The Eastern Anthology. ( Four Volume Set ). E. Powys MATHERS, Hester Sainsbury.
The Eastern Anthology. ( Four Volume Set ).
The Eastern Anthology. ( Four Volume Set ).
The Eastern Anthology. ( Four Volume Set ).

The Eastern Anthology. ( Four Volume Set ).

London: John Rodker, 1927, 1928, 1929 & 1930. Leather Deluxe Limited Edition. Hardcovers. Large octavos. Twelve books in four volumes (complete set). Variously paginated but each volume is approximately 400 pages. Deluxe edition: superb original blind stamped full brown morocco with decorative leather on-lays to upper boards, gilt titling to spines, top edge gilt, rag paper with uncut edges. Copper plate engravings by Hester Sainsbury, printed and hand-coloured by Messrs. A. Alexander and Sons. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. superb edition of this collection of erotic tales from the Orient. Considered very racy at the time of publication, they are obviously somewhat tame by modern standards, although rather surprisingly (for the time) they do include some gay content. The four volumes are divided into 12 "books" each of which has its own separate frontispiece with tissue guard and title-page, and is separately paginated. Book 1: The Lessons of a Bawd of Damodaragupta. Book 2 The Harlot's Breviary of Kshemendra. Book 3: The Book of Women, and the Education of Wives. English Versions of the Zenan-Nameh of Fazil-Bey and Ta'dib Ul-Nisvan by E. Powys Mathers. Book 4: The Young wives' tale and tales of Fez: English versions of the Kissat al-'Ara'is al-sabiya of Amor ben Amar and tales of Fez from the Arabic by E. Powys Mathers; Book 5: The Loves of Radha and Krishna and Amores. English versions from the Bengali of Chandidasa and from the Sanskrit of Amaru and Mayura by E. Powys Mathers; Book 6: Love Stories and Gallant Tales from the Chinese. Book 7: Comrade Loves of the Samurai by Saïkaku Ebara and the Songs of the Geishas; Book 8: Ninety Short Tales of Love and Women from the Arabic; Book 9: The Loves of Dasin and Musa-Ag-Amastan from the Tamashek and Camel-Boy Rhythms from the Arabic; Book 10: Love Tales of Cambodia and Songs of the Love Nights of Lao; Book 11: Anthology of Eastern Love I; Book 12 Anthology of Eastern Love II. Boards lightly rubbed with a few faint spots, black on-lays a bit faded, a few corners lightly chafed, page edges and outer margins a bit browned. Still overall a lovely, solid, VG + set. Large heavy set, additional shipping will be required - charged at cost according to destination. Item #20087

Price: $275.00