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Yukio Mishima

Published by Charles E. Tuttle Tokyo (1998)

ISBN 10: 4805301929 ISBN 13: 9784805301920

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About this Item: Charles E. Tuttle Tokyo, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Special edition printed for sale in Japan, Okinawa and Korea. 1958 second Japanese printing. Very good paperback in wrappers with inside flaps. SIgned by prev owenr, otherwise unmarked, bright and clean. Light wear at spine ends. Faint soiling to wrapper. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands. Shipping from North Carolina. Dedicated to delighting our customers. Delivery confirmation provided on all domestic orders. Happy to ship to international locations. Consider expedited shipping - just a little more moves your purchase a lot faster. Digital photos available on request for any book. Seller Inventory # mon0000028644

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MISHIMA, Yukio

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About this Item: Grove Press. Condition: Good. Grove Press, 1967. First printing. Formerly owned by Larry Kramer; signed by Kramer on front free endpaper. Dust jacket in very good condition, lightly rubbed and age-toned. Orange clothbound hardcover with gilt lettering, in good condition. Lightly rubbed exteriors, with some discoloration around spine and edges. Binding is tight. Underlining on a few pages. Translated into English by Donald Keene. Black and white images throughout. 108 pp. Seller Inventory # Rare-AH4-00048

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Mishima, Yukio; Weatherby, Meredith (trans.); [Miller, Henry]

Published by New Directions, [New York] (1968)

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About this Item: New Directions, [New York], 1968. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Wraps; 8vo; pp. 254. The whole a bit age-toned; corners bumped, with slight wrinkle throughout text block. Henry Miller's copy, with his ownership signature on title-p., and publisher's compliments slip laid-in. First Paperback Edition, First Printing Stated. Seller Inventory # D14198

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Mishima, Yukio; Hosoe, Eikoh

Published by Aperture, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1985)

ISBN 10: 0893811696 ISBN 13: 9780893811693

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About this Item: Aperture, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1985. Cloth. Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. VF copy in F dj, with some light edge wear, signed and inscribed by the photographer in silver pen, one of the most beautifully printed and designed photo books,book and interior are Very fine almost new as issued Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Photographer. Seller Inventory # 023825

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Mishima, Yukio

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About this Item: no info given, no info given, 1990. Softcover. Square black folded portfolio; 12 loose sheets laid in; 1 color figure; 10 color plates. Includes two short essays about this Kabuki actor, which are provided in both English and Japanese; Each plate signed. VG- (Minor wear to extremities of portfolio). Seller Inventory # 121844

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Photography) Eikoh Hosoe, (Preface) Yukio Mishima

Published by Shashin Hyoronsha Publishing House, Tokyo (1971)

ISBN 10: 911153253X ISBN 13: 9789111532532

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About this Item: Shashin Hyoronsha Publishing House, Tokyo, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Folio. 1st edition. Text in Japanese. INSCRIBED by Hosoe to Barbara Morgan. Binding clean and tight. Slight moisture stain to top edge of d.j. verso. Very minor edgewear and rubbing to d.j. Moisture stain to closed edge of carboard slipcase, affecting obi. Artist's name inked to upper forecorner of slipcase. Several tears to obi and slipcase paste on. VG/VG in Good slipcase. Seller Inventory # 2692927

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After the Banquet: Mishima, Yukio

Mishima, Yukio

Published by Tuttle (1963)

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About this Item: Tuttle, 1963. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First thus. Edition printed for sale in Okinawa and Japan. Text in English. Signed and inscribed by Mishima on title page. Laid in is a publisher's price list for other Japanee titles. Clean tight solid copy. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 012718Fmishima

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MISHIMA, Yukio

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About this Item: Title-page with vignette, illus. in the text, & three tipped-in items (a stamp, a business card, & a ticket). 12 leaves. 4to, orig. stiff wrappers laid-in the orig. leather-backed case, orig. ties. Tokyo: Presse-Bibliomane, 1966. First book edition, limited luxury edition of 375 numbered copies, printed on fine heavy paper, signed by Mishima on his tipped-in business card. This short story was originally published in a magazine in 1948. Subscription proposal and prospectus laid-in. Very fine copy. Seller Inventory # 5077

