Letters Written by the English Residents of Japan 1611-1623. With other documents on the English trading settlement in Japan in the seventeenth century.

MURAKAMI Naojiro (1900.)

£950.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Photographic frontispiece plate. Folding errata leaf. 8vo. Original blind-stamped cloth, some wear to head and tail-caps. Minor browning, but overall a very good copy.   xxvi, 307pp. Tokyo, The Sankosha, 

This book is divided into two parts: The first contains ten letters written by William Adams (1564-1620) written after he reached Japan in 1600. He famously warned Tokugawa Ieyasu of Jesuit intentions, leading to the expulsion of Portuguese Jesuits and the prosecution of Christian converts in 1614. These letters had previously been published by the Hakluyt Society in 1850. The second part gives the text of over 200 letters written by Englishmen in the early 17th century, many of them published here for the first time. 

Stock Code: 251566

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