1968 Back Roads To Far Towns
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
In the publisher's original cloth binding, and held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The work is held in the original cardboard slipcase. With translations and notes by Cid Corman and Kamaike Susumu. A work of travel writing by the famous Japanese poet. This particular work charts his journey back to his home town of Edo, and can be summarised in the blurb which states 'Back Roads to Far Towns, the record of this journey, is the last of Basho's travel diaries; it is also generally considered to be the best, the crowing achievement of a lifetime of wandering and haiku.' A pleasing copy of this interesting and important work by this notable Japanese writer.
In the quarter cloth binding and held in the original dustwrapper and a cardslipcase. Externally smart, with minor shelfwear. A small bump to the fore edge of the front board. The dustwrapper is bumped to the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. Small tears to the head of the front and rear joints. Sunning to the spine. Rubbing to the front and rear joints and also to the front and rear flyleaf. Light offsetting internal to the wrap to the spine, alongside several spots. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. The slipcase is lightly age toned, with bumping to the extremities. Light rubbing to the extremities of the slipcase.
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