Item #87958 Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU. BOTANICAL, Li Shizhen, Inô Jakusui.
Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU
Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU
Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU
Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU
Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU

Shinkôsei HONZO KOMOKU

1714. Item #87958

[BOTANICAL] Li Shizhen, revised by Inô Jakusui. Shinkôsei HONZO
KOMOKU. Kyôto & Edo. Shôtoku 4 [1714]. Ohon size, Ino [1655-1715],
an important traditonal doctor, revised and enalarged Li Shizhen
[1518-93]'s seminal work of materia medica, which had been imported
into Japan through Nagasaki in the early 17th century. Hayashi
Ranzan procured a copy of the chinese edition there in 1607 and
presented it to the Bakufu, which undertook a variety of state
sponsorship of herbal medicine, planting two herb gardens near Edo,
one in Ushigome and one in Shinagawa. There had been at least one
Japanese printing of the original Chinese work in the mid 17th
century but the edition at hand, the revised and enlarged Japanese
edition of this important work, is the definitive version,
undertaken By Ino Jakusui. The HONZO KOMOKU would go through
several subsequent Japanese editions and there is at least one
exhaustive version done in modern Japanese in the 20th century, as
well. Our copy is complete. There are 52 volumes, bound in 38, then
another 9 supplementary volumes bound in 7, for a total of 61
volumes bound in 45. Of the 45 bound up volumes, four are
illustrated in b+w woodcut. The printings throughout are good or
better. Most volumes have their original worn title labels. There
is very little internal soiling or worming. Very unusual in any
state, even more so in this good condition throughout.

Price: $7,500.00

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