First Edition. Lucius Henry Hitchcock dustjacket art and color illustrations. Author's very scarce second novel. An amusing novel of mothers and their sometime neglected children. Mrs. Carew in the book is described as someone who "was so entirely absorbed in the pursuit of the 'correct thing,' so anxious to read what was 'being read,' to own what was 'right,' that she never stopped to seriously consider her own or her daughter’s place in the universe." Near Fine but for lettering mostly flecked away from spine and front cover, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling (spotting to spine), fairly shallow edge chips to spine ends and flap corners, top rear panel with quarter sized chip.