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    Commodore M. C. Perry. Narrative of the Expedition...to...Japan, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854. Washington: Tucker, 1856. First edition set.

    More Information: Commodore M[atthew] C[albraith] Perry. 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, Senate Printer, 1856.  First edition, House issue. 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. With numerous wood-engravings throughout. Publisher's original cloth binding. Some sunning and rubbing to bindings, text over-opened in several places in Volume I, page 411 in Volume I with a hole and damage to text, some foxing to plates, a few tears to fold-out charts and maps. Bookplates of Joseph Cook in Volume I and II. Overall, near fine.

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