Tokyo: Sophia University n Cooperation with the Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good / Good. Item #003951
First English Edition. Orig. decorative cloth, 306pp. Name on ff/ endpaper with notes on rear endpapers in pen, and some passages marked in pencil. Light rubbing to spine o/w very good in a good but chipped and soiled d/w, front inner flap clipped. Shusaku Endo's novel tackles the religious realities of 17th century Japan concering Japanese converts and divergent attitudes of Western priests. A stirring best seller upon its publication.