New York: Macmillan, 1926. First American edition. 12mo. Blue cloth lettered in gilt; dustjacket; 244pp. Slight offsetting to endpapers from dustjacket flaps, else a very fine, unworn copy in nearly perfect dustwrapper with a tiny (<1/16") closed nick at upper edge of rear panel.
English translation of Hemon's "Collin-Maillard," first written in 1908 but not published until 1925, some twelve years after the author's death at a Montreal rail crossing. Hemon, a French-born Canadian, is best remembered for his popular romance "Maria Chapdelaine." The present work is his third novel, of a working-class Irishman in the London dockyards who flirts with socialism, spiritualism, and other creeds before his search for enlightenment "ends in tragic futility." By no means a common book; this is as pretty a copy as we can imagine being available.