1856. Item #80566
(PERRY, M. C.) HAWKS, Francis L. 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. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856. vii pp. + errata slip + 624 pp. + 78 plates (incl. frontispiece) engraved on wood and steel, and 9 maps. 8vo., three quarter calf with gilt spine, raised bands, marbled edges and marbled paper covered boards. Moderate shelfwear to edges, heel and crown. Gilt spine slightly cracked, rubbed. Light wear to boards. Light foxing to frontispiece and occasional text/plates. Maps excellent, but for a short closed tear to edge of map facing p. 95. Sabin 30968 lists 89 plates; but there is no plate list present to indicate exactly how many plates should be present. This volume does not include the suppressed "bathing scene" plate. Very good plus.