1958. Item #87518
Nagayo Yoshirō 長與喜朗 (長与善郎), author and Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎, binding. Sono Yoru その夜 [That Night]. Tokyo: Asahi Shimbunsha 朝日新聞社. Shōwa 23 . 1st printing, 6 page foreword, 337+ pp of Japanese text. 8vo., Decorated wrappers, printed slipcase, some browning to slipcase and cover, else good condition overall. Included in the Onchi binding raisonné, Onchi Kōshirō Seihon no Gyō 恩地孝四郎装本の業 as #321, also color illustrated in Hon No Bijutsu 本の美術, though neither reference shows the slipcase. Nagayo Yoshirō 長與喜朗 (1888-1961) had been a member of the Shirakaba 白樺 (White Birch) group since 1911 and was known as a representative of its characteristic humanism as an author and playwright. One of Onchi's better late bindings.