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About Paris - Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson

£34.99

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This delightfully-written book presents an American's view of the city of Paris at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. The author clearly has an exasperated affection for the French (and particularly the Parisian) people, and writes about them with humour and warmth. The book would make a splendid guide to the life then current in the city, for any visitor wanting a little more than just to know where the main sights are situated. It is, however, surprisingly heavy for its size - probably a function of the heavy, shiny paper used.

Richard Harding Davis (1864–1916) was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known principally as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the "American" magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.

Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944) was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.

Our book is in very good condition for its age, bound in pale blue-ish cloth with title etc in gilt on the front and spine, with small red motifs, and a red, cream and gilt shield at the R/H bottom corner of the front cover, showing a ship in full sail. There is only minimal external wear (no frank damage at all), and the page tops are shiny (?originally gilt). Inside, the binding is generally firm (a slight weakness around pp. 80-100), and all pages are clean and bright. A previous owner's name is inscribed in ink at the top of the title page, and a smudge marks the top L/H corner of the other side, but otherwise there are no defects. Each chapter begins with a decorative capital letter, and the text is enlivened by some 30 delightful illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Davis, R. H.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
219
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Title:
About Paris

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This delightfully-written book presents an American's view of the city of Paris at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. The author clearly has an exasperated affection for the French (and particularly the Parisian) people, and writes about them with humour and warmth. The book would make a splendid guide to the life then current in the city, for any visitor wanting a little more than just to know where the main sights are situated. It is, however, surprisingly heavy for its size - probably a function of the heavy, shiny paper used.

Richard Harding Davis (1864–1916) was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known principally as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the "American" magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.

Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944) was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century.

Our book is in very good condition for its age, bound in pale blue-ish cloth with title etc in gilt on the front and spine, with small red motifs, and a red, cream and gilt shield at the R/H bottom corner of the front cover, showing a ship in full sail. There is only minimal external wear (no frank damage at all), and the page tops are shiny (?originally gilt). Inside, the binding is generally firm (a slight weakness around pp. 80-100), and all pages are clean and bright. A previous owner's name is inscribed in ink at the top of the title page, and a smudge marks the top L/H corner of the other side, but otherwise there are no defects. Each chapter begins with a decorative capital letter, and the text is enlivened by some 30 delightful illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Davis, R. H.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
219
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Title:
About Paris

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