Year/Century: 19th century
Description: The entire 1856 official history of Commodore Perry's expedition to the China Seas and Japan is available in three volumes: Volume 1 is Francis L. Hawks' Narrative of the American squadron's expedition to the China Seas and Japan, conducted in 1852, 1853, and 1854 under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, US Navy, by order of the US government. 78 woodcuts in text, maps (one folding), original brown patterned cloth boards, 537 pages, 89 lithographs (some tinted) collated to list of pictures, and first edition (published by order of Congress of the United States, Beverly Tucker, Senate Printer, Washington, 1856). First edition, 414 pages, 17 charts, numerous tinted lithographs, numerous illustrations in text, original patterned brown cloth boards. 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).
Japan Expedition of the United States Reverend George Jones. First edition, 705 pages, 353 star charts, original brown cloth boards, Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1856. 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
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