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BAECKSTRÖM [BAECKSTROEM], ANTON. - Ett besök i Japan och Kina jemte bilder frOEn vägen dit öfver Goda-Hoppsudden, Bourbon, Nya Kaledonien, Manilla och Kokinkina. Anteckningar och minnen frOEn en treOErig tjenstgöring i franska flottan. Med 63 illustrationer i stentryck och träsnitt.

Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1871. Crown quarto. Pp. (iv), 391. Plus engraved frontispiece, 8 tinted lithographs, and 15 full-page wood-engraved plates. With 39 wood-engraved illustration to text. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full embossed cloth, upper cover with large, attractive gilt illustration within blind-embossed and relief frames, spine richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering, spine discoloured, some wear to spine ends. A very good copy in fine internal condition, crisp plates. ¶ ~ First edition. The beautifully illustrated travelogue of Anton Baeckström describes the expedition to the Far East (1867-1870) in which he participated in the service of the French Navy. He recalls the expedition's visits to places as Bourbon, New Caledonia, Manilla, Cochinchina, Japan, China, Singapore; and devotes large part of the book to Japan, including visits to Nagasaki, Yokohama, Edo, Kamakura, Kobe, Osaka. With views of Manila, Saigon, Bangkok, Deshima, Hongkong, and Singapore. Cordier BJ 628.
EUR 600.00 [Appr.: US$ 677.48 | £UK 542 | JP¥ 72963] Book number 4193

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