Trade paperback. 273 pages. Introduction by Gore Vidal. First edition by this publisher, first printing with full number line. Vidal felt Powell “our best comic novelist”, while the literary critic Edmund Wilson thought her to be on a level with Anthony Powell. Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark. No previous ownership marks. No spine cease. Very minor toning to page edges. A lightly read copy, clean, tight and unmarked. Near very good.