New York: George H. Doran Company. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Second impression, with ("B") on copyright page. Octavo, original black cloth titled in gilt on spine & front panel. 302 pp. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY to Will Hays, chairman of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America: "To Will Hays / from Michael Arlen / March 1925". Light cracking to inner rear hinge, cloth slightly frayed at base of spine panel, light fading to spine; a very good copy. An excellent and intriguing inscription. Will Hays was one of the authors of the United States Motion Picture Production Code of 1930, also known as the "Hays Code"; Hays worked vehemently to censor the production of Michael Arlen's "scandalous" books into films. Very Good. Item #311536
¶ Michael Arlen, born as Dikran Kouyoumdjian in Bulgaria of Armenian ancestry, became a naturalised British subject in 1922 and was a popular writer during the 20s and 30s.