London: Hutchinson & Co., . First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, red cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a couple in silhouette dancing under three colored lights, 288 pages +  Ads for Hutchinson. Very Good / Good. Item #5640
Major Geoffrey McNeill-Moss (1885 – 1954) was a British soldier who rose to Major during WW I; then turned writer under the name "Geoffrey Moss." His œuvre comprised novels, short stories, verse, children's stories, and works of non-fiction on European politics and military matters.
Moss's first novel, Sweet Pepper (1923) – a romance set in Hungary after the First World War – was a bestseller. NEW WINE reset such a romance in Bucharest -- aka Roumania's "Little Paris." Hutchinson didn't indicate edition or printing. Our copy appears to be an early--possibly the first state--of the dust jacket (price 5 shillings). It's later jacket added the note "By the Author of Sweet Pepper" to its changed pictorial cover which depicted a couple surrounded by overarching trees together beneath a new blue moon .
SCARCE in so complete a dust jacket (unclipped)--even thus worn, somewhat faded, some soil mainly to rear panel, with a few peripheral chips. The cloth is slightly cocked with uniformly and lightly age-toned paper. Very light foxing on fore-edges and front endpapers where "Thursday" has been neatly written.