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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Under the Command of Commodore M C Perry of the United States Navy. Vols. I and II [of three volumes]
First Edition. Quarter-leather cover. G : in good condition. Covers rubbed with wear to leather spines and fading to lower edges of front cover of vol. II. Both vols. with stamp and bookplate of the Cruising Library Association. Some mild browning to pages and sporadic light foxing. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xvii; 537pp; 414pp, xipp. Vol. I with 88 [of 89] colour plates including two folding facsimiles of Japanese paintings. Additional folding maps. Vol. II with chromolithographic plates (natural history), and 16 charts, plus two folding maps. This edition of does not include the suppressed 'nude bathing scene'. The two volumes of the American expedition to China and Japan refer to the period which saw the beginnings of international relations between the two major powers. Profusely illustrated with drawings which display all aspects of the Orient from a Western perspective.Volume two contains a facsimile of the original treaty with Japan.
      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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