[Stockholm, Norstedt & Söner, 1871]. 4to. Uncut, unopened. As extracted without wrappers. Very fine and clean. 64 pp.
The rare first printing of the Swedish-Japanese Treaty of 1868; the very first treaty Meiji Government made with a foreign state.
The Meiji government was the early government of the Empire of Japan and in April 1868, the Charter Oath was promulgated, in which Emperor Meiji set out the broad general outlines for Japan's development and modernization.
A central governmental structure, or Daij?kan, was established which included a department of foreign affairs. The present Swedish-Japanese treaty was the very first of a long line of treatise.