JAPAN. Voyage philosophique au Japon, ou Conférences Anglo-Franco-Bataves. A Pressure (Paris, Dans le Jardins de M. l'Ebahi) 1788.
8:o. (5), vi-viii, (1)-86, (2 blank) pp.
Sewn as issued, entirely uncut, somewhat worn and foxed in the margins, original defective wrappers.
Hayden: French revolutionary pamphlets, 1334.
The text records the conversation between three gentlemen: the Dutch Mr. Wurtzheim, the English Mr. Thincker, and the French Mr. L'Ebhai (= Mr. Amazement) during and after dinner at the country house of the latter. Mr. Wurtzheim gives an account of his life and journeys to the Far East, especially Japan, and the other two comments upon his stories. They share the belief that all human beings are equal and show great interest in foreign, even exotic cultures.
From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).
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