They Seek A Country..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block on front boards and borders on spine, in pictorial dust wrapper which has repaired chips and tears. Light foxing of fore edge but otherwise a very good copy.
FIRST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER
William Heinemann Ltd.,
(the severn edition).
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8 inches. viii +  pp. +  pp. publisher's advertisements.
Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was born in Halesowen, Worcestershire and practised as a physician until he was invalided home from the campaign in German East Africa in 1918. He then devoted himself to a career as an author, publishing his Mercian novels, loosely based on a version of his ancestral Midlands and also travelling widely, including South Africa. This title, set in the 1830s, relates the story of a Worcestershire boy, who is transported for poaching, but escapes from his wrecked convict ship on the shores of South Africa, where the greater part of the novel is set.
[Stock No. 24543]