Whales and Whaling in Japan Volume I, Part I

Kawakita Printing Co. 9.25 x 12", 4 page color woodblock fold out frontis of "The Harpooners' Carouse', 364 pp., 19 plates, including many fold outs, main text in English, some text in Japanese and Dutch, extensive footnotes in English and Japanese, bound in 1/4 undyed Indian goat and paper boards, handmade slipcase, Kyoto, 1960. (o.p.; gilt lettering on spine, printed on handmade paper, no. 97 of 125 copies privately printed for the author, scattered foxing to some pages). Item #10839


  • Introduction
  • The Japanese Names of the Morse & the Narhwal
  • The Beluga and Other Dolphins in Japan
  • Japanese Books and Whales & Whaling
  • Ancient Dictionaries & the Names of the Whale.

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