Presumed First Houghton Mifflin Edition. Quinn dustjacket art. The first Dickson McCunn adventure "set near Carrick in south-west Scotland around 1920. The hero is a 55-year-old grocer Dickson McCunn, who has sold his business and taken early retirement. As soon as he ventures out to explore the world, he is swept out of his bourgeois rut into bizarre and outlandish adventures, and forced to become a reluctant hero." An uncommon Houghton printing published circa 1938 based on the ads at rear panel. The First American Edition was published by Doran in 1922. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends, modest shelf wear.