Hardcover, blue cloth in publisher’s non price-clipped dust-jacket. 380 pages. First edition, firs printing. The author’s second novel about the great Persian conqueror Cyrus the Great. “Carrying on the story begun in his earlier book, “Peacock’s Feather,” this new novel by Mr. Hellman tells what happened to Croesus and to the most beautiful of women, Delarai, after Aesop perished at the hands of the Grecian mob.” [October 6, 1935, Section BOOK Review Section, New York Times]. No previous ownership marks. Book shows mild age fading to cloth and light tanning to untrimmed fore-edges. Dust-jacket worn but complete with edge-wear and rubbing. A very scarce novel in acceptable, even scarcer dust-jacket. Good or better in a poor dust-jacket.