THE STRANGE FELLOWSHIP OF MAXWELL GALE. London: Pawling and Ness Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-285 [286: ad] [287: blank] [288: printer's imprint], original red cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "A detective and courtroom drama with a strong occult element. Scotland Yard finds itself up against a small but powerful criminal gang headed by the rather courtly Maxwell Gale, who seems to be able to read minds, including those of the police. It is revealed eventually that he did in fact learn telepathy in a Tibetan monastery, but he is also a Robin Hood who fleeces the guilty to benefit the downtrodden, and he is eventually exonerated." - Robert Eldridge. Hubin (1994), p. 89. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). 20 mm section of abrasion along the top edge of rear cover, tiny wormhole in rear outer hinge, a very good copy in fair-to-good example of the pictorial dust jacket: the front panel is substantially complete with very light chipping at extremities but the darkened spine panel is missing a section about 45 mm deep at the bottom and an irregular chip at the top biting into about half the title lettering; but for the spine chipping this would be a quite presentable copy of a very uncommon book. (#140572).
"First published in 1934" on copyright page.