Assouline 2005. Hardback with unclipped dust jacket in very good condition - jacket is fine. Some light wear to boards at bottom edge of spine otherwise rest of book is fine.
An inside view of Venice from bon vivant, art historian, author, musician, and world traveler Alexis Gregory, evoking the great palaces of Venice, legendary friends including Peggy Guggenheim, Lily Volpi, and Arrigo Cipriani, and great Venetian figures of the past such as the mad Marchesa Casati, the Sapphic muse Princess Winnaretta de Polignac, and the spoiled Charles de Besteigui. In this illustrated book, the city's emblematic characters, places, and events come alive.