The Lone Wolf Returns
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1923. First UK Edition. Clean yellow dust wrapper with image to the front and other titles by Vance to the rear panel. A little nicking to the top and bottom edge, and some rubbing to the front lower portion. An invisible repair to the inside top edge of the wrapper. Red cloth hardback with black titles. Fractional rubbing to the spine edge. Paper stock is very cheap and so significantly darkened throughout. Neat owner's name and date to front free end paper. Nevertheless a decent copy of this scarce UK First. "The most original cracksman since Raffles" says the dust jacket. The word cracksman was used to describe a burglar or thief. 313 pages. 180 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).