Reading copy. Spine is creased and slanted, 3" tear along front base, 2" tear along rear top. Covers are heavily soiled/darkened, and loose at front and back -- paragraphs firmly attached. Insect damage to bottom of text block and covers. Writing on ffep and front cover. Text is slightly yellowed but unmarked and perfectly readable.
"The mysterious Middle East was where lovely Lady Helen had just returned from. In defiance of the most dire predictions, she carried back to Severn Hall a gift from the Egyptian government: and ancient bronze lamp. It had come from a tomb that Helen and her father had helped excavate. At the door, Helen stepped out of the car, leaving her friends to follow her into the Hall. Less than three minutes later they did-and Helen had vanished. On the floor, in the middle of the vast entrance hall, were her coat-and the bronze lamp!"; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall