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Sketches of the Battle off Chemulpo, c.1904  

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Sketches of the Battle off Chemulpo / Zhin-sen kai-sen sha-shin jo



Kinkodo Shoseki Kabushiki Kaisha

1904 or 1905


Title page in English and Japanese, followed by 1 page in Japanese, 3 pages in English, 13 leaves with color lithographed illustrations on rectos, with descriptions in English and Japanese, then 13 pages in Japanese. The pages progress from right to left. (Oblong 4to) 24x33 cm (9½x13"), thin blue cloth covered boards with pictorial in gilt, title in brown in English and yellow and white in Japanese.

Rare pictorial work presenting to the world the Battle of Chemulpo Bay, which took place on February 9, 1904 off Incheon, Korea, a decisive victory for the Japanese. The captivating illustrations are diagrammatic and progressive, with keys to the subjects, providing a step-by-step view of the action as it unfolded. OCLC/WorldCat lists only two copies, both at Yale University, one giving the date as 1904, the other as 1905.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and staining to covers; light toning and foxing to pages; overall very good.

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