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Beauty and Sadness by Kawabata Yasunari ; translated by Howard Hibbett - First American Edition - 1975 - from Bookworks and Biblio.com

Beauty and Sadness

by Kawabata Yasunari ; translated by Howard Hibbett

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Middle-aged writer visits an old girlfriend, inspiration for his most famous book and now a successful artist; her young female protégé & lover seeks revenge. First American edition stated (first printing) of the Nobel Prize-winning author's last novel. Hardcover, full tan cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, minor edge foxing; jacket shows light rubbing, minor edgewear, faint creases, front flap creased; page edges lightly foxed. Text clean; [6], 206, [8] pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.


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