First Edition. Illustrated by the author. Large octavo, gilt top page edge. "A story of France of to-day, bearing upon the present crisis of Church and State; a story of a conspiracy in the province of Brittany, which in race and feeling is to the rest of France what Ireland is to England. Opening with a unique and striking drama of the sea, it is interwoven throughout with a vivid love interest. The beautiful wife of an English diplomat, in the absence of her husband on a difficult Asiatic mission, returns to her native Brittany to satisfy her longing for her land and people by a lengthy sojourn there. Her name and antecedents are discovered, and she suddenly finds herself in the position of a feudal Princess, whose word is law throughout the countryside." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow loss along top edge, very light staining along flap edges.