Samurai by Saburo Sakai 1st / 1st 1959
First UK edition and First print published by William Kimber in 1959. This stunning copy is in very near fine condition. The jacket is vibrant and bright retaining all of it's colour. It has only the tiniest wear to the bottom of the spine and hasn't been clipped. The book is very presentable with no previous owners names or foxing. There is a mark to the top of the front free end paper. Overall this is a highly collectible very near fine copy.
Samurai! is a 1957 autobiographical book by Saburo Sakai co-written with Fred Saito and Martin Caidin. It describes the life and career of Saburō Sakai, the Japanese combat aviator who fought against American fighter pilots in the pacific theater of World War II, surviving the war as one of Japan's leading flying aces. Caidin wrote the prose of the book, basing its contents on journalist Fred Saito's extensive interviews with Sakai as well as on Sakai's own memoirs. Scarce in this condition.