Item #66906 The Island of the Fisherwomen. Fosco MARAINI.
The Island of the Fisherwomen.
The Island of the Fisherwomen.
The Island of the Fisherwomen.

The Island of the Fisherwomen.

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1962. [Travel] FIRST US EDITION. Large octavo (23 x 17cm), pp.95; [1], blank, illustrated with 71 numbered photographic plates, some of which are double-page. Map of the Japanese islands printed as endpapers. Photographs in black and white or colour. Bound in publisher's green cloth, photographic dust-jacket. A bright, fine copy, in a near fine price-clipped wrapper. Considerably rarer than the UK edition (no other US copy currently listed for sale). For nearly 2,000 years, the Japanese Ama women of Hekura have made their livelihoods diving for oysters and pearls. A James Bond source book, singled out by Ian Fleming as a research volume for his novel 'You Only Live Twice'. Item #66906

Gilbert, page 624.

Price: £150.00

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