London: William Heinemann, 1953. [Romantic Tragedy] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. 259 . INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to flyleaf: 'To Eileen Cond | as a P.S. to a | brief letter, | with my very good | wishes – | Elleston Trevor | Brighton | Spring '53.' Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Val Biro. Miss Cond's usual exemplary condition. Jacket price-clipped and a little rubbed and creased to edges. Near fine. The tragic story of a broken relationship. Well-known as a prominent collector of modern firsts, Miss Cond was also a correspondent of Ian Fleming, and the first Secretary to the James Bond Fan Club. During the 1950s, Miss Cond ran an 18th-century royal hunting lodge converted to country house hotel at Deer Park, Honiton, Devon, with a select clientele. Item #59111
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