New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First American Edition. The first of 26 novels in the writing duo's successful series featuring British Intelligence agent Tommy Hambledon - a gritty, realistic tale of espionage set during the end of World War I. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title. Barzun & Taylor 869; Hubin, p.87. Item #5232
First Printing, a Review Copy, with the publisher's rubber-stamped slip laid in. Octavo (19.5cm); mauve cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in navy blue on spine; navy blue topstain; dustjacket; [xii],270,pp. A few tiny, spattered spots at right edge of textblock, else clean internally; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with some faint spotting at mid-spine, and a stain at the center of the rear flap fold; Near Fine.