Hello, Rachel and Richard:
Is the inversion in "than was I myself" something usual in such contexts?
... I had always thought of Templer as a far closer and more established crony of Stringham's than was I myself; and it had never crossed my mind that Stringham might share all the want of confidence that, at least in the earlier stages of our acquaintance, I had sometimes felt towards Templer.
Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time, p. 44