CAPTAIN GAULT: BEING THE EXCEEDINGLY PRIVATE LOG OF A SEA-CAPTAIN. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1918. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-295 [296: blank], original dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Collects ten short stories of mystery, crime and detection with nautical background. The U.S. edition drops the two poems printed in the British editions. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 55. Hubin (1994), p. 407. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with mild chipping at edges, some tape on the inner surface, and two old bookseller labels, one on the front panel and one on the spine panel. The bottom quarter of each flap is clipped, removing the publisher's address and price. The second copy we know of in jacket and the third time this copy has passed through our hands. (#149962).
"Published April, 1918" on copyright page.