He hosted many literary figures in his house including Mishima who took a liking to his son son Jason James. James visited Japan many times and it became an open secret that James and Mishima were romantically involved. This book stems from James collection. Copies of letters provide excellent provenance for the signature.
Yukio Mishima is one of the best Japanese writers of the 20th century. His gruesome suicide (traditional seppuku style) after a failed coup détat in 1970 has furthered interest in the man and his work. Signed UK first editions are exceptionally scarce to find in any condition. The item "Mishima, Yukio'After the Banquet', SIGNED INSCRIBED first edition 1st/1st" is in sale since Sunday, February 12, 2017.
This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to United States, to Canada, to Australia, to New Zealand, to Mexico.