First printing of the first Australian edition. Originally published in 1928 by J. Otto, Prague as Listy z cesty kolem sveta. Printed and bound in Australia. Black buckram spine binding. 9.25 x 6 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 168 numbered pages and with numerous B&W illustrations and vignettes. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. From the Google blurb: "In September 1926, Czech painter T.F. Simon embarked on a five month voyage around the world. It was a life-changing experience for the artist, a true voyage of discovery that would inspire his paintings and etchings for years to come. Throughout his journey, he corresponded with his family and friends back home, describing the exotic places, intriguing people, and distant cultures he encountered as he travelled through America, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and finally back to Europe. Translated and published for the first time in English, the letters give us insight to his unique perspective as the artist takes us on his journey, wandering the 'Modern Babylon' of New York, braving the politically turbulent streets of Shanghai, and observing the Japanese nation mourn the death of its Emperor."