London: Ward, Lock and Co., Limited, 1915. First Edition. An early espionage novel featuring Billy Fitz-Urse of the Foreign Office. Crown Ocvtavo, pp.304; , advertisements. With a frontispiece illustration by Gilbert. Publisher's original wine coloured embossed cloth with titles in black to spine and upper. A little foxing to the edges; light rubbing to extremities; owner's name blind stamped to f.f.e.p. Internally sound and clean. A lovely copy. Headon Hill was the pseudonym of Francis Edmund Grainger (d.1929), writer of Scotland Yard procedurals. Item #41548
Eric Quayle; The Collectors Book of Detective Fiction (1972), p.83.