Title The Mikado's Empire. Bk. I, History of Japan. Bk. II, Personal Experiences, Observations and Studies in Japan
Book Condition Fair
Edition First Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher New York, New York, U.S.A. Harper & Bros. 1876
Seller ID 007342
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Author's preface dated May 10th, 1876. Red buckram binding, moderately soiled and age-darkened, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Moderately bumped and abraded spine head and tail and corners. 8.5 x 6 inches. Hinges gently cracked but text block firmly bound in. Dark brown paper pastedowns/FEPs. With 625 numbered pages, followed by 12 pages of publisher's adverts. With map of the Emipre of Japan plus 108 illustrations including vignettes and full-page illustrations. Intermittent foxing throughout the book. Else a clean volume. A Fair Only copy.