London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1940. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. The author's third novel. A fantasy wherein our protagonists write to an invented poet only to have her turn up on their doorstep. Uncommon in this condition. A little foxing to the foreedge, slight reading lean and some bumping to the spine tips. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Sticker on front flap over the printed price. [9265, Hyraxia Books].