London: Hutchinson & Co., No Date . Second Printing. Hardcover. "Second edition"; i.e., the second printing of the first edition, from the first edition plates. 288 pp. Blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt on spine and front panel. Formerly, Oswald Train's copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine panel faded, mild rubbing to the cloth, a very good copy. A handmade colour facsimile dust jacket is included. Scarce. From the collection of John Ruyle. Very Good. Item #310553
¶ Lost race novel. A people of Chaldean ancestry found in Southeast Asia. They are addicted to a strange narcotic that brings ecstacy, and speechlessness. A classic.