Bound in full red cloth with gilt decoration on the front board and lettering on the spine; this hardcover binding is solid and holding tight with light staining to the lower board edges. The interior and text are clean and unmarked with no signs of previous ownership. The dustjacket remains unclipped ($6.50) and is bright and attractive with light wear to the spine ends and corner folds. NOT ex-library. A clean, solid copy in jacket. With 77 photographs, 65 line drawings, and 3 maps. 264pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Kiyoaki Matsugae's passionate and ill-fated love for the betrothed daughter of a Tokyo aristocrat brings him into disfavor at the Imperial Court
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The first novel of Mishima's landmark tetralogy, The Sea of fertility
Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power.
Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new -- fiercely loving and hating the exquisite, spirited Ayakura Satoko. He suffers in psychic paralysis until the shock of her engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion, and leads to a love affair that is as doomed as it was inevitable.
Title: China: Before the Han Dynasty [Volume 23 in ...
Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger
Publication Date: 1961
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2989124639
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394442393-2-4
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. 0394442393 A nice book from private collection. Clean, tight, square copy with only typical used wear. A nice copy over all. NOT Ex-Library. NOT Remainder. Owner's name inside. First American Edition. Seller Inventory # 037128
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394442393
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1972. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition. Fine copy in near fine price-clipped dustjacket and crease to rear flap. This copy feels unread. No remainder marks. Seller Inventory # fic 9/13-26
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First American edition, stated; translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher. Bound in white cloth-covered boards with a snowflake design on the front board and blue lettering on the spine; top page edges tinted but here very faded. A former owner name on the front endpaper, else unmarked; spine slant; edgewear to bottom corners, spine ends bumped; some soiling to boards. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $7.95); heavily chipped and edgeworn; a two-inch closed tear to bottom of back panel, and several shorter ones; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 008870
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. 1st. 1st printing. Good condition due to lacking the dust jacket and rather heavy foxing on cover. This is a white cloth hardcover blue lettering design on spine and silver design on front cover, stated first American edition. Cover has no wear; no marks or writing. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA. Seller Inventory # 52332
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_216702597
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1972. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0394442393_4
Book Description Alfred Knopf, United States, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Unread with the text in pristine condition. Beige cloth boards with silver motif to the front board and blue lettering to the spine. Light shelf and edge wear. Unclipped dust jacket. Under new mylar. 1st volume in Mishima's Sea Of Fertility Quartet. Somewhat difficult to find in this condition in it's first American state. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 004513