~~ Book 1940081010 ~~
1st Edition (1940)
Sproston, John Glendy (Journal Writer)
There is a Japanese language colophon at the rear indicating printing and publication in Showa 15 (1940). The colophon notes a paper cover edition selling for $2.25 and a bound in cloth edition selling for $2.75.
The paper used in the production of this book was low quality and I have only seen it in aged to tan condition, much like newspaper type paper. The glossy plates are better quality but they also take on the tan from the adjacent text pages. Tan, aged paper, appears to be a normal and unavoidable condition with this edition.
This book is part of the "Monumenta Nipponica Monographs Edited by Sophia University Series on Early American-Japanese Relations (Documents connected with Commodore Perry's Expedition)."
Listing of Illustrations
1. House of Reception in Kanagawa 2. Private Audience Room 3. Official Barge of the Shogun 4. Japanese Wrestlers Pic 5. American Squadron in Shimoda Pic 6. Horton's Canoe 7. Port Lloyd, Peel Island 8. Pleasant Bay with Goat Island in Distance 9. Pilot's Residence 10. St. Peter's Island 11. Seven Islands of Izu 12. Harbor of Hakodate 13. Jogenji Temple 14. Ko-jima no Seto Channel 15. Broughton's Rock 16. Shimoda Bay 17. Eating Pineapples in a Shed 18. Military Camp in Keelung Formasa 19. A Mandarin
Table of Contents
Introduction Private JournalThe illustrations vary greatly in size. The illustrations are "sketch" art and not the same professional type drawings by Heine found in the Narrative of the Expedition. Many of the illustrations are in reverse (negative type) format with black being the background and the drawing in white.American Anchorage, Yedo Bay Visit to Shimoda Description of Hakodade Return to Simoda Description of Coal Field in Formosa History of Formosa At Anchor, Harbor of Manila Visit to Manila--Galla Day American Ships at Anchor in the Harbour of Manila Manila CigarsAppendix
Collation (1940 - 1st Edition). Full Title: A Private Journal of John Glendy Sproston, U.S.N. List of Monumenta Nipponica Monographs 2 pp + Title Page 1 pp + Journal Writers Title Page 1 p, List of Illustrations 1 p, Contents 1p, Note (i-iii) 3 p, Introduction (Editor's Note) (vii-x) 4 pp, Biographical Note (xi-xii) 2 pp, Journal (1-104), Appendix (105-117), Index (118-122), Printers imprint 1 p. Total pages numbered is 122 pp.