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Letter of Captain H.A. Adams to Commodore Perry

Regarding the Treaty of Kanagawa

Letter of Captain H.A. Adams to Commodore Perry Regarding the Treaty of Kanagawa
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Letter of Captain H.A. Adams to Commodore Perry Regarding the Treaty of Kanagawa

[Japan] Communicating the Particulars of the Ratification of The Treaty of Ka-Na-Ga-Wa. Scarce publication containing a number of letters written by Adams to Japanese officials and Perry to update him on the latest situation regarding the treaty with Japan. He mentions employing Mr. Wilhelm Lobcheid in Hong Kong as interpreter. There is an interesting description of the earthquake that devastated Shimoda and sank the Russian frigate 'Diana'. Also, we can understand the communication problems the parties faced and misunderstandings that appeared due to the language used that was sometimes very difficult to interpret into Japanese satisfactorily.

 

No publisher. No place. [1856].

 

12pp. (text pages numbered 202-210). 28.9 x 22.4cm.

 

In very good to fine condition. Minor age wear. Cover with slight curl. nb33060008

Letter of Captain H.A. Adams to Commodore Perry

Price: ¥66,000




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