The Mutiny of the Flying Spray - Arthur Hunt Chute, Harry H. A. Burne (illustrator) 1927 - J. H. Sears & Company, New York - First Edition A fine example of Chute’s Conrad’esque novel of a rebellious young man who goes to sea, in the rare dust jacket. A historic maritime novel set during the gold rush days of 1849. Assumed first edition.

Canadian author Chute knew his stuff having also been a rebellious schoolboy as well as sailing around the Horn, he died at the age of forty in a plane crash over Lake Manitoba.
  Arthur Hunt Chute (1889-1929), Canadian author and short story writer.
October, 1929 -
MacLean’s Magazine - ‘On September 22, an airplane crashed into Lake Manitoba and Arthur Hunt Chute, with two comrades of the sky, went forth onhis Greatest Adventure’ ‘Arthur Hunt Chute was a novelist and short story writer who could weave a robust tale of men and ships and racing seas. He had rounded the Horn before the mast; sailed the bansk with the fishermen of Nova Scotia – his province; fought for his land. To scores of men throughout this continet who knew him more intimately he was a crusader, fired with a vision of this Canada as men of the breed must make it.”

Octavo (book size 19.8x10.7cm), pp. x [2] 308. Publisher’s light brown buckram, spine and front panel lettered in black, logo blocked in black to front panel, top edge trimmed others untrimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘$2.00’ to upper corner of front flap
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, minor wear to corners slightly heavier to head of spine, short closed tear to upper edge of rear panel, small chip to tail of spine   Ref: 110473   Price: HK$ 1,600