Dutch Language Study Manuscript Book by Oba Sessai & Katata Tetsuzo
[Japan] Very good example of Japanese rangaku studies at the end of the Edo era. This manuscript was originally written by Ooba Sessai (1805-73) and the title is, 'Yaku Oranda Bunten' ['Translation of a Dutch Grammar']. The book is based on a Dutch grammar published by Hendrik Ravekes in Amsterdam in 1822. This manuscript would have been copied in the mid to late 1850s. The preface is dated 1855. This book (the first volume only) contains parts 1 and 2 and a second volume was published by 1857 containing 3 more parts.
No place. c1855.
30pp preface, Part 1 - 106pp, Part 2 - 148pp. 25.7 x 18.2cm.
In very good condition. Minor age wear only. No worming at all. b30120264