Yoka shinsen [trans.: New Selection on Surgery].
37; 22; 17; 25; 21 folding leaves. Five vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo, Osaka, & Kyoto: 1832.
First edition in Japanese and an important book. “Kincho or Rikkyo [or Rikkei or Ryukei] Sugita (1786-1846), the son of the famous Gempaku Sugita, published a work in five volumes in 1830 [this is wrong or a typo; the correct date is 1832] entitled Yoka shinsen, which was a translation of [the Dutch translation] of Joseph Jakob von Plenck’s Compendium institutionum chirurgicarum… (Viennae: R. Graeffer, 1780). The Yoka shinsen was important as the first... More