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MISHIMA, Yukio

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About this Item: Title-page within elaborate pictorial border & decorations on each page. xiii, one leaf, 133, vi pp., one leaf of colophon. Small folio, orig. black calf-backed pictorial boards, upper cover & spine lettered in gilt, glassine wrappers, orig. red velvet box. Tokyo: Chuo Koronsha, 1967. First published in 1965, this limited luxury edition of 380 numbered copies is signed by the author. An historical fiction play based on the life of Renée de Sade, the wife of the notorious Marquis de Sade, it details the struggles of Renée, her family, and acquaintances during the Marquis' various periods of incarceration. Very fine copy. Seller Inventory # 5078

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MISHIMA, Yukio

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About this Item: Engraved plate tipped-in & a number of illus. in the text by Iwami Furusawa. 1 p.l., 46 pp., one leaf. 4to, orig. white leather, with orig. key set in, t.e.g., orig. red box. Tokyo: Presse-Bibliomane, 1970. Limited luxury edition of 395 numbered copies, printed on fine heavy paper and signed by Mishima. This short story was originally published in a magazine in 1954. Prospectus laid-in. The tipped-in plate, number 149 of 575, has been signed by the artist Iwami Furusawa. With the original business card of the main character of the story laid-in. Very fine copy. There were another 180 less luxurious copies issued at the same time. Seller Inventory # 5079

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Eikoh Hosoe, (Introduction) Yukio Mishima

Published by Shashin Hyouronsha, Tokyo (1971)

ISBN 10: 9112181668 ISBN 13: 9789112181661

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About this Item: Shashin Hyouronsha, Tokyo, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Tall 4to. 1st edition. SIGNED by Hosoe on title page in Japanese and English. Text in Japanese. Obi torn and laid-in. Mild wear to margins of cloth boards. Very small faint crease to middle of signed page. Slight rubbing to dust jacket. Light wear to slipcase. NF/NF in VG slipcase. Author. Seller Inventory # 3002893

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MISHIMA (Yukio). SLOCOMBE (Romain).

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About this Item: Maquette originale en couleurs, encre et aquarelle sur carton, 26,5 × 21,5, pour la couverture de l’édition en poche Folio de 1975, signée en bas à gauche au crayon et titrée Mishima Le Pavillon d’or. Très belle śuvre. Nombreux sont les graphistes ou dessinateurs de bande-dessinée ou les artistes qui ont réalisés, dans les années 1970-80, des couvertures pour la collection Folio sous l’impulsion de Massin, le directeur artistique de chez Gallimard. « J ’ai ainsi donné leur chance à un certain nombre de jeunes dans le même temps que je demandais des couvertures à des artistes aussi divers qu’André François et Siné, Ronald Searle et Folon, Tibor Csernus et Topor » Christine Bassery signa Les Filles du feu et, naturellement, il revint à Romain Slocombe, l’auteur du mythique "Prisonnière de l’Armée rouge", d’illustrer les écrivains japonais, et, en particulier, Mishima. Voir : Massin, « "Folio" : les avatars d’une couverture », Communication et langages 13, 1972. Seller Inventory # 21260

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MISHIMA, Yukio, Meredith Weatherby (Trans).

