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
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