London: Hutchinson, 1959. [Travel] FIRST UK EDITION. Large octavo (24 x 18cm), pp.467; . Hardcover in dust-jacket. 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. 32 Plates, 154 black and white or 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 couple of nicks and tears, price-clipped, some creases to flaps; generally near fine. The anthropologist author's experiences in Japan in the 1950's, touching on the social history and customs of the country. A James Bond source book, singled out by Ian Fleming as a research volume for his novel 'You Only Live Twice'. Item #51165
Gilbert, page 624.