London: Williams & Norgate, 1926. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original red cloth, upper cover lettered in black, gilt-lettered spine; vii,,247pp. Spine cocked, endpapers toned, else Fine. Inscribed and signed by the author to a John U. Mussey (or Hussey?), dated on the White Star ocean liner the S.S. Celtic, 8 March, 1926.
One of the author's fictional "Future War" works, this a collection of eight short stories dealing with potential wars involving Great Britain. Austin, a former Captain during World War I, was known for detailing the dangers of modern military technology in his novels and short stories. BLEILER, p. 32.