[CHARLEVOIX] Histoire et Description Generale du Japon [Paris: 1736]



Book with information on the Japan’s geography and history including details on christian missionary activity, manners and customs of the Japanese, government and commerce, and natural history.

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Pierre François Xavier de CHARLEVOIX – Histoire et Description Generale du Japon; ou l’on trouvera tout ce qu’on a pu apprendre de la nature & des Productions des Pays, du Caractere & les Coûtumes des Habitans, du Gouvernement & du Commerce, des Révolutions arrivées dans l’Empire & dans la Religion.

Paris: Julien-Michel Gandouin, Jean-Baptiste Lamesle, Pierre-François Giffart, Rollin fils & Nyon fils, 1736.
2 vols., 4to., [x], lviii, 667, [iii]; [iv], xii, 746, [ii] pp.
Half leather over marbled boards, vellum-reinforced corners. 5 raised bands on the spine and two gilt-stamped title tickets.
Complete with 8 maps, 25 plates and 4 engraved vignettes. Also with a hand-drawn map on the rear of one of the maps.

In fair condition: Both the spines with quite some wormholes in them. Volume one with damage to the front cover. Boards rubbed and with some scuffmarks. Insides fine, but with long manuscript annotations on the ffep. and rear blanks.

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