Published by Peter Owen, London, 1964 Second Impression. Hardback. Dust Jacket. (1964)

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About this Item: Peter Owen, London, 1964 Second Impression. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1964. 8vo. pp 255. Original publisher's cream cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Signed presentation from the author on the front endpaper to the novelist, Angus Wilson, 'To Angus Wilson, with the author's best wishes, Yukio, 23 March 1965'. Second impression - reprint of the U.K. (Peter Owen) 1960 first edition. Second impression - reprint of the U.K. (Peter Owen) 1960 first edition. Blurb on jacket of this edition is by Angus Wilson who writes of Mishima, 'One of the most important living novelists'. Jacket design by Keith Cunningham. Yukio Mishima was a close friend of Angus Wilson. Mishima visited and stayed at Wilson's Suffolk cottage in the mid 1960s. Very good+ in faintly used, complete, very good dust jacket, with second, slightly chipped jacket underneath. Seller Inventory # C13524

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MISHIMA, Yukio.

Published by Secker & Warburg, London, 1963 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. (1963)

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About this Item: Secker & Warburg, London, 1963 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1963. 8vo. pp 271. Translated from the Japanese by Donald Keene. Signed presentation from the author to the novelist Yukio Mishima: "To Angus with the author's best wishes Yukio March 1965." Mishima was a friend of Angus Wilson and stayed at his Suffolk Cottage while in England. Wilson wrote of him (printed on the jacket of 'Confessions of a Mask') - " One of the most important living novelists." Very good indeed in very good indeed dust jacket. Seller Inventory # C30576

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Eikoh Hosoe and Yukio Mishima

Published by Shuei-Sha (1963)

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About this Item: Shuei-Sha, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Good. First Edition. 1963 Limited Edition. Folio sized hardcover in good condition. Numbered red rice-paper slip bound in with signatures of both Mishima and Hosoe in Japanese calligraphy. Explanatory pamphlet entitled "Muerto por las rosas" (all text in Spanish) laid-in, along with small post-card in Japanese, likely explanatory in nature as well. 43 full page photogravures on matte-like paper, and 4 color prints on rice-paper. No slip case. Bind is sturdy and intact. Spine lightly bumped at top edge. Moderate amount of edgewear to illustrated white and olive-green cloth-covered boards. Some light surface scratches to board faces, and light age-toning. Small chip at top-front edge of one page. Smudges on some white pages (black ink on other pages very thick). One fold-out page has some light creasing. Due to the size/weight of this book it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 227848

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Madame de Sade: Mishima, Yukio

Mishima, Yukio

Published by Grove, NY (1967)

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About this Item: Grove, NY, 1967. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing stated, no additional printings; SIGNED by Mishima on ffep. 8vo, orange cloth. Very good (boards faded along edges and in spots; spine faded; tiny spot on bottom edge of front board; top edge faintly foxed, spot near spine head; fox spot or two on the bottom edge). Dust jacket is very good (price-clipped; black spots on top edge of rear panel and front flap; rear panel lightly dustsoiled along spine; spine head bumped). 108pp. Signed. Seller Inventory # 9269

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Killed by Roses [SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS]: Eikoh Hosoe) (Photographs

Eikoh Hosoe) (Photographs by); (Yukio Mishima) (Model and Introduction by)

Published by (Shueisha), (Tokyo) (1963)

