Elegant Wits And Grand Horizontals.
Skinner, Cornelia Otis.
Place Published: Boston:
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company,
Date Published: 1962.
Description: STATED FIRST PRINTING. 262 pages with Bibliography, Index and 24 pages of black and white photographs. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD with slightly cocked spine and discoloration on the inside rim of the front and back fly pages. The jacket is in NEAR FINE condition with slight wear, small closed tear to outside front edge, sticker residue on front and price-clipped. JMVINTAGE specializes in Books, Magazines and Treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor....and other curious people...AND FAMOUS COURTESANS. Dust Jacket Reads:Cornelia Otis Skinner's new book is as effervescent as champagne, a bubbling, gleeful toast to "La Belle Epoque," 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 porition 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 daliance 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 ."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 9725