London: Jarrolds, 1945. First Edition. Basis for the key 1952 film noir "On Dangerous Ground," directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino and Ward Bond.
From the estate collection of Australian Ballet Company dancer Laurie Rentoul (nephew of both famed Australian illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite & her author sister Annie Rattray Rentoul) with his handwritten name in black ink on ownership slip laid in ("Laurie Rentoul"). Also with gift inscription from a friend to Laurie Rentoul in blue ink on ffep: "Happy Christmas Laurie dear / Love Mil / 1946." Items from this collection were exhibited at the 39th ANZAAB Australian International Rare Book Fair, which was held at Melbourne University, July 2012, in association with The University of Melbourne Cultural Treasures Festival.
Very Good in a Fair to Good dust jacket. Light soil to cloth, spine lean to binding. Jacket chipped at the extremities and with uniform light soil. A presentable copy of a very scarce title.