Manuscript on high quality mulberry paper, entitled “Geka Soden” or “Koi Geka Soden” or “Nanban Geka Soden” [trans.: “Complete Manual of Surgery” or “Red-Head Style Surgery Text”]. 134 finely drawn & colored illus., including multiple illus. on many of the leaves, some full-page. 38 leaves (two are blank); 38 leaves (two are blank); 25 leaves (two are blank). Three vols. Small oblong folio (235 x 325 mm.), orig. patterned wrappers, new stitching. Japan: Preface in first volume dated 1706.
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Opera Omnia, sive Astronomiae Instauratae Progymnasmata in duas partes distributa, quorum Prima De Restitutiones Motuum Solis & Lunae, Stellarumq; inerrantium tractat. Secunda autem De Mundi Aetherei Recentioribus Phaenomensis agit.
A fine and handsomely illustrated cartographic manuscript (“Kaiji zu” or “Kairo zu” [trans.: “Nautical Charts”]) on rice paper, prepared by Tsugihei (or Wahei or Jirobei) Miyachi. 2 pp. of preliminary text, 27 finely colored double-page maps (strip maps bound up in consecutive order), 11 pp. of text. Large 8vo (312 x 225 mm.), self-wrappers (first four leaves with paper repair in lower outer corner, with some minor loss of text & image), old stitching.