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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The first edition of this scarce work.
A collection of short stories by Eden Phillpotts.
All of the stories in this volume are set in the Caribbean, which most having a supernatural theme.
The ten tales are: 'Loup-Garou!', 'Jane and John', 'The Skipper's Bible', 'The Ruby Humming Bird', 'The Obi Man', 'Pete and Pete', 'Tarantula', 'Fer-De-Lance', 'Bully Bottom', and 'The Enigma of the Doubloons'.
Published as part of the Universal Library.
By Eden Phillpotts, a poet and dramatist. He was a friend of Agatha Christie, who dedicated her novel 'Peril at End House' to Phillpotts.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Spine is discoloured. Light marks to the boards and spine, including a damp stain to the front board. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Gilt ot the spine has faded. Very small chip to the rear joint. Spots to the endpapers. Bookseller's label to the rear paste down. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are age-toned and clean.
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