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Print Book, Japanese, An'ei 3 [1774]
須原屋市兵衞梓, Tōbu [Edo], An'ei 3 [1774]
shukan, 4 volumes : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 28 cm
In kanbun, with reading marks
Caption title of v. 1
Translation of: Ontleedkundige tafelen. 1734 (without commentaries), which was the Dutch edition of Tabulae anatomicae, originally published in Latin in 1732
"與般亞單闕兒武思撰", and "和東飜譯, 天眞樓"--Shukan (head v.)
Translated mainly by Maeno Ryōtaku, whose name was not printed in the book. Cf. Meijizen Nihon igakushi
First foreword by 吉雄永章, dated 安永2 [1773]; 2nd by translator, 杉田翼, dated 1731; afterword by illustrator, 小田野直武, not dated
The original texts and illustrations were taken from many other western books on anatomy; the original illustration of t.p. of shukan is the frontispiece of A. Vesalii en Valverda Anatomie by Juan Valverde de Amusco published in Amstelredam in 1647
"東武書肆, 申椒堂梓"--Page [2] of cover (mikaeshi)
Within single border (21.0 x 15.0 cm.), text mainly in 10 vertical lines; on double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji)
Housed in original folding case