Abridged Narrative of the
Perry Expedition to Japan
Appleton, 1856 and 1857

 
Perry, Commodore M. C.,
Hawks, Francis L., compiler:
Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years of 1852, 1852, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, compiled by Francis L. Hawks, printed by Appleton, New York, 1856 and 1857, 624 pages. Red cloth gold embossed covers and spine. Cover size - 18.5 x 26 cm -- 6 3/4 x 10 1/4 in, 8vo. This edition is often referred to as the "trade edition."

This edition has a total of 9 engraved plates (with tissue guards), 68 full page plates (wood engraved), 11 maps and 44 text illustrations (ie smaller than a page and incorporated into a text page).

Summary of Contents

Introduction.
(Steel Engraved Plate 1 - Prince Izdu)
Section I. Name, Extent & Geography.
Section II. Origin of the Japanese people.
Section III. Government.
Section IV. Religion.
Section V. General View of Past Relations: Portuguese, Dutch, English, Russian and United States.
Section VI. Progress in Industrial Arts and Extent of Civilization in Japan.
Section VII. Literature and Fine Arts.
Section VIII. Natural Production
Chapter I. Departure from the United States
Map 1 - Route of Flag Ships
Chapter II. Funchal, the Canaries, St. Helena (4 full page plates, 3 text illustrations)

Chapter III. From St. Helena to the Cape (3 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)

Chapter IV. Mauritius to Funchal (3 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)

Chapter V. Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Canton (6 full page plates, 1 text illustration)

Chapter VI. Macao, Yang-tse-Keang River, Shanghai to Napha (5 full page plates, 1 text illustration)

Chapter VII. Isles of Lew Chew (First Visit), Napha (1 full page plate, 2 text illustrations)

Steel Engraved Plate 2 - Lew Chew
Map 2 - Lew Chew Harbor
Map 3 - Island of Great Lew Chew
Map 4 - Great Lew Chew and its Dependencies
Chapter VIII. Exploration of Great Lew Chew (4 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)

Chapter IX. Palace, Espionage, Depart to Bonin Island (2 text illustrations)

Steel Engraved Plate 3 - Visit to Shui
Chapter X. Bonin Islands, Port Lloyd, Departure (3 full page plates, 1 text illustration)
Map 5 - Bonin Group of Islands
Chapter XI. Napha, In Lew Chew (2nd Visit) (1 full page plate, 1 text illustration)

Chapter XII. To Japan, In Uraga

Map 6 - Japan Islands Map 7 - Bay of Yedo
Chapter XIII. Stay In Uraga, Landing at Japan (1 full page plate, 2 text illustrations)
Steel Engraved Plate 4 - Delivery of the President's Letter
Chapter XIV. Presenting President's Letter, Farewell (2 text illustrations)
Steel Engraved Plate 5 - To-Ri-Ga-Sa-Ki - Yedo Bay
Chapter XV. Return to Okinawa (3rd Visit), Castle of Tima-Gusko (1 full page plate, 1 text illustration)

Chapter XVI. Canton, Macao & Hong Kong (6 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)

Chapter XVII. In Lew Chew (4th Visit), Departure for Yedo (1 full page plate, 1 text illustration)

Chapter XVIII. Return to Japan, Death of Emperor, Uraga (2 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)

Chapter XIX. Yokuhama, the Landing, Commissioners, Treaty Negotiations, Delivery of the Presents (2 full page plates, 1 text illustration)

Steel Engraved Plate 6 - Perry Meets the Commissioners
Chapter XX. Japanese Gifts, Sumo Wrestlers, Treaty Signed, Japanese Gift of 2 Dogs (4 text illustrations)
Steel Engraved Plate 7 - Wrestlers at Yokuhama
Chapter XXI. Visits to Yokohama, Shimoda (10 full page plates, 1 text illustration)
Steel Engraved Plate 8 - Japanese Funeral at Simoda Map 8 - Simoda Harbor
Chapter XXII. Survey of Shimoda Harbor, Kuro-Siwo, Hakodadi (1 full page plate, 1 text illustration)
Map 9 - Chart of the Kuro Siwo Map 10 - Hakodadi Harbor
Chapter XXIII. Hakodadi (12 full page plates, 2 text illustrations)
Steel Engraved Plate 9 - Street in Hakodadi
Chapter XXIV. Discussions with Commissioners, Funeral of American (1 text illustration)

