Fine in fine dust jacket. Excellent condition! ! ! 240 p. Includes: illustrations, index. Whenever the rich and famous are in Paris, they head for the cit's most beatuful square, the Place Vend˘me, and the two elegant streets leading to it. In this delightful book, a veritable paean to conspicuous consumption, Alex Gregory reconstructs a wonderfully rich and varied tapestry of the changing life of the Place Vend˘me, originally conceived as a tribute to the Sun King Louis XIV-300 years of history! With 325 illustrations, 185 in colour. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! ! !