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Nakahama Manjiro's Hyosen Kiryaku: A Companion Book; Produced for the exhibition Drifting: Nakahama Manjiro's Tale of Discovery -- An Illustrated Manuscrift Recounting Ten Years of Adventure at Sea at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia October 5, 1999-January 30, 2000

Nakahama Manjiro's Hyosen Kiryaku: A Companion Book; Produced for the exhibition Drifting: Nakahama Manjiro's Tale of Discovery -- An Illustrated Manuscrift Recounting Ten Years of Adventure at Sea at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia October 5, 1999-January 30, 2000

Condition: Very Good +


Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1999. Paperback. Very Good +. 116 p.: full-page color reproductions of the pages of the manuscript; 26 cm. Black paperback with blue wrapper, which has silver spine and cover titles and color pastedown on front cover. Nakahama Manjiro was shipwrecked in 1841 with four other Japanese sailors. After rescue by American whalers, he spent a decade in the United States before earning enough money in the California Gold Rush to return to Japan. His fascinating story of life in this foreign land was recorded and illustrated by hand. This publication accompanied the exhibition by the Rosenbach in 1999 and 2000 of a copy, probably owned by Manjiro himself. In Very Good+ Condition: head of spine rubbed; one closed 1-cm. tear from upper edge of wrapper; faint stain at tail of spine on wrapper; otherwise, clean and bright.




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