Small Exhibition “From Our Rare Book Collection” (September 2015)

This month’s book to be displayed is “The capital of the Tycoon: a narrative of a three years’ residence in Japan,” published in 1863 in two volumes.

The author Sir Rutherford Alcock KCB (1809-1897) arrived in Japan in 1859 as a diplomat and served as the first British Consul General in Japan. This book provides a detailed account of Japanese society and culture based on his first three years of residence in Japan. Most of the illustrations in this book were drawn by the author.

  • Cover of “The capital of the Tycoon: a narrative of a three years’' residence in Japan”
  • Image of “The capital of the Tycoon: a narrative of a three years’' residence in Japan”

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