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Title: Flora Japonica, Fauna Japonica. lFront cover title only]. [eERSTE DRUK; fIRST EDITION].
Description: Leiden, 1987s.n., 1987. Small 8. Original coloured limp glossy wrappers, illustrateting traditional japanese flower design. 32pp. Captioned monochrome illustrations of which portraits of Siebold contemporaries, illustrations of japanese flora, full-page plan of the Siebold section Leiden Hortus Botanicus, e.g. plants imported by Franz von Siebold, with itinerary printed on facing page. ADDED acentre-folded A-4 sized coloured picture featuring the bust of Von Siebold, as revealed in 1987 by the Dutch Queen, a triple extending informative brochure with coloured illustrations in english about Franz von Siebold and his assignment to Japan and an illustrated dutch language press clipping being a review of the Siebold exhibition by Peter van Zonneveld, all loosely inserted. Dutch langua comprehensive introduction about Franz von Siebold and his assignment to Japan and further life, including his lesser known research info flora and fauna of 19th century Japan. Very fine copy.

Keywords: japan assignment flora fauna japonica franzvonsiebold culture heritage history science research asia fareast nineteenthcentury

Price: EUR 30.00 = appr. US$ 32.61 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 56168