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Meeting With Japan by  Fosco (1912-2004) MARAINI - First Edition - from Adrian Harrington Rare Books (SKU: 51165)

Meeting With Japan

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Meeting With Japan

by MARAINI, Fosco (1912-2004)

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London: Hutchinson, 1959. [Travel] FIRST UK EDITION. Large octavo (24 x 18cm), pp.467; [1]. Hardcover in dust-jacket. Translated from the Italian by Eric Moshcacher. Map of Japan at the end of the XVIIth century printed as the front endpaper; map of the Japanese islands printed as rear endpapers. 32 Plates, 154 black and white or colour photo illustrations. Photographs by the author or from Japanese sources. Drawings by Makino Yone, Moriya Tadashi, S. Pannuti. Original ideograms by Moriya Tadashi and others. Jacket has a couple of nicks and tears, price-clipped, some creases to flaps; generally near fine. The anthropologist author's experiences in Japan in the 1950's, touching on the social history and customs of the Orient. A James Bond source book, singled out by Ian Fleming as a research volume for his novel 'You Only Live Twice'. Gilbert, page 624.


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Specialists in literature, modern first editions and bound library sets, voyages and travel, colourplate and illustrated books, children's books, fore-edge paintings and fine and rare books in all fields. Adrian Harrington also provides a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.


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