Third Printing, same month as First Edition, and in First Issue dustjacket. A cryptic book of Chinese aphorisms bound in sharkskin has a curious influence on people. 'The colorful characters involved are: Erlys Craith, dancer, Joe Long-Buffalo, North American Indian, Swig Mullarky, Chicago gangster, Daola Vendale, nurse and Dr. Byxbee Adair, kidnapped society surgeon.' Uncommon title. Almost Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, chipping at spine ends and flap corners, clear tape applied to exterior of spine ends and along long closed tear at front spine edge (at verso as well).