KAEMPFER, Engelbert. The History of Japan giving the account of the ancient and present state and goverment of that empire; of its temples, palaces, castles and other buildings; of its metals, minerals, trees, plants, animals, birds and fishes; of the chronology and succession of the emperors, ecclesiastical and secular..., London: printed for the translator, 1727. 2 volumes, 2 (462 x 300mm.), titles printed in red and black, additional engraved title in volume I, 45 engraved plates, mostly double page or folding, woodcut initials and headpieces, 4 pages of subscribers (plate 8 has tear to fold, additional title browned, minor spotting and staining mostly confined to margins), contemporary speckled calf (extremities rubbed, spine worn), contemporary pencil annotations to inside front cover.
LARGE PAPER COPY, ISSUE WITH ONLY THE FIRST APPENDIX. cf. Cox I, 332; Wellcome III, 376. (2)