Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Geisha. The Life, the Voices, the Art

New York: Knopf, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 115 (1)pp. Original pictorial dustjacket over white cloth with blind-stamped lettering on cover, black on spine. Color frontispiece. "Here, brought vividly to life, is an icon of Japanese culture and custom - the geisha in her role as human work of art and perfect woman. Geisha first entertained men in Japan as dancers and musicians in the seventeenth century, and were originally male; female geisha arose in the eighteenth century... Jodi Cobb is able to show us both the ceremonial world of the geisha in Tokyo and Kyoto and their private world as few outsiders have ever seen it." (publisher). Beautifully illustrated with fascinating color photographs of geisha in ceremonial as well as private settings. Minor bump to binding at center of bottom. DJ, binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #38087

Price: $45.00

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