The Nightless City, or the "History of the Yoshiwara Yukwaku", by an English Student of Sociology. Yokohama, Z.P. Maruya & Co. Ltd., 1899.
. Pp. (vi), iv, (2), 441, (3), xix, (3). With twenty plates including nine coloured, of which seven folding beautiful chromolithographs, and many textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial red cloth, tooled in black and gilt, spine slightly faded, recased. Bookplate. Occasionally some light staining. First edition of this informative work about the Yoshiwara ("pleasure") district of Edo (Tokyo). The author was an English lawyer who came to Japan in 1887. He assumed Japanese nationality and after a few years set up legal practices in Yokohama and Kobe. This controversial and comprehensive work describes the Yoshiwara district of Tokyo and its organisation, manners, ceremonies as well as its medical aspects and legal constraints. Not in Cordier. Nipponalia (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies) 1067. Wenckstern ii, 341.
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