First edition. The book is firmly bound in grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in white, black, gilt and orange, the extremities are bumped and rubbed and there is staining to the bottom of the front board. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned with creasing to the corners of some pages. From the able pen of Arthur Conan Doyle’s sister comes a rather a good episodic novel featuring a young, adventurous woman, forced by circumstances into a life of crime, who acquits a criminal accomplice whom she loves of a murder, and pleasingly, rather than ending the novel married as tended to happen to these Victorian and Edwardian adventuresses, she ends it alone and sad but financially independent and resilient. An uncommon find.