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. As new. Out of print for many.....
London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. [Travel] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.319; . With 16 black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece, and a folding map. Contemporary tan half morocco by FOX of London, with raised bands, gilt titles to brown labels, further gilt tooling to spine.....