Binding tight. 205 pages. DJ has signs of shelf wear and some smudging on the front. BCE/BOMC. Former owners name blacked out on first page and initials on edge. They were sitting about in the rakehell club one night, the Marquis and his special friends, a pall of boredom over their usual high spirits. Surfeited with gambling and other gentlemanly dissipations, they rose eagerly to the bait when the Viscount Lisle proposed a dangerous new game: the ravishment of a virgin of good family, the name of the maiden to be chosen by lot; her deflowerer to be chosen by a round of cards. The winner is young Marquis Bysshe Gore; his unknowing victim the lovely Cressida, daughter of the stern Duke of Salisbury. The stakes are high, and proof of success demanded. The wager made and the task accomplished the young peer returns to the club with Cressida's nightgown and a lock of her hair. But the conquering noble has acquired a cunning and obdurate enemy, the Duke of Salisbury. A fellow club member has turned informer, and the consequences are dire. The Duke's avenging of his daughter's honor is diabolically wrought, with what appears to be the coup de grace for Bysshe Gore. However, fate-in the form of a cataclysmic historical event-at last intervenes. This, like all good moral tales, has a proper ending. Visit my eCRATER Store for other great books and save on shipping! FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on orders over $25 when you buy other eligible items!Most books have shelfwear and cover scuffing. Binding is tight unless otherwise noted. If additional information is needed about condition,please ask for a more detailed description. We receive books from many sources and cannot guarantee against pet, perfumeor smoke smells. If this is a concern, please email and we will be glad to check the individual book.All prices are in US dollars.We use actual photos when possiblesince stock photos may be different from our copy.The information provided by eCRATER licensed through MUZE is not always correct and is only provided as a courtesy. If there are any differences, our input is the correct information.DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Most shipping is by Media Mail with delivery confirmation. Discounts available for multiple books that are paid for in one transaction. Priority and Express mail available. Email for details.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We ship worldwide for actual postage plus $1.75 handling per order. International buyers must contact me for final costs before making payment.Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!