First Edition. Edna Reindel dustjacket art. Author's scarce first novel. A "Penetrating study of modern social life in New York and Europe. From the Riviera to New York and then to Paris, the reader follows the course of a young man who in his adjustment to post-war conditions, in his attempt to reconcile the excited rush of society with the routine of earning a living, is more than once faced with shameless defeat". Author served in the First World War as a second-lieutenant with the Royal Air Force. Several of Bellah's western stories served as the basis for acclaimed films including: Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with nicks and edge wear.