China and Japan, and A Voyage Thither; an Account of a Cruise in the Waters of the East Indies, China, and Japan -
James B. Lawrence USMC
1870 - Case, Hartford - First American Edition
A scarce work in the form of letters covering Lawrence’s service in the marine corps on the US Steamer Wachuset, sailing from Boston in 1865 through the West Indies, via South America, the Cape and up to Java, arriving in Hong Kong to join the Asiatic Squadron in March 1866. The majority of this work covers his two years service mostly in China, with a short description of Japan of about 50 pages. Lawrence later served as a surgeon in the Army.
Very personal and interesting observations of the people, places and happenings throughout his tour. With nine full page illustrations.