Inscribed on the half-title: Mr Bayer/ With the Author’s/ Kind regards.
Tilley served as an officer on the Russian corvette, Rynda, and was the first Englishman to set foot on Amoor whch had recently been ceded to the Russians by the Japanese. Tilley’s impressions of Japan are favourable.
All the plates are of Japanese location, mostly in and around Yedo.
First edition. 8vo., inscribed by the author on half title, xiii, 405pp., 2 pages ads at end, 8 lithograph plates, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, light offsetting from plates, cloth slightly darkened, an excellent example.
Cordier, Japonica, 553; Sinica 2746.
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