Of Dandyism and Of George Brummell, 1897. French writer Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly's 1845 treatise on dandies and the nature of the most famous figure from the history of menswear, Beau Brummell. First edition of the English translation by Scottish poet and friend of Oscar Wilde, Douglas Ainslie. Dedicated to Barbey d'Aurevilly's close friend, the the architect and director of the Revue Générale de l'Architecture, César Daly.
Scarce. Limp bound in vellum, with title embossed in gilt on cover. 141 pgs, measures approx. 6.15" H x 4" W x 0.5" D. Good readable condition, with covers that show a fair amount of wear. Some spots and marks to both covers, darkening to edges, wear and bends. Covers flare open slightly. Foxing to endpapers and some pages. See images for reference, and feel free to email for further information.
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