Engi-Shiki: Procedures of the Engi Era Books I-V & VI-X (2 Volumes)

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    First Edition in English.

    26.5cm x 18cm. vii, 216, ix, 191 pages, 2 volumes, 3 plates (2 colour), 2 pages of black and white illustrations. Quarter cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated french fold jackets.

    The Engi-shiki (A. D. 901-22) are a great body of regulations designed to supplement the administrative codes drawn up in the early eighth century. Of the 50 books, the first ten are considered the most relevant for carrying out the laws of the kami religion. The first ten books have been translated in these two volumes, with introduction and notes by Felicia Bock.

    Minor soiling to cloth. Foxing to top edges. Discolouration to spines, minor soiling, and creasing to jackets. Jacket of volume 1 clipped. Very Good Condition.