New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First American Edition. Item #1383
First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 gray paper over boards, quarterbound in orange cloth with titling and rule stamped in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; 262pp, . Touch of fading to upper board edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with light toning, a few short tears, and a touch of wear to extremities; Very Good+. The author's third book and second novel, probing deeply into the life of a young Buddhist priest who was so obsessed by the beauty of a temple and his own alienation from the world that he destroyed himself and all he loved.