THE RADIO BOYS ON SIGNAL ISLAND or Watching for the Ships of Mystery (The Radio Boys Series, #9)
Edition: First or early edition.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Jack Binns, who talks about the keen wit and resource which are developed in our youth through the hobby of radio. (In 1909, when a luxury liner and an Italian cargo ship collided off the coast of Nantucket, the young Jack Binns became a hero for his wireless messages that resulted in a rescue at sea, even though most of his cabin had been destroyed in the collision - the first time that wireless was used in this way - for 36 hours he manned the radio and guided the rescue ship through the fog -2400 people were saved and not a life was lost) Glossy frontispiece. Lists to this title at the front of book. viii, 234 pp. A surprisingly hard-to-find title in this series.
Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth (some fading and wear to the spine, but a tight and clean copy.)