Down here in the South, many of us have been following the design career of Louisiana native Angele Parlange for years so I was thrilled to see her New York digs -- the pied-a-terre formerly decorated and occupied by Steven Gambrel -- in Lonny's December issue. Always one to notice obscure details, my eye went right to her bookshelves and an old copy of Out of Africa with the dust jacket design from 1937.
[Blixen, Karen; Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa. London: Putnam (1937). First edition available through Quill & Brush.]
This, no surprise, prompted me to pull up my past post on the various covers.
[Book image via Turrn the Page Books.]
If you can track down an older edition that won't break the bank, it would make a lovely gift (especially wrapped up with this recycled Savannah Story Ornament). The copy I have is mid-century and not as old as Angele's but I do love the graphic apple-green cover.
Also look out for Holly Cunningham's work and Angele's collection of silver trophies scattered around the NYC place.
[Holly Cunningham's Poppy 3, casein on paper 8 x 10.]
[Detail view, photo by the Ingalls, Domino, November 2008.]
BTW: Funny coincidence: my copy of Angele's book, "Creole Thrift," once appeared under the iconic zebra-covered "I Married Adventure."