New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's buckram cloth over teal paper-covered boards, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
First US edition of British novelist Jeanette Winterson's second novel, a historical fantasia on love and politics in Venice during the Napoleonic wars: "Since Bonaparte captured our city of mazes in 1797, we've more or less abandoned ourselves to pleasure. What else is there to do when you've lived a proud and free life and suddenly you're not proud and free anymore?" Originally published in the UK in 1987. Minor sunning along top edge of unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #4196