First Edition. John Drew dustjacket art and color frontis. "A gay little flashlight on Richard Sheridan's time, character and circle. Nothing could be sweeter or more wholesome. A love story pure and simple". A contemporary review states: "The heiress conceals the will so that her cousin, the disinherited son of the house, may come to his own. His first thought is to sell the estate to set Richard Sheridan the dramatist up in management. The will is discovered and the young man retires madly in love. The heiress going to Sheridan's to pay over a sum promised by her cousin is discovered by him and there is a jealous outburst followed by a happy ending. This is melodrama and preposterous farce. We cannot see in it any trace of the Robert Barr we know." Uncommon in dustjacket. Hubin listed mystery novel. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chips at spine ends.