Korea and the ten lost tribes of Israel,
with Korean, Japanese and Israelitish illustrations [bound with] Album and guide book of Japan from Satsuporo in the north to Kagoshima in the south. Yokohama published for the author partly at C. Levy and the Sei Shi Bunsha Co., and engraved in Tokio. 1879
First edition. Oblong 4to (17.5 x 28.5 cm), pp.[vi], 23, [1, blank], 23 plates; pp.[ii], , [1, blank], 14 plates. A very good copy in contemporary green moire cloth over card, title gilt to upper board. Initial and final blanks browned, sections of text block toned. Inner hinges strained.
Nicholas McLeod (fl. 1868–1889), sometimes known as Norman McLeod, was a Scot from the Isle of Skye and missionary to Japan and Korea who believed the Japanese people were descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel. The illustrations are by Japanese artists.