New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #49601
Inscribed in blind by Yarbro on the title page; "Chelsea Quinn Yarbro 3FB80, buona fortunae signi dolci." Second book in the Count de Saint-Germain series. "Most impressive is Yarbro's ability to convey a sense, not only of the look of a historical era, but even of how it felto to live each day in such a world". Referenced in Barron; Horror Literature4-340. Dust jacket illustration by Ned Glattauer. Bookplate of Michael T. Armanini on the front paste-down endpaper [thus the Italian inscription]. Fine in very good dust jacket with a bit of rubbing.