First Garden Signed by C.Z. Guest
[Signed] Guest, C.Z. First Garden. First Edition. 1976. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—there is minor shelfwear to the jacket. Book is signed in green pen “C.Z. Guest” on the blank page preceding the title page. Introduction by Truman Capote. Illustrations by Cecil Beaton.
They say that if you are thrown from a horse, you should get right back on. But what if the fall is bad enough that you are laid up in bed? Well, then write a bestselling gardening book. At least, that is what C.Z. Guest decided upon back in 1976. In doing so, she established a new archetype: the entrepreneurial socialite. Beautifully illustrated by Cecil Beaton, it is an American classic, much like C.Z. Guest was herself.“Not even politicians can tamper with the seasons! Think of what a mess they would make if they could.”