London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. [Travel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.319; , blank. With sixteen black and white photographic plates, including a frontispiece, and a folding map, publisher's advertisement leaf on yellow paper tipped in at rear. Elegantly hand-bound in green half calf over matching cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with twin black title labels, raised bands. Contents clean, a few light marks to edges of text block. A near fine copy in a handsome recent leather binding. Robert Peter Fleming, OBE was a British adventurer and travel writer, brother of 'James Bond' novelist Ian Fleming. This, his second book, covers his epic trip from London to Nanking. Item #57347
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