Seas and Lands 1891 Sir Edwin Arnold ~ Travel in Japan and United States


Title: Seas and Lands

Author: Sir Edwin Arnold

Description: Ex-library (non-circulating). Publisher's decorative green cloth boards with sunrise pictorial on front cover stamped in gilt and several colors. Call number on spine. Hinges fine. Bookplates and sticker on front pastedown; no pockets. The title page, all plates, and one additional leaf have the library's pinhole stamp. Frontispieces' ink offset on title page. Some light pencil marginalia. Complete set of 42 illustrated plates; 29 in-text illustrations. 22.3 x 14.3 cm. Octavo. pp. x, 535, plus [24] advertising. Placed in archival mylar sleeves with a small, loose slip of acid-free paper to mask the call number.

A record of Sir Edwin Arnold's travels to in North America (Montreal, Boston, San Francisco) and Japan in 1889-1890. About four hundred pages are devoted to describing the culture of and travel in Japan.

This volume comes from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), an Irish-born pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His collection was considered to be one of the finest on the west coast and was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Place: London
Year: 1891

Keywords: travel, travelogue, Japan, United States, description, customs, culture, way of life, 1890,

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