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Published by The China Publishing Company Shanghai First edition May 1937. First de luxe edition, first printing hard back binding in publisher's original brick-red silk brocade with floral scarlet and colour silk brocade spine and exposed deep navy silk twinnings, gilt lettering to upper panel. 8vo 9?" x 7?" x, 119 [pp]. Printed on specially prepared Chinese paper made by hand from bamboo fibre. The Chinese characters on the silk cover are a translation of the titles in the Generalissimos own calligraphy. Two documents written very shortly after the capture of Ching Kai-Shek during a mutiny in December 1936. SIGNED in blue fountain by the author to free front end paper
Sian: A Coup d'Etat
Mayling Soong Chiang
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