Ferrol Bond - John Easton 1933 - G. P. Putnam's Sons, London & New York - First Edition Bright and sharp first edition of this Anglo-Indian Secret Service novel, by John Easton who travelled extensively through Tibet and along the Indo-Chinese frontier in the 1920’s.

‘Richard Hawke, a retired Indian civilian, is worried about the situation in India, especially on account of the terrorist campaign in his old Province. Suddenly he glimpses in London a mart whom he had thought he had killed in India twenty-live years previously ; at the same time he gets information that leads him to suspect that revolvers are being smuggled from England into India. Investigations in England finally lead him to return to India, where a series of exciting adventures in the Secret Service leads to the un-masking of the smugglers and their plan and the stamping out of the terrorists. ‘ – from the dust jacket.
  We know little of John Easton, he was a British author who served in World War I (see Three Personal Records of War - 1929), and penned at least six books.

References: Hubin,
Crime Fiction IV, 438. Bleiler, Checklist of Science-Fiction & Supernatural Fiction, 67 (for Easton’s novel Red Sap).

Octavo (book size 19.5x13.2cm), pp. 291 [1]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top and foredge trimmed lower edge untrimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘7s. 6d. net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, fading to spine in near fine dust jacket with horizontal crease showing to verso, light rubbing to spine edges and folds.   Ref: 109876   Price: HK$ 2,500