New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987.
Hardcover. First edition. Small book label of V.S. Pritchett on front pastedown, slight soiling on the foredge, near fine in very good or better dustwrapper with several tiny tears. Inscribed by Bell to Pritchett with three small drawings: "For Sir Victor & Lady Dorothy for reading - [small drawing of someone reading] or elevating the feet - [small drawing of a foot propped on a book] regards from Madison Smartt Bell [small drawing of laughing face]." On the first blank white page someone (likely Pritchett) has written Bell's address in light red pencil.