Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xlviii [xlix-xlx] 1-276 [277] [278: blank], jacket painting by Rockwell Kent, original light green flecked cloth, front and spine stamped in dark green and red, top edge stained orange, fore and bottom edges rough cut. First U. S. edition. Published in the U. K. as SICK HEART RIVER (1941). The last adventure of Sir Edward Leithen, who leaves London and comes to America to search for a missing banker. The trail leads to Canada and the Artic Circle. Long introduction by Howard Swiggett of which Kirkus Review writes - "...a tribute to Buchan's contribution to literature, an analysis of the stories and their sources, and enough outline of character and plots to give the reader, newcomes to Buchan's work, not only thorough comprehension of Mountain Meadow, but the urge to go back to the earlier books." Hubin, p. 114. Bookplate of Casper W. Weinberger, Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan, affixed to front paste down. Some age toning to the spine, a nearly fine copy in a very good price clipped dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing to the edges, small chip to right front edge, slight color fade to spine panel. (24696). Item #24696

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