First Edition. Preface by Charles B. Towns. A play focused entirely on addiction to heroin, morphine and cocaine and their cures, with the protagonists being a doctor dealing with his patients. "in Wreckage Mr. Manners attacks a great evil in America to-day: the drug habit; and naturally we find him writing in a very different mood from that in which he wrote Peg o' My Heart. This new play is designed as a powerful indictment of this unfortunate social disease, and is written directly to those who have formed the drug habit, and to the hundreds of human beings who daily run the risk of forming this insidious habit." The author was an Irish actor who came to the United States and wrote over 30 plays for Broadway. A very scarce narcotics fiction title. Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, quarter sized chip at top front panel, small edge chips, mid-spine with diamond shape clipped out, probably where the price was.