First Edition. Philip Simmonds dustjacket art. Something of a nautical adventure novel of a "thrilling talk of insurrection in a Central American Republic, against which highly-coloured background matter of fact James Wishart, the young Scotch Engineer of the old tramp steamer, Candelshoe, wrestles with the perplexities of love and life. The dramatic solution of his problems is unexpectedly found in a small hotel kept by a queer, unrespectable English widow in disreputable Puerta Balboa, where the deep undercurrents of expanding American business activities and local political aspirations converge in turmoil." Near Fine in Very Good plus bright dustjacket.