Jonathan Cape, 1934.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. 319pp. Green boards with red lettering to spine & red bird motiff to front board. Pictorial buff dustwrapper with rare original wrapaound "Book Society" band. A fine copy with fresh unmarked boards. Internally complete and clean. No inscriptions. Some spotting to leading textblock edge. The near fine/fine dustwrapper is crisp with original wraparound band tipped to front & rear flap [as issued]. Lightening to red hues on spine. Original price of 8s6dnet to front flap. An exceptional copy of Peter Flemings second travel title with scarce wraparound band.
Fleming's account of his journey through Russia and Manchuria to China in the 1933 when he was the special correspondent to The Times. "No previous journey had been made to the anti-communist front by a foreigner"