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    Complete 1856 Official History of Commodore Perry's Expedition to the China Seas and Japan: in three volumes:
    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, Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by Order of the Government of the United States, Volume 1. (Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856), first edition, 537 pages, 89 lithographs (some tinted) collated to list of illustrations (without nude bathing plate or plate showing expedition's photographer at work), 78 woodcuts in text, maps (one folding), original brown patterned cloth boards, 4to (9.75" x 11.75"), in modern purpose made maroon cloth slipcase with gilt titles, exterior back hinge cracked, significant wear to extremities of boards, moderate to light damp stain to bottom third of book block, spine and gilt titles faded, former owner's book plate on the free front end paper, interior contents sound and tight, near very good condition.
    [Various Authors] 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, by Order of the Government of the United States, Volume 2. (Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856), first edition, 414 pages, 17 charts, numerous tinted lithographs, and many illustrations in text, original patterned brown cloth boards, 4to (9.75" x 11.75"), in modern purpose made maroon cloth slipcase with gilt titles, moderate foxing throughout, extremities of boards shelf worn, corners frayed and bumped, spine and gilt titles faded, former owner's book plate on the free front end paper, internal contents sound, near very good condition.
    Reverend George Jones United States Japan Expedition. Observations of the Zodiacal Light From April 2, 1853, to April 22, 1853, Made Chiefly on Board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi, During Her Late Cruise in Eastern Seas, and Her Voyage Homeward: With Conclusions From the Data Thus Obtained, Volume 3. (Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856), first edition, 705 pages, 353 star charts, original brown cloth boards, 4to (9.75" x 11.75"), in modern purpose made maroon cloth slipcase with gilt titles, overall shelf wear to boards especially at the extremities, damp moderate foxing throughout, spine and gilt titles faded, former owner's book plate on the free front end paper, internal contents sound and tight, near very good condition.


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