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About this Item: (Shueisha), (Tokyo), 1963. Hardcover. Condition: f to vg. Limited First edition. 1/1500. Folio. Original acetate jacket over decorative white and olive cloth, with blue and black lettering to spine. Book housed in its original photo-illustrated cardboard slipcase. Laid in, an explanatory booklet in English, French and German. Tissue-guarded limitation page signed in Japanese caligraphy by Eikoh Hosoe and Yukio Mishima."The [ten] photos that make up the body of the book are inky, sometimes high-contrast gravures that bleed right to the edge of the page and often extend across the entire open spread, giving extra impact to images that are already quite arresting. Even if the subject of Hosoe's photographs weren't the author Yukio Mishima, the book would be remarkable for its humid mix of eroticism and myth, queer kitsch and high art. But Mishima, Japan's most celebrated and controversial modern novelist, was also a brilliant provocateur and his presence here turns "Killed By Roses" into a charged collaboration between artists testing one another's limits? [Hosoe's] first meeting with Mishima, in September 1961, was at the writer's house. That first day, Mishima, already dressed only in a loincloth, ended up wrapped in a garden hose and standing on the marble mosaic zodiac on his lawn. The resulting surreal images are among the book's most famous; though Hosoe saw them as 'the destruction of a myth'? Mishima['s] ritual suicide in 1970 was seen as his final artistic act" (Andrew Roth: "The Book of 101 Books," page 164). One of 1500 copies, of which this is No. 1085.Cardboard slipcase heavily rubbed along edges. 8 1/2" closed tear at back cover of acetate jacket. Text and photographs clean and fine. Explanatory booklet in English, French and German. Slipcase in overall fair, dust-jacket in good- to good, binding and interior in very good condition. * Eikoh Hosoe (born in 1933) is a Japanese photographer and filmmaker who emerged in the experimental arts movement of post-World War II Japan. He is known for his psychologically charged images, often exploring subjects such as death, erotic obsession, and irrationality. Through his friendships and artistic collaborations he is linked with the writer Yukio Mishima and 1960s avant-garde artists such as the dancer Tatsumi Hijikata. ** Yukio Mishima, the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka (1925-1970), was a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968 but the award went to his fellow countryman Yasunari Kawabata. His works include the novels "Confessions of a Mask" and "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion," and the autobiographical essay "Sun and Steel." His avant-garde work displayed a blending of modern and traditional aesthetics that broke cultural boundaries, with a focus on sexuality, death, and political change. Mishima was active as a nationalist and founded his own right-wing militia. He is remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku after a failed coup d'état attempt, known as the "Mishima Incident". The Mishima Prize was established in 1988 to honor his life and works. Seller Inventory # 40704

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Yukio Mishima

Published by Kaizosha, Tokyo (1951)

ISBN 10: 9111277130 ISBN 13: 9789111277136

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About this Item: Kaizosha, Tokyo, 1951. Wrappers. Condition: Good. Yukio Mishima's second novel, 'Kamen no Kakuhaku' or 'Confessions of a Mask,' made Mishima famous by the time he was 24. A putative semi-autobiography about a weak-bodied young man who masks his homosexuality to assimilate into wartime Japanese society, the novel helped to launch Mishima's celebrated twenty-year careerâ€"cut short by his ritual suicide after a failed coup-d'etat in 1970. This copy of the second Japanese edition is warmly inscribed in English to iconic gay American novelist Sanford Friedman, and dated Japan 1952. (Friedman's most celebrated book, “Totempole,” is the story of a soldier's gay love affair with a prisoner during the Korean war, in which Friedman served). A rich association copy of Mishima's most important work. 8vo. Later edition. INSCRIBED by Mishima in English to American author Sanford Friedman, and dated January 13, 1953. Original pictorial wrappers. Text in Japanese. Publication provided via WorldCat. Front cover and first two leaves detached. Some soiling and chipping to wrappers, with soiling to endpapers. Toning to leaves. A remarkable association copy ('for the recollection of your staying in Japan') from one author of an iconic work in gay literature to another. Good in wrappers. Seller Inventory # 2561406

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MISHIMA, Yukio

Published by London: Secker & Warburg (1968)

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About this Item: London: Secker & Warburg, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition in English of this novel by the late, internationally renowned Japanese author, today in the Far East considered a legend in so many areas. This copy is certainly very near Fine and its original pictorial dust jacket shows a degree of wear and use but nonetheless would classify as much better than Very Good. A highly collectible and seldom seen First Edition of a much sought after title, particularly as this copy is SIGNED BY MISHIMA IN BOTH ENGLISH AND JAPANESE. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-19087005178

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Hosoe, Eikoh (Artist/Photographer) & Mishima, Yukio (Contributor)

