A very good first edition in the original green binding. In a fair, unclipped dust jacket, with a small tear to the bottom of the front cover, and a crease on the back cover. There is wear to the edges, and discoloration due to aging across the wrapper. Extensive repair work has been done to the back surface of the wrapper.
A curse shall befall anyone who takes the bronze lamp out of Egypt, so a seer has said. Lady Helen Loring thinks such tales are sheer poppycock. She takes the lamp back to England, she places it on the mantelpiece at Serven Hall, and she disappears, just as the seer said.