New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1917. First printing. Hardcover. 88 pages. Hardcover, in very good condition, with the blank endpapers showing offsetting from the jacket but otherwise in fine shape; the jacket, white with green and printed in black, is in good condition, with a half-inch by 1 1/2-inch chip from the top edge, not affecting any text, and other slight edgewear. Jacket enclosed in a clear, archival-quality, removable protective cover. Item #2027
John Hay Beith (1876 - 1952) was a schoolmaster, decorated soldier and author. Besides writing light novels and nonfiction, he worked with P. G. Wodehouse on adapting novels for the stage and with film directors including Cecil B. DeMille and Alfred Hitchcock.
Despite Doubleday, Page having published this copy, the jacket's rear panel advertises the author's books published by Houghton Mifflin.