Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937. First American Edition. Adam's first novel, dealing with the rise of British political extremism on the left and right in the years leading up to the Second World War. Largely forgotten, Adam was the author of six books between 1937 and 1970, including her highly-regarded semi-autobipographical novel I'm Not Complaining (1938; reprinted by Virago Classics in 1980). U.K. edition precedes, but all editions are uncommon, especially in dustwrapper. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 310pp. Brief bump to upper board edge, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped but with some moderate overall rubbing and short, closed tears to extremities; VG.