Stated First Edition hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 215 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1984. ISBN: 0312596669. Set in the last lovely years of Europe before World War II, tells the story of Sir Arthur Lyly, the last and most notorious prot?g? of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Nostalgic yet psychologically acute, Steward chronicles the strange interconnection between Sir Arthur's rising career as a painter and his increasingly dangerous and desperate sexual passions, for a Chicago gangster, a disturbed British sailor, a young Parisian tough, and a Spanish peasant boy.