New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1952.
First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 5/8". 119pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Mild edgewear to dust jacket, with two small closed tears to rear panel, bumping to head of spine, and faint crease to rear. Teal cloth over boards, with upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Bumping to top corners. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable first English language printing of Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a Grove," the basis for the classic 1950 Akira Kurosawa film Rashomon, along with five other tales: "Rashomon," "Yam Gruel," "The Martyr," "Kesa and Morito," and "The Dragon," illustrated in seven striking illustrations by M. Kuwata. Very good / very good. Item #6179