[with post-card from Buchan] London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. Original green cloth, with dust jacket.
First Edition of this tale of mystery and adventure, published a month before the American. As Buchan points out in a brief prefatory note, this tale contains further exploits of Dickson McCunn and several other characters whom he had introduced in HUNTINGTOWER (1922); there would be one more Dickson McCunn novel, THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS, in 1935.~This volume is in fine condition; the attractive pictorial dust jacket is near-fine -- unusually clean, with wear limited to two closed tears on the rear panel (and two unnecessary reinforcements on the verso). Blanchard A87. Loosely inserted is an autograph post-card initialed by Buchan (addressed to an Albert Mansbridge at Hertford College, Oxford, in September 1929); the card is pre-printed with the name and address of "Mrs. John Buchan," but the "Mrs." is stricken out. Item #14172