Thornton Butterworth book and text block stating “first published 1923”, but with the Eyre and Spottiswoode dust jacket, making this a late 1930s re-issue after the two publishing houses merged. The book is firmly bound in yellow cloth, lettered in black to the spine, the extremities are slightly bumped, rubbed and faded and there are one or two minor marks to the cloth. The text block is slightly foxed and toned. The dust jacket is slightly grubby and marked with minor chipping and short closed tears to the edges. A very uncommon and well regarded murder mystery title.