Kyne, Peter B. TIDE OF EMPIRE
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by W. Smithson Broadhead. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, else a nice, near fine copy in green cloth with apricot stamping; in an illustrated dust jacket with interior chip to spine panel, general wear, shallow chipping, nicking, minor fading.
Gold rush yarn centering on Irish adventurer Dermod D'Arcy and his "queer medley of comrades"--an AWOL British surgeon, a renegade New England minister, a crew of liberated jailbirds, and lovely Josepha, daughter of aristocrat Don Jose. Scarce in jacket.