New York: The Viking Press, 1972. Third Printing.
Small Quarto (9 1/2 x 6 inches; 240 x 150 mm), xxiv, 232 pages, in black cloth, titles to spine, red top stain, in a printed dust jacket.
A letter inscribed by Janet Flanner is taped to the front end paper: "For Adele with friendly recollections and gratitude for a long memory. Faithfully, Janet Flanner, November 13 - '72." The letter is on Ritz Hotel Paris stationery.
A collection of Flanner's articles from The New Yorker for 1925-1939. Flanner (1892-1978) used the pseudonym Genêt and wrote on a wide variety of political and cultural topics. This collection, edited by Irving Drutman, has pieces on Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Sarah Bernhardt, Picasso, Gertrude Stein's art collection, lurid murder affairs, Paul Signac, gambling, the gathering clouds of war in the late 1930s, and much more.
An engrossing and entertaining look at Paris between the wars by a young journalist who wrote a fortnightly "Letter From Paris" for The New Yorker.
CONDITION: Letter from Flanner taped to front end paper, slight lean to spine, minor rubbing to cloth, internally clean and unmarked. The dust jacket's upper panel has some creases, a short closed tear and a couple small nicks to the top edge as well as some foxing to the verso of the jacket. Overall, Very Good. Item #2291