First Edition. Charlot Bowman dustjacket art. Scarce novel with risque content. Story of a marine traveling from port to port looking for his ideal. He struggles with “strict puritanical conventions which are being constantly dominated by his strong sexual impulses...[and] believes firmly that illicit amours are sinful yet he is ever searching for some elusive woman with whom he can wield a perfect physical with a perfect spiritual love.” Near Fine with slight fading to cloth at spine ends, in a Very Good dustjacket with cm loss to top spine end, flap corners and lower spine end with shallower loss, few short closed tears and accompanying creases.