Boston New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED by the Author on the front endpaper, 8vo, dark brown quarter cloth with gold lettering over dark brown boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting inset of Archimboldo's The Librarian, xi, [xii-xiv] + 208 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3662
Louis Auchincloss (1917 – 2010), who grew up as a favored scion of a prestigious old patrician family, became an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who explored the experiences and psychology of American polite society and old money from New England and New York. His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton.
SUPERIOR CONDITION! Tight, no notes (apart from LA's inscription). No remainder markings.