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 years, this is a fine limited re-issue includes improved photographs, a new frontispiece, and a foreword from Fleming's daughter Kate Grimond. The book tells the story of a remarkable journey from Beijing to Kashmir across the mountains and wastes of Central Asia by Fleming and his intrepid Swiss companion, Ella Maillart. Describing a seven-month expedition by lorry, camel, pony and on foot, through little known, politically uncertain and arduous terrain, it is a masterpiece of travel writing. Item #56993
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