Espey, John J.. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1945 . Third printing. Cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 202 pp. Inscribed by the author. A solid copy with only light wear. The dust jacket flaps are laid in. “John Espey writes of his boyhood days in China with irony and slicing wit, a sort of Tom Sawyer and the missionaries, compassionate and yet honestly critical, and always mindful of the ways that human nature both undermines and uplifts us.” – Amy Tan Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: .