China At War by Freda Utley soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Faber & Faber, 1939, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps ;
From the cover: Freda Utley, who has just returned from the seat of war in the Far East, gives us in this book a vivid description of the Chinese war, as she has seen it from the Chinese side, backed by a brilliant expose of the Chinese political situation. One of the very few British newspaper correspondents in the war zone (she represented the News Chronicle), the only Englishwoman to visit the Yangtze fronts, and a world-renowned authority on Far Eastern matters, Miss Utley is quite exceptionally well informed, as readers of her last book, Japans Feet of Clay, know. A trained and accurate observer, she allows her sympathy with the Chinese cause to warm but not to warp the truth. A naturally straightforward writer, she makes her story easy to read, deeply interesting, and therefore deeply moving.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss, heavy damp-marking to the reverse showing slightly at the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Endpapers and blanks a little grubby. Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Map to the rear slightly mis-folded.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 306 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.