Sea Spy. A Naval Novel - E. Keble Chatterton 1937 - Hurst & Blackett, London - First Edition First edition in the rare and evocative dust jacket. Chatterton was one of Britain's best-known yachtsmen and maritime writers in the early part of the century.

‘Mr. Keble Chatterton has the art of the sea story at his finger tips and in “Sea Spy” he has combined a fast moving plot with plenty of thrills and action. John Trevenna, late of His Majesty’s Navy, is persuaded by his old chief, now the head of a new department of the Secret Service to give up a pleasure cruise in his one-man yacht, and use it instead to follow the activities of one Zouleki and his henchman Ptemnoff round the costs of France... a vivid and fascinating tale.” –
The Straits Times, Singapore 1937.

With the publisher’s catalogue to the rear advertising a number of Chatterton’s non-fiction maritime titles, as well as this book under the proposed title ‘Secret Messenger’ [see page 42 of catalogue].
  Reference: Don Holm, The Circumnavigators. Hubin, Crime Fiction, 78.

Octavo (book size 19.1x13cm), pp. 287 [1] 55 (publisher’s catalogue ‘Spring 1937’) [1]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black. Dust jacket priced ‘7s. 6d. net’ to lower edge of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, foxing to first few pages, in very good dust jacket, wear to edges and corners, closed tear to rear upper corner, colour touch up and paper reinforcement to spine ends.   Ref: 109877   Price: HK$ 3,500