1948. London: Michael Joseph, 1948.
8vo, 269 pp. Original red cloth lettered in silver, pictorial endpapers, original unclipped red and white dust-jacket (price 10/6), designed by Broom Lynne. A fine copy in a very slightly darkened dust-jacket well-conserved in mylar.
§ First edition. A "refresher course" for anyone nostalgic for days spent reading Victorian penny-dreadfuls or schoolboy weekly magazines. "Schoolboy heroes, of the old-fashioned breed, or the more modern type who conduct inter-planetary wars; spies, both beautiful and sinister; master-crooks, redskins, cowboys - they are all here, as striking as ever and, very properly, twice as large as life, in this absorbing and delightful book about the fiction we all once red" (blurb). Literary criticism of the old school. Item #122840