First Edijtion. J. H. Appleton dustjacket art and frontis. Uncommon novel of an older gentleman of means whose life is upended by the return of his daughter who eloped with an English adventurer and who was cut off from the family for 25 years. A contemporary review states: "An old fashioned house in Clinton Place, New York City, is the home of John Malcolm, a very rich retired business man. His son and daughter had long ago left him the one under suspicion of a crime the other had fled with a worthless Englishman. When the story opens the daughter with her daughter is returning after many years to Clinton Place. The intrigues that are woven around John Malcolm all aiming at his money have an unexpected ending." Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket with some loss at edges.