New York: Atheneum, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 3-291,  pp. Blue paper-covered boards quarter bound in pink cloth with gold lettering on the spine and author's initials embossed in gold on the front board; pink topstain. Price of $14.95 on the front jacket flap. The first printing of the first edition. The author's fourth novel featuring Amelia Peabody. Inscribed by the author to an interviewer on the title page (signed "Elizabeth Peters"). The publisher's letter sent to potential interviewers is laid in. An attractive copy of this early Peabody mystery, noteworthy for its connection to the author's publicity campaign on behalf of the novel. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00007848
Near Fine book with a bump to the bottom edge of the rear board and a bit of offsetting to the cloth in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of age toning to the flaps.