First edition, first printing. First issue burnt orange boards (second issue & export copies with blue boards) with dark brown titles. Yellow Gollancz dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges & no inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper has wear to extremities with a couple of short closed tears. Original price of 12/6 net to front flap. An attractive copy.
Orphaned Philip Ashley is raised by his cousin Ambrose to takeoever the estate. All is well until Ambrose meets Rachel on a trip to Florence. Love and marriage ensue and also death. Grief stricken Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with a deep hatred in his heart. Despite all, Philip is drawn to the beautiful lady like a moth to the flame and yet may she have caused his cousin's death?!