CURSED BE THE TREASURE. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-2: blank] [i-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-310 [311-318: ads], original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Drake on the front free endpaper. Seafaring novel about a pirate hoard that wreaks supernatural vengeance on its seekers. Contemporary reviews favorably compared the novel to work by Conrad and Stevenson. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 69. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 136-37. In 333. Bleiler (1948), p. 102. Reginald 04509. Fore-edge of pages foxed, else a fine copy in good 7/6 pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by E. A. Cox) with chips from the spine ends and corners, several closed tears, internal foxing, and some general dust soiling, mainly to rear panel and along flap folds. Unlike its American counterpart, this edition is quite scarce. (#170836).
"First Published in 1926" on copyright page.