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The history of Japan, giving an account of the ancient 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. Illustrated with many copper plates,

Kaempfer, Engelbert, 1651-1716.

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Beschryving van Japan. English


London : printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII. [1727]

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

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ESTC T123496



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