Description:Williams, Oliver and Robin Holland. NEAR FINE in Near Fine...Williams, Oliver and Robin Holland. NEAR FINE in Near Fine Dustjacket. SLIPCASE, 9 x 6". Clean, crisp volume. Spine a bit worn. Slipcase near fine in Madras plaid design. Sunning to 1.25" down front edge and inside edge of case back. A tiny.5" diagonal worn line to top upper back of case and a light bit of wear to edges. Black title framed within a 4.5 x 2.25" white rectangle with "Look, Muffy, a book for us." in smaller print under the title, to front of slipcase. Debossed silver metallic lettering to spine of red cloth-covered boards. A 2.5" round, debossed silver metallic emblem reading "Semper P R E P A R A T U S " to front board. Manila colored front endpapers illustrated with The Official Preppy Family Tree in navy lettering. Loads of black and white illustrations and photographs! 224 pp. Very clean, tight, bright! A very entertaining, tongue-in-cheek read. Get a feeling of what it was like to live the preppy life-style. "In addition to insights on prep school and university life at socially acceptable schools, it illuminates many aspects of upper-class, old money WASP society. Topics range from appropriate clothing for social events to choosing the correct college and major, " (Wikipedia).
While this book really is dated in many ways (it was, after all, written over 20 years ago) it's still a pretty funny read.
It'd be great to see an updated version of this -- maybe one that includes popular preppy blogs and websites like Unabashedly Prep, Ivy Style and The Preppy Princess. I have little hope of seeing this, actually...but I'd certainly buy a copy!
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