The book is in VG condition with minor bumping to top fore edge and top and tail of spine; contents clean with minor foxing on a few pages.
Johnston (Christopher) Major Owen and other Tales
First edition, Blackwood, 1909.
Author’s presentation copy to Dame Helen Balfour Paul, a member of the Scottish aristocracy whose bookplate also adorns the front endpapers.
The book is a collection of short stories some with both criminous content. Rare.
Sir Christopher Nicholson Johnston (Lord Sands) was a member of the Scottish political elite and was briefly an MP during World War One. He was an expert on Church Law and represented the Church of Scotland on many occasions.