Victor Gollancz, 1953, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Poor, First
author's note. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with purple and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. "Altogether, this is a remarkable picture of how an age-old civilisation reacts in the face of shattering the new ideas, and it makes curious and delightful reading." -- rear panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip with fading commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. Rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Quite marked cocking of the spine with browning of the textblock edges and of the pages. Previous owners name to the top edge of the front paste-down, with a few marks to the endpapers. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top dustwrapper edge. The lower 0.5" of the dustwrapper is missing with other tears and chips to the top dustwrapper edge. Heavy sunning to the backstrip and lighter sunning to the dustwrapper panels. Rubbing, handling marks and stains to the dustwrapper panels. Sunning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. , VII - IX, , 3-310 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; China; Inventory No: 0117160.