Narrative of my Captivity in Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812 & 1813

Golownin, Wassili

Publication Date: 1818
Used
From Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA (Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 25, 2000

Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 1,680.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.65 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

(JAPAN). Golovnin, Vasily Mikhailavich. Narrative of my Captivity in Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812 & 1813. London: For Henry Colburn, 1818. 2 vols. iv, 302 p.; [2], 348, [2] p. Contemporary or slightly later half calf, with the binder's ticket "Bound at Ford's late Barratt's Library . Bath." Turn-in at the top of each spine chipped off, early stamp of a private school library on the front pastedowns and an early paper pocket on the rear pastedowns, otherwise unmarked and a very clean copy. With the bookseller's ticket of J. L. Thompson & Co. Ltd., Kobe, Japan. First edition in English. Golovnin, in command of a Russian sloop- of-war, was ordered to undertake a survey of the Kuril Island. While on the island of Kunashiri he was captured by the Japanese and spent the next two years in captivity on the island of Hokkaido. He spent those years mastering the Japanese language and studying its culture and traditions. His release was eventually negotiated by Captain Rikord, whose account appears at the end of the second volume. Cordier, Japonica, 465. Bookseller Inventory # 14256

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Narrative of my Captivity in Japan, During ...

Publication Date: 1818

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

Joseph J. Felcone Inc. has been in the antiquarian book business since 1972. Please visit our website at www.felcone.com for a history of our firm.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All material is offered subject to prior sale. Prices are net. Condition is carefully described. Where no condition statement is provided, the item is in very good, collector's condition. Orders shipped within New Jersey will be charged 7% sales tax.

Payment may be made by check, bank draft, or wire transfer; we also accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Recognized institutions can be billed to suit their budgetary needs. Joseph J. Felcone Inc. has been in the antiquarian book business ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipment within the continental United States is by USPS Media Mail. The charge is $6.00 for the first book. Please inquire about USPS Priority Mail or UPS delivery. International customers should inquire about shipping options outside the United States.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer