77 Samurai Japan's First Embassy to America. Lewis Bush.

77 Samurai Japan's First Embassy to America

Hardcover, Palo Alto, California: Kodansha International Ltd., 1968. First Edition. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Stated First Edition. No previous ownership markings. Spine gently bumped at bottom. Remainder mark (stamp of red star) on bottom page edge. Top page edges tanned and slightly soiled. Minor soiling to side page edge. Back panel has two smallish dark marks. Dust jacket is clean and bright with no fading, not even to spine panel. Original price present on fron jacket flap. Minor shelf wear to top edge of jacket. Top of spine panel gently bumped. Dust jacket now protected in Mylar. Based on the book by Itsuro Hattori. This is the story of the first Japanese embassy to the US in which 77 persons of Samurai rank came to the US to exchange ratification documents of the treaty of amity and commerce signed by the two nations. Based on Ambassador Muragaki's diary, official records, and rare pamphlets and newspapers of the day. Japan was just opening and America was on the brink of Civil War. A fascinating account of the meeting of two completely different cultures. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. [Item #69308]

Price: $30.00

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