NEEDHAM, Violet (author). Richard KENNEDY (illustrator). The Red Rose of Ruvina. London; Collins. 1957.
8vo. Original mid blue linen-textured linson boards lettered in silver to spine, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [viii], 9-192; with line drawings by Richard Kennedy; a fine and immaculate copy protected by a near fine, unclipped dustwrapper (10s 6d) with some dust-soiling to lower panel; rather scarce.
First edition. An exciting fantasy, set in the Duchy of Ornowitza, which includes characters from earlier books. Rose Ruvina and her friend Tony alight on a secret society that is making sinister plans near their home and using her own name as their tag.