London, Heinemann, 1940. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. Early Shutes are quite uncommon in dustjackets. Some tanning to the jacket spine and a few minor chips, gift inscription to the front endpaper. Some dustiness to the top edge and a slight lean. Bumping to the spine tips and a little creasing to the spine. Some tanning to the endpapers. [10649, Hyraxia Books].