The first Japanese edition of Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy, translated by the Japan Institute of Foreign Affairs.
Octavo, 324pp, . White vellum boards, title stamped in black on spine. Light toning to spine, some toning to leaf ends. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Publication information in English on verso of title page. Housed in the publisher’s red dust jacket, printing in white letters. Includes the exceptionally scarce publisher’s advertising band. An exceptionally scarce copy, with OCLC identifying only four known copies in institutions.
Profiles in Courage won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957. Title in Japanese: Y ki aru hitobito : ry shin to sekinin ni ikita hachinin no seijika.