Japanese erotic art and the life of the courtesan

by Richard Illing

Publisher: Thames and Hudson in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 88 Downloads: 696
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  • Subjects:

    • Erotic art -- Japan.,
    • Prints, Japanese.,
    • Scrolls, Japanese.
    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard Illing.
      LC ClassificationsN7350 .I45 1978b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[88] p. :
      Number of Pages88
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4482836M
      ISBN 100500530238
      LC Control Number79311410

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