AVERY handsomely illustrated mineralogy with the text in Japanese is Prof. Takeo Ito's “Japanese Minerals in Pictures”, of which the first of the four volumes was published in Tokyo in 1937. In 152 pages with 96 crystal drawings the elements, sulphides, and fluorides are described. A fourteen-page key in English gives a brief account of the 38 minerals depicted in the 27 plates, with brief notes on the chief occurrences of the minerals in Japan. Twenty of the plates are reproduced in colour and some of these are among the best coloured representations of minerals printed hitherto. The specimens illustrated are picked specimens and will be the envy of mineral collectors. These plates are the special features of the book and will earn it a place on the shelves of mineralogical libraries all over the world.
Japanese Minerals in Pictures
By. In 4 vols. Vol. 1. Pp. xiv + 152 + 27 plates. (Tokyo: The Author, Tokyo Imperial University, 1937.) 12 yen.
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Japanese Minerals in Pictures. Nature 143, 266 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143266d0