Two Visits to the Island of Saghalien and the Gulf of Tartary Scarce work by Mrs. Emily S. Patton
[Japan] Published just after Japan seized control of the territory from Russia towards the end of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, but actually about visits made in 1897-1898 by Patton. Saghalien [Sakhalin], or Karafuto in Japanese, was well known as a penal colony. With lithograph of the port of Korsakoff (based on a sketch by Patton) and a map on verso, this is a very scarce publication. Inscribed, 'Mr. William Abbs, from Mrs. Patton, April 1909', at top of front cover. Emily Sophia Patton (1831-1912) was a British-born Australian who lived in Japan from 1889 until her death. She taught music and wrote a couple of other books on Japan.
Yokohama. Japan Gazette Press. 1905.
32pp. 24.7 x 17.5cm.
In very good to fine condition. Minor age wear only. b34051189