BLUNDEN, Edmund. Poems on Japan. Hitherto Uncollected and Mostly Unprinted. [Tokyo, Kenkyusha Press], 1967.
Small 8vo. Cream boards, paper label to spine lettered in black; in the original white dust-wrapper, spine and upper panel lettered in black; pp. viii, 1-75, ; printed on Japanese paper; postcard of a portrait of Blunden loosely inserted; author's gift inscription to title, Provenance: to Philip Longworth; sunning to spine of wrapper, with a little rubbing and creasing to extremities; internally bright and clean, a near fine signed copy in the wrapper.
First edition, printed on hand-made Japanese paper, limited to 150 copies, this No. 45. 'The poems of Edmund Blunden were compiled by one of his admirers, one who is proud of their friendship of more than forty years' standing. 50 copies were presented to the author, and the rest were reserved for distribution by the Blunden Society in Japan.' From the collection of the Russia-specialist, historian, and translator, Professor Philip Longworth.
COPAC locates copies at Reading, Cambridge and in Oxford only, not in the British Library; no copy traced at auctions since 1977.