Perry's Expedition to Japan
[Commodore M[atthew] C[albraith] Perry]. Francis L. Hawks.
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the
China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854
...Washington: Beverley Tucker and A. O. P. Nicholson,
1856. First edition, mixed House (volume II) and Senate issue
(volumes I and III). Three quarto volumes. Complete with 158
inserted lithographs, engravings, charts and maps (including 23
hand-colored natural history plates). Lacks the suppressed "Public
Bath at Simoda," not called-for in list of illustrations, as is
most common. With numerous wood-engravings throughout. Bound in
contemporary full calf, boards decoratively ruled in black. All
volumes uniformly rebacked to style in modern brown calf, spines
numbered in gilt, gilt black morocco lettering labels, new
endleaves. Some wear and soiling to original boards, some wear and
a few short tears and mild foxing in text. Some larger fold-out
maps with tears. Each volume with warm presentation to a Lt.
Richard R. Pleasants from his father in memory of the younger
Pleasnts' World War II service aboard the U. S. S. Mississippi.
Still, a good set. Sabin 30968.
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