Left Bank, Right Bank. Paris and Parisians.

Left Bank, Right Bank. Paris and Parisians.
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Joseph A. Barry. Jacket design by H. Willard.

William Kimber. London. 1952. First edition. British edition. Red cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 224 pages. English. 225 x 150mm. 0.4kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight ruffling to head of spine and forecorners, not price-clipped; light browning, slight dustiness and spotting to edges, no inscriptions.


A post-War guide to Paris foccusing on the people rather than the monuments. Joseph Barry was chief of the Paris Bureau of The Sunday New York Times. Collected here are his musings on subjects such as the Paris fashion designers, the flea marketeers, Jean-Paul Satre, Colette, Matisse, Picasso, Le Corbusier, politicians, the concierge, the "Frenchman" and the "Frenchwoman". With a striking jacket design by H. Willard. The book was dedicated to Alice B. Toklas.