THE CAGE BIRD & OTHER STORIES. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-289 [290: colophon] [291-296: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], title page printed in brown and black, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. The author's first collection of short fiction. Young was trained as a physician and worked as a ship's surgeon early in his career, a setting reflected in some of these stories. Sinclair Lewis (quoted on the dust jacket's rear panel) praised the author, saying "he has maintained the Grand Tradition of the British novel and all its spacious manner. But with Lawrence and Bennett, he has given it new life ..." "Shellis's Reef" portrays a captain obsessed to the point of madness. "A Busman's Holiday" is a murder mystery whose secret is stumbled upon by a young doctor. Hubin (1994), p. 886. NCBEL IV 782. Top edge of text block dusty, a bright, near fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with chipping at edges, several short tears, and some general dust soiling. (#117768).
"FIRST EDITION" and code "C-H" on copyright page.