IN DAYS THAT ARE DEAD. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-7 [8-12] 1-316 [317-318: blank], title page printed in red and black, original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange. First U.S. edition. Adventure short stories set in Malaysia during the last twenty years or so of the nineteenth century, when Clifford served there as a young colonial official, an experience that made him "a convinced imperialist." Intended as a follow-up to his earlier, similar collection, THE FURTHER SIDE OF SILENCE, which was inspired partly by "the hope that I might perhaps be able to convince some who had not shared my exile that there was a solid justification for our interference with the eccentricities of native rule." (from the author's foreword to the present volume). The author observes that the wild and wooly Malaysia he knew as a youth has long since been tamed (thus the book's title). Includes at least one supernatural tale, "From Beyond the Bourne," a ghost story. Top edge stain faded, a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket priced $2.50 with shallow chips from spine ends and small ragged tear at center of spine panel. (#170282).
First edition so stated on copyright page.