8vo. First edition. Original mauve cloth, gilt. Bottom edge untrimmed. Spine faded. Covers dulled and slightly spotted. Bookplate of David Isambard Sandelson to front pastedown. Ink presentation by the author to Sandelson on the flyleaf. Contents clean. Very good +.
The inscription reads, ‘My dear David, This is the weakest of all my books, though undoubtedly it has merit. It was written for Beaverbrook’s “Daily Express”, all while partaking of his hospitality, as a serial. It bears traces of late nights and disordered days of London post-war crazes. The title was given to me by Hugh Kingsmill - I have never ceased to regret it - still, it is quite funny, & the real hero, of course, is Beaverbrook. 22 May 1935. Yrs William G.’ Beaverbrook is very thinly disguised as Lord Ottercove!
Author Gerhardi [Gerhardie], William
Publisher London, Duckworth