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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China
Seas and Japan
In addition to publishing bills, statutes, laws, journals, and other official documents, the federal government issues scores of publications different in nature, such as accounts of commissioned explorations and expeditions. The lavishly illustrated Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan is one example. Published by order of the United States Congress in 1856, Commodore Matthew C. Perry's three volume Narrative includes stunning lithographs, such as the example seen here.

 


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