Kaisei Zoho Bango Sen [Revised & Enlarged Barbarian Language Vocabulary] Dutch (rangaku) study books. 2 vol. complete
[Japan]. Nice pair of early Japanese-Dutch vocabulary and phrase books. First written by Morishima Churyo (1754-1810) and enlarged by Mitsukuri Genpo (1799-1863), this is the first edition of the updated version and is actually quite comprehensive with a total of almost 300 pages. The book is divided into various topics such as, 'astronomy', 'geography', 'annual events' and 'humanities'. The end of volume two includes an interesting list of various country, city and other place names in Dutch and Japanese. Even places like Arnhem Land, Port Jackson, Botany Bay, and New Holland (Australia) are shown.
No place. Kenjuku. 1848.
Vol. I - 154pp. Vol. II - 136pp. Each 18.1 x 12.1cm.
In good condition. Wear to covers. String binding on volume two broken but holding. Internally very good. One small worm trail affecting just the upper margin of the last few pages of volume two.