First Edition. Very scarce novel by this English civil servant serving in India (and written in the style of an Indian story teller) and writing under a pseudonym. 'They are a brave race, the English, but lacking in intelligence. From the early moment when Hassan chooses for himself the career of a dacoit the story moves with unfailing neatness. The account of his problems in finding a wife is subtly told, while his journeyings with Maryam, and their misadventures are most entertaining.' Very Good in Good edge chipped and soiled dustjacket, half dollar sized chip at lower front panel.