Herbert Jenkins, 1939.
First edition, first printing. First issue plum cloth with gilt titles to spine. Plum todedge. A very good+ copy with light edgewear to extremities. No marks to cloth. Internally clean with no inscriptions. A very good+ copy.
Fifth Earl of Ickenham aka Uncle Fred, journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill tempered Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her.