Edinburgh & London. 1859. 210pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth, spine with raised bands, leather label. Bit rubbed, covers bit faded. Pencil corrections in the text, possibly by the author. Very good. Item #WRCAM24865
The author was a captain in the Royal Navy. He describes travel from China to Japan, Japanese scenery in Nagasaki, the Dutch establishment in Japan, a visit by the governor of Nagasaki, an earthquake at Simoda, and a visit to Yedo, as well as the customs and attitudes of the Japanese toward westerners. An interesting account by a British naval officer just after the opening of Japan. CORDIER, BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA 541.