London, South Kensington
19 March 1999
TITSINGH, Isaac. Illustrations of Japan; consisting of priate memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning dynasty of the Djogouns, or sovereigns of Japan; a description of the feasts and ceremonies observed throughout the year at their court; and of the ceremonies customary at Marriages and Funerals..., London: R. Ackermann, 1822. 4 (312 x 247mm.), hand-coloured line-engraved frontispiece and 12 hand-coloured line-engraved and aquatint plates, including one folding, the last plate depicting a panoramic strip two funeral processions on 3 attached leaves (light offsetting from frontispiece on title, frontispiece tipped-in, a few light spots or light stains), contemporary half calf (extremities very rubbed), t.e.g.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of this very attractive plate book and the only such edition listed by Abbey. The English edition contains 7 more plates than the original French edition. Abbey Travel 557; Tooley 489.
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