The Flower and Willow World: A Study of the Geisha

By: Scott, A C

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy but I will call it Very Good+ as there is a bit of age darkening to the upper edge of the text block and a bookplate on the verso of the front board, in a very attractive Very Good dustjacket with a sticker ghost on the front panel, 215 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Endless Singing and Dancing; Inside the gay Quarters Many lamps Were Lit; She danced Wonderfully to the Music; Clothes Do Much Upon the Wit; Yesterday was Better than Today; What Times, What Manners; Index, ---"Here, written by an expert for non-experts, is a fascinating account of the history and role of the geisha in Japan: a role that has frequently been misunderstood by Westerners, for while the geisha is not a prostitute, her association with the life of the licensed quarters, readily explains this misconception. Mr Scott describes the historical development of the geisha, the social background which surrounds her, her training and accomplishments, her costume and hair style. He discusses the famous geishas of the past and the organization of the geisha system today, with special reference to postwar developments. Thus the reader is led to a proper understanding of this unique and highly accomplished social class which has no counterpart in the West."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Flower and Willow World: A Study of the Geisha

Author Name: Scott, A C

Illustrator: Utamaro Cover Art

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Heinemann, 1959, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1959

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )

Jacket Condition: Very Good (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 144074

Keywords: Japanese Geisha,