Title: Naika Hiroku, 1864. Volume 1-3, 5-7, 11-13
Author: Honma Soken
Publisher: Osaka, Kawachiya Kihei?
A mid 19th century edition of Soken’s Naika Hiroku, a medical work largely focused on internal medicine. This partial set collects 9 of 14 volumes.
There are 23 pages of woodblock print illustrations in color to the first volume, two pages to the eleventh, and two to the thirteenth.
Nine volumes in octavo, 67, 40, 32, 37, 36, 56, 34, 34, 57 leaves
On note of condition, these volumes are in abysmally poor shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, and an extreme degree of worming that sporadically affects all 9 volumes. Some volumes are only affected at the margins, but for others, the worming bores through the text and imagery at the center and has affected the covers to all the volumes as well. There is light toning to the page edges.