Journal of a Visit to Manchuria after the War.
STEEL Richard A. (1906.)
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First and only edition. No. 2 of 86 copies. 3 maps (2 folding), 6 folding views, 3 plates after photographs, one folding diagram. 8vo. Bound in original cloth-backed boards, water-stained, top-right corner sunned. Minor worming, overall still a good copy. Several stamps ('Confidential') and ms. annotations on the front cover. Provenance: "Foreign Dept. Library, Simla", "Government of India, Foreign Office". [iv], ii, 42, [ii], 7pp. Simla, Printed at the Government Monotype Office,
"These papers were delayed for nearly six months in transit from Japan. They are now printed for limited circulation and should be treated as confidential owing to their semi-private character." (Preface). Exceedingly rare report with detailed information based on intelligence gathered in Manchuria after the Russia-Japan war. Steel visited Japan just after the renewal of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1905. He was invited as a military observer and was given access to the battlefields and their surroundings. The account is indeed personal and makes fascinating reading because of it. Unrecorded.
Stock Code: 227547