Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs by J.M.W. Silver
[Japan] A very good example of this impressively illustrated work by Jacob Mortimer Wier Silver, a British marine who was stationed in Japan from 1864-65. Complete with its 28 impressive chromolithographs that were copied from illustrations by Japanese artists, the book cost a hefty £2/2s when published. Silver writes briefly about various Japanese customs including festivals, fire-brigades, domestic life, ritual suicide, games, crime and punishment, superstitions and more.
London. Day and Son. 1867.
pp.[viii], 51, errata, 28 chromolithographed plates (incl. title page). 29.5 x 22cm.
In very good condition. Covers a bit worn along spine and corners a little bumped. Internally very good with only minor wear. b35091469