Cat.No: 151735 Japan and the Japanese: illustrated. Aimé Humbert, late Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation, H. W. Bates.

Japan and the Japanese: illustrated

London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1874. xvii, 378p., 10x12.5 inches, preface, hundreds of in-text illustrations many full-page, faded previous owner's gift inscription on half-title, some light soiling to text and several professional repairs to pages leaving text still readable, 1st UK English edition rebound in quarter black leather with 5 raised bands and wine-colored leather panels with gilt titles over wine cloth.

Humbert was stationed in Japan for two years and his book recounts his observations of Japanese society, customs, arts, culinary habits etc. in the mid-nineteenth century. Originally published in French this is the First English-language edition.

Cat.No: 151735

Price: $500.00