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The Twilight Years: Paris in the 1930s - William Wiser

Robson, 2001, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

From the cover: “A social history of the decade that took Paris, its avant-garde artist’s and its celebrated expatriates to the brink of the Second World War. Despite the stock market crash of 1939, Paris society began the new decade extravagantly, at Elsa Maxwell’s famous masquerade ball. And even as war drums reverberated across Europe ten years later, aristocrats and arrivistes alike continued their heady revels in Montparnasse and Montmartre, on the Left Bank and the Right. The Twilight Years tells their story, and the city’s. Jauntily narrated and lavishly illustrated with a superb selection of period photographs, it chronicles the decade that continued to foster the brilliant creative revolution of the expatriate era an era that ended with perhaps the grimmest event in modern French history — the fall of Paris and the Nazi occupation in 1940.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.