New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's khaki cloth, spine and upper board gilt, chocolate endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of "Prince of High Fashion" (and actual prince) Egon von Fürstenberg’s manual for manhood. A guide to "appearing authoritative, attractive, and appropriate on every occasion," this 1970s sourcebook provides expert advice on how to "maximize success" through personal style, fitness and grooming, business, travel, party, and leisure attire, and more. Best known as husband to designer Diane von Fürstenberg, in his heyday Egon was a banker-turned-playboy who was often an item in New York gossip columns. He eventually entered the fashion and interior design worlds, and in 1980 published a companion to the present volume, The Power Look at Home: Decorating for Men, a guide to interiors for bachelors. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings; with glossary and index. Overopened at pp.88-9. Light toning to edges of unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #4838