Seiyo Kako Shinki Setsu by Hirayama Sen (Shiryo)
[Japan] Woodblock printed book illustrated with images of Western cannons. This is volume one only (of two). The book was based on a Chinese book by Ho Ju Pin and looks at the types of cannons that were used and their specifications. Although the preface is dated 1799, the book wasn't published until 1802.
[Kyoto: Hayashi Ihei; Osaka: Onogi Ichibei; Edo: Suharaya Ihachi]. .
52pp. 25.8 x 18.3cm.
In very good condition. Covers a bit worn. Title slip not present. Internally very good with a few minor worm trails affecting a few pages. b33030883