First American Edition, precedes the English printing. Humorous novel, the fourth full-length novel of the Blandings Castle series. With the Hon. Galahad's reminiscences removed from the market, publisher Lord Tilbury is anxious to get hold of the manuscript. Lord Emsworth fears that Parsloe-Parsloe is out to spoil his prize pig 'Empress of Blandings' chances at the forthcoming county show, and keeps detective Pilbeam on hand to keep watch. Meanwhile, Sue Brown is anxious to hide her old friendship with Monty Bodkin from her jealous fiancé Ronnie Fish, giving his mother Lady Julia a chance to talk him out of the unsuitable marriage. Almost Near Fine, cheap cloth with a few nicks at edges, lower spine tip tucked upward, in Very Good dustjacket, some very shallow chips at spine ends and flap corners, modest edge wear.