FIVE WOMEN WHO LOVED LOVE: Amorous Tales from 17th Century Japan

Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693)

Published by Tuttle Books, Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan, 1956
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan: Tuttle Books, 1956. First Edition. Fine hardcover in Near Fine price-clipped dustwrapper. Classic floating world tales of sexual exploits in the Edo Period, by one of the greatest of Japan's great writers. Long introduction by Professor Wm. Theodore de Bary, an East Asian studies expert John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University. Background essay on Saikaku and his "Five Women," by Richard Lane (1926-2002), expert in Japanese art long associated with the Honolulu Museum of Art. Illustrated by Yoshida Hambei, from 17th Century editions of Saikaku, and the leading illustrator in Kyoto and Osaka around 1664 through 1689. Bookseller Inventory # 5431

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Title: FIVE WOMEN WHO LOVED LOVE: Amorous Tales ...

Publisher: Tuttle Books, Rutland, Vermont; Tokyo, Japan

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Yoshida Hambei

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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