Kingin zuroku [trans.: An Album of Gold & Silver Coins].
by KONDO, Morishige.
Numerous woodcut illus. of coins, block printed in colors. 50; 37; 29: 29; 53; 31; 18; 48 folding leaves. Seven vols. 8vo, orig. pale blue paper wrappers (some rubbing), title labels on upper covers, new stitching. N.p.: [from the author's private press], 1810. First edition of this finely illustrated work; it is a catalogue of Japanese gold and silver coins. Our copy is notable for having the illustrations of the silver coins delicately heightened with mica [kira zuri]; not all copies have this special feature. Morishige (1771-1829), chief librarian for the Tokugawa clan and high ranking government official, is most famous for his expedition to Hokkaido. Fine set, nice and fresh. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5246)
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