Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (3 Volumes). Asiatic Society of Japan.

Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (3 Volumes)

Tokyo: The Hakubunsha, 1888-91. Octavos; 1) Volume IV From 20th October, 1875 to 12th July, 1876, vii, 178pp plus folding table and 12 folding plates (one separated at fold laid in) of mining and metallurgy. 'Reprint of the Original Edition, Edited by the Council,' 1888 2) Vol. XVII, Part I and II October, 1889, 143, 112, xxvpp, 'Reprint, June, 1906;' Vol. XIX, 597, XXVIII, 10Ppp, 1891. All three volumes are bound in later red buckram ('H.F. Bowker' to front cover). 1) In Very Good condition with original front wrapper tipped to ffep. Articles include 'Preliminary Catalogue of the Japanese Kinds of Woods' and 'Experiments upon the Strength of Japanese Woods; 'On the Winds and Currents of Japan; ' 'On the Temperature of the Japanese Waters; 'On the Arrow Poison in use among the Ainos of Japan; 'Useful minerals and Metallurgy of the Japanese: Gold;' 'The Bonin Islands;' 'On Cotton in Japan;' 'Notes of a Trip from Yedo to Kioto via Asama-yama, the Hokurokudo, and Lake Biwa' among others. 2) In Near Fine condition (title page separating at lower hinge). Articles include 'Salt Manufacture in Japan;' 'Indo-Chinese Tones;' 'Theory of Japanese Flower Arrangements' with 68 plates, some folding. 3) In Very Good - Near Fine condition (title page and first 2 leaves detached and laid in; a few pages have small closed tears). Articles include 'Mental Characteristics of the Japanese;' 'Land Tenure and Local Institutions;' Folding 'Map of a Mura' with folding map present (lower third detached and laid in; 'The Music of the Japanese' with 4 folding plates (1 is detached); 'On the Mito Civil War;' 'Copper Coins of Japan' with plates illustrating 123 coins plus appendix; 'Japanese Funeral Rites;' 'Hana-Awase' (a card game matching flowers on different cards illustrated with three striking color plates. Item #20258

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