First Edition. Tall octavo. South Sea set novel. "The religious problem of the day is not to find the Shepherd for an erring flock but to get the crowd to go where He is most likely to be. My ambition in writing Problem Island was to try a new experiment in attraction. I set out to tell, through a tale that only might be true, another tale that really is true. I wanted to provide for those most interested in the winning of intelligence to the truth a book that would have a bit more and a bit wider appeal for attention." Scarce. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, chipped at edges, small abrasion at lower spine.