Good-Time Charlie. A Real Greenwich Village Cat
New York: Harper and Row, 1965. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth over brown marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt, orange endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of Irish-born writer, public relations agent, and most importantly mother of Charlie, Vivian Cristol’s tribute to her beloved marmalade cat. Her debut book and first "fling" at cat photography, this account of her Greenwich Village life with Charlie comprises a narrative of her initial interactions with him, observations on his activities both in and out of the apartment, descriptions of the neighborhood cats he interacts with, and more. Illustrated with black-and-white photos by Cristol and William W. Peene. Ownership ink stamp of "Guardian of Greenwich Village" Doris Diether to front endpaper. Diether, a longtime New York resident, activist, and preservationist, was an ally to visionary urbanist Jane Jacobs in her battle against Robert Moses in the late 50s and 60s. Light soiling and edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #6492