London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, with "First published in Great Britain in 2001 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson" with no mention of a later printing on copyright page. Notable first novel of magic and adventure, beginning in Calcutta and stretching from 1857 to 1941. Jeanette Winterson, on the dj blurb, says it has "...the feeling of a long dream...". 8vo boards. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.