London: Thorton Butterworth, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine / Very Good. Item #012209
8vo., 315pp. Beautiful First Edition of this scarce mystery with statement "First Published ... 1930" on copyright page. .Bound in black cloth with titles stamped in red on spine and blind-stamped on front board. Square, tight and clean throughout with little or no wear. Remarkably well-preserved. A touch of off-setting to end-papers but trivial. Very attractive unclipped dust-jacket, (correct price of 7/6 net on the spine panel), Chipping to tip and a small chip at the crown. Light soiling. Some edge-wear and a couple of miniscule closed tears. Still quite fresh and complete and presents much nicer than the Very Good it is. Uncommonly inscribed, dated and signed by the author on the front end-paper, " Inscribed for Mrs. Robert C. Taylor, with all good wishes, Claude Hoghton. - Savage Club. London, S,W,I, March 1939". A quite sharp collectable copy, rarely found in such high-grade condition and certainly not signed.