A Son of Satsuma or With Perry in Japan by Munroe, Kirk - 1901 1st Edition

A Son of Satsuma or With Perry in Japan by Munroe, Kirk - 1901 1st Edition

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A Son of Satsuma or With Perry in Japan by Munroe, Kirk

1901 hardcover 1st edition published by Scribner’s. Scarce!

This is story of the shipwrecked Japanese Shimadzu Katto, who was rescued in the Northwest pacific from several indians by the crew of the Friendship." The only survivors were already taken as slaves by the Chinook indians. Shimadzu Katto was retaken by the Americans and taught English by the ship's crew. 
The crew sailed to China, and was pirate by Malays. Shimadzu and an American were set adrift, and eventually got to Satsuma. They refused to be brow beaten by the local Japanese, but insisted on being brought to the Governor of Satsuma. This was finally done. It turned out that Shimadsu was the governor's son, the prince of Satsuma!! TWIST!

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