A clean and reasonably attractive first edition copy of Mishima's first book to appear in English. Translated by Meredith Weatherby, with drawings by Yoshinori Kinoshita.
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. First edition. Octavo (5.75 x 8.25 in.); 182pp.; decorative green and purple papered boards; in dust jacket. Light bumping and shelfwear at spine ends and tips, resulting in small portions of color loss. A few small spots of soiling to rear board. Else a clean and snugly bound very good (+) in a like jacket, price-clipped, with a few small chips out at the ends of the lightly sun-faded spine. Jacket painting by Jose de Almeida.