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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy
Book #: 015119

Author: Hawks, Francis L.
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson
Place: Washington
Year: 1856
Edition: First Edition, House of Representatives Issue

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9 3/4″
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 11 3/4″ x 9 3/4″. 3-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Three volumes bound with blind-stamped cloth over boards, Vols. I & III in brown, Vol. II in black, all three have gilt -stamping on spines with “House Reps.” at the head of the spines and “Navy Department” at the foot. Vol. I: pp. xvii, [1], 537; extensively illustrated with 82 color lithographs (includes the suppressed nude bathing litho), 6 engraved maps, 2 of which are folding, 4 tinted engravings of a waterwheel and ships, and 3 color plates of reproduced Japanese art, 2 of which are folding, also includes numerous in-text illustrations. Vol. II: pp. [8], 414, [4], 14 (this section is numbered backwards because it is a facsimile of the treaty in Japanese), xi, [1]; illustrated with 9 color lithographs, 18 engravings (12 in color), 16 barometric charts, 2 folding maps, plus 14 folding maps at the rear. Vol. III: pp. xliii, 705; illustrated with wood engravings of star charts on nearly every other page. A detailed account of Matthew C. Perry’s expedition to open Japan to the West. Many of the lithographic illustrations are reproduced from some of the earliest photographs taken of Japan. All volumes have sunned spines and wear at extremities, Vol. II: rear hinge is cracked but still attached. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 20 lbs 0 oz. Category: Travel & Places; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 015119.