Ooka, Shohei.FIRES ON THE PLAIN. NY KNOPF. 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket First American edition. Near fine in price-clipped near fine dust jacket. A Japanese gentleman (not the author) has inscribed the book to noted scholar & professor Blake Nevius on front end-paper. (A few tiny nicks & traces of shelf-wear at edges of jacket. Spine unfaded. ) Filmed in 1962 by Kon Ichikawa.