London: Chatto & Windus. 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing, one of reportedly only 500 copies issued. Octavo, original black boards, spine titled in gilt.  pp, pictorial endpapers. Signed by the Author on the title page. A Fine Copy in a Fine Dust Jacket. Fine. Item #309923
¶ London, 1660. Isaac Inchbold, an agoraphobic London bookseller, is happily going about his sheltered existence when he receives a mysterious letter from the even more mysterious Lady Marchamont. Upon his summons to Pontifex Hall Inchbold learns that Lady Marchamont wishes him to begin a search for the lost manuscript titled 'The Labyrinth of the World', once owned by the Elizabethan Magician John Dee. Inchbold surprises himself by accepting the Lady's commission and embarks on an adventure full of assassins, crypts, political intrigue, and secret codes.