Title: Fukusho Kiran, 1853
Author: Yoshitora Wakuda; Bunrei Inaba
A partial mid-19th edition of Wakuda’s Fukusho Kiran, a classical work describing Shang Han Lun style abdominal diagnoses. The abdominal diagnosis, a practice also known as Fukushin, is unique to the Kampo School. Todo Yoshimasu, one of the most influential herbal practitioners of the 18th century, was credited for his work in developing the Kampo abdominal diagnosis in the 18th century.
Fukushin was taken further in the early 19th century by Wakuda and Inaba, who both wrote the Fukusho Kiran, as well as the Fukusho Kiran Yoku.
This partial set contains volumes 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
This work is illustrated throughout, with woodblock print illustrations of individuals, and abdominal spots highlighted in blue.
7 volumes in octavo, 37, 30, 39, 36, 24, 33, 30 leaves
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape, with some staining and what appears to be sunning to the covers. Volume 12’s binding is loosening. There is some worming noted on the right margin of volume 3, though the text is not obscured. There is some staining throughout.