New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Later printing. Large octavo, publisher's blue cloth, spine and upper board gilt, top edge stained red.
Later printing (originally published 1926) of prolific British journalist Dark's collection of personal impressions, captured between the two world wars, of the City of Light. Dark was stationed in Paris as special correspondent for the Daily Express and covered the Paris Peace Conference of 1919: "Paris is a city of realists, unaffected by sentimentality; a city of industry and thrift; a city of irony, but rarely of laughter, of wit but never of humour, of superficial tolerance and yet of a people who regard the rest of the world with more or less amiable contempt" (from the foreword). Illustrated with 56 black-and-white plates after scenic and architectural drawings by Rushbury, who rose to prominence as a war artist during the First World War. Lacking dust jacket. Spine and board edges toned, scattering of light stains to fore edge; embrowning from binder's glue to endpapers. Very good. Item #112