Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 2008.
A most beautiful first printing of the first Trade edition/first printing, preceded only by a privately published Easton Press edition, in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Salman Rushdie directly on the title page.
This is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It is also story of two cities at the height of their powers - the hedonistic Mughal capital, ruled by Akbar the Great, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns about the true brutality of power (from the dustjacket) ; [viii], 359,  pages.