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Tales of the Foreign Settlements in Japan - INSCRIBED

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Title Tales of the Foreign Settlements in Japan - INSCRIBED
Author Williams, Harold S.
Subject Far East
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Charles E. Tuttle Company
Publisher Year 1958
Condition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Description Inscribed by author, front free endpaper: "To xxxx, with the compliments of the Author. Harold S. Williams/Shioya, Japan March, 1959" Beside his signature is a stylized red stamp with his initials in a red box. Tightly bound in scarlet cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering on spine and speckled endpapers; 351 pages including index, glossary and biographical notes, and chronological table incidental to articles in this book. Eight B&W plates on unnumbered pages, plus charming B&W vignettes throughout; small bump to spine head and one corner, narrow line of fading to spine bottom. Dust jacket, illustrated with a colourful and detailed wraparound painting of "The Bund of the Yokahama Settlement, " is priced in both yen and US dollars; shallow wear and chiping to ends of spine and flap folds; jacket now protected in a clear, archival quality, removable sleeve. ; 351 pages; Williams, an acknowledged authority on the foreign settlements developed in Japan after it opened up to foreign trade in 1859, offers 25 stories about those settlements - tales that are "historically accurate, sociologically significant, and ... Eminently readable. "

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