The Riddle of the Sands. Twelfth Impression (1927)
Book ID: 66033
The Riddle of the Sands. A Record of Secret Service. London: Sidgwick, 1927. Twelfth impression. Illustrated with Two Maps and Two Charts. Buff cloth boards, title lettered in black to spine. Scattered spotting to to contents but overall a nice nice bright copy. .
Regarded as one of the first ‘modern’ spy stories, set in the lead up to the First World War.
Erskine Childers was a skilled yachtsman and his novel is a fictionalised account of German plans to invade England; it was based on sailing holidays he had taken in the Baltic.