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360 pp.; 8vo; red cloth; map endpapers; 34 illustrations in doubletone including frontis. Faint, shallow, verticle crease at top portion of half title through prelims, receding to page 20, else fine. In good or better, price-clipped blue & gold jacket, with chips & creasing at corners, particularyly at top of spine; moderate rubbing to foredge and light soil.
Reading about the man who gave the world a new word for luxury is like seeing a portrait of an era. The world renowned chef Escoffier was his right hand man, and many of the personalities of the 1880's & 90's flit across the pages of this fascinating biography including Lilly Langtry, Baron Rothschild, Lady de Grey, the Duke & Duchess of Marlborough, the Drexels, Vanderbildts, Goulds, Barney Barnato, Melba, Patti, Sarah Bernhardt, Zola, Proust, Appolinaire, Whistler, Duse, and many others.
Title: Cesar Ritz, Host to the World.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography,
Publisher: Philadelphia & New York, J. B. Lippincott:
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine condition in Good Jacket with protective mylar wrap
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 6760
Keywords: Business Hospitality Hotels History