London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1929. First 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; Hubin, p.175. Item #5057
First Impression, one of 2,500 copies. Octavo (19cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 354pp. Hint of a forward lean, scattered foxing to upper edge of textblock, with lower right corner of front board gently tapped, though still sharp; contents clean; Near Fine. In the first state dustjacket, 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+.