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Palm Beach. by  Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr. - First Edition - 1931 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 131471)

Palm Beach.

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Palm Beach.

by Vanderbilt Jr., Cornelius

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New York: The Macaulay Company, 1931. First edition, second printing of socialite Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s classic novel set in 1930s Palm Beach. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Vanderbilt's Palm Beach concerns the debutante daughter of a captain of finance and the clash between her ideas of a desirable husband and those prevailing in the circles of bargaining matchmakers. She comes to Palm Beach fresh from finishing school, eager to join the gayest entertainments of the season with an unspoiled capacity for enjoying herself. How this vivacious girl tries out the modern ways of sophistication among the richest and most aristocratic people in America is constructed into a delightful story drawn from Vanderbilt's unique and privileged knowledge of the gilded characters and lavish venues of Palm Beach.


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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Palm Beach.
Vanderbilt Jr., Cornelius
Book condition
second hand
The Macaulay Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
cornelius-vanderbilt-jr-first-edition, Palm Beach First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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First Edition
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Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]

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