A Chinese Childhood
New York: John Day, (1952). First American Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo. Pp. xii, 303. Color frontis. illustration. Illustrated with a few full color plates; line drawings throughout. Endpaper family tree. Bound in black cloth with Chinese characters stamped in gilt on the front board, gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket price clipped. Dust jacket is now preserved in a removable, clear archival sleeve. Near Fine. Item #5306
First American edition following the British. The author of the Silent Traveller travel book series wrote this account of his childhood in Kiu-kiang while living in 1930s Oxford. Recently a blue plaque has been mounted there in his honor.