RUNDALL, Thomas, ed.
Memorials of the Empire of Japon:
in the XVI and XVII centuries.
First edition. Rundall’s compilation includes six letters from the Elizabethan navigator William Adams, the hero of James Clavell’s best-selling novel Shogun (1975),
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Octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, ornamental blind stamping on covers, gilt stamp of Magellan’s ship (the Victoria) on front cover, yellow coated endpapers. Folding map of Japan, 5 plates of a facsimile autographs or privileges granted (2 folding). From the University of Manchester library, with their booklabel, neat embossed stamps on title, prelims, last few leaves and map. Spine a little rolled and toned (neat library stamp removed), otherwise a very good copy, clean and sound.