First edition, first printing. Publisher's original yellow cloth with brown illustration and titles to the upper board and spine, in the Steven Spurrier illustrated dustwrapper. Small illustrations within the text by Steven Spurrier. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping at the spine tips, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents, with minor spotting to the endpapers are otherwise clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. The closed text block edges are somewhat dusty. Complete with the rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has several short closed tears at the fold corners, a stain at the head of the toned spine and some darkening to the flap and panel edges. Correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. Scarce.

Ralph Stock was an English writer and traveller who in addition to travel books, published three novels and four volumes of short stories (of which this is one). He was better known for his short stories than his larger works and was a contributor to 'The Captain' and 'World Wide Magazine'. Some stories were adapted into screenplays leading to co-writing several films between 1930 and 1950.

Stock code: 23040


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STOCK, Ralph




London: William Heinemann.


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