First edition, first printing of A Rope of Sand by Francis Bonnamy.
Octavo, 250pp. Gray cloth, title stamped on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Bookseller’s stamp on front free endpaper, tape remnants to endpapers. Text block solid, generally clean. Business card with “Sherlock Holmes” illustration attached to front pastedown endpaper. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, tape remnants to flaps and verso, bright illustrations. An attractive example in the scarce dust jacket.
Francis Bonnamy was the pseudonym of American author Audrey Boyers Walz (1906-1983). Her primary character was detective Peter Utley Shane, who appeared in eight novels from 1931-1951.