The island of the Fisherwomen

Mariani, Fosco

Published by Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962
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Title: The island of the Fisherwomen
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Good

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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, small pieces missing rear panel, torn bottom spine, marked, creased. Australian Tax on Low Value Imported Goods (LVIG) exempt. Seller Inventory # m1660

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Maraini, Fosco
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. B0007DSBCE SIGNED BY HORACE DOBBS with dust jacket, tears to dust cover, Seller Inventory # DOLPHIN0001845

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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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MARAINI, Fosco; Eric Mosbacher (Translator)
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Book Description Harcourt Brace & World, Inc., New York, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First American edition. 8vo. Black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket. Light wear and some creasing to jacket, with a few small tears and scuffs along edges. Clean, unmarked interior. Very good plus. 95pp. of text, with 71 photographic plates. Photographic tour of the island of Hekura and the group of women divers (Ama) who lived there. Copiously illustrated with color and black and white photographs of these "modern Japanese mermaids," with Maraini's fascinated account of their lives and the local culture. Seller Inventory # 21984

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Maraini, Fosco
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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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Fosco Maraini
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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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Fosco Maraini
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition (1962) stated. Documents the Ama, Japanese village women who fished for abalone and seaweed. Square black cloth boards. Gift inscription on half-title page. What appears to be a remainder mark on the bottom of the text block. Interior is clean. Page 32 shows some edge yellowing due to acidification. Dj not price clipped (sticker ghost over price), in mylar cover. 105 pages of color and b/w photographs; quite a few of topless women. 200 pp. Seller Inventory # 006565

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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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Maraini, Fosco
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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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Fosco Maraini
Published by Harcourt, Brace & World (2009)
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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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