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"Meiji Ratai Shashin Cho" 1970 Photo Book Deluxe 1800s Nudes Ltd Ed Rare


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"Meiji Ratai Shashin Cho" - "Meiji Era Nude Photography Collection." Japan: Yuko Shobo, 1970, First Editions, HB, paper-over-boards slipcase, 22 cm x 15 cm, 200 b/w photos with 1 tipped-in sepia colored plate and an imbedded photo in the front cover, small amount of text in Japanese. Limited Edition of 50 copies.

A beautifully produced book of Meiji Era Erotica - ca. 1880s. Includes geisha, courtesans, tattoos, hot spring onsens, early bathing suits, and early naturists. This one is entirely Japanese photography - no Western at all. Since this is 1970 the photos are lightly airbrushed but but still beautiful. Printed on thick, slightly antique-colored, quality paper. Very rare, first time seen.

Condition: Very Good. Book is near Excellent. Outside of case has a small price-tag-sized area of adhesive residue.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $20.85. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $11.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $28.00 (USA), $32.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1050g.