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RECOLLECTIONS OF JAPAN, Comprising a Particular Account of the Religion, Language, Government, Laws and Manners of the People with Observations on the Geography, Climate, Population & Productions of the Country.
Printed for Henry Colburn, London 1819 - Near Fine hardback First Edition in later nineteenth century half calf , marbled boards binding with red leather spine label, gilt lettering. 8vo. viii, lxxxix, 302 pp. Rare, particularly in this condition. Vasilii Golovnin (1776-1831) was a Russian navigator and Vice Admiral. While exploring the Kunashir Island in 1811, he was captured by the Japanese and held captive on the island of Hokkaido. After one failed escape attempt he decided to devote his time to learning Japanese and studying Japanese culture and history. After his release in 1813 he wrote the renowned "Captivity in Japan During the Years 1811, 1812, 1813" and followed it with the current volume which reports more directly on his broader study of the Japan and the Japanese people. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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