First UK edition of this novel, set in feudal Japan, by the American writer and poet. London: Faber and Faber, 1963. First edition. Small octavo, 7-5/8 x 5-1/8 in. 198pp. Green textured-paper boards; white spine lettering; dust jacket. Former owner's bookplate on ffep. Else fine in a near fine jacket, shallowly clipped at all corners but with "15s net" price still present. A nice copy.