Therese & Louise Bonney.
Robert M. McBride & Company. New York. May 1929. First edition. Hardback, octavo; blue cloth-backed, patterned-paper boards, with gilt title pasted to front board and gilt title to spine, dust jacket. viii, 88 pages. 7 hors-texte b&w plates. English. 195 x 140mm. 0.25kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light chipping to forecorners, spine ends and top edge, tear at base of spine, light browning to spine, front panel and folds, not price-clipped; slight rubbing to board edges and spine; some pencil notations, ticks and folded corners from a previous gourmand owner.
'Those who can afford to go to Paris cannot afford to go without this book.' A 1920s guidebook to restaurants and cafes of Paris aimed at the American expatriate, with the scarce dust jacket. Therese and Louise Bonney were two American sisters who resided in the French capital in the 1920s and early 30s. The guidebook features a directory of restaurants, bars and tea rooms, including sample menus from some establishments. There are also sections on technique for ordering a meal in France, 'a few "don'ts" for the wine list, and French specialities "interpreted". The book serves as a companion volume to Buying Antique and Modern Furniture in Paris, published in the same month. With a plan of Paris as the front endpaper.