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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

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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

by PERRY, Matthew Clabraith; HAWKS, Francis

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1856 1ed Narrative of Expedition American Squadron Perry Hawkes JAPAN China MAPS

First and only complete edition of Commodore Perry's Japan Expedition!

Matthew Perry was one of the most important American Naval officers during the 19th-century. While he was notable for his involvement in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War, his most famous accomplishment came as the leader of a voyage to Japan beginning in 1852 aboard the East India Squadron. This series of short visits sought to pursue Japanese trade treaties, but Perry and his crew discovered much more – Japanese and Chinese cultures, politics, coal mining and agriculture, as well as attempts at occupation of Formosa. While many events came from this expedition, according to Hill,

"the most important result was that the visit contributed to the collapse of the feudal regime and to the modernization of Japan"

The events of this expedition were recorded by Perry and Francis Hawks in the 1856 account "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan."

This first 'House of Representatives' edition includes reports of Perry's topographical discovers as well as scientific and astrological studies. It is printed in three volumes with incredible illustrations throughout.

Item number: #12282

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PERRY, Matthew Clabraith; HAWKS, Francis

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

Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, 1856. First edition.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes

o Vol. 1 – xvii, [1], 537, [1]

89 lithographic plates

78 in-text woodcuts

2 folding maps

o Vol. 2 – [8], 414, [4], XI, [3]

43 lithographic plates

16 enormous folding maps

Numerous in-text woodcuts

o Vol. 3 – XLIII, [1], 705, [1]

352 full-page woodcut star charts

· References: Sabin 30968; Wenckstern I, 620; Hill 1332

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; secure

o Cloth

· Size: ~11.75in X 9.75in (30cm x 25cm)

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Title
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
Author
PERRY, Matthew Clabraith; HAWKS, Francis
Format/binding
Hardcover; secure
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
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Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
A.O.P. Nicholson, printer
Place of Publication
Washington
Date Published
1856
Keywords
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