Chapter XXV. Return to Lew Chew (5th Visit), Survey of Formosa, Close of Expedition (2 full page plates, 1 text illustration)

Map 11 - Island of Formosa
Supplementary Chapter.
Appendix.
Index

 

Steel Engraved Plates

(Click here to see difference between an engraving and lithograph)

  1. "Prince of Idzu" - Frontispiece
     
  2. "Lew Chew" - (After Page 182)
     
  3. "Visit to Shui" - (After Page 216)
     
  4. "Delivery of the President's Letter" - (After Page 294)
     
  5. "To-Ri-Ga-Sa-Ki - Yedo Bay" - (After Page 312)
     
  6. "Commodore Perry Meeting the Imperial Commissioners at Yokuhama" - (After Page 404)
     
  7. "Wrestlers at Yokuhama" - (After Page 430)
     
  8. "A Japanese Funeral at Simoda" - (After Page 472)
     
  9. "Street in Hakodadi" - (After Page 506)
 

Maps

  1. Chart Showing the Tracking of the Flagships - (After Page 94)
     
  2. Harbor of Lew Chew (Napha Harbor) - (After Page 172)
     
  3. Island of Great Lew Chew - (After Page 174)
     
  4. Great Lew Chew and its Dependencies - (After Page 186)
     
  5. Chart of the Bonin Group of Islands - (After Page 226)
     
  6. Japan Islands - (large double fold) (After Page 260)
     
  7. Bay of Yedo - (large double fold) (After Page 266)
     
  8. Simoda Harbor - (After Page 478)
     
  9. Chart of the Kuro Siwo - Japanese Gulf Stream (large double fold) - (After page 494)
     
  10. Hakodadi Harbor - (After Page 500)
     
  11. The Island of Formosa - (After page 572)
 

Summary of Illustrations

                    Full Page      Text
      Engravings  Maps   Plates       Illustrations
Intro     1
Ch 1                1                    1
Ch 2                       4             3
Ch 3                       3             2
Ch 4                       3             2
Ch 5                       6             1
Ch 6                       5             1
Ch 7       1        3      1             2
Ch 8                       4             2
Ch 9       1                             2
Ch 10               1      3             1
Ch 11                      1             1
Ch 12               2                    2
Ch 13      1               1             2
Ch 14      1                             2
Ch 15                      1             1
Ch 16                      6             2
Ch 17                      1             1
Ch 18                      2             2
Ch 19      1               2             1
Ch 20      1                             4
Ch 21      1         1    10             1
Ch 22                2     1             1
Ch 23      1              12             2
Ch 24                                    1
Ch 25                1     2             1
Supp                                     1
          ---       ---   ---           ---
Total      9        11    68             44
          ===       ===   ===           ===
                         Full Page      Text
        Engravings  Maps Plates         Illustrations

Summary:
Steel Engraved Plates   9   Full Page
Woodcut Plates         68   Full Page
Text Illustrations     44
                       --
 Total Illustrations  120

Maps                   11


  

