First Edition. Uncommon novel of the 'Yellow Peril' and opium trafficking (Opium is mentioned in the book no fewer than thirteen times). "Magdalena Island, in mid-Pacific, is on few mariners' charts. But it floats dream-like in its own hazy beauty on Mr. Comfort's pages. In its sensuous setting is enacted in a few months a strange drama of warfare, greed, passion and devotion that breaks for just a moment the age-long silence of its life". Very Good, foxing to page edges, small dampstain at lower rear cover, in near Very Good dustjacket, some nicking and soiling, speckling to front panel, small area of dampstaining to lower rear panel.