Six items, including books from Adam Smith’s Library and Chinese classic text of geography and astronomy in Ming dynasty, have been newly released

Six items held by the Graduate School of Law and Yoshida-South Library have been newly released.

Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa” held by the Graduate School of Law is a former collection of Adam Smith. A bookticket is attached to each volume, and an autograph letter addressed by MacIntosh to Adam Smith is inserted in vol.1. This book is a travelogue consisting of 72 letters, and appendix B contains an observations of Smith’s “An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.”

Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Left: bookticket / Center: autograph letter addressed to Adam Smith / Right: appendix B


Five items held by Yoshida-South Library are Chinese classic text of geography, astronomy and book series published in Ming dynasty.
“De tu zeng yao” (地圖綜要) was donated by Motoharu Fujita, a geographer and a professor at the Third Higher School.




Library Record ID Title Author Call No
Yoshida-South Library RB00033234 地圖綜要 (明)李釜源鑒定 ; (明)朱國達 [ほか] 編輯 三高貴重書(和):533//167/三高和
RB00033235 雪廬讀史快編 60卷 (明)趙維寰節 三高貴重書(和):515//62/三高和
RB00033236 治暦縁起 8巻 (明)徐光啓 [撰] 三高貴重書(和):640//157/三高和
RB00033237 方輿勝畧 18巻外夷6巻首1巻 (明)程百二等輯 三高貴重書(和):533//57/三高和
RB00033238 李氏叢書 (明)李贄 三高貴重書(和):010//8/三高和
G. S. Law RB00033239 Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa : describing characters, customs, manners, laws, and productions of nature and art : containing various remarks on the political and commercial interests of Great Britain : and delineating, in particular, a new system for the government and improvement of the British settlements in the East Indies : begun in the year 1777, and finished in 1781 Macintosh, William and  Thomson, William 一般貴重書(洋):CIII||2||Mac


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