Usual toning to text-block; cloth slightly rubbed at edges; jacket rubbed with some tears and some loss to spine-ends.
Jack artwork by K. Romney Towndrow.
Book of the Play by John G. Brandon & Geo. Pickett.
London, Readers Library, August 1928..
First edition, third printing. Small 8vo. Original gilt-tooled cloth. Dust-jacket.
An attractive early printing of the first edition of this neat Readers Library title, published to trade on the success of the play by Brandon & Pickett. The play was subsequently made into a film, in 1929, which saw the Library reissue the work. The striking dust-jacket is by a relatively unknown illustrator, Kenneth Romney Towndrow, who undertook several remarkable jacket commissions around this time. The story is very much in the “Yellow Peril” vein; the film itself sadly not a great success.