Parisian Sights and French Principles Seen Through American Spectacles: Jarves, James Jackson Parisian Sights and French Principles Seen Through American Spectacles: Jarves, James Jackson Parisian Sights and French Principles Seen Through American Spectacles: Jarves, James Jackson

Parisian Sights and French Principles Seen Through American Spectacles

Jarves, James Jackson

Published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1855
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Title: Parisian Sights and French Principles Seen ...

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1855

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First edition...

Book Type: book

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Jarves was the editor of an early weekly newspaper in the Hawaiian Islands, the Polynesian (1840–48), and author of "Parisian Sights and French Principles." During the 1850s, Jarves relocated to Florence, Italy where he served as the U.S. vice-consul and collected art. The Yale University Art Gallery purchased 119 early Italian paintings from Jarves, spanning the centuries from the tenth to the seventeenth, which had been refused by other American museums, they paid only $22,000. His account of French aristocracy, manners and principles, attire and Paris establishments is accompanied with illustrations throughout. A very entertaining early look at Parisian life. Light foxing throughout, cloth binding is solid but does show wear especially along the edges. Size: 5½" x 7½" 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 273389

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