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Memorials of the Empire of Japon: In the XVI and XVII Centuries.
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society 1850 - Very good hardcover. Original gilt ruled brown calf leather, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt & gilt stamped morocco label. Marbled endpapers, all edges sprinkled red. Boards edge worn, rubbed & bumped. Bookplate on front paste down. Folding map is a modern replacement. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society, 8. Includes several full-page facsimile documents, including one large folding facsimile. A replacement folding map bound in facing the title page, 'A Chart of the Empire of Japon Constructed (From Kampfer, Krausenstern etc.) by J. Wharton Rundall, 1850. Includes 'Report for 1849'. Contents: A description of the empire of the 16th century. From Harleian mss. 6249. Letters of William Adams, 1611 to 1617. Notes. Summary of a narrative by His Excellency Don Rodrigo de Vivero y Velasco, Governor General of the Philippine Islands, of his residence in the empire: A.D. 1608-1610. 8, xxxviii, 186, [1] pages, pages of plates. Folding map. A presentation copy inscribed by the author to his son, who drew the map. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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