First Edition. Ralph Keene dustjacket art. "A young man of ability, who has inherited an estate and a baronetcy with a romantic history, is offered a huge sum for his land by a coal mining syndicate. He refuses the offer and finds himself opposed on all sides. Plots are started, the matter becomes the main issue of a local election, and, later, the subject of a press campaign. Finally a Bill to compel him to sell is brought forward in Parliament. It is defeated and his estate is saved from development, but the personal sacrifices fall to his share." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at spine ends, spine modestly darkened.