London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket. Substantial chipping and loss to corners of front and rear panels; spine sunned and jacket toned/soiled. Boards bumped and lightly scuffed at spine ends and corners. Pages toned. Small red and gold bookplate affixed to front paste-down. INSCRIBED on half-title: "To Alfred Turner / With the very best wishes / of his brother Savage / F. Britten Austin / London 15 June 1938". Very good in good minus jacket. 509pp. very good / good -. Item #22922
Scarce collection of adventure and mystery stories by the prolific Frederick Britten Austin. The 18 included works were first published in periodicals (the Saturday Evening Post, The Strand, among others) but, "with the exception of three published in America," did not appear in book form in any of the author's previous collections.
Contents: A Drama Unrehearsed; "Piatiletka!"; The Sinner; In the Jungle; Dismissed; The Taming of the Brute; The Fourth Degree; Jolly Roger; Into the Blue; An Idyll of the Neolithic; At Brigade Headquarters; Diamond Cut Diamond; Ecstasy; Ariadne; 'Frisco Clipper; The Attic Floor; The God; Cataclysm.