Munich Berlin London New York: Prestel, 2003. Hardcover, large format (32 x 39cm), pp.  11- 181 , richly illustrated with 131 full colour illustrations; blue cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine, illustrated endpapers, illustrated dust wrapper. Small (2mm) nibble mark on top edge of top board, wear patch to the base of the text block, 2 small stains to fore edge of text block, clean and bright throughout, dust wrapper unclipped but front flap creased, showing a little edge wear especially along the base and at the head of the spine, 2 x 1cm piece of laminate lifted at lower corner back cover. Item #876
A celebration of the golden age of China’s rich courtesan culture. The painting are accompanied by an essay by Jacques Pimpaneau, commentary by Ferdinand Bertholet and poems contemporary to the images.