~~ Book 1879080617 ~~

The Satsuma Rebellion
August H. Mounsey, 1879

Condition. The book is in Good condition and in the original binding. Mottling/spotting to the spine and covers and cover edges are scrapes. Corners are bumped and the head and foot of the spine are soft. There a ding on the outside edge of the front cover. The inner hinges (front and back) are cracked but the binding remains tight with a slight lean. The free endpaper at the rear is almost detached. Internally very clean with no marking, staining or foxing. The foldout map at the rear has a one inch tear at the bottom where it is attached. The tear is outside the image area.

Mounsey, Augustus H.:
The Satsuma Rebellion. An Episode of Modern Japanese History, With Maps, London, John Murray, printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1879, 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in - 14 x 19.6 cm), green blindstamped cloth with gilt stamped decoration on front and back covers, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge untrimmed, frontispiece map of "Kiusiu," foldout tinted map of Japan (31 x 27.4 cm) following the last page of text, 294 pages of text with an additional 32 pages of publisher's advertisements ("Mr. Murray's General List of Works") at the rear dated January, 1878.


Crests (found on the front and back covers).

Mikado's Crest - Kiku/Chrysanthemum
Mikado's Crest

Mikado's Crest - Kiri
Mikado's Crest

Satsuma Crest
House of Shimadzu, Daimio of Satsuma
Satsuma Crest

Tokugawa Crest
Tokugawa Crest

Title Page:

Frontispiece Map:

Fold-Out Map at Rear:


Major Sections/Parts

Part I. The Restoration of 1868.

Part II. The part played by the Satsuma Clan in preparing the way for the restoration and bringing it about.

Part III. The individual action in public affairs of the prominent men of the Satsuma Clan up to the outbreak of the rebellion in 1877.

Saigo Takamori
Iwakura Tomomi
Abolition of the Diamiates
Motives of the war party
Disquieting state of Satsuma
The Pension Commutation Act

Part IV. The Rebellion.

Saigo and his army march out of Kagoshimo
Seige of Kumamoto
Position of affairs after the relief of Kumamoto
Course of the civil war in the north
Course of the war in the south
Battle of Nobeoka
Termination of the Rebellion Conclusion - Cost of the Rebellion & political effects of the Rebellion.


Map of Kiushui - frontispiece
Map of Japan - folding map at the rear


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