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CORNWALLIS, Kinahan.
Two Journeys to Japan 1856-7.

Published
London: Thomas Cautley Newby, 1859.
Plates
8
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Thomas Cautley Newby, 1859.
Ref
638

FIRST EDITION. 2 x octavo volumes, with 8 hand-coloured lithographic plates. Original cloth; gilt decoration to spines, titles in gilt to spines, inner hinges cracked and worn, MS signatures to title pages, housed in an attractive quarter morocco slipcase. FIRST EDITION of this picturesque tour which followed the in the wake of Perry opening Japan up in 1853. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontispiece. Ladies witnessing the performance of the actors at Nagasaki. 2. A scene off Simoda. 3. A street in Simoda. 4. The Governor of Hakodadi & Suite while witnessing the Wrestling match. 5. Theatricals at Nagasaki. Volume 2. 6. Frontispiece. My Nagasaki Friends, Noskotoska & Tazolee. 7. A Buddhist Temple at Nagasaki. 8. A Japanese Funeral Procession, Nagasaki.