London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1917. First Edition. London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, 1917. First Edition. First Impression, one of 5,000 copies. Octavo (19cm); sage green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt and dark brown on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [vi],228 + 18pp publisher's catalog bound at rear. Tiny nick to cloth at crown, light wear to base of spine, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket priced 5/- net at lower spine; edgeworn, sunned and dust-soiled on spine and panels, with some shallow losses along upper edge (affecting "The" and the "w" in "Shadow" at upper spine), and several splits and tears to joints and lower spine panel, strengthened or tape-mended on verso; Very Good.
Maritime novel, set in the Orient, first serialized in the Metropolitan Magazine (New York) and the English Review in 1916. Somewhat uncommon in dustwrapper. EHRSAM, p.307.