Listing - Full Page Woodcut Plates (68) *

(Plates are after the page listed, however placement may vary significantly among book) Chapter I Chapter II Page 103 View of Funchal, Madeira Page 104 Funchal Cathedral Page 106 Cathedral at Funchal Page 116 Old House at Longwood Chapter III Page 122 Travellers in South Africa Page 124 Caffre Chief, Figo Woman Page 126 African Chief, Soyola, Wife of Soyola Chapter IV Page 132 Port Louis, Mauritius Page 134 Costumes, Mauritius Page 146 Mississippi Saluted by an English Frigate .. Chapter V Page 150 Malaya Proas Page 152 Mosque at Singapore Page 154 Mosque at Singapore (different view) Page 154 Malaya Tombs, Near Singapore Page 158 Barber Boy, Hong Kong Page 161 View of Old China Street, Canton Chapter VI Page 164 Camoen's Cave, Macao Page 166 Camoen's Cave, Macao -- Near View Page 166 Tanka Boat, Macao Page 168 Tanka Boat Girl, Chinese Woman and Child, Macao Page 168 American Consulate and Port of Shanghai Chapter VII Page 180 Lew Chew Peasant Chapter VIII Page 188 Kung-Kwa, Near On-Na, Lew Chew Page 192 Encampment of Exploring Pary, Lew Chew Page 192 Banner Rock Page 194 Castle of Nagagusko Chapter IX Chapter X Page 230 Natural Tunnel, Port Lloyd, Bonin Islands Page 238 South East Bay, Peel Island Page 238 Valley Near South East Bay, Peel Island, Bonin Group Chapter XI Page 248 Entertainment of Regent of Loo Choo, by Comm Perry Chapter XII Chapter XIII Page 292 Landing of Americans at Uraga Chapter XIV Chapter XV Page 328 Ground Plan -- Castle of Timagusko Chapter XVI Page 338 American Graveyard, Macao Page 340 Dress of Chinese Lady of Rank Page 342 Chinese Fruit Seller, Hong Kong Page 346 Cotton Whipping, Hong Kong Page 346 Chinese Barber, Macao Page 348 Chinese Rice Hulling Machine Chapter XVII Page 368 Salt Flats, Napha Chapter XVIII Page 388 Reception of Delegation at Uraga Page 393 Farm Yard, Yokuhama Chapter XIX Page 402 Imperial Barge, Yokuhama Page 406 Nomura 3d Intrepreter Yokuhama Chapter XX Chapter XXI Page 460 Japanese Women, Simoda Page 460 Japanese Women Page 462 Japanese Woman and Daughter, Simoda Page 463 Roadside Chapel, Yokuhama Page 464 Simoda, From the Creek Page 466 Valley above Simoda Page 468 Landing Place at Simoda Page 470 Japanese Kitchen, Hakodadi Page 474 Street and Enterance to Chief Temple, Simoda Page 476 Ship Yard, Simoda Chapter XXII Page 498 Hakodadi, from the Bay Chapter XXIII Page 509 Japanese Cushion, Musical & Writing Instruments Page 514 Temple of Benieny Page 516 Priest in Full Dress, Simoda Page 518 Fishing, Hakodadi Page 522 Kago Cage Page 522 Sub-Prefect of Hakodadi Page 524 Japanese Cooper Page 524 Cabinet Ware, Japanese Clock, Japanese Shoes Page 526 Blacksmith's Shop, Simoda Page 530 Japanese Horse Page 530 Japanese Hores (different view) Page 532 Japanese Game Chapter XXIV Chapter XXV Page 576 The Mississippi in a Typhoon Page 578 Boat with Sillababoos.... Supplement Appendix Index *Full page plates are printed one per page. One side of each full page plate is blank. These plates are on thicker pager than the text. I believe the best descriptive term for these plates is "woodcut or wood engraved." Full Page plate paper is 5+mm thick. Text paper is 4mm thick. Steel Engraved Plate paper is 8.5mm thick and is protected on the image side with a tissue guard.

 
Collation. Full Title: Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan, Performed in the Years of 1852, 1852, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy, Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854, Under the Command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United State Navy, By Order of the Government of the United States, Compiled From the Original Notes and Journals of Commodore Perry and His Officers, At His Request and Under His Supervision, By Francis L. Hawks, D.D. LL. D. With Numerous Illustrations.
Frontispiece (engraved), Title Page, Prefatory Note (6 pages), Errata sheet (1/2 page), Letter of the Secretary of the Navy, Text (numbered pages 1-591), Appendix (pages 592-604) and Index (pages 605-624) for a total of 624 pages. The full page steel engravings (9), maps/charts (11) and woodcut illustrations (68) are not numbered.

 

Covers - 1856
Appleton Abridged Book

 
Front and Back Cover (gold embossed)

 

 
Spine (gold embossed -elaborate scroll work)

Top - Eagle with US Shield and Flag
Also the and unidentified flag, presumably Japanese
(above and to the right of the eagle's wing).

COMM. PERRY'S
EXPEDITION TO
JAPAN
AND
THE CHINA SEAS

Middle - Stark flying right

Bottom - Ships.

 


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