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Important Japanese complete antique signed and well illustrated woodblock print book entitled: Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion- the art of Chinese acupuncture and heat therapy Title: Shinkan jushikeiraku hakki (jo, chu, ge in one volume) Period: Edo to Meiji period Rare early book complete. A thick book depicting superb original woodblock prints of more than a dozen beautifully illustrated acupuncture depictions. Woodblock prints are immediately frameable. One thread bound album containing Fine 9.5 inch x 12 inch wood block prints covering all manner of acupuncture with details of jo, chi, and ge. Complete with original signed album cover just the way we like to find them. Fine condition. You can literally marvel for hours enjoying thumbing through this rare album and 250 plus year old prints included. They are printed on washi paper and traditionally thread hand sewn. The connected accordion style pages are beautifully presented in an original handmade and hand bound album format. The prints are easily removable. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Quality: All fine woodblock prints were printed from washi paper of that day and are in good condition with sharp impressions. Some prints have light foxing from great age. Age: All woodblock prints s date from 1762 or earlier. Dimensions: Woodblock prints: 10 inches high and 7.25 inches wide; album is 10 inches high and 7.25 inches width Provenance: an old Tokyo, Japan collection Extraordinary treasure find. Instant collection, prints may be individually framed. Only one. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee.  


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    Early 19th Century
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 7.25 in. x D .75 in.H 25.4 cm x W 18.42 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
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