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TANAKA Yoshikado. Bankoku Shiryaku (5 vol., 1875-1876)

TANAKA Yoshikado. Bankkoku Shiryaku (World History). Tokyo: Tanaka Yoshikado (ed.) / Naitou Den'emon (publ.), Meiji 8-9 (1875-1876). 1st edition.AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — Five 8vo volumes (22 x 15 x 4 cm, complete), Japanese binding (vol. 5: one string missing). Collation: I: (90) p. (13 pl. including 1 map of the Arabian Peninsula); II: (96) p. (8 pl., including 1 map of Italy); III: (96) p. (5 pl.); IV: (80) p. (6 pl. including 2 maps: the UK/Ireland, Scandinavia); V: (102) p. (5 pl., including 2 maps: Greece, the USA).

État / Condition — VG (light wear to covers).

Remarques & avis / Review — A fine set of history books from the early Meiji, representative of the Bunmeikaika (the movement of Westernization of Japan during the Meiji era), illustrated with 37 fine copper plate engravings (in-text half-pages, except the map of the USA, full page) that begin with Noah's Ark!

Divers / Misc. — x

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