NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION OF AN AMERICAN SQUADRON TO THE CHINA SEAS AND JAPAN, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854 - Volume 2 Only But with the Illustrations from Volumes 1 and 3
Washington: Nicholson, 1856. First Edition. Small Folio. Item #09537
House issue, of this most important expedition, led by Commodore Perry, which opened Japan to the West. original cloth, volume 2 only, but with the illustrations from volumes 1 and 2, unbound; lacking the "suppressed" NUDE BATHING PLATE. Vol. II shows minor wear at extremities, small loss at spine ends and small stain at lower margin of first 100 pages, not affecting text; cloth darkened at lower front board. Overall very good. Lacks chart showing tracks of hurricanes at page 354. Plates are very good to fine. Neat owner name and date on title page. Folding maps bound in at rear.