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Francis Hawks
1856 Set 3 LEATHER COMMODORE PERRY JAPAN CHINA EXPEDITION Color Plates SHANGHAI
Nicholson, 1856. Very good. Narrative of an Expedition 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, published by Order of the Government of the United States, Three volumes, 1856 Narrative of an Expedition 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, published by Order of the Government of the United States. Compiled by Francis L. Hawks. Three volumes. Printed in 1856 by A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer. First edition. With suppressed naked bathing scene. Detailed account of Perry's expedition to open Japan to the West, one of the most important diplomatic missions ever undertaken by an American naval officer, the goal of which was to force Japan to end its isolationist policies and enter diplomatic and trade relations with the U.S. He did this with a show of naval force and, at the time, Japan had no navy with which to counter. More Western nations followed suit and massive changes ensued, eventually sealing the fate of Japan's feudal system. On his return Perry worked jointly with Hawks on the report. The daguerreotypist E. Brown, Jr. went on the expedition and took what were probably some of the earliest photographic images of Japan, many of them reproduced lithographically here. Profusely illustrated set. Vol 1 has 89 lithographic plates, most in color, including three color "facsimiles" of Japanese woodblock prints (2 folding), several maps and charts (2 folding), and more than 75 woodcuts in the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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