Stern, G. B. A Lion in the Garden
New York The Macmillan Company 1940 Second Printing Cloth Good in Fair dust jacket
311 pp. Beige cloth boards with gold lettering on black background. Spine slanted, some edgewear, corners a bit bumped. From the Barr-Hurst Book Shop Circulating Library with two stamps on free endpaper. DJ somewhat scuffed, glued to boards, with shallow chipping and small tears along edges, spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked.
"One never-to-be forgotten day while Norman Pascoe was intent on clipping the privet hedge, he came face to face with a lion: an unusual, not to say disturbing, situation, but handled commendably. The memory of how coolly he 'inveigled' the creature into his kitchen and shut the door, has sustained and comforted Norman ever since. Now Norman is caretaker-cum-handyman at Weir Point on Duck's Island, where life is for the most part a pretty contented affair. But the even tenor of things looks like being upset, for his friend Polly Brooks, the Herricks' maid, is being replaced for the summer. Gwennie is young with a pre-Raphaelite beauty, and shows due appreciation of the lion story, so of course. . . "; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall