New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1931. First U.S. edition. From the novelist best known for his Horatio Hornblower series, the story of a pugilist-poet who foregoes his medical studies only to take them up again on the verge of literary fame. Very good to near fine with few creases to head of spine, touch of rubbing to spine ends and gilt just slightly dulled. In dust jacket with professional repair. Exceedingly scarce.