J. M. Dent & Sons. Ltd. London. 1939, 1939.
First Edition of the author's first book. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated with 8 mono plates. Original blue cloth with blind stamped device to upper board, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the rare dustjacket. Spine a little dull but a very good copy in the nicked and mildly tanned dustjacket with a single tiny chip at the bottom rear hinge corner. --- Many copies were pulped during the war making this a scarce title. In a letter to a collector written in 1951 Davies reported having no spare copies of this book and that his best guess was that no more than 600 were in existence.