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1 Crocker, Antoinette Cheney Frank Woodbridge Cheney TWO YEARS IN CHINA AND JAPAN 1859-1861
Privately Printed 1970 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/No DJ as Issued 
A highly collectible tight clean copy, no inscriptions or markings ,number 283 of a privately printed limited (and 1st) edition. By his Granddaughter, Antoinette Cheney Crocker. 214, [4] p., illus.; 26 cm.; Frank Woodbridge C heney (1832-1909) was twenty-eight years old in 1859 when Cheney Bros. sent him to buy raw silk in the Orient. His father, Charles, and [seven] uncles ... had started the silk business in Manchester, Connecticut in 1834...' Ch eney arrived in Japan only five years after Commodore Mathew Perry had ente red the country. During Cheney's stay in China, the Taiping Rebellion raged around him. This collection of long, lucid letters with narrative connecti ve links describes Cheney's travels through the silk-manufacturing countrie s of Europe and onward through East Asia. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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