Presumed First Edition, B-D code indicating February, 1929. 'Nine men drifted in an open boat for three days after the Coptic went down, eight quite ordinary men and a quixotic, wealthy old American who would have died but for the kindness of others. In his gratitude he arranged an annual dinner to celebrate the anniversary of their rescue, and further announced that his entire fortune was to be divided among these eight men. But when a year had passed only two of the dinner guests turn up. One by one the survivors of the Coptic were meeting death'. Uncommon. Almost Near Fine in Good only dustjacket, with unfortunate acidic masking tape used at spine ends and top flap corners, shallow edge chips.