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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. Preview this item
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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.

Author: Engelbert Kaempfer; John Gaspar Scheuchzer
Publisher: London, The translator, 1727.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaempfer, Engelbert, 1651-1716.
History of Japan.
London : Printed for the translator, MDCCXXVII. [1727]
(OCoLC)508884606
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Engelbert Kaempfer; John Gaspar Scheuchzer
OCLC Number: 3494735
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch work Beschryving van Japan.
Notes: Paged continuously.
Vol. 1 has added t.p.: Historia Imperii japonici ... Londini, MDCCXXVII.
Description: 2 volumes XLV plates (some folded ; including maps, plans) 35 cm
Contents: The second appendix to Dr. Engelbert Kaempfer's History of Japan : being part of an authentick Journal of a voyage to Japan, made by the English in the year 1673. London : Printed for T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728.
Other Titles: Historia Imperii japonici
Responsibility: Written in High-Dutch by Engelbertus Kæmpfer ... and translated from his original manuscript, never before printed, by J.G. Scheuchzer ... With the life of the author, and an introduction.

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