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Russell, John

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ISBN 10: 0810914573 / ISBN 13: 9780810914575
Published by Abrams, 1983
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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As New Hardcover in Near Fine,unclipped Dustjacket, Collectible 1983 1st Edition,1st Printing in Gift Quality condition.A romantic book about a romantic city. Near Fine Immaculate DJ is unclipped, has a few light,barely perceptible scratches in back panel, otherwise has no shelfwear of any kind,no rips,cips,tears,scuffs,soiling. DJ is now in clear Brodart archival cover,easily removable if desired. Magnificent,As New Book is Immaculate,fresh,completely unmarked;there are no remainder marks, signatures,bookplates,inscriptions,notes,underlining,torn,missing or soiled pages. Pages are crisp,clear,white, tightly bound & Lavishly Illustrated with 310 illustrations, including 85 full color plates.Blue Cloth Coverboards are tight and square & in Perfect condition.Gilt titles,corners ,decorative endpapers are flawless. Spine is unworn and straight-no”humping” of ends or leaning or “cocking”. John Russell”s Paris is an elegant , witty and erudite tour of the city, arrondissement by arrondissement. The book smoothly evokes three hundred years of social climbing,lavish living,social & political history,aritistic ambition,romantic intrigue and intellectual achievement The photographs and art work chosen by the author to complement his text are each a small essay in itself, evoking some aspect of Parisian life.VERY FINE,sharp,tight collector’s or gift copy.In stock, Ships promptly,packaged properly in a special box by an experienced rare bookseller. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO SIZE AND WEIGHT OF VOLUME IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO CHARGE EXTRA POSTAGE DEPENDING ON GEOGRAPHIC DESTINATION. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12694436434

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Title: Paris

Publisher: Abrams

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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John Russell's 'Paris' is an elegant and erudite tour of the city-its character, its neighborhoods, its institutions-by a guide who knows its places & pleasures intimately.

Beginning with the Louvre, and progressing slowly outward to the borders of the Ile de France, Russell ambles along the boulevards & streets of past and present Paris, stopping here at one noble town house to eavesdrop on Zola & Turgenev, there to hear the 8-yr-old Mozart at the piano astounding his hosts. He smoothly evokes 300 years of social climbing, lavish living, romantic intrigue, artistic ambition, and intellectual achievement.

'Paris' honors excellence in all things, from painting to conversation, but it is equally about a living city.
The book is illustrated throughout with more than 310 paintings, pastels, drawings & photographs.

CONTENTS: 1) Intro 2) Parisian and Parisienne 3) The Louvre 4) The Grands Boulevards 5) Du Cote de Saint-Honore 6) The Marais 7) The Paris of the First Empire 8) Revolutionary Paris: The Faubourg St.-Antoine 9) The Palais Royal 10) The Comedie-Francaise 11) The Case of Haussmann 12) The River & the Islands 13) The 7th Arrondissement 14) 6th Arrondissement 15) 5th Arrondissement 16) The Ile de France

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