Green boards, title on front and spine has gold background. Spine slanted, somewhat loose with a crease down the middle, some sunning, cracked at p. 72. Some edgewear, chipping, soiling. Stamp on title page reads "Advance Copy for Editorial Use, Review Released for Publication Mar 2 1914". Color frontispiece. Some yellowing on pastedowns but none to text block. Text is clean, unmarked and in very good condition.
Set around the turn of the century, this adventure begins in South Africa with the wounded Sergeant Gerald 'Brown' carried by Trooper Vivian Leslie for 10 days through hostile native territory. When Gerald discovers he is to become a Marquis, he returns to England with Leslie to his childhood love Mabel, who becomes enamoured of Leslie. But Leslie feels his heroism is a sham. The story of a man coming to terms with his own imperfections."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall