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In the 1860s, when Japan is still closed to foreigners, Herve+a7 Joncour, a young French merchant, makes a series of clandestine journeys across Siberia to Japan, at first to purchase silkworm eggs, and later to pursue an affair with a Japanese nobleman's concubine. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.