Society As I Found It

Ward McAllister

Published by Cassell Publishing Company, 1890
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Title: Society As I Found It

Publisher: Cassell Publishing Company

Publication Date: 1890

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition


Limited to 400 copies, of which this is # 253. SIGNED by Ward McAllister on the limitation page. Ward McAllister was a welathy San Francisco lawyer who moved to New York and married a millionaire's daughter. These are his memoirs with accounts of his travels to Europe and his involvement in various society affairs. Ward McAllister is credited with saying that only 400 people in New York's elite society really mattered, thus this DeLuxe edition was printed in a limitation of 400 copies. Two toned (gold and bluish-grey) cloth, beveled edges, white spine lettering, two toned gold coat of arms on both front and rear panels; all edges gilt. The cloth is soiled, edge rubbed, and the spine ends are starting to fray and develop small splits. The interior has light foxing to the preliminary pages, including the title page, and there are two stray light ink marks on the frontis. Theis is an oversized book; international and priority mailings will require additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 14010918

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