One of the novels written by this daughter of Fanny Alexander (who wrote several famous hymns, such as 'All Things Bright and Beautiful', 'Once in Royal David's City', 'There is a Green Hill far away'), this romance is set in a fictional cathedral city, clearly an environment very familiar to the author.
The book itself is bound in the original brick red cloth, with titles blocked in vermilion on the front cover, and in gilt on the spine. At more than 100 years old, it is somewhat worn, with shelfwear to top, bottom and edges of the spine, and bumping and wear at all corners. The binding is generally firm. A little rubbed, slightly cocked, some foxing, but overall very good. First edition.