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"Meiji Era Photographic Erotica." 1996 19th Century


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"Meiji Era Photographic Erotica."Japan: Seikyu-sha, 1996, First Edition, OOP, HB, dj, 20 cm x 13 cm, Approx. 180 pp, b/w photos, Japanese text. A fascinating collection of erotica from the early years of photography. Text is in Japanese but there are still 100+ full page images. Includes both European/Western and Japanese artist/models - including geisha from the 19th century and South Sea beauties in native (un)dress. There are four main sections of photographs all dating from the late 1800's and the turn of the century. 1) Japanese Erotica featuring Geisha and Courtesans; 2) European Erotica featuring French models with some exotic models as well; 3) Outdoor naturists and athletes (Western); and 4) I guess what you could say were the Bourboulon/Hamilton/Sturges/Ishikawa style photos of the time. Condition: Very Good.