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That Was No Gentleman, That Was ZICHY

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That Was No Gentleman, That Was ZICHY
Zichy, Count
That Was No Gentleman, That Was ZICHY

London: Polybooks, 1974. Cloth with worn dust jacket, protected by mylar cover. First English Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Biography of the playboy nephew of erotic artist Mihaly Zichy. With one page of photographs. Scarce in any condition.

Count Theodore Zichy was a member of one of the oldest Hungarian aristocratic families, British born from an English mother. Zichy was a hellraiser, playboy, drunk, gambler, womanizer and - in his rare sober moments - a race car driver, pilot, photographer and film producer/director.

"There is no attempt to teach, preach, educate, put over a message, improve the mind or moralize. Nor is it my intention to demoralize, destroy, debunk, or exert any influence, good, bad, or indifferent, on any class, creed, race or religion. In this book no opinions are expressed and none oppossed. In fact should anyone ask why I bothered to write the damn thing, I shall admit that I have no excuse for doing so." (from the foreword)

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