First edition. Inscribed to the front endpaper: “Yours Sincerely George R. Preedy 1932”. The book is firmly bound in clean purple cloth lettered in yellow, the extremities are slightly bumped and rubbed. The text block is slightly toned and dusty with minor foxing. The dust jacket is the original, it is slightly toned and grubby with minor loss and closed tears to the edges. An uncommon Bowen/Preedy title, particularly so in the dust jacket, signed in the year of publication.