New York: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. (c.1957). First Edition. Hardcover. [good solid copy, with some spotting/deterioration to cloth at bottom of book and around spine (NOT affecting the integrity of the binding in any way); jacket shows a little wear along top edge, very light surface rubbing]. Time-travel comic adventure novel, set mostly in Renaissance Venice -- except that the protagonist is a 20th-century New Yorker, transported to 16th-century Italy by a mysterious accident at a cocktail party. "Widely and wildly acclaimed as Don Jaiman Urban de Biqueman, the first nobleman from the New World, he is caught up in the stampede of history and swept along from bedroom to battlefield ... along the way [acquiring] tremendous wealth, a Spanish wife, several mistresses, and a small army of offspring; and gradually he thinks less and less about returning to Madison Avenue.... [but] now the question has become -- Can he stay?" The Swedish-born author's first (and apparently only) novel, " . (Inventory #: 14450)
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