LEWIS, Norman. A Dragon Apparent. Travels in Indo-China. London, Cape and the Book Society, .
Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers; pp. 317, folding map in red and black, fine photogravure plates; wrapper not price-clipped and with minimal marginal wear; otherwise fine.
First edition. A travelogue of the entire South East Asian peninsula, written by a novelist, who had based the scenarios of his earlier works on his wartime experience. 'His publisher, Jonathan Cape, suggested further travel writing and financed a three-month trip to French Indo-China in 1950. The result was A Dragon Apparent (1951), a great and immediate success' (ODNB).