New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1970. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, black backstrip with red author's name and white title over orange boards, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with Buddha head crowned with an elephant, dark green endpapers, 152 pages +  A Note About the Author. Fine / Near Fine. Item #6266
Asa Baber (1936 - 2003) was an American author, former Marine, and Men's Lib columnist for Playboy.
Commissioned and serving in the Marine Corps until 1961, he achieved the rank of Captain and participated in several covert actions in Laos. His military experience became material for several essays and, finally, his first book, Land of a Million Elephants, published in 1970, and serialized in Playboy.
SUPERIOR OVERALL: Tight, clean, bright copy in a sharp dust jacket (unclipped). The dj has a thin bubble-like crease running kthrough Buddha's left eye on the front cover, else Fine.