KAEMPFER (ENGLEBERT) Histoire naturelle, civile, et ecclesiastique de l'Empire du Japon, 1729
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KAEMPFER (ENGLEBERT) Histoire naturelle, civile, et ecclesiastique de l'Empire du Japon, 1729
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KAEMPFER (ENGLEBERT)
Histoire naturelle, civile, et ecclesiastique de l'Empire du Japon, first French edition, translated by Jean-Caspar Scheuchzer, additional engraved title in volume 1, printed titles in red and black with engraved vignettes, dedication with engraved arms, and 45 plates, maps and plans (33 double-page, 10 folding), occasional light browning to text, large folding map with short tear at fold (no loss), bookplates of Jean Pierre Platzmann (1757-1831, Leipzig merchant) and A.A. Borradaile (of the Bombay Civil Service), contemporary mottled calf, gilt panelled spines with raised bands and brown morocco labels, some skilful restorations at corners and joint ends, some worming in one corner of one lower cover, folio (365 x 230mm.), The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme, 1729 (2)

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  • A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH.
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