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Japan and th e United States: Early Encounters 1791-1860
Japan and th e United States Early Encounters 1791-1860 Author:Alfred Tamarin 1st printing. B&W illustrations. For several centuries Japan was a unquie civilization setting herself apart, and protecting her people from foreign contacts and influences. During that time trade with the West was limited to the early visit of a Dutch East India Company vessel, whose crew would be quarantined on an island in Nagaski harbor. — ... more »The author has drawn on a wide range of contemporary sources to write a fascinating account of the opening of Japan. Unofficial contact with the West- through sea captains, shipwrecked sailors, missionaries, and adventurers- led inevitably to the summer morning if 1853 when Commodore Perry steamed into Tokyo Bay.
Hardback but paper cover is slightly soiled/worn with a small rip on top.« less