First Edition of Japan and Around The World by J.W. Spalding.
Octavo, 377pp, [2pp ads]. Blue pebbled cloth, title in gilt on spine. Frontispiece with tissue cover. Light foxing throughout. Includes eight full page lithographs of the voyage. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper.
Spalding was Captain’s Clerk aboard the Mississippi during Commodore Matthew Perry’s expedition. An appendix includes sailing directions for several Japanese ports.