signedIn Japanese and English. Photographic images on four plates. 19, [blank], 18,  pp. 8vo
by [Shibusawa, Eiichi]
[Japan, 1927. In Japanese and English. Photographic images on four plates. 19, [blank], 18,  pp. 8vo. A very good copy in printed self wrappers. In Japanese and English. Photographic images on four plates. 19, [blank], 18,  pp. 8vo. Inscribed on the upper wrapper "To Mr. Louis L. Ledoux with the compliments of Henry M. Wolf Chicago 1 June 1934." Wolf, a friend of ambassador Edgar Bancroft, was involved in the planning of this memorial and is mentioned in the preface.A lovely copy of this work commemorating Townsend Harris, the first American Consul-General to live in Japan. It includes a translation of the text on the monument itself and then follows with a precis of Townsend's life and career in Japan. The first nineteen pages of this work are in English, followed by a Japanese translation. The images are captioned in both languages and depict the monument to Townsend in the Gyokusenji Temple at Kakizaki, which also served as the first American consulate. (Inventory #: 303616)
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