Lot 85 of 338:
De Becker's The Nightless City, 2nd Ed.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$156
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Nightless City. Or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yuwaku"
Author:
De Becker, Joseph Ernest
Place:
Yokohama
Publisher:
Max Nössler
Date:
[c.1905]
Description:

xvi, 386, [3] pp. Illustrated with a color folding map, a folding plan, a color folding plate, and other plates and illustrations, some in color. 24.4x18.5 cm (9½x7¼"), publisher's pictorial cloth stamped and lettered in gilt, . "Second Revised Edition."

Attractive edition of De Becker's landmark study of the Yoshiwara Yuwaku prostitution quarter of Tokyo.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing with some fraying at ends of somewhat leaning spine, light soiling and edgewear; hinges cracked, front free endpaper excised; about very good.
 
Item number:
309949
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