The Island of the Fisherwomen

Maraini, Fosco

Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1962
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Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1962. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition stated. Documents the Ama, Japanese village women who fished for abalone and seaweed. Wonderfully illustrated with some color plates, and many black and white photographs. A fascinating look into the Japanese culture of women divers collecting seaweed and fish from remote reefs and islands. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4", 95 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Island of the Fisherwomen
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Maraini, Fosco
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World New York 1962. First US edition. Green boards, colour & black & white photographs, map eps, 95pp + the photographs. Top pages edges a little warped o/w a good copy. Jacket - waterstain marks, torn bottom spine, marked, creased, small pieces missing rear panel, front bottom spine marked & creased. Australian Tax on Low Value Imported Goods (LVIG) exempt. Seller Inventory # m1660

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Maraini, Fosco
Published by Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., New York (1962)
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., New York, 1962. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. 95pp. Area map endpapers, plus unpaginated 2 x 16 page colour-plate sections, with a 1 x 72 page b/white and duo-tone halftone plate section together with several intext maps. Book clean and square. Black title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Duo-tone, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket bumped and edgeworn, with several short closed tears. This title is the first American edition of Fosco Maraini's original Italian publication, 'L'Isola delle Pescatrici', Leonardo da Vinci Editrice, Bari, 1960. The first British edition was published by Hamish Hamilton, 1962, under the title 'Hekura: The Diving Girls' Island'. The author (b. 1912; d. 2004) travelled to Japan to to photograph and study the amphibious communities where the Ama women dive for molluscs fifty feet down among the rocks in the sea . . . Contents include: Prelims., (20) chapters. Book weight approx. 595g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 012717

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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World Inc, New York, 1960. Green Cloth Gilt Titles. Condition: Bon Etat -good Condition. No Jacket. First Edition (American). The island of the Fisherwomen 95 pages translated by Eric Mosbacher plus unpaginated 2 x 16 page colour-plate sections, with a 1 x 72 page b/white and duo-tone halftone plate section together with several intext maps. Area map endpapers, Book clean and square. . This title is the first American edition of Fosco Maraini's original Italian publication, 'L'Isola delle Pescatrici', Leonardo da Vinci Editrice, Bari, 1960. The first British edition was published by Hamish Hamilton, 1962, under the title 'Hekura: The Diving Girls' Island'. The author (b. 1912; d. 2004) travelled to Japan to to photograph and study the amphibious communities where the Ama women dive for molluscs fifty feet down among the rocks in the sea . . . Contents include: Prelims., (20) chapters. heavily illustrated with some color plates, and many black and white photographs, fascinating look into the Japanese culture of women divers collecting seaweed and fish from remote reefs and islands, Anthropology - Japan. Seller Inventory # 010385

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Book Description Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American Edition stated, heavily illustrated with some color plates, and many black and white photographs, fascinating look into the Japanese culture of women divers collecting seaweed and fish from remote reefs and islands, 95 pages of text, Book is 9.25 inches in height by 6.5 inches in width, beautiful book, very clean black cloth with bright gilt title to spine, tasteful previous owner bookplate on half title page, no other writing, Very clean bright orange paper end papers with a printed map of Japan. Jacket is Very Good Plus, light rubbing a few small tears and a little soiling on white portions, shows nicely in a new mylar sleeve. Ultra clean and most presentable First Edition of the important and scarce First edition. Seller Inventory # 002644

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Book Description Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1962. First American Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 95 pages; Description: p. 95. Subjects: Fishing - Fisherwomen - Japanese mermaids - Amphibious communities - Hekura - Islands. Copiously illustrated in full, vibrant color. Seller Inventory # 97696

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Book Description Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1962. First American Edition. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 95 pages; Description: p. 95. Subjects: Fishing - Fisherwomen - Japanese mermaids - Amphibious communities - Hekura - Islands. Copiously illustrated in full, vibrant color. Seller Inventory # 97696

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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # XH007DSBCE

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