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J. W. Spalding

The Japan Expedition

Japan and Around the World; An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo

Published: Redfield Publishers, New York, 1855

Edition: First edition.

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1 volume. First edition 1855. Tinted lithographs. A good copy of a scarce book.

Blue cloth embossed covers.

377 pages + 2 page publishers catalogue.

8 tinted lithograph plates with new tissue-guards.

Sporadic spotting/foxing.

Copyright and Preface page browned from a newspapers cutting.

Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk

on board the "Mississippi", the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition

to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage.

The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of

Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo [Korea] with inhabitants

in traditional dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of

Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbour at Dezima. The appendix includes

sailing directions for several eastern ports.

Recorded shipping weight 1000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 19.5 x 13.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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