First Edition. Charles R. Gardner dustjacket art. Horse racing novel of a middle-aged museum official who unexpectedly wins the Calcutta Sweep. Jacket illustration of horses running the track. A prolific author of more than one hundred titles, Lucas also served as chairman of the publishing firm, Methuen and Company Limited in 1925. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, with creasing and short closed tear to rear top edge.