Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1938. First US edition, with illustrations by E.E Anthony. PUBLISHER'S SAMPLE COPY. Near Fine, in the original decorative black cloth with folded dust-jacket attached to rear pastedown, and information label to rear noting price and publication date, with 'Return to Manufacturing Department' notice. The author's first mystery, listed in Hubin, and a major influence upon novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Item #42027
GILBERT, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography L9, p.616-7.