London: Geoffrey Bles, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. 295pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Good minus. The spine is heavily rolled, and the spine ends and corners of the covers are gently bumped. The threads are visible in the inside margins of a couple of the pages. In a fair dust jacket, with numerous small losses from the edges, a handful of closed tears, and an open tear in the surface of the front panel. Backed with multiple pieces of tape. Item #37800
A translation of Nouvelles Asiatiques. From the Preface- "So ancient is the land of Asia, so multitudinous are the scenes which it has witnessed, so manifold are the relics and traces which it still retains of all the vast and varied pageant which has passed before it, that the things it offers to our observation defy enumeration. I have done my best to select, from the multifarious material before me, whatever seemed to me most outstanding, most notable and most unfamiliar to our western eyes."