MACLEAN, Fitzroy. Eastern Approaches. London, Jonathan Cape and the Book Society, .
8vo. Original cloth in dust jacket, not price-cliped; pp. 543; photogravure plates, 3 folding maps; a little spotting and marginal fraying to wrappers, else a very good copy.
First edition, and not the Book Society issue. Fitzroy MacLean's adventures as a secret agent before and during WWII, in Central Asia, Libya, and Yugoslavia, where he was charged with gaining information about Tito and operated behind enemy lines. The aectin on the Baklans war takes up almost 230 pages. It has been suggested that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for the James Bond character.