New York: Edward J. Clode, 1926. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); teal cloth, with titles stamped in blue and white on spine; dark blue topstain; viii,9-312pp. Light wear to spine ends and extremities, hint of sunning to spine, with lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp); cloth is clean, with contents fresh, and the topstain bright and even; Very Good+ or better, lacking the scarce and fragile dustjacket. An attractive copy of the hard-boiled author's first crime novel, first serialized in Flynn's as "The White Champion" between August 15-September 5, 1925. HUBIN, p.107.