The Smaller Dragon: A Political History of Vietnam
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1958. First Edition, First Printing.
Small Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 240 x 160mm). 535,  pages, in gray cloth, titles to spine, with image of dragon stamped on the front cover, in an illustrated, unclipped dust jacket (hard cover).
SIGNED by Joseph Buttinger on the half title. An early, classic study of Vietnam, published after the division of Vietnam into two separate countries. An important book on Vietnam, not often found signed by the author. SCARCE signed.
CONDITION: Some pencil lines in the margins of numerous pages, top edge a bit dusty and stained, in an unclipped dust jacket with small chips, rubbing, soiling, and toning. About Very Good overall. . Item #875