Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1861. Second Edition. 8vo. xii, 13-448, [8 pp advertisements] pp. 2 single page maps of Nagasaki Harbor & City, and of the Pei Ho River; 8 color lithograph plates of portraits of the Embassadors and their principal officials. Later cloth binding with black lettering to spine. Light foxing and age toning to pages else a near fine copy. Item #19125
Including an account of the Japanese Embassy to the United States. "...a simple narrative of the most interesting occurrences, personal, professional, diplomatic, and national, which came under my observation in the course of two years and three months' service as the Senior Lieutenant, or Executive Officer, of the Flag-ship of the East India and China Squadron, during the most eventful era that has occurred on that station within the last century..." - Preface. The author served as the Executive Officer of the Powhatan.