Excerpt from Chapter I: "The street that I knew best in Paris was an unimportant street, and one into which important people seldom came, and then only to pass on through it to the Rue de Rivoli, which ran parallel with it, or to the Rue Castiglione, which cut it evenly in two. It was to them only the shortest distance between two points, for the sidewalks of this street were not sprinkled with damp sawdust and set out with marble-topped tables under red awnings, nor were there the mirrors and windows of jewellers and ...
Excerpt from Chapter I: "The street that I knew best in Paris was an unimportant street, and one into which important people seldom came, and then only to pass on through it to the Rue de Rivoli, which ran parallel with it, or to the Rue Castiglione, which cut it evenly in two. It was to them only the shortest distance between two points, for the sidewalks of this street were not sprinkled with damp sawdust and set out with marble-topped tables under red awnings, nor were there the mirrors and windows of jewellers and milliners along its course to make one turn and look. It was interesting only to those people who lived upon it, and to us perhaps only for that reason. If you judged it by the circumstance that we all spent our time in hanging out of the windows, and that the concierge of each house stood continually at the front door, you would suppose it to be a most interesting thoroughfare, in which things were always happening. What did happen was not interesting to the outsider, and you had to live in it some time before you could appreciate the true value of the street. With one exception. This was the great distinction of our street, and one of which we were very proud. A poet had lived in his way, and loved in his way, in one of the houses, and had died there. You could read the simple, unromantic record of this in big black letters on a tablet placed evenly between the two windows of the entresol. It gave a distinguished air to that house, and rendered it different from all of the others, as a Legion of Honor on the breast of a French soldier makes him conspicuous amongst his fellows."
Good. HB, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895, 1st edition (? ), 29 illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson of 'The Gibson Girls'. Light blue cloth on boards is soiled, worn on extremities to boards, backstrip darkened, 'Engine 33' stamped on fep, bep, and inside covers, title page and page 202, contents are previously dog eared, tiny margin tear to page 31 and 53, contents clean but gutter cracks starting. Good.
Very good. Harper & Brothers, New York, NY, 1904. 1st Edition, Later Printing, VG-, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 219pgs. Dark blue cloth, gold spine letters & designs. 1/4" cloth tear head of spine, cloth slightly nicked head & foot of spine, slight cloth mottling on rear cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Copyright 1895. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. No dust jacket. 219 p. : ill.; 19 cm. Includes Illustrations. Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson. The streets of Paris. --The show-places of Paris--night. --Paris in mourning. --The grand prix and other prizes. --Americans in Paris.
Charles Dana Gibson. Vg- in NO jacket. 219pp; green cover with gilt decoration & lettering on spine; top edge gilt, other edges uncut; heavy glossy paper; b/w plates by Charles Dana Gibson; some wear to extrems of cover; prev. owner's name stamped on front & back endpages.
Good. Binding is fairly tight, text is unmarked, top of front end page is but off, cover is soiled and scuffed on corners and edges. Book is a bit skewed. Your purchase benefits world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.
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