The book that inspired Puccini’s Madam Butterfly.
Title: Japan (Madame Chrysanthème)
Author: Pierre Loti, Laura Ensor (trans), Rossi and Myrbach (illus)
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York. No date, circa 1930.
Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Fair. Some cracked hinges, but binding still sound. Ex-libris plates to endpapers. With 200 black-and-white in-text illustrations and a colour frontispiece. 335pp., app 9″ by 6″. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.