1931: Thornton Butterworth,
Signed by the author to front endpaper. First edition. 8vo. 260pp. Blue boards with black lettering to spine & front board. A very good copy with a few small light marks towards the bottom right leading edge of front & rear board. Mild lightening to spine. No inscriptions. A small piece of paper tipped in on the endpaper from the Guinness Book of Signatures to confirm signature. A clean copy.
The search by the world speed record holder for Spanish treasure looted by Captain William Thompson in 1823 & buried on Cocos Island. Amongst the hoard was 200 chests of jewels & a 1000 diamonds. The treasure to this day has yet to be found.