Peter Fleming (Strix) | First Editions
1907 - 1971
Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was an accomplished British adventurer and travel writer. He published numerous non-fiction works, as well as fiction. In his journlistic career, Fleming was a special correspondent for The Times and often wrote under the pen-name "Strix" (Latin for "screech owl"); he was also an essayist for The Spectator. Peter Fleming was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.
Fleming's achievements are celebrated in the Peter Fleming Award, worth £9,000, which is given by the Royal Geographic Society to a "research project that seeks to advance geographical science".
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London: Queen Anne Press, 2010. [Travel] LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, being one of 150 copies. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.382. Finely bound in the publisher's gilt decorated cloth, to the design of the original first edition binding. With photographic plates and illustrated map endpapers. Absolutely fine/As new. Out of print for...