Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59. In Two Volumes. Vol. II

OLIPHANT, Laurence

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The text covers all sorts of topics, including the author's first view of Japan, missionaries, bazaars, the residence of the American Consul, residence of the British Mission, Japan's government, a Japanese funeral, future prospects of Japan, the Chinese climate, impressions of China, etc. Appendices include a note on prostitution, supported and protected by the government in Japan. Author was Elgin's secretary.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1859
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Poor
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Vol. II only: xi, 496 p. 24 cm. 29 in-text line drawings, 13 plates with varying degrees of colour, 3 fold-out maps. Blue cloth hardcover with gold and blank impressing. From our As Is shelf. Boards and spine separating from text block. Corners, hinges, and spine ends worn. Label at top of front cover. Remains of letter pasted to front free endpaper. Ink signature on half title. Some thumbing and spotting throughout. Cracked at pp. 128-129.

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