Cressida : No Mystery signed by Mrs Belloc Lowndes 1st / 1st 1928
First UK edition and first print published by Heinemann in 1928. This is a very good ++ copy. The rare and fragile jacket has a small tear to the top right hand corner of the front panel. It has a faded spine as is common with this title. It has benefited from three pieces of archival tape to the reverse of the jacket. The book itself is in a very nice condition. The boards are bright and unfaded. The pages are clean and there is no previous owners ink. There is an inscription to the front free end paper by the author to Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE (15 April 1887 – 19 February 1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was a British politician and diarist. She was the daughter of H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister from 1908–1916, and later became active in Liberal politics herself, being a leading opponent of appeasement, standing for Parliament and being made a life peer. She was also involved in arts and literature. Her illuminating diaries cover her father's premiership before and during the First World War and continue until the 1960s. She was Sir Winston Churchill's closest female friend, apart from his wife, and her grandchildren include the actress Helena Bonham Carter.
Hubin listed mystery novel taking place during a Christmas party held at a country house. A scarce signed presentation copy.