First Edition. Stanley L. Wood dustjacket art. Hubin listed mystery and Bleiler listed fantasy title featuring Captain Kettle in both the Arctic and West Africa. From the jacket flap: "In the chilly North we get vivid reproductions of finner whale fishing, Speizbergen coal mining, and meat hunting in Novaya Zemlya. Incidentally Kettle also rediscovers Ice Age woman. The West African scenes are laid in the steaming heat of the Oil Rivers. Captain Kettle's main loot is a D. D. degree from an American nigger university which he felt would be of great service to him when he was able to give up the sea and found the Wharfdale Particular Methodists". [cited in Robert H. MacDonald's The Language of Empire: Myths and Metaphors of Popular Imperialism, 1880-1918] Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped about a centimeter deep at top spine end.