Early Printing, 'Second Large Printing' plug at jacket flap. Paul Bartlett Taylor dustjacket art. Humorous novel with possible gay content, the jacket copy stating that one of the sons, Stephen, "preferred the society of his friend Wilfred". "Here's the synopsis of the book in a larger context: The story of what Major Gander's legacy did to Major Gander's descendants. After various bequests were prepared for, there remained 70,000 pounds residuum. This sum, he provided, should devolve upon whichever of his survivors should, five years after the date of his will, be the parent of the most children. He believed in procreation, and especially he wished the Gander strain continued. It seemed a good one to him. But the idea of a progeny race did not appeal to the descendants. Hilary was a little old, and she, seemed out of it. Stephen much preferred the society of his good friend Wilfred to marriage. One boy was far away—in America or Australia or somewhere else in accessible. Katherine's husband was on his way home from India; she met him in Paris And Daisy was a rather spinsterish woman who kept her husband from liquor when she could and was the mother of a nine-year-old child and had a passion of flowers, the names of which she could not recall. Besides which there was the family's female golfer who couldn't imagine children, because she would have to give up at least four months play for each of them. The possibilities are endless." Uncommon American edition. Near Fine in nearly Very Good modestly edge chipped dustjacket.