3 More Novels by Ronald Firbank, Andy Warhol Dust Jacket
[Andy Warhol Dust Jacket] Firbank, Ronald. 3 More Novels by Ronald Firbank, Caprice, Inclinations, Vainglory. First Edition Thus. 1960. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket is price-clipped. Introduction by Ernest Jones.
Ronald Firbank had been dead twenty years when New Directions publishing house elected to pursue an old direction and revive his novels. This book followed the enthusiastic response to a Firbank collection New Directions released the year prior. That the jacket is credited to “Andrew Warhol” means it dates back to Warhol’s salad days as a fashion illustrator working for Diana Vreeland at Harper’s Bazaar, when her nickname for him was “Andy Paperbag,” because that was how he delivered his sketches to the magazine.
“All places, really, have glamour solely in essence, didn’t you know, like a drop of scent.”