New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. Octavo. Linen-backed, batik-decorated boards; paper spine label; black top-stain; dustwrapper; 247pp. Nice, tight copy, just lightly faded at board extremities, in the scarce original dustwrapper, unclipped but mildly eroded at spine ends and with gentle soil at flap-folds; still easily Very Good. Van Vechten's most enduring work, a satirical portrait of bohemian Americans abroad, some real, some fictional, including the title character Peter Whiffle, "the variable and restless author who never wrote a book." COAN p.119. HANNA 3618.