Message from the President of the United States Communicating Information Relative to the Operations of the United States Squadron on the West Coast of Africa; the Condition of the American Colonies There, and the Commerce of the United States Therewith. [caption title]
by [Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858]
][Washington], 1845. 1st ed. Paperback. Good. tables (2 folding), folding map, 414p. Lacks original cover and now has a later partial wrapper (lacking front cover). 22cm. Map in nice order but has a little staining along inner margin and some later folds. Overall a sound copy with foxing and browning in portions of text. 28th Cong. 2nd Session. Senate. Document No. 150. The first part of this report (pages 3 to 150) consists of communications from Commodore Perry during the time he was serving as commander of the Africa Squadron off the West Coast of AfrIca (1843-1844), almost a decade before he was dispatched in 1852 to force the opening of Japan to Western to the United States (and other Western Powers). (Inventory #: 86213)
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