New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1856. Hardcover. First edition of the one volume edition on Perry's famous historic voyage to China and Japan. It was published in the same year in three volumes by the U.S. Senate. The book is a dense and fascinating recounting of the three year trip that opened up the country of Japan to the West. The text was compiled from the original notes and journals of Commodore Perry and his officers, at his request and under his supervision. A very nice copy bound in full brown leather with faded gilt ornaments and black label to spine compartments. Spine edges are chipped, corners bumped and small scrapes to leather of rear cover. All edges marbled as are endpapers. The text pages are in very good plus condition. All 11 foldout maps are present and there are numerous illustrations and vignettes throughout. The suppressed plate of women at a bath house is missing. Size: 6.75 x 10 inches. 624 pages including index. TRAVEL/011421. Very Good.