The Patchwork Child
Astor, Brooke

New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1962. F 224 pages; inscribed and signed on the front endpaper in the year of publication, "To D.D.( the Boy par Bolivar) par B.A. (The Patchwork Child) October 2nd 1962"; the jacket information notes the book as "...Gay, lighthearted, humorous, perceptive...will call back for many readers sweet-sad memories of a period within memory and the equivocal pleasures of youth wherever and in whatever time it is spent"; Brooke Astor (1902 - 2007) American philanthropist and socialite, "...With her example and largesse, Brooke Astor restored the Astor name, once associated with the colossal wealth of the first American millionaire, and gave it a new respect and reputation. At the same time her contributions to the cultural infrastructure of New York City in the late twentieth century were nothing short of transformative..." (Valerie Paley in the ANB) back of jacket author portrait photograph by Horst; "First Edition" stated on copyright page; dustjacket decorations and design by Alex Tsao; some edge, tips wear, little chips to dustjacket; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24128)


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