New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1966).
Hardcover. First edition. A bit of scattered foxing else near fine in a spine faded, very good or better dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author to Rachel MacKenzie: "To Rachel with love from May. Nelson(?). Oct. '66." Rachel MacKenzie replaced Katherine White as the fiction editor at *The New Yorker*, on the latter's retirement, on the recommendation of May Sarton. During her tenure at the magazine MacKenzie was noted for her nurturing and editing of, among others, Sarton, Philip Roth, Muriel Spark, and especially Isaac Bashevis Singer. MacKenzie's enthusiasm led to the magazine devoting an entire issue to Spark's *The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie*. However, the magazine wouldn't publish *Goodbye, Columbus* as she recommended because William Shawn was too squeamish over the more "frank" aspects of the novella.