Copyright date 1931, this edition is limited to 2000 copies for sale in England and the United States of America. The type has been distributed. The original title of the story was “The Escaped Cock” the present title was decided upon by the author shortly before his death. Green cover over boards with guilt lettering and design on the front and on the spine. No Dust Jacket. Gilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are deckled. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light sunning to the front and spine. Text remains clean binding is secure.