The Siege at Peking [with] jacket art

New York: Viking Press, (1959).

Price: $650.00

Reprint of the American edition. A sound, very good copy in an attractive, if moderately worn, very good copy with rubbing and short tears. Excellent account of the Boxer siege of the Western legations in Peking by Ian Fleming's older brother (both served with British Intelligence during WWII), and although not credited, almost certainly the inspiration for the film 55 Days at Peking, which was filmed four years after. With: original, alternative jacket art by Peter Laune, who provided the finished jacket art for the American edition. Tempura painting, approximately 7.5" x 7.5", matted, and with a label on the verso for an exhibition of Laune's jacket paintings. The printed jacket displays a Boxer assault on the legation; the original, variant art displays the allied relief column lobbing shells in Peking.

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The Siege at Peking [with] jacket art. Peter FLEMING.