London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1933. [Short Crime Stories] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.317 . INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to the fly-leaf: 'For Douglas | on the return | of the prodigal. | Ever | Leslie Charteris. | London 11.8.33.' Publisher's light blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper. Toned throughout, with an offset mark to title page. Fairly light wear to boards; spine sunned to grey. Very good. The first collection of short stories to feature "the Saint" Simon Templar, and the eleventh book in the series overall. Item #58346
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