First Edition. J. D. V. dustjacket art. As a young woman, Elvira Hathaway, is introduced to Washington society by a diplomat in the State Department. Her experiences in the nation's capital brought her under the romantic sway of Prince Frederick of Castelle, visiting Balkan diplomat, and gave her visions of an ermine draped figure on an age old throne". Almost Very Good, some tape shadows to front pastedown and front endpaper, rear endpaper and rear pastedown with signs of bookplate removal, couple spots of bumped cloth, coin sized stain at top page edge. This copy married to a Fine dustjacket that had been stored separately from the book all these many years.