First Edition. "This is a story of modern life, in which the hero forfeits, by his own deliberate conscientious action a goodly heritage and great possessions. The later scenes are laid in Italy and North Africa, and the gradual conversion of the heroine to her lover's point of view". Author's scarce first book. Near Fine in a nearly Very Good dustjacket, spine ends heavily chipped, splitting along front spine edge mended at verso with archival tape.