Black Ships Off Japan: The Story
of Commodore Perry's Expedition
by Arthur Walworth

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Walworth, Arthur:
Black Ships Off Japan: The Story of Commodore Perry's Expedition, New York, Knopf, 1946, orange pictorial cloth, 278 pp, 2 maps, 12 appendices (A-L), frontispiece (portrait of Perry) + 7 black and white plates, bibliography, sources of quotations and index, small 8vo (5 7/8 x 8 1/2 in - 15 x 22 cm), pictorial dust jacket. This well researched and documented book recounts the Japan expedition and how it impacted on the Japanese as well as the Americans. The book is introduced by the noted Japanese authority, George Sansom.

Chapter I.    Ships from the East
Chapter II.   The Japan Expedition Mobilizes
Chapter III.  Along the China Coast
Chapter IV.   Dress Rehearsal  [Okinawa]
Chapter V.    Islands Without People
Chapter VI.   Poker Diplomacy
Chapter VII.  Contact
Chapter VIII. Sayonara
Chapter IX.   Return to Base
Chapter X.    Between Acts
Chapter XI.   Behind the Screens
Chapter XII.  Re-entry
Chapter XIII. Pourparlers
Chapter XIV.  Treaty-Making
Chapter XV.   Side-Shows
Chapter XVI.  Into the Opened Ports
Chapter XVII. Curtain
Listing of Plates:
Matthew Calbraith Perry
Bayard Taylor*
Chief Interpreter S. Wells Williams*
Franklin Buchanan*
The Susquehanna in July 1853
Guard-boats Challenge the American Surveyors
The Americans Land at Kurihama
Perry and Members of His Staff as the Japanese Saw Them
Delivering the American Presents at Yokohama
Exercises in the Temple Grounds at Shimoda
* all on same plate

Listing of Maps:

The Bay of Tokyo in 1853
The Track of Commodore Perry's Flagship

Collation. Full Title: Black Ships Off Japan: The Story of Commodore Perry's Expedition, New York, Knopf, 1946, orange pictorial cloth, 277 pp. List of Books, Short Title, Frontispiece, Title Page (2 pages), Dedication, Introduction (3 pages), Preface (3 pages), Contents (2 pages), Illustrations, text (numbered pages 1-237), Appendix (numbered pages 239-265), Bibliography (numbered pages 266-70), Sources of Quotations (numbered pages 278), Index (8 pages).

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