New York: Viking Press 1960. US EDITION, Book of the Month Club selection. Pp.467pp. Hardcover in dust-jacket. Illustrated. The author's experiences in Japan in the 1950's, touching on the social history and customs of the Orient. Translated from the Italian by Eric Moshcacher. Map of Japan at the end of the XVIIth century printed as the front endpaper; map of the Japanese islands printed as rear endpapers. Large 8vo. 32 Plates with 154 black and white and colour photo illustrations. Photographs by the author or from Japanese sources. Drawings by Makino Yone, Moriya Tadashi, S. Pannuti. Original ideograms by Moriya Tadashi and others. Jacket has a few neat closed tears, otherwise this is a particularly fresh copy of this James Bond source book, singled out by Ian Fleming as a research volume for his novel 'You Only Live Twice'. Item #38471
Gilbert, page 624.