Published by Tokyo, Japan: Shashin Hyoronsha Publishing House, 1971

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About this Item: Tokyo, Japan: Shashin Hyoronsha Publishing House, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. 96 pages. Published in 1971. Collection of nudes, presented as an Artist Book. One of the greatest erotic art photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Eikoh Hosoe: Oversize-volume format. Cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe. Preface by Yukio Mishima, the greatest Japanese novelist of the 20th century. Mishima famously collaborated with Hosoe on "Ba Ra Kei". Cardboard slipcase with titles printed on black paper that is pasted on the slipcase. Printed in gravure on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper by The Nissha Printing Company in Tokyo, Japan to the highest standards. In pink DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Eikoh Hosoe's "Hoyo". One of the most stunning and most influential explorations of the nude in the history of photography. Abstracted, choreographed down to the smallest detail, and yet sensuous, made palpably so by exquisite gravure printing, these nudes will not be surpassed. As the title suggests, every image is an embrace, showing a completely nude and physically intimate male and female couple, whose interest to us is the line formed by the closeness of their bodies, which remain discrete and never become one despite their proximity. They are re-enacting for Hosoe's camera (if are not actually engaged in) sexual intercourse. But Hosoe's goal - and genius - is to make us see and think not about sex, but about the power of beauty: The erotic is an aesthetic, not a sexual, experience. It's about pleasure, not arousal. Or as one of Hosoe's personal idols famously wrote: "Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power" (Oscar Wilde). An absolute "must-have" title for Eikoh Hosoe collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and placed in pencil on the half-title page by the artist/photographer: "Eikoh Hosoe Tokyo". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great erotic art photography book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and placed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: While the slipcase is imperfect, the book itself is fine. If both were perfect, this First Edition would command twice as much. A rare signed copy thus. 62 gravure plates. "Ba Ra Kei" and "Kamaitachi" were selected as two of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest artist/photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EIKOH HOSOE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 13980

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Five Modern No Plays. Translated from the: MISHIMA, Yukio.

MISHIMA, Yukio.

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957 (1957)

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About this Item: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957, 1957. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed red boards, titles to spine in metallic purple, titles, floral decoration and rules to front board in blind, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Couple of spots to top edge; a near-fine copy in the jacket, extremities a little nibbled, with a couple of short closed tears. 8 black and white plates. First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper in English and Japanese. Seller Inventory # 100701

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MISHIMA, Yukio

Published by London: Secker & Warburg (1957)

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About this Item: London: Secker & Warburg, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition in English of the late Japanese - now legendary - classic author, cult hero, Yukio Mishima. Book in very good condition, as is the dust jacket (which has been mysteriously cut on both inner flaps). This scarce title made infinitely more collectible as it is GENERICALLY INSCRIBED IN BOTH ENGLISH AS WELL AS JAPANESE AS FOLLOWS: With sincere wishes / Yukio Mishima / (then in Japanese). A highly valued literary collectible. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-19087001103

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Barakei / Killed by Roses (Signed First: HOSOE, Eikoh and

HOSOE, Eikoh and Yukio Mishima

Published by Tokyo: Shueisha (1963)

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From: Harper's Books, ABAA (East Hampton, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Tokyo: Shueisha, 1963. First Edition. Folio. 43 black and white photographs, 4 color illustrations on vellum, 2 gatefolds. Number 91 of 1500 press-numbered copies, SIGNED by Hosoe and Mishima, and additionally INSCRIBED in silver marker by Hosoe to a collector. Arguably the most famous Japanese photobook of the 20th century. Writer Yukio Mishima is the model for Hosoe's lavish surreal production; his collaboration in the project pushed Hosoe's artistic talents to the brink, creating a final document that transcends the inherent limitations of book arts. (Parr / Badger, v1, 280-281; Roth 164-165; Open Book 194-195; Auer 422). Top of the text block gently bumped, else near fine in illustrated cloth boards in near fine example of the publisher's plain acetate jacket; housed in the publisher's distinctive black printed slipcase, with light wear and rubbing, especially along the bottom edge. Nice copy of a book usually encountered in subpar condition. Seller Inventory # 22025

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