First Edition. J. M. Pollock dustjacket art. Novel of a young man who builds a wireless factory. Alex is a clean-living, honest, shy youth, with a passion for technical self-education and a great and respectful fear of womankind. He is, of course, a bit of a prig, but we all adored prigs in the Boy's Own Paper and if Mr. Boyce's novel is essentially for boys of about sixteen years it is not always that a translation of the stories of a foreigner bears the obvious hallmark of importance. Alex's adventures begin as Sparks on a war time tramp steamer. Two things mystified and challenged him. Wireless and Women, and one of the mysteries might have remained unsolved had it not been for Joan, his self effacing secretary. Very scarce title. This copy inscribed and signed by Boyce at front endpaper. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at top spine end.