Japan-China War: On the Regent's Sword

Jukichi Inouye & Kazumasa Ogawa
1895 - 3 Maps, 25 Collotype Plates


The General Staff Department

Inouye Jukichi
Ogawa Kazumasa (Collotype Plates):
The Japan - China War: On the Regent's Sword. Kinchow, Talienwan, Port Arthur -- Compiled from Official and other Sources by Jukichi Inouye with Numerous Collotypes by K. Ogawa, 8vo (7 x 10 in - 17.8 x 25.3 cm), Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh, printed at the Tsukiji Type Foundry, Tokyo, Meiji 28 (1895), stiff illustrated wraps, covers lithographed in color (yellow and black) with a black and white collotype image on the front and back, 3 lithographed maps - one is double page and with color, preface (2 page, one is blank however), list of plates (1 page), 25 black and white collotype plates (frontispiece + 24), 37 numbered text pages and appendix. One of the collotype plates spans two pages.

This part is an account of the activities of the Second Japanese Army on the Kinchow Peninsula for the period from September 15, 1894 through December 1, 1894. It presents the Japanese version of events in the battles of Kinchow, Port Arthur and Talienwan. The preface notes that "...all reference to alleged atrocities at Port Arthur has been avoided as the heated controversy to which they have given rise has not yet subsided and it would be impossible to give an impartial account in the face of contradictory allegations that have been put forward."

This is one in a series of three books by the same author which are illustrated with K. Ogawa collotypes. For more information on the entire series, click here.

For information on Kazumasa Ogawa, click here.

Title Page:

List of Collotype Plates (a page from the book).

Maps and the 25 Collotype Plates by K. Ogawa:

Lithographed Maps (Not listed in the "List of Plates"):

       The Regent's Sword

       Shingking (2 pages) with color

       Environs of Port Arthur

Collotype Plates (Frontispiece + 24)

Frontispiece  Attack of the Field Artillery on Kinchow.

I.     Men-of-war and Transports at anchor off Hwayuan-kow. 

II.    Provisions landed at Hwayuan-kow. 
       Temporary Pier at Hwayuan-kow at full tide.

III.   The Encampment at Hwayuan-kow.
       Landing Provisions at Hwayuan-kow.

IV.    The Beach at Petsewo at low-tide.
       The same at high-tide.

V.     The Second Regiment, Infantry, before the walls of Kinchow.

VI     Chinese Dead on a Field near Kinchow.
       Examination of Prisoners after the Occupation of Kinchow.

VII.   The Pier at Liushootun, Talienwan.

VIII.  View of the Fort at Hoshang, Talienwan.

IX.    Interior of the Hoshang Fort, Talienwan.

X.     The First Division at Shwangtaikow.

XI.    The First Regiment of Artillery firing upon the enemy come to 
        attack the Second Regiment, Infantry.
        The smoke on the right hill is from the Field Artillery and that 
        on the left from the Mountain Artillery, while the Infantry is 
        about to extend on the foreground.
XII.    The Ambulance Corps carrying away the dead from Toochingtse.

XIII.   The First Regiment, Infantry, in occupation  of the  Camp  
         deserted by the Enemy at Fongheatun, near Port Arthur. 

XIV.    In the Camp of the Second Army on the Eve of the Attack on 
         Port Arthur, from a Drawing by T. Asai.
       [Only plate not from a photograph]

XV.    A Company of Mountain Artillery firing at Fongheatun, near Port Arthur.

XVI.   Barracks of the Kiangtse Troops at Port Arthur.

XVII.  View of the Tiger's Tail Promontory. (Right-half).

XVIII. View of the Tiger's Tail Promontory. (Left-half.)
        On the right is Chingtow Fort; next to it in the distance is the 
        Mantow Fort; to the left of it is the Mante Fort, below which 
        are barracks, while in the  distance on the left is to be seen
        the Lighthouse Department. 

XIX.   Muster of the First Regiment and portion of the Fifteenth  Regiment 
        at Sooheatun, near Kinchow.

XX.    View of the Entrance to Port Arthur from the Mantseying Fort.
        The Hwangkin Forts on the right and the Tiger's Tail in the centre.

XXI.   Bird's eye View of Port Arthur.

XXII.  A Chinese Play at Port Arthur.

XXIII. Officers celebrating their Victory at the Dockyard at Port Arthur.

XXIV.  A Funeral Service outside the East Gate of Kinchow.


Printed: Meiji 28(1895).2.23
Distributed: Meiji 28 (1895).2.26

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