Item #88052 (Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols. Li Shizhen 李時珍原, Suzuki Masaumi 鈴木真海監 Shirai Kōtarō 白井光太郎.
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols
(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols

(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols

1973. Item #88052

(Shinchū Kōtei) Kokuyaku Honzō Kōmoku (新註校定) 國譯本草綱目 (also Honsō Kōmoku), 15 vols

[Bencao Gangmu - Materia Medica], by Li Shizhen 李時珍原; translated by Shirai Kōtarō 白井光太郎, Suzuki Masaumi 鈴木真海監, et al

Shunyodo 春陽堂, publisher

Shōwa 48 [1973]

15 volumes, bound Western-style in decorated cloth over boards in slipcases. The late 16th century Chinese “Materia Medica” Bencao Gangmu was originally written by botanist Li Shizhen 李時珍原 (1518-1593) and imported into Japan by the early 17th century. The first Japanese edition Honzō Kōmoku 本草綱目 appeared in 1637, the definitive enlarged Japanese edition in 1714, with native Japanese plants added. The Edo era versions were printed in classical Chinese with diacritical marks (kanbun 漢文) to aid the Japanese reader. This set at hand was translated into modern postwar Japanese and is thus useful to a contemporary Japanese audience.

The binding decorations are after designs by the famous artist Tsuda Seifū 津田青楓 (1880-1978), here still in excellent, clean condition. Complete. One of the most important guides to the medicinal uses of plants in East Asia.

Price: $750.00