China Coast Ballads, Shamus A'Rabbitt
First edition, first printing of this collection of 89 poems from the American engineer, chemist and poet Shamus A'Rabbitt, accompanied by illustrations by cartoonist Sapajou (Georgii Avksentievich Sapojnikoff). Inscribed by the author and "Gertrude" opposite the half-title.
Shanghai: A.R. Hager, 1938. Original cloth boards, decorated endpapers, pp. [iv], 84. A very good copy in a fair to good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square, minimal wear to boards with a touch of thumb soiling. Jacket shows some shelfwear, chipping and rubbing with loss to back panel, protected in archival mylar.