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Personal narrative of a voyage to Japan - TRONSON, John Mortlock (1830-1863) - 1859. 
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1859. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xiii; ; 414; 24 of adverts. Bound in publisher's blind stamped dark red cloth, with gilt blocking to spine, expertly rebacked with the original cloth laid on. With 5 folding charts and maps, 8 plates, and two vignettes. Occasional thumb marks to the textblock, a couple of pencil annotations to the margins. The maps facing pages 271 and 365 have had somewhat heavy handed tape reinforcement to some closed tears, thankfully not encroaching onto the printed part. Small closed tears to the outside edge of a couple of leaves. Some light sporadic spotting. Bookseller's label of H.S. Scott of Carlisle to front pastedown. Cloth has some slight rubbing, slightly sunned to spine. Very good. Tronson sailed aboard the steam sloop Barracouta as part of the squadron sent to strike a treaty of trade and friendship with the Japanese government under the leadership of Sir James Stirling.
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