Cornwallis, Kinahan:
Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7, London, Thomas Cautley Newby, 1859, 12mo (5 x 8 in - 13.2 x 20.3 cm), blind stamp cloth (blue) with gilt on spine, 2 volumes, volume number at foot of spine, two hand colored frontispieces, one hand colored plate and five tinted lithographs, 340 pp and 300 pp. Many of the plates in the set appear to have been patterned after images in the US Government published narrative of the Perry Expedition to Japan published a few years earlier.

 
Illustrations per directions to the binder in Volume I

    Volume I
  1. Ladies witnessing the Theatricals at Nagasaki* - to Face Title Page.
  2. Scene off Simoda - page 24.
  3. A Street in Simoda - Page 82.
  4. The Governor of Hakodadi and suite while witnessing the wrestling match - Page 166.
  5. A Japanese Funeral Procession, Nagasaki - Page 252.
  6. Theatricals at Nagasaki* - Page 275.

    Volume II

  7. My Nagasaki friends, Noskotoska and Tazolle* - to Face Title Page.
  8. A Buddhist Temple, Nagasaki - Page 206

* Frontispieces and Theatricals at Nagasaki are hand colored lithographs
Other 5 plates are tinted lithographs. Plate/page size is 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 in - 12 x 19.2 cm.

 
Volume I covers "Journey the First" in chapters 1-7 (pages 1-198) and "Journey the Second" in chapters 8-15 (pages 199-340). The second journey starts in early August, 1857, and includes an extensive account of a visit to Okinawa (Lew-Kew) at pages 203-233. Cornwallis stated the following regarding Okinawa:

The island struck me as being one of the most beautiful I had ever trodden, and scenery the most varied within so prescribed a compass. (page 207).
At this point Cornwallis was traveling aboard an unnamed "American steam-frigate."

 









 

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