OLIPHANT, Lawrence. Narrative of The Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volumes, 8 (225 x 145mm.), chromolithographed frontispieces to each volume, 18 chromolithographed plates by and after M. & N. Hanhart (plate called for volume I p.236 appears on p.326, occasional marginal browning), illustrations, 5 folding maps (map at end of volume I lightly spotted, short tears and old repairs), contemporary green morocco, spines gilt in compartments with red and black lettering pieces (rubbed with some wear).
SHORE, Henry Noel. The Flight of the Lapwing; A Naval Officer's Jottings in China, Formosa and Japan, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881. 8 (220 x 145mm.), engraved frontispiece of the 'Lapwing', 2 maps, one folding, contemporary red calf by Relfe Brothers, London, gilt motif of St. Auhyn House School, Brighton, stamped on upper cover, spines gilt in compartments, green spine label (faded, extremities worn).
With 9 other books on Japan, including P. de Charlevoix's Histoire et Description du Japon (Tours, 1841, second edition). (12)