Simon & Schuster, 1993/1964, paperwraps, uncorrected proofs (20th c A lists a Holt 1972 US publication); 265 pp. Juvenile softcover.
On the death of her uncle, Maria is taken to Venice to live with a distant cousin, Mr. Burghclere. Her adventurous spirit again triumphs over her late Victorian upbringing. Follows The Warden's Niece, (Maria's Escape, US) 1957, Avery's first book.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus without jacket; back corners bumped. Item #11067