Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Illustrated history of Paris during La Belle Epoque. Price clipped, DJ nicely in archival wraps with chips to the edges, scuffing to the spine and age toning; front interior end page removed; pages dusty and thumbed. Stated first printing.
Good in Good jacket. 6"x9" On society in 1890s Paris. Some illustrations. Owner's name on front endpaper, dust jacket is water stained, and a little toning at edges. Pages are clean and crisp. 262 indexed pages.
Stated First Edition. 262 pages, illustrated with photos, bibliography, index. Paris in the 1890's, an era of elegance, amorous dalliances, duels, when the great business of the day was pleasure, with finesse. Book has some moderate edgewear, a little foxing on endpapers, and the top corner of front free endpaper is clipped. Dustjacket has a price clipped corner and a small marker spot both on inn er flap and a little edgewear.
Photos & Drawings. Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Sketches of leading characters and societal structure in Paris, including salons. Book is tight in grey cloth. Cloth has some wear and fading, a little bowed.
Elegant wits and grand horizontals; a sparkling panorama of "la belle epoque," its gilded society, irrepressible wits and splendid courtesans.
by Cornelia Otis Skinner
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