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19 March 1999
TITSINGH, Isaac. Mmoires et anecdotes sur la dynastie rgnante des Djogouns, souverains du Japn..., Paris: A. Nepveu, 1820. 8, half title, folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 5 folding hand-coloured plates, one folding table (erased stamp on recto of frontispiece and short clean tear, upper margin of one plate cropped, occasional light spotting), modern green cloth, uncut. Provenance: H. Amiel, ownership inscription on half title, Geneva, 1856.
FIRST EDITION of one of the earliest Western colour plate books on Japan. "Isaac Titsingh, who for fourteen years served the Dutch East India Company as chief of their settlement at Nagasaki, is claimed by Mr. E. F. Strange in his Japanese Illustrations as the earliest European collector of Japanese prints" (Abbey, English edition 1822). cf. Abbey Travel 557.
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