First Edition. Bip Pares dustjacket art. "Until he was well over forty, Peter Cradd had been nothing but a drudge. To his slovenly wife, his two self centered sons and his jazz made daughter he was simply a source of supply. Then out of the blue came the news that a long forgotten cousin in New Zealand had died, leaving Peter sole heir to a large fortune. Without the loss of a single day, Peter informed his family that he was through with them for all time, provided for their immediate and future needs, and departed for parts unknown". Near Fine but for large ownership signature at front pastedown, in Near Fine attractive dustjacket.