Angus Wilson & Philippe Jullian.
London. Methuen. 1953. First edition. Illustrated paper-covered boards, matching dust jacket. 76 pages. Spoof errata slip tipped in. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Philippe Jullian. 155 x 255mm (6 x 10"). 0.35kg. . English. Near fine, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, slightly chipped at spine ends, beginning to split along rear edge of spine, ruffling to rear top edge with small 1cm area of loss, browning to jacket; offsetting to endpapers, no inscriptions, not price-clipped, a very nice copy.
A spoof scrapbook of the 1920s, documenting the life of 'Maisie, a rich American woman, the widow of an English officer, and her two children, the debutante Bridget, the witty aesthete son Tata.' Their story is told through a series of parodic letters, diaries and literature brought together in scrapbook form by a friend called 'Alice'. The text is accompanied by Jullian's wonderful, satirical drawings. The book is written with an affectionate and tolerant view of the decade of decadance, a standpoint that had not been previously possible during the War and Post-War years.
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