(Early Ethnography) 1 Vol. Heine, William. Graphic Scenes of the Japan Expedition. New York: G. P. Putnam, 1856. Folio, modern buckram. With additional illustrated title, mounted tinted portrait, and 9 mounted color plates. Repair to additional title, some dust smudging to edges of additional title, moderate foxing to title page and dedication, dust spotting, primarily to margins, of text leaves, moderate dust smudging and some foxing to plate mounts, heaviest on last plate mount, color plates generally clean, portrait mount coming loose, other mounts a little sprung. Ex-library: perforated stamp at foot of letterpress title, ink stamp at foot of dedication. Plates free of library markings.
Bennett page 53, "The plates are very beautiful Japanese scenes and places of special interest, many times finer than the plates in the... regular account of the Perry Expedition."
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