Edition: First US printing and first hardcover edition.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "a provocative romantic comedy centered on a young London calligrapher named Jasper, who is an engaging, intelligent serial seducer and a breaker of hearts. Jasper is transcribing the Songs and Sonnets of that other great lover, John Donne, for a rich American client. As he works on them (revealing to us the fascinating art of the calligrapher), he discovers that these wise and beautiful love poems illuminate his own experiences of the difference between love and lust, of the play of truth and deceit between men and women, of the cost of constancy." Very highly praised in England, where it was issued as a trade paperback. 368pp. ISBN: 0-618343970.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (line on bottom edge.)