Pamphlet bound book with orange dust jacket and wrappers, signed by the poet. Book contains original prose and poetry by Merrill. "First appeared in The New York Review of Books"--Front Matter. "Japan: Prose of Departure was set in Bembo types, printed on T. H. Saunders paper. Numbered edition of 74 during the autumn of 1987."--Colophon. [CBA copy is unnumbered].