PURPLE PIRATE. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers, Ltd.), n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-496 [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and free endpaper; true endpapers at rear] + 48-page publisher's catalogue for the "Autumn 1935" inserted at rear, original purple cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First British edition. The third Tros novel, a historical romance set in the tumultuous Roman Empire after the death of Julius Caesar. Grant, p. 202. In 333. Front corner tips lightly worn, spine panel just a bit sunned, a tight, clean, very good copy. An uncommon edition of this book. (#80538).
No statement of printing. First printing has 48-page publisher's catalogue for the "Autumn 1935" inserted at rear.