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated. Tokyo: Dai Nippon Nokai, 1891.
8 volumes, 8o (223 x 145 mm). Over 1000 color woodcuts, finished with some hand-coloring. Publisher's paper wrappers, paper labels on front covers; original cloth chitsu (some minor soiling).
A Japanese herbal with one index volume, titled in English, listing in Latin and Japanese the plants described in the four Japanese text volumes. The other three volumes contain colored woodcut illustrations, four-to-a page, captioned in western style with Latin names of the plant's genus and species and transliterated Japanese name.
[TANAKA, Yoshio]. Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated. Tokyo: Agricultural Society of Japan, 1895.
8o. Original cloth (some wear).
The English translation to Yuyo Shokubutsu Zusetsu Mokuroku Oyobo Sakuin published 4 years later. The number next to the English text descriptions correspond with the original work's woodcut illustrations. (9)
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