"FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THE CHIEF SOURCE OF WESTERN KNOWLEDGE OF THE COUNTRY"
(JAPAN) KAEMPFER, Englebert. The History of Japan. London, 1727. Two volumes in one.
First edition of “the most authoritative account” of Japan in the early stages of its commerce with the West, with engraved additional title page and 45 striking large copperplate engravings (most of which are double-page or folding) including maps, views, and detailed illustrations of temples, palaces, ships, animals and plants. $20,000.