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394: GRIFFIS, William Elliot (1843-1928).

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GRIFFIS, William Elliot (1843-1928). Townsend Harris. First American Envoy in Japan. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. 8vo. 3-page publisher's advertisements at end. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Townsend Harris. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, top edge gilt (very minor wear along spine ends and at corners). FIRST EDITION. Appointed the first United States Consul General to Japan in 1856, Harris negotiated the treaty between the U.S. and Japan that would secure trade between the two countries and open up Japan to the influences of Western culture. Minimum shipping costs apply, please request quote before bidding.

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