The Japan Express (Yokohama Newspaper) Published by Raphael Schoyer
The Japan Express. Extra.
Published on September 17, 1862.
This special 'Extra' edition was published as a result of the Namamugi Incident when foreigners were cut down while on a horseride.
One page as issued 53.8 x 34.9cm. Printed on soft, strong paper.
Woodblock printed on both sides in Schoyer's hand. This issue contains a scathing attack on Edward St. John Neale (1812–1866) who was the Chargé d'affaires of Great Britain in Japan at the time of the Namamugi Incident because he was very cautious in his response to the Japanese authorities. The Western community in Yokohama called for immediate retribution.
In very good condition with some creases and wear. Very few copies were ever printed and the newspaper itself only lasted a matter of months apparently.