Athlone, London, 1985, first edition, hardback with dust wrapper, 8vo, pp x + 273, 8 plates, 4 full page line drawings and a map of Japan within the text.
This is a fascinating account of the fifteen years spent in Japan by William Willis, a British medical pioneer. Quite apart from the importance of his reports on medical practice and the spread of Western medicine, Dr Willis was also a notable eye-witness to many historic occasions, since he worked with the British Legation until 1868.
Dr Willis's own letters to his family in Ireland are quoted extensively.
Very good condition. Green cloth boards are unmarked, and pages clean and undamaged. Binding is tight. Dust wrapper is similarly in very good condition with no significant marks. A very nice copy