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The history of Japan: giving an account of the antient and present state and government of that empire; of its temples, palaces, castles, and other buildings; Of Its Metals, Minerals, Trees, Plants, Animals, Birds and Fishes; Of The Chronology and Succession of the Emperors, Ecclesiastical and Secular; Of The Original Descent, Religions, Customs, and Manufactures of the Natives, and of their Trade and Commerce with the Dutch and Chinese. Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. Written in High Dutch by Engelbertus Kæmpfer, M. D. Physician to the Dutch Embassy to the Emperor's Court; and translated from his Original Manuscript, never before printed, by J. G. Scheuchzer, F. R. S. And a Member of the College of Physicians, London. With the Life of the Author and an Introduction. To which is added, part of a journal of a voyage to Japan, made by the English in the Year 1673. Illustrated with many Copper Plates. ...

Kaempfer, Engelbert, 1651-1716.

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Beschryving van Japan. English


London : printed for the publisher, and sold by Thomas Woodward at the Half-Moon over against St. Dunstan's Church Fleetstreet, and Charles Davis in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXXVIII. [1728]

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2v.([8],lii,[4],612,75,[11];[2],11,[1]p.),plates : maps ; 2⁰.

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ESTC T124601

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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