Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Great 20th Century British Aesthetes

Stephen Tennant. Noel Coward. Dirk Bogarde. Osbert Sitwell. Cecil Beaton. Harold Acton (if anyone can ever find me a copy of "Memoirs of an Aesthete", I'll be indebted to them forever). Beverley Nichols. E.F. Benson. Ronald Firbank. Saki.

The next time you're in a good used bookstore, run to the shelves and hunt for some of their brilliant (and often brilliantly funny) works.

Then open a page and instantly elevate your afternoon.

8 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Where I live, there's a free used book store, called Book Thing. You can take as many books as you want and either keep them or return them. No limit! I have gotten some of the most incredible treasures there. I will keep my eye out for the Aesthetes book.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Dear Pigtown-Design, I would be indebted to you forever!

kidkim2 said...

Ms. Giramonti,

ADDall, the rare and used bookstore megasite, lists 59 copies. (Many, however, are duplicates). Among them is at least one first edition for about $350. Most of the others appear to be used copies of the American 1970 edition at much more reasonable prices.

Just Google ADDall, and go to the "used" subsite. You won't regret it!

kidkim2 said...

Ms. Giramonti,

ADDall, the rare and used bookstore megasite, lists 59 copies. (Many, however, are duplicates). Among them is at least one first edition for about $350. Most of the others appear to be used copies of the American 1970 edition at much more reasonable prices.

Just Google ADDall, and go to the "used" subsite. You won't regret it!

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Dear kidkim2, I'm going to Google it right now...thank you soooo much!

Sesame Jones said...

did you end up getting this book? because the used copies are sold on amazon as well, for around $40.

i love your style, your house is beautiful.

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