New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition. "...a detailed, factual, yet dramatic account of China's history in the immediate past and present. It begins with the national revolution in 1911, inspired by Sun Yat Sen, and carries the story up to today. It deals with the political, social, and economic forces behind the violent struggles that have convulsed China for more than a quarter-century. It analyzes the land and the people, the armies and the leaders, and above all the Japanese invasion" (from front flap). First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine; blue topstain; dustjacket; [xii],294,xiv pp. Gentle sunning to spine, covers foxed, with offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue, and a faint, shallow tide-mark to left edge of rear endpaper; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50 net), shelfworn and gently spine-sunned, with some old, scattered dampstaining, a few shallow losses to crown, partial splitting at rear flap fold, and several short tears with attendant creases; Very Good only.