London, Wells Gardner, Darton, [c.1940].
First edition. 8vo. Original printed wrappers and pictorial jacket.
The first pulp novel Kelly published under the name Darcy Glinto, whose queasy blend of sleaze, schlock and American-style hard-boiled narrative quickly garnered both popularity and notoriety.
First edition, later impression, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper and with additional gift inscription from him mounted to same; 8vo. 8pp. advertisements; typed Blackwood poem loosely inserted. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Dust-jacket.
First published in 1909, this is at least the fourth reprint. The inscriptions seem to imply a correction on the author's behalf, the first inscribed to 'Miss Norton', the second 'Miss Naughton'.