First edition, first printing published 1935 by Ward Lock & Co, Ltd, London.
Book: Vg+, 320pp. Publisher's original red cloth with black titles to the spine and device to the upper board. The lightest wear to corners and spine tips, the boards are bright and fresh, the black titles are very bold. Light shelf soiling and foxing to the block, contents are tightly bound and uniformly toned.
Jacket: Good, worn, small loss to the head and foot of spine and hinge corners, scuffing and wear along the jacket edges and hinge lengths, with small nicks here and there. Jacket has toning and age soiling, unclipped price of 7/6 net.
*E Charles Vivian wrote detective novels under his real name such as this Inspector Head mystery, Oriental Fantasies as 'Charles Cannell' and supernatural fiction under the pseodonym Jack Mann, these amongst numerous other aliases.
The Jack Mann novels are excessively rare and highly sought, the detetctive fiction less so, but scarce nevertheless. His work was inspired by writers such as Arthur Machen, H G Wells and H Rider Haggard, his work was also republished in pulps such as Weird Tales.