New York: The Crime Club, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Fine. Original black cloth lettered in red on the front board and spine. Top edge red has faded to pink. Minor usage wear to the edges but overall the book remains very good. The jacket is bright, clean, complete and as nice as one could ever hope to find. Compelling cover art by Backus. A highly regarded mystery adventure story featuring the highjacking of an Ocean Liner by a ruthless gang of modern day pirates. Considering the difference in condition this is likely a married jacket. Listed in Hubin and highly regarded by Barzun and Taylor.