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    Admiral Perry's Expedition to Japan

    [Commodore Perry]. Francis L. Hawks [editor]. 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. Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1856.

    First edition. Quarto. 537 pages. Numerous tinted lithographed plates and woodcut plates.

    Publisher's brown half leather with green cloth boards. Gilt titles and decoration on backstrip. All page edges trimmed and speckled brown. Rubbed extremities with soiling to boards. Ink inscription on recto of fifth free endpaper and ownership name along top margin to title-page. Penciling on verso of fifth free endpaper and recto of sixth that appears to be a translation of some part of Japanese alphabet. Minor toning to pages. Lightly foxed preliminary pages with scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy.

    First volume of Perry's Japanese expedition.


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