New York: Columbia University Press, 1969. First American Edition. "...a collection of advice and notes left by great actors of the live popular theater of Japan, the kabuki, at the end of the seventeenth century. This book provides a fully annotated translation of the Analects, with much illustrative material" (from front flap). First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [x],306,pp; illus.; text is in English and Japanese. Hint of sunning to spine, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with several short tears and tiny creases at crown; Very Good+.