Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. With 777 Illustrations From Sketches In
The Author's Journal. First Edition. Edward Sylvester Morse [1838–1925] was an American zoologist and orientalist. In June 1877 Morse first visited Japan in search of coastal brachiopods. To collect specimens, he established a marine biological laboratory at Enoshima Kanagawa Prefecture. Morse discovered the Omori shell mound, the excavation of which opened the study in archaeology and anthropology in Japan and shed much light on the material culture of prehistoric Japan. Observations of Morse's time in Japan, discussing temples, villages, food, customs, and people. 8vos. pictorial light-gray cloth, stamped in black & white; 441 pages/453 pages. Item #56751
Very Good (covers pretty nice but spines worn with call numbers at bottom of spine); both volumes lack front endpapers but contents clean & tight; small bookplate of Veterans Bureau on the front pastedown in each volume; notations & some browning rear endpapers). An uncommon set of books.