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.
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
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