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Octavo, hardcover, VG in VG b & w pictorial dj. A Sparkling Panorama of 'La Belle Epoque': Its Gilded Society, Irrepressible Wits and Splendid Courtesans. The 1890's in Paris were a decade of elegance and perception, a heady mixture of high intellect and frivolous vivacity. Never has there been a period when 'ladies' so commanded society from a position so frequently horizontal--or when wit, so soon to be dulled, flowed faster than wine in the salons of the great hostesses, in the theatre, in the fashionable boulevard restaurants and nightclubs, and in the country chateaux of the beau monde. Never has amorous dalliance been conducted with more finesse--and success--nor duels flourished with greater ceremony and less danger to the participants. 'The great business at hand was pleasure, conducted by a people who knew the seriousness of that business. 262 pp. including index.
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition without a jacket. Illustrated with b/w photographic plates. Clean gray full cloth with gilt titles and silver decoration on spine, pink design on front. Faint small discoloration to upper corner near spine head. Corners and spine ends are rubbed, bottom corners slightly bumped. Text block edges are white, unblemished. Internals are very clean and completely free from any markings, no creases. From title page: "A sparkling panaorama of "La Belle Epoque": its gilded society, irressible wits and splendid courtesans". Such was fashionable Paris in the 1890s-frivolous, gay, witty, with the upper echelon of Parisian society, actors and actresses, writers, filling the boulevard restaurants, nightclubs, country chateaux, salons of the great hostesses. A decadent society, told with humor and a twinkle by Otis Skinner in her inimitable way. 262 pages with bibliography and index. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA 1962.
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.
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