London: William Heinemann, 1956. 157 pages. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Wrapper a little worn at head and with a short tear in the rear panel; else a very good copy. Presentation copy from the author’s wife, Jessica Brett Young. Inscribed on front end-paper, ’Francis wrote in a rough note-book:- “This book is about John Folliott. When I appear, it is only when I am so near that I cast a shadow.” J.B.J.’ Inscribed on the next end-paper: ‘For Dorothy and Harold Rogers remembering our very pleasant first meeting, & also I remember how gentle and patient Harold was when he made my tape-recording for “Friends and Contemporaries” at the Park Lane Hotel in London on January 29th. So this book comes to you both with every good wish from Jesica Brett Young, Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town. South Africa. February 8th 1963.’ Jessica Brett Young has also identified places on the front map endpapers, including the resting place of her husband’s ashes. Laid in is a full-page letter to Mr. Rogers, written from the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, on 15th February 1964, discussing an article by louis Golding, and various other articles concerning her husband. Also, loosely laid in is the article from ‘John o’London, by Louis Golding, that she has annotated. Jessica Brett Young died in 1970. A special copy.