Dr Scarlett; A Narrative of His Mysterious Behavior in the East. Alexander Laing.

Dr Scarlett; A Narrative of His Mysterious Behavior in the East

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1936. x, 338p., first edition with the right logo, a handsome little novel in openweave offwhite cloth lettered and decorated in red, with a top edge red tint; untrimmed foredge. Lacks the jacket but has survived in very good shape: lettering still bright, margins of the raw linen boards shew mild toning and dust, the spine panel is slightly darker that the boards, casing is sound and square and the interior is clean, unmarked with just a touch of further toning here and there. A genuinely "very good" copy. Plot involves the contact of western medicine (lots of talk about blood chemistry and so forth) with a remote jungle-based culture that does spooky things. Laing's style is arch but not off-puttingly so.

Cat.No: 244783

Price: $20.00