First Edition. Octavo, original publisher's dustjacket and illustrated box. W. T. Benda cover art. "The central figure of Helen back in Sparta, 'unrepentant, too beautiful to kill', on which the white light falls. Here is a woman, blessed or cursed by divine beauty, tempered by intelligence, by imagination, by sincerity". A rather unique copy for retaining the publisher's original W. T. Benda illustrated box. Near Fine but for ownership inscription at front pastedown, in Near Fine crisp dustjacket and Very Good box with wear to edges.