London: Methuen, 1910. First Edition. A non-mystery featuring Lord Loveland, written by the prolific, early twentieth century British husband-and-wife mystery writing team.
The story here involves the collision of British mores (in the form of Lord Loveland) with the reality of New York society of the early twentieth century. Lord Loveland arrives in American expecting all to bow before him, but is quickly humbled and finds himself enduring a "moral education," including "amusing, exciting, and romantic" stints as a waiter and traveling actor, ending in a happy marriage.
Very Good plus in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Light foxing to some pages throughout, binding quite clean. The fragile jacket has held up well, with some archival reinforcement at the verso, a few splits along the folds, and a chip just to the right of the spine titles. A very presentable copy.