The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice. Frederick Rolfe CORVO, Baron, intro A J. A. Symons, foreword W H. Auden, jacket art Andy Warhol.

The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice

[New York]: New Directions Book, [1953]. First Thus. Novel first published in 1934, featuring Corvo's alter ego Nicholas Crabbe and his struggles against poverty in Venice as he falls in love with his androgynous (female) valet Zildo. Octavo (21cm.); original simulated cloth in pale blue and white pictorial dust jacket; xvi,[2],299pp. Jacket extremities a bit chipped and worn with clean one-inch loss to top edge of upper cover not touching text or image, some minor dust-soil. Near Fine in an About Very Good copy of the scarce early Warhol jacket.

Price: $600.00

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