Publication: Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc, 1942, Garden City
First U. S. edition. Inked letter on stationery of C. H. Coles and dated February 11th, 1959. The letter is addressed to Donald A. Yates and advises him that in order to keep costs down, the two would be pleased to sign labels for inclusion into Yates' collection of their books and save the cost of shipping the books. The letter is signed as Adelaide Manning, C. H. Coles, and Manning Coles. The original mailing envelope is also included. The author's third book where Tommy Hambledon is asked to learn why so many ships, after a short journey out of the port of Portsmouth, are being sunk. His investigation leads to murder. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Crime Club mystery title.
Inventory Number: 47573