First edition, first printing. Publisher's original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine, in the Frank Marston illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm with a little bumping at the spine tips and corners, the cloth fresh and bright. The contents with a previous owner's bookplate and shelf stamp to the front pastedown, and with his ownership inscription at the head of the title page are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has a few tiny chips at the spine tips and fold corners. With the publisher's printed price of 7/6 net to the spine, covered with a 2/6 net paper label (for export). Scarce.
The author's only work of detective fiction, not published in America until 1943. (Hubin).
Stock code: 20280