First Edition. Probably Arthur Hawkins Jr. dustjacket design. 'An expedition to a buried city in the desert of Central Asia to dig up a gold Buddha. The party is financed by a New York magnate hungry for social prestige. His companions are a young novelist, a middle aged hard boiled agent of the millionaire, the leader's divorced wife. As they leave India and cross the Himalayas to the Pamir, all the secret impulses of these ill assorted characters come to the surface'. Scarce title. Very Good, bit of a stain to top of front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, shelf wear to all edges.