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GENIUS IN THE DRAWING ROOM - The Literary Salon in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by  Peter (editor) (Hilde Spiel; Prudence Hannay; Cynthia Gladwyn; Joanna Richardson; Peter Quennell; Victoria Glendinning; Max Egremont; Robert A. Rosenstone; Bruce Cook; Joseph Wechsberg; Harold Action) Quennell - First Edition - 1980 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and Biblio.com

GENIUS IN THE DRAWING ROOM - The Literary Salon in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Quennell, Peter (editor) (Hilde Spiel; Prudence Hannay; Cynthia Gladwyn; Joanna Richardson; Peter Quennell; Victoria Glendinning; Max Egremont; Robert A. Rosenstone; Bruce Cook; Joseph Wechsberg; Harold Action)

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1980. 188 pp. Burgundy boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates; the dustjacket features Music Party, Petworth by J. M. W. Turner, courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; small ink marks on the rear pastedown; no other interior markings. This collection of essays contains: Tahel Varnhagen - Tragic Muse of the Romantics by Hilde Spiel; Lady Blessington - A Literary Club for Editors by Prudence Hannay; Lady Holland - An Elite English Circle by Prudence Hannay; Fanny von Arnstein - Open House in Vienna by Hilde Spiel; Madame Recamier - A Romantic French Salon by Cynthia Gladwyn; Madame de Girardin - The Tenth Muse by Joanna Richardson; Madame de Lieven - A Russian in Paris by Peter Quennell; Speranza - A Leaning Tower of Courage by Victoria Glendinning; Lady Desborough - The Souls of London by Max Egremont; Mabel Dodge - Evenings in New York by Robert A. Rosenstone; Salka Viertel - Sundays in Mabery Road by Bruce Cook; Karel Capek - The Friday Group in Prague by Joseph Wechsberg; and Lady Cunard - A Celebrated London Hostess by Harold Acton.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by J. M. W. Turner;. 8vo.


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