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  • YOSHIWARA (TOKYO Prostitution District), by STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition by Stephen and Ethel Longstreet YOSHIWARA (TOKYO Prostitution District), by STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET - SIGNED & INSCRIBED First Edition
    Stephen and Ethel Longstreet

    YOSHIWARA : CITY OF THE SENSES, by STEPHEN & ETHEL LONGSTREET. Published by David McKay Company, New York, 1970. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1970 on the copyright page with no additional printings noted. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by both STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET on the front free-endpaper, and additionally SIGNED by both AUTHORS on the title page below their printed names. The inscription reads. "To our dear friend Lilyan / This book of an exotic era and how it got that way - with some pictures added. / Cordially, Stephen & Ethel Longstreet / x-23-70". "Lilian", to whom the book is inscribed, is Lilian Kaufman, wife of Harry Kaufman who died in 1961. The Kaufmans were great friends…

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    YOSHIWARA : CITY OF THE SENSES, by STEPHEN & ETHEL LONGSTREET. Published by David McKay Company, New York, 1970. First Edition, as indicated by the date 1970 on the copyright page with no additional printings noted. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by both STEPHEN and ETHEL LONGSTREET on the front free-endpaper, and additionally SIGNED by both AUTHORS on the title page below their printed names. The inscription reads. "To our dear friend Lilyan / This book of an exotic era and how it got that way - with some pictures added. / Cordially, Stephen & Ethel Longstreet / x-23-70". "Lilian", to whom the book is inscribed, is Lilian Kaufman, wife of Harry Kaufman who died in 1961. The Kaufmans were great friends of Stephen and Ethel Longstreet. Harry Kaufman was a renowned pianist and head of the Accompanying Department at the Curtis Institute of Music. The book was acquired from the estate of Curtis and Monique Kaufman, Curtis being the son of Lilian and Harry. Lilian Kaufman has written her initials, LLK, and the date, 6/24/56, in the upper corner of the front free-endpaper. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x8.5", 308 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by the author. Condition: VERY GOOD book, light wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright and clean, with the inscription being very bright and clear; in a GOOD dustjacket that has wear to its spine-ends, corners and edges, but remains bright and clear. A Lovely SIGNED and INSCRIBED first edition copy from Stephen and Ethel Longstreet to their good friend Lilian Kaufman. About YOSHIWARA (from Wikipedia): ******Yoshiwara was a famous pleasure district, red-light district, area of legal prostitution, in 17th century Edo (now Tokyo) Japan. In the early 17th century, there was widespread male and female prostitution throughout the cities of Kyoto, Edo, and Osaka. To counter this, an order of Tokugawa Hidetada of the Tokugawa shogunate restricted prostitution to designated city districts. These districts were Shimabara in Kyoto, Shinmachi in Osaka, and Yoshiwara in Edo.****** About STEPHEN LONGSTREET (from his L.A. TIMES Obituary): ******Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) was an artist, screenwriter and best selling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books. An artist by training whose best-known artwork provides a firsthand chronicle of the dynamic and colorful world of jazz during the 20th century. Longstreet turned to writing to make a living during the Depression. His career as a writer blossomed and continued into his 80s. It was as varied as it was long. He wrote many critically acclaimed and bestselling novels and works of non-fiction. He was also a noted screenwriter. Under contract at Warner Bros. in the 1940s, Longstreet wrote "The Jolson Story" and also "Stallion Road," based on his novel of the same name and starring Ronald Reagan. He later wrote "The Helen Morgan Story," and as a television writer in the '50s and '60s he wrote for "Playhouse 90." He even wrote the book for the hit 1947 Broadway musical "High Button Shoes," which was based on his novel, "The Sisters Liked Them Handsome." Stephen wrote some non-fiction books in collaboration with his wife, Ethel. They include a Jewish cookbook and a book on Japanese Eroticism in the 17th century.******

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  • YUYU YANG (aka YANG YING-FENG) TAIWAN SCULPTOR Biographical Articles 1952-1988 by Yuyu Yang, et al. YUYU YANG (aka YANG YING-FENG) TAIWAN SCULPTOR Biographical Articles 1952-1988
    Yuyu Yang, et al.

    CAREER MATERIALS OF PROF. YUYU YANG: LIFESCAPE SCULPTURE 1952-1988. YUYU YANG (aka YANG YING-FENG) was one of the leading contemporary sculptors in Taiwan. He was also a noted

    landscape architect, art theorist, writer, and educator. This book is a compilation of newspaper and magazine articles published between 1952 and 1988 about the sculptor and his works. Each article is reproduced as it originally appeared and in its original language, either Chinese or English. Softcovers, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 10x14.5 inches oblong.

    Illustrated throughout with b&w illustrations reproduced from the original newspaper and magazine articles. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting chronological / biographical look at the life…

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    CAREER MATERIALS OF PROF. YUYU YANG: LIFESCAPE SCULPTURE 1952-1988. YUYU YANG (aka YANG YING-FENG) was one of the leading contemporary sculptors in Taiwan. He was also a noted

    landscape architect, art theorist, writer, and educator. This book is a compilation of newspaper and magazine articles published between 1952 and 1988 about the sculptor and his works. Each article is reproduced as it originally appeared and in its original language, either Chinese or English. Softcovers, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 10x14.5 inches oblong.

    Illustrated throughout with b&w illustrations reproduced from the original newspaper and magazine articles. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting chronological / biographical look at the life and works of Yuyu Yang as seen through the eyes of others who wrote articles about him and his works. About YUYU YANG: YUYU YANG (aka YANG YING-FENG), b. 1926 d. 1997, was a renowned TAIWANESE SCULPTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGNER and ARCHITECT. Yang produced more than a thousand works during his lifetime, ranging from prints, sculpture, and laser art, to landscaping and architectural designs, many of which were award winning and exhibited throughout the world. He also wrote more than 20 books on art. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This is a large, heavy book, that will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Thanks.

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