New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1901. Single volume, measuring 7.75 x 5 inches: 205, , Original buff pictorial cloth stamped in red, green, black and white. Title page printed in red and black, pictorial half-title, color frontispiece depicting the Luxembourg Gardens, black-and-white illustrations and two color plates throughout text. Trivial flaking to white pigment on upper board, no dust jacket.
First edition of this conversational American guide to the bohemian neighborhoods of fin-de-siècle Paris, illustrated with sketches and photographs on almost every page. “The French do not bring their misery with them to the table. . . . Not to speak of their inmost feelings does not, on the other hand, prevent them at times from being most confidential.” A very nearly fine copy of a fascinating book.