A.E.W. Mason (1865-1948) was a politician and author. This novel was first published in 1905 by Methuen.
The dust jacket was commissioned in a letter from Edwin Chater Jack dated 8th June 1917, sent to Blampied at 2 Winchester Villas, St Helier, Jersey:
We are sending you herewith two volumes, Clementina and The Inviolable Sanctuary. We are also sending you a wrapper showing you the style of design wanted. All that is required is the panel, no lettering, and we would like to have these panels bold and decorative in colour.
As Clementina is number 12 in Nelson's Red Library and The Inviolable Sanctuary is numbered 179, this may be a replacement jacket design for an earlier impression.
First edition, thus
Bibliography code: NEL-17.5
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Series: Nelson's Red Library No. 12
Binding: Red cloth blind stamped overlaid N and L in a wreath; title and author on spine in gold with a decoration of inverted hearts and the the same logo, Nelson's Library at base
Size: 160 x 111 mm
Dust jacket signed: not seen
Internal illustrations: Monochrome frontispiece by Luc. Davis
Price: not known
Printing history: not stated
Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers
Notes: I have a copy of the book, but no jacket. If you have a copy with a dust jacket, I'd love to see it. Please contact me here.
No dust jacket