760 pp & publisher's catalogue, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Philip Firmin's inheritance is lost by his father in some speculative investments and he takes to journalism to make his living. When his fiance throws him over for a wealthier prospect, he meets and marries Charlotte Baynes, against her mother's protests. In the end, all is well as the newly found will of his great uncle Lord Ringwood makes him the heir to a fortune. A previous owners name & date (1926) in ink on free front endpaper and on half-title page, light toning in margins of pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, creasing and distortion on top panel and at top of rear panel.