First Edition stated, Advance Review Copy with publisher's slip laid in. Abbey dustjacket art (is that Ronald Reagan?). "Kit Barwise inherits a small farm in Cumberland. His uncle Nicholas, who owns an adjoining estate, covets Kit's land, and tries to buy him out. Kit refuses to sell and Nicholas tries to get it by foul means. But Kit defiantly holds out, though a grim struggle ensues". Uncommon title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.