Early Printing, 'Yellow Jackets'. Ellis Silas dustjacket art. Uncommon Australian set adventure novel first published in 1927. This copy inscribed and signed by the author at front endpaper. A very scarce signature. Cronin published his first novel The Coastlanders, set in Tasmania, in 1918. He went on to write numerous novels, short stories, poems and a radio play, Stampede (1937), using his own name and a number of pseudonyms, such as Dennis Adair, Hugh Bohun, Wallace Dixon, Tas East and Eric North. He also jointly used the pseudonym Stephen Grey when writing with Capel Boake (the pseudonym of Doris Boake Kerr). In the 1920's Cronin worked for the Melbourne Herald and in the 1950's he was a contributor to the Melbourne Sun. During World War II he worked as a publicity censor in Victoria and Western Australia. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.