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A Bear Coughs at the North Pole

£9.99

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Title: A Bear Coughs at the North Pole

Author: Robert Payne

With this astonishing story Robert Payne enters upon a new phase in his writing. There is none of the philosophic detachment of Chungking Diary, nor of the haunting beauty of Love and Peace in this tensely told story of a villain who is growing rich upon the wages of sin in Chungking. Indeed, the streets of vice, the bath houses, the method of smuggling opium in the dead bodies of babies, and the consequent murders of Chinese gangsterdom are so boldly delineated that the reader may well catch his breath. And yet for all this, it is the same Robert Payne who writes, with the same eye yo beauty, the same understanding of the Chinese mind.

The book is in fair condition throughout.

The book has blue boards and white lettering to the spine.

The upper and lower edge of the spine has stains and wear and tear.

There are stains and wear and tear along the upper hinge on the rear board, front board and along the lower hinge both front and rear.

The lower outer corner of the front board has bumping and wear and tear.

The upper outer corner of the front board has bumping and wear and tear.

The upper and lower outer corner of the rear board have bumping and wear and tear.

The upper outer edge of the rear board has been indented.

The upper and lower outer edge of the front board have been indented.

As can be seen from the picture there is an inscription on the front endpages.

There is foxing and tanning on the front and rear endpages.

There is sprinkling and foxing on the upper outer page edges and foxing on the outer page edges and lower page edges.

There is foxing on the pages throughout the book.

The dust jacket is in poor condition.

There is tanning and foxing on the inside of the dust jacket along the sleeves and hinge and front and rear covers.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper front edge particularly by the hinge.

There is heavy wear and tear along the outer edge of the dust jacket along the sleeve.

There is heavy wear and tear along the front hinge and the dust jacket is torn in the centre by the hinge..

There is wear and tear along the lower front edge of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper edge of the spine and rear hinge of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the lower edge of the spine and along the rear lower hinge and front lower hinge.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper edge of the rear of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper and lower outer edge of the rear of the dust jacket and wear and tear along the sleeve.

The upper corner of the rear of the dust jacket has been creased over and the front flap has been clipped at the bottom.

The rear of the dust jacket has stains as can be seen from the picture.





Item details

Added value:
First Published 1947
Author(s):
Robert Payne
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18.9 cm x 12.7 cm x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
A Bear Coughs at the North Pole

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Title: A Bear Coughs at the North Pole

Author: Robert Payne

With this astonishing story Robert Payne enters upon a new phase in his writing. There is none of the philosophic detachment of Chungking Diary, nor of the haunting beauty of Love and Peace in this tensely told story of a villain who is growing rich upon the wages of sin in Chungking. Indeed, the streets of vice, the bath houses, the method of smuggling opium in the dead bodies of babies, and the consequent murders of Chinese gangsterdom are so boldly delineated that the reader may well catch his breath. And yet for all this, it is the same Robert Payne who writes, with the same eye yo beauty, the same understanding of the Chinese mind.

The book is in fair condition throughout.

The book has blue boards and white lettering to the spine.

The upper and lower edge of the spine has stains and wear and tear.

There are stains and wear and tear along the upper hinge on the rear board, front board and along the lower hinge both front and rear.

The lower outer corner of the front board has bumping and wear and tear.

The upper outer corner of the front board has bumping and wear and tear.

The upper and lower outer corner of the rear board have bumping and wear and tear.

The upper outer edge of the rear board has been indented.

The upper and lower outer edge of the front board have been indented.

As can be seen from the picture there is an inscription on the front endpages.

There is foxing and tanning on the front and rear endpages.

There is sprinkling and foxing on the upper outer page edges and foxing on the outer page edges and lower page edges.

There is foxing on the pages throughout the book.

The dust jacket is in poor condition.

There is tanning and foxing on the inside of the dust jacket along the sleeves and hinge and front and rear covers.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper front edge particularly by the hinge.

There is heavy wear and tear along the outer edge of the dust jacket along the sleeve.

There is heavy wear and tear along the front hinge and the dust jacket is torn in the centre by the hinge..

There is wear and tear along the lower front edge of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper edge of the spine and rear hinge of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the lower edge of the spine and along the rear lower hinge and front lower hinge.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper edge of the rear of the dust jacket.

There is heavy wear and tear along the upper and lower outer edge of the rear of the dust jacket and wear and tear along the sleeve.

The upper corner of the rear of the dust jacket has been creased over and the front flap has been clipped at the bottom.

The rear of the dust jacket has stains as can be seen from the picture.





Added value:
First Published 1947
Author(s):
Robert Payne
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
18.9 cm x 12.7 cm x 2 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
267
Publisher:
Heinemann
Title:
A Bear Coughs at the North Pole

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