Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., 1969. First American Edition. New. Item #292
First Printing. About Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped jacket with the original price of $4.50 intact. The striking M. Kuwata dustjacket is imperceptibly sunned at the spine, with light rubbing along the top and bottom edge and quarter inch closed tear and attendant creasing at the base of the rear panel. A masterpiece of postwar Japanese literature from the author of "Snow Country" and "Thousand Cranes." This volume also contains two other stories, "One Arm" and "Of Birds and Beasts." Kawabata was the first Japanese Nobel laureate, winning the prize in 1968. A lovely copy, in our opinion, far more attractive than the British edition.