The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea [1st UK Ed]


By Yukio Mishima

First UK Edition of the classic Japanese novel

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  • First UK Edition [Secker & Warburg, London, 1966]; 150pp; purple boards, gold titling to spine, ffep with torn piece at base, else excellent; in very good unclipped [21s. net] dustjacket, a little rubbed & chipped, significant portion torn at front [repaired well]
  • One of Mishima’s best-known & most accessible works
  • Translated by John Nathan
  • Originally published in Japanese as Gogo No Eiko [Kodansha, Tokyo, 1963]
  • A controversial figure, Mishima famously committed seppuku after leading a small militia into a military base in central Tokyo