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SA Auction #88 begins on 21 Jan 2021

US Auction #6 begins on 18 Feb 2021

[Yoichiro HIRASE]

Kyoto (Japan). The Album of the Hirase Conchological Museum. 1915.

An uncommon Japanese Conchology book. illustrated

Published: Hirase Conchological Museum, Kyoto, 150 x 220mm.

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Illustrated museum handbook, with text in Japanese and English.

Kyoto (Japan). The Album of the Hirase Conchological Museum.  1915.  34 leaves : illustrations, portraits, facsimile ; 15 x 22 cm. Cloth-backed silk-lined paper boards with printed illustrated label on front panel; spine has old tape; covers dust soiled, corners chipped; rear board creased. Paper bound Japanese-style, with leaves joined at fore-edge.

Yoichiro Hirase was a Japanese malacologist and business man. His son, Shintaro Hirase, was also a malacologist. The majority of his collection of molluscs were destroyed during World War II (Wikipedia).

  • Binding Condition: worn
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Sold By: John Bale Books LLC
  • Contact Person: Donato Gaeta
  • Country: United States
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