This was another find from the amazon bargain bin, although it took some digging to find it. First of all this was one that i had no idea about until i was tipped off by Guy Minnebach. As with The Grand Mademoiselle the fact that it was published by Doubleday might have caught my attention but just looking at the drawing i would never have guessed it was by Warhol.
Maybe it’s because i’m still a bit of a novice at browsing amazon but there are so many editions of this book (and a few others as well) and finding the right one can be quite difficult sometimes, it’s a bit of a guessing game. This one was listed as [unknown binding] or something like that and after to many emails back and forth with a couple of different sellers i finally got to see some images showing that i was on the right track. I actually found two, i first ordered this one at a whopping $5. Shortly after i placed the order i got a reply with images from another seller showing the same cover in what looked like slightly better condition and with a fair price of $20. That cover still had some issues though so i decided to stick with the one i had already ordered. It’s not in the best condition though, but it’s good enough. It’s a little beaten up all over and there’s some writing in the top left corner, but all in all i’d say that it’s an OK copy. At least the area with the actual drawing is mostly undamaged.
As opposed to the records where i’ve listened to everything that i have in my collection i haven’t read any of the books so far. Apparently this is a novel in two volumes written by Marie-Henri Beyle who used the pseudonym or pen name “Stendhal” and it was first published in 1830. Maybe i’ll get around to start reading the books but a few titles seem a bit “heavy” and on some the condition of the binding is also a little weak and i don’t want to cause more damage than necessary, so we’ll see…
Thanks again for the tip Guy!