London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1929. First UK Edition. The author's first novel, the story of a reluctant smuggler who betrays his colleagues and the aftermath of his betrayal. Basis for the 1947 adventure film directed by Bernard Knowles, starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Attenborough. Wobbe A2.a. Item #1893
First Impression, one of 2,500 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 354pp. Hint of a forward lean, top edge foxed, with lower right corner of front board gently tapped, though still sharp; clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket is the first state, priced 7/6 net on spine; light edgewear and sunning to spine, with a faint diagonal crease to rear flap; an presentable copy without tears or loss - Very Good+.