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Heading: (Japanese silk)
Author: Adams, Francis Ottiwell
Title: Five Parliamentary documents concerning Japanese silk
Place Published: London
Publisher:Printed by Harrison and Sons
Date Published: Various dates

5 disbound documents. (4to) 32.5x20.5 cm (12¾x8¼").

Five Parliamentary documents on the silk culture of Japan, featuring a total of 10 plates, including 2 color, and 3 folding maps. Adams was Secretary to the British Legation in Yokohama. In the summer of 1869, he made the first of his three tours of the silk producing districts of Japan. The purpose of the tours appears to have been the investigation of the various methods of silk-culture throughout the silk districts of Japan.


  • Report By Mr. Adams, Secretary to Her Majesty's Legation in Japan, on the Central Silk Districts of Japan. 17 pp. With fold-out map of the Silk District. A few closed tears along map folds.1870.

  • Further Report from Mr. Adams, Secretary to Her Majesty's Legation in Japan, on the Silk Culture in Japan. 3 pp. 1870.

  • Further Paper Respecting Silk Culture in Japan.4 pp. 1870.

  • Third Report by Mr. Adams on Silk Culture in Japan, Dated August 10, 1870. 16 pp. With 9 lithographic plates, 2 of which are in color, and 3 are folding. 2 of the folding plates are maps: A map of the `Silk Districts of Japan' and a general map of Japan. Small closed tear to edge of 1 map. 1871.

  • Report By Mr. Adams on the Deterioration of Japanese Silk. 5 pp. 1871.


General toning and light wear, occasional chips and closed tears to edges, plates in very good condition with a few closed tears; very good.

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Five Parliamentary documents concerning Japanese silk

Estimate $600 - $900Jun 28, 2018