Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912.
Illustrated by Charles S Chapman illustrations. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #12809
Tone, cock, bottom corner light dampstain, spine white lettering chipping, later owner's bookplate, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; INSCRIBED on front free endpaper: "Dear Captain Roberts:- If "The White Waterfall" was marketable stuff you and I would skip down to the Isle of Tears and battle the little Niagara for Broadway patrons. - With regards. Yours? James F Dwyer". "James Francis Dwyer (22 April 1874 – 11 November 1952) was an Australian writer. Born in Camden Park, New South Wales, Dwyer worked as a postal assistant until he was convicted in a scheme to make fraudulent postal orders and sentenced to seven years imprisonment in 1899. In prison, Dwyer began writing, and with the help of another inmate and a prison guard, had his work published in The Bulletin. After completing his sentence, he relocated to London  and then New York , where he established a successful career as a writer of short stories and novels. Dwyer later moved to France, where he wrote his autobiography, Leg-Irons on Wings, in 1949. Dwyer wrote over 1,000 short stories during his career, and was the first Australian-born person to become a millionaire from writing." - Wikipedia. First novel, a South Seas adventure and Bleiler-listed Lost Race tale, with author's inscription. ; (xv), 288 pages.