The Japan Express - Vol.1 Nos. 3&4 Published by Raphael Schoyer
The Japan Express. Published on Saturday, 14 June, 1862 in Yokohama. One large folded page as issued (70.6 x 53.4cm when unfolded). Printed on soft, strong paper. Woodblock printed on both sides in Schoyer's hand. Contains information about an auction sale to be held by Schoyer (1800-1865), who was also an auctioneer, shipping news, an attack on The Japan Herald, news on the US Civil War, revolution in Japan and daimyo, shipping arrivals and departures, as well as a farewell to D.C. Brower by Schoyer. Also a reference to 'Ando Tsoosima' [Ando Tsushima no kami] having been killed which was actually incorrect.
In good condition with some darkening at edges. Old stain down right margin affecting front page. A few tiny holes. Very few copies were ever printed and the newspaper itself only lasted a matter of months. e32090648