Quail in Aspic: The Life Story of Count Charles Korsetz as Tape Recorded to Cecil Beaton (SIGNED).
Place Published: Indianapolis:
Date Published: 1963.
Description: FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. SIGNED by cartoonist, Edward Gorey, on the title page who is attributed for the Chapter head drawings. 172 pages plus 16 pages of black and white photos (with Elsa Maxwell starring as the featured character) by Cecil Beaton. The book is in FINE condition. Dust jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with small tear to bottom back jacket corner. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, CECIL BEATON...and other curious people. Dust jacket reads: "Immortal" was The (London) Times critic's verdict on Cecil Beaton's edition of Baroness von Bulop's memoirs, MY ROYAL PAST. We are delighted to announce another fragrant autobiography from the same stable. QUAIL IN ASPIC indeed puts the earlier volume far in the shade. According to Cecil Beaton, Count Charles Korsetz has hitherto never written anything beyond his signature on checks, but here, at last, is his own entrancing account of the great days at Korsetz Castle, of the parties and partis of a vanished Europe where he moved with aplomb in a world of fantastic wealth and extraordinary breeding, of the conceits, and the alarums too, of the whole madcap world that is fast disappearing. QUAIL IN ASPIC is not only an amusing and often a scandalous, revelation of high life as it was lived, but also an important sociological document that should find its niche in the great libraries of the world. Both the publisheres and Mr. Beaton are happy to add that Miss Elsa Maxwell helped with the photographs. Innate reticence on both their parts forbids her to reveal in just what their precise capacity. Jacket design by "Beatnik"Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 1428