Illustrations of Japan : consisting of private memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning dynasty of the Djogouns, or sovereigns of Japan : a description of the feasts and ceremonies observed throughout the year at their court : and of the ceremonies customary at marriages and funerals : to which are subjoined, observations on the legal suicide of the Japanese, remarks on their poetry, and explanation of their mode of reckoning time, particulars respecting the Dosia powder, the preface of a work Confoutzee on filial piety, &c. &c. / by M. Titsingh ; formerly chief agent to the Dutch East India Company at Nangasaki ; translated from the French, by Frederic Shoberl ; with colored plates ; faithfully copied from Japanese original designs.
- London : Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, MDCCXXII 
London : Printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court, 
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 325,  pages,  leaves of plates ( folded) : illustrations ; 31 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- English translation by Frederic Shoberl of: Mémoires et anecdotes sur la dynastie régnante des Djogouns, souverains du Japon. Edited by Abel Rémusat.
All of the plates, except plate 2 "Earthquake & eruption of the mountain of Asamayama in the Province of Sinano" by J.C. Stadler, are unsigned. The last plate, number 13, is folded and comprises six plates joined together making two parallel panoramic strips.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 557
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in publisher's original half calf with marbled boards. Copy 2 bound in publisher's original blind-stamped red cloth. Inscribed: E.W. Stillingfleet. M. Jarrett. Left by Rev. E.W. Stillingfleet. May 1866,
- Subject Terms:
- Japan -- History -- To 1867.Japan -- History.Japan -- Politics and government -- To 1867.Japan -- Politics and government.Japan -- Social life and customs.Jarett, M. -- Pres. insc. from E.W. Stillingfleet, May, 1866.Stillingfleet, E.W. -- Pres. insc. to M. Jarrett, May, 1866.
- Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1822.
Stipple engravings -- 1822.
- Advertisement of the French publisher
- Preliminary remarks to the private memoirs of the Djogouns, by M. Remusat
- Private memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning dynasty of the Djogouns or Sovereigns of Japan
- Feasts and ceremonies observed at different periods of the year at the Court of the Djogouns
- On the legal suicide of the Japanese
- Fragments of Japanese poetry
- Division of the year among the Japanese
- Remarks on the weights and coins of Japan
- Explanation of the plan of the Dutch factory at Nangasaki
- Explanation of the plan of the Chinese factory at Nangasaki
- Introduction to the description of the marriage ceremonies of the Japanese
- Description of the ceremonies observed in Japan at the marriages of farmers, artisans, and tradesmen
- Explanation of the Japanese words in the description of the marriage ceremonies
- Introduction to the description of the funerals of the Japanese
- Description of the ceremonies practiced in Japan at funerals
- Funeral festivals of the Japanese, with a description of the sacrifices for the Souls of the Dead according to the custom of China
- Account of the Dosia Powder and of a Kobou-Daysi, its invertor
- Notes to the account of the Dosia Powder
- Supplementary note on the works of Confoutzee
- Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, paintings, engravings, maps, plans, drawings, and coins of Japan, collected by the late M. Titsingh.