New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's blue cloth, spine and upper board gilt, tan endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Wealth-porn classic, illustrated with hundreds of color and black-and-white photos. "A Wonderful Time is a personal and pictorial record of the great American cities, choice residential areas and fashionable summer and winter resorts during the post-World War II years. It is also a glimpse of the first families of America, photographed in their elegant homes and exclusive clubs. It was made during those years when I was on assignment for a number of magazines that depicted for their readers a style of living known only to the favored few" (from Aarons's introduction). Stated first edition. Corners and spine-ends very gently bumped; unclipped dust jacket with approx. one-inch closed tear to top edge of lower panel, light soiling to lower panel, and most minor edgewear. Near fine. Item #8713