London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. [Travel Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.384. With 32 photographic plates including a frontispiece, and a fold-out map. Recent burgundy half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to black morocco label on spine, and original publisher's burgundy cloth over boards, with "Fu Lei-Ming" in gilt to upper. Edges lightly trimmed. A clean copy with the lightest of spotting to a few of the first and final leaves. Very good. Peter Fleming's extraordinary travel narrative in the company of Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart, crossing from Beijing through central China and into the north of the Indian subcontinent. Item #55332
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