One calligraphic title-page; one color-printed lithographic plate, printed on both sides; & six pages of illus. with 18 figures. 30 leaves of text. 8vo, orig. semi-stiff wrappers, orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. [Seoul]: Chosen Sotokufu Senbaikyoku, 1933.
First edition of this scholarly work on Korean ginseng and its cultivation and uses in medicine. Imamura (1870-1943), studied in Korea for many years and served there during the Japanese occupation. The lithographic plate, printed on both sides in color, depicts the ginseng plant (including flowers and leaves), its roots, and the final products (red and white ginseng).
Fine copy. Upper cover a little waterstained.
Item ID: 9212