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Hawks, Francis L.
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, by Order of the Government of the United States.
Congress of the United States, 1856. "Compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request, and under his supervision." House of Representatives edition by order of the Congress of the United States. A.O.P Nicholson, Printer, Washington, 1856. Bound by J. Desmonts, J. Mac Donald Co., Norwalk, Conn. In three very good minus, first edition volumes. Rebound in burgundy cloth, leather labels with gilt lettering on spines. Page edges are fragile and with a number of chips and closed tears, mostly minor. Some foxing internally, mostly on pages around illustrations. Shadow transfers from lithographs to facing text pages. A few leaves pulling loose at inner margins. A total of 140 lithographic plates (mostly litho tints; 17 hand-colored), 3 lithographic reproductions of colored woodblock prints, numerous word-engraved illustrations through-out the text. Vol I: Title page is loose. Includes 3 fold-out maps, one is separated at the fold; also includes two 3-fold out color painting facsimiles, included in the total illustration count. Vol II: Illustrations are mainly animals and fauna, also 16 pages of heavier (similar to card stock) nautical charts of trade wind graphs; and 14 pages of the facsimile of the Treaty with Japan, in Japanese. Vol III: pp. iv & v are loosened but holding. The focus of this volume is Observations of Zodiacal Light, with 328 observations dating from April 2, 1853 - April 21, 1855; 13 Moon Zodiacal Light observations from Nov. 21, 1853 - Feb. 3, 1855; and 12 Cassini observations from Feb. 27, 1685 - Nov. 14, 1687 ( … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: R & G Bliss Books [Excelsior, MN, U.S.A.]
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