kingdon-ward's rarest book
KINGDON-WARD, F. The Loom of the East. London, Martin Hopkinson, 1932.
8vp. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in blue, publisher's logo in blue on lower cover, map endpapers; pp. 208, light marking to cloth, and a little offseting from endpapers, here and there very minor spotting internally; a good copy.
Uncommon first edition of this book on the geopolitics of Asia, written by Kingdon-Ward, who is more known as plant-hunter and who lived for 18 years all over Asia. It deals with India and the Indian Ocean, Burma, China and the South China Sea, as well as the Soviet Union.