Author: [Van Buren, Thomas Brodhead]
Title: Labor and Porcelain in Japan by the United States Consul-General
Place Published: Yokohama
Publisher:Printed at the "Japan Gazette"
Date Published: 1882
, iv, 59, 10 pp. Illustrated with 11 mounted hand-colored albumen photographs. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x5½"), period half-morocco and marbled boards, title in gilt.
The albumen photographs depict Emperor Hito, Empress Haruko, farmers, laborers, samurai, women, and two pieced of porcelain from Van Buren's collection. A very rare and important monograph, published by the American Consul General within a generation of Commodore Perry's first landing. Van Buren informs the U.S. public of Japan's industry in order to stimulate U.S. imports from Japan.