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    Diverse Collection of Japanese Literature, including: Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Exotic Japanese Stories. The Beautiful and the Grotesque. 16 Unusual Tales and Unforgettable Images. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, [1964]. First edition. Octavo. 431 pages. Publisher's black cloth over gray cloth with silver and red titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minor shelf wear to the book. Spine ends of dust jacket worn slightly. Overall near fine condition. [and:] Junichiro Tanizaki. Some Prefer Nettles. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Reprint edition. Octavo. 202 pages. Publisher's decorative boards. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minor shelf wear to the book and jacket. Mildly bumped corners. Small stamp on the front free endpaper. Very good condition. [and:] Takeshi Kaiko. Darkness in Summer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. First American edition. Octavo. 210 pages. Publisher's cream cloth with gilt titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minor shelf wear to the book and jacket, else very good condition. [and:] Junichiro Tanizaki. The Key. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Fourth printing. Octavo. 183 pages. Publisher's orange cloth over black boards with black and gilt titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Moderate shelf wear to the book and jacket, including two small bits of paper loss to the dust jacket. Small stamp on the front free endpaper. Very good condition. [and:] Jay Gluck, editor. Ukiyo. Stories of "The Floating World" of Postwar Japan. New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., [1963]. Octavo. 255 pages. Publisher's black cloth with silver spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Light shelf wear to the boards. Some rubbing and edge wear to the dust jacket. Overall, a very good copy. [and:] Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Japanese Short Stories. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, [1961]. First edition. Octavo. 224 pages. Publisher's blue-green cloth with gilt titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minimal shelf wear. Pages 207-210 loose. Slightly sunned spine. Moderate wear at the spine ends. Very good condition. [and:] Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto. A Daughter of the Samurai. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1934. First edition. Octavo. 314 pages. Publisher's yellow cloth with black titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Moderate shelf wear to the book and jacket. Very good condition. [and:] Eiji Yoshikawa. The Heike Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Octavo. 627 pages. Publisher's orange cloth over cream cloth with gilt and black titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Moderate shelf wear to the book and jacket. Very good condition. [and:] Yasunari Kawabata. The Sound of the Mountain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First American edition. Octavo. 276 pages. Publisher's green cloth with gilt, black, and blue titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minimal edge wear. Small stamp on the front free endpaper. Near fine condition. [and:] Junichiro Tanizaki. Diary of a Mad Old Man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First edition. Octavo. 177 pages. Publisher's green cloth over brown boards with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minimal shelf wear, mainly at spine ends. Some rubbing to dust jacket. Very good condition. [and:] Yasunari Kawabata. The Master of Go. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First American edition. Octavo. 188 pages. Publisher's yellow cloth with gilt titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Mild shelf wear to the book and jacket. Some rubbing to the price-clipped dust jacket. All in all, a very good copy. [and:] Yasunari Kawabata. Thousand Cranes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First American edition. Twelvemo. 147 pages. Publisher's decorative boards. Original pictorial dust jacket. Noticeable rubbing to the edges of the book. Lightly bumped corners. Spine of dust jacket darkened somewhat and dust jacket shows mild shelf wear. Overall, a very